Wednesday, October 31
Never assume today will be another yesterday; you know, the same thing will happen today that took place yesterday.Never assume today will be another yesterday; you know, the same thing will happen today that took place yesterday.
Sheriff supported Roosevelt patrols
For the past 10 years, the Gila County Sheriff’s Roosevelt Lake Patrol has hosted a fish fry to celebrate the end of summer and thank the various agencies that work through the the busy summer months.
On Oct. 27 communities across Arizona participated in “Make a Difference Day,” the nation’s largest day of community service.
Payson parents might fret over Halloween when they discover that more than 25 percent of Arizona’s youth might have trouble fitting into their costume. Trick or treating should frighten the adults who watch over them.
In five years, a female cat and its offspring can produce a family tree of more than 11,000 cats, which is why Rim Country Friends of Ferals (RCFF) has worked to help manage the problem of feral cats.
Tuesday, October 30
Gasoa faces judge Nov. 19 in death of his daughter in rollover accident as he fled from police
A man facing second-degree murder for the death of his daughter in an August rollover car accident will appear in court next month.
Football, band, soccer, cross country and volleyball all now gird for postseason
Fall prep sports seasons kick off in the Dog Days of August with teenagers sweating through demanding two-a-days and dreaming their hard work will ultimately lead to every young athlete’s dream — an invitation to play in a state tournament.
Legislative hopefuls explain campus positions
Rim Country voters at a legislative debate on Saturday finally got a chance to grill lawmakers on why Payson has gotten so little help with its effort to build a university campus through a public/private partnership that could spawn an urgently needed state college system.
Police chief leads wobbly pack of men in high heels determined to dramatize the need for men to take a stand
The title on the stack of papers near the event’s entrance read, “Helpful hints for walking in heels.” No. 1: Stand tall, poised, with shoulders back.
Payson reports 138 percent jump in just four years, with repeated calls to same addresses
While most crimes have decreased steadily in recent years, domestic violence cases have risen year after year in Payson.
Accidents leave disabled woman and her dog afraid of heedless drivers
Barbara Baker’s service dog, Boomer, looked up drearily and let out a large sigh, then settled his head back down on the cream carpet and waited.
If voters decide on Nov. 6 to allow the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) to sell, lease or trade the Frontier Elementary School (FES) site, it has some options.
Seven of the Rim Country churches involved with the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship (PCMF), are having special pre-election prayer services.
Autumn Adventures is an exceptional collection of work.
Thank you so much for the Fall 2012 Autumn Adventures.
I tried to determine what a geotechnical inspection was and I found out that is the inspection no one did when the road in front of my home was graded and paved
Forty Republican senators voted against the Job Corps Act of 2012 that would have helped our veterans.
Thank you Payson Roundup, thank you KMOG ...
Proposition 120 would amend the Arizona Constitution to declare Arizona’s sovereign and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within the Arizona’s boundaries.
The article in Tuesday’s Roundup reminds me of an old teaching fable ...
We who have built our homes in the high country are living in the forest with the wildlife who inhabit our area.
Something surpassing strange takes place when people talk about domestic violence, which remains the greatest source of trauma and dysfunction in our culture.
Does Northern Gila County get swindled when it comes to county spending and services?
Jon Hoaglund, general manager of The Caring Presence, announced his retirement recently.
We have all heard creaks in our homes that remind us of the scary Halloween movies, but do haunted homes exist?
Jaunt to perform at state fair enlists cheerfully long-suffering support staff of volunteers
They drive their cars. They tolerate the heat, the cold, and the wind. They lug instruments. They clap and whoop and give out hugs.
The six candidates vying for three seats in the Legislature representing Rim Country clashed on a range of issues centered on whether government can help create jobs and bolster schools — or should just get out of the way.
The Payson High School (PHS) drama students wowed the crowds this weekend with their rendition of the dark musical drama “Sweeney Todd.”
‘Excellent’ rating gives musicians momentum going into this weekend’s competition
After a late night packing up the vans from their last halftime performance at Friday night’s football game and an early morning start down the hill, the Payson Marching Band received high marks at the Agua Fria band competition in Avondale.
Fans traveling Friday to Prescott Valley to cheer for the Lady Longhorns in the state opening-round volleyball game against Blue Ridge will find the game site, Tim’s Toyota Center, to be among the nicest venues in the state.
Jake Swartwood, who didn’t take over the reins of the Longhorn football program until one month before the 2012 season kicked off, has led the team to a 6-4 record and a berth in the Division IV state tournament.
Lady Longhorn volleyball coach Arnold Stonebrink and his players were focused all season long on earning a berth into the Division III postseason tournament.
Sometimes underdogs just rise up and take a chunk out of the hind ends of big favorites.
Amy Racki picks up a broken “No motor vehicles” sign that she and the other Tonto National Forest park rangers installed in Bulldog Canyon just weeks ago to keep off-highway vehicle riders on authorized roads.
Spunky Italian full of laughter, wisdom, vinegar
Madeline Tomasicchio turned 102 on Oct. 25.
You Pick 'Em Football Contest. Win up to $20 Each Week of the NFL Football Season! Win up to $20 each week of the NFL football season. See your copy of the Payson Roundup in the Sports Section to enter.
Individual top-25 performances get Greenleaf and Huffman invited
The bid to earn a team berth into the state cross country tournament came up short for the Lady Longhorns
A Bunco Party will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.
Saturday, October 27
The Payson Longhorns wrapped up the 2012 regular season Friday with a 24-14 win over the Globe Tigers on Senior Night in Payson High Stadium.
Friends stunned by sudden death of child advocate, Zumba diva
The saying often goes: “Youth is wasted on the young.” Not in Christy Walton’s case.
Supervisor candidate’s signs end up in dumpster behind Republican Party headquarters
When Gila County supervisor candidate Hallie Overman-Jackman’s campaign sign went missing from in front of a local real estate office.
However, doubts linger about massive thinning project
We’ve had our differences — but we’re behind you now.
Friday, October 26
Soccer team wins double-overtime game in sudden death shoot-out
“Unbelievable.” “Phenomenal.” “Astonishing.” Those are a few of the superlatives fans shouted as they charged onto Rumsey Park field Thursday night to wrap hugs of congratulations around Longhorn soccer players, who had just rallied back from two deficits to defeat Camp Verde, 3-2, in a sudden death shoot-out.
The Reduction in Force (RIF) policy school districts use to lay off staff has proven so controversial that even students have weighed in on the issue.
All six candidates for three seats representing Northern Gila County in the state Legislature have agreed to appear in Payson for a debate at 4 p.m. Saturday at Tiny’s Restaurant.
The Payson Area Food Drive is kicking off early this year, launching Saturday to reach its biggest goal yet.
What’s your perfect first date?” the producers asked.
The annual Fall Festival will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Pine Strawberry School gymnasium. Dinner is $4 and includes spaghetti or nachos, cookie and drink (tea, water or lemonade).
I never cease to be amazed how those that should be educated and informed don’t grasp this simple concept. The Supreme Court nullified a flawed law; they did their job perfectly.
As most of you have read or heard, the Arizona State Parks Department has struggled to survive during the budget crisis.
Rim Country voters on Saturday will get a rare opportunity to hold candidates accountable — thanks to a town hall format debate involving all six of the candidates for state Legislative District 6.
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the general meeting starts at 9 a.m.
A former Payson resident and her husband were found stabbed to death Sunday in Buckeye and police have detained her stepson as an “investigative lead,” according to police.
Parents urge school board to give students extra grade point credit for taking college vocational courses
Parents will do anything for their kids — even public speaking.
Hours of extra practice pay off in a chance to appear on national television and make a play for a state championship
The Payson High School Marching Band got a fresh flourish of good news this week, with an invitation to play on national television during the Fiesta Bowl Parade in January.
Each year, Pine and Strawberry attract thousands of visitors who want to experience beauty and enjoy the great outdoors.
It is Saturday afternoon on a sunny March day, the perfect day to climb Ward Hill.
The scariest and spookiest and the most fun for kids is almost here. Of course it has to be Halloween day
Next Wednesday, on Halloween night, from 6 ’til 9 p.m., Main Street will again become a weird and wacky scene of ghoulish, devilish and monster-y fun.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board has accepted a proposal that would reconfigure the current division-section alignment to more resemble the conference-region format that previously existed for decades.
The Lady Longhorns would advance to the Division III volleyball tournament as a No. 14 seed and play 3-seeded Safford if the players were to tip off today rather than next Friday, Nov. 2.
So, are all you parents and pet owners ready for Halloween? I know I am.
Although Globe will take a better record (6-3) into tonight’s regular season-ending football clash against the Longhorns (5-4), the Tigers trail in power point rankings partly because the team has played some lower division foes.
Mulies and whitetails are usually in hiding about the time the Rim Country’s fall deer season tips off, but last week there were plenty of bucks and does conspicuous at Payson Golf Course during a Payson Men’s Golf Association-hosted tournament.
As the leaves begin to change and the hot temperatures of summer melt into cool, crisp mornings on the Mogollon Rim, outdoor enthusiasts have a perfect opportunity to encounter one of nature’s most interesting wildlife species.
On Oct. 16, I received a telephone call that I thought was from a clerk in the Gila County Recorder’s Office.
Payson is fortunate to have an exceptionally well-qualified candidate for its school board.
As I read the article “Mother allegedly burns child” in the Oct. 9 Roundup, I was first sickened by the thought of someone doing something so horrible to a helpless child, then I became appalled and incensed at the facts in the case.
The rich already wallow in obscene wealth.
I can feel a change coming over the country right down to our own county.
Am I the only one terribly embarrassed by Arizona being 50th in the United States in education dollars per student?
I have had the pleasure of working with Adam Shepherd for 17 years now and to describe Mr. Shepherd is to use the word “professional.”
Even our friends, the medical profession and government officials have made extraordinary claims beneficial to their health and outside appearance.
How things have changed!
In a cutesy letter wondering if the fact that the Republican Headquarters is in the same building as a psychologist constitutes “Divine Intervention,” Ernie Kellett claims recent “rants and raves” in the letters to the editor are paranoid and delusional.
Thursday, October 25
The Payson Longhorns and the Camp Verde Cowboys locked horns early and tortured each other all night long with their back and forth battle, trying to outscore the other and close the game.
Dr. Terry Rousseau, the full-time onsite physician at Payson Care Center, will be discussing ways to maintain optimal brain health at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Payson Senior Center on West Main Street.
Study puts cost of hydrants to provide fire protection at $13.5 million
Star Valley would have to build a $13.8 million town water system to install fire hydrants a consultant has concluded, giving the Star Valley Town Council a nasty case of sticker shock.
The ad salesman got his pair from Nordstrom’s sale rack — a deep burgundy, open-toe set.
Wednesday, October 24
In five years, a female cat and its offspring can produce a family tree of more than 11,000 cats. Rim Country Friends of Ferals (RCFF) is one of many organizations nationwide working to bring awareness to the issue of feral cats and help manage the problem. Earlier this month, Payson Mayor Kenny Evans proclaimed Oct. 16 National Feral Cat Day. RCFF president Lisa Boyle of was on hand to accept a copy of the proclamation.
One story says the celebration of Halloween is a Scots import, or at least the word “Halloween” is.
In 1929 Zane Grey made what would be his final trip to Rim Country.
The 26th season of Project FeederWatch begins Nov. 10, and participants are needed more than ever.
October is coming to a close and that means the frantic pace of the holiday season is just on the horizon.
Even with the drug wars going on in Mexico the last few years, Mexico remains the second most favored foreign country to visit by U.S. tourists after Canada.
A worthwhile movie
Ben Affleck has truly grown into the promise of his spectacular Hollywood debut in the 1997 hit Goodwill Hunting for which he shared an Oscar for writing with his pal Matt Damon.
A raffle for baked goods is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at the PRMC Cafeteria.
The annual Community Health & Care Fair is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Julia Randall Elementary gym.
It’s here – the holiday sales season. Time to visit the craft fairs and bake sales to pick up that unique gift or holiday goodie.
He says he might need radiation because he has prostate cancer. If he has no prostate gland, how can he have prostate cancer?
Arizona’s 2001 expansion of Medicaid (AHCCCS) coverage resulted in lower death rates in the state, according to a study of states that links increased coverage to fewer deaths and better health.
Agree the district’s money woes and property assessment declines have force district to operate in survival mode
Three of four people running for Hellsgate Fire Department’s board fielded questions on benefits, pay and paid time off from concerned firefighters Saturday morning.
It’s already an uphill battle for Libertarian and Green Party candidates in Arizona, but no matter what, they have a place on the ballot.
Writer discovers why research touts pain relief benefits of massage
When Tina Shepherd called to tell me about National Massage Therapy Week, I knew I had to celebrate. “Can I schedule an appointment with you?” I quickly asked.
Tuesday, October 23
Friday’s finale vs. Globe is a must-win
Playing on homecoming night in front of a stadium packed with alumni and fans, the Longhorn football team came within a whisper of snatching defeat from jaws of victory.
The Payson High School drama department will produce the drama “Sweeney Todd” this weekend in the auditorium.
100 people seeking work in new store
In this economy, job openings can draw a crowd.
Harold Fish dies four years after his release
The defendant in one of Rim Country’s most notorious murder cases died this week, bringing to an end a strange and twisted odyssey that once transfixed Roundup readers.
Homecoming surely ranks as one of the particular joys of living in a small, Arizona mountain town.
Soccer: Playoffs start Thursday with home game. Band: Prescott win locks in state competition slot
The soccer team’s triumph sets up Thursday’s home game against Camp Verde, the first step in the gritty team’s quest for its first-ever state championship.
Kaitie’s Closet representatives will distribute free clothing for children from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Payson Elementary School, 500 E. Rancho Road.
I was naive enough to believe that it was only at the national level that challengers seem to be willing to say anything to get elected.
We are very sorry to observe that the Payson Public Library is no longer open on Saturdays.
With the impending retirement of Sheriff Armer, voters are about to elect a new Gila County sheriff.
Sheriff candidate Adam Shepherd’s position defending the sheriff’s office policy on officers drinking is appalling, as is the policy itself.
When I first started working with Marcy and the Payson Community Kids, some kids who are now in college were in elementary school.
Please — Towns, unlike politicians and bureaucrats, do not talk. An individual or individuals made the decision regarding the
In recent days I have been approached by phone and in person regarding the upcoming election for the school board. With every contact I’ve made, the subject of the conversation is the same: Who should I vote for?
Hey, cynics: You really gotta get out more.
Flake, Carmona race focuses on personal attacks
Take two great candidates – both principled, dedicated public servants.
Payson Art League showcases mediums
A wooden pot made with 80 tiny pieces of wood, the gaps inlaid with turquoise and coated with seven coats of lacquer.
The Forest Service reported the Big Canyon fire near Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery 100 percent contained on Monday, reduced to a harmless smolder in rough and inaccessible terrain.
Back in the day, after purchasing a homemade acoustic guitar from a local rock ’n’ roll talent, I raced home to begin practicing so I could turn into a famous person.
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.
September was full of fun for the Payson Women’s Golf Association.
PHS athletic director Don Heizer is quick to remind everyone that no admittance passes will be accepted at the Longhorn soccer team’s state opening-round tournament game at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Rumsey Park vs. Camp Verde.
Cypress Gorry practically grew up on a bicycle, first riding as a toddler passenger on his father’s bike and later piloting his own bike to gold medals wins on numerous state and national cycling circuits.
Lady Longhorn soccer coach Amy Wilcox held out hope until the final day that her team would finish ranked among Division IV’s top eight in power points and earn a berth into the season-ending state tournament.
While the 2012 season has wrapped up for some soccer players around Arizona, PHS team members are reveling in attaining their preseason goal of qualifying for the state tournament and extending their season for possibly another four weeks.
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Sunday, October 21
Animal lovers will host the 16th Annual Chili Supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Payson Elks Lodge.
Saturday, October 20
On homecoming night in Payson High football stadium, the Longhorns took a 20-0 halftime lead over the Coronado Dons
The Gila County Board of Supervisors has declared Oct. 30 Weatherization Day.
Payson Regional Home Health last month welcomed Debra Snell RN, MSN, BSHA, PRHH as its new administrator.
Routine traffic stop reveals drugs hidden under spare tire
A 52-year-old New Mexico man will spend nine years in jail after a jury found him guilty of moving $52,500 worth of methamphetamine through Payson.
There is a new commercial property in Pine.
Friday, October 19
Dr. Michael Lowe is now serving as the interim primary care provider at the Payson Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic.
Mother faces prison term for forging checks to pay restitution
A 38-year-old woman who wrote forged checks in a desperate effort to make a down payment on court-ordered restitution from a previous fraud case must now spend years in jail for forgery.
The nine contending candidates for the three slots on the Payson School Board clashed sharply this week on whether Proposition 204’s billion-dollar sales tax for education will help or hurt struggling schools.
Armed with the fighting spirit of a junkyard dog, the Longhorn boys soccer team is bound for the Division IV tournament with sights set on winning the program’s first outright state title.
Social media allows Roundup followers to weigh in on school debate
During the Monday, Oct. 15 Key Club school board candidate forum, the Roundup posted highlights of the discussion to its Facebook page.
Early ballots sent to voters who live in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the Governing Board Member Election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District.
Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough.
I was sickened to read in the Payson Roundup that Rep. Paul Gosar reported to the local Tea Party members that our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was sodomized ... and then Gosar tried to link it to President Obama.
Too many of our Arizona politicians have gone astray via their abhorrent behavior.
We would like to publicly acknowledge and extend our sincere appreciation for the wonderful help we received recently from a number of our companies in Payson.
Cheryl Dolby, owner of Quilting Sisters, and I want to thank Teresa McQuerrey and the Payson Roundup for the fantastic reporting and coverage done this year for breast cancer.
I’m taking this opportunity to thank the editor-in-chief, Peter Aleshire, for attending the town council meeting and writing the article that appeared on Oct. 9.
By all accounts, it would appear Proposition 120, sponsored by Chester Crandell and Brenda Barton, is another inadequately researched piece of legislation coming out of our Capitol.
I don’t know if it is because of divine intervention or just blind luck, but there is a psychologist in the same building as the Payson Republican party.
It’s almost over — the hype, the crude comments, the dopey pictures, the slurs, and the great American institution of voting (at least for another two years).
The Democratic Party advertising committee ought to be ashamed for duping our elegant former governor, Rose Mofford, into recommending Dale Hom for another term as Gila County assessor.
I am writing in response to the recent discussion on the news concerning the “anti-Islamic” video that was made several months ago.
There have been far too many statements lately claiming that a re-election of President Obama will be the finish of the United States.
The disconcerting case of Sherri Lynn Dashney harbors painful lessons for policy makers.
The third and fourth quarters of the year are typically strong in real estate sales.
Lady D’s Wine, Chocolate and Art Bar opened Wednesday in the Swiss Village.
Payson Unified honored to have Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year
The home page of the Payson Unified School District states: “CTE Teacher honored as Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year 2012-13.
Suppression efforts on the Big Canyon Fire this week have gone so well officials sent some Hotshot crews and resources back.
Homecoming. Bah, humbug. Okay, that sounds Ebenezer Scrooge-like, but if the truth be known, homecomings can be a huge pain in the rear for high school football coaches whose jobs often hinge on winning games.
An aura of uncertainty surrounds the Lady Longhorn soccer team as coach Amy Wilcox and players await word on the squad’s postseason fate.
The Payson High School cross country teams wrap up a frenzied 2012 regular season tomorrow, Oct. 20, in Fountain Hills.
Successfully toeing four field goals and four conversion kicks earned Josh Frewin Most Valuable Player honors and Greenville College a 46-39 football win over Martin Luther College.
The 2012-13 WON Bass Arizona Team Tournament season tipped off Oct. 13 at Roosevelt Lake under tough fishing conditions, with few boats and tournament director Tracy Purtee itching for more entrants.
The Humane Society of Central Arizona welcomes all to help celebrate the grand opening of the new animal shelter, located at 605 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street and west of McLane Road.
Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.
Humane Society plans grand opening for new facility
Happiness for the animals at the Humane Society of Central Arizona is being adopted and having someone to love.
Early ballots sent to voters who live in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the governing board election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District.
Victims of an apparent double suicide, a woman and her adult son died of gunshot wounds.
Common Core standards designed to stress critical thinking and set national benchmark for students
Payson High School Principal Anna Van Zile will on Monday discuss what the Common Core Standards mean to Payson Unified School District, said Superintendent Ron Hitchcock.
The floats have been built, the band has quickened its step and the cheer squad has honed its routines.
The fire season is not over. On Oct. 14, about 10:30 a.m., a fire was reported to the Forest Service and Tonto National Forest.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. It’s that time of year again and the leaves are starting to change colors.
My mother, God bless her, was one in a million.
Thursday, October 18
Youthful bluegrass band brings internationally acclaimed sound to high school auditorium
Looking for an entertaining evening out? The Tonto Community Concert Association has the answer.
Wednesday, October 17
Republican Adam Shepherd and Democrat Craig Jones have each spent decades in the Gila County sheriff’s office
The race for Gila County’s sheriff comes down to a man who says he has the experience and a man who says he has the heart.
One candidate says she is working to keep the county safe from fire.
Several pockets of Northern and Central Gila County voters will cast ballots in the race for District 2 Supervisor.
Role of teachers, budget cuts, district secrets, school excellence divide and unite those seeking board seats
Stepping into the voting booth on Nov. 6 to ponder the ballot Payson Unified District School (PUSD) Board may overwhelm many voters -- with nine candidates for just three spots.
The Pine-Strawberry School District sits peacefully nestled in the Pine valley.
Globe businessman challenges incumbent with charges of election manipulations
The election in the Gila County Recorder’s race has heated up with accusations from challenger Mickie Nye.
Sewer hookup charges at center of unprecedented challenge for seats on board
For the first time in years, voters have a choice of candidates for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District board.
Rep. Tom Chabin pushes hardest for increased school spending while Rep. Chester Crandell crusades for state takeover of federal lands
Two veteran lawmakers are seeking the State Senate seat representing northern Gila County, offering voters a stark choice – with education and a proposed takeover of state land at the heart of the debate.
Don Ascoli, like all of the challengers in the more obscure countywide races, faces an uphill battle against incumbent Deborah Savage.
Candidates in brand new state legislative district disagree about education cuts, effort to control federal lands, host of issues
The wide-open contest to fill two seats in the totally redrawn State House Legislative District Six offers starkly contrasting prescriptions for reviving the state’s economy.
Incumbent Dale Hom faces first challenge in 25 years from Northern Gila County realtor Deborah Hughes
Dale Hom has quietly and efficiently managed the Gila County Assessor’s office for 25 years.
Flake and Carmona now in a dead heat, with misleading attack ads about Medicare central to the debate
The debate about the future of Medicare has exploded in the middle of the fierce, dead-heat contest between Rep. Jeff Flake and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.
Candidates debate sharp property tax increases and cost of medical/fire protection in struggling Hellsgate Fire District
Soaring property tax rates in the Hellsgate Fire District serving Star Valley and many unincorporated communities has spurred a vigorously contested contest for board seats.
Proposition 117, also known as the Property Tax Assessed Valuation Amendment, would amend the Arizona Constitution to limit the annual increase in the value of property used to calculate property taxes.
Open Enrollment is the one time of year when everyone with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage.
Halloween is just around the corner. If you are carving a jack-o-lantern, don’t waste the inside. Cut out the pumpkin meat, scraping away the seeds and pulp.
Medicare is stronger than ever, with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries.
Gila County sheriff candidates Adam Shepherd and Craig Jones agree on a lot of things, but not about who should run the overcrowded, underfunded jails.
A fire burning just west of the Tonto Fish Hatchery has grown to 170 acres since it started Sunday. Although a number of aircraft attacked the blaze from the sky Monday and Tuesday, the fire remains at zero percent containment, officials said Tuesday night.
The 16th Annual Chili Supper will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Payson Elks Lodge.
Early Ballots sent to voters in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the governing board member election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District. The Gila County Recorder’s Office and the Gila County Department of Elections are mailing a paper ballot containing the Northern Gila County Sanitary District election to those that have already received an early ballot.
A Tonto Basin man had to put out his own brush fire under the watchful eye of a fire chief on Sunday after he failed to get the proper permits.
Tuesday, October 16
Fire officials say a forest fire burning just a few miles from the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery has cooled since it started Sunday.
Child advocacy group raises $5,800 to pave road after town refuses to relax requirements
A community organization that offers after-school help for struggling families will soon open its doors after all.
School district lays off teachers, hires secretaries to cope with mountains of state, federal forms
The Payson school district found itself in a Catch-22 situation: either hire another secretary for the district office or lose boatloads of state and federal money.
Fashion show raises money for homeless, displaced kids
Savannah Grassel was not sure she could overcome her shyness to model at the Fashioneesta show on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Special section examines facts, furor and impacts
Cut school spending — or business taxes? Reduce sheriff’s patrols — or raise property taxes? Find money for teacher raises — or crack down on bad teachers?
After a rash of vehicle break-ins last week, things calmed down over the weekend.
Payson Care Center is collecting new and lightly used jackets for the more than 400 disadvantaged and displaced children in the Payson School District.
Once again, Payson residents proved why Payson remains the best place to live in Arizona — heck, maybe even this quadrant of the galaxy.
Teachers lavish time on fall break program for kids who discover maybe they like math, science after all
John Becker kept his eyes riveted on the Lego robotics set, barely able to answer questions because of his focus on the project.
Weekend show will draw Rim Country artists, including Joseph Prow who turns wood bowls into works of art
When Joseph Prow looks at a piece of wood, he never sees just wood — he envisions something of extraordinary beauty.
Should lawmakers — or voters — decide how to fund education in Arizona?
Win up to $20 each week of the NFL football season. See your copy of the Payson Roundup in the Sports Section to enter.
The Payson High School CTE (Career/Technical Education) program is hosting a benefit barbecue dinner 5 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 in the PHS parking lot just north of the football field.
By dropping a 44-14 decision to the River Valley Dust Devils, the Longhorn football team has put itself in a state playoff quandary.
Chris Avakian leaves little doubt the current Payson High School boys soccer team is the finest in his five-year tenure as head coach of the Longhorns.
Anglers with their sights set on championship showings in the 13th Annual Willow Springs Fall Classic trout tournament were left severely disappointed.
Loss in remaining regular season matches could result in a drop in team’s power points ranking
Coming on the heels of a rare three-match losing streak, the Lady Longhorns’ volleyball clash today against Fountain Hills is shrouded in heavy implications.
One question on the November ballot asks if the Payson Unified School District should keep Frontier Elementary School.
Following the Oct. 11 vice-presidential debate, a CNN analyst referred to Biden as a “buffoon,” who was rude and disruptive.
We all agree our state is in deep budgetary trouble.
Sen. Kyl has done so much for Payson, water-wise and otherwise (think beyond astronomical).
I listened to Stephanie and Tommie Martin on the KMOG Forum last Friday (Oct. 12).
There are several points of clarification required: First, of the seven deaths reported recently, one was a deer (not an elk). It was hit by a car driven by my neighbor.
At various meetings and through the Payson Roundup I have had the opportunity to listen to and read about the candidates running for the position of Payson Unified School District Board member.
Pat Sessions will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Payson Art League at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson.
Monday, October 15
The Payson High School Key Club is hosting a candidate forum for nine community members running for school board tonight. The forum will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school's auditorium. Janine Tantimonaco, president of the Key Club, will moderate. “Each candidate will have a minute to introduce themselves, a minute for each question, and a minute for a final wrap up,” said Tantimonaco.
Fire officials say a forest fire burning just a few miles from the Tonto Fish Hatchery calmed down overnight. The Big Canyon Fire burned through more than a 100 acres Sunday, the same day it was spotted just off the Highline Trail. On Monday, Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Chief Rob Jarvis said the fire is only a mile from the Zane Grey Estates cabin community, but has not gotten any closer. “It is looking pretty good this morning,” Jarvis said speaking from Zane Grey Estates. “The fire laid down real good last night.”
Gloria Castillo had plenty of time with her grandchildren Sunday for National Grandparents Day — all she had to do was take a few steps down the hall.
Sunday, October 14
Fall already adorns hike to Potato Lake
Potato Lake has never looked more beautiful than it does right now.
Participation in outdoor recreation reached a five-year high in 2011, with nearly 50 percent of all Americans ages 6 and older enjoying the outdoors. That equates to 141.1 million American outdoor participants.
Eavesdropping on the moans of lovelorn elk enlivens fall in the forest
Daylight slowly flooded the rocky clearing on upper Chase Creek.
Saturday, October 13
Shepherd defends current policy, Jones would bar any return to duty if a deputy has been drinking
Two men running for county sheriff have offered different accounts as to how they would have handled recent allegations.
Fans watching the River Valley vs. Payson football game Friday evening in Mohave Valley could have been thinking they were watching an instant replay of last year’s clash between the two teams.
State ORV fatalities rise from eight in 2010 to 29 in 2011
A sharp increase in fatal off-highway vehicle accidents in 2011 has a state official urging riders to take hands-on safety courses and learn the rules.
A 62-year-old Winslow man fell into Chevelon Canyon River and drowned despite efforts of bystanders to save him on Sept. 28 near Winslow.
Friday, October 12
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October is my favorite month! The weather is lovely, fall decorations are going up throughout the town and it’s my birthday month.
The Rev. Victoria Healing enjoys sharing her passion for Unity as a guest speaker at Unity Churches around Arizona.
The 66 breeding pairs produced 80 eggs and 52 fledglings in 2012
Arizona’s unique population of bald eagles this year produced a record 52 babies that survived long enough to take flight, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced.
Schools lost another 94 students this year
This past summer, the exodus intensified. Almost every student in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) came home at the end of the last school year to report friends’ families leaving Payson.
Jury absolves state of blame in motorcyclist’s crash that cost $2 million
On a clear night in September 2009, Ray Sayer and a friend pulled out of a Payson convenience store on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles and made their way toward Star Valley.
Outside food supplies dry up just as Rim Country food banks face season of peak need
Emaciated food supply shipments from the Valley have left area food banks hungry for donations.
Payson schools could land up to $10 million — if citizens speak up
The school board on Oct. 9 directed the Payson Unified School District staff to apply for a federal grant that could bring in up to $10 million — but only if residents help out.
The Payson First Assembly of God, 1100 W. Lake Drive (at Green Valley Park), will be holding a large Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13.
Thank goodness for juries with good sense.
The Tonto Apache Tribe celebrated the triumph of its long struggle to come home to a portion of their ancestral lands last week with days of celebrations, many private to tribal members — some open to the public
PRMC’s lineup of breast cancer experts draws an eager crowd
The treatment options for breast cancer are expanding rapidly.
At election times, there is lots of talk about who will do what miracles.
It was great to see some facts show up in the letter to the editor section when Dale Oestmann wrote in about the disastrous Obama presidency.
Last week I received the Informational Pamphlet from Payson Unified School District No. 10 of Gila County, Arizona Special Election put out by Dr. Linda O’Dell.
This year, I will be having three grandchildren participating in the town Trunk or Treat.
In November Americans will be voting to elect a president.
I am uncomfortable with the large number of folks who are willing, even eager to “cleanse” the U.S. of all “illegal immigrants.”
I walk the streets of Payson daily, mostly around Rumsey Park, Green Valley Park, Main Street and Longhorn and I pick up quite a bit of trash as I walk.
There is nothing special about the animal wastes that your dog or cat deposits on property that is not your own.
I am a corporate chief executive.
Since moving to Payson, I have had the distinct opportunity to observe the operation of the town officials of Payson.
This is an open letter to Ms. Suzie Hawes with reference to “Political sign removed” in the Payson Roundup of Oct. 5, 2012.
I hope that your readers read the entire article detailing the recent Gosar meeting with the Payson Tea Party because I believe that there is a real eye-opening lesson from that meeting.
Approximately 10 years ago I bought a piece of property in a beautiful community on the East Verde River.
While hardwood play was the name of the game at the recently completed Longhorn Basketball Academy, the 28 young campers were actually learning more important lessons of life.
Europe and the United States weren’t playing one another in a Ryder Cup tournament played Oct. 3 at Payson Golf Course.
Payson High School football coach Jake Swartwood hints there could be changes in the Longhorn offense and defense Oct. 12, to take on the Dust Devils.
In the Lady Longhorn volleyball team’s final three matches of the season, the players will be out to nail down a postseason berth while earning the most advantageous seed possible.
When the Arizona Interscholastic Association did away with the region/conference configuration in high school sports two years ago the reasoning behind the change was to reduce travel and out of class time for student-athletes.
I cannot believe these past two weeks.
As the days get noticeably shorter and the nights bring a crispness to the air, it’s easy to bask in this transitional time of the year.
First off I want to apologize to Ms. Terry Glad Flores. Last week’s article was about Terry Glad Flores being invited to the Native American Arts and International Film Festival, in Las Vegas this November.
Not long ago the saying was, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.”
As an event columnist for P/S, I have had a busy and rewarding year.
Thursday, October 11
The drip, drip, drip of cooperation once more pitter-pattered through a Payson Town Council meeting last week.
Woman who cheated umpires admits to defrauding Subway
A woman with a history of swindling has owned up to her recent crimes.
The police department is urging motorists to lock their vehicles after a recent rash of break-ins.
Wednesday, October 10
Extraordinary works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, jewelry, sculpture and more will give the Mazatzal Casino Event Center a golden glow this month.
Chapter 5 - The Blue Ridge (Cragin) Reservoir
It was spring, 1963, and we were hiking up the canyon along the east Verde River from our cabin, which is at the end of the private land.
This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons?
Be the ghostess with the mostess this Halloween, and throw a wickedly wonderful celebration.
I have been writing travel articles for more than seven years and almost every day someone asks me about my favorite vacation destinations.
Hope Springs - This extra fine film gets four saw blades
I am a total sucker for a romantic comedy and much less so for a romantic drama.
A musical jam event to help the homeless will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway.
There are a couple of events to help celebrate our four-legged friends this month. This weekend there will be a low-cost rabies clinic for dogs.
The show is Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Exhibition Hall.
Will you give me information on the low-purine diet for gout?
District 6 contenders urge Payson crowd to defeat Prop. 204 and embrace Prop. 120
Voters should reject a one-cent sales tax for education and highways, but embrace a ballot measure attempt to take over federal lands in Arizona.
Celeste Parsons and Lois English participated in Quilting Sisters’ Third Annual Breast Cancer Pillowcase sew Saturday. Volunteers embellished travel pillowcases with the words “Live, love and laugh.”
Two neighbors of the empty Frontier School stood up to request open meetings on the fate of the property – if voters approve the sale, lease or exchange on the November ballot.
Developers can build smaller, cheaper condos and apartments
If developers ever do return to Payson, they will find they can build much smaller, hopefully cheaper, apartments and condos in town.
A 1930 Model A Ford Coupe, which cost about $600 when new, attracted these two girls’ attention at the Fall Apple Festival and Antique Show held Oct. 5 and 6 at the Pine Community Center and Cultural Hall.
People drive so fast on McLane that it has ruined the quality of life and poses a daily danger to people who live on the street, David Kibiloski told the Payson Town Council last week.
Tuesday, October 9
You Pick 'Em Football Contest. Win up to $20 Each Week of the NFL Football Season! Win up to $20 each week of the NFL football season. See your copy of the Payson Roundup in the Sports Section to enter.
Retiring senator has represented Rim Country for 26 years
Senator Jon Kyl’s political career came full circle on Friday, as Payson supporters gathered at The Rim Club to honor his long advocacy for Rim Country.
Police, Child Protective Services received 11 reports over 18 months as abuse allegedly continued
A woman accused of using her 6-year-old daughter as an ashtray will stand trial later this month.
Study predicts Southwest already sliding into mega drought that could trigger massive changes in region’s forests in coming decades
Southwest forests are already in the early stages of a mega drought brought on by climate change that will result in massive tree die-offs .
The staff and volunteers at the Payson Senior Circle invite members of the community to join them for a free discussion about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and the latest research.
The highest priority of any U.S. president is to first protect the United States from enemy or terrorist attack.
GM/Chrysler bailouts: As many as 100,000 Americans lost jobs at the companies’ dealerships.
A few weeks ago Jim Muhr said that as Adam Shepherd’s aunt I have a vested interest in getting him elected sheriff.
Thank you to Marcena Brook for initiating the planting of a Peace Pole in front of Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St., Payson.
When we consider the two candidates who are running for president of the United States it is obvious that they could not be more different.
Some 26 years ago, a then-freshman congressman whose district included Rim Country got his very first bill passed.
Safety education at Rim Country Middle School teaches students the enormous consequences of driving drunk — even if you don’t die
The dummy rolled a couple of times in the specialized truncated car then catapulted out the window.
The term fiscal cliff comes with a degree of shock value — and it has certainly been making headlines in the U.S.
Learn who will be named this year’s Business Person of the Year Nov. 13 at the 2012 Rim Country Business Awards luncheon at the First Church of the Nazarene.
PAL show welcomes newcomers, raises money to support arts
Extraordinary works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, jewelry, sculpture and more will give the Mazatzal Casino Event Center a golden glow this month.
I don’t expect this letter to be published, but I wanted to express my appreciation for Dale Oestmann’s letter “Political Silly Season” (Roundup, Oct. 2).
Many agree that the upcoming election will be the most significant election in memory.
RE: Best Candidate for Arizona’s Senatorial Race
Under Prop. 115, the Legislature may hold hearings to investigate judges whose opinions they don’t like.
On behalf of the American Yankee Association, Arizona Pilots Association and Recreational Aviation Foundation, I would like to thank Ray Law, airport supervisor, and his staff for keeping the airport campground in such good shape .
The Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board has adopted bylaws that could change both the large and small school playing landscapes around the state.
Overtime victory offers sweet taste of revenge for early season losses
The Lady Longhorn soccer team has lassoed and hog-tied Camp Verde, 5-2, to erase the sting of two gut-wrenching early season losses to the Cowboys.
Spend an hour or so talking sports and academics with Don Heizer and you’ll walk away convinced the selection committee made the right choice last spring when they named him Payson High School Athletic Director.
Mingus running back Tyler Herndon and his talented Marauder teammates were too much for the Longhorns to overcome in a 54-0 Division IV shellacking played Oct. 5 in Mingus.
Payson Public Library Children’s Librarian Katie Sanchez needs help with the Halloween parades planned for Friday, Oct. 26 at the library, 328 N. McLane Road.
There are still a few days to register for the Payson Parks & Recreation Department’s fall programs for both youth and adults.
Rim Country Middle School cross country team members overcame the exhausting challenges of long-distance running.
Monday, October 8
St. Paul's Episcopal Church recently helped the Time Out Shelter of Payson and Payson Helping Payson, both of which are charitable organizations assisting those in need in the Payson area.
Sunday, October 7
The Payson Longhorns played the state third ranked Mingus Marauders (6-1) on even terms for one quarter.
Friday, October 5
Were country club elk poisoned?
Something fishy is going on in Chaparral Pines.
Soccer team underdogs with junk yard dog attitude tie Yellow Jackets twice
The Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets came to town this week, looking for some revenge and a chance to prove beyond doubt that they have the best boys soccer team in the country.
Third major retailer confirms plans to open new store in Payson this year
Just in time for Black Friday shopping, Big 5 Sporting Goods says it will open a store in Payson.
Superintendent Ron Hitchcock has heard the rumor mill whispering that the school district has always had plans for the now empty Frontier Elementary School .
Cuts create shortage of foster parents as need continues to rise
The night before the interview, Sally remembered the day and minute she felt called to foster.
Payson Economic Development Director Mike Vogel has resigned for health reason, the town announced on Thursday.
Second-home owners will face a steep increase in their property tax bills this year, thanks to a change in state law.
A potentially life changing opportunity starts this Monday at the Payson Public Library – a new meditation book group is forming.
The Time Out Thrift Shop will have a big sale Friday, Oct. 5.
In these austere times, the community watches every penny the school district spends — especially if the money goes somewhere besides the classroom.
Four candidates seeking three seats debate sharp property tax increases and cost of medical, fire protection
Soaring property tax rates in the Hellsgate Fire District serving Star Valley and many unincorporated communities has spurred a vigorously contested race for board seats.
Freedom of speech is not alive and well in Gisela.
In the Senate’s last week before recess, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have helped create jobs for up to 20,000 veterans.
Tonight a local Blue Ridge sports fan asked my brother Frank Girardi if he had seen the article Roundup Sports Editor Max Foster had written about Dad.
I sort of gave up sending in letters to the editor because it was a waste of time trying to impart knowledge to liberals.
I was wondering if Ted Paulk ever got his answer to “Why are some contractors against Obama” letter (Roundup, Sept. 11).
I have so many comments about some of the letters in the Tuesday, Sept. 25 edition.
The Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group will have special speaker at its Oct. 12 meeting.
Rim groups make special effort toward the fight
Breast cancer. We probably all know someone who has heard that devastating diagnosis — maybe we see them in the mirror every day.
Board approves extra part-time classroom aide for Center for Success
Teacher Linda Gibson not only manages 60 students, she juggles multiple lessons and subjects — simultaneously and all in one classroom.
Community groups join forces to stage fashion show to raise money for homeless students
On Saturday Oct. 13 models from the community will strut their stuff down the runway to help Payson’s displaced and disadvantaged youth.
Suddenlink announced Wednesday that it is now offering phone service in Pine-Strawberry.
Most of us will remember that before computers and digital photography we had to take film into a store to have it developed.
Two years ago, the Payson Unified School District was one of the first in Payson to go partly “off the grid.”
The Young Eagles program has introduced more than a million and a half youth to flying over the past 20 years.
Fall Festival features petting zoo, firemen, and a cakewalk
The music blared while children barely tall enough to reach an adult’s knees walked from numbered square to numbered square. Suddenly — everything and everyone stopped.
It’s time for another great “Breakfast for a Buck” at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The breakfast is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.
Yoga enthusiasts gathered at Gila Community College recently to celebrate National Yoga Month, along with people in hundreds of communities nationwide.
For the month of October, the Humane Society of Central Arizona is featuring a Howl-a-ween adoption special.
The Mike Barr Memorial Coed Softball Tournament and Home Run Derby will be played Oct. 13 and 14 on multiple fields at Rumsey Park.
The mystique of the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets is DOA.
A record 16 quads of all brands, makes, sizes and configurations turned out for one of Pine and Strawberry’s most popular charity events of the year — the Justice McNeeley Foundation Poker Run.
The Desert Twilight Classic gave Lady Longhorn cross country runners the opportunity to test their skills.
Town of Payson Sports Coordinator Mary Wolf was concerned some parents might believe the upcoming Fundamentals Basketball Academy had been canceled because it did not appear of the town’s registration Web site.
I’ll bet if you’re familiar with late 1960s-early 1970s pop-rock music, it’s easy for you to recognize the artist of the above lyrics.
The outdoors has been the place to be this past week; the weather has been perfect.
Hello again, fellow Creekers. Terry Glad Flores has recently been invited to the Native American Arts and International Film Festival in Las Vegas.
I have read, and believe, that we all start out with a set of traits we can’t change very much.
The Pine Strawberry Business Community (PSBC), a non-profit group of local business owners and residents, will host the Fall Apple Festival and Antique Show on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, October 4
During the month of October, The Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring all things spooky.
Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will receive their 2013 open enrollment materials.
The youth of the Rim Country, ages 8 to 17, are invited to participate in an introduction to the basics of flying at the Payson Airport.
Wednesday, October 3
Rumors of discount store’s demise disputed
Payson’s retail scene will look a whole lot different by the end of the year.
Six-month lag in getting year-end budget numbers prompts tense exchange
Larry Stephenson, president of the Gila County Community College (GCC) district, does not understand the delay in getting final figures from the budget year that ended last June from Eastern Arizona College (EAC).
The Abrams Brothers will bring an exciting performance of revved-up bluegrass favorites to the Payson High School Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The Tonto Apache Tribe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its tribal recognition by the federal government with four days of festivities, Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 6.
We often talk about touring the East Coast, New England, the Old South, but we sometimes forget how much there is to see and do in our Old West. So let’s get into what there is to see and do in the Old West.
Trouble with the Curve -No pop or zing, but fine all the same
As sports movies go, this is not bad, but it is not a patch on Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby.”
The youth of the Rim Country, ages 8 to 17, are invited to participate in an introduction to the basics of flying at the Payson Airport from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.
Whether you’re trying to control your weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, the food choices you make have to be enjoyable. And deliciously healthy recipes are the key.
The Civil War was raging 150 years ago, yet in the midst of it, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law something that would forever change America.
Do you ever feel rejected? The hardest times are from the very ones that you love.
The Ron Escheté Trio performs in concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.
Spend First Friday, Oct. 5 at the Artists of the Rim Gallery on Main Street. The gallery will be showcasing its new artist and member, Carol Kane.
I am 84 years old, and I have spinal stenosis, which is causing me pain. I would like to know more about it. Will you furnish more information?
Proposition 204 (“Permanent Sales Tax Increase, Education & Transportation”) is NOT the same temporary tax that is in place now and that will expire in 2013. This is a whole new tax with many changes written into the initiative.
Does anyone remember playing Cat’s Cradle or Hangman or Tic Tac Toe?
Tuesday, October 2
Incumbents defend impact fees of $16,000 for a small restaurant, although district has $14.5 million in the bank
Critics of the Northern Gila County Sanitary District argue the board hasn’t done enough to bring new businesses to town.
The newspaper swept most of the top editorial and news awards in its category, including best Web site, best reporting and news writing, best page design and best editorial page. The paper took second-place awards for community service, special sections and
Gosar offers fierce criticism of Obama in Payson appearance
The U.S. Ambassador to Libya was “captured, tortured, sodomized and dragged through the street,” Rep. Paul Gosar told people at a Payson Tea Party meeting last week, drawing gasps from the crowd.
Employer’s suit cites Facebook posts saying Payson man fired to cut health care costs
A Payson counseling and social services agency has sued a former employee for defamation because he complained on his Facebook account and in interviews with the newspaper that he was fired in large part because his infant son’s grave illness cost the agency’s health plan too much money.
Are you looking for an alternative high school schedule?
For instance: “The top 1 percent own 80 percent of all stock.” The fact is the vast majority of stock is owned by
Having read your editorial regarding the sanitary district’s capacity fees, I would add my thoughts on the subject.
Tuesday’s letters had some interesting political commentary, which helps explain why the worst “president” in U.S. history still has 40 percent approval rating.
The Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual convention last weekend kind of felt like a maniac roller coaster ride — so loud and steep we spent the whole time somewhere between weightless and terrified.
SRP excites students with secrets revealed in irrigating the Valley by reviving ancient Hohokam canals
The Salt River Project (SRP) educates kids? Yep. And Wayne Kirby, a representative of the education department of the company, came to Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) to show fourth grade students what SRP has learned about the ancient culture of the Hohokam.
‘I’m going to win’ District One supervisor developer and activist insists
Hallie Overman-Jackman is on the record: “I’m going to win because people want a change, they want transparency.”
Incumbent Tommie Cline Martin, a Republican, said voters can expect to see and hear more from her in the coming weeks.
The Rim Country Maverick Middle School track and field team took a huge step into big-time competition by entering the prestigious 6th Annual Nike Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival.
If Payson High School ever produced a graduate capable of playing Division I sports or in the professional ranks, it was 6-foot, 5-inch, 300-pound Mike Barr.
Just when it looked like the Payson Longhorns (4-2) might have to settle for a ho-hum 3-0 win over Sedona Red Rock, the offense got untracked, scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift PHS to a 17-0 victory vs. the Scorpions.
Undefeated volleyball team falls five spots
During the 2011-2012 high school sports season, the highly controversial power points formula used to seed prep teams into the postseason swirled with more drama than a morning full of soap operas.
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.
Monday, October 1
Yes, you the public are invited! U.S. Marine Corps 237th Birthday Celebration. Saturday, November 3rd, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Special Guest Speaker: Sergeant Nick Gervase, Silver Star Recipient, 1st Marine Division, Korea. $35 per dinner, RSVP no later than October 26th to Lee Bumbalow: 928-468-1095 or Bill Sahno: 928-472-6617. Please click image below for more information.