Domestic violence a crime that doesn’t always get punished

“I’m sure she did something to provoke him. And anyway, it’s a family matter. Why on earth would we call the police?”

Thank you for all the prayers

My family and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has blessed our lives with their prayers, cards and gifts as we deal with the loss of a very loved and special man, Butch Klein.

RCMS starts middle level FBLA

Mrs. Rebecca Diggs, the computer teacher at Rim Country Middle School, has opened a new chapter for our students.

Thanks for making Veterans Day event a success

Gratitude is extended to all those who attended and participated in the Payson Veterans Day Tribute at the Payson High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with special appreciation extended to the veterans who attended.

Elks’ veterans event a sellout

The Payson Elks Lodge held its annual salute to veterans and this year’s event was a sellout.

Only the firefighters are doing their jobs

State, local and federal officials continue to bungle the crucial task of restoring the forests on public land to a healthy state — and protecting forested communities from wildfires.

American Leadership Academy to be a community school

Hope and opportunity.

Wonderful Payson Elementary teachers, staff

I have had the privilege of being allowed to present a nature program to about 15 classes at Payson Elementary School (PES) this month, so I have become acquainted with many PES teachers.

Thanks to the community

The Pride of Payson finished its competitive marching season on Saturday at the State Festival. We were one of 27 bands to qualify and are really proud of how well we did.

Keystone pipeline

President Obama has now rejected the Keystone Pipeline in favor of global warming and environmental concerns. Really, that was his reason? Let’s look at the rest of the story.

We’ve been short-changing our schools

I am proud of our schools in Arizona. A number of our high schools are consistently ranked near the top of U.S. studies. We were one of the first states to create charter schools and our Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow parents to find the best education option for their children. These two reforms are models being emulated throughout the country.

Roundup commits injustice

I have always appreciated the Payson Roundup’s factual and seemingly impartial news reporting. I was shocked to see the headline, and then read Ms. Bechman’s overly biased article about the recent trial involving Clay Sopeland.

America changes course

Well, it’s happening right before our eyes. We are witnessing the time when the American Dream changed course.

Myrtle’s 100th birthday

What a wonderful celebration with more than 100 people joining in to help celebrate.

Half a fence is useless

As a homeowner in Chaparral Pines, I have no objection to having a fence surrounding the property.