Let us all give thanks

We’re grateful.

Civility or let the fur fly?

I received the following responses to an editor’s note asking people whether we should edit or not run letters that got into what seemed to me like name-calling — or if readers would be better served by a “let the fur fly” approach.

Homeowners must do their part to avert disaster

On June 24, 2004, John Johnsen from his Portal IV home in Pine watched a lightning strike 22 miles distant on the top of a peak in the Mazatzal Wilderness Area. Visible fire prompted the 911 call.

Why skip the turkey on Thanksgiving?

While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, everyone of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.

Arizona is lopsided

Politically speaking, there are Blue States and there are Red States and neither are inherently bad. However, when a state becomes a lopsided Blue or Red State then a lack of cooperation and compromise too often occurs in the political arena within that state.

Faded but still strong

My wife said to me this morning as were having coffee, looking to the east and watching the sun come up, “Do you think we should get a new flag? The one we have is kinda faded.”

Saturday heroes

Lord knows, we love Saturdays.

A political puppet show

No one showed up. Very interesting.

Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee will continue

We feel the need to clarify what’s going on with our brush removal program since we’ve all had people come to us worried that the organization itself, not the brush removal program, may not be able to continue.

Thanks for helping veterans

Thank you Payson Premier Dental and Payson Barber Shop for honoring and thanking the veterans with free services.

Anger begets anger

This is a slight rebuttal to those who claim that the left is made up of brutal morons

Fire district milestone

Whispering Pines Fire District recently reached another milestone with the completion of a new fire station in the communities of Rim Trail and Washington Park.

Payson Helping Payson says thanks

The Payson Helping Payson volunteers wish to thank the members of our community and the surrounding area that supported us on Nov. 7 for our Antique Appraisal.

Fear and hope; Death and love

Death. Mayhem. Bitter debate. The slaughter of innocents.

Support universities

Good work.