Barton, Thorpe decry federal controls, rules
The top priority for the two state House representatives who represent Rim Country remains battling the federal government — especially when it comes to taking control of federal lands, rolling back the expansion of health care and battling environmental regulations.
Charges could double at many sites to cover costs
Tonto National Forest wants to substantially increase its fees for many campgrounds and boat ramps, but lower the cost of an annual pass from $95 to $80.
Arizona Corporation Commission candidate decries EPA targets
A Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission in Payson last week joined a chorus of opposition to federal rules intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52 percent in Arizona in the next 15 years.
The Tonto National Forest’s long-awaited effort to limit off-road travel to protect the forest has provoked a hornet swarm of criticism.
$4.1 million for Forest Service parcel
An independent appraiser put the price of a 253-acre Forest Service site for a planned 6,000-student university at just $4.1 million — well below expectations.
Corporation commission candidate Doug Little grilled by local Tea Party
The issue of campaign “dark money” overshadowed Arizona Corporation Commission Doug Little’s appearance recently before the Payson Tea Party.
Last week’s predicted big storm from the remnants of a hurricane veered off into New Mexico before delivering the predicted deluge in Rim Country.
Two polished and articulate candidates clashed in a gaff-free governor’s debate last week, revealing sharp differences — especially when it comes to education.
Lights Out had had enough. He kicked the plywood chute, making it thunder.
Heavy rains expected tonight, tomorrow
Heavy rain on near Beaver Valley on Wednesday afternoon once more flood portions of Houston Mesa Road, forcing a temporary closure as Gila County road crews cleared the flood of dirt and rocks.