Do drills lead to mass shootings?

The article about the Payson School ‘running drills’ because of the Oregon shooting raises my hackles, because in every one of these mass shootings, drills were being run before it happened

The test we must not fail

We’ve got a bad feeling about this, Poncho.

Sedona citizens group gets positive results

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...” Declaration of Independence.

Let teachers carry guns

A recent article in the paper said it’s unwise to “make a teacher carry a gun.” OK, then make it optional, if a teacher opts to be defenseless and unable to protect themselves and their students, then so be it.

Fool me once ...

There’s an old saying that goes something like “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.”

Sexting arrests, stories a waste

The “Cell Phone Sex Busts” article caught my attention, not because of the story but because of the involvement of the police.

Costly contract, with a gaudy gold parachute

We’re confident LaRon Garrett will make a great Payson town manager.

Terrifying revelations in age of sex texting

The Payson Police Department has stumbled into a series of investigations into teenage sex texting that should give every parent nightmares.

Heat: The critical element to change

Years ago, I learned of a Noble Peace Prize winner by the name of Ilya Prigogine from Belgium.

Thanks to all who helped with STEMFest

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in the Third Annual Gila County STEMFest on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Payson.

Keith’s a treasure

A big shout out and congratulations go to Roundup sports editor Keith Morris, for the myriad of accolades he won in the recent Arizona small newspaper awards.

Your neighbors need your help

Once more unto the breach, dear friends.

This time give thanks for smoke

No doubt about it: Smoke’s irritating.

Innovation at the heart of everything ASU is doing

Arizona State University was just named the nation’s Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report.

Gun owners are being suckered

Compelled background checks were never intended to reduce criminal access to firearms. In fact, compelled background checks have never prevented a crime in the history of the planet.