Alexis Bechman

Reporter

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Alexis attended the University of Arizona where she graduated in 2008 with journalism and retailing degrees. She joined the Roundup staff a month after graduation. At the Roundup, Alexis covers the Star Valley Town Council, law enforcement, courts and business beats.

Recent Stories

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Pros bring 30-minute fireworks show to Green Valley sky

After weather significantly delayed the fireworks show last year in Green Valley Park, town officials are hoping for clear skies for this year’s Fourth of July show and have taken a few precautions in case things don’t go as planned.

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Sheriff’s deputy distributes water to ill-prepared hikers on Fossil Creek Trail

Gila County officials say more than 30 people were without enough water on Fossil Creek Trail this weekend and one deputy handed out four cases of water to hikers.

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Rescuers have busy weekend helping hikers

TRSAR spends 7 hours pulling injured man from Box Canyon

It took rescuers more than seven hours to pull a man out of Box Canyon Saturday, after he fell and injured his ankles some 400 feet below the canyon lip.

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Home barely saved from kids playing with fireworks

A home surrounded by thick brush nearly caught fire Saturday after children playing with fireworks ignited a brush fire, say Pine-Strawberry Fire officials.

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Tempest tosses boats

Roosevelt Lake storm: ‘Worst I’ve seen’

A torrential storm struck Tonto Basin Saturday evening with waves tossing boats about, swamping some and even flipping a dock on Roosevelt Lake. No one was reported injured.

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Lethal lightning strike

Bolt kills hiker atop Rim

Lightning killed a 24-year-old woman Saturday and injured several others hiking on the Mogollon Rim during a social outing.

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Ceremony recalls firefighters’ deaths in 1990 Dude Fire

On Thursday 25 years ago, six wildland firefighters died battling the Dude Fire north of Payson near Bonita Creek Estates.

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Payson’s violent crime rate plunges 13 percent

Calls for service rise, arrests drop

The number of violent crimes in Payson dropped 13 percent last year, despite a small increase in calls to the police.

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McAnerny named Officer of the Year

For the second time, Payson Police officer Michael McAnerny was named Northern Gila County Officer of the Year by the Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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Tim Wright named presiding Gila County Superior Court judge

Although he only took office in January, the Arizona Supreme Court Thursday appointed Tim Wright presiding judge of Gila County. 

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