The primary election is behind us, but voters will face another round of choices in the Nov. 8 general election — including state and federal legislative contests, three contested county offices and a few water, fire and sanitary district races.
Gila County had the second highest voter turnout in the state in the primary election.
Rattlin' the Rim
A full year of preparation and planning for the Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race culminates at noon today, Friday, Sept. 16, with the opening of a free campground, which many racers and spectators will call home for the weekend.
AzMERIT: Good, band & UGLY
Happy glimmers of good news for the Payson Unified School District gleam in the latest AzMERIT test scores.
Dean of the Gila Community College Payson campus, Pam Butterfield, has her art on display at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix through Oct. 2.
Another Week in the Creek
Christopher Creek woke up to a thunderstorm last Monday morning foreshadowing perhaps the end of a strange monsoon. Early next week may be the last of it.
Payson's football team battled mighty Eagar Round Valley to the bitter end but came up on the short end of a 20-13 score on Friday night.
Event connects community groups with families, includes pet adoptions
On Saturday, Sept. 17 the Tractor Supply Co. store in Payson will celebrate Pet Appreciation Week’s main event.
It was a picturesque day in Pine for a trail race Saturday. While mountain bike riders pre-rode the Fire on the Rim mountain bike race course on the west side of Highway 87, at the Pine Trailhead, runners laced up their sneakers for a 5K run.
Victoria Rutherford couldn’t help but crow about her Grand Champion award from the Northern Gila County Fair for her Cornish rooster, Sweetie.
The forests of Northern Arizona remain dreadfully vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to the just-released draft of an overhaul of the Tonto National Forest’s master plan.
“Of course it had to happen on 9/11,” said Don Haynie, owner of a motor home that caught on fire. “It was a catastrophic motor home fire. But Sheriff’s Deputy Ridge Halenar drove by and saw the smoke.”
Muise moves to Washington state
The Payson Ranger District has lost a great resource — Recreation Officer Chelsea Muise. She moved onto Washington state to serve as recreation manager for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in late August.
Motorists should prepare for heavy smoke, reduced visibility in area
Eastbound State Route 260, which was reduced to one lane 25 miles east of Payson while the Tonto National Forest conducted fire prevention operations, will remain restricted for the time being due to the Fulton Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The Arizona Department of Education and its committee of educators has poured over the K-12 Common Core standards and come up with a new set.