I must respond to your What's Up? column and the Sawmill Crossing whistle. When the Kaibab Mill was up and working in Payson, that whistle was a symbol of our town. You lived and planned your day by that whistle and I can't imagine anyone thinking it's too loud. It doesn't blow for that long and is a bit of memory for those who have lived here for a long time.
If it were put to a vote, I'm sure the vote would be, let's keep our whistle. Anyone opposed to it can move someplace else where trains roar through town and traffic is so heavy, you hesitate to open your windows.
I'm happy it's back with us and hope it stays a long time.
Ruth Craig, Payson