Letters to the editor


Memorial Day 2015

A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all who attended one or more of our four Memorial Day events this past Memorial Day weekend.

Local mental health service vital

Thank you for the article on May 26 about mental health, addiction and the wonderful efforts of Southwest Behavioral in working with this population.

We need to pay attention

The Arizona Clean Elections Act gives some protection to the citizens from elections being controlled by those who can afford to exert more financial influence on the outcomes and beyond. It seeks to level the playing field so that anyone who wishes to serve has a chance to run in these highly money-dominated elections.

Thank you jazz fans

Our 2014-15 jazz series at the Community Presbyterian Church concluded with a terrific performance by the ZAZU gypsy jazz band.

Gardeners say thanks

On behalf of the Rim Area Gardeners, I would like to thank Rim Country for the great participation in our annual Garden Walk and for making it a success again this year.

Think again about fireworks show

“Firewise, Firewise, Firewise” is the phrase we continue to read and hear in our community.

Abolish corporation commission

With respect to the Arizona Corporation Commission the age old question of whether it should be an appointed body or elected is once again in the news.

Support for grieving family

This is an open letter to the community of Payson.

Totally senseless sentence

The “inherited firearm” story of a felon trying to get rid of a gun inherited by him is a pitiful reflection on our justice system whereby Judge Cahill was forced by law to sentence an individual regardless of mitigating circumstances.

Misinformation in article will hurt my reputation

Within the article on the dog that was killed on Tyler Parkway, my name was mentioned, which could lead people (to think) that I may have been involved with that incident.

Parent University

Our Optimist Club had the pleasure of grilling and serving lunch for all who took part in Payson Unified School District’s recent Parent University.

Law different for legislators

SB 1339, the defunct bill supported by Sen. Sylvia Allen and Rep. Bob Thorpe, would have made it a felony for citizens to deliver more than two ballots of their less able neighbors to election officials.

Times have changed

It’s a changed world now the way people appreciate veterans.

Parents grateful for support

Julia Randall Elementary School PTO would like to thank the bighearted community donors listed below for their donations to our Spring Fling Carnival.

Questions about university plan

I think there is a lot to question about this whole campus plan. The Roundup has been “selling” it pretty strongly but there are a million details unknown to the public.