Letters to the editor


Posse grateful for help

On behalf of the Gila County Posse, I wanted to publicly thank Safeway manager Dan Dillon for his understanding and generosity, by allowing the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse members to set up our recruitment table in front of his store.

Grand Canyon + uranium mine = crazy

Two subjects that should never be mentioned in the same paragraph; much less the same sentence: Uranium Mine and the Grand Canyon.

What a strange idea

I don’t know where Peter Aleshire is getting his information for the “The Greasy Pole” column headlined “Guns, background checks, dark money — they got it all,” subject heading “Guns at town hall,” or whether the sentence is an intentional lie ...

The governor’s real agenda

Gov. A.L.E.C., (nee Ducey) came to Payson to extol the virtues of Prop. 123. It is just another con job to disguise the real purpose of the Proposition 123 and similar Republican legislative measures recently passed under this governor.

Tipping point of obesity

Are we at a “tipping point” when it comes to our health?

Sponsors made event a success

On behalf of the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship, we would like to thank all of our donors, sponsors and participants in the Resurrection Celebration that was held March 26 at Rumsey Park, including the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship itself.

Fireworks on our blog

Editor’s note: A story about Payson’s contract to stage a $20,000 July 4 fireworks show prompted the following comments on the story on our website at payson.com.

Lioness Club says thanks

On behalf of the Payson Lioness Club, I wish to thank the following persons who assisted and supported our recent Enchanted April Tea & Fashion Show event on Saturday, April 2 at the Payson Methodist Church.

The blame game

Thankfully, we didn’t have the same kind of problems in Gila County as they did in Maricopa County during the primary elections on 3/22/16! However, referencing that recent voting debacle, there appears to be enough culpability to go around.

U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay to educate undocumented children

As with most of us, I got my info from the Internet. The parents of the children put them in this situation by breaking into our country, the children are blameless.

Debate on military spending

Editor’s note: The following letters were posted on the Roundup’s blog in response to a recent letter to the editor questioning the size of the U.S. military budget.

Every child deserves an education

First, Mr. Owens, I must ask where you got this number of over a billion dollars solely for “illegal” children. Please provide some sort of citation.

Another hate-filled letter

Once again a hate-filled letter denigrating the poorer element of our society has appeared in the Roundup.

Important issues not being covered by the Roundup

Is there a reason why the Roundup has failed to report on the issue of less than affluent communities in Southern Gila County applying to be picked as Promise Zones (Similar to GWB’s Enterprise Zones) by HUD of the federal government?

Blind allegiance dangerous

After reading a letter to the editor, I discovered one more person on the planet that believes Hillary doesn’t lie. I think that brings the total to four.