Our View


Veterans need less talk and more action

After so many false promises...

They need help

A host of Rim Country charities have banded together to recruit vital volunteers through a website that lists fresh opportunities every week.

Honor sacrifice

On June 25, we come to the anniversary of the deaths of six wildlands firefighters battling the Dude Fire in 1990.

It’s the vision thing

It’s the vision thing. Who said that?

Time to drop the denial

Here’s the thing: Often as not, before things can get better — they’ve got to get worse.

Save the creek, and the access

Pick the cliché that fits.

Broken system still in search of true justice

Brady Ray Acuff, a child molester, says the judge ought to take into account what a great role model he was for his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter — that is before he molested and raped the child.

Forest Service gives us hope

The solid progress on thinning the watershed draining into the C.C. Cragin Reservoir gives us cause for hope.

Terrible lesson of Voden tragedy

The death of Randy Burnett represents an unmitigated tragedy.

Children have it rough

Some kids have it rough.

He learned nothing: But did Payson?

What a foolish, wasted, sodden mess. Payson recently approved a terrible, $50,000 settlement with a 27-year-old man whose reckless, drunken, irresponsible behavior should have made such an outcome unthinkable.

Progress at last

All right, maybe asking the long-suffering, inevitably skeptical public to “design the sign” for a university campus is a bit of a gimmick to rekindle public support.

A great bubble of rising hope

If you need a dose of hope, swing by the Payson High School graduation ceremonies tonight.

Rains give us the gift of time

Rim Country has gained a precious reprieve from the onset of yet another fire season, thanks to the warming of surface waters of the Eastern Pacific.

Paying attention

Ever notice that once you start looking for red cars, you see them everywhere you go?