Letters to the editor


Chicken vs. egg

Editor: Recently this paper and our community leaders were discussing what Payson needed first, educated workers or quality jobs. The Payson Area Economic Development Strategic Plan indicated we must attract both. I believe that thinking is a little premature. If we want to attract quality jobs and trained workers, we must first get our Payson house in order.

Hold your nose and vote

Editor: I will have to hold my nose and vote for (Senator John) McCain again this year, even though he was a senator during the entire VA debacle, and wants to give citizenship to the illegals.

Train the principals

Editor: I hate to use sports analogies, but I think they work for this situation.

He has insurance, votes against mine

Editor: For my friends in Congressman Paul Gosar’s district: More than half of the people in Gila County are on some kind of government-assisted insurance.

Brewer endorses McCain

Editor: Senator John McCain has been and will continue to be the strongest advocate for Arizona.

Cool Mountain Drug Town?

Editor: I thought when the drug shop went in, it was to be theft proof and someone would be there at all times.

Unhappy with changes

Editor: My name is Joelle Vancel and I have been a customer for many years and lately I have been disappointed with it.

We love 'em to death

Editor: Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.”

Leash your dogs, people

Editor: A reply to (a letter) by Ted Paulk: You should go to the west side of the big lake at Green Valley Park.

Helping Students

Editor: The Friends of Rim Country Gila Community College, Payson Campus are pleased to announce the receipt of an anonymous donation in the amount of $5,000 which will enhance our mission to fund scholarships to deserving students pursuing their associate arts degree, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining certification for career employment skills.

Rude, obnoxious drivers

Editor: Guess what? You don’t have to go to the Valley to find rude and obnoxious drivers. They are here and alive in Payson. It seems that almost every day you can see them running red lights, ignoring stop signs and speeding.

Trails deteriorating

Editor: It was a beautiful Saturday morning so I took an early horseback ride on the trail that runs from the end of Phoenix Street.

Move county seat

Editor: Since this is an election year, I have one question for those individu­als currently running for office. Why is the Gila County seat in Globe? And why not vote to move it to Payson?

Voting for Hughes

Editor: I will admit my bias up front. I am voting for Michael Hughes as mayor of Payson.

No Incumbents

Editor: I agree with Richard K. Meszar, Ed.D.’s letter in Friday, Aug. 5 edition. I only wish I had written it because it expresses my opinion exactly. No incumbents!