Our View


No means no means no

The terrible, dismaying, tragic Payson rape case now heading into the tangles of the legal system illustrates just how far we still have to go to give women the freedom, security and respect they deserve.

Heartening sign of cooperation


World’s best readers

No doubt about it — we’ve got the best readers in the world.

What’s worse than scary?

Downright scary.

Payson takes action to ease fire danger

We’re ready to burst into flames of happiness.

Most important wish for 2016

Here’s our wish for the new year: A Firewise building code in Payson — and some stirrings of responsibility by the Gila County Board of Supervisors.

Job training vital

We found ourselves hugely encouraged by Sen. Sylvia Allen’s strong support for vocational education as she assumes chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee.

Time to solve the problem

Everyone says government ought to be run like a business. So imagine you’re running a business.

The original Christmas story

Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Skepticism of a skeptical age remains

Since Christmas is Friday, we thought we would offer up the most reprinted editorial in history.

Rescuing struggling fire districts

The folks who answer the cry for help in the middle of the night need some help.

An auditorium filled with joy

We’ve been gorging on Christmas concerts this week, marveling at the joyful noise our children make up there on stage.

What does it take to save the world?

In this season as we celebrate the birth of a child who changed the world, we must also pause to consider the terrible wounds so many children must bear — wounds on the outside, wounds on the inside.