The Roundup recently reported that the Gila County Board of Supervisors awarded a $71,940 contract to Woodson Engineering & Surveying of Flagstaff to provide pre-design services for site development alternatives focused on how to make the best use of the available property and existing buildings.
The pony ride at the 37th Annual Swiss Village Lighting had an early start on Friday, Nov. 25 and stayed busy throughout the evening as youngsters — both big and small — clamored to get a ride. The event also had a huge bounce house and more.
The employment opportunities at Rim Country Health don’t all require professional health care credentials.
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Oasis Christian Books and Gifts plans a “grand re-opening” this weekend.
After years of service to Gila County, Manager Don McDaniel submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors Nov. 14.
The holiday season is going to be quiet for my family this year. A week after his 82nd birthday in August, our stepfather died after a long battle with a variety of illnesses.
After years of delay, the Gila County’s courthouse complex in Payson may finally see some major improvements.
The holidays are at hand and so is the need for extra help from the community to assist the less fortunate, with pleas for volunteers and donated turkeys in Payson, Pine and Strawberry.
We haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but it is already time to let organizers know if you want to take part in either the Payson APS Electric Light Parade or the annual holiday lighting contest — or both.
The Star Valley Town Council on Nov. 15 discussed whether to spend an estimated $260,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money on a low-water crossing at Moonlight Drive and various other drainage issues
Each year for the past several years Hospice Compassus, the Rim Country Hospice Foundation, Messinger Payson Funeral Home and Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe have joined forces to help Rim residents remember loved ones they have lost.
With Gila County reporting the state’s second highest voter turnout at 77 percent, the county Board of Supervisors will have an almost all new look come January.
More than 3,000 Gila County ballots remained uncounted as of Wednesday, Nov. 9. Gila County Elections Director Eric Mariscal told the Roundup the count might not be complete until Friday, Nov. 11 or possibly Saturday, Nov. 12.
The big voter turnout Nov. 9 temporarily overwhelmed a few Gila County polling places, according to Eric Mariscal, director of the Gila County Elections Department.
In case you didn’t mail in your ballot and need to vote today in the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, the following have been designated as Vote Centers/Polling Places where any voter may get a ballot and cast it:
The Next Generation Leahy family band will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 as part of the Tonto Community Concert Association series.
Join the Journey — that is the call issued by members of the Payson Art League in their annual Fine Arts Festival Show & Sale.
The Halloween fun runs through next Monday, Oct. 31. Good luck trying to hit all the events planned for the occasion.
Woody Cline says he is running for the District 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors seat to bring about change.
Where’s the best place in Rim Country to see stars? Well, Star Valley, of course. So the Rim Astronomy Club would like to make star parties a regular feature at the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park in Star Valley by donating a permanently fixed telescope and protective dome to the park.
Last fall, Gila County received a $600,000 grant from the Arizona Nutrition Network for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Education Program (SNAP-Ed) of the state health department.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Banner High Country Seniors hosted Dr. Cynthia Booth, M.D., at its Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn program to discuss breast cancer.
Backers of a ballot measure that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state battled it out with critics at a forum set up by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in Payson.
Incumbent Michael Pastor vs Reputlican tim Humphrey
Incumbent District 2 Supervisor Michael A. Pastor wants a third, four-year term. “I feel I am still young enough to do four more years,” said Pastor, a Democrat.
John Marcanti is seeking re-election as Gila County District 3 Supervisor because there are still things he’d like to do for the county. He was first elected in 2012.
There were more speakers than voters in the room at the Arizona Secretary of State’s program on the two ballot measures voters will decide in the Nov. 8 General Election. The program was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Messinger’s.
A group of people with special places in their hearts for the elderly visited Payson last week. They are trained and certified to make sure the elderly in long-term care settings are treated with respect for their wishes and with dignity and kindness.
The Star Valley Town Council this week vented its irritation at the Central Arizona Association of Governments for flubbing grant applications and the Town of Payson for annexing a chunk of land for a failed project.
The Gila County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 4 approved setting up vote centers and polling places.
but reportedly plans to reopen
HPR Ammunition reportedly sent more than 30 employees home Sept. 13, 2016 and closed its doors.
Long list of proposals on legislative agenda for 2017
The Gila County Board of Supervisors hopes state lawmakers in the upcoming session will give counties new tools to deal with blighted, trashed properties as well as a better way to charge foolish hikers for the cost of a rescue.
The big Rim Country Quilt Roundup is Oct. 14-15, but some of the most coveted classes take place in advance of exhibition and registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has five new 2017 Ford Expeditions waiting to go on patrol, as soon as they’re “upfitted.”
The repercussions of the loss of about 28 percent of its revenue with discontinuing the photo enforcement program has the Star Valley Town Council looking for options to bring in more money.
Kevin Hamilton and his wife, Faye, are new part-time residents of the Rim Country.
Fall has arrived in the Rim Country and so has a new lineup of diverse entertainment. Opening the fall music season is the Payson Old Time Opry and you can also get entertained at the 46th Anniversary Vertielee Floyd Memorial Payson Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration.
The primary election is behind us, but voters will face another round of choices in the Nov. 8 general election — including state and federal legislative contests, three contested county offices and a few water, fire and sanitary district races.
Gila County Elections officials posted the latest election numbers late Thursday, Sept. 1. Hardly any of the local outcomes were altered, and with only the write-in ballots remaining, the elections staff did not expect any changes.
More and more fun is added to the historic Northern Gila County Fair each year. For 2016 there is a carnival, which opens Thursday night in advance of the fair’s formal opening on Friday morning; a ranch rodeo; and a couple of events featuring massive draft horses.
Gila County Elections officials posted the latest election numbers late Thursday, Sept.
Deluge spawned one of state’s worst disasters
The memories cast a heavy shadow across the memories of those who were there. Now, a band of Christopher Creek residents have resolved to shine a light on the shadow of that terrible tragedy — the 1970 Labor Day Flood.
Newcomer Bobby Davis edged out incumbent George Binney in the Star Valley council election, although provisional and mail-in ballots could change the results.
Republican Woody Cline of Young scored a surprising upset victory over Payson Mayor Kenny Evans in the contest for the Gila County Supervisor District 3 seat.
Roy Sandoval, the apparent winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary race for Gila County School Superintendent could go to work immediately.
Allan Ralston believes the patients he works with in physical therapy and myofascial release therapy at Rim Country Health should have a say in their treatment.
Polls still open for ballots not mailed
It’s Election Day folks. If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, you need to get to the Gila County Recorder’s Office, a vote center or polling place to drop it off. Ballots are also being collected at the Payson Town Hall until 5 p.m., Tuesday.
The Tax Foundation recently produced a report showing the “Real Value of $100 in Each State.” It shows $100 is not the same everywhere.
Two of the three former Arizona legislators with their hats in the ring for election to the Corporation Commission spoke to the Payson Tea Party Tuesday, Aug. 16.
The images of Payson, mostly from the 1950s, have a certain familiar feel to them