We’re hoping the Payson Town Council study session on adopting a wildland-urban interface fire code was some kind of very elaborate joke.
The state Supreme Court just added another powerful incentive to carefully consider a merger or joint powers agreement for Rim Country’s valiant, but scattered fire departments.
We hear it from the Arizona Legislature every time Congress passes a law: Give power to the level of government closest to the people — not a far-away bureaucracy. Makes a heck of a bumper sticker: Don’t tread on me.
Lock your doors: The circus is back in town. And here’s the worst part: They’re passing laws. Alas: the Legislature continues to juggle hedgehogs and sell tickets to the freak show, while out here in the real world students struggle.
Hellsgate Battalion Chief Dave Bathke this week made a compelling case for an operational merger of the small, struggling Rim Country fire departments.
Easy enough to tell folks you ought to get a raise, have more authority, run the world. So, maybe you’d discount it if someone earnestly assured you they could solve your problems if you just give them more power and autonomy.
The residents of Pine and Strawberry have once more demonstrated what it takes to make a community. Far-sighted citizens have worked fiercely for years to thin the brush and tree thickets that threaten the two communities.
The Gila Community College governing board took a historic step this week by finally moving forward to seek accreditation.
So, let’s get this straight: A state lawmaker wants government to take over a private business so the state can use tax money to provide inferior service at the expense of private job creators.
Gotta love Tom Bremer — and all the folks like him who make this such a remarkable country.
The Payson School Board may soon face a painful choice.
The Chinese philosopher Lau Tzu reportedly said: “The journey of 1,000 miles begins beneath one’s feet.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill
Guess we’re not quite as bad as the Emperor Nero: He fiddled while Rome burned. We’re fiddling before Payson actually burns.
Feeling low? Think the country’s in a muddle? The schools have lost their way? Families are faltering? And no one really cares?