Our View


Payson students making us proud

It’s all coming together.

On the edge of escape, the zombies wait

Oh my Lord — we’re trapped in a horror movie.

Water rate increase not the worst outcome

The Town of Payson water customers face the prospect of a 50 percent increase in water rates spread out over the next four years.

Surprising support for the override

The straw vote at the Payson Tea Party on the Payson School District override gave us hope.

So tantalizingly near

The long, visionary, frustrating quest for a university in Payson seems finally near the critical moment of decision.

Protect or intimidate?

Could the Payson Police Department go down the slippery slope from “protecting and serving” to “dominating and intimidating?”

County gets it right

This week’s Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting brought a wonderful surprise: A little balance and fair play.

A time to learn about fire safety

Rim Country residents and visitors have a couple of different opportunities to learn about fire safety and becoming Firewise this month.

Do your part to end the violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the effort of Time Out Inc., and the Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country to fight an epidemic that scars families for generations.

Fleeing the facts

The climate change deniers have a pretty entertaining patter. It goes something like this:

Schools embrace creative programs

Christmas came early for the Payson Unified School District.

Dark money threat

We face a frightening and insidious threat.

These programs aren’t ‘extras’

The research is clear.

Payson still loiters in the face of danger

It doesn’t take much rain to flood Houston Mesa Road anymore.

The same lifeboat

When you’re in a lifeboat out of sight of shore — best to make sure everyone paddles in roughly the same direction.