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A special treat for an oldies fan

DJ's Music Trivia

A couple of weeks ago while we were setting up our music at Bison Ranch’s Labor Day celebration weekend in Overgaard, one of the vendors near us came over and said “Do you know that the vendor running the booth on the other side of you is Joey Dee’s sister?”

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Penalties hurting Longhorns

More Than A Game

As good as last week’s 49-21 win over Page was, not all went well for Payson’s football team.

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We are lucky to have PRMC

Your Turn

Years ago when Lolly and I first began looking for a retirement home away from the Valley our eyes turned northward. It didn’t take long before we knew where we wanted to be: up here among the tall pines, beautiful vistas, and friendly people of the Rim Country.

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The water is all yours

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. Most of our Rim Country anglers know that after Labor Day, locals can fish just about any Rim lake all day without seeing another angler.

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Fair time means Rim Country fun

DJ's Music Trivia

September is upon us — which means it’s time for the Northern Gila County Fair. Once again time for all of our area 4-H kids to show off their animals that they have been grooming for the past year, carnival rides and vendors.

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Horns look to bounce back in home opener

More Than a Game

Payson’s football team stumbled out of the gate with a 35-21 loss at Wickenburg last week but expect the Longhorns to bounce back in a big way in the home opener against Page at 7 o’clock tonight.

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We create some of life’s ‘worst’ moments Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I mentioned that we sometimes get into one of life’s worst moments by not using the area of the body located above the ears.

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We create some of life’s worst moments

Your Turn

A while back I wrote a pair of columns about life’s most exciting moments. At the time something occurred to me. I didn’t mention it then, but I thought about it a lot — some of life’s most exciting moments are also some of its worst ones.

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We planted roots in forest ‘ruins’

DJ's Music Trivia

After four or five years of enduring a real downturn in the economy, the job market and the housing industry seem to be looking a whole lot better lately here in Payson. A four-year college in Payson seems to be on the cusp of realization, new businesses are popping up all over town and new housing subdivisions are projected to soon follow.

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Happy primary election will be over Tuesday

DJ's Music Trivia

At last, another election Tuesday is just about here. And, thank goodness, just about to be done and over with.

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It’s amazing how chance events affect our lives. The last word.

Your Turn

I didn’t write this column. It wrote itself in my head at 6:30 p.m. on 26 May 2014 as I took a shower after finishing the second part of what was to have been a two-part series on good luck, and is now a three-part series.

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Trout fishing good to excellent on Rim Lakes

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. Starting off this week is an update on our Payson bass fishing pro Clifford Pirch, who finished in 20th place at the Bassmaster Elite Series held Aug. 7-10 on the Delaware River.

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Get ready to rodeo!

DJ's Music Trivia

This is it! Payson’s signature weekend is here again. The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, with 130 years of buckin’, ropin’, clowns, parades and a whole lot more, has stampeded into town.

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Impact of chance events amazing Part II

Your Turn

Last week I talked about a few of the events in my life that looked terrible, but turned out to be lucky breaks.

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Preparations started long ago for PHS football players

More Than a Game

High school football practice officially began on Monday.

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