I’m writing in response to two letters to the editor: Lawrence Hoffenberg’s Feb. 28 letter and Jeannette Sindik’s March 4 letter. As a member of Rep. Paul Gosar’s staff, I can say with absolute certainty that these letters were misleading and completely misrepresent the facts.
Senate nixes bid to limit federal standards
A slew of bills before the Arizona Legislature that would allow school districts to opt out of federal Common Core Standards, but this week the Senate spiked the first of those bills — Senate Bill 1310.
The family of Allyson Rene Randall wish to thank all those involved with the planning of her beautiful service. We are also very grateful to those who were able to attend the Celebration of her Life.
It is a shame that some of your readers often believe Raymond Spatti actually knows what he’s talking about. Here are some facts to set the record straight about HB2587:
Prosecutors, judge can’t agree on plea
A Gila County judge is standing behind his decision to reject a restrictive plea deal negotiated by the Gila County Attorney’s Office.
Juniors Harpe and Ridley lead way at Snowflake
SNOWFLAKE — Denny Morse has seen a lot in his 16 years as a coach for the Payson High golf team.
Are you kidding me? If there is anyone who lives in Arizona besides me who wonders why the Legislature is so consumed with passing useless bills that have no meaning, please remember who these “public servants” are come election time.
Visions of picnics, park benches and horseshoe pits had the Star Valley Town Council bubbling with excitement Tuesday as it approved spending $40,000 to build its first public park.
Public defender loses court contract because of messages
After reportedly carrying on a sexting relationship with a client, defense attorney Robert Standage lost his contract with Gila County Superior Court.
Just wanted to let you know how great our paper delivery person is.
We’re hoping the Payson Town Council study session on adopting a wildland-urban interface fire code was some kind of very elaborate joke.
Softball team routs Mingus
It didn’t take long for this year’s edition of Payson High’s varsity softball team to begin showing why Longhorn supporters are so excited about the possibilities for this season.
More Than a Game
This just isn’t working.
Senior point guard makes second team
An 8-21 season wasn’t what the Longhorns envisioned before the start of the boys basketball season.
The proposed adoption of a fire building code for new home construction set off a firestorm of opinions at a Payson Town Council study session Tuesday, with most councilors adamantly against the idea.
Rattlin' the Rim
A bevy of enthusiastic and civic-minded Zane Grey Kiwanis club members showed up bright and early March 3 at Pine-Strawberry School armed with lessons and games aimed at motivating students in their celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Not only is the Village getting a new fire station this year, but we are also getting a new bridge that will be crossing the creek and doing away with that big dip that goes in the creek.
DJ's Music Trivia
Last week I wrote about the very recent and awe-inspiring aerial display that two juvenile American bald eagles put on in the skies over Green Valley Park.
As of last week I have lived 82 years. That’s not so unusual; many people live that long or longer, but living that long is different from what it was in the past. We live in a world of accelerating change.
Another Week in the Creek
Hey, we got a little last weekend and it was pretty good. But, you know it’s always good especially when you haven’t had any in a while. It was slow and mostly gentle, but with a couple periods of intensity. Christopher Creek, unofficially, had two-and-a-quarter inches of water out of the sky mostly in the form of rain, but with an inch or so of snow to cap off the storm. We’ll take it!