The search for a new town attorney has hit a roadblock once again.
A Phoenix man survived a rollover Sunday morning south of Payson, but was killed when another driver lost control and struck him.
A former Rim Country student died this weekend when his vehicle rolled north of Payson and caught fire.
Residents begin returning to Canal Apartments
With soiled carpet and water-soaked walls replaced, the first round of residents moved back into the Canal Senior Apartments Monday and everyone is expected to be back home by Christmas, staff says.
Residents protest plan to loosen access requirements
Despite some residents’ objections, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended the Payson Town Council increase the number of homes allowed on a cul-de-sac to comply with a model, international fire code.
A 29-year-old Payson man faces a slew of child abuse charges after reportedly slapping around his girlfriend’s children.
A 70-year-old Chandler grandfather is accused of molesting his 12-year-old Payson granddaughter repeatedly and attempting to assault his then 17-year-old granddaughter as well.
Health Alliance donates $5,000 to help homeless residents
The Mogollon Health Alliance Monday donated $5,000 to help the residents of the Canal Senior Apartments, who were displaced last month due to water damage.
As gas prices steadily fall elsewhere, the cost per gallon in Rim Country remains high and that’s frustrating drivers.
Whew. Just in time.
The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday will take up subdivision access.
Two-car pileup in Star Valley
A 23-year-old Payson man is expected to survive a Wednesday night vehicle accident, police say.
A 23-year-old Payson man is expected to survive a vehicle wreck Wednesday night, police say.
A grand jury indicted a Payson man recently for allegedly repeatedly molesting his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter.
A man who said he was so angry he blacked out and assaulted his brother-in-law was sentenced to probation Monday.
Open range poses threat on Houston Mesa Road
If you have driven along Houston Mesa Road in the past few months, you have probably seen them and maybe nearly hit one. Several hundred black cows are roaming free, grazing along the roadway which leads to Mesa del Caballo and other communities under the Rim.
With Payson’s attorney of eight years leaving and his replacement recently turning down the job, things were looking grave for the town last week until they found Kane Graves.
Thanks to a few quick-thinking Safeway employees, a mother of five survived a massive cardiac arrest.
Money running out for displaced Canal residents
Efforts to get the Canal Senior Apartments habitable again after massive water damage earlier this month is going well, but organizers aren’t sure how they will keep tenants in hotel rooms until workers finish repairs.
Fitness model finds footing in tribe’s diabetes wellness program
There are no street signs here, but down a long dirt road in northern Arizona, past mountains, canyons and springs, a ranch sits on a mesa with a view that stretches for miles. They call it Top of the World.
A homeless man who reportedly tried to rape a woman in the woods near the Payson First Church of the Nazarene last month will appear in court next week.
Businesses rely on sales, town relies on sales tax
With the holiday shopping season ramping up, local business owners are holding their breath. With fewer Valley visitors in the winter, business owners rely heavily on local shoppers this time of year to make it through another year. But with more people shopping online and at big box stores, some worry how they can compete.
Nature’s Harvest admits guilt
Nature’s Harvest, which ran medical marijuana patient assistance programs in Payson and the White Mountains, has pleaded guilty to illegally facilitating the sale of marijuana.
Firefighters say two people are lucky to be alive after a fire started in their kitchen while they were sleeping Wednesday.
A woman complaining of altitude sickness was rescued from Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Wednesday afternoon after she fell and couldn’t get up.
Payson children can once again bust out the sidewalk chalk, without fear of the police.
The Payson Town Council recently denied a man’s request to place a four-way stop at West Sherwood Drive and West Forest Drive after town staff found it wasn’t warranted.
Fire taxes region’s resources
Who you going to call to a burning house when everyone — absolutely everyone — is off or on other calls? If you’re the Payson Fire Department, you call everyone — and hope someone shows up.
The Payson Town Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m., today, Nov. 18, in council chambers to adopt the general election results and discuss the replacement of the town attorney.
The Payson Town Council has selected a new attorney and he comes by way of the Town of Florence.
Agreement gives owner an out if Payson nixes zoning
A potential landowner proposing a controversial industrial park in Granite Dells wants Payson to negotiate a pre-development agreement so that he can back out of annexation if the town ultimately denies him the zoning change he seeks.
Apartment repairs may take months
With debris under foot, electrical cords strung up along long hallways, large ventilation fans pumping in warm air, an eerie orange glow cast throughout plastic sheeting and warning signs posted at every entrance, the Canal Senior Apartments this week felt like an underground mine.
A Star Valley man who was run over by a tractor last week has died.
Since water damage from a small candle fire displaced dozens of low-income residents, a deluge of donations has kept everyone afloat. But the money to put residents up in hotels will run out soon, leaving many residents facing a bleak Christmas.
In honor of Veterans Day, Kevin Dick Investment Management Group is assembling hygiene kits for homeless veterans today with the help of staff and customers.
Payson water rate hike OK’d to fund C.C. Cragin pipeline
With only one resident speaking out against the increase, the Payson Town Council Thursday unanimously approved water rate increases for the next four years to pay for the C.C. Cragin pipeline project.
It’s been a decade in the making, but the Payson Bashas’ finally has a Starbucks.
It came down to the ice cream shop owner vs. the former fire marshal. In the end, ice cream won out.
Firefighters brought a man back to life Thursday afternoon after he accidentally ran himself over with a tractor he was trying to fix.
Candle fire trips sprinkler, floods apartments, knocks out power
The tone out for a fire in the three-story Canal Senior Apartments off Main Street Wednesday morning rang like a nightmare for Rim Country firefighters. But even though sprinklers put the small fire out before crews arrived, the nightmare for residents will continue for perhaps a month, as residents seek a home for themselves and their pets.
Tragic rash of accidents prompts safety changes
It was an unusual season of wrecks north of Strawberry this summer, but something officials hope they don’t see again.
Candle likely to blame, officials say
Crews are mopping up after a small fire Wednesday morning at the Canal Senior Apartments that set the sprinklers off and flooded at least two apartments.
The results from Tuesdays's election are in for Gila County and unofficial results show success for a number of key ballot measures.
A Payson man will spend 9.25 years in prison for selling drugs after a judge sentenced him Oct. 27.
Man gets 17 years in prison for abusing 13-year-old girl
A Tonto Basin man will spend the next 17 years in prison for molesting a girlfriend’s teenage daughter more than 100 times in a year.
With its cupboard bare, the Payson Area Food Drive is limping along.
Voter approval of excise tax would provide $800,000 annually for roads
For the first time in its 20-year history, the Town of Payson may receive a chunk of the half-cent transportation excise tax if voters agree to extend it.
Pine-Strawberry’s chief has dodged death, saved lives
He has climbed the highest peak on four continents, survived two near-death experiences, put out aircraft fires, headed up two large fire departments and even knows how to lay cement.
Hiking group members 'wanna be like Ray'
With a spry skip in his step, a song in his heart and surrounded by 33 well-wishers, Ray Kinsman celebrated in his 90th birthday this week — where else but on the trail.
The Town of Payson has narrowed the search for a new attorney to two candidates.