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Welcome to the circus

Welcome to the battle, Mr. Zilisch. Or maybe it’s the circus. Either way, you’ve come in the nick of time.

One of the finest is no longer with us

Bobby Mollere, a resident of Mead’s Ranch and member of the Hellsgate Fire Department has answered his final call.

History re-written

Almost 230 years ago, a handful of brave men and women — merchants, soldiers, educators, farmers, clerics, physicians and lawyers — all met in Philadelphia, Pa.

Publicity was great

We, the Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, are extending a humongous thank you for the Friday front page article about our archaeology gathering Saturday.

A gentle hand earns lasting trust

Chandra Cushman of the Humane Society of Central Arizona debunks a number of myths about cats and rightfully so.

Help with benefit appreciated

Zane Grey Friends of NRA hosted their 19th Annual Dinner and Auction Feb. 22. It was a great success thanks to our donors, sponsors and attendees. Tonto Apache Tribe underwrote the NRA Gun of the Year, which was this year’s highlight of the live auction.

Our protectors

We cannot help but feel inspired and heartened when you gather in one place so many of the people willing to run great risks to protect Rim Country from the catastrophe that stalks us all.

We just need more guns

Schools are faltering, for lack of funding.

Family thankful

The family of Ted Miller sends its thanks to all who were so generous with remembrances.

Constitution limits law-making by feds

Once again the Arizona State Senate Rules Committee kills a constitutional bill because “it would probably violate the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which gives federal laws priority over conflicting state laws” (“Local lawmakers would make sheriffs ultimate authority,” Payson Roundup, March 7.)

Impact fees

I found your March 4 article on impact fees interesting. Leaving aside the issue of just how equitable it is to charge impact fees only on new development ...

Offering bad bill for later cleanup bad legislation

Rep. Brenda Barton is chair of the committee that voted to advance HB 2587 to change Arizona law regarding cruelty to animals. She seems startled at the public uproar over her actions.

Star Valley park

I must agree with Mayor McDaniel.

Fool us once

You know what they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice — well, don’t look too hard in the mirror. Or words to that effect.

Spare us the lecture

Now, we love to bash the federal government as much as anyone.