Begin challenging month tonight vs. Round Valley
It all starts tonight. Sure, the high school football season kicked off for Payson four weeks ago, but a 2-2 record really hasn’t taught us anything about the Longhorns.
The Longhorns beat Camp Verde Tuesday. Payson’s Savanna White’s spike (above), as Abby Schreur (9) and Sammi Sokol look on, contributed to the victory.
The latest AzMERIT test results for Payson students offer a confusing mixture of hope and dismay.
Here’s one frail hope for the political season. Could we please focus on fact-based disagreements?
Question: What is the biggest joke in Payson?
It was a picturesque day in Pine for a trail race Saturday. While mountain bike riders pre-rode the Fire on the Rim mountain bike race course on the west side of Highway 87, at the Pine Trailhead, runners laced up their sneakers for a 5K run.
Vera Eccles came by the office this week, very upset. She’d suffered a terrible trauma — and we made it worse.
Editor: I have to worry whether the dark money spent in the Arizona Corporation Commission elections is now coming home to roost in support of a very large 8 percent increase in electricity costs, when neither inflation nor the cost of fuel could explain such a large jump in rates.
Editor: The Daughters of the American Revolution, Mogollon Chapter, invite Rim residents to join them in commemorating United States Constitution Week, an annual event that runs from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.
Event connects community groups with families, includes pet adoptions
On Saturday, Sept. 17 the Tractor Supply Co. store in Payson will celebrate Pet Appreciation Week’s main event.
Payson Public Library - Talk like a pirate day The Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, hosts International Talk Like a Pirate Day Monday, Sept. 19. The staff will be dressed in pirate garb and speaking in their best pirate voices. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes and treasures for kids. Costumes are welcomed.
Editor: In response to Ms. Jeannette Sindik’s letter in the opinion section regarding the article “Nine Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage Plans” submitted by Rim Country Health in the Payson Roundup dated Aug. 30, I would like to clarify a few comments.
Victoria Rutherford couldn’t help but crow about her Grand Champion award from the Northern Gila County Fair for her Cornish rooster, Sweetie.
Muise moves to Washington state
The Payson Ranger District has lost a great resource — Recreation Officer Chelsea Muise. She moved onto Washington state to serve as recreation manager for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in late August.
“Of course it had to happen on 9/11,” said Don Haynie, owner of a motor home that caught on fire. “It was a catastrophic motor home fire. But Sheriff’s Deputy Ridge Halenar drove by and saw the smoke.”
The forests of Northern Arizona remain dreadfully vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to the just-released draft of an overhaul of the Tonto National Forest’s master plan.
Motorists should prepare for heavy smoke, reduced visibility in area
Eastbound State Route 260, which was reduced to one lane 25 miles east of Payson while the Tonto National Forest conducted fire prevention operations, will remain restricted for the time being due to the Fulton Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
“Media” — which is a four-letter word in some circles — has been around the Rim Country since 1937. Hear about the memories of some the Rim’s media “old timers” at a special event at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 in the meeting room at the Majestic Mountain Inn, 602 E. Hwy. 260, Payson.
The Arizona Department of Education and its committee of educators has poured over the K-12 Common Core standards and come up with a new set.
Six teens were injured Saturday afternoon after their SUV hit an embankment northeast of Payson.