Payson Police arrested three people last month after officers found them smoking methamphetamine in a trailer.
After social media buzz about a man dancing in a street with a bottle of alcohol this week, the Payson Police Department responded.
The decade that brought us MTV, Madonna, the “Thriller” album, mullets, shoulder pads and leg warmers will for one night help hundreds of local students.
Its theme has been everything from “Hidden Treasures of Rim Country” to “Business Frontier Roundup” and the “Fast and Furious of the Rim Country.” While the Business Showcase gets a new theme every year, it’s always been the place for businesses to feature their services and products.
After donning a robe a little more than a year ago, Gila County Superior Court Judge Tim Wright said it has been a whirlwind.
The Payson Town Council will meet twice this week, once for a regularly scheduled Thursday council meeting and at a Tuesday special meeting to discuss an economic development plan.
Southbound Highway 87 was blocked Friday afternoon after a pickup truck rolled just south of the Mazatzal Casino.
A 48-year-old Payson man was killed Thursday when the tractor he was operating rolled.
Payson Police arrested two men last month for allegedly having sex with an underage teen.
Ayothaya serves up distinctive dishes in Bashas’ shopping center
After five years at the corner of Manzanita Street and Highway 260, Ayothaya Thai Cafe has relocated to a smaller location.
If voters approve a funding measure in May, Payson Unified School District could see an increase of nearly $500,000 to its budget every year for the next decade, money sorely needed by the district.
‘Lonely’ man downloaded images
After admitting to downloading child pornography, a Payson man faces up to 15 years in prison and lifetime probation.
The Payson Town Council last week approved spending $10,000 to help pay for a $20,000 July 4 show, which last year drew 16,000 people to town.
Payson’s mile-long wish list for public improvements far outweighs the town’s budget.
After years of waiting, the Mazatzal Rest Area, at the junction of State Routes 188 and 87, will undergo a major rehabilitation project in fiscal year 2020.
The town recently unveiled what improvements the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will complete at Rumsey Park later this year.
In a move that should make it easier for the town to get legal help, the council recently approved an agreement that lets it pool resources with other cities and towns.
If you are looking for a way to support several local nonprofit groups, consider donating on April 5 during Arizona Gives Day.
It’s rare that a small business lasts more than a few years these days. But among the business success stories in Payson is Furry Friends. After 31 years, owner Terry Ford still loves coming to work every day at the same quaint location off South McLane Road, near the Humane Society of Central Arizona.
The Rim Country Prayer Network hosted its inaugural Day of Prayer and Appreciation for Rim Country first responders Wednesday at Scoops.
It has survived many owners, a fire and a slew of rowdy nights as semi trucks replaced stagecoaches on the one of the main routes to Rim Country.
After years of use as an unsightly storage yard, a town-owned property near Green Valley Park is getting a makeover of sorts.
Although unoccupied, outbuilding seemed to have been lived in
Hellsgate and Payson firefighters worked together Friday morning on a structure fire in Star Valley.
Dry conditions have already resulted in six small wildfires
Preparing for the upcoming wildfire season, more than 30 officials met Tuesday morning in Star Valley to discuss how ready northern Gila County is and what still needs to be done.
A Valley woman was airlifted Sunday evening after the vehicle she was traveling in was T-boned and flipped on its roof south of Payson.
The Payson Town Council last week approved the final plats for two new subdivisions in Payson, one off Tyler Parkway and another just outside of Chaparral Pines.
An unattended campfire sparked a wildfire east of Tonto Village Sunday afternoon, the first wildfire in the Hellsgate Fire District for the year, alarming residents and fire officials who say it is going to be a very dangerous wildfire season.
Two Gila County Sheriff’s Office detention officers were fired last week after they reportedly had sex in the Globe Jail.
A man arrested for harassing his ex-girlfriend the same day a judge put him on probation for threatening the woman now will serve 2.5 years in jail — the maximum sentence under the terms of his plea deal.
Doctors say an 87-year-old Payson man is lucky to be alive after falling while on a walk last week and hitting his head.
A Payson woman was sentenced Monday to probation for stealing cosmetics from Walmart.
Shopping complex in Payson, Tonto Basin getting Dollar General
After years with little new construction, the walls have quickly gone up on a new shopping center in Payson.
A Mesa woman who nearly lost custody of her children due to a drug addiction proudly declared she was 15 months sober at a sentencing Monday for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A woman that stole thousands from her employer was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to theft.
Thanks to a grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the long-awaited American Gulch project is finally moving forward with a loop trail connecting the Sawmill Crossing to Westerly Road.
Dueker Ranch helping special needs children
Ruthy Hodges is learning a new school this year. She recently moved from Payson Elementary School to Julia Randall and like most kids, the move has been exciting, but scary.
A man convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, biting her finger and holding her down, was sentenced Monday to probation and five months in jail.
Two boaters had to be rescued from Roosevelt Lake Saturday, one after their boat started to sink and the other found themselves lost in the middle of the lake.
After her husband was sentenced late last month for smoking marijuana in the Mazatzal Casino parking lot with her, Melissa Marie Clark was sentenced Monday for her part in the tryst.
White resigns and McDaniel steps in
After serving six years as Payson Regional Constable, Colt White Wednesday handed the reins over to Tony Ronnie McDaniel.
A man with a lengthy history of public service was sentenced recently for molesting a relative under the age of 15.
A Payson man that admitted drinking fueled his continued abusive behavior toward his wife was sentenced recently to 2.5 years in prison.
But only four years on probation for domestic violence
A New Mexico man was sentenced recently to six months in prison after jail staff found he was using a cellphone while in the Gila County Jail in Globe.
A man wanted for drug possession led to the arrest of another man Thursday for supplying drugs to the community, police say.
Grieving family calls for action on drugs
Grieving family and friends on Saturday recalled with tears and joy, regret and aching grief the short, troubled life of a Payson man who struggled with addiction for years before a still unexplained death.
Plans to clean up fuel breaks around Rim Country with several large prescribed burns came to a halt this week due to high winds.
A Gila County Sheriff’s Office detective was struck Tuesday afternoon as she crossed through a Payson intersection.
Rim Country still at high risk
With northern Gila County at “significant” risk for a wildfire, fire officials from every Rim Country fire district recently helped update a community protection plan, the first update in nearly 10 years.
Investigators from across northern Arizona converged on a Young property Thursday, arresting a reported local methamphetamine dealer.
Shot in one incident, then search reveals a bag of pot
A Tonto Basin man shot in the back of the head by a neighbor a number of years ago was found guilty Thursday of marijuana possession. In both cases, his problem stemmed — in part — from the gun he often wore on his hip.