Our View


Fossil Creek plan ignores the most urgent problem

The Forest Service is like some crazy uncle at a dinner party: Beloved and endlessly well-intentioned until he climbs up on the table, takes off his shirt and starts talking in tongues.

Let the little buggers fend for themselves

We’re fascinated by some recent research documenting how decades-long droughts and hot spells have affected human beings, going back thousands of years.

Governor's stress on education welcome

Gov. Doug Ducey placed a welcome emphasis on education in his State of the State speech, the prelude to the release of his budget proposals today.

Ambulance ambiguity

Hellsgate Fire Department’s drive to provide regional ambulance service raises more medical issues than a tropical parasite. We certainly understand the impulse to offer that service.

Plan for Fossil Creek makes a good start

First, the good news. The Forest Service has a plan to protect the most crucial aspects of Fossil Creek.

New snake pits for mentally ill

The terrible tale of Vera Eccles’ desperate effort to save her mentally ill son reveals a terrible shame — a scandal in plain sight.

Paying off their political overlords

It didn’t take the Arizona Corporation Commissioners long to start paying off their corporate overlords.

How many will die?

So, now we’ll see. Republicans fought desperately against the Affordable Care Act from the start, in the knowledge that the longer it lasted the more surely it would create a political constituency in the form of 20 million Americans with healthcare.

Legislature should listen to Town Hall

How do you dent an ideology? How do you change someone’s mind? How do you affect faith with evidence?

Still serving our readers

This was a year of change for the Roundup and we have some exciting changes coming in 2017. What hasn’t changed? Our commitment to our readers.

Peace and good will toward all

Luke 2 King James Version (KJV) 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

Cruel system neglects kids

Arizona continues to hack away at its fiscal nose to spite its cruel face.

Stinking of hypocrisy

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. Frederick William Robertson

We must invest in our children

We’re failing our children. We’re deserting our families. And all the while we hypocritically proclaim support for “family values.”

Fight hunger

Turns out, far more of our friends and neighbors are perched on the brink than we suspect. Despite the long, slow economic recovery, hunger continues to stalk all too many families in Rim Country.