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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.

Don’t slam the door on citizens

We’re shocked and dismayed that one of Sen. Sylvia Allen’s first actions upon her return to the Arizona Legislature is to introduce a bill that could dramatically curtail citizens’ efforts to hold government accountable.

Sen. Allen defends open meeting law change

I introduced SB 1435 to help make government better by allowing elected officials on small and mostly rural boards and commissions to communicate with each other in everyday settings, without running afoul of the open meeting law.

Economic recovery

It is interesting that for some, “recovery” for jobs and for our economy is defined as stock market growth, low gas prices and more jobs with little or no knowledge of “the rest of the story.”

Millionaires in Congress

While the country celebrated the Super Bowl extravaganza on Feb. 1, I renewed my concern about the number of multi-millionaires currently serving in Congress.

Wonderfully caring nurses

I wish to thank Rim Country Health Care for all their help when I was sick.

Get the shots. Get them now.

The shocking return of measles as a killer scourge demonstrates the cost of our vulnerability to junk science and professional alarmists.

‘Facts’ instead of ‘spin’

Once again, you have a letter writer who spins the Obama regime’s talking points and attacks Congressman Gosar, who is among the very few actually representing the will of the people in Cesspool, D.C.

Hashknife Support Team says thanks

Hashknife Pony Express would like to thank all of the Payson area people who were on the side of the road cheering us as we galloped by and those who waited at the local post offices for our arrival. Your support and donations help this historical event continue each year.

Time Out Thrift shop moving

This is to thank the great people of Payson. Over the years they have supported the Time Out Thrift Shop by donating and purchasing items. In doing so, they have helped so many people, probably without even being aware of how much it means to us

Stop Resolution Copper exchange

I am a tribal member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and it’s ironic how the Oak Flat Land Exchange bill was enacted into law (Dec. 2014) through a “rider” on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).