don evans

Los Angeles

don evans 2 days, 10 hours ago on 932 Should we legalize most drugs?

Large portions of foreign economy's are based on the cultivation, sale, and distribution of narcotics. Just look across our southern border much less elsewhere in the 3rd world. If you think drug cartels and kingpins will simply go out of business or give it up due to legalization, good luck with that here. Your talking billions of dollars being made. As long as there is no political will and investment to truly decimate the illicit narcotic/drug producers and incinerate their labs and production fields internationally it's going to be status quo. Plus, the USA being the largest consumers, why it's just so cool to be high for the reasons Ron has stated.


don evans 4 days, 11 hours ago on We need a roundabout

As for McLane and Longhorn getting a roundabout, I believe a recent PR paper article said it ain't gonna happen for 7 years!


don evans 4 days, 11 hours ago on Make a deal

I would like to see Star Valley remove their non functioning speed cameras and the posted signs on their portion of Hwy 260 that state photo enforcement ahead, in both directions. I would believe that leaving both items up is no longer legal, no matter the benefit the Town may think it derives from leaving them up, trying to buffalo drivers.


don evans 5 days, 11 hours ago on 930 They picked this woman to head their Institute of Family Studies?

I beg to differ with the opinion of Ms. Hollonds. Maybe her so called expertise on what a happy family is or should be is bent by her own personal family experience. I believe the majority of families are in fact happy families. We hear more in reported media now about the dysfunctional and non-nuclear family arrangements, that have a problem. In addition, a whole new industry of so called councilors has arisen. People such as Ms. Hollonds per-se, who makes a lot of money by propagating their myth that there is something amis within your family structure and inter-actions. So you must continue to pay $$$ for their wise sage council. And by the way, go buy this medication I'm giving you a prescription for. You will feel and act so much better in your familial relationships. I can fit you into my next weeks schedule at 2pm. I take x,y,z insurance or personal check only.


don evans 6 days, 10 hours ago on Buyout still rocking the budget boat

It would seem that being a Town Manager is a very lucrative $$$$ position. I can't remember the exact number of TM's Payson has had over the last 20+ years, but they seem not to last here very long? No way should the position basically have a "you can't fire me for cause with a no cap buy out clause". Also there needs to be a cap on how much vacation and sick time you can accrue. Use it each fiscal year, or lose it. I'll bet the Fire Dept. and Police Dept. have those caps on their people. There should also be a generic competency examination for the TM position, prior to any hiring selection. Not just I'm a local good ol' boy.


don evans 6 days, 10 hours ago on Payson police raise held up

Vice Mayor Michael Hughes said any pay increase must take into account benefit costs. In the end, the extra money will go to officers in their retirement accounts. Now that's a hoot. The vast majority of current Payson Police Officers are not going to be employed here for 20/25 years. Pay is the prime reason. They can't even fill the minimum positions that are needed. They are leaving for better fair salaries with other departments both inside and outside of Arizona. What's that old saying, you get what you pay for.


don evans 1 week, 1 day ago on 957 Who is really to blame for the current criticism of a Supreme Court Justice?

She's a big girl albeit sliding into some senility maybe? Or, she attended the Hillary Clinton School of how to hide your official emails and lie about it without any repercussions.


don evans 1 week, 6 days ago on Gorry: Empower teachers

“If we’re going to end students graduating and not being able to read or believing the U.S. is facing the wrong way, we need to be involved,” she said". If she wants my vote, she needs to clarify what she means by believing the U.S. is facing the wrong way, and how teachers or she can change that through their education policies.


don evans 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Roundup’s old editor reflects on new owners

I think you may be right Pat. It would appear the one day old news, free ON-LINE edition of the Roundup may soon disappear. "We’re talking about overhauling the website — and possibly creating a premium subscription section. We can soon offer digital subscriptions to the newspaper, especially valuable for second-home owners". Oh well, I'm tired of all the pop up scrolling banner and sound video ad's anyway. But it's there business to do as they please and make a $$$.