Town yard by park needs more work

How wonderful that the front page news of our Friday, Feb. 13 paper told how promptly our town officials got together and cleaned up the “town yard” located at 500 South Green Valley Parkway after complaints received from people strolling along the upper loop of the park who could view the “unorganized junk yard” and the Payson Roundup sending town officials several pictures of the mess and seeking town officials help to clean it up.

I love this town

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kept their eyes and ears on alert looking for my lost puppy, Z.

We get what we elect

The antics of the recently elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas should come as no surprise.

Farsighted policies

With each passing year, the great wisdom of the Rim Country leaders who won rights to the C.C. Cragin Reservoir grows more clear.

Rep. Barton’s odd argument

Rep. Brenda Barton does have a point.

Lawsuit deals with violating Arizona Constitution

One would think that the good folks in Payson would tire of Raymond Spatti and the complete lack of honesty in his letters to the editor, either that or his complete ignorance.

Needless military spending

The Honorable Sen. McCain deserves our respect as person and as a war hero. He certainly earned our praise for his endurance while being imprisoned during the Vietnam War.

Government should not hinder job creation

Too often our own government just plain obstructs the efforts of the people to get ahead in life.

Save the Northern Gila County Fair

A handful of Payson/Pine/Star Valley residents met for a second time on Feb. 10 to discuss the very real possibility that Payson may not be the home of the Northern Gila County Fair scheduled for Sept. 11-15 of 2015.

Deep appreciation for neighbors, firefighters

About 6 p.m. recently we started our normal fireplace evening fire. Moments later, our neighbor alerted us that flames were coming from my chimney.

New approaches needed for financing preventive forest management

In June 2010, the Schultz Fire burned a total of 15,051 acres of Coconino National Forest bordering the City of Flagstaff.

Barton, Thorpe throw poor under the bus

The new year had barely begun before politicians resumed their damaging, political games led by our own Teapublican state representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe.

Utility company rip-off

I received my electric bill the other day and was struck by the number of categories of charges I pay for along with my electricity.

A sickening silence about university plan

A sickening silence has settled over the effort to bring a four-year university campus to Payson.

The existential threat

Lots of problems make headlines.