Letters to the editor

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Plea rejection

The Roundup did not give the details of Mr. Mason’s prosecutor plea deal (not yet, of course), but Judge Cahill’s rejection makes sense given Mason’s multiple criminal activities.

Doctor appreciated

I have lived in Payson for more than 10 wonderful years. I’m certain there are some great people out there. Some that have extraordinary lives, I have not met all of them and probably will never meet them, however.

Tax protest reactions

I spent four hours on tax day carrying a sign that said “High taxes are bad for Business” — a non-controversial slogan it seems to me.

Thanks for support of Shred-A-Thon

The Rim Country Literacy Program sends a big thank you for a successful Shred-A-Thon!

School board deserves thanks

I want to extend a public thank you to the Payson Unified School Board. Whether you agree or disagree with the decisions the board has made, it can’t be denied that the board members have put in immeasurable hours and much effort in trying to make the best decisions possible for our Payson students.

Affordable Care Act did not nullify First Amendment rights

A letter that appeared in the April 8 issue is full of lies and misrepresentations of facts regarding hormonal contraception and comes from a purely religious viewpoint.

Crandell, Barton have my vote

Knowing full well that in a recent response to Pete Aleshire’s article, “Pending bills could undo local officials’ budget plans” (April 4) ...

Expertise appreciated

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff at Anderson Dental and a special thanks to Jay their dental laboratory technician.

PSWID work questioned

I noticed in the April 8 addition of the Payson Roundup that the Gila County Board of Supervisors awarded a bid to an unknown contractor for $137,915 for refurbishing the main water storage tank in Pine.

Refreshing approach to renewable energy

Representative Gosar recently requested a hearing on his bill, HR596, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

Thanks for outdoor features

I would like to express my appreciation for Pete Aleshire’s two excellent articles in the April 8 Roundup — The Ghosts of Shoofly and Cottonwood trees.

Optimists say thanks

The Rim Country Optimist Club’s eighth annual Fishing Festival on March 29, was a great success. The Payson Parks and Recreation Depart­ment allowed the use Green Valley Park and helped coordinate the day’s activities. We would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that reached out to help us, as well as the entire community for the great turnout.

Barton attack untruthful

A letter writer asserts that (Arizona representative Brenda) “Barton (is) not a true voice for Rim Country majority” (Roundup, April 4) and that she is more interested in advancing her personal philosophical agenda than in helping to resolve problems or initiate beneficial policies or programs.

Article an eye-opener

“Pending bills could undo local officials’ budget plans” — This article by Mr. Aleshire was an eye-opener ...

Crandell’s SB 1227

It seems to me that Chester Crandell has forgotten who he represents and works for.