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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Fire chief goes to Dubai

Morris speaks at Fire Safety Technology Forum

The Pine-Strawberry Fire chief recently went half way around the world to help a community build safer buildings for firefighters.

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Middle school students celebrate graduation

The class of 2020 received a spirited send off as they graduated from Rim Country Middle School Thursday afternoon.

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Gunman shoots at cars, cops on Beeline

A San Tan Valley man is in custody after police say he went on a shooting spree Tuesday night, striking six vehicles, including a police cruiser on the Beeline Highway near Fountain Hills.

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Political shuffle

Evans runs for supervisor; Hughes, Swartwood face off

After four terms, Kenny Evans has said he will not run for Payson mayor again.

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Two critically injured on motorcycle

Crash took place on deadly turn north of Pine on Saturday

Two people were flown to the Valley Saturday after their motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle north of Strawberry.

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Alarmed by fires

But cool, damp conditions turn fires into forest management tool

Two lightning-sparked forest fires on the Mogollon Rim above Pine-Strawberry this weekend alarmed residents — but not fire crews.

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Payson man faces ‘trial by Facebook’ as rumors swirl

No doubt — he had too much to drink, before he started dancing and laughing in Rumsey Park back in April. He probably didn’t expect the police to show up.

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Juggling lives & fears in the emergency room

Four hours into his shift, with a computer screen full of patients and no beds to spare, the “bat phone” rings.

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Report to the Regents

ASU said official ‘partner’ for scaled down Payson branch campus plan

Arizona State University has agreed to open a branch in Payson, with a planned first-year enrollment of 300 to 350, Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell said during a presentation at the Payson Tea Party this week.

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Flood of problems

Can Fossil Creek reservation system protect stream and rescue rescuers?

Last year, an estimated 130,000 people jammed into Fossil Creek, leaving behind trash, stinky messes and exhausted rescuers — called in more than 240 times to rescue hikers in flip-flops and drunken cliff jumpers.

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