Our View


Legislative revolt on behalf of kids

A revolt by rank and file lawmakers in the closing hours of the legislative session restored KidsCare, which will provide desperately needed healthcare to an estimated 30,000 children — many of them in Gila County. Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill without a vote, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers out maneuvered him and revived the bill by attaching an amendment to another law.

Vote YES on Prop. 124

Voters should heed the bipartisan support for Proposition 124, which would safeguard the underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.

Rim Country’s future at stake

The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday will hold a crucial public hearing on a plan to thin forests throughout Rim Country as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).

Budget tradeoffs

Balanced budget.

Haunted by the death of a child

Calandra haunts us.

Please vote YES on Prop. 123

Odds are, you’ve got your ballot.

Monster awakes

El Niño proved a false hope.

Bikers rolling

We’re excited that Payson officials have so quickly moved to support a volunteer effort to boost Rim Country’s economy by creating a network of trails for mountain bikers and others.

Wow: What a century

Wow. What a century. Kind of eye opening — even for us.

Low taxes vs. poor schools

The budget looms.

The first step

Revive Main Street.

Heartless and cruel

Senate President Andy Biggs’ decision to not even allow a vote on a plan to provide health care for at least 30,000 low-income children seems mindless and cruel.

Hope restored


Different reasons, same conclusions

Whamo. Biff. Bam.