Sunshine Cleaning, Payson bike shops give lucky local children a mountain bike adventure
What could be more fun than kids, dirt and bikes?
The Forest Service Pack It Out program only needed 20 more pounds of trash to make it an even 10,000 pounds collected on the July 4th weekend — which thrilled staff and set a new record for the program.
Photographer DJ Craig captured the scatter of the Milky Way galaxy’s 400 billion stars in the clear night skies above Payson, with the glow of Phoenix on the hushed horizon.
Which comes first: good jobs or a highly skilled workforce?
With a large percentage of Payson’s workforce leaving the area every day to work, building a strong workforce in town is a key goal of the town’s five-year economic development plan.
But wildfire plan little changed
New subdivisions, drought and the rising number of fires large and small have all altered the fire hazards residents face in Gila County.
Rattlin' the Rim
Friends of Pine Library could be hosting one of the group’s most interesting and informative guests ever during its monthly meeting at 1 p.m., Monday, July 25 at the Library Activity Center, behind the Cultural Hall of the Community Center.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek drew the short straw in our brief visit from the 2016 monsoon.
R.C. LaHaye might be the youngest member of the 2016 Payson High School Hall of Fame, but one check of his sterling credentials reveals he’s more than qualified to be included in the inaugural hall.
The Village has finally quieted down after the Fourth of July activities. Naturally we still have the summer residents around with their toys going up and down Johnson Boulevard and into the forest.
More Than a Game
When two sides with open minds seek a solution, anything is possible.
Karen Peterson shot a two-day score of 155 to win the gross championship and Jan Burns carded 134 to win the net championship in the Payson Women’s Golf Association’s Medallion Tournament on June 29 at Payson Golf Course.
Swiss Village merchants will host a special event on Friday, July 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., complete with refreshments, a raffle, music by Bruce Wales and Pete Van Winkle, a chance to meet local artists, and a ribbon cutting for a new flower shop.
Several residents have reported receiving multiple Internal Revenue Service scam calls recently.
This year, not only did Payson Unified School District make full disclosure on how many employees left the district, but the district also reported reasons they left.
When a helicopter went down Sunday, the only thing left standing was the pilot and the seat he was sitting in.
John Henry Thompson was among those Texans who along with the Haught and Ellison families migrated to the Rim Country in the 1880s. Like the others he made a significant mark on the historical landscape of Gila County and became Arizona’s longest serving sheriff.
After two years of civilian life I re-enlisted in the Air Force in 1955, having discovered that I had mistakenly left the kind of life I truly loved.
The U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting in Payson on July 21 on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative plan to thin some 1.24 million acres over the next 10 years, including almost all of Rim Country.
Rescuers responded to repeated calls last weekend, including operations at Salome Canyon and the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.
It’s that time of year again — if you can believe it — for school registration and open house. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 1.