Letters to the editor

To submit a letter to the editor, fill out our online letter submission form.


Why skip the turkey on Thanksgiving?

While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, everyone of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.

Arizona is lopsided

Politically speaking, there are Blue States and there are Red States and neither are inherently bad. However, when a state becomes a lopsided Blue or Red State then a lack of cooperation and compromise too often occurs in the political arena within that state.

Faded but still strong

My wife said to me this morning as were having coffee, looking to the east and watching the sun come up, “Do you think we should get a new flag? The one we have is kinda faded.”

Thanks for helping veterans

Thank you Payson Premier Dental and Payson Barber Shop for honoring and thanking the veterans with free services.

Anger begets anger

This is a slight rebuttal to those who claim that the left is made up of brutal morons

Fire district milestone

Whispering Pines Fire District recently reached another milestone with the completion of a new fire station in the communities of Rim Trail and Washington Park.

Payson Helping Payson says thanks

The Payson Helping Payson volunteers wish to thank the members of our community and the surrounding area that supported us on Nov. 7 for our Antique Appraisal.

Thank you for all the prayers

My family and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has blessed our lives with their prayers, cards and gifts as we deal with the loss of a very loved and special man, Butch Klein.

RCMS starts middle level FBLA

Mrs. Rebecca Diggs, the computer teacher at Rim Country Middle School, has opened a new chapter for our students.

Thanks for making Veterans Day event a success

Gratitude is extended to all those who attended and participated in the Payson Veterans Day Tribute at the Payson High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with special appreciation extended to the veterans who attended.

Elks’ veterans event a sellout

The Payson Elks Lodge held its annual salute to veterans and this year’s event was a sellout.

Wonderful Payson Elementary teachers, staff

I have had the privilege of being allowed to present a nature program to about 15 classes at Payson Elementary School (PES) this month, so I have become acquainted with many PES teachers.

Thanks to the community

The Pride of Payson finished its competitive marching season on Saturday at the State Festival. We were one of 27 bands to qualify and are really proud of how well we did.

Keystone pipeline

President Obama has now rejected the Keystone Pipeline in favor of global warming and environmental concerns. Really, that was his reason? Let’s look at the rest of the story.

Roundup commits injustice

I have always appreciated the Payson Roundup’s factual and seemingly impartial news reporting. I was shocked to see the headline, and then read Ms. Bechman’s overly biased article about the recent trial involving Clay Sopeland.