Letters to the editor


I love this town

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kept their eyes and ears on alert looking for my lost puppy, Z.

We get what we elect

The antics of the recently elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas should come as no surprise.

Needless military spending

The Honorable Sen. McCain deserves our respect as person and as a war hero. He certainly earned our praise for his endurance while being imprisoned during the Vietnam War.

Government should not hinder job creation

Too often our own government just plain obstructs the efforts of the people to get ahead in life.

Save the Northern Gila County Fair

A handful of Payson/Pine/Star Valley residents met for a second time on Feb. 10 to discuss the very real possibility that Payson may not be the home of the Northern Gila County Fair scheduled for Sept. 11-15 of 2015.

Deep appreciation for neighbors, firefighters

About 6 p.m. recently we started our normal fireplace evening fire. Moments later, our neighbor alerted us that flames were coming from my chimney.

Barton, Thorpe throw poor under the bus

The new year had barely begun before politicians resumed their damaging, political games led by our own Teapublican state representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe.

Utility company rip-off

I received my electric bill the other day and was struck by the number of categories of charges I pay for along with my electricity.

Economic recovery

It is interesting that for some, “recovery” for jobs and for our economy is defined as stock market growth, low gas prices and more jobs with little or no knowledge of “the rest of the story.”

Millionaires in Congress

While the country celebrated the Super Bowl extravaganza on Feb. 1, I renewed my concern about the number of multi-millionaires currently serving in Congress.

Wonderfully caring nurses

I wish to thank Rim Country Health Care for all their help when I was sick.

‘Facts’ instead of ‘spin’

Once again, you have a letter writer who spins the Obama regime’s talking points and attacks Congressman Gosar, who is among the very few actually representing the will of the people in Cesspool, D.C.

Hashknife Support Team says thanks

Hashknife Pony Express would like to thank all of the Payson area people who were on the side of the road cheering us as we galloped by and those who waited at the local post offices for our arrival. Your support and donations help this historical event continue each year.

Time Out Thrift shop moving

This is to thank the great people of Payson. Over the years they have supported the Time Out Thrift Shop by donating and purchasing items. In doing so, they have helped so many people, probably without even being aware of how much it means to us

Stop Resolution Copper exchange

I am a tribal member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and it’s ironic how the Oak Flat Land Exchange bill was enacted into law (Dec. 2014) through a “rider” on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).