Growth in upper grades suggests students returning
The Payson Unified School District got more good news this week as this semester’s enrollment figures grew.
Daughter of former Payson couple shot in 1978
For 37 years, the murder of their daughter remained an agonizing mystery.
But lawmakers propose plan to boost K-12 spending
School districts will go back to court in an attempt to force state lawmakers to pay some $1.3 billion in illegally withheld inflation funding after negotiations on a settlement broke down this week.
Archaeologists clear way for university site
The Forest Service can go ahead and sell a 253-acre parcel for a university, but Payson should avoid building on three archaeological sites, concluded a preliminary study.
But vital forest thinning projects finally underway
Good Earth Power Arizona (GEPAZ) has finally started cutting and processing trees in its Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) contract, but remains bedeviled by breakdowns and skepticism.
Studies show forests have greater impact than scientists realized
Forests have a much greater impact on global climate than scientists realized, according to a series of recent studies.
Payson avoids record heat
Rim Country continues to enjoy a more-or-less average year, with a mild fire season, normal rainfall and predictions of a wetter-than average winter.
Corporation commission approval spawns controversy
Although Arizona faces a federal mandate to cut the use of coal-fired power plants, homeowners will face sharply higher costs if they go solar — thanks to new fees on rooftop solar systems imposed by Arizona Public Service and the Salt River Project.
Bald eagle population records record growth
Arizona’s unique population of desert-nesting bald eagles continues to delight and surprise researchers — steadily expanding their range and producing more and more gangly fledglings.
Banner builds up staff, slashes long ER waiting room delays
Emergency room waiting times have been cut in half in the past two weeks, according to Mike Herring, chief nursing officer for Banner Payson Medical Center.