As usual the editor is all for more and bigger government, more rules, more cost. This subject is no different. So much of the fire department merger editorial is without substance.
State Rep. Brenda Barton recently pushed HB 2587 through her committee to minimize penalties for animal cruelty perpetrators and maximize criminalization of whistleblowers.
Just a note of warning to all to beware of Arizona speed traps, specifically, Star Valley, just east of Payson. Star Valley uses traffic cameras set at the bottom of steep hills entering town with a sudden speed reduction from 55 MPH to 45 MPH with little warning.
Unlike the story told by a disgruntled voter, I wrote Congressman Gosar to express my concerns about the threat to our electrical grid from a magnetic pulse delivered by a high altitude nuclear explosion from a communist country like North Korea or future nuclear threats from Iran, or even from our own sun.
I couldn’t agree with Lawrence Hoffenberg more! I too have written letters to Dr. Gosar and have had to sometimes wait a long time for a response.
Thank you to all those who voted for the La Boutique Gift Shop in the Best of Rim Country. Though we did not win, we felt like winners thanks to you.
Saturday night the Payson Elks hosted a wonderful dinner, show and dancing.
Lock your doors: The circus is back in town. And here’s the worst part: They’re passing laws. Alas: the Legislature continues to juggle hedgehogs and sell tickets to the freak show, while out here in the real world students struggle.
Hellsgate Battalion Chief Dave Bathke this week made a compelling case for an operational merger of the small, struggling Rim Country fire departments.
Why do I tie statehood and education funding together? Because Arizona used to have plenty of money for education, but the federal government overreach has led to a decline in tax proceeds for education funding. By acquiring the public lands that were supposed to be transferred to us in 1912 at statehood, Arizona would have a lot more land under production. Taxes could fund our schools.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “shop locally” numerous times, but what exactly does it mean to you?
I am writing to urge your readers to vote against Paul Gosar for re-election in the 4th Congressional District.
In your paper of Tuesday, Feb. 25, an article about Unity of Payson stated, in two separate places, that Lynnette Brouwer is the founder of Unity of Payson church. This is incorrect.
Easy enough to tell folks you ought to get a raise, have more authority, run the world. So, maybe you’d discount it if someone earnestly assured you they could solve your problems if you just give them more power and autonomy.
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.