Letters to the editor


Thank you for your service

The Hon. Timothy Wright, presiding judge, and the Hon. Anita Escobedo, clerk of court/jury commissioner, would like to thank the 648 jurors who have appeared for jury service in the first five months of 2016.

Mogollon Sporting Association grateful

The Mogollon Sporting Association recently held its annual banquet on May 7, 2016.

Wonderful coverage, but he skipped a war

I want to thank Pete Aleshire for his wonderful coverage of the Memorial Day ceremonies at Green Valley Park.

Emergency responders were wonderful

Last week I had a medical emergency and called 911.

Grateful for Memorial Day support

On behalf of the Payson Patriotic Events Committee I wish to extend my personal and profound thanks to all who participated in this year’s Memorial Day Tribute held at our magnificent Veterans Memorial in Payson’s Green Valley Park and elsewhere over this past weekend.

Rim Country comes through

The High Country Garden Club would like to thank the citizens of Payson for their overwhelming support of our plant sale held last Saturday.

PTOs say thanks

The Julia Randall and Payson Elementary School PTOs would like to thank the big-hearted community donors listed below for their contributions to our Spring Fling Carnival.

Rodeo raffle winners build scholarship fund

Congratulations to the 50/50 winners at the 2016 Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo.

Pine’s archery team

I love to hear the updates on the accomplishments of the Pine students.

Il Ducey and his minions

Now that Il Ducey, through his minions ...

Food bank meets summer need

With hot temperatures quickly approaching, many families throughout Arizona will face the impossible choice of putting food on the table or paying rent, high utility bills and extra child care costs.

Payson water and street repair crew lauded

Sunday evening a city water supply line leak was discovered by our neighbors. Within a half hour, a street crew member was on sight to confirm the location of the leak.

Social Security inflation

I recently received my “Retiree Benefit Statement” indicating that I would be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next month. The raise would be $0.40 per month.

A wonderful place to live

Last Saturday, I traveled north to Payson for the annual Wildlife Fair at Green Valley Park. It was a great event that both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed.

Absurd explanation

Our state Senator Sylvia Allen offered an absurd explanation of why she voted to deny health care coverage for 30,000 children of low-income Arizona families who cannot afford to buy insurance.