On this perfect morning before the great celebration, we have a confession to make: We have already opened our gifts. In truth, we have opened them afresh every morning all through this year.
Our precious children sang their Christmas songs this week, with concerts for each of the schools. If you were lucky and wise and in need of redemption, you saw them, in all their pint-sized glory.
The incomprehensible events that played out last week in Sandy Hook Elementary School have left a nation in horrified mourning.
Our beloved community suffered a terrible blow last week, with the stunning murder of Marjeane Easley by her husband, Thomas — who then turned the gun on himself.
Some fool, always messes it up for everyone else. Unfortunately — the fool often turns out to occupy a seat in the Legislature.
The small, innovative, arts-oriented Shelby School in Tonto Village has just 55 students — but enrollment in the charter school jumped nearly 38 percent this year.
The good news: It’s harder to buy an election than the special interests figured. The bad news: That’s probably because voters rarely depart from their established patterns.
Once more, the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District finds itself dogpaddling in troubled waters.
Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey did everything he could to defeat Proposition 204 and ensure Arizona remains dead last when it comes to funding public schools.
We have tallied our many blessings. We have offered our prayers of gratitude. We have looked up and around our beloved community.
Payson has a long, rich history and a distinctive character — but economically it’s still a gangly teenager, wondering whether to go to college and what the heck to major in.
Rim Country’s the best place you’re ever going to live. And this week, we got another reminder of why that’s true.
Words fail. We struggle to find them, but we end up caught between sorrow and admiration, guilt and gratitude.
Finally. No more campaign ads. No more talking about what we ought to do. Time to actually do something.
You’ve done us proud, kids.