You came through

You did it again.

Shun prejudice

We have published part two of a four-part series concerning the pros and cons of a charter school, American Leadership Academy, coming to Payson.

Here we go again

Shortly before Christmas, a Town of Payson bureaucrat announced plans to build a community recreation center in Rumsey Park.

Ripped off by Payson

The Town of Payson Water Department is a criminal enterprise.

Deceit or delusion?

I noticed on the Town of Payson’s official tourism website, paysonrimcountry.com that there is still a video showing our mayor boasting that Payson and ASU have “partnered” to build a university in “Rim Country.” Is Mr. Evans delusional; or worse yet, deceitful?

The diet of Lent

This week marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

An oath is an oath

The Constitution prescribed the following oath to be taken by the president-elect: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Tease photo

New book for local writer

Award-winning author Susan Haught lives in Arizona’s Rim Country with her husband and spoiled Shih Tzu, Mercedes, who believes her princess status earns her the right to sleep on pillows, ride shotgun, and train her peers in the fine art of squeaky toys.

Police, fire pension reform essential

In a rare show of skillful, bipartisan compromise, the Arizona Senate last week approved a complicated and potentially controversial plan to reform the state’s underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.

Arizonans who support wildlife conservation urged to support SB 1361

Anyone who owns a home recognizes the need to set aside money for ongoing maintenance and repairs to protect their most important investment. Without money to operate and maintain a home, a reasonable person certainly wouldn’t buy another. Yet that’s what the Arizona Game and Fish Commission is forced to do under the current stipulations of the Arizona Heritage Fund.

At war with one another

With reference to a recent letter from Mark Smith: Sir, you are a victim of your own kangaroo court.

Readers respond to Page 1 eagle photos

Editor’s note: We ran a five-photo sequence on the front and back page recently and asked our beloved readers to let us know what they thought about using so much news space for the photos. Here’s what they had to say:

Gym floor mercury poses painful puzzle

The discovery of minute amounts of mercury off-gassing from the rubberized floors in the Pine school gym and cafeteria represent one of those nerve-wracking intersections of science and public policy.

Successful businessmen invested in the future of news media

If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor.

Thank you to the community

The reality of losing our adored Greg Day is so hard to express in words. The enormous amount of love, support and condolences we have received from our community has been so humbling.