Money running out for displaced Canal residents
Efforts to get the Canal Senior Apartments habitable again after massive water damage earlier this month is going well, but organizers aren’t sure how they will keep tenants in hotel rooms until workers finish repairs.
Thanks to a few quick-thinking Safeway employees, a mother of five survived a massive cardiac arrest.
Fitness model finds footing in tribe’s diabetes wellness program
There are no street signs here, but down a long dirt road in northern Arizona, past mountains, canyons and springs, a ranch sits on a mesa with a view that stretches for miles. They call it Top of the World.
Businesses rely on sales, town relies on sales tax
With the holiday shopping season ramping up, local business owners are holding their breath. With fewer Valley visitors in the winter, business owners rely heavily on local shoppers this time of year to make it through another year. But with more people shopping online and at big box stores, some worry how they can compete.
A homeless man who reportedly tried to rape a woman in the woods near the Payson First Church of the Nazarene last month will appear in court next week.
Nature’s Harvest admits guilt
Nature’s Harvest, which ran medical marijuana patient assistance programs in Payson and the White Mountains, has pleaded guilty to illegally facilitating the sale of marijuana.
Firefighters say two people are lucky to be alive after a fire started in their kitchen while they were sleeping Wednesday.
A woman complaining of altitude sickness was rescued from Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Wednesday afternoon after she fell and couldn’t get up.
Payson children can once again bust out the sidewalk chalk, without fear of the police.
The Payson Town Council recently denied a man’s request to place a four-way stop at West Sherwood Drive and West Forest Drive after town staff found it wasn’t warranted.
Fire taxes region’s resources
Who you going to call to a burning house when everyone — absolutely everyone — is off or on other calls? If you’re the Payson Fire Department, you call everyone — and hope someone shows up.
The Payson Town Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m., today, Nov. 18, in council chambers to adopt the general election results and discuss the replacement of the town attorney.
The Payson Town Council has selected a new attorney and he comes by way of the Town of Florence.
Agreement gives owner an out if Payson nixes zoning
A potential landowner proposing a controversial industrial park in Granite Dells wants Payson to negotiate a pre-development agreement so that he can back out of annexation if the town ultimately denies him the zoning change he seeks.
A Star Valley man who was run over by a tractor last week has died.
Apartment repairs may take months
With debris under foot, electrical cords strung up along long hallways, large ventilation fans pumping in warm air, an eerie orange glow cast throughout plastic sheeting and warning signs posted at every entrance, the Canal Senior Apartments this week felt like an underground mine.
Since water damage from a small candle fire displaced dozens of low-income residents, a deluge of donations has kept everyone afloat. But the money to put residents up in hotels will run out soon, leaving many residents facing a bleak Christmas.
In honor of Veterans Day, Kevin Dick Investment Management Group is assembling hygiene kits for homeless veterans today with the help of staff and customers.
Payson water rate hike OK’d to fund C.C. Cragin pipeline
With only one resident speaking out against the increase, the Payson Town Council Thursday unanimously approved water rate increases for the next four years to pay for the C.C. Cragin pipeline project.
It’s been a decade in the making, but the Payson Bashas’ finally has a Starbucks.
It came down to the ice cream shop owner vs. the former fire marshal. In the end, ice cream won out.
Firefighters brought a man back to life Thursday afternoon after he accidentally ran himself over with a tractor he was trying to fix.
Candle fire trips sprinkler, floods apartments, knocks out power
The tone out for a fire in the three-story Canal Senior Apartments off Main Street Wednesday morning rang like a nightmare for Rim Country firefighters. But even though sprinklers put the small fire out before crews arrived, the nightmare for residents will continue for perhaps a month, as residents seek a home for themselves and their pets.
Tragic rash of accidents prompts safety changes
It was an unusual season of wrecks north of Strawberry this summer, but something officials hope they don’t see again.
Candle likely to blame, officials say
Crews are mopping up after a small fire Wednesday morning at the Canal Senior Apartments that set the sprinklers off and flooded at least two apartments.
The results from Tuesdays's election are in for Gila County and unofficial results show success for a number of key ballot measures.
Man gets 17 years in prison for abusing 13-year-old girl
A Tonto Basin man will spend the next 17 years in prison for molesting a girlfriend’s teenage daughter more than 100 times in a year.
A Payson man will spend 9.25 years in prison for selling drugs after a judge sentenced him Oct. 27.
With its cupboard bare, the Payson Area Food Drive is limping along.
Voter approval of excise tax would provide $800,000 annually for roads
For the first time in its 20-year history, the Town of Payson may receive a chunk of the half-cent transportation excise tax if voters agree to extend it.
Pine-Strawberry’s chief has dodged death, saved lives
He has climbed the highest peak on four continents, survived two near-death experiences, put out aircraft fires, headed up two large fire departments and even knows how to lay cement.
Hiking group members 'wanna be like Ray'
With a spry skip in his step, a song in his heart and surrounded by 33 well-wishers, Ray Kinsman celebrated in his 90th birthday this week — where else but on the trail.
The Town of Payson has narrowed the search for a new attorney to two candidates.
A hair-pin curve with a long history of serious vehicle and motorcycle wrecks sent an elderly couple 150 feet down its slope Thursday afternoon.
Payson got an unwelcome dose of national publicity this week when a veteran Marine making his way cross-country on a charity ride had his saddle stolen in the middle of the night from the Payson Event Center.
Nearly a statistic – now he makes a difference
Every day, at least 22 veterans commit suicide.
A man’s plan to develop a small RV park in a Payson neighborhood is raising concerns among some residents.
The Town of Payson last week updated its public records policy, making it easier and cheaper for residents to get documents.
Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says it was all a mix up — lawyers making a muddled mess out of plans to rezone the Fox Farm/Rim Ranch.
The Department of Public Safety is investigating a vehicle rollover Friday that killed a teen.
The Payson Police say they arrested an extremely intoxicated Chandler man Saturday afternoon after he fired his gun.
They campaigned next to each other in the primary on the Voice of Rim Country ticket, but when they both ended up in a one-seat runoff, they both declared they’d be happy no matter which one wins a seat on the Payson Town Council.
In July, DJ Jacobs and Mackenzie Tyler came to Rim Country to hold a memorial for their son, Easton, who had died at just seven days old.
Police are warning residents about a new scam. Callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service have phoned several Rim Country homeowners this week saying they owe back taxes.
After eight days of searching more than 14 hours a day both from the sky and on foot through rocky, heavily wooded terrain, volunteers Wednesday morning found the body of a missing Valley man.
Speeder had cocaine smeared on face
A Payson man’s effort to destroy drug evidence is what gave him away.
A rapid-fire succession of major accidents closed both highways 87 and 260 on all sides of Payson at least four times in the last three days. Despite the carnage, none of the accidents proved fatal — although several involved medical helicopter evacuations.
Fox Farm industrial planners punt
An uncommonly large crowd turned out for Monday afternoon’s Payson Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Payson waives fee for builder of low-income housing
After months of planning and negotiation, Habitat for Humanity ReStore thrift store officials could finally announce last week that the store is moving.
The chime on the front door of Paper and Metal Scrappers chirped repeatedly Wednesday as customers flooded the small store in the Sawmill Crossing just as the rain fell softly outside.