Letters to the editor


Jeff Flake chased by elephants does not help Arizona

Senator Jeff Flake tweeted out that he was chased by elephants while on a “fact finding” trip to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nambia with Thad Cochran  (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (R-Calif.) concerning animal trafficking and poaching in Africa.

Thanks to prosecutors

I would like to say a long-overdue thank you to Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp and his entire staff.

Heartfelt thank you

Many thanks to Payson Concrete for donating a tractor bucket of crushed granite to be used on the walkways at the Pine/Strawberry Senior Center.

4FRI boondoggle

The Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) has been one of the biggest rip-offs in Arizona’s forest clearing history.

Right thing to do

As it turns out, Arizona ended up with a surplus in our general fund of more than $1.5 billion.

Best of Rim

St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank the Payson Roundup and the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino for sponsoring the “Best of the Rim 2016.”

Kids need your help

Payson Community Kids deeply appreciate the efforts of our volunteers to ensure kids in our community are empowered in academics and developmental life skills empowerment.

Help following accident

My husband and I would like to thank all of you who assisted me in a car accident that I was in on Feb. 2, 2016 on Highway 87 and Roosevelt turn-off.

Supporting students

On behalf of the board of directors for the Friends of Rim Country GCC, we would like to thank the Payson Roundup, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, KMOG, KRIM, the Payson Unified School District and Sawmill Theatres for a successful fundraising showing of “Kung Fu Panda 3.”

A park on the east side

I think that Tom Loeffler offered a very good idea in suggesting that a recreational center could be built on Main Street.

Living in a fantasy world

Given a previous letter in which he completely misinterpreted the purpose of the presidency and the U.S. Constitution, the lengthy letter by “Dr. Roy C. Starr, Ph.D.” today was astonishing in its deference to the United States Constitution.

Cam for V-P!

If it’s inevitable that Donald Trump secures the Republican nomination for president, he’s going to need a mate to run with him as a vice-presidential candidate.

The reason we need guns

Dr. Starr, Ph.D. doesn’t hunt so he wants to make sure that no one hunts.

Last chance to register for the presidential preference

Republicans have an exciting field of excellent candidates competing to be the next president of the United States.

Here we go again

Shortly before Christmas, a Town of Payson bureaucrat announced plans to build a community recreation center in Rumsey Park.