With less than a month to go before the election, a dominant theme in campaigns is the economy.
Over the past few weeks people have asked me various questions about school district budgets and overrides. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify concerns in this area.
What a night.
The Payson Ranger District, along with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council joined together to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday on Aug. 9, 2014, to provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention.
This spring, as tragic reports surfaced of veterans dying while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA, I hosted a town hall forum at Burton Barr Central Library where the families of four veterans who passed away stood before a packed room to tell their stories.
Just to be explicit on how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “... did respond to pleas to loosen restrictions on killing or harassing wolves to protect pets and cattle.”
In the summer of 2009 I was encouraged by a family member and longtime highly respected resident of Payson, to bring my vision for a small arms ammunition manufacturing company to Payson. My initial code enforcement official was discouraging.
As we embark on another dangerous wildfire season, it is of the utmost urgency that we adopt a forward-thinking, active management strategy that combats dangerous wildfires before they get started.
There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately on the national forest treatment activities associated with the management of the San Juan Fire on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. I hope to at least set the record straight on what has occurred, and dispel some inaccurate information as it relates to vegetation management activities on the local level.
Again Raymond Spatti displays his ignorance of the facts, his willful deception of the public, and vitriol towards me for the world to view. After more than a month, perhaps your readers have forgotten what I wrote?
As I campaign to be your next governor, I’ve traversed the state discussing how Arizona is known as a place of opportunity for people who work hard and want a chance to get ahead. In some of our more rural areas, however, I’m concerned about the danger inflicted by forest fires — some of the most destructive in the country — and how their effects can limit our opportunities.
If you are like most people, you get nervous when a court mails an official notice to you that you were not expecting. However, if you have water rights in the Little Colorado River basin and you recently received a Notice of Proposed Settlement from Judge Mark Brain, you have no reason to worry.
Based upon the Gallup Arizona Poll, The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action identifies eight citizen goals and provides a road map for achieving them.
Yesterday came and went quietly ... maybe too quietly. Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the day the Dude Fire blew up and killed six firefighters in Walk Moore Canyon, just north of Control Road and west of the Bonita Creek subdivision
Rep. Barton on education: Schools have enough money – school board members should have children in schools
Editor’s note: Brenda Barton represents Northern Gila County in the state Legislature. She submitted this transcript of an interview Kelly McManus with Stand For the Children, a national K-12 advocacy group.