Arizona hospitals and doctors face a potential disaster scenario this year, with lawsuits and state proposals pending that could hit them hard on the bottom line.
Biologists plan to rid a three-mile stretch of Haigler Creek of non-native fish
The once-endangered, still-threatened Gila trout may soon return to Rim Country.
Alliance favors joint land purchase for university site
The Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday agreed to essentially share title to a 253-acre parcel on which it wants to build a 6,000-student university and spin-off facilities.
Real estate, leasing sector improving
Rim Country’s economy showed renewed signs of life in February, according to the latest Payson budget tracking report.
Despite drought 100-foot-deep lake now filled
The C.C. Cragin Reservoir (formerly Blue Ridge) has reached 90 percent of its capacity, a measure of the reliability of the reservoir on which Rim Country’s economic future largely depends.
Banner pledges $25 million upgrade
The Mogollon Health Alliance, owner of Payson Regional Medical Center, has signed a letter of intent with Banner Health, which operates a national chain of hospitals and clinics.
Changes could clear way for purchase
The Payson Town Council on Thursday will likely replace Rim Country Educational Alliance Chairman Mary Kastner whose term is expiring with Payson Town Councilor Su Connell.
Payson schools struggle to provide advanced classes
Payson schools were already struggling to provide advanced courses for its hardest working students when the budget blows and teacher shortages hit.
Grief and joy mingle in the shallows of Green Valley Lake
The egret stands motionless among the reeds in Green Valley Lake, waiting with infinite patience for a reckless trout to swim within range of its dagger beak.
Payson fared well when student AIMS test scores and overall spending trends were compared to either the state average or comparable small districts with high poverty rates in the student population.