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Pieper Mansion takes pride of place again on Payson's Main Street
The transformation of Pieper Mansion is almost complete. Reportedly built in 1893 by August and Wilhelmina Pieper, it remains one of the oldest structures in Rim Country. It had fallen into disrepair over the years, in danger of collapsing. Then Geoff and Sandi Wolf came to the rescue.
"I didn't see an outcome but jail or death"
“I was arrested so many times I couldn’t tell you how many,” Richard Pfister said. “The last time I went to jail, I was hanging out with people who murdered someone. I sold drugs so I had a place to stay and food. Remove that and I was lost.”
‘Tis the season for giving to the Humane Society
If you’ve thought about making a donation to the Humane Society of Central Arizona, the end of year is the perfect time to do so. Not only will all donations made through the end of 2018 be matched by an anonymous donor, you will also receive an extra bonus in the form of a tax break.
Aspiring to $45,000 for dual credit classes
The Aspire Arizona Foundation seeks to triple its support to Payson High School students challenging themselves with dual credit courses to start their college careers. Since 2016, the AAF has paid for one college-level class that also counts toward high school graduation. Now, the organization seek
The Camp Fire’s sobering lesson - as seen from a local's perspective
Driving into Paradise, Calif. David Mikulak marveled at how much the forested California retirement community reminded him of Payson. “It felt a lot like Payson — ponderosa pines and big canyons,” he said. “The town even had a road — it’s called Skyway, going up the hill. It looks exactly like drivi
Photos: Baylor 58, Arizona 49, NCAA men's basketball
Baylor beats Arizona at McKale Center, 58-49, to end the Wildcats' nonconference homecourt win streak.
Big concerts come to close; little music treasures await
The Rim Country’s big Christmas concerts come to a close this weekend with the presentation of the Payson Choral Society’s holiday performance, “Christmas is Coming!” (see story elsewhere), but there are still little music treasures to enjoy.
Arizona county sees spike in hepatitis A cases
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Health officials in southern Arizona are reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in Pima County, prompting a partnership among local health agencies to boost vaccinations and awareness.
Santa Claus visits Pine library
Old St. Nick has been out and about recently thrilling children with a special guest appearance at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library on Thursday, Dec. 6. For the visit, cookies and milk were served and visitors could have their pictures taken with the jolly ol’ gent.
Trail groups discuss Rim and Payson trails
A trail planning group continues to make progress on a plan to build new trails and re-work others in Rim Country by deciding which projects to tackle first. The group had divided Rim Country into nine subsections and sought public input on priorities.
Cloudy but warmer weather moves into Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Pretty nice weather for mid December is expected this weekend with temperatures a few degrees warmer than normal. For Friday through Saturday, high pressure will keep conditions dry but allow high clouds to increase across Arizona as an area of low pressure develops around
Julia Randall Elementary opens its doors for the Hour of Code
What do computers, coding and kids with buckets on their heads have in common?. They all came together for the Hour of Code at Julia Randall Elementary. All the schools in the district participated in the Hour of Code, but only one multi-tasked with buckets.
Swiss Village Beautification Project finished and honored
The Town of Payson honored Roger Kreimeyer and his volunteers with the Payson Hero Award at its meeting in December for their work on the landscaping in the no man’s land between the Swiss Village and Highway 87.
Buffalo resident has a successful Elk hunt
Local Buffalo resident Paul Matney, son Russ Matney and a friend of Russ’s, Scott Musselwhite, had a successful Elk hunt in Arizona as Russ and Scott each bagged a bull elk. Russ and Scott were lucky to be drawn for the hunt. In Hunting Unit 22 in Arizona only 475 tags were drawn from a total of 2,1
The Freeman’s have dedicated 40 years to the Claus Cause
Jo Freeman didn’t know how she and her husband Roger could squeeze the visit in. The couple channels the spirit of Santa and Mrs. Claus each holiday season, booking up to 60 events into a six-week period. Every Christmas they’ve become Mr. and Mrs Claus for 40 out of their 50 years of marriage.
The power of support for mental illness: advocacy, support group, and education
Recently members of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presented a program at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino. Here is a portion of that presentation, “The Power of Support:”
$200,000 grant for STEM at PUSD
The Payson Unified School District has received a $200,000 grant from the Caris Charitable Trust for science, technology, engineering and math education. Payson High School, Payson Center for Success, Rim Country Middle School and Julia Randall Elementary will use the money to improve science and te
Sellis lead Payson trio placing at Witt Duals
A trio of Longhorn wrestlers placed in the challenging Show Low Witt Duals on Dec. 7-8. More than 20 teams competed. Soto Sellis finished second at 195 pounds. He pinned the top-seeded wrestler to reach the finals.
Bus services for Payson, Star Valley, Mesa del launch
After working frantically for almost a year, the Payson Senior Center launched the Beeline Bus Friday, Nov. 30 with a party and ribbon cutting. Regular service started Monday, Dec. 3.
J.O. Combs Unified selects Wyman as next superintendent
SAN TAN VALLEY — A new superintendent is on the way into the J.O. Combs Unified School District. On Thursday, the governing board voted to offer the position to Dr. Greg Wyman. Wyman currently serves as the superintendent of the Payson Unified School District.