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Rain and snow a welcome sight

Outdoors Under the Rim

The late fall and early winter precipitation is much needed in the Rim Country and we have received just that.

Paying off their political overlords

It didn’t take the Arizona Corporation Commissioners long to start paying off their corporate overlords.

How many will die?

So, now we’ll see. Republicans fought desperately against the Affordable Care Act from the start, in the knowledge that the longer it lasted the more surely it would create a political constituency in the form of 20 million Americans with healthcare.

Bends your mind

Editor: I checked out the photos on your website. Your work is amazing! The first time I saw the moon through a telescope it changed my life. I couldn’t believe how vivid the craters were. I couldn’t even imagine what it would be like to look at a galaxy through a telescope. Knowing that you are looking back in time because of the finite speed of light. It really bends your mind to think about. Keep up the good work! Andrew Staszak

Merchants say thanks

Editor: The Swiss Village Merchants would like to recognize the fabulous businesses, organizations and families who lovingly decorated Charity Christmas trees, which were a part of the 37th annual Lighting of the Swiss Village.

Why that guest column?

Editor: Guest comment rant from Peacevoice called “TrumPutin” seemed out of place for Rim Country. Same old “sour grapes” directed at Mr. Trump and now potential Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The narrative was about losers and CHAOS due to a new administration, but it was a lost cause.

The Koch Brothers are generous

Editor: While I realize that the Payson Roundup is, like the vast majority of media outlets today to varying degrees, left of center, the political cartoon on the opinion page of the 27 Dec 16 edition really left me shaking my head.

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A white Christmas in Rim Country is a beautiful sight

We had a white Christmas! Tonto Village looked like a picture postcard. The ponderosa pine trees were all dressed up in their winter whites and the cabins could have been featured on a greeting card.

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Dick Wick Hall in Rim Country

Dick Wick Hall returned to the Rim Country in the 1920s and visited the Ellison family at their ranch.

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Credit for Kids critical for school activities

Rattlin' the Rim

Hello readers! Wishing you a happy New Year with the hope you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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Purpose of Advent is to await the coming of Christ

Firm Foundations

The last Sunday of November marked the date when the world joined in the focus and observation of Advent.

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New Year’s Eves past

As of tomorrow I’ll have been around for 84 New Year’s Eves. I’m just guessing, but I suppose a person with an average memory might perhaps remember — oh-h-h-h — 10 percent of his New Year’s Eves?

Legislature should listen to Town Hall

How do you dent an ideology? How do you change someone’s mind? How do you affect faith with evidence?

The scandal of vast inequality in retirement pay

Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.”

Henry deserves recognition

Editor: Rich Henry has been an integral part of the development of the airport, especially from 1977 to 1992.