Due to the winter weather conditions, the Payson Roundup will not be delivered to homes in the Rim Country Friday, Jan. 8.
Just hours into the new year on Saturday, a Payson man died when a fire broke out in his bedroom.
The Payson Town Council will meet Thursday to discuss several issues, including construction of a water treatment facility near Mesa del Caballo, improvements at a Green Valley Park lake and a fire grant.
A Payson teen with a history of drug abuse and failing probation was sentenced Monday to more probation and treatment in the hope he can turn his life around.
A Payson man and his girlfriend, who reportedly abused a friend’s infant they were watching and then tried to cover it up with makeup, have pleaded not guilty.
It’s been more than two months since a Payson man fatally shot another man in the Home Depot parking lot and police say they are still investigating and will not release any records or additional information.
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.
He delivered the mail to former President Harry Truman for years, including the largest letter ever sent.
Deputies arrested an Avondale man Friday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Valley.
A woman who tried to pass a bad check at the casino and then run from police in the Buffalo Bar and Grill parking lot, was arrested Wednesday along with a friend on drug-related charges.
A Payson man continues to be held on a $150,000 bond on child pornography charges.
A man who appealed a 10.5-year sentence saying the court made several errors will stay in prison after the Arizona Court of Appeals Division II upheld the conviction.
It was a historic moment for the Tonto Apache Tribe Monday as it officially took ownership of 292 acres of land, effectively quadrupling the size of the reservation.
A judge has denied two requests from a Rim Country hunting guide who jurors convicted of selling scrap HPR ammunition.
A grandfather accused of assaulting his granddaughter because she dressed too sexy has pleaded not guilty.
Controversial case played key role in election for Gila County attorney
A controversial self-defense case that divided Gila County’s past and current county attorneys recently ended with a guilty verdict.
Payson has no parks on the east side of town, which the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission wants to change.
The council again last week weighed whether residents can house guests in RVs temporarily on their property.
Two members of a Globe-based medical flight crew died Tuesday night after their helicopter crashed east of Phoenix. A third crew member survived and is being treated at a Valley hospital.
While the snow softly fell outside for much of the night, a family of five awoke Monday morning to a horrifying sight.
It was a slip sliding away kind of Monday.
A two-alarm fire in east Payson Monday afternoon killed a family’s cat and destroyed their home.
A woman that got lost on Horton Creek Trail Saturday was safely brought back to her vehicle.
A plan to build an RV park in the neighborhood behind Rim Country Guns did not receive a warm welcome from the Planning and Zoning Commission last week, which voted against rezoning the property.
It seems we just cannot get enough screen time. Most of us are glued to our computer seight-plus hours a day and then when we get home, turn on the television and play games on our smart phone before turning in.
A family of five safely escaped from their home in the Knolls Monday morning after a fire erupted just after 7 a.m.
Volunteers needed in spirit of the season
The snow fell from the overhang of the Walgreens entrance, soaking John Morgan’s coat, the wind chilling him to the bone.
For 13 years, Larry Baker and Richard Crowe put everything into Tymeless Antiques and Treasures off Hardscrabble Road in Pine.
They move in, tramp around and leave nothing but a mess.
It was built to stop runaway trucks, but couldn’t stop a bicycle in its current state.
But lease to charter school spurs questions
It was a quick meeting for the Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday, which worked through its agenda with just a few public comments, most related to plans to put a charter school on part of the university site.
Since Payson voters turned down a proposal to build a YMCA in Rumsey Park in 2008, there has been little discussion about a community recreation center.
From whimsical tree houses to bubbling springs, the forests east of Payson hold treasures to entertain the imagination of children for hours.
Work is well underway on Habitat for Humanity’s 28th home in Payson.
From a master plan for the university project, funding a $11 million section of the C.C. Cragin water pipeline to letting guests stay in RVs for short term visits, the Payson Town Council will discuss a variety of issues at its Thursday meeting.
A 2-year-old they call Lisa has taken refuge in a foster home, as her drug-addicted mother struggles with the complex and devastating effects of her violent marriage.
After a year of work, the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Trail Crew unveiled its newest section of trail in the summer of 2015.
It was an emotional day for a tall cowboy from Young.
A 68-year-old Round Valley man accused of molesting two girls was exonerated Monday on all charges.
On a windy overcast day last week, local search and rescue members took turns dangling from a helicopter near the Shoofly Ruins northeast of town.
A 22-year-old woman part of an elaborate credit card and identify theft scheme will spend the next two years in prison.
A Payson man who stole a vehicle while still on probation for an earlier burglary will serve six years in prison.
A Payson woman that scammers wouldn’t leave alone finally found a way to get them to stop calling.
Although he says it wasn’t his, a Valley man will serve 4.5 years in prison for being in a vehicle with a loaded handgun.
A California man that robbed the One Stop in January and the woman that drove the getaway car were both sentenced Monday.
Snowshoeing unlocks the backcountry – so long as you actually wear them
A native Tucsonan, I am still getting used to all the white stuff that falls in Rim Country every winter. So as a lover of the outdoors, I find myself cooped up and depressed when the snow berms and frosty roads close down the Mogollon Rim, keeping me from the Rim lakes and views until spring.
A Tonto Basin man lost all of his woodworking tools when several of his sheds caught fire early Tuesday morning.
It has been a hairy month for the Payson Police Department.
With home rental rates increasing every year, finding affordable housing in Payson poses a challenge. Local Realtors say a lack of affordable housing poses a looming crisis in Rim Country, especially if the area gets a four-year university that draws several thousand new residents.
Swiss Village lighting tonight kicks off rush of Christmas events
After you have gobbled down Thanksgiving dinner, head out to the Swiss Village Shops this weekend to kick off Christmas.