Payson’s mayor has confirmed that Town Manager Debra Galbraith will leave within the next six months.
Discovered several hundred yards from car after rollover accident
Searchers discovered the body of a missing 71-year-old Star Valley man Friday morning north of Strawberry.
A man who reportedly stole a Payson police cruiser last year and drove it to the Valley is receiving mental treatment so he can stand trial.
Defense attorneys for Mike Voden hope a judge will this week bar prosecutors from introducing at his murder trial evidence he had previously brandished a gun at several dog owners.
Ranger acted in self defense
A U.S. Forest Service officer who shot and killed an Oklahoma man who attacked him with pepper spray last year will not face charges.
Any successful business owner understands the importance of marketing, but most small businesses don’t have the money to invest.
Only dry cleaner in town shut
Rim Country’s only dry cleaner has closed and many of the 1,500 customers feel taken to the cleaners themselves.
Some of Payson and much of Northern Arizona lost Internet and phone service Wednesday after police say vandals cut a CenturyLink fiber optic line in north Phoenix.
Payson may do away with its design review board to streamline approvals for developers.
Department also leads way with digital records
After years of budget cuts, the Hellsgate Fire Department is making up ground.
The Payson Area Food Drive “weathered” another year and while not as successful as years past, managed to pull in more than $50,000 and a good stash of food donations.
A man who tried to sexually assault a 16-year-old girl will spend the next 1.5 years in prison after pleading guilty.
Access to Gisela was cut off Thursday evening after firefighters found what they thought was a pipe bomb.
Two teens were safely reunited with their worried families Monday after they got lost near Fossil Creek.
Microbrewery in Pine faces possible restrictions by state
Since tapping their first beers four years ago, THAT Brewery in Pine has experienced rapid growth, distributing kegs everywhere from Tucson to Flagstaff and opening a second location in Cottonwood last year.
Police seek possible victims
Police say they are still unraveling a major fraud scheme involving two Star Valley residents and are looking for anyone who may have been a victim.
A vehicle that caught fire outside Circle K south was put out in four minutes by firefighters Monday night.
Owner, dogs escape fire
Thanks to neighbors, a disabled woman and her two dogs were pulled to safety Tuesday night after their house on North Easy Street went up in flames.
A woman and her two dogs escaped injury Tuesday night when their home went up in flames on North Easy Street.
What is a hashtag? A woman asked last week in a packed room of small-business owners, glancing around the room nervously to see if it would be met with quizzical “how can you not know” looks.
A 31-year-old Payson father of two sits in a Globe jail cell on multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, after the FBI reportedly tracked child pornography to his home computer.
Police are investigating the death of a mother and son Sunday night in Payson.
A homeless man who tried to rape a 90-year-old woman walking her dog last year pleaded guilty Friday.
New owners spent $600,000 to create a distinctive business
It is the only place in town you can pick up a beer growler and a tank of gas.
Payson promptly cleans up trashed up town yard
The rolling green grass stopped at the fence line and what lay beyond was an unsightly junk lot.
Sprinklers contain blaze
A sprinkler system saved a kitchen and likely an entire apartment complex from extensive damages Thursday night after a pot of oil boiled over, officials say.
Weekend trip reveals one woman’s bold artistic triumph
Rocking beneath a gold and turquoise stenciled ceiling in front of a warm fire, cocooned by the rumble of trains in the night and the strumming of a guitarist in the lobby, you can easily lose track of your century in Winslow’s La Posada.
Walk around the north end of Green Valley Park and you’ll notice three new additions. They aren’t more than bare, thin trunks right now, but give them a few years and they’ll be towering trees, some flush with red leaves in the fall.
A man who led officers on a 100-mph chase through the woods north of Payson before throwing everything from a tire jack to trash at officers, will spend the next 10.5 years in prison — another lengthy sentence for a man who has already served several.
Homeowners and business owners may see lower insurance premiums after the Payson Fire Department improved its fire risk rating.
A Payson man’s lawsuit against the town and several police officers for assaulting him during an arrest in 2011, claims the officers’ conduct was not only grossly negligent, but taken with an “evil mind.”
Chamber session to help block blunders
From opening without a business plan to posting boring posts on Facebook and failing to do basic marketing, several upcoming free seminars will address some of the most common mistakes small-business owners make in Rim Country.
The Time Out Thrift Store is shaping up to relocate.
State park visits top 100,000
Tonto Natural Bridge has rebounded from near closure, drawing more than 100,000 visitor this year — a nearly 60 percent increase.
Officer resigns after reprimand
A detention officer who let an inmate get under his skin resigned from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office following a brawl in the Globe Jail last year.
The trial for a man accused of murdering his neighbor over a barking, loose dog has been pushed back several months.
After a fire in a condominium complex, a family is struggling to get back on their feet and asking the community for help.
Disciplined officer quits
A Gila County detention officer that used excessive force on an inmate quit earlier this month before completing a suspension imposed for his actions.
Birthday adventure includes lesson in facing your fears
Curled up on a surprisingly fluffy bed in El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with a dory and some of North America’s worst rapids awaiting in the canyon below, the anxiety overwhelmed me. So I walked into the black and white tiled bathroom and got into the empty bathtub, like I did when I was a kid.
The fire department can once again help stranded motorists locked out of their vehicles when a locksmith is unavailable, thanks to council approval.
The communitywide Payson Area Food Drive has not been as successful this year as in the past when of pounds of food poured in, but organizers are hoping one last push will help make up the difference.
A 39-year-old Payson man died Saturday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle on State Route 87 in front of True Value — a crash that briefly closed the highway for the landing of a MediVac helicopter.
Officer kills dog after finding dead chickens
It was a grisly death and one that 19 people witnessed, including several children in Young last year.
Dog sniffs out suspect
After a 24-hour manhunt, police Tuesday arrested an armed robbery suspect just blocks from where it all started.
Update at 4 p.m.: Police arrested Daniel Righos, who they suspect robbed the One Stop, in a vacant building south of El Rancho around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.
A Gila County Superior Court judge Thursday denied a Payson man’s request to take back a guilty plea for allegedly stealing discarded, scrap ammunition from a local manufacturer.
Several businesses were sporting boarded up windows Monday, including Chase Bank, Fletcher’s and Payson Packaging, after a busy weekend.
What started as a slow day at the One Stop abruptly turned into a frightening ordeal Monday afternoon when a masked man robbed the convenience store at gunpoint.
They are well-known businesses, but when they re-open, you might not recognize them.
Deputies, volunteers gain vital certification
Hovering over Shoofly, Bill Pitterle willingly threw himself off a helicopter skid. Dangling by a rope over the rocky terrain and several low, ruin walls, the only thing remaining from its once Indian inhabitants, Pitterle unlocked his rappel device and slowly descended, careful not to spin his body below the whizzing rotor blades.