Letters to the editor


Thank you, Payson

I wanted to write a quick note and thank the 100+ volunteers, staff and sponsors that helped put on the very successful 3rd Annual Mogollon Monster Mudder and the 7th Annual Mountain High Games this year.

Thoughts on ISIS

What in heaven’s name is happening? We all must realize the threat here is radical Muslim extremism. It has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.

Where are the fish?

What gives with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “new policy” on the number of fish released in Payson’s local streams?

CERT volunteers protect public

For the past six years, volunteers in the CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) have left their families and have donated their 4th of July to the Payson Fireworks program.

Hard to find work in Payson

I am appalled at the way the residents of Payson are being treated in the workplace. Last year I applied several times at the schools and never received a call. I applied at the college and the hospital several times and I keep a log of over 10 websites where I apply for jobs.

A letter of gratitude

After the passing of my wife, Jackie Tainsh, a letter of gratitude.

Timeless values

These are perilous times. We are witnessing the disintegration of the American family and the elimination of God from our schools and society as a whole.

Don’t close public lands

Why is the first, last and only response of the feds to any issue related to the lands that they have responsibility for is to evict the owners from their land?

Pretend a truth

Imagine you own a large valuable property out west, your insurance for the future and something to bequeath to your children.

Residents need to Firewise their property

It was enlightening and encouraging to read the Payson Fire Department is moving ahead to assess and inform people of the importance of Firewising their properties.

Patriotism a trademark of our community

At the risk of sounding like I am pandering for public office, etc., I wish to say the following:

Thank you Payson Fire Department

On Saturday evening, July 4th, I was experiencing some heart problems. Due to the traffic conditions at Green Valley Park for the fireworks, we ended up stopping at the fire station on Main Street.

We will miss DJ Craig

We are saddened to learn that DJ Craig will not be writing his weekly musical columns for the Payson Roundup.

The 4th is over, it’s time for action

Yes, the 4th 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.

America is great

The celebration of Independence Day gave us an opportunity to reflect on why America is great. From the Founding Fathers who risked their lives when they signed the Declaration of Independence to today’s soldier fighting for us in Afghanistan, citizens make our country great when they volunteer.