Q: I was recently in the lobby of Payson Regional Medical Center. While I was there, a young man came in with his dog and nobody seemed to object. Is this OK with the management?
A: According to Assistant CEO Missy Spencer, the hospital does have a policy regarding animals. "Animals may be allowed if, one, the animal is either a seeing eye dog or another animal that provides assistance, or, two, if it's involved in pet therapy. In certain circumstances, with appropriate approvals, patients may have the opportunity for a limited visit with their pets," Spencer said.
Q: At 7 a.m. every day, there's a groundskeeper blowing out dust and debris from the ramadas at Rumsey Park. Why doesn't he blow off debris and dust from the tennis courts. They are used every day, and the dust, pine needles and cones are very prevalent on the courts. The dust ruins tennis balls.
A: "The dust does hurt tennis balls," Town Parks and Recreation Director Bill Schwind said. "Typically the park staff goes out there on an as-needed basis and uses blowers on the needles on the courts, but after a storm, it can be really bad," he said. The ramadas get a little more attention, he admitted, because people pay a fee to use them. "We try to get to the tennis courts as best we can, but we are light-staffed."
Q: A front page story in Friday's Roundup about the new gunsmiths who are moving to Payson said that we do not currently have a gunsmith. That's not true, is it?
A: Nope, and that's not what the article says. When asked why his family was relocating from St. John's to Payson, Jason Pollick said, "There's nobody here." The article continued to quote Pollick in the next paragraph: "St. John's has 3,000 people and that's just not enough to support a gun shop. We've been looking at going to Payson for the last two years." The "here" Pollick referred to was St. John's, not Payson, and he was talking about people, not gunsmiths.
The Rim country has four gunshops Gila Guns in Payson, Bronco's Quality Guns in Star Valley, Arizona Gun Runners in Pine and Strawberry Mountain Trading Post in Strawberry.
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