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?
“Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Gila Community College continues to flop about on the deck of indecision.
Not a drop in January. No more brush pits in operation. No more money to pick up brush in Pine.
The long, confusing battle over whether to let 300 cows wander across 42,000 acres that drain into Fossil Creek offers a small, vivid illustration of why the U.S. Forest Service has become all but paralyzed in contending with conflicting demands on public lands.
We’re not out of the hospital. But at least we’re off life support.
The Gila County Board of Supervisors ceremoniously washed their hands of the troubles of the Pine/Strawberry Water Improvement District and called a May election.
Gov. Jan Brewer had it exactly right when she turned to the smoldering, shameful crisis confronting Child Protective Services.
Crews from the Payson Ranger District went traipsing through the woods this week — setting fire to everything in sight. We’re so glad.
We’ve got a bad feeling about this, Poncho. Increasingly, the political parties intended to make democracy work have come to represent a threat to the public interest.