If a person owns more than $50,000 of property in Arizona, it’s time to consider a living trust, explained Gene Adams president and founder of Alpha Omega Family Services.
The Payson Unified School District board recognized John and Kathy Tiautschold as Heroes of Education at its Jan. 9 meeting.
Milk Ranch wells fixes expensive
The production numbers for the three Milk Ranch wells in the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District between 2014 and 2016 show radical swings over three years.
To celebrate love, Valentine’s Day and its customers, the Senior Center’s Trinkets and Treasures thrift shop will raffle off a Michael DeAngelo wedding dress.
So poor, pleasant, hard-working Hemp goes to the store, without his troublesome brother Pot. The storeowner glares at him. The security guards follow him around. Poor Hemp.
National report raises alarm but local expert finds few problems
Reports documenting unhealthy levels of lead in drinking water nationwide has local residents concerned.
The National Weather Service has predicted a colder, wetter storm to pass over the Rim Country and points north and east starting Thursday then continuing through to Monday
The Healthy Foodie
Everyone has a good holiday cooking goof up story, right? Well, so do I. In this one, I’ve changed the names to protect my familial relationships because, well, holidays are stressful enough!
The Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District governing board on Dec. 15 laid plans to find solutions to the turbidity glitches that have plagued the Milk Ranch wells since they were drilled.
The auditor general continues to investigate the alleged embezzlement of money from the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District and Sunny Mountain Realty, a complex and still mysterious case involving at least $724,937 in forged checks.
Vera Eccles woke in confusion, with the taste the blood in her mouth. Struggling out of sleep, she groggily realized the blood came from knife wounds. Her 53-year-old son Jeff was stabbing her.
Secretary of Health Sylvia M. Burwell this week announced 400,000 new consumers have signed up for the federal health insurance Marketplace in the 39 states that use the Marketplace for 2017.
A vote to initiate and invest budget dollars in a class to teach Rim Country Middle School students about social enterprise split the Payson Unified School District Governing Board.
A year and a half after opening, Quigtone Music has moved from sharing a tiny space with Accounting For You, to a spacious store in the Bashas’ shopping center.
As customers scurried into the Anderson Dry Cleaners to pick up clean-for-the-holiday clothes, a Christmas tree in a corner of the store had packages neatly wrapped and waiting for the seven families who would receive Christmas cheer from Anderson Cleaners and PADS.
Expect rain. Expect snow. But the National Weather Service models aren’t quite sure how much of which we’ll get on the New Year’s weekend.
The Healthy Foodie
When I stopped growing up only to start growing out, the holidays became synonymous with dieting. I’d tell myself, “No pie — it’s fattening.” “No stuffing — goes straight to the thighs.”
Controversial Common Core standards tweaked
Touting the new Arizona English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards as the cure for Common Core, State Superintendent Diane Douglas recently announced the adoption of new standards.
In his first concert, new choral director Justin Leon showed off all five of his choirs on Dec. 16.
Teachers of Rim Country Middle School honored several students on Dec. 14 at Chaparral Pines.
The Payson Unified School District board must change its hourly salary schedule to reflect the changes required by Proposition 206.
The Payson Unified School District board voted to change the name of the Career- Technical class in marketing to reflect an emphasis on hospitality rather than sports and entertainment.
Visit the Borree Spa & Salon in Payson to work with Isabella Barr, a homegrown, home-trained cosmetologist.
The Healthy Foodie
I woke up at 2:30 this morning, stressing out about this column. I had no ideas and I had a deadline for the health page.
The Payson Unified School District board decided to recognize the teachers whose students scored 10 percent higher than the state average on their AzMERIT scores at its Dec. 12 meeting.
Brian Mabb, principal at Payson High School, took a moment during the board meeting on Dec. 12 to recognize paraprofessional Lisa Tan.
For two band directors having their first official concerts at Payson Unified School District, Robert Pollock and Kyle Headstream put on an excellent show.
The Gila County superintendent’s office has won a $401,000 grant to train teachers to teach the physical sciences, one of only three such grants statewide.
For more than a decade, the Tonto Apache Tribe has quietly collected toys, household goods and clothing throughout the year to spread the holiday cheer to some of the needier tribes around the state.
It’s been so mild this week one hardly needs a jacket. But don’t put away the winter clothes just yet — the National Weather Service says a storm from the Pacific will hit us today, Dec. 16.
Gila Community College board member John Zilisch’s term will end on Dec. 31. Problem is, no one ran to fill his seat. So, the Gila County Superintendent’s Office has put out a request for anyone in the GCC District 1 voting area interested in the job to throw his or her hat in the ring.
When Bob Horne heard that a friend’s 5-year-old daughter could not sleep because of the presidential election, he’d had enough.
The Healthy Foodie
Under the category of fake news — a video floated by on my Facebook feed, “A single shot of tequila a day has some surprising health benefits.”
Who could imagine a successful Hollywood producer would want to speak to Payson High School students? Computer instructor Bud Evans could.
At one point during the fourth graders’ Julia Randall Elementary School 2016 Holiday Concert, kids grabbed blow-up guitars to rock out for the song “Rock the Holly.”
On Tuesday, Payson Elementary School students rocked the Payson High School Auditorium with Christmas songs from the traditional to the humorous.
The 2016 APS Electric Light Parade had 41 blazing entries that warmed the chilly evening.
The Mazatzal Casino ballroom buzzed with energy, happy children’s voices, cheers and lots of laughs on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Payson celebrates smart kids
The Payson Unified School District board honored 51 third- through fifth-grade students for performing above expectations on the AzMERIT test at its Nov. 14 meeting.
Ever imagined a letter could free a human rights prisoner? Payson Amnesty International member Bob Horne said letters written have made a difference.
After riding into the state superintendent of education position on one issue — getting rid of Common Core academic standards — Diane Douglas has decided it’s all about the money.
David Morrison, took his oath to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate on Nov. 17.
Blue Cross Blue Shield will serve as the only health insurance provider for Gila County residents who need to purchase an individual plan off of the federal affordable health care exchange.
Arizona taxpayers may increase their tax credit donations to nonprofits and foster care organizations, but not to public schools and the military family fund relief.
Sallie Lowman and other gardeners from the High Country Garden Club got dirty for a good cause — planting irises at the base of the trees lining the Town of Payson path near Main Street.
Beware calls promising a Medicare program that sounds too good to be true. “The government’s Medicare agency never calls beneficiaries asking to check their Medicare number, birth date, etc.,” said local health insurance agent Tom Russell. “Medicare contacts its beneficiaries by mail.”
As a kid, I remember getting dressed up to eat Thanksgiving dinner. I hated it.
The Payson Unified School District Governing Board had concerns about the mandatory civics test needed for graduation at its meeting on Nov. 14.
The line of high school students anxious to snarf up Gerardo’s delicious pizza and pasta snaked out the door.
An independent audit gave the fraud-plagued Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District a long financial to-do list.