Letters to the editor


Bipartisan energy policy bill

On Jan. 23, Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick held a joint town hall meeting in Florence to emphasize the importance of bipartisan cooperation to solve the important issues facing our country. We applaud their efforts.

Story about deputy was a smear piece and little else

I am very distressed upon seeing a tiresome repeat of the ugly lawman-shoots-dog story in the form of a front-page story in your newspaper. In addition to the clear anti-deputy bias, the story begins far too late to be completely truthful.

Celebration of life

We wish to express a sincere thank you to all the people who attended Deborah Sue (Morris) Haught’s celebration of life; as well as everyone who sent cards, flowers, food and other support.

Appreciate fire department

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but now I feel I must. I unfortunately, was a victim of a fire, which consumed the condo above me, mine, and several adjoining units a couple of days after Christmas.

Water story, editorial wrong

With regard to the editorial “A precious resource,” published on Jan. 23, 2015 and the news article titled “Blue Ridge Reservoir nearly empty” published on Jan. 26, 2015, I think the Roundup keeps getting this story wrong.

Obama fails again

Obama fails again to convert the USA into a socialist/communist state just as his Muslim father tried to do in Kenya, Africa several years ago.

Why there are so many officers at a single incident

First off, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

Another total fabrication

Senator wanna-be and current representative Paul Gosar wandered far from the truth in his letter to the Roundup last week.

Cuts make no sense for future economic growth

After reading a recent opinion letter from Duane Thompson, it opened my eyes to something I’d never given any thought: That we have three state universities which are supposed to be funded by the state and tuition should be as little as possible. After doing a little research, I found that we are only funding them by about one-quarter.

A simple test

Just over 2-1/4 centuries ago, the founders of this nation created a new form of governance and enshrined its tenets in our Constitution.

Numbers for wolf elk consumption in error

I read with interest your recent article titled “Range for Mexican gray wolves includes Rim Country.”

No more big government

Despite being responsible for the slowest recovery since the Great Depression, the president has made it clear that he intends to double down on his tax and spend policies that continue to grow Washington, D.C. while crippling our economy.

Why so many police officers?

Why does it take so many policemen to arrest or stop someone?

With much thanks to so many

The students, teachers and staff at Payson Elementary School would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to members of the Payson Elks Lodge No. 2154, Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge No. 70 F. & A., N-PCT program, Expedition Church, Mogollon Motorcycle Association – Safeway Inc., and numerous anonymous Rim Country residents for their contributions.

Thanks for a fun experience

I just wanted to personally thank Jeremy at Rue21.