Letters to the editor


Reach out for help

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. After caring for my mother here in our home for almost four years with the help of family, we had to make a hard decision. We could no longer give her the care she needed and deserved. This was very hard for me to do.

Guns in public building: A matter of rights

The Arizona House is considering legislation, HB 2320, which would prohibit concealed carry permit holders from being disarmed in government buildings unless the agency controlling the building installs metal detectors, security personnel, and lockers so law-abiding citizens can lock up their safety and depend on the almighty state to ensure their safety while on the premises.

Obamacare misconceptions

Lately I have been raked over the coals by a group of right wing “experts on welfare” because I have stated, again and again, that my wife has finally gotten insurance because of President Obama. I have been accused of being: a freeloader, a socialist, a communist (even though I’m a Vietnam vet).

Delayed mailing of bills seems like ploy to charge late fees

I know I’m not the only person receiving my water bill from Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) three (3) days before payment is due.

Game and Fish official clarifies how many elk wolves kill

Communication is an odd thing. Speakers understand what they say and the listener understands what they heard. Unfortunately, sometimes the message is unclear between the two.

Thanks to all who attended get-together for Lois Bissett

We would like to give a big Payson “thank you” to everyone who attended the get-together for Lois Bissett.

Talk about shadow government

I want to thank you for the article from Feb. 10, under the heading “Public shut out” in which Senate Bill 1435 is brought to our attention. SB 1435, was introduced by Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen, (our senator in Rim Country) and other sponsors from both parties.

Serious threat to public education emerging

I was dismayed when I read the article about Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman’s report to the school board on bills pending in the Arizona Legislature and the possible effects on our schools.

Who does Barton represent?

Brenda Barton says she is “working on kindergarten hours” and transparency in government. Actually she is a co-signer of a bill that closes doors on public meetings and ensures secrecy in legislation — a far cry from transparency.

A little late, but no less sincere

This is an open letter to the Safeway manager and wonderful employees at the store.

Who’s a ‘right-wing extremist’?

“DHS Intelligence Report Warns of Domestic Right-Wing Terror Threat,” warns CNN.

Chamber website should have stayed local

If the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is so concerned with failing small businesses, why then would they go out-of-state to have their own website redone without even requesting a proposal from one of their own chamber members?

Thank you to our new fair volunteers

Thank you to all of the people who called or showed up at the Feb. 17 Northern Gila County Fair board meeting to volunteer.

Town yard by park needs more work

How wonderful that the front page news of our Friday, Feb. 13 paper told how promptly our town officials got together and cleaned up the “town yard” located at 500 South Green Valley Parkway after complaints received from people strolling along the upper loop of the park who could view the “unorganized junk yard” and the Payson Roundup sending town officials several pictures of the mess and seeking town officials help to clean it up.

I love this town

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kept their eyes and ears on alert looking for my lost puppy, Z.