Does Payson need a hotel and conference center? Town officials hope to find out with a feasibility study for which the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) recently approved funding.
Oft-frustrated plans for Payson's Main Street still seen as vital to town’s future
To attract new businesses and workers, Payson needs to offer them something.
Just in time for summer, there is something new and sweet in the Swiss Village Shops. Country Charm Fudge, 626 N. Beeline Highway, has added gelato to their lineup of decadent treats.
Two boys were rescued from Water Wheel Sunday night after finding themselves trapped on the wrong side of the creek during a storm.
Can Payson turn eyesore into a tourist attraction?
Work continues on the first phases of the American Gulch walking path project.
Grant will replace Payson firefighters unreliable breathing systems
With firefighters breathing apparatuses failing at an “unacceptable” rate, the Payson Fire Department recently received a $334,000 grant to buy new units.
After nearly hitting an officer head-on and then leading officers on a drunken high-speed chase earlier this year, a Whiteriver woman was sentenced to prison recently.
Voting ballots will hit Payson residents’ mailboxes next week. Voters have five candidates to choose among for three Payson Town Council seats and two candidates vying for mayor.
You may have smelled something tasty as you drove into Payson from Star Valley recently.
He came to Payson 33 years ago and took a job as a laborer, learning the building trades as he went.
A long affair and an angry father leads to tragedy – and long pondering by prosecutors
An angry father. An armed man. A deadly confrontation.
Crews were mopping up the nine-acre Webber Fire on the Rim above Pine Saturday after a storm dumped nearly an inch of rain.
The Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go ahead for a tire repair shop along the Beeline Highway.
A man who nearly ran into a Payson Police Department officer last year was sentenced Friday to three years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Unsettled monsoon conditions have set in, mingling welcome moisture with deadly lightning strikes and a rash of new fires.
Relationship ends in an assault and a prison term
During an emotionally charged court session, a Payson man was sentenced to 2.25 years in prison for beating up his ex-girlfriend.
A large marijuana grow operation was discovered in Gisela Saturday.
Earlier Wednesday, a forest fire started east of Pine on Milk Ranch Point.
The long-awaited raise for Payson police officers proved smaller than many had anticipated.
Ex-manager’s severance pay exceeds cost of three more police officers
Payson’s still making payments on the expensive decision to buy out former town manager Debra Galbraith.
Which comes first: good jobs or a highly skilled workforce?
With a large percentage of Payson’s workforce leaving the area every day to work, building a strong workforce in town is a key goal of the town’s five-year economic development plan.
Several residents have reported receiving multiple Internal Revenue Service scam calls recently.
Rescuers responded to repeated calls last weekend, including operations at Salome Canyon and the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.
When a helicopter went down Sunday, the only thing left standing was the pilot and the seat he was sitting in.
On the second day of our hike below the Mogollon Rim, I was beginning to wonder why I’d ever decided to hike the Highline Trail.
It was another successful event for the town Monday, as thousands crowded into Green Valley Park for the Fourth of July celebration.
Response times in Houston Mesa drop by a minute
Payson has cut one minute off call response times since taking over management of the Houston Mesa Fire District. Even one minute can make a big difference on some calls — like a heart attack or a house fire.
Epic journey proves you can’t stop love
He helped her conquer her fear of heights and last week, love couldn’t keep these two apart.
Three Valley residents were arrested early Wednesday morning for reportedly using drugs in the Mazatzal Casino parking lot.
A 23-year-old man was sentenced to probation Tuesday for using a vehicle unlawfully.
Thanks to a grant and some creative money making ideas, the Hellsgate Fire Department’s $2.2 million budget next fiscal year is in solid shape.
You probably have seen them walking down Main Street. It is hard to know who is wagging more.
A man that once served as Payson’s mayor says he is running again to set the town in a new direction.
It was a busy Fourth of July holiday for emergency officials as one man was airlifted after being thrown from a pickup and a multitude of people trying to hike out of Fossil Creek needed water.
Finding love, peace at fireworks show
It was a family affair at Payson’s Fourth of July Celebration Monday.
Residents praise quick response by firefighters and APS
A quick moving brush fire burned nearly 60 acres off State Route 188 Monday afternoon, knocking power off for hours to 1,100 residents. Some ended up sleeping outside until Arizona Public Service restored the power.
A microburst in Rye Tuesday night flipped a travel trailer and ripped the roof off a home in what residents said felt like a tornado tearing through the community.
Gun-toting pair forces Payson man off the road, shoot him as he flees
Two Valley men are in custody after they shot a drunk driver Monday afternoon north of Payson, claiming they just wanted to keep the man from driving back out onto the highway.
Payson residents will not see their property tax rate decline slightly next year — at least when it comes to the town’s portion.
A Payson man upset at how his mother’s boyfriend was treating her, stabbing him multiple times and then beating up his own mother will serve the next 20 years in prison.
Kinsman gives away $200,000
He started out with nothing, shuffled from one foster home to another. Finally, in ninth grade he found himself all but on the streets — unloved, unwanted — with no one to count on and no help in sight.
The Town of Payson recently unveiled an ambitious five-year economic development plan centered on doable projects instead of yet another plan fated to end up on a shelf collecting dust.
A brush fire near Tonto Basin knocked out power to residents Monday afternoon.
A 28-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the chest Monday afternoon in what appears to be a road rage incident, officials say.
The Hellsgate Fire Department recently secured a huge federal grant that will go a long way to ensure firefighters’ safety.
Payson to operate Houston Mesa
Payson has agreed to continue managing the Houston Mesa Fire District for another year.
A couple looking to open a bed and breakfast at their home off the Payson Golf Course drew concerns from neighbors who worry it will ruin the peaceful, quiet neighborhood.
Witness recounts latest drowning death in pool beneath waterfall
The horrific scene that unfolded in a deep pool in Fossil Creek over the weekend left witnesses shaken and underscored the dangers that persist, despite imposition of a reservation system this summer.
A man drowned and several other hikers needed rescuing this weekend at Fossil Creek north of Payson.
In the midst of the most dangerous time of the year for forest fires, a fire official Monday urged residents to get their homes prepared while they still can.