Letters to the editor


Restore university funding

With the newfound revenue coming into the state, Arizona now has $750 million in its rainy day fund. This money was not expected when the legislators adopted the state budget earlier this year.

Zane Grey’s legacy

Thank you for the very nice article in Tuesday’s Roundup on the Zane Grey Cabin.

Star Valley celebrates its first 10 years

Star Valley’s 10th anniversary picnic on Saturday drew 200 people, according to town officials.

Meat industry is scary

I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween next Saturday night.

Zane Grey Shrine Club grateful to tourney sponsors

The Zane Grey Shrine Club of Payson wishes to thank all the businesses that supported our recent golf tournament to raise funds for the Zane Grey Shrine Club’s activities in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Face distorted in rage

Sunday last the Rim Country Republican Club staged one of our famous sign waving events and a good time was had by all.

Let military EMTs use their skills

Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country.

World Polio Day is Oct. 24

Celebrate with Rotary as the world approaches the total eradication of polio.

Gas wars resumed — we’re losing

Traditionally a “gas war” is between competing gas stations in an individual town or location.

Do drills lead to mass shootings?

The article about the Payson School ‘running drills’ because of the Oregon shooting raises my hackles, because in every one of these mass shootings, drills were being run before it happened

Let teachers carry guns

A recent article in the paper said it’s unwise to “make a teacher carry a gun.” OK, then make it optional, if a teacher opts to be defenseless and unable to protect themselves and their students, then so be it.

Fool me once ...

There’s an old saying that goes something like “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.”

Sexting arrests, stories a waste

The “Cell Phone Sex Busts” article caught my attention, not because of the story but because of the involvement of the police.

Heat: The critical element to change

Years ago, I learned of a Noble Peace Prize winner by the name of Ilya Prigogine from Belgium.

Thanks to all who helped with STEMFest

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in the Third Annual Gila County STEMFest on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Payson.