Payson’s Renee Wetherill does not look like the kind of woman who would pen a provocative adventures novel about terrorism.
Thanks to voter approval of the county’s half-cent transportation excise tax, Payson can finally resume routine road maintenance.
Facing mounting costs, the Hellsgate Fire District board Wednesday night went ahead with plans to build a new fire station in Tonto Village, but not the one they originally planned.
Overdose, citizen tip, lead to four arrests
Payson Police rushed to an apartment building last week to save a heroin overdose victim.
It is as close to hosting a Super Bowl as Rim Country will likely ever come.
More than a dozen Gila County firefighters are helping battle growing wildfires in northern California.
Pair had medical marijuana cards
Two Young residents were arrested Friday evening for growing marijuana at a home in the remote community southeast of Payson, according to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
A Valley man was cited for leaving his dog unattended in a vehicle for more than 30 minutes, according to police.
Judge imposes maximum term saying he sees no signs of remorse
“May God have mercy on your soul because I am not sure I can give it to you.”
Town once more takes of vexing issue of signage
The No. 1 complaint at town hall remains business owners’ frustration with Payson’s sign ordinance: Specifically those hanging signs from a metal A-frame base put by the highway to attract business off the street.
Heavy volume, new system nets 7-hour waits at Banner Payson
At midnight Friday, Banner Health officially took over the Payson hospital from Community Health Services. A new computer medical record keeping system came online and staff had not a moment to adjust.
A 10-year-old boy escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon after riding his bicycle into the side of a pickup truck, police say.
A Pine man watched his classic pickup go up in flames Wednesday morning after it unexpectedly caught fire.
Payson may let folks visit in parked RVs
Need a place to put Aunt Eunice when she comes to visit for a week?
We dipped our brushes in various colors — chromium oxide green, burnt umber, cadmium orange, cerulean blue and other fanciful names for acrylics.
Despite an overall drop in the crime rate last year, Police Chief Don Engler said drugs remain a persistent problem in the community.
If you have not been in Payson’s RadioShack recently you are in for a few surprises.
After 22 years with the Payson Police Department — the only law enforcement agency he worked for — Patrol Sgt. Less Barr is retiring.
Payson has a new fitness choice and it’s taking a page from old-school gyms.
Several local roadway projects have made their way onto the Arizona Department of Transportation’s five-year plan.
Beating out thousands of other singers, a local hairdresser made it through the first rounds of auditions for The Voice.
“It is often the worse call they’ll make on the worst day of their life,” said Alison Murphy, Payson Police Department dispatch supervisor.
Fire district needs $400,000 more
It was dubbed a simple project that would cost $375,000 and take a year to build. After burning through much of that money, the Hellsgate Fire District is the proud owner of a concrete slab.
This year’s bountiful harvest at the Payson’s Community Garden will yield fresh produce not only for gardeners, but some of the community’s needy.
Town hails new firms, rising sales
Payson’s economic director Bobby Davis was buzzing with excitement last week as he delivered an update to the council on the area’s growth.
Tucked in under a granite monolith on a ridge overlooking the Granite Dells, a team of archaeologists from the Valley last week removed buckets of dirt and screened the rubble for clues to a vanished past — in the process clearing away a key roadblock to Payson’s future.
An annual brain/mind check should become as routine as any other aspect of a yearly physical.
Sheriff deputies arrested a Pine man Sunday after he reportedly fled on a stolen off-road vehicle.
Backyard hens around Payson did the chicken dance last week with news the town council may consider lessening restrictions.
There are mud runs, turkey trots, triathlons and now something a little more colorful.
From hygienist to dental practice owner, Kristin Wade has made some huge career leaps in the past decade.
The Town of Payson is the owner of the final sliver of the intersection of Granite Dells and Mud Springs roads.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officers are on the lookout for a curious bear in Pine they worry may have decided to call the community home.
Plans to build an industrial park at the end of the scenic Granite Dells Road, including an ammunition production facility, have been shot down.
High-tech devices used to eavesdrop, monitor ex’s location
A man hung up on love could not hang up the listening or tracking devices on his ex-girlfriend despite her pleas to stay away, police say.
After its fire chief left to become a sheriff’s deputy, the Houston Mesa Fire District looked to Payson for help.
Woman looks over forest from fire tower
As a Hotshot crew cuts a line around a lightning-caused fire on the Tonto National Forest near Lost Spring, storm clouds brew on the horizon.
A Tucson man with a passion for rock climbing and the outdoors died Thursday when he fell off a cliff in Chevelon Canyon along with his blind dog.
Officials are giving out few details on the Hummer that wrecked in Strawberry July 11 with a homemade bomb strapped to the gas tank.
Town gets more than an inch of rain over weekend
Several streets throughout Payson, including portions of the Beeline Highway, were briefly flooded Friday when a storm dumped nearly an inch of rain. From Thursday through Saturday, the Payson area received 1.34 inches.
After 23 years with the Gila County Attorney’s Office, Bryan Chambers will no longer sit before the bench, but on it after Governor Doug Ducey Tuesday appointed him Division I judge with the Gila County Superior Court.
Better care, a whole slew of changes including new laboratory and air medical transport services, and possibly lower prices.
At its last meeting, the Payson Town Council approved placing a new FM antenna on the Hillcrest water tank, boosting KMOG’s service throughout town.
A place with a little bit of everything in Strawberry
A tiny corner store in Strawberry might be the last place you would think to find a designer purse, rhinestone jeans and boots, a healthy selection of emergency survival food, educational toys and a saddle. But that is just how owners Casey and Debbie Faunce designed the DC Cross Mercantile, better known as the Strawberry Market.
Stunned paramedics find fuse, explosives on the underside
Several Strawberry businesses and homes were evacuated Saturday morning and traffic re-routed around town after a vehicle with a bomb strapped to it rolled into a wash at the entrance to town.
When neighbors report neighbors violating town code, town officials must often intervene and clean things up.
When water from the C.C. Cragin pipeline starts to flow, Payson will have more water than it can immediately use.
Star Valley officials are miffed.
Investigators are still trying to piece together the details of a bizarre vehicle fire in Star Valley Saturday night.
Layoffs averted by $1.6 million grant
Big news for the struggling Hellsgate Fire Department came at the perfect moment.