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Don’t educate illegal alien children

When people talk about getting tax dollars for education, they always leave out one important part.

Thanks for all the help

The Animal Welfare Thrift Shop would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers and supporters who helped make our Third Annual Frugal Formal a great success.

Payson still not a Firewise community

I would like to thank you for your efforts to keep us informed on the progress of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative locally and of the state of health of our local forests.

Reliance on state revenues concerning

I remember hearing the Star Valley town manager on the KMOG talk show a few months back.

A different take on cattail removal at the park

I’d like to respond to Ric Hinkie’s recent letter to the Roundup, opposing the removal of cattails and other reeds along the shoreline of Green Valley Park’s main lake.

Congratulations to students

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell would like to congratulate the many students of Gila County who recently participated in the Gila County Regional Science Fair on Thursday, March 3 in Payson.

Say goodbye to snowy egrets and more

There won’t be any more beautiful snowy egret pictures from Green Valley Park’s largest lake. No more great blue herons, few if any baby ducks in the spring and the turtles will be gone too.

Murder of a living human being is not ‘private’

A letter writer asserts “Like it or not, abortion is protected by our right to privacy

‘Build it and they will come’

“Build it and they will come,” Was the catch phrase from the 1989 film about an Iowa corn farmer who hears a voice telling him: “If you build it, he will come.”

A choice for veterans

Thank you Dr. Gear Jr., DC, NMD OF and his able administrative assistant Ms. Ivy Murry for establishing the Payson Health & Wellness Center.

Gosar rips historic site listing as threat to Arizona jobs, economic growth

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement recently after the National Park Service listed the public campground in Pinal County, Ariz., known as Oak Flat, in the National Register of Historic Places late Friday night, despite multiple bipartisan requests to withdraw the fundamentally-flawed nomination:

Make tuition-free college in Payson

Payson, hopefully, will soon have a four-year college. A place where students from Payson and nearby communities can send their high school graduates to get a university degree without having to leave the community they grew-up in.

More anti-gun blather

A letter writer, continuing to push the tired old theme favoring general citizen disarmament, relates the tale of a friend who works for government and yet justifies his gun ownership by expressing a fear of government.

Celebrating spring

After another winter of severe snowstorms and floods, I look forward to March 20, first day of spring, balmy weather, and blooming flowers.

Election’s looking scary

We are about one-third of the way through the primary season, and it is becoming more and more likely that we will have a Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton matchup come November.