The one-vehicle rollover accident that all but closed Highway 260 Monday looked horrific — but one woman and three dogs survived the crash. Paramedics extracted the woman from her smashed truck and rushed her to a Phoenix hospital. The three dogs were ejected from the truck as it rolled — but two survived and one remains missing.
A beloved Hellsgate volunteer firefighter who battled the Wallow and Yarnell fires, kept aging fire trucks running and did endless favors for his many friends, collapsed and died Friday while taking a fitness test.
Fierce governor’s race hits Payson with plea to keep cutting budget
Secretary of State Ken Bennett brought his freshly minted campaign for governor to Payson on Saturday, calling for fresh spending cuts in the precariously balanced state budget and the eventual elimination of the income tax.
The book on the 2014 Taste of Rim Country is closed, leaving almost everyone feeling full and satisfied.
Payson schools have less money to spend on each child than in 2008, but the district has a B grade overall, mostly because students continue to do better in math, reading, writing and science than either comparable districts or the average student statewide.
The Payson Area Singles will meet at Jake’s Corner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 16 to celebrate March birthdays.
Area churches are now holding Lenten Services Wednesday evenings. The Lutheran churches and Payson United Methodist Church all have announced services and each is also offering a soup supper preceding the service.
Five Payson students will represent the school district at the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair, March 31 through April 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
A bill sponsored by Rim Country’s state legislative delegation that would have required federal law enforcement personnel to register with local sheriffs and turn over half of their fines to the counties has died in committee.
It took the county’s citizens’ committee only two meetings to decide voters should extend the existing half-cent transportation excise tax another 20 years.
Rim Country senator pushes bill to put propositions back on ballot every eight years
The Senate Elections Committee on a party-line vote has approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Chester Crandell (R-Heber) that would require voters to re-approve ballot measures every eight years.
For the second year in a row, tickets are sold out to the annual A Taste of Rim Country fund-raiser Saturday, March 8 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.
The proposed adoption of a fire building code for new home construction set off a firestorm of opinions at a Payson Town Council study session Tuesday, with most councilors adamantly against the idea.
Prosecutors, judge can’t agree on plea
A Gila County judge is standing behind his decision to reject a restrictive plea deal negotiated by the Gila County Attorney’s Office.
Visions of picnics, park benches and horseshoe pits had the Star Valley Town Council bubbling with excitement Tuesday as it approved spending $40,000 to build its first public park.