Letters to the editor


Don’t lock out high school students

Editor: If Gila Community College is concerned about enrollment, why did it schedule its summer semester to start two weeks before graduation at the high school? That locked the graduating seniors out of taking summer courses at the college. Carol Stanton

Story skillfully reported

Editor: I am writing to congratulate your paper on the July 26th story — “Prosecutors say shooting was self-defense” — by Alexis Bechman which appeared in that edition of the Payson Roundup.

Roundup to be commended

Editor: While attending the book fair Saturday, July 23 at GCC, I was given a complimentary copy of the Roundup.

Boosterism vs. journalism

Editor: All newspapers tread a fine line between boosterism and journalism. During the six years that it has reported on Payson’s efforts to bring an ASU campus to town, the Roundup has repeatedly crossed that line.

Reveal party labels

Editor: I, along with many others, believe everyone running for Payson mayor or town council should reveal their national party affiliation. Remember what happened when tea partiers got elected to our school board? I do. Deb Paulk

The laugh’s on us

Our Humor Me Theater Troupe has produced and staged melodramas, improv, The Hometown Country Radio Show and family comedy for all of Rim Country, performing for the schools, churches and we even put on the 125th Payson Anniversary Melodrama for the city.

Club with stars in their eyes

Thank you DJ Craig and Peter Aleshire for the lovely picture of the Milky Way and article about our starry home.

We need a roundabout

I love roundabouts. The intersection in Payson that screams for a roundabout is McLane and Longhorn.

Many helped with benefit

Moose Lodge 852 and Women of the Moose chapter 2012 would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their donations and support for the Wallace family benefit, (which was held) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16:

Thank you, Rim Country!

Much has been written about this past softball Season and the Lady Longhorns.

Don’t limit off-roaders

In reading an article about motorized vehicle ban on key Payson trails, I realized nowhere does Mr. Morris state how to register support or displeasure with the proposed plan.

Not another roundabout

Before we construct a roundabout at Longhorn and McLane it would seem to be important to review the statistics related to the incidences of accidence at that intersection, particularly as they relate to the involvement of high school students and high school activities.

Read the Declaration

Yes, the Fourth of July is over and we move on to the next one, however, it is appropriate to ponder these thoughts as a timely reminder after the celebrating is over.

Roundabout at Longhorn and McLane

The four-way-stop intersection at McLane and Longhorn is on my daily route.

Another useless roundabout

So, Payson is working with ADOT to build a roundabout at the corner of West Longhorn and South McLane.