Letters to the editor


Guess I shouldn't vote

Editor: I’m 60 years old and I’ve only done nine out of Donald Cline’s 21 things I must accomplish in order to have a voice. I guess I shouldn’t even be writing this. Ann Adams

But most people voted against Trump

Editor: After reading your article that points out all the policies that our state Legislature will have free rein on due to support by the Trump administration, I would like to point out one thing. It should be remembered that many more Americans voted for Democratic values than voted for Trump’s agenda, although he won in the Electoral College.

Hard work appreciated

Editor: Thank you for the article and photo in the paper featuring the recent Veterans Day ceremony.

Teach children to stand for beliefs

Editor: To those who question why people are protesting the election results and suggest that they owe Donald Trump the opportunity to govern — and with Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist, a person with racist, anti-semitic, xenophobic, and misogynistic views: Nonviolent protest is the most effective weapon against discrimination and injustice.

It was an honor

Editor: The Payson Flycasters and Trout Unlimited chapter members were proud to host Project Healing Waters at Green Valley Park this past Saturday, Nov. 19. Veterans, spouses and coaches from Phoenix were treated to great weather, a few fish and some tasty brats. Richard E. “Ric” Hinkie

Elks say thanks

Editor: The Payson Elks Lodge would like to thank the following merchants for their generosity with donations made toward our very successful Veterans Day program:

Hearsay isn't news

Editor: I compliment you on finally moving your questions of speculation about the apartment fire to your opinion page. While front page events certainly need to be covered, in the early going, speculation of what happened to whom and how it was addressed is no better than hearsay and belongs on the editorial page or comics. Doug Mann

Get back to school

Editor: The high school kids leaving school and demonstrating against the election results should get it through their heads they have not earned the right to have anything to say about it.

Rim residents raise funds for Leader Dogs

Editor: On Oct. 22, 2016, Payson Lioness Club and PAWS sponsored “A Dog’s Day Out” event. The Pet Club hosted the event. On behalf of the Payson Lioness Club I wish to thank all who sponsored, supported, and participated in this event. I am very pleased and proud to announce that $850 was raised and will be forwarded to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Barb Stratton, president, Payson Lioness Club


Editor: Is it just me or does anyone else find it ironic that the liberals and the main stream media went ballistic when Donald Trump was allegedly not going to comply with the results of the election? They claimed there has never been a time in our nation’s history where the results were not accepted! Now that the has won, it is the same liberal left that is rioting in the streets, destroying public property, with the sole intent of trying to overthrow the results of the election! There is a word for this. Hypocrites. Norm Liesener

What will it take, more accidents?

Editor: What will it take, more denying the obvious and more accidents before the Arizona Department of Transportation (or whomever) finally realizes the speed limit along Highway 260 between Payson and Star Valley is entirely too fast at 55 mph?

Republic the Founders created is now saved

Editor: The republic that the Founders created is now saved. The Republican Party is about to excise a cancer of collusion and corruption from Washington, D.C.

Liberals: Breathe deep, relax

Editor: To the more liberal among us, let me help you out. I am a typical presidential under vote. This year I was not.

Eliminate the Electoral College

Editor: At the outset of this letter, I wish to identify myself as a registered independent with no affiliation to either major political party.

Embassy attacks

Editor: This is probably too late to matter, but we need a reminder.