Christmas was a special time for Rim Country settlers to get together and find companionship with others in the hard task of wresting ranches from the wilds. Memories of families left behind brought many a tear for those who had forged a new life in this place.
I need to renew my driver’s license in 29 days. I almost forgot all about it until one of the clerks in one of our local stores brought it to my attention.
As I said last week, if I took some of the unlikely events that have happened during my life and used them as plots in a novel or short story I’d be laughed at, but there’s one major exception: The most wonderful event of my life, one which happened one evening in Karachi, Pakistan.
Traveling to Flagstaff Saturday morning, wife Kay and I were puzzled by the large number of visitors we saw on our trip through the Coconino National Forest.
This Thanksgiving was a special one for several residents of Payson, who flew to Florida to pose for a five-generation photo.
December 2nd is National Mutt Day! When I looked up the word “mutt” in the dictionary, Merriam-Webster was so rude!
A 16-year-old Valley teen was killed Saturday after rolling an all-terrain vehicle near Roosevelt Lake.
Several firefighters and a Payson police officer who went above and beyond the call of duty were recognized at the Nov. 17 council meeting.
Christopher Creek is in the snow business following last Sunday night’s blanketing. Initially, there was three to four inches around town with reports from Susan Keown and the Colcord Road area detailing as much as eight inches.
In an effort to best manage the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River, the Coconino and Tonto national forests are releasing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Nov. 30 in the Federal Register.
A Pine home caught fire early Thursday morning due to some Christmas decorations on a fireplace mantel.
Denver White sees a lot of similarities between Payson’s varsity boys basketball team and the football team. Payson overcame a slow start on the gridiron and turned into one of the best teams in the state.
Longhorns go 1-3 vs. bigger schools in tournament
Payson opened the girls basketball season by gaining some very valuable experience in the challenging Goodyear Desert Edge Scorpion Shootout on Nov. 25-26.
Denver White likes to win as much as the next guy. But that’s not what it’s all about for the new Payson High boys basketball coach. White, 43, said one thing drives him as coach.
Payson opened the wrestling season by going 1-1 in a triangular match at San Tan Valley Combs on Nov. 22.
Warren Beatty has had one of the stellar careers in 20th century American cinema.
Men, women and children bring home Thanksgiving Day birds
At first glance, Arreta Hamrick thought she’d completely missed the target.
The pony ride at the 37th Annual Swiss Village Lighting had an early start on Friday, Nov. 25 and stayed busy throughout the evening as youngsters — both big and small — clamored to get a ride. The event also had a huge bounce house and more.
Studying a small square of soil, Ashley Hall brushed her hand over several strands of grasses outside the Shoofly Ruins northeast of Payson on a crisp clear morning in mid November.
Payson Concrete, 1900 E. Highway 260, holds an annual food drive and this year delivered a truck bed full of food for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank just in time for Thanksgiving.