Ignorance is not bliss

Back in the day when Masters and Johnson were scandalizing the country with their studies of the physical aspects of human sexuality, I was a counselor/therapist in the psychiatry department of a medical school.

Center for Biological Diversity harms the forest

In 2012, the citizens of the City of Flagstaff voted for and approved Proposition 405, a $10 million bond to thin the forest surrounding Flagstaff’s vitally important watershed.

Thorpe should apologize for false forest claims

Arizona State Rep. Bob Thorpe has a penchant for divisive, inflammatory politics. It led him to post (then delete) racially charged tweets, defend the criminal, racist Cliven Bundy, and attend meetings of an extremist group espousing violence against police. “Very nice, patriotic people,” he said just before two of them assassinated two Las Vegas policemen then killed themselves.

Thank goodness for Gerardo

All of us at the Humane Society of Central Arizona are so lucky to have the support of this great community.

Cattail removal

I want to thank the parks and recreation department as well as the water department for the hard work and progress they have made in maintaining and improving our beautiful Green Valley Park lakes.

Democratic club invitation

We appreciate your coverage of Barbara Underwood and Greg Wyman who spoke at the meeting of the Democratic Club of Northern Gila County.

Payson schools consider some hard truths

Payson schools are getting a sobering dose of tough love.

Eagles, other nongame wildlife grow to record numbers

What’s in a name? Based solely on its name, some might wrongly assume that the Arizona Game and Fish Department focuses only on “hunted” game animals and “fishable” fish.

Good guys all over town

Several weeks ago, coming out of Kentucky Fried Chicken, I was shocked to find I was faced with a dead battery in my pickup truck.

Happy Banner is in Payson

Recently I fell in my yard and was taken by ambulance to Banner Payson Medical Center.

Blame where it belongs

I don’t know the superintendent of Payson Unified School District (PUSD) on either a personal or professional basis.

Payson’s noise ordinances are not being enforced

I’m glad Rick Hatch and his wife had an enjoyable time at the Pirates Hideaway.

Smells like legalized corruption

Sometimes, corruption’s perfectly legal.

County staff attempted to guide, not hamper, Hellsgate

A recent newspaper article and an editorial have each expressed concerns about the Hellsgate Fire District (HFD) station project currently underway in Tonto Village. Issues have been raised and opinions voiced regarding possible delays and costs added to the project by Gila County.

Town should compromise on changes at park

Two weeks ago Ric Hinkie wrote about the destruction of wildlife in our town lake by the town’s decision to remove all of the cattails surrounding the lake and building a cement block wall to prevent runoff and erosion.