This small, but colorful art gallery and gift shop opened earlier this year in the Swiss Village Shops next to the then-Payson Florist, 802 N. Beeline Highway.
When Kathleen Rable walked away from Waushakum Pond 46 years ago, she left a piece of herself. She never really forgot about it, but she did move on.
Confrontation with judge likely subject of investigation
The State Bar of Arizona is investigating Gila County’s chief deputy attorney for possibly violating the rules of professional conduct.
Local businesses, county supervisors come through
The fourth annual Payson Area Food Drive is off to a strong start.
Buckner’s composure, professionalism, work ethic lauded by county attorney
For his composure under pressure both in the field and in courtroom, the Gila County Attorney’s Office has named a Payson cop Officer of the Quarter.
Despite receiving some three inches of rain and a splattering of snow this weekend, police reported few problems.
County attorney questions role of judges, election of senators
Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp questioned the right of judges to review the constitutionality of legislation and lamented the passage of the 17th Amendment allowing the direct election of U.S. senators at a Tea Party meeting last week, often sounding like he was back in front of the high school government class he once taught.
Officers suspect alcohol played a part in a rollover accident last weekend near Christopher Creek.
A Tonto Apache Tribal Council member has been charged with extreme DUI with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit, say police.
Family pleads for probation, but prison plea deal prevails
A judge sentenced a man to 3.5 years in prison Thursday for abandoning his shoeless 2-year-old son along the side of Houston Mesa Road earlier this year.
Police say an intoxicated man crashed a lime green ATV into bushes Wednesday after reportedly throwing a fit in a local jewelry store and storming out.
He fought off flames at a Star Valley trailer park fire several weeks ago by himself until more help arrived. His actions likely helped prevent the spread of flames to several nearby homes, said Hellsgate Fire Chief Gary Hatch.
The Payson Town Council has approved a new ceiling, not of the debt variety, but solar panels over town hall’s parking lot.
Collection of information about the winter storm from around the Web.
Fresh off shallow dives in the crystal clear waters of Taylor Pool, a dozen scuba divers took to Roosevelt Lake recently for their first deep dive into the lake’s dark depths, all hoping to avoid nitrogen narcosis (getting drunk underwater).
Mesa del Caballo neighbors rally with garden hoses
A couple is grieving the loss of their three dogs after a fire destroyed their rental home in Mesa del Caballo, early Saturday morning.
Police recording captures lethal confrontation
A Gila County grand jury has indicted a Payson man on charges of second-degree murder for killing his neighbor. Michael Alan Voden, 72, pleaded not guilty Monday in Globe during his arraignment.
With triple the need and a dramatic decline in food deliveries, local food banks are once again struggling to keep their shelves stocked as the busy holiday season approaches.
The Star Valley Town Council last week pledged to help fund the local delivery of meals to seniors for at least the next three years.
A man who will stand trial next month for allegedly killing his daughter in a rollover last year was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for a separate offense involving domestic violence.
He’s hosted the rodeo in Rim Country for the last 30 years, heading up the Payson Rodeo Committee and acting as rodeo boss for both the Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo in May and the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in August.
Climb to top of Arizona’s tallest mountain a test of willpower
I tossed my water bottle behind the twisted low branches of a bristlecone pine, the only thing hardy enough to live in such an inhospitable environment. I could not bear the weight of the 25-ounce bottle anymore. It had come to that.
Man reportedly trying to retrieve his dog killed in neighbor’s yard
A loose dog in a neighbor’s yard led to a fatal shooting in a peaceful Payson neighborhood and conflicting accounts that suggest either self-defense or the senseless killing of an unarmed man.
A family is staying with friends after a fire Saturday night badly damaged their manufactured home. It was the second tragic event to take place Saturday. That morning, a man reportedly shot and killed his neighbor just down the street off Rancho Road.
The Star Valley Town Council voted Tuesday to give council members a 150 percent raise starting in 2015 in hopes of drumming up more interest in serving on the board, since no one ran against the incumbents in the last election.
Treasurer tries to explain
Gila County Treasurer Debora Savage Tuesday struggled to explain to a frustrated board of supervisors why 2013 property tax bills are more than a month late for the third year in a row.
A semi-truck carrying 16 cubes of crushed cars, careened out of control Friday, closing several lanes of Highway 260 travel for hours. Although the truck’s cab was badly compressed, the driver walked away with just a couple of cuts.
Neighbor dispute winds up in court
Jo Chavez thought her three-bedroom brick home on South Ash Street offered a little piece of Rim Country paradise. So she settled in with her son and pets and hung a sign by the front door reading “Rest and Relaxation.”
Additional space allows for growth
The soft tan paint was getting applied and the leaf-inspired sconces wired up Wednesday as crews hurried to get Center Point Dental ready to open in the next coming weeks.
Sheriff hires ex-police chief to handle internal investigations
From street cop to police chief to private investigator, Gordy Gartner has had a lengthy and interesting 40-year career.
Ax wielding Payson man terrorized neighbor, driver
Like a scene from a “horror movie,” Daniel Denuzzi, 47, tramped up to his Star Valley neighbor’s home with a 5-gallon gasoline can in one hand and an ax in the other. He threw the ax through the home’s front window, nearly striking his neighbor in the face.
Like her mother before her, Holly Crump spent most of her marriage in fear and misery.
Fire destroyed a man’s mobile home in a Star Valley RV park early Saturday morning and flames nearly took a neighbor’s unit as well.
Domestic violence scourge still afflicts Rim Country
Case 1: She pounded frantically on her neighbor’s front door at midnight, pleading, “Please let me in, my husband just beat the s*** out of me.” The alarmed neighbor opened the door to find a young woman standing on her front step, a lump on her head.
Firefighters can typically go weeks without seeing a fully-involved vehicle fire, but this week back-to-back blazes destroyed both an RV and an SUV. Firefighters kept both blazes from spreading to structures, but flames consumed the vehicles.
A man with an extensive history of drug abuse and criminal activity who has floated in and out of halfway houses will serve another stint behind bars after a judge recently sentenced him to nearly two years in prison.
The Payson Walmart closed Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out in an electrical box in the back of the store, but has since reopened.
The acting police chief of the Tonto Apache Tribe was wrapped up in a lengthy standoff this weekend; however, he was on the wrong side of the call.
A man traveling from northern Idaho took an unexpected side trip in his motor home Friday when it rolled off Highway 87 and into a ditch. At about 10:30 a.m., Daniel Kannecaard stopped his 2011 Southwind RV in a large pullout a few miles south of town to use the coach’s bathroom. He walked back to the bathroom and while inside, didn’t realize the RV was slowing inching forward, on course to go into a large ditch filled with shrubs and trees.
The Payson Town Council continued the systematic and time-consuming process of overhauling the town code Thursday, approving part three and four of the review.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Payson residents Wednesday on drug charges after responding to a report of illegal dumping.
Imaging, self-exams still best defense for breast cancer
Despite conflicting reports, women should get annual mammograms over the age of 40 and conduct monthly self-exams at any age, according to a local doctor.
Planning and Zoning green light airport location for Griffin’s
A propane company received the green light Monday from Payson’s Planning and Zoning Commission to go ahead with plans to seek approval to build a storage facility and sales office near the airport.
They curve when we ignore our dreams, straighten out when we are on the right path and hide under one another when money woes strike. Every bump and wrinkle offers a sign staring straight back (or up) at us, but usually overlooked.
It was a mixture of riotous fun and somber stillness. Payson High School students listened intently Friday as speakers outlined the dangers of driving impaired or distracted during the Celebrate My Drive assembly, which encourages teens to make safe choices behind the wheel while still celebrating the freedom that comes with getting a driver’s license.
The proud owners of former Frontier Elementary School, the Payson Community Christian School, are in talks to sell land north of the school it no longer needs.
The Payson Town Council adopted an amendment last week that clarifies election protocol and imposes hefty fines for violations.
If you call Domino’s this week, you might get an unexpected delivery at your door.
Jack Gauman is the latest artist to display his custom creations at Crafters Cubbies in the Swiss Village Shops, 626 N. Beeline Highway.
Tom Plets could never have imagined how much one semester in Europe would affect his whole life.