Letters to the editor


A gentle hand earns lasting trust

Chandra Cushman of the Humane Society of Central Arizona debunks a number of myths about cats and rightfully so.

Help with benefit appreciated

Zane Grey Friends of NRA hosted their 19th Annual Dinner and Auction Feb. 22. It was a great success thanks to our donors, sponsors and attendees. Tonto Apache Tribe underwrote the NRA Gun of the Year, which was this year’s highlight of the live auction.

Family thankful

The family of Ted Miller sends its thanks to all who were so generous with remembrances.

Constitution limits law-making by feds

Once again the Arizona State Senate Rules Committee kills a constitutional bill because “it would probably violate the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which gives federal laws priority over conflicting state laws” (“Local lawmakers would make sheriffs ultimate authority,” Payson Roundup, March 7.)

Impact fees

I found your March 4 article on impact fees interesting. Leaving aside the issue of just how equitable it is to charge impact fees only on new development ...

Offering bad bill for later cleanup bad legislation

Rep. Brenda Barton is chair of the committee that voted to advance HB 2587 to change Arizona law regarding cruelty to animals. She seems startled at the public uproar over her actions.

Star Valley park

I must agree with Mayor McDaniel.

Did he really say that?

Referring to the council refusing to adopt the Firewise codes — Please tell me you misquoted some of the councilors’ remarks

Rules have no cost-benefit analysis

While it is true that many of the fire code rules are the result of significant tragic experience, but many of them aren’t.

‘Miscellaneous expense’ of water provider preposterous

I have been a homeowner and resident of Mead’s Ranch since it was first subdivided in 1961.

GCC tuition up, down

Six months after Gila Community College (GCC) lowered its tuition, Dean Cullen is now requesting an increase.

Founding Unity of Payson

I wanted to respond to a recent letter regarding the founding of Unity of Payson.

Gosar defended by staff

I’m writing in response to two letters to the editor: Lawrence Hoffenberg’s Feb. 28 letter and Jeannette Sindik’s March 4 letter. As a member of Rep. Paul Gosar’s staff, I can say with absolute certainty that these letters were misleading and completely misrepresent the facts.

Argue the facts, not fiction

It is a shame that some of your readers often believe Raymond Spatti actually knows what he’s talking about. Here are some facts to set the record straight about HB2587:

Nonsense laws a way to distract public

Are you kidding me? If there is anyone who lives in Arizona besides me who wonders why the Legislature is so consumed with passing useless bills that have no meaning, please remember who these “public servants” are come election time.