Alarmed by the effect of a bone-dry spring on the forest, a slew of national forests last week banned campfires and a host of other high-risk activities.
The American Legion Riders Fun Run for the Payson Supply Line fell a little short of its fund-raising goal, but discovered a broader base of community support.
Payson Unified School District Superintendent Casey O’Brien won’t be leaving after all — at least for now.
Some questions I had about how the town of Payson got in such a financial mess were answered when I read Mayor Evans’ statement in Friday’s Roundup concerning saving money by offering “buyouts and independent contracts to half a dozen top town employees.”
Last January, many people were surprised when they opened their Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) statement for water services rendered in December 2010. Some were surprised that the water rate change that the PSWID Board had voted “effective January 1, 2011” had been applied to the statement for December water service, while others were surprised by the size of the raise in the monthly service charge.
I am extremely pleased with what a productive session we had at the Arizona State Legislature. Passing the first truly balanced budget Arizona has seen in five years is noteworthy in itself, but doing so and completing all of the other critical legislation in 100 days is not something many people would have predicted.
The seemingly unending battle about a plan to turn seven, two-acre lots into 12 roughly one-acre lots raises deep questions about Payson’s future.
Fire restrictions? Already. That’s scary.
Senate President Pro Tem Sylvia Allen this year absorbed some rough lessons in the politics of legislative sausage-making that ranged from the power of lobbyists to the caprice of governors.
A tall tree’s branches swing over a high voltage power line. Pedestrians hear a strange buzzing sound and then see a flash of flames as the branches dip onto the lines. The whole tree is eventually aflame as 70,000 volts pump through it. The fire finally stops when the electricity grounds, shutting power off thanks to a built-in safety feature.
It’s taken them hundreds of hours to complete and more than a few sleepless nights worrying if all the pieces would come together. On Thursday, more than a dozen women showed off their custom, wearable art jackets at Gila Community College — albeit some still had a few basted pieces to finish.
Underwoods struggle to turn 2-acre lots into 1-acre lots
The near-epic struggle of Patrick and Barbara Underwood to win a zone change over the objection of many of their neighbors lurched into yet another dramatic hearing in front of the Payson Town Council last week.
The Community Presbyterian Church Deacons will have three Community Flea Markets — Saturday, May 14, Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10.
Rim Country residents looking for an adventure are invited to join the Senior Circle for a great day trip to the new Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Ariz. on June 16th.
At Social Security, our goal is to make sure you are paid the correct amount, on time, every month.
You probably don’t need a reminder that natural disasters lurk around the corner when we least expect it.
Gila County now has an ordinance in place for regulating the growth and distribution of medical marijuana.
Summer season events open at the Rim Country Museum at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14 when the Walking in History tours start with the Code of the West Tour.
A problem that haunted the PHS baseball team all season lifted its ugly head to bite the Longhorns in the rear during a 10-0 state tournament opening round loss to the Florence Gophers.
Lorraine Cline Memorial Poker Ride organizer Laci Sopeland is calling the third annual benefit an overwhelming success.
Less than a month after winning his first FLW Tour tournament, Payson pro angler Clifford Pirch tacked on a third-place finish to his resume, winning the bronze at an Everstart Series Western Division event on the California Delta.
Payson’s Keith Williams and Daniel Patterson are locked in a ferocious head-to-head duel to determine which of the two high flyers is Division III’s finest pole-vaulter.
Although Santa Cruz defeated Payson 3-2 in the opening round of the 3A state softball tournament, PHS coach Will Dunman is not sure SC was the superior team.
The Lady Longhorn track and field team wrapped up the regular season May 6 at the Snowflake Last Chance Invitational and will this week prepare for the Division III championships to be held May 13 and 14 at Mesa Community College.