Ranger acted in self defense
A U.S. Forest Service officer who shot and killed an Oklahoma man who attacked him with pepper spray last year will not face charges.
District costs low, but students do well on AIMS
Payson schools have seen better student achievement with fewer dollars than comparable school districts, according to the annual report card of Arizona’s school districts released last week by the Auditor General’s Office.
Devon Wells plopped a huge cookie sheet down on the counter.
The Library Friends of Payson are still selling tickets for the A Taste of Rim Country library fundraiser.
The Rim Country and Gila County recently acquired 15 residents now qualified to help in the event of a disaster.
This week, both Payson Elementary School and Julia Randall Elementary held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event.
Nick Pfeifle waited with Payson High School theater instructor Kathy Siler for the rest of the students at the gates of the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
The marching band uniforms might be put away, but the competitions continue.
Any successful business owner understands the importance of marketing, but most small businesses don’t have the money to invest.
Board worries bills will hurt students
After listening to an alarming summary of new laws likely to cut funding and increase demands on public schools, newly elected Payson school board member Angie Prock asked a pointed question.
Only dry cleaner in town shut
Rim Country’s only dry cleaner has closed and many of the 1,500 customers feel taken to the cleaners themselves.
Every winter season, Dave Harmon spends many days and nights plowing snow and ice to clear the highways in the Holbrook area. The hours are long, the weather can be treacherous, and the conditions are challenging, even dangerous at times, especially when drivers don’t give the plows enough room to work.
With more winter weather in the forecast, Coconino National Forest managers wish to remind visitors to be prepared for winter conditions across the Forest. Visitors coming to the Forest are urged to make smart decisions, put safety first, and be respectful of the land and other visitors.
The winter storms that have battered the East and the South will reach the Southwest this weekend and on into next week.
Some of Payson and much of Northern Arizona lost Internet and phone service Wednesday after police say vandals cut a CenturyLink fiber optic line in north Phoenix.