Letters to the editor


Wake up Arizonans – your federal public lands are threatened

Are you aware that our state Legislature is currently evaluating the transfer of our precious federal public lands (i.e., national forests, BLM lands, etc.) to the state?

Reader comments about Nikki Bagley

It sure looks to me as if she is exactly what the “framers” had in mind (except maybe her gender, of course) when they created our republic, a citizen-servant who steps up and puts oneself on the line.

Appreciate wonderful community support

On behalf of the Payson Lioness Club I wish to thank the following persons who assisted and supported our recent Enchanted April Tea & Fashion Show event on Saturday, April 2, at the  Payson Methodist Church.

Nothing to do in Payson?

We have owned a business in Payson for 14 years and live in the Valley. We have high hopes for Payson and would eventually like to live there when we retire.

Fire Angels’ pancake breakfast, garage sale this Saturday

The Rim Country Fire Angels, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated “To provide assistance in improving the quality of life for the children of Rim Country and to support the Rim Country Fire Departments and their personnel in time of need” would like to say thank you to all the people of Rim Country who donated to our first ever toy drive this past Christmas season.

Gosar’s not listening to public

Rep. Paul Gosar is upping his sorry mission to bring more uranium mines to our Grand Canyon in order to further the Koch brothers’ agenda to oppose creating more national monuments.

Posse grateful for help

On behalf of the Gila County Posse, I wanted to publicly thank Safeway manager Dan Dillon for his understanding and generosity, by allowing the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse members to set up our recruitment table in front of his store.

Grand Canyon + uranium mine = crazy

Two subjects that should never be mentioned in the same paragraph; much less the same sentence: Uranium Mine and the Grand Canyon.

What a strange idea

I don’t know where Peter Aleshire is getting his information for the “The Greasy Pole” column headlined “Guns, background checks, dark money — they got it all,” subject heading “Guns at town hall,” or whether the sentence is an intentional lie ...

The governor’s real agenda

Gov. A.L.E.C., (nee Ducey) came to Payson to extol the virtues of Prop. 123. It is just another con job to disguise the real purpose of the Proposition 123 and similar Republican legislative measures recently passed under this governor.

Tipping point of obesity

Are we at a “tipping point” when it comes to our health?

Sponsors made event a success

On behalf of the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship, we would like to thank all of our donors, sponsors and participants in the Resurrection Celebration that was held March 26 at Rumsey Park, including the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship itself.

Fireworks on our blog

Editor’s note: A story about Payson’s contract to stage a $20,000 July 4 fireworks show prompted the following comments on the story on our website at payson.com.

Lioness Club says thanks

On behalf of the Payson Lioness Club, I wish to thank the following persons who assisted and supported our recent Enchanted April Tea & Fashion Show event on Saturday, April 2 at the Payson Methodist Church.

The blame game

Thankfully, we didn’t have the same kind of problems in Gila County as they did in Maricopa County during the primary elections on 3/22/16! However, referencing that recent voting debacle, there appears to be enough culpability to go around.