Letters to the editor

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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.

Hear the beep where you sleep

This week the Payson Fire Department is broadcasting the 2015 National Fire Prevention Week theme: “Hear the Beep, Where you Sleep.”

Diane Douglas’ chutzpah

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas certainly doesn’t lack for confidence! Her recent proposal to “save” public education in Arizona is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, it lacks any chance of success in the real world.

PSWID will continue to learn and move forward

A recent article in the Payson Roundup by Michele Nelson, publication date 9/22/15, regarding the PSWID decision to shut off water to one of our area residents contained several statements and misrepresentations that I would like to clear up.

Time Out Shelter grateful

Time Out Shelter would like to give a great big thank you to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees of the fundraiser at Pirate’s Hideaway on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Arrest the president for treason

“Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ in U.S.” (Breitbart.com). this occurred on Wednesday last.

Proud of Roundup

I cannot express the pride I have in the Roundup team — from the top down!

Thanks for helping make Northern Gila County Fair a success

The Northern Gila County Fair thanks the members of the community for stopping by the fair over the Sept. 11-13 weekend.

Editor doesn’t get it

In the classic 1957 movie “Bridge Over the River Kwai” the captured WWII British colonel (played by Alec Guinness) is so focused on having his fellow prisoners-of-war men complete a successful bridge on behalf of his Japanese captors that he loses sight of the true outcome of the construction: the railway bridge will become a means for the enemy to move men and supplies and kill Allied soldiers.

Thank you for sharing talents in the past

On September 2014, the Wausau, Wis. Newman High School Class of 1964 had its 50th class reunion.

University benefits

I’ve read a number of letters expressing opposition to a university in Payson. Let’s consider the facts about the likely economic impact to Payson.

Loved story and book

Very much admired Pete Aleshire’s piece on Canyon de Chelly.

Grateful for praise of first responders

On Saturday, Sept. 19, Mount Cross Church, Jerry Carlson, members of the community and many businesses joined together to recognize and show their appreciation to Rim Country first responders.

Need for volunteers

Rim Country’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers willing to do anything from build houses to run its thrift store.

Building a university will cause problems

I was heartened to see the number of (comments) in Tuesday’s Roundup opposed to the proposed college.