It took the county’s citizens’ committee only two meetings to decide voters should extend the existing half-cent transportation excise tax another 20 years.
Visions of picnics, park benches and horseshoe pits had the Star Valley Town Council bubbling with excitement Tuesday as it approved spending $40,000 to build its first public park.
The 2014 Taste of Rim Country event at the Payson Public Library is a sellout; so only the lucky ticket holders will delight in all the delicious entries from the area’s culinary experts.
Government meetings are not that exciting most of the time — at least not in a good way. Things might heat up if controversial hits the agenda, but that isn’t the “good” kind of excitement.
Bobbie Staten has always had a reputation for being a talker and for being funny.
The lack of sleep can lead to all kinds of problems — from short tempers to brain fog to stress to actual health issues. So, to address these problems and present ways to solve them, the sponsors of the annual Women’s Wellness Forum are making sleep the focus of the event Saturday, March 29.
The Payson Senior Center will add a Pilates exercise class and an Irish dance class to its lineup of spring activities.
Gila County facilities are bulging at the seams, which produces extra problems around election time when voters try to take advantage of early ballots. Payson staff for the county recorder and assessor share the small building on the southwest corner of West Frontier and South Colcord.
The Payson High School Adventure Club plans a 5K fund-raiser April 26 in Star Valley.
True to the promise to improve the community’s roads, the Star Valley town council approved an $8,188 project Tuesday.
Screening, treatment limit toll of vascular rupture striking 190,000 annually
Every year, 190,000 Americans develop abdominal aortic aneurysms. The resulting 15,000 deaths make it the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., Dr. Alfonso Munoz, M.D., told listeners at a recent Lunch & Learn program at the Senior Circle.
Eight candidates file for seven seats
Only eight candidates filed for the seven seats on the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District board prior to the deadline.
The owners and operators of Rim Country Health are proud to tell the community their facility is locally owned.
Chris Wolf, chief executive officer of Payson Regional Medical Center, announced his plans to take a new position this past Friday.
The truth about TMD
Going to the dentist is almost always about teeth, gums and dental health. But it can also involve the joint that makes the jaw work and avoiding temporal mandibular disorder (TMD).
Orthopedic surgeon, black belt practices what he preaches
Mike Darnell, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon with Payson Regional Bone & Joint and a third-degree black belt with several artificial joints, practices what he preaches.
NAVIT money would help launch program
Gila Community College is poised to bring cosmetology training to its Payson campus.
PHS club hopes to color runners crazy
Star Valley’s town council will sponsor the April 26 5K fund-raiser planned by the Payson High School Adventure Club.
Mini-strokes, also known as a transient ischemic attacks (TIA), might last only a few seconds or so, but they demand the same immediate attention as a major stroke.
The Merritt Center, with the assistance of healing practitioners and mentors who are veterans themselves, is offering special educational retreat programs to returning combat veterans (both men and women).
Computer snafu still snarling up county collection
Gila County Treasurer Deborah Savage could not give the board of supervisors a firm answer when asked if the problems that delayed tax bills would be fixed.
A mid-year checkup shows Star Valley’s finances are in good health. The town has almost $3 million in cash and savings halfway through the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Supervisors agree to five-year review of water district records
The Gila County Board of Supervisors this week ordered a five-year audit of the finances and management of the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District.
Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp has named wounded Department of Public Safety Officer Seth Meeske as the law enforcement officer of the quarter.
The Friends of Payson Parks & Recreation have been around for about 10 years. It is a low profile group that works to provide additional resources for programs presented by the town’s parks department.
Gila County’s $3.2M PILT clears hurdle
The Gila County supervisors heaved a huge sign of relief on Jan. 29 when Congress on a 251-166 vote approved the Farm Bill that includes money for the critical Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. Only three members of the state’s nine-member congressional delegation supported the bill that included federal payments to rural counties.
The Northern Gila County Fair is 60 this year and volunteers are needed to help the tradition continue.
The county’s “to do” list for 2014 is staggering — and many of the items have a June 30 deadline. That means the Gila County Board of Supervisors, other elected officials and staff need to stock up on energy bars and turbo-charged energy drinks.
The five acres Star Valley bought this past fall is set for some improvements.
Hospital director makes changes to make ER more senior friendly
The Payson Regional Medical Center’s service area has a population of about 50,000 people with an average age of 58. So to make visits to the emergency department more comfortable for the aging population it serves, PRMC has made some modifications.
Pay attention to that ‘pins and needles’ sensation
Just about everyone has experienced that “pins and needles” sensation in their feet and hands. Usually we say our foot/hand has “fallen asleep” because we have rested on it wrong.
Projects put before the Gila County Community Development office have been a bargain — at least according to a survey the county conducted of similar services in other counties.
The annual re-enactment of the Pony Express ride from Holbrook to Scottsdale has generally coincided with the Parada del Sol parade.
The statue in Deming Park, at the corner of North McLane and West Main in Payson, honors the men who first carried the mail into Payson. While it is a reproduction of the Frederic Remington statue, The Bronco Buster, donors who helped get the park built, thought it would be a fine addition.
Gila County has eyes and a voice in Washington, D.C. in the form of Patricia Power of Bose Public Affairs Group.
Members of the Rim Country Celts want to educate potential members and other area residents about Celtic heritage and culture. But they also want to keep that education fun.
Book lovers at the library — nothing special about that. Where else would they be? But a different brand of book lovers congregates in the Young Adult Room at the Payson Public Library once a month.
Welcome to the new ‘Your Health’ pages, a community partnership between Payson Regional Medical Center and the Payson Roundup.
The flu is spreading quickly this season with a big increase in the disease in the past couple of weeks, according to the Gila County Health Department.
Rates low, improvements mount – reserve still huge
Star Valley’s town council had good news from Water Department Superintendent Robert Rippy Tuesday night.
I don’t like to admit it, but I really like clothes — too much. It’s a hereditary thing though — my paternal grandmother loved clothes, so did my father and so does my mother.
Black & White Ball celebrates Old Hollywood
The Mogollon Health Alliance of volunteers in the Rim Country medical community will have its annual Black & White Ball Saturday, Jan. 18.
The new year brings plenty of opportunity to enjoy music of many varieties in the coming months.
County supervisors award new conditional use permit to Breath of Life Retreat
Since 2006, Candy and Jim Bridges have operated the Breath of Life Retreat in Pine under the terms of a Gila County special use permit which allows them to operate a business in a residential zone.
Mattress Experts recently expanded to include more than bedroom furniture in its inventory.
$2.6 million in reserve, workers get bonus
Conservative money management has Star Valley sitting pretty as 2013 closes. The council directed staff to maintain a $2.6 million reserve by the end of the 2013-2014 budget year. Halfway through, the town has a reserve of $3 million.
Taxpayers can get a direct tax credit by donating to several area charities certified by the state as benefiting the working poor.
They love music and make it beautifully.
Tears washed over the 2013 Celebration of Life hosted Dec. 4 by Hospice Compassus and Messinger Payson Funeral Home at Mountain Bible Church.
Residents who sought to recall the majority of the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District board are still pushing for an election sooner rather than later.