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The skies over Payson work for the military

Sometimes the whop-whop-whop of huge military helicopters fills the skies over Payson. Look up and a Blackhawk or old Chinook might be in the sky. Fear not, said Payson Municipal Airport manager Ray Law, they're just here for practice or business - not an invasion. "Normally ... the biggest presence


One man brings folk music to Payson

With more country bars than Irish pubs, Payson isn't known for its Celtic music. Or so I thought. Then I walked into Community Presbyterian Church on Tuesday night, March 6, and heard bagpipes. Then a flute and a sweet voice singing an Irish Gaelic song about a man mourning the loss of a lover (I do


Winkle in Time: Staggers a bit

Oprah Winfrey heads a stellar cast in this film version of one of the most famous and beloved books for young people. Madeline L'Engle wrote the original novel in 1962. She suffered 26 rejections before the book was finally accepted and printed, to great success. Young Storm Reid plays Meg, the cent


Improvements planned for Star Valley park

The Star Valley Town Council this week approved $25,000 for a pickleball courts and $5,000 for a drinking fountain, while continuing to research new playground equipment for the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park. Town manager Tim Grier said the $20,000 to $60,000 cost of safe playground equipment tha


Master Southwest plein air painter Betty Carr to hold workshop for EL Valle Artists

The EL Valle Artists Association will sponsor a workshop with Betty Carr March 31, at the Pine Shadows Club House, 2050 W. State Route 89A, Cottonwood. The workshop is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Workshop Chairperson Irene Bauman at 928-646-0195 or by email at ibgrace6@msn.com. Bauman

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Star Valley garden opening delayed

Work on preparing the new Star Valley Community Garden is rolling along, but it won't open until April. Reporting to the Star Valley Town Council March 6, chair Glen McCombs and director Marion Grill shared the progress so far. The property's "top soil" is granite gravel on top of a lot of very hard


Payson drops baseball game at Fountain Hills

Payson's baseball team lost 6-1 at Fountain Hills on Tuesday. The Longhorns dropped to 3-2 heading into a game at Queen Creek Casteel at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The Longhorns beat Fountain Hills 3-2 in Payson on March 6. See Friday's Roundup for more on this game. Payson's baseball team lost


Globe Police chief resigns as two other officers placed on administrative leave

GLOBE, AZ - For unrelated reasons, the chief of the Globe Police Department has resigned and two other sergeants were placed on administrative leave in recent weeks. The staffing changes are adding stress to the small Arizona law enforcement agency, which is already in the middle of conducting a maj


PHS Art moves into ceramics

There's something imminently satisfying about getting hands into mud - er, clay. Maybe it's because working with clay reminds the artist of their childhood when a day in the mud allowed them to explore building a castle, or host a tea party or make goods for a store. Payson High School art teacher G


County adjusts Elk Rim development conditions

Terry Gorton and Rick Vesci have worked for several years to create the Elk Rim development in Pine. They won a recommendation for approval of the 18-lot, four-acre subdivision from the county planning and zoning commission nearly a year ago. But red tape tied up forward movement until this year. Fi


Rescue at Tonto Natural Bridge

A Peoria couple's birthday hike ended with a painful accident at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 when a woman broke her leg after slipping and falling near the mouth of Tonto Natural Bridge. Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Ranger Novack was first on the scene, followed by Pine Strawberry EMTs, Gila Co