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Flood Warning In Gila County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in Gila County. The stream gauge along Tonto Creek south of Jakes Corner reported levels of nearly 8 feet, or about 6,000 cubic feet per second. Low water crossings along the creek will be impassable through Friday night and could continue into


Payson will make water history

Come April, Payson will make water history. But the rest of the state is confronting a scary shortage. Still, Payson water guru Buzz Walker is not planning anything special. He just wants to make sure his shiny $14 million water treatment plant works smoothly.


Heavy Snowfall Forecast for Parts of Arizona High Country

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parts of Arizona’s high country are expected to receive heavy snowfall over the next few days as a cold storm with low snow levels crosses the region.


Library Friends of Payson to hear about Paradise

Are there similarities between Payson and Paradise, Calif. that make Payson at risk for a devastating wildfire?. Join the Library Friends of Payson Monday, Feb. 18, for a presentation to the community by arborist David Mikulak, who was in California for the Camp Fire.


LIST: 4 best kept secrets in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- People from all over the world come to Arizona on vacation. But for those of us who live here, we sometimes forget just how many cool places there are here, or maybe we don't even know about them.


Three arrested for drug sales

Police arrested a woman suspected of selling drugs in the community last week along with two others. Undercover detectives with the Payson Police Department had been watching Jade Holland Bzoski, 23, after they got information she was selling heroin in the area, said Police Chief Don Engler.


Get ready for garden season

The Payson Community Garden officially opens for the 2019 growing season Saturday, March 2. To mark the opening, there will be a Spring Fling event with free food and tours. To help area gardeners get a jumpstart on the season, a special class, the Top 10 Tips for Seed Starting Success, is at 10 a.m


Life at the border: How a wall could impact this Arizona town

The town of Nogales, Arizona, sits close to the United States’ border with Mexico. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Morgan Radford looks at the possible impact of a border wall of different sides of the issue.


Star Valley Mayor Ronnie McDaniel dies

The Roundup learned Thursday that Star Valley Mayor Ronnie McDaniel has died. McDaniel had been in a Valley hospital for several weeks after he went in to have a stent put in. During the operation, McDaniel reportedly went into cardiac arrest.


Piles burns near Payson this week

Fire crews burned 73 acres of slash piles just north of Payson this week. Crews lit the piles Tuesday morning on the west side of Highway 87, just north of Home Depot. Ignitions were scheduled to continue through Thursday.


'El Chapo's' brother, cartel are focus of federal investigation in Southern Arizona

The trial of the notorious drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” wrapped up last week in New York City, but the federal investigation of his brother and the Sinaloa Cartel rolls on in Southern Arizona.


The hard lessons of impact fees

Impact fees on new construction intended to help pay for town infrastructure come with lots of strings attached, the Payson Town Council learned recently. Critics complain impact fees for water, parks, police and other infrastructure can scare off developers.


Best of honors 'Jewel of Payson'

In a break from cheering for this year’s Best of the Rim winners, the crowd rose to its feet Monday night in the Mazatzal Casino ballroom to honor a favorite town councilor. Su Connell took the title of Best Payson Councilor in the Roundup’s annual readers poll more times than not, a favorite among


Give Tonto Creek a try this winter

It happens every year. I get tired of fishing for trout at the Green Valley Lakes in Payson. I have always preferred fly fishing for trout in smaller streams. I like the challenge of casting under and around trees and bushes.


Summer camp registration opens for Girl Scouts camp in Payson

It’s time to start making summer plans. Registration for the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus Pine-Council (GSACPC) 2019 summer camps is now open for its four camp locations:. •The Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain in Phoenix.


Arizona eliminates segregative four-hour block model for English-language learners

Katrina Lujan’s 13-or-so seventh-graders appeared lively last Friday afternoon as they laughed and joked with one another during a class break at Challenger Middle School. While most of the students spoke to each other in English — very loudly — a few more subdued students opted to chat softly in th