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Payson schools consider some hard truths

Payson schools are getting a sobering dose of tough love.

Smells like legalized corruption

Sometimes, corruption’s perfectly legal.

Kids know the great teachers

Payson has some great teachers.

Where do they get people like that?

Easy enough to get discouraged.

Lawmaker’s lawsuit is simply reckless

Reckless. Simply reckless. Lawmakers on the losing end of the vote to add 300,000 people to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System continue to try to overturn the vote in court. The 36 lawmakers who have filed suit include Rim Country’s representatives in the House — Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff) and Brenda Barton (R-Payson).

Payson schools off to a good start

Payson parents got some great news this week.

Progress problems

Progress. Humph.

Politicians ignore slow-motion crisis

The sweeping destruction of pensions and retirement savings remains a slow-motion crisis neither Congress nor the president seem willing to even discuss — much less tackle.

Save Fossil Creek

We’re delighted that key Rim Country leaders have demanded a voice when it comes to access to Fossil Creek.

How do you eat an elephant?

You know the old joke: How do you eat an elephant?

Hope cracks stone of indifference

Hope can sometimes break through the hardest stone — just witness the pines that sprout from cracks in the cliff face.

New era begins

Community leaders greeted Banner Health’s takeover of the Payson Regional Medical Center with appropriate jubilation.

Board must put children first

Listen to the teachers.

Time to call 911

The Hellsgate Fire Department needs to call 911.

A valuable find; A crazy process

The potsherds, charcoal, stone tools and glass-sharp arrowhead have lain in the implacable dirt for centuries, scattered puzzle pieces.