Rim Country’s high temperatures of 96 to 99 degrees this week didn’t qualify us for the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix, with highs over 110.
Hospital, Banner officials say impact minimal on existing physician shortage
At the recent Senior Connections Conference, one of the speakers, Dr. Michael Lowe, told the audience a lot of doctors are leaving the area.
Whiskey Rose will be the featured band at the next summer concert series event.
It was a busy day of calls on Wednesday, June 24, for the Payson Police Department, handling a suicidal subject and reports of a domestic situation at the Sawmill Crossing parking lot.
Action in the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Coach Pitch Baseball League for boys and girls ages 6-8 is heating up along with the temperature about midway through its six-week schedule.
Cori Barnett starred in three sports for four years at Payson High School.
Weekly Fishing Report
This week, Dean Linne, using a bow, snagged a record flathead catfish in Roosevelt Lake, weighing in at a monstrous 60 pounds, with a length of 47 inches.
Rim Country facilities may get 13 percent of money while paying 71 percent of property taxes
Gila County plans to spend $6.3 million on county facilities in 2015-16 — but 83 percent of the money will go to Southern Gila County, which has less than half the population and pays roughly 29 percent of the county’s property tax bill.
Three people were flown to Valley hospitals Tuesday after their vehicle rolled south of Sunflower.
Kids ages 5-12 are eligible to sign up now through July 10 for the Payson Youth Flag Football League.
Could impact Payson district
American Leadership Academy, a multi-campus charter school from the Valley, announced it will open a K-12 campus in Payson by 2016, an announcement with potentially serious consequences for the Payson Unified School District.
It’s almost that time! The 4th of July is just around the corner. It’s time to start planning for the celebration, but don’t forget to include planning for you pets and their safety as well.
Rattlin' the Rim
Although those of us who live at the foot of the Mogollon Rim are constantly on the alert for potential forest fires, there was no need to panic this week when billows of smoke filled the skies north of Pine and Strawberry and an electronic smoke warning sign went up in the middle of town.
The dark clouds can’t be missed and this week saw lightning strikes up near Christopher Creek.
Home Depot co-worker saved
A group of Home Depot supervisors saved a fellow worker’s life Wednesday when his heart stopped beating as he worked in the painting department.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek joined the rest of the northern hemisphere plunging headlong into summer this week.
Father’s Day is now behind us, and another big celebration is on the horizon. Father’s Day was a huge success for the Snyder family.
Life has a way of humbling us when we get overconfident. Some learn early. Some never learn.
At the Movies
Pixar studios has been responsible for some of (some people say all of) the best animated feature films for young folks in the last 20 years.
Recently a woman in the news was shocked, surprised and completely bewildered at the fact that someone had stolen her identity and began to misrepresent who she really was.