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What’s going on with the frigid weather?

As America gets slammed each succeeding winter with increasingly snowy and frigid weather, the question naturally arises, “What’s going on? What happened to global warming?”

How the corporation commission approves utility rates

There has been much discussion in recent articles on the rate request from Payson Water now pending before the commission.

Judge’s sentencings indicate money more important than people

Once again, I am outraged by Judge Peter Cahill.

How can there be governance when there is no trust?

In any democratic political system, large or small, you can only govern so long as you have the trust of the people you were elected to serve.

Forest official responds to letter from Senator McCain

Dear Senator McCain: Thank you for your letter of November 8, 2013, expressing concern about a press release regarding abandoned trailers on the Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott national forests in northern Arizona.

CPS crisis can lead us to a stronger, safer Arizona

When children are at risk, we all have two basic responsibilities. We’ve got to strengthen families, so we can prevent abuse or neglect whenever possible.

Northern Arizona forests welcome hunters

We are concerned that hunters may have recently been given the impression that they are at risk of having their trailers or other vehicles towed while visiting the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests in northern Arizona. This is simply not true, and we want to set the record straight in the hopes of reducing any residual anxieties that our forest visitors might have.

EPA’s war on coal could destroy Arizona’s energy future

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced alarming new plans to set carbon standards for existing power plants as the agency simultaneously pursues a reckless agenda of taking reliable, affordable power offline in Arizona and across the country.

Little time left to review, compare Medicare coverage

AARP is reminding and encouraging people on Medicare to consider their options and choose the coverage that best fits their needs during Medicare Open Enrollment which runs through Dec. 7, 2013.

Merritt Center helps returning combat veterans

The Merritt Center and Lodge is a non-profit retreat center in Star Valley founded in 1987 by Betty Merritt for individual or group renewal and empowerment. Even though Betty has been at the same location for more than 25 years, and has retreats for people from all parts of the country, many folks in Rim Country are unfamiliar with her work.

Residents deeply involved in water concerns

Ray Pugel’s latest guest commentary was titled, “Community members must become involved” ... We are involved Mr. Pugel. More than 400 individuals signed our recall petitions for you and Mr. Lovetro and Mr. Calderon and Mr. Dickinson in only 21 days.

Community members must become involved

Eighteen years is enough. For 18 years an effort has been made to eradicate the water woes in Pine-Strawberry. That effort has been successful but there is more work to be done.

Education is key to strengthening rural Arizona

Providing a world-class education should be a top priority for rural Arizona communities.

Fairness at all levels necessary in solar energy debate

The net metering issue before the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is being framed as an issue of “fairness.” This policy, adopted in 2006 by the ACC as part of the state’s Renewable Energy Standard, was devised to encourage Arizonans to spend large amounts of money out-of-pocket to inject clean electrons into our electrical system — benefiting the grid, the economy, our air, our health.

Questions to remember in Arizona’s Medicaid restoration

It shouldn’t be hard to forget why so many worked so hard to see that Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), was restored.