Gasoa Balas took a plea. So now we know where he’ll spend the next 32 years: He’ll do 20 years for the reckless flight from police that cost his daughter her life. And he’ll then do 12 more for the terrible night he held down his girlfriend, cut her flesh and her hair with scissors and stuffed her hair into her mouth as his traumatized daughter watched.
The Payson school board capped a chaotic and discouraging series of events this week by offering outgoing Superintendent Ron Hitchcock $58,000 to quit coming to work. The board will now look for an interim superintendent to finish out the school year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced alarming new plans to set carbon standards for existing power plants as the agency simultaneously pursues a reckless agenda of taking reliable, affordable power offline in Arizona and across the country.
(These letters to veterans were produced by the second grade class of Dorothy de Masi at Payson Elementary School for Veterans Day, but we saved them to acknowledge Pearl Harbor Day.)
Thanks to the Rim Country residents, local businesses, Bashas’, the Payson Roundup, KMOG Radio, the Rotary Club, Payson Concrete, Central Arizona Board of Realtors, Steve Coury Ford, Payson Unified School District and Channel 12, St. Vincent de Paul’s “Turkey Tuesday” was another triumph.
It’s fun to read the football rankings each week. Here’s another one to consider: Neither the Republicans or Arizona made the top 10 in national scholastic performance.
Arizona’s shocking failure to even investigate reports of child abuse — much less actually protect children — has finally spurred a political crisis.
AARP is reminding and encouraging people on Medicare to consider their options and choose the coverage that best fits their needs during Medicare Open Enrollment which runs through Dec. 7, 2013.
Thank you so much for printing Teresa McQuerrey’s write up about the Womans Club. We club members thank her very much. She did her usual good job as she always does.
Thank you for including the Rim Country Museum Gift Shop in the Friday, Nov. 29 issue story about shopping local.
Now that Veterans Day is behind us, it is time to recognize the Merchant Seamen who brought men and supplies to all the theaters of war.
Regarding the case of the father who abandoned his 2-year-old son on Houston Mesa Road — I want to thank you for your editorial questioning the logic of sentencing this man to prison for 3.5 years for his mistake.
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The Merritt Center and Lodge is a non-profit retreat center in Star Valley founded in 1987 by Betty Merritt for individual or group renewal and empowerment. Even though Betty has been at the same location for more than 25 years, and has retreats for people from all parts of the country, many folks in Rim Country are unfamiliar with her work.