Backers insist construction will start in December
Work is underway to widen State Route 260 for several turn lanes leading into the site for a proposed university.
The Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center at the Payson campus of Gila Community College is presenting a free workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25.
Federal policy recognizes students' gender identity rights
The Payson Unified School District Board on Aug. 22 decided to punt on a suggested policy that would have kept in place practices already followed by the district regarding transgender students and bathrooms.
Recently, another of the dwindling preschool options for Rim Country parents quietly closed — Karen’s Kare Bears.
Gila Community College’s fall 2016 semester begins Monday, Aug. 22. Registration is underway now at the Payson campus at 201 N. Mud Springs Road.
While Rim Country residents sit at home watching the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, nine students from Payson will be in the crowd.
The Pine School Board focused on a host of new policies this week, including a policy to prevent discrimination against transgender students and a new state policy that would prevent schools from preventing people from carrying guns on public right of way adjacent to school grounds.
With a few new instructors, Gila Community College Payson Campus has opened up new classes or started classes that have been off the schedule for a while due to staffing issues.
Gorry stresses teacher training, Sandoval targets principals
Gail Gorry believes training teachers would give the Gila County superintendent of schools the best chance to improve student achievement.
Jake Sopeland peered into Kirstin McKee’s kindergarten class to grab one last peek at his daughter Vera before the loud speaker boomed, “We love you parents, but bye-bye.”
Storms force early end to Camp Tontozona
Monsoon storms prompted the Sun Devil's on Friday to cancel the Saturday practice at Camp Tontozona and head for home.
In the midst of the flurry of activity that accompanies heading back to school, it’s worthwhile to take a few moments to review some basic safety tips for grown-ups and children. School bus safety
As the new school year begins, AAA wants to remind motorists about safe ways to share the roads with young pedestrians, other drivers, bicyclists and school buses.
In May, Payson High School lost all of its music teachers.
Local officials urge end to flip-flopping chaos of change in standards
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas on her “We are Listening” tour, got an earful when she stopped in Payson recently.