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Payson grandmother hospitalized after being attacked by mother elk

"She trampled my head and stomped on me all over my body, my leg has 17 stitches," said Jeri Longenbaugh, who for 34 years had lived peacefully among elk in the high country of Payson.

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Longenbaugh, 83, went outside to unlatch the gate and coax the calf out but was soon confronted by its mother,she told KNXV.

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Red snowstorm coming to Payson

“It’s 'when,' not 'if' it’s going to happen,” said Payson Firewise Committee founder Jim Tye. “There will be a wildfire close to Payson.”


Several arrested after chase through town

After a wild chase, a crash and an all-night search, Payson police on Saturday morning arrested two people suspected of firing shots into a residential neighborhood in the Valley.Payson police helped stop the silver Cadillac after Valley police said the occupants were spotted shooting out of the car


Credible shooting threat at high school

Payson Police officers showed up on the Payson High School and Payson Center for Success campus on Monday morning as a precaution after a “credible” threat to the PCS campus was reportedly made by a student on social media.Officers remained on campus throughout the day, although the police had alrea


APS responds to Tonto Basin residents’ complaints on outages

The intense monsoon storms this year have wreaked havoc with the electrical grid serving Tonto Basin — frustrating residents and costing businesses.Store owners complain of lost sales when the cash register goes down and residents worry about the effects of debilitating heat when air conditioners fa


Music lovers get out those calendars

This week features several events for music lovers, several associated with the 135th World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo and one that opens a whole new concert series — the lead-in to a fall full of music.Rodeo related musicTuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Mazatzal Hotel & Casino presents The Troubadour Exper


Park, school update given at private event

Friends ofPayson Parks and Recreation held a fundraising event for the validation of the Rumsey Park plan at The Rim Club Wednesday. Ron Chambless, with Community Center Partners, explains how the large lobby of a proposed community center will have multiple uses. Lane and Kat Moore (right) want to


That’s the kind of leader that she is

Su Connell, center, was recently awarded the only Lifetime Director Emeritus award, in special recognition of her dedicated and excellent service in support of the MHA Foundation’s mission to promote rural health and education for members of the Rim Country communities by Kenny Evans, president MHA


Police looking for two that fled from accident

Police are looking for two people that fled from an accident scene early Saturday morning.The two individuals, a male and a female, were in a silver Cadillac with two other females that was reportedly involved in a drive-by shooting earlier in the Valley.The Fort McDowell Police Department alerted t


Food Truck Festival a success despite high temperatures

The Town of Payson’s second annual Food Truck Festival was a resounding success with 19 food trucks participating, up from 12 last year.Courtney Spawn, Payson Parks and Recreation Department director said, “There is no official head count yet, but an estimated crowd of close to 5,000.”“We are workin


PUSD recognized as ‘Googliest’ school

“Google for Education Reference Districts are school districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chrome books, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes,”


A brief history of Cobre Valley Regional Aquatic Center

The intentions of this project were always to be a “regional” endeavor, providing swimming activities for Globe, Miami, and the county areas which are intertwined.


Payson students make gains on AZMerit test

Payson schools continue to make slow gains on the state’s AzMerit test, although scores still lag behind the state average in many cases.The state last week released the 2018 scores after months of delay. The state still hasn’t updated the school grades, which are largely based on those scores.As in


Residents will see $250,000 road project in Young

The work consists of pulverizing the existing pavement surface and base material where applicable, followed by the installation of geogrid base reinforcement, new aggregate base material and asphaltic concrete pavement.


Casino employees arrested in Payson casino armed robbery

According to the FBI, two suspects entered the casino in all black clothing including hoodies and masks, armed with a long gun and several pistols.


Woman abandons young daughters along remote Arizona Highway

MARICOPA COUNTY — On Aug. 7, at approximately 10:22 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report a stranded family along State Route 87 at milepost 228; which is a remote area 24 miles south of Payson. The citizen advised that the family, a woman and her three young children, were stranded because their veh


Tracks, suspect's mannerisms lead police to Payson casino robbers

PAYSON — What looked like a professional heist of the Mazatzal Casino was actually carried out by two local employees whose blunders led police to their front doors, according to a summary of the investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The FBI arrested Armando Ochoa, 32, and Ryan Pearso


Payson elk: It's like they own the place

They’re here. They’re there. They’re everywhere!If you walk, bike or drive anywhere around Payson or the surrounding area, you have a good chance to see one to a half- dozen big-antlered elk munching on bushes, trees, grasses, leaves or bark. Some people say that it’s because of our area’s extremely


Woman found wandering naked on State Route 87 after abandoning kids, DPS says

When troopers arrived, they found the girls -- ages 1, 3, and 4 years old -- in the car, crying but otherwise in good health.