After filling the unexpired office of the late Glenn Reynolds, John Henry Thompson was elected on his own in 1890 as sheriff of Gila County, and in June he and Carrie moved to Globe.
Rattlin' the Rim
In the July 15 Rattlin’ the Rim, I encouraged Payson High School’s prospective football players to participate in a preseason training camp to be held July 18-22 on the school’s campus.
The first thing the 19-year-old basic trainee deserter did when Eddie Morgan and I got him seated in our compartment and the train started rolling was look at my drill instructor’s badge and say, “DI, you ain’t never gonna get me back to that base! I’ll take out both of you.”
A two-vehicle accident slowed westbound traffic on Hwy. 260 at the intersection of Mud Springs Road late Thursday morning.
The Forest Service has released the Proposed Action (PA) for the Rim Country Project and the public is encouraged to provide comments. These comments will help the Interdisciplinary Team as they conduct a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed restoration treatments.
Earlier Wednesday, a forest fire started east of Pine on Milk Ranch Point.
Chamber draws political hopefuls
A recent meeting of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce attracted almost everyone running for office in Rim Country — in both the primary in August and the general election in November.
Sometimes, you can’t stop.
Streams we’ve battered and abused have new hope of restoration
Residents say district should ask for help before hiking tax rates
Outside the Tonto Basin Elementary School District, temperatures soared past 100. Inside, tempers sizzled even hotter as residents gathered to protest a proposed boost in their property taxes.
This morning, construction crews hit a fiber line causing some disruption in the Gila County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center in Globe.
The long-awaited raise for Payson police officers proved smaller than many had anticipated.
All of Gila County has slipped back into “severe drought” according to the U.S. Forest Service, extending the fire season and prompting the Tonto National Forest to leave fire restrictions clamped into place.
On June 23, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board voted to increase rates, both for property taxes and water usage.
Ex-manager’s severance pay exceeds cost of three more police officers
Payson’s still making payments on the expensive decision to buy out former town manager Debra Galbraith.