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Book lovers, authors celebrate the written word

Let the love of reading lead you to the Payson Book Festival tomorrow.

Arizona’s elected officials working together for education

These are exciting times for education in Arizona. A new report from U.S. News & World Report puts three Phoenix-area high schools in the top 10 high schools in America. Our state continues to be among the leaders in school choice for parents.

Pine Strawberry residents asked to shape future

Currently, a survey is available to share your thoughts about the future of Pine Strawberry.

Guns protect from government tyranny

In the wake of the Charleston, S.C. shooting rampage in the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, the issue of gun control is once again being widely debated.

Projects need volunteers

Summer is a difficult time to find volunteers, but we have 19 projects with more than 200 volunteers needed.

Payson destroys wildlife habitat around Green Valley Lake

Baby ducks, turtles, coots, and other air breathing wildlife along the west shore of Green Valley’s largest lake are now homeless. So are the fish and minnows that lived there.

Raffle supports rescuers

Each year when I buy my Tonto Rim Search and Rescue raffle ticket for a prize I don’t need or want, I wonder why these kind and generous people are selling them.

Law dictates radio service

In the eyes of the business world and of the FCC, “Low Power FM secondary service stations” such as our 99.7 FM KPJM-LP and 96.3 FM KRIM-LP are a different class than “full power primary service commercial stations” such as Payson’s 1420 AM/103.3 FM KMOG and 99.3 FM KEMP located in Oxbow Estates.

Downfall of SCAF

The Pine/Strawberry SCAF is now a poor excuse for a non-profit community support organization.

Thank you, Payson

I wanted to write a quick note and thank the 100+ volunteers, staff and sponsors that helped put on the very successful 3rd Annual Mogollon Monster Mudder and the 7th Annual Mountain High Games this year.

Thoughts on ISIS

What in heaven’s name is happening? We all must realize the threat here is radical Muslim extremism. It has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.

Back-to-school prep moves into high gear with classes starting Aug. 3

School resumes in the Rim Country in two weeks — Monday, Aug. 3. That is not a lot of time in which to make all the needed back-to-school preparations.

Where are the fish?

What gives with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “new policy” on the number of fish released in Payson’s local streams?

CERT volunteers protect public

For the past six years, volunteers in the CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) have left their families and have donated their 4th of July to the Payson Fireworks program.

Hard to find work in Payson

I am appalled at the way the residents of Payson are being treated in the workplace. Last year I applied several times at the schools and never received a call. I applied at the college and the hospital several times and I keep a log of over 10 websites where I apply for jobs.