But problems with leaks, maintenance costs remain an ongoing challenge
You got your good news — and your bad news: Which do you want to hear first?
Pine landowner wants water district to invest $400,000 for wells
Pine landowner Mark Fumusa made a polished pitch to the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board in an attempt to convince the district to spend $400,000 to buy two shallow wells and partner on a new, deep well.
Final federal reintroduction rules satisfy state, upset conservation groups
The federal government this week finalized a plan to increase the range of endangered Mexican gray wolves tenfold, a shift that could bring the beleaguered predators to Rim Country.
Looks like they’re ready to kiss and make up.
Governor wants tax cuts, hiring freeze, education cutbacks
Faced with a projected budget deficit, Gov. Doug Ducey has proposed a virtual freeze in state spending and cuts for most state programs, with the notable exception of prisons.
Gov. Ducey wants civics, more space in charters
Newly inaugurated Gov. Doug Ducey this week promised to reform the state’s schools by shifting more students to the highest performing charter schools, requiring students to pass a civics test and reducing administrative costs.
Preshistoric Verde Valley evokes world of Sinagua
I sat on the shore of the place where the world begin, and watched it steam in the cold light of dawn.
Ski resorts happy, but snow, rain barely dent drought
A laid-back winter storm brought just short of half an inch of rain to Payson Sunday and Monday, with an 80 percent chance for rain today, dropping to 40 percent by tonight.
Payson sales rise 8 percent, building permits up 58 percent
Rim Country’s economy continued to register strong gain, outperforming the weakening statewide figures, according to Payson’s monthly budget tracking report for December.
Game and Fish disputes expansion of range to Rim Country
The battle to prevent the expansion of the range of the endangered Mexican gray wolf took another turn this week with word of a lawsuit by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.