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Area gets special season spruce-up

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek in mid-November is notoriously a very quiet mountain town, notwithstanding the din of an occasional leaf blower and noise from two or three construction projects.

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For me, teaching science was the best job on the planet – Part 2

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to become a scientist, but didn’t go to college out of high school.

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Reminders for a pet-safe Thanksgiving celebration

Adoption Options

Thanksgiving is an eventful holiday for many people. From all the delicious food you make and eat, to spending time with family and showing your thanks for all the blessings in your life, this is one of the busier holidays we celebrate.

We’re in a war for our survival

In times of war, you do what you have to do. You focus. You sacrifice. You act.

Recent statements by Arizona Sen. John McCain

U.S. military strength Nov. 16, 2016 U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Heritage Foundation’s 2017 Index of U.S. Military Strength:

Hearsay isn't news

Editor: I compliment you on finally moving your questions of speculation about the apartment fire to your opinion page. While front page events certainly need to be covered, in the early going, speculation of what happened to whom and how it was addressed is no better than hearsay and belongs on the editorial page or comics. Doug Mann

Get back to school

Editor: The high school kids leaving school and demonstrating against the election results should get it through their heads they have not earned the right to have anything to say about it.

Rim residents raise funds for Leader Dogs

Editor: On Oct. 22, 2016, Payson Lioness Club and PAWS sponsored “A Dog’s Day Out” event. The Pet Club hosted the event. On behalf of the Payson Lioness Club I wish to thank all who sponsored, supported, and participated in this event. I am very pleased and proud to announce that $850 was raised and will be forwarded to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Barb Stratton, president, Payson Lioness Club


Editor: Is it just me or does anyone else find it ironic that the liberals and the main stream media went ballistic when Donald Trump was allegedly not going to comply with the results of the election? They claimed there has never been a time in our nation’s history where the results were not accepted! Now that the has won, it is the same liberal left that is rioting in the streets, destroying public property, with the sole intent of trying to overthrow the results of the election! There is a word for this. Hypocrites. Norm Liesener

Now it’s time to solve the problem

Here’s our fondest hope. The outlandish things Donald Trump sometimes said during the campaign were often just for show.

What will it take, more accidents?

Editor: What will it take, more denying the obvious and more accidents before the Arizona Department of Transportation (or whomever) finally realizes the speed limit along Highway 260 between Payson and Star Valley is entirely too fast at 55 mph?

Republic the Founders created is now saved

Editor: The republic that the Founders created is now saved. The Republican Party is about to excise a cancer of collusion and corruption from Washington, D.C.

Liberals: Breathe deep, relax

Editor: To the more liberal among us, let me help you out. I am a typical presidential under vote. This year I was not.

Eliminate the Electoral College

Editor: At the outset of this letter, I wish to identify myself as a registered independent with no affiliation to either major political party.

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For me, teaching science was the best job on the planet

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Last week I mentioned that I wanted to be a scientist, but didn’t go to college out of high school because a counselor said a science degree was impossible for me.