I’ve lived in Payson for more than 40 years, and have been in the same house for 35 of those years. Even after all that time, every morning when I wake up and look out the window at the 20-or-so miles of the Mogollon Rim that I can see from my hillside home I realize how truly lucky I am to be able to live here.
Weekend trip reveals one woman’s bold artistic triumph
Rocking beneath a gold and turquoise stenciled ceiling in front of a warm fire, cocooned by the rumble of trains in the night and the strumming of a guitarist in the lobby, you can easily lose track of your century in Winslow’s La Posada.
The day had bright sunshine and bright snow that glittered like diamonds, but the brightest things were the smiles from the Rim Country Middle School students.
Many of us, myself included, end up over-modifying our vehicles.
Jeepin’ in Rim Country
In our previous columns we have talked about you and your vehicle. Today we are going to talk about knowing the neighborhood ... being familiar with the off-highway country you are driving in.
A skier rediscovers her skis and her joy atop the fresh snow
I unearthed my old blue Dynastar skies out from the corner of the garage where I had stored them when I moved to Payson five years ago.
Rim Country Archaeological Society finds joy and mystery in the ruins of Chaco Canyon
Ed Spicer stood on the cliff edge, overlooking the 800-year-old ruins of Pueblo Bonito, once the mystic center of an ancient world. A genial fighter pilot with artificial knees, an inexhaustible sense of adventure and an insatiable curiosity, Ed dubiously surveyed the rain clouds gathering south of Chaco Canyon.
Rim Country People
Growing up in a family with three brothers who were master falconers, Mark Alten couldn’t help but develop a love of animals.
Fitness model finds footing in tribe’s diabetes wellness program
There are no street signs here, but down a long dirt road in northern Arizona, past mountains, canyons and springs, a ranch sits on a mesa with a view that stretches for miles. They call it Top of the World.
Defiance, Ohio bred a group of special friends that graduated in 1946.
Hiking group members 'wanna be like Ray'
With a spry skip in his step, a song in his heart and surrounded by 33 well-wishers, Ray Kinsman celebrated in his 90th birthday this week — where else but on the trail.
Fall flares across Rim Country in winter’s shadow
The leaves flittered down, trembling all the way to the golden ground. I shuttered away, in love with luminous yellow in an aspen grove on the slopes of an ancient volcano.
Crisp is the word that best describes October mornings in Rim Country. There may be lovely, languid days, but mornings and evenings are brisk, if not downright chilly. Time to put away the T-shirts and flip-flops and get out the sweatshirts and socks.
August is summer full-blown, a month to savor the cool, early morning hours with a glass of juice or cup of coffee sipped on the patio.
Step into the community garden and prepare to be transported to the Garden of Eden –— which doubles as a mainstay for Rim Country’s hard-pressed food banks.