Lead from behind

The Payson Town Council continues to treat the urgent need to protect this community from wildfire with an inexplicable indifference.

Reconsider merger

Bad news for the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire District board.

Partnerships to thin forests vital to protecting communities and resources

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.

ADOT clarifies its role

In response to the letter to the editor “Education by enforcement” that was (published in) the Payson Roundup on July 18, 2014, the Arizona Department of Transportation wanted to clarify the agency’s role regarding the enforcement of traffic laws in the state.

What does America value?

“We just can’t afford the president’s $3.7 billion request to handle the undocumented immigrant crisis these Central American children are causing,” Senator John McCain said.

Making Firewise work

On behalf of the Kohl’s Ranch Board of Directors we wish to publicly thank the more than 40 local area Payson businesses that supported our recent Firewise fundraising initiative.

Background as prosecutor puts odds against defendant

My concern with Mr. Wright is that with his experience mostly being that of a prosecutor and with the current Gila County prosecutor, that a defendant is not going to have a chance in his courtroom should he become a judge.

Letter writer arrogant

A recent letter implied the voters of this great state are fools. That is just too arrogant.

Gosar has changed

Listening to him speaking passionately and relentlessly for nearly two hours at the Tea Party meeting on July 3 has given me a new perspective on Gosar.

Mayor and council incumbents deserve re-election

I am amazed about how well our town has been managed through the “Great Recession.”

Great choice for job

Congratulations Bobby Davis! I can’t imagine a better person for the job.

More proof that voting matters

Want proof voting matters?

Water and politics

The Payson Town Council election has taken a strange and interesting turn.

Representative rebuts letter writer’s claims

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?

Shop around

Shop around was a hit song for Smokie Robinson in the early ’60s, good advice. Here’s why.