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Should Payson eliminate its design review?

Times, they do change.

Delayed mailing of bills seems like ploy to charge late fees

I know I’m not the only person receiving my water bill from Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) three (3) days before payment is due.

Game and Fish official clarifies how many elk wolves kill

Communication is an odd thing. Speakers understand what they say and the listener understands what they heard. Unfortunately, sometimes the message is unclear between the two.

Thanks to all who attended get-together for Lois Bissett

We would like to give a big Payson “thank you” to everyone who attended the get-together for Lois Bissett.

Talk about shadow government

I want to thank you for the article from Feb. 10, under the heading “Public shut out” in which Senate Bill 1435 is brought to our attention. SB 1435, was introduced by Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen, (our senator in Rim Country) and other sponsors from both parties.

Test the lawmakers

So, suddenly, no more AIMS test.

Hope for the university plan

Shhhhh. Don’t jinx it.

Serious threat to public education emerging

I was dismayed when I read the article about Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman’s report to the school board on bills pending in the Arizona Legislature and the possible effects on our schools.

Who does Barton represent?

Brenda Barton says she is “working on kindergarten hours” and transparency in government. Actually she is a co-signer of a bill that closes doors on public meetings and ensures secrecy in legislation — a far cry from transparency.

A little late, but no less sincere

This is an open letter to the Safeway manager and wonderful employees at the store.

Who’s a ‘right-wing extremist’?

“DHS Intelligence Report Warns of Domestic Right-Wing Terror Threat,” warns CNN.

The key to reform

On the subject of educational reform ... please take note of the story concerning a wonderfully creative effort in a Payson High School history class to help students understand how miscalculation and emotion produced the great tragedy of the 20th century — World War I.

Political sausage

“Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.” Mark Twain

Chamber website should have stayed local

If the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is so concerned with failing small businesses, why then would they go out-of-state to have their own website redone without even requesting a proposal from one of their own chamber members?

Thank you to our new fair volunteers

Thank you to all of the people who called or showed up at the Feb. 17 Northern Gila County Fair board meeting to volunteer.

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