Photographer DJ Craig captured this Green Valley Lake angler and his frosty assistant. As winter takes hold, you can either rough it and pack your snowshoes to go ice fishing in the Rim lakes or you can take a deck chair down to the Green Valley Lakes, stocked regularly with trout all winter long. You’ve got to figure, if the geese and the egrets stick around all winter — why shouldn’t you.
Stampede past Bulldogs on senior night
Payson High’s wrestling team opened the 2017 portion of its season with a nod to the past on Thursday night.
Job prospects for today’s college seniors are looking up. The hiring of bachelor’s degree holders is expected to jump by 19 percent this year. But few are actually prepared for employment. Even though nine in 10 recent college grads believe they’re ready for the workforce, only half the nation’s employers agree.
Tea Party hears Payson promotion program Members of the Payson Tea Party will hear a presentation on the “Adventure Where We Live” promotion by Cameron Davis at the Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting.
The final TV Roundup tabloid will publish in the Jan. 13 edition of the Payson Roundup. Beginning Friday, Jan. 20, the local TV listings will be reformatted to publish as two pages in the Friday Roundup and two pages in the Tuesday Roundup.
If all of the necessary easements are acquired, work to widen and improve East Bonita Street could begin as soon as this summer.
Outdoors Under the Rim
Well, 2017 is here and the holiday season was a time of many parties, family gatherings, and food, food, food!
Payson residents showed up this week at a hearing to urge the U.S. Forest Service to protect Fossil Creek — while still making it easier to get to the stream from Rim Country.
The auditor general continues to investigate the alleged embezzlement of money from the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty, a complex and still mysterious case involving at least $724,937 in forged checks.
Gila County swore in all its re-elected and newly elected officials last week.
If you like to go outside at night and stargaze, you aren’t alone. Payson wants to protect that starry view by becoming a designated International Dark Sky Community.
Editor: Can I ask a question? How can a town have two definitions of “kennel” in town code and use only one against you?
With less than a month left in the annual Payson Area Food Drive, it looks unlikely this year’s collection goal will be met.
Police arrested a transient man that reportedly hid out in the Home Depot store after hours Sunday night to eat snack food from the registers.
Chapter 1 Early Years
Zane Grey was a romanticist who captured the hearts of his readers, and became a major architect for the literary genre called “the western.” He continues today as one of the most widely read authors in history.
I mentioned last week that as of now I have been around for 84 New Year’s Eves, but I remember only three of them. One of them I will always treasure because it contains a special memory of Lolly. The second one was more prosaic.
“Water, water everywhere ... and not a drop to drink” so the saying goes. All the creeks are running at full tilt, making it almost impossible for people to go on with their daily lives.
State ranks worst in nation for elections
Bad news, brothers and sisters: Arizona ranks dead last when it comes to perceptions of fair and open elections.
It was a safe New Year holiday on the streets of Payson, with only one DUI arrest.
Mike and Janet Brandt, both Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction trail committee volunteers, have released the trails work schedule for the next two months.