The new agriculture instructor at Payson High School, David Rutherford, has something to crow about — his students.
I started my Christmas shopping trip with a warm pumpkin chai latte at Dimi Espresso Café, a pad of paper and a pencil ... because I need all the help I can get — shopping is not my favorite activity.
GCC misses out on money due to status
Once again, Gila Community College (GCC) attended an Arizona Association of District Governing Boards annual meeting, only to discover that as a provisional district it still can’t get no respect.
RCMS fall music concert delights: high school, PES shows this week
With laughs and giggles, grins and winks, crescendos and choruses, the Rim Country Middle School band and choir members entertained family and friends at their fall concert.
School board again delays decision
As five of the seven kindergarten teachers from Payson Unified School District (PUSD) faced the school board, member Jim Quinlan quipped, “Are you going to lead us in a song?”
Girl gets $1,000 scholarship for humongous plant
“When I heard I had won, I was like, ‘WAAAA! I must call Mr. Reed,” said Marissa Ormand, winner of Bonnie Plants’ 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.
School board agonizes about neglected projects
Pressured for time, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board begrudgingly voted four to one to pay $126,000 to replace the condemned bleachers at the high school in time for commencement.
Stolen toys bring tears to volunteers
Leticia Alatriz felt her heart break when she told her son, Angel, that someone had stolen the toys from a donation box they had set up at the Sawmill Theatres.
Mom returns from war in Afghanistan to her daughters’ delight
Not a dry eye remained in the Payson High School foyer as friends and family gathered around the Christmas tree to watch Josie and Olivia Long reunite with their mom, Laura Doughty.
About 1,500 people attend Electric Light Parade
For some reason, the night of Payson’s annual Electric Light Parade seems the coldest of the year — and this Saturday, Dec. 7 did not disappoint.