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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Fatal moment

Voden murder trial starts with gripping testimony

As Brenda Burnett bent down to grab one of her dog’s toys she heard her husband of 15 years, Randy Burnett, calmly tell her something she had never heard him say before — “Brenda, if you should ever listen to me, listen to me this time. Get back into the house.”

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Payson settles suit for $50,000

Man pleads to witness assault before payout

After a lengthy civil battle, the Town of Payson recently reached a $50,000 settlement with a 27-year-old man who said Payson police officers needlessly beat him up during a 2011 arrest.

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Voden trial begins

A rage fueled senseless murder or a man protecting himself from a larger neighbor on the cusp of an attack? In opening arguments Thursday, lawyers presented two very different reasons why Michael Voden shot and killed his neighbor outside his kitchen door in the fall of 2013.

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Payson turns on the charm

Despite the early hour and chilly conditions, Payson residents came out in droves Friday for a Valley news show, which held a special six-hour broadcast from Green Valley Park.

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Headed now for prison

Drunk driver blows ‘greatest’ plea deal

A drunk driver that slammed into a Gisela couple’s yard and nearly killed their dogs, saw his path of destruction end Monday when a judge sentenced him to a year in prison, five years of probation and another 60 days in jail.

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Voden trial slated for this Wednesday

After repeated delays, a Payson man accused of killing his new neighbor is set to begin Wednesday in Globe.

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Tractor Supply Company building under construction

Construction is underway for a 21,930-square-foot Tractor Supply Company store at State Route 260 and Manzanita Drive, next to Tiny’s Restaurant.

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New gallery in Pine

The newest art gallery in Pine brings something warm and welcoming to town. Maybe it is the smell of varnish, acrylic oils and fresh-sawn wood that permeates the space or the art, tucked into several rooms in the charming gallery, most from either friends or family of the owners, Ed and Joanie Farnum.

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C.C. Cragin pipeline work starts in June

Construction work to bring C.C. Cragin (formerly Blue Ridge) Reservoir water to Payson by 2018 is well underway and residents next month will soon see those efforts as crews begin work on the Beeline Highway.

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Police pensions payments jump

It is the “big ugly” in Payson’s budget next fiscal year: the town’s contribution to police pensions.

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