Letters to the editor


Vote for Evans

Editor: We have a rare opportunity to get better, much better representation for our Rim Country

Intelligent voting

Editor: I will have voted in 13 presidential elections come this November. I have cast my ballots for some wonderful candidates and for some woeful ones.

Throw ’em out!

Editor: Both our United States government and our Arizona state government are run by children. They don’t/won’t cooperate or compromise, their agendas are self-serving, and their two main objectives are as follows:

He’s my hero now

Editor: My car broke down (recently) on Arizona State Highway 87 near Sunflower around noon. I was assisted by Officer Seth Meeske.

The kids are listening

Editor: I suspect that most adults think of the brouhaha that is going on in politics as something that has nothing much to do with our children.

What wonderful parks

Editor: Just a note of thanks and appreciation to our town’s park employees. Green Valley Park is the jewel of this town and our Parks Department employees make it sparkle year-round.

State control a disaster

Editor: Letting the state take control of federal lands would be a disaster. Note that the state wildland fire near Wickenburg killed 18 firefighters and destroyed numerous homes and businesses.

Don’t lock out high school students

Editor: If Gila Community College is concerned about enrollment, why did it schedule its summer semester to start two weeks before graduation at the high school? That locked the graduating seniors out of taking summer courses at the college. Carol Stanton

Story skillfully reported

Editor: I am writing to congratulate your paper on the July 26th story — “Prosecutors say shooting was self-defense” — by Alexis Bechman which appeared in that edition of the Payson Roundup.

Roundup to be commended

Editor: While attending the book fair Saturday, July 23 at GCC, I was given a complimentary copy of the Roundup.

Boosterism vs. journalism

Editor: All newspapers tread a fine line between boosterism and journalism. During the six years that it has reported on Payson’s efforts to bring an ASU campus to town, the Roundup has repeatedly crossed that line.

Reveal party labels

Editor: I, along with many others, believe everyone running for Payson mayor or town council should reveal their national party affiliation. Remember what happened when tea partiers got elected to our school board? I do. Deb Paulk

The laugh’s on us

Our Humor Me Theater Troupe has produced and staged melodramas, improv, The Hometown Country Radio Show and family comedy for all of Rim Country, performing for the schools, churches and we even put on the 125th Payson Anniversary Melodrama for the city.

Club with stars in their eyes

Thank you DJ Craig and Peter Aleshire for the lovely picture of the Milky Way and article about our starry home.

We need a roundabout

I love roundabouts. The intersection in Payson that screams for a roundabout is McLane and Longhorn.