Forest Service will limit viewing in Flagstaff's Lockett Meadow
Coconino National Forest plans to manage vehicle access to Lockett Meadow over the next couple of weekends to ensure public safety and allow safe travel up and down the road that leads to the meadow.
Due to the success of the Payson’s first book festival, the nonprofit Rim Country District of Arizona Professional Writers donated a $500 scholarship to the Friends of Rim Country GCC during its Sept. 17 board meeting at Gila Community College.
Joseph Turner, who competes in the Junior Division, for those 13 to 17, has won the 2015 Arizona State Fiddling Championship title for the third year in a row.
Gear Up Coordinator Jackie Wallace celebrated National Gear Up Week with projects, but reserved a special treat for those students in her cohort who have an interest in robotics in the form of a guest appearance by Fredi Lajvardi, robotics coach for the award-winning robotics team at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix.
Game and Fish launches conservation program
With a tight timeframe, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recently led 16 federal and state partners in a proactive effort to develop a statewide conservation agreement to benefit the iconic Sonoran desert tortoise in Arizona. The agreement, a Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCA), was completed to outline effective conservation for the species and submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for consideration as they evaluate the need to list the Sonoran desert tortoise as threatened or endangered.
Goal-line stand seals win
FLAGSTAFF – It was a déjà vu nightmare.
Another broken cable kills Internet, cellphone service
Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Camp Verde and up to Whispering Pines lost most cellphone and Internet service for 12 hours Monday and Tuesday due to an “accidental cut” in a fiber optic cable causing an outage, according to a Suddenlink technical support representative.
Controversy continues to beset state’s Corporation Commission
Arizona Public Service has decided to drop its bid to triple the monthly fee for customers with solar power, capping months of controversy and accusations of conflict of interest that have swirled around the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates the state’s utilities.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The calendar says fall is here, the days are shorter and the early morning temperatures are noticeably cooler.
Tim Ernst owned Payson Golf Course on Sept. 23.
Joanne Conlin’s long service to Rim Country earned her the Heart in Hand Award from the Gila County Community Services and Community Action Program.
Inflation adjustment, state trust lands provoke divisions
The high-stakes issue of school funding continues to roil state officials, thanks to a $1.3 billion court judgment, contending reform plans and bitter feuds involving top state officials.
It doesn’t make much sense to borrow money to save money, but that is what Payson Unified School District just might do.
Salt River Project focuses on forests and watersheds
Arizona business leaders, government partners, scientists, researchers, the forest industry and those interested in forest heath will gather at the third annual “Healthy Forests, Vibrant Economy” conference, hosted by Salt River Project.
Look for delays in travel
US 93 traffic switch planned for Thursday north of Wickenburg for widening project Motorists to travel on new southbound lanes as work continues on existing northbound lanes
Rim Country's Rep. Gosar issues statement
Editor’s note: U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing investigating Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding:
Helicopter swoops in for one false alarm and one rescue
Rescuers have mounted two rescue operations in the area of the Paria slot canyon in recent days -- including one false alarm and one distressed hiker.
Newspaper of the Year & Reporter of the Year
The Payson Roundup won honors as the non-daily Newspaper of the Year Saturday night from the Arizona Newspaper Association.
Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced today that several cases of influenza have recently been confirmed in Coconino County. All are recovering. This marks the beginning of the 2015 – 16 flu season in Coconino County.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is handing out waterproof Project Life Saver (PLS) devices that GCSO Sgt. Dennis Newman describes as “ugly watches.”