Responding to abuse of the program, Waste Management recently shut down its recycling program near the Payson Airport.
A Payson man is recovering after being stabbed Tuesday night.
Council approves 7 percent raise for department unable to find enough officers
With a slew of officers leaving as the department struggles to recruit new hires, the Payson Police Department is giving all of its officers a 7 percent raise and offering a higher starting salary in hopes of boosting morale.
Crews are currently battling a brush fire southwest of Show Low and have closed Highway 60 between mileposts 337 and 317.
A two-vehicle wreck on south Beeline Highway slowed traffic around lunchtime Wednesday.
Work is finally underway to straighten out and widen North Manzanita Drive.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 5 Guys on track
Despite the pictures of donuts going up in the windows, the Payson rumor mill ran rampant last week — buzzing with claims that the new Dunkin’ Donuts was not opening.
A Payson teen is headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo after winning the overall average in steer wrestling this weekend.
A Pine-Strawberry man who admitted stalking his ex-girlfriend, placing recording devices in her home and a tracking device on her vehicle, was sentenced Monday to probation.
I am not afraid of much, but like most, I don’t like to make a fool of myself, especially with a few hundred people watching.
As Payson High School graduates get ready for college in the fall, they might not be thinking about their safety on campus.
It was another successful year for the Mountain High Games.
Up to 2 percent merit raise for town employees
The Payson Town Council got a snapshot of next year’s budget last week at a work-study and things weren’t as rosy as officials had hoped.
Fires spread but firefighters happy
With above-normal temperatures expected this weekend, fire managers are closely watching several lightning-sparked forest fires.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will consider several new developments and a bed and breakfast rezoning at its Monday meeting at town hall.
Six people are running for three spots on the Payson Town Council in August and two are vying for the mayor’s seat.
A just-released report from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office reveals a strange tale of two guards and their decision to take on “jail wives” at the Globe jail that ultimately cost them their jobs.
Roadside fires, collisions mar holiday weekend
A fatal crash and bumper-to-bumper crowds snarled traffic throughout Memorial Day weekend.
Fires top 10,000 acres, but now helping forest
The Juniper Fire near Young grew to more than 6,620 acres over the weekend, casting a pass of smoke over Rim Country.
Things are taking shape for the fourth annual Mogollon Monster Mudda Mud Run at the Payson Event Center on Saturday, June 4.
Morris speaks at Fire Safety Technology Forum
The Pine-Strawberry Fire chief recently went half way around the world to help a community build safer buildings for firefighters.
The class of 2020 received a spirited send off as they graduated from Rim Country Middle School Thursday afternoon.
A San Tan Valley man is in custody after police say he went on a shooting spree Tuesday night, striking six vehicles, including a police cruiser on the Beeline Highway near Fountain Hills.
Evans runs for supervisor; Hughes, Swartwood face off
After four terms, Kenny Evans has said he will not run for Payson mayor again.
Crash took place on deadly turn north of Pine on Saturday
Two people were flown to the Valley Saturday after their motorcycle crashed head-on with a vehicle north of Strawberry.
No doubt — he had too much to drink, before he started dancing and laughing in Rumsey Park back in April. He probably didn’t expect the police to show up.
But cool, damp conditions turn fires into forest management tool
Two lightning-sparked forest fires on the Mogollon Rim above Pine-Strawberry this weekend alarmed residents — but not fire crews.
Four hours into his shift, with a computer screen full of patients and no beds to spare, the “bat phone” rings.
ASU said official ‘partner’ for scaled down Payson branch campus plan
Arizona State University has agreed to open a branch in Payson, with a planned first-year enrollment of 300 to 350, Rim Country Educational Foundation President Gary Cordell said during a presentation at the Payson Tea Party this week.
Can Fossil Creek reservation system protect stream and rescue rescuers?
Last year, an estimated 130,000 people jammed into Fossil Creek, leaving behind trash, stinky messes and exhausted rescuers — called in more than 240 times to rescue hikers in flip-flops and drunken cliff jumpers.
A man was airlifted to a Valley hospital Friday after falling off his horse and badly injuring his arm.
A woman who pointed a gun at her girlfriend after they got into a fight will spend the next two years on probation and be required to get counseling.
Residents lined up waiting for Pine’s Old County Inn to open
It hadn’t even opened yet, but last week car after car stopped at the Old County Inn in Pine, hoping the restaurant had opened.
Payson crime rate keeps falling, despite chronic shortage of officers
Despite being down a number of officers, the Town of Payson once again saw its crime rate fall for the third year in a row.
You can keep Mister Ed in your backyard and your side yard, but under current town code, you can’t keep him out front of your abode.
Breaking from its usual Thursday night meeting schedule, the Payson Town Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate scheduling conflicts.
After 51 years in business, Payson Concrete and Materials, Inc. remains pretty much the same.
Suspect eludes officers, but not drug dogs
After six months of work, investigators say they have arrested a heroin dealer.
Officer fired, rehired, resigns over misstatements
On the night of Sept. 5, 2015, two Payson men made a series of poor decisions that cost one young man his life and a police officer his job.
Pleasant Valley firefighters saved a Young home from burning to the ground last week.
Break out your hedge clippers and get ready to clean out your gutters.
Join volunteers Wednesday to cheer on local Special Olympic athletes as they prepare for the summer games in the Valley.
The Swiss Village shopping center is filled with unique-smelling shops — from the wax for the hand-dipped candles at the Payson Candle Factory to the chocolate at the Fudge Shop. But the sweetest smell of all now wafts from the the Vintage Roost.
Man also fled scene of accident
A Payson man will spend the next 5.75 years in prison for a series of crimes.
The Payson Town Council Thursday night approved an intergovernmental agreement between the town, Star Valley and the Rim Country Educational Alliance for legal services.
Stopped for lack of baby seats before crash that killed children
The Roundup has learned a man who crashed his vehicle north of Payson last week, killing three children and himself, was pulled over just before the wreck, but allowed to keep driving with the children unrestrained.
Rim Country is home to one of the toughest, roughest and most beautiful ultra marathons in the country and most residents have never heard of it.
A man and three children were killed Monday night just north of Payson when the man reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.
One more person has turned in the paperwork to run for Payson Town Council.