Letters to the editor


Governor duplicitous

“Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas ran mostly on a platform calling for the repeal of Common Core standards.” (“Common Core survives in Arizona,” Roundup, April 7.)

Wait time

Viewing a clip on News 12 today about the average “wait time” for U.S. veterans in need of urgent care is 30 days.

Free exercise of religion

This is in response to an earlier letter to the editor, rejoicing that the veto of SB 1062 has “spared Arizona from being the national laughing stock.”

Barton plays for herself

When a sports team’s featured player only plays for themselves and does nothing for the team, it usually means that player is replaced.

Water department policy

I have a real issue with the Payson Water Department.

Legislature needs to butt out of citizens’ private lives

The governor has just signed a law that represents yet another example of government interference in the private lives of its citizens. However, this time it is our own Arizona state government.

Opinion about guns

My letter about (Senator) Sylvia Allen has resulted in some critical remarks indicating my lack of understanding of the “separation of church and state” or the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Help Rotary help others

I have the honor being the president of the Payson Rotary Club (aka – the afternoon club), and being involved in many local projects that our club has been providing for over 50 years.

Need help with PHS Grad Night celebration

On behalf of the Payson High School Grad Night Committee, I would like to thank Sawmill Theatres in Payson for supporting our Grad Night fundraising efforts by showing the movie “Cinderella” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 for the public at a discounted rate.

Scales is in someone’s pocket

Someone has Judge Gary “Delay” Scales in their hip pocket. Time for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Judge Scales’ competence of being a judge.

Thank you former governor

Thank you Gov. Brewer for sparing Arizona from being the national laughingstock again by vetoing SB 1062 last year. The recent events in Indiana and Arkansas has proven you correct.

Letter headline misleading

I submitted a letter about the unavailability of various tax forms at the Payson Public Library about 10 days ago. There were a couple of negative comments posted.

Other options for tax forms

It’s a shame that a letter writer made two trips to the Payson Public Library to get tax forms. Like some others stated on this issue, after living here for twenty (20) years one would think the writer would know where to get these forms.

Time Out thrift store in new home

The staff and volunteers of Time Out are pleased to announce our new store is now open.

Where has Goofy gone?

Mr. Gore, do you still believe in climate change? Well, we must be in a freezing one at present.