Buying local supports economy, public services
This gift-giving season, let your imagination be your guide, along with some hints and tips about the multitude of goodies that can be found in the Rim Country.
Businesses rely on sales, town relies on sales tax
With the holiday shopping season ramping up, local business owners are holding their breath. With fewer Valley visitors in the winter, business owners rely heavily on local shoppers this time of year to make it through another year. But with more people shopping online and at big box stores, some worry how they can compete.
For the third time, Payson Regional Medical Center has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.
Kids and teens rejoice — there is something fun to do with friends.
Payson Home Depot employees pitched into refurbish the Rim Country American Legion Hall in honor of Veterans Day.
SmartSystems I.T. company to celebrate 10th anniversary
While many businesses have closed their doors over the past decade, Scott Moody’s been opening new ones.
Agreement gives owner an out if Payson nixes zoning
A potential landowner proposing a controversial industrial park in Granite Dells wants Payson to negotiate a pre-development agreement so that he can back out of annexation if the town ultimately denies him the zoning change he seeks.
It’s been a decade in the making, but the Payson Bashas’ finally has a Starbucks.
Region outperforming state with strong gains in construction
Rim Country’s recovering economy continued to outperform the rest of the state in October as evidenced by figures in Payson’s monthly budget tracking report.
Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says it was all a mix up — lawyers making a muddled mess out of plans to rezone the Fox Farm/Rim Ranch.
Fox Farm industrial planners punt
An uncommonly large crowd turned out for Monday afternoon’s Payson Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Payson waives fee for builder of low-income housing
After months of planning and negotiation, Habitat for Humanity ReStore thrift store officials could finally announce last week that the store is moving.
The chime on the front door of Paper and Metal Scrappers chirped repeatedly Wednesday as customers flooded the small store in the Sawmill Crossing just as the rain fell softly outside.
A local insurance group recently beat out 200 other Arizona agencies, raising $3,500 for the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund.
Quilting Sisters of Payson, known statewide, was awarded the 2014-15 Shop of the Year by the Friends of the Hall of Fame. This is the third year Quilting Sisters has been nominated for the award.