The pending deal between the Mogollon Health Alliance and Banner Health Systems looks like the dose of medicine Rim Country has needed ever since the Great Recession.
The Payson Town Council’s decision to not renew the term of Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner’s term offers a chance for a fresh start on a vital project hampered by needless divisions in recent months.
Payson High School student Cody Rislund spent hours poring over the photographs of the surface of Mars, seeking clues, struggling to understand, willing to challenge himself.
The surprising turnout spoke of both courage and desperation.
The Arizona Legislature rushed this weekend through the most honest and financially responsible budget in years — stripped of the bookkeeping gimmicks that got lawmakers through the recession.
Tragically, heroin stalks our community.
I figured I’d better put my byline on this one.
Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have once again introduced a vital effort to reform the dangerously wrongheaded way the federal government manages its wildfire fighting budget.
The vital discussion about the future of our schools has descended into an insulting political puppet show.
Times, they do change.
So, suddenly, no more AIMS test.
Shhhhh. Don’t jinx it.
On the subject of educational reform ... please take note of the story concerning a wonderfully creative effort in a Payson High School history class to help students understand how miscalculation and emotion produced the great tragedy of the 20th century — World War I.
“Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.” Mark Twain
With each passing year, the great wisdom of the Rim Country leaders who won rights to the C.C. Cragin Reservoir grows more clear.