No means no means no

The terrible, dismaying, tragic Payson rape case now heading into the tangles of the legal system illustrates just how far we still have to go to give women the freedom, security and respect they deserve.

Support for rescuers

Another year has past and suddenly 2016 is upon us. 2015 was a busy year for Tonto Rim Search and Rescue.

Letter to Gosar

Writing as one of your constituents from Payson, I would like to comment on your Jan. 5, 2016 statement regarding President Obama’s executive order on gun control.

Secular progressives have hijacked Democratic Party

In response to your question about censorship, I say let the fur fly even if it is provocative and rude.

Educational Alliance answers questions about university site

There continues to be much interest and discussion in our towns about the proposed university coming to Payson, the purchase of the Forest Service land, and a proposed charter school to be built by the American Leadership Academy, Inc. (ALA) in Payson.

Heartening sign of cooperation


World’s best readers

No doubt about it — we’ve got the best readers in the world.

Principles and responsibilities of liberty should be taught

After PUSD Superintendent Greg Wyman described the differences between a traditional public school and a charter school, former school board member Rory Huff brought up the point that the American Leadership Academy touts itself as “real American.”

Sponsors help kids

Mogollon Sporting Association is a 501(c)(3) with all funds raised to support wildlife and youth in our community.

What’s worse than scary?

Downright scary.

Legislature needs to address crisis in fire districts

Arizona’s fire districts today find themselves facing a serious public safety crisis, one that impacts more than 1.5 million Arizona residents who rely on fire districts for 911 services.

Need a healer not a heel

I was just a lad when United States Senator Joseph R. McCarthy from Wisconsin bullied American citizens, his colleagues in the Senate, and anyone that dared to disagree with him.

Arizona faces health challenge

Simply put, Arizona’s national health ranking isn’t very good. Whether you subscribe to the measures used by the Commonwealth Fund — in which Arizona ranks 33rd nationally — or America’s Health Ranking (30th), it’s clear we have a lot of work to do.

Learning experience for all

We were very excited for our son to start at ALA for seventh grade.