Alexis Bechman


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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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Man rescued from Salome Canyon after anchor fails

A 28-year-old Goodyear man was badly injured Tuesday when he fell 25 feet into a pool when his anchor broke.

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Rim Country Internet slated for speed boost

New tower may speed TV and also connect hospitals, police

Three times faster broadband could soon beam into town after the council recently approved an agreement letting a private company install a tower near the airport.

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Man’s lifelong romance with the stars never grows old

Payson stargazer donates ‘scope’ to PUSD 78 years after he built it

He’s gazed at the stars and dreamed of other worlds through his beloved, hand-crafted telescope for nearly 80 years. But last week, Paul Bastow handed his pride and joy over to the next generation.

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Arsonist strikes in Gisela; boater rescued on Roosevelt

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an arson fire over the weekend that destroyed a truck.

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Brush fire blazes

Speed of fire was ‘significant’

Firefighters aren’t sure what started a brush fire next to Tiny’s Restaurant Monday afternoon, but know it was human-caused.

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Big race looms

Payson council faces challengers

A real council election is shaping up in Payson this year.

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Highway patrol targets distracted drivers

It only took Department of Public Safety officer Ben Kjellstrom a few minutes to spot a violation amidst a sea of traffic and whip his unmarked patrol car around, sloshing this reporter across the plastic backseats.

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Fire danger rises

Starting today, campers will only be allowed to roast marshmallows over a campfire if they are staying in a developed campground in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.

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Plea deal rejected

Judge balks at minimum term

A Superior Court judge Monday rejected a plea deal offering the shortest possible prison sentence to a man who allegedly damaged dozens of local businesses and shoplifted repeated times.

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Hellsgate chief leaving

Grant loss sparks budget firestorm

The Hellsgate Fire Department topped a bad month with news that it didn’t get a crucial federal grant and will lose its chief.

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