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Rollover Saturday south of Payson
Just before noon, as the van went into the outside lane, the man lost control of the vehicle and it slid on the wet road, running across the outside lane of traffic and into an embankment, where it rolled, landing on its roof, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson.
Council votes to go forward with validating Rumsey Park plan
After drafting a bold plan for improving Rumsey Park, the Payson Town Council Thursday night gave the consultants approval to see if the plan will work.Community Center Partners says it will validate the plan in three phases. The first will confirm the legitimacy and legality of the operational and
Rim lakes still good bet to catch trout
With the recent forest closures the nearby streams of Tonto, Christopher, Canyon, Haegler, and the East Verde are off limits to recreational angling. The local fish hatcheries have suspended trout stocking in the creeks.Well, there are some nearby options in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, wh
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Payson Care Center helps Hamm recover from broken shoulder and respiratory failure
Payson resident Robert Hamm, 84, was in need of rehabilitation after falling and breaking his left shoulder.In addition to the break, Hamm also developed septic shock, respiratory failure and hypoxia (not enough oxygen in the blood).Hamm needed rehabilitation in order to recover enough to return hom
Illegal dumping forcing changes in P-L recycling program
For many years the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside has been providing recycling trailers for our residents and visitors to put their recyclable materials in for transport to the Lone Pine Transfer Station.This service costs the town approximately $18,000 annually in employee time and expenses. The town als
Andres, a forgotten hero
Chapter 15: Discovering the Natural BridgeCompany E of the Arizona Volunteer Infantry was on their final search for Apaches and their camps in the area around Pine Creek. It was the summer of 1866. As usual the detachment had been moving at night, and Lt. Gallegos had sent their civilian guide, Paul
Mandarin House Asian Fusion, reborn and with sushi
Completely refurbished and rejuvenated, The Mandarin House Asian Fusion restaurant is unique in offering sushi in Payson.Recently acquired by Kevin Bailey and his daughter Jennifer, who recently graduated from the Art Institute in Phoenix culinary arts program, the restaurant has a new lease on life
How to shop more efficiently
If you struggle with styling or find you splurge only to never wear the clothes again, a young local woman has come up with a system to avoid buyer’s remorse and look your best.Emily James may be only 20, but she has already launched her own business, Pink Obsidian Design, drawing on years of school
Natural Bridge a great destination for visitors and residents
With family from Gilbert visiting last weekend and the Tonto National Forest shut tighter than a jar of peanut butter at a squirrel convention, the best option for an outdoor adventure was Tonto Natural Bridge. The park is open during closures in the national forest, but fire restrictions are in pla
Eight Payson players honored on all-region baseball team
Senior Koy Duran, senior Randy Adcock, junior catcher R.J. Butler and sophomore outfielder Jesse Conway earned second-team all-region honors. Junior Alan Cerna and sophomore third baseman River Phillips were honorable mention all-region.
Gila County Sheriff’s lost and found list
Owners of “found,” “lost”, or “safekeeping” property should, if relevant, call the Gila Comfy Sheriffs Office Property and Evidence Department at 928-402-8579 to schedule an appointment to pick up their property.
Gila County Republicans open Payson headquarters
The headquarters’ grand opening ceremony is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16. Republican candidates for local, county, state and federal elected offices have been invited. Refreshments will be provided. This offers the public an opportunity to meet and talk to candidates about a variety of
Special garden opens at hospital
Banner Payson Medical Center has built a Women’s & Children’s Garden and hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting for it Friday, June 8.At a recent meeting of the Star Valley Town Council, Lance Porter, chief executive officer for BPMC, discussed the garden and other enhancements at the hospital.He
Women's and Children's Garden opened
Banner Payson Medical Centeropened its Women’s and Children’s Garden June 8. Created with donations to the Banner Health Foundation earmarked for building Women and Infant Services and gifts from the Banner Payson Medical Center staff, the enclosed space is for patients during labor. The newly creat
Banner Payson volunteer recognized for over 10 years of volunteering
Clara Bernard,a 10-year volunteer at Banner Payson Medical Center, was recently honored with the Daily Point of Light Award.Banner Payson Medical Center photo
Game wardens free "Big Boy" for rope entangling his antlers
Residents of Payson, especially those on the west end of town have been questioning if the big bull elk affectionately known as “Big Boy” had made it through the last hunting season. For several years, this bull has captured much attention by his large body size and the enormous antlers he grows eac
Many forests not returning after wildfires
The increasing failure of forests to bounce back after wildfires promises sweeping vegetation changes throughout the West — especially in dry forests like those surrounding Payson, Pine, Show Low and Springerville, according to a growing body of research.The latest research adds an ominous twist to
CCSO: Woman suspected in murder of 94-year-old husband
According to CCSO, subsequent investigation led to Rudd's wife, Marie Carmen Rudd, being identified as a suspect in his murder.
Putts for Paws a huge success
Our first ever Putts for Paws on June 9 at the Payson Golf Course was a huge success for the Humane Society of Central Arizona. With roughly 100 golfers attending, the day was filled with smiles, sunshine, good food, and lots of money raised for the homeless animals housed at HSCAZ.By 7 a.m., staff