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The same lifeboat

When you’re in a lifeboat out of sight of shore — best to make sure everyone paddles in roughly the same direction.

A place scaled to the human heart

Say what you will about our differences, we still are blessed to live in this beloved community. You need look no further than the stories on today’s front page.

Banners shortchange too many students

Recently, the Town of Payson put up several banners displaying a separate player on each one from the football and volleyball teams and cheerleaders. Frankly, as a student, I’m outraged by this.

Loyalty is a two-way street

Well, fellow Paysonites. Here we are yet again. The local fuel station owners are taking us for yet another ride to the poor house compliments of their greed!

Conservatives and liberals

What is conservative? Conservatives are supposed to be people who seek to conserve the principles of the Founding Fathers of this nation.

University plan should not ruin neighborhoods

When a university was built in Flagstaff it was placed at the edge of the city, Flagstaff grew to it.

Campus site opposition clarified

In your coverage of the controversy over the possible site of an ASU campus you correctly reported that a half dozen residents appeared before the town council to oppose the golf course site.

University plan hinges on crucial decision on site

The long-frustrated dream of a university campus in Payson continues to inch forward, although we’re almost afraid to hope now that it’s so close.

Good affordable state colleges

As the father of two college students, let me assure that Arizona offers great state universities with reasonable tuition and a healthy atmosphere at each of them.

Firebreak work appreciated

I just wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the Whispering Pines Fire District Board of Directors, staff and all the property owners of the district to express our sincere appreciation to the Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest for their aggressive and proactive approach to the thinning and cutting of firebreaks around several communities in our fire district.

Gasoline cost still high in Payson

Gasoline in Phoenix is selling at $3.29 a gallon. Gasoline in the heavily gasoline taxed state of California is selling at $3.49 a gallon. Gas in the middle of the Arizona desert is selling at $3.44 a gallon. I know because my wife and I recently bought gas in these areas.

Disappointed with inclusion of food eating contests

The Northern Gila County Fair has come and gone. I love our fair for its adherence to what county fairs are all about — fun and the celebration of local folks’ artistic, culinary and animal husbandry achievements.

Thank you for wolf article

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for writing the article, “Arizona Game and Fish blasts federal wolf recovery plan.”

An Easterner’s take on wolves

Thank you Payson Roundup for your article, “Arizona Game and Fish blasts federal wolf recovery plan.”

Fair organizers say thank you

The Northern Gila County Fair organizers thank the members of the community for stopping by the fair over the Sept. 5th-7th weekend.

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