Wildfire reform vital

Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have once again introduced a vital effort to reform the dangerously wrongheaded way the federal government manages its wildfire fighting budget.

Double speak from Arizona’s governor

The vital discussion about the future of our schools has descended into an insulting political puppet show.

No mystery indeed

I and many others appreciate the Payson Roundup’s support of education in general and teachers specifically.

Reach out for help

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. After caring for my mother here in our home for almost four years with the help of family, we had to make a hard decision. We could no longer give her the care she needed and deserved. This was very hard for me to do.

Guns in public building: A matter of rights

The Arizona House is considering legislation, HB 2320, which would prohibit concealed carry permit holders from being disarmed in government buildings unless the agency controlling the building installs metal detectors, security personnel, and lockers so law-abiding citizens can lock up their safety and depend on the almighty state to ensure their safety while on the premises.

Obamacare misconceptions

Lately I have been raked over the coals by a group of right wing “experts on welfare” because I have stated, again and again, that my wife has finally gotten insurance because of President Obama. I have been accused of being: a freeloader, a socialist, a communist (even though I’m a Vietnam vet).

Should Payson eliminate its design review?

Times, they do change.

Delayed mailing of bills seems like ploy to charge late fees

I know I’m not the only person receiving my water bill from Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) three (3) days before payment is due.

Game and Fish official clarifies how many elk wolves kill

Communication is an odd thing. Speakers understand what they say and the listener understands what they heard. Unfortunately, sometimes the message is unclear between the two.

Thanks to all who attended get-together for Lois Bissett

We would like to give a big Payson “thank you” to everyone who attended the get-together for Lois Bissett.

Talk about shadow government

I want to thank you for the article from Feb. 10, under the heading “Public shut out” in which Senate Bill 1435 is brought to our attention. SB 1435, was introduced by Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen, (our senator in Rim Country) and other sponsors from both parties.

Test the lawmakers

So, suddenly, no more AIMS test.

Hope for the university plan

Shhhhh. Don’t jinx it.

Serious threat to public education emerging

I was dismayed when I read the article about Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman’s report to the school board on bills pending in the Arizona Legislature and the possible effects on our schools.

Who does Barton represent?

Brenda Barton says she is “working on kindergarten hours” and transparency in government. Actually she is a co-signer of a bill that closes doors on public meetings and ensures secrecy in legislation — a far cry from transparency.