A month back we talked about people who use the phrase, “Oh, I thought that ... (fill in the blank).” We came to the conclusion that most of the time they really mean, “Oh, I DIDN’T think.” I mentioned that I cringe when I hear a sentence start that way, and we talked about a few of life’s happy events that created that cringe.
A big weekend is about to start in Tonto Village. The Vietnam veterans motorcycle group will be camped out in the forest near the Village over the weekend.
Rattlin' the Rim
Even the newest of Pine-Strawberry residents recognize the sights and sounds of the twin-engine Forest Service spotting plane that flies over the two towns almost daily during the summer months.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek showed its true colors again this past weekend. It may happen elsewhere, but it happens regularly here in the Creek.
Bert Slater was the “spry and friendly” fellow who published the first Payson Roundup and made his mark locally not only as a gatherer of news, but also as a Rim Country poet.
Evans runs for supervisor; Hughes, Swartwood face off
After four terms, Kenny Evans has said he will not run for Payson mayor again.
Game and Fish seeking information on illegal killing
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a yearling elk found in the Strawberry area on or about Sunday, May 22.
Blood red landscape defines Southwest
Our group of 18 braved the threat of rain on May 17 to head north just past Strawberry to the large dirt parking lot that sits on the left side of Highway 87 northbound just before mile marker 273.
Eight-year-old Jestin Frost courageously saved a little 2-year-old boy when the bouncy house they played in at the Color Run started losing all its air.
Principal of Rim Country Middle School Jennifer White threw another great Color Run to support student travel.
Observances stretch from Sunday to Monday
Rim residents and visitors are invited to attend several special Memorial Day ceremonies planned this weekend.
A man is in custody after reportedly opening fire on motorists on State Route 87 near Shea Boulevard Tuesday night.
Middle School concert a delight
To end its year, the Rim Country Middle School Choir held its own concert on May 16.
Crash took place on deadly turn north of Pine on Saturday
Two people were flown to the Valley Saturday after their motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle north of Strawberry.
For the second year, the High Country Garden Club has donated an Autumn Blaze Red Maple to the Town of Payson Parks Department.
Kerry Rawsthorne, Bob Watson named Woman & Man of Year
Time Out held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon under sunny skies at Rumsey Park Sunday, May 15.
The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., has the months of June and July packed with activities for Rim Country youngsters.
Offhand courage and broken bones; all in a day’s work
Some people call them rodeo clowns.
Motorists advised to use caution in burn areas
Motorists traveling on Interstate 17 and State Route 87 in northern Arizona are likely to see smoke over the next week from three fires burning in the Coconino National Forest.