Letters to the editor


Still fighting health care

“Legislative revolt on behalf of kids” ... Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill (KidsCare) without a vote.” This would have taken health insurance from 30,000 Arizona children.

Many make event a success

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.

Re: The system failed

The headline stated that the system failed, however, it was “the people” that failed! If just one person in the past seven years had not looked away, became involved in the issues of that day or the following days then perhaps (Calandra Balas) would have had a chance.

Wallet returned

I stopped at the Pine post office to mail a package on the way to the bank in Payson the other day.

Exchange students need host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

Education in Payson

Editor’s note: The following exchange came in response to a Roundup online poll asking how people think the Payson School District should spend the roughly $480,000 it will receive if voters approve Proposition 123.

Re: ‘Arizona out of whack’

The letter writer argues we should “strike a balance” in Arizona politics by not voting for the party that insists people who work for a living and earn less and less every year because the worthless flat currency has no intrinsic value, should be robbed of their earnings to support those who cannot or will not work to support themselves.

Owners need to leash dogs

I (am writing) about dogs-at-large, otherwise known as strays.

Rethink your endorsement

I applaud your ability to be receptive to additional information.

Why she supports Prop. 123

While Prop. 123 may not be the ideal option, it may very well be the only option the schools have to get the money owed to them.

Live together ... or perish as fools

I recently watched a screening of our president holding a town hall meeting at the University of Illinois Law School wherein he said that the highest office of our land was to be a citizen.

Arizona’s out of whack

We balance our checkbooks, we have the tires on our vehicles balanced, we balance our washing machines when they go out of kilter, and we try to balance our work lives with our family lives so each receives their fair share of attention.

Here’s how you can help

First of all I would like to thank you for the very long, detailed article in the April 29th edition entitled “The system fails, a child dies.”

Nothing but potholes now

Twelve years ago when we explored Payson as a possible place to retire from the stress of larger cities, pollution and crowded streets, we were very impressed.

Safeway cool in crisis

On Friday, April 1, 2016, I went shopping at our Payson Safeway. When I walked in, I noticed there were many people waiting at the checkout area.