All the long hours, behind-the-scenes help and exhausting schedule have paid off — the Pride of Payson Marching Band placed ninth in the state in its division.
Fire taxes region’s resources
Who you going to call to a burning house when everyone — absolutely everyone — is off or on other calls? If you’re the Payson Fire Department, you call everyone — and hope someone shows up.
Alliance meeting slated to buy university land
The Rim Country Educational Alliance Board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to consider moving forward to purchase two parcels of Forest Service land totaling some 274 acres — 253 acres immediately and another 21 acres in about a year.
The Payson Town Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m., today, Nov. 18, in council chambers to adopt the general election results and discuss the replacement of the town attorney.
NAVIT adds career courses, but still excludes freshmen
The Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) has trained Payson students in fire sciences, culinary arts, agricultural sciences, auto-shop, business (DECA and FBLA), construction arts, theater technical arts, nursing and medical assistance, and now they have added cosmetology.
Expect lane restrictions both day and night for the next two months
Crews continue to make progress on a safety improvement project on State Route 87 between Payson and Phoenix, approximately seven miles north of Sunflower. For the next two months, drivers will face daytime and nighttime restrictions between mileposts 221 and 228.
Volunteers with Payson Community Kids and others will be constructing the tamales for the big Tamales for Toys event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The Ladies of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, represented by Becky McGuigan (center), recently presented a $500 donation to John Zilisch, president, and Janet Zilisch, treasurer, of Payson Helping Payson (PHP).
Fire specialists from the Tonto National Forest will conduct a 2,000-acre controlled burn west of Hunter Creek and east of Camp Tontozona early this week.
November is known for many things — Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are the two most celebrated, but this month is also Aviation History and International Drum Month, National Adoption Awareness, Model Railroad, Native American Heritage and Peanut Butter Lovers Month.
Local residents enthusiastically strutted their stuff modeling the latest fashions for the Fourth Annual Falling Leaves Fashioneesta held at The Center (formerly the Senior Center).
The Payson Town Council has selected a new attorney and he comes by way of the Town of Florence.
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.
Julia Randall Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day with a flag raising conducted by 14 veterans in uniform at an assembly held Monday, Nov. 10.