Letters to the editor


Family is grateful

To our neighbors, friends, Marine brothers and family near and far, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for your amazing support and encouragement you have shown us throughout this trying time with the loss of our beloved Martin.

Honoring veterans

The concept of recognizing and honoring our terminally ill American veterans is so simple, one would muse, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

No mystery indeed

I and many others appreciate the Payson Roundup’s support of education in general and teachers specifically.

Reach out for help

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. After caring for my mother here in our home for almost four years with the help of family, we had to make a hard decision. We could no longer give her the care she needed and deserved. This was very hard for me to do.

Guns in public building: A matter of rights

The Arizona House is considering legislation, HB 2320, which would prohibit concealed carry permit holders from being disarmed in government buildings unless the agency controlling the building installs metal detectors, security personnel, and lockers so law-abiding citizens can lock up their safety and depend on the almighty state to ensure their safety while on the premises.

Obamacare misconceptions

Lately I have been raked over the coals by a group of right wing “experts on welfare” because I have stated, again and again, that my wife has finally gotten insurance because of President Obama. I have been accused of being: a freeloader, a socialist, a communist (even though I’m a Vietnam vet).

Delayed mailing of bills seems like ploy to charge late fees

I know I’m not the only person receiving my water bill from Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) three (3) days before payment is due.

Game and Fish official clarifies how many elk wolves kill

Communication is an odd thing. Speakers understand what they say and the listener understands what they heard. Unfortunately, sometimes the message is unclear between the two.

Thanks to all who attended get-together for Lois Bissett

We would like to give a big Payson “thank you” to everyone who attended the get-together for Lois Bissett.

Talk about shadow government

I want to thank you for the article from Feb. 10, under the heading “Public shut out” in which Senate Bill 1435 is brought to our attention. SB 1435, was introduced by Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen, (our senator in Rim Country) and other sponsors from both parties.

Serious threat to public education emerging

I was dismayed when I read the article about Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman’s report to the school board on bills pending in the Arizona Legislature and the possible effects on our schools.

Who does Barton represent?

Brenda Barton says she is “working on kindergarten hours” and transparency in government. Actually she is a co-signer of a bill that closes doors on public meetings and ensures secrecy in legislation — a far cry from transparency.

A little late, but no less sincere

This is an open letter to the Safeway manager and wonderful employees at the store.

Who’s a ‘right-wing extremist’?

“DHS Intelligence Report Warns of Domestic Right-Wing Terror Threat,” warns CNN.