don evans

Los Angeles

don evans 3 weeks ago on Payson Economic Director also on Star Valley Council?

I know nothing of Mr. Davis and he may be a great guy all around. BUT....In my opinion, I perceive it as a gross conflict of interest. He being the Town of Payson Economic Development Director. Influencing, picking what projects should be built, and how they will be funded may put him in direct conflict with the interests of Star Valley and economic development projects they may desire and not desirable for Payson. Very weird in my opinion and definitely gives the perception of dual loyalty and potential favors being given to public and private development interests. (Ex. the college land debacle) To me, I would think he would have considered these issues. Do I smell a Kenny Evans agenda surrogate afoot? I hope not.

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don evans 3 weeks ago on Widening of North Manzanita Street in Payson almost completed

I'm sure no Town road improvement promises were given to the land owner / developers of the future large residential subdivision to be built along that Manzanita corridor. Wonder why they were not asked to contribute and/or pay for the new road improvements? Maybe our Town Manager can answer that question as he was at the Manzanita decision time, in charge of Town road development and repairs/improvements. Just saying.

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don evans 3 weeks ago on Newcomer Davis may edge Star Valley incumbent

Pat, you are spot on. I know nothing of Mr. Davis and he may be a great guy all around. BUT....In my opinion, I perceive it as a gross conflict of interest. He being the Town of Payson Economic Development Director. Influencing, picking what projects should be built, and how they will be funded may put him in direct conflict with the interests of Star Valley and economic development projects they may desire and not desirable for Payson. Very weird in my opinion and definitely gives the perception of dual loyalty and potential favors being given to public and private development interests. (Ex. the college land debacle) To me, I would think he would have considered these issues. Do I smell a Kenny Evans agenda surrogate afoot? I hope not.

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don evans 1 month ago on 011 Is it time to dump ASU?

So far, it looks like clear cutting of trees next to 260Hwy. Ugly and scared forever unless re-planted. All this cabal secrecy crap is an outrage to the citizens of Payson who will be impacted either financially or quality of life. If this project is truly going to be a "public" education University, we the people have a vested right in it's design, development, financial sourcing, and any future potential tax liability to the towns and it's citizens. (yes Star Valley, you too!) The above article states "The Foundation is paying for the work from the $40 million it received from the sale of the local hospital to Banner. Cordell would not say how much the highway work will cost, but said the bill is sizable. Then it goes on to say "In Phase 1 of the Payson project, the Alliance and Foundation will widen the highway and spend $70 million to construct three buildings comprising the facility — an academic building to hold classes and two dorms, Cordell said in May." So where is the additional $30 million coming from?" I know, I know, the Clinton Foundation.....LOL

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don evans 1 month ago on College will never open

I agree with most of what you have stated. Just FYI, Chinese Food Panda Express is slated to open in the old Thai Restaurant building at 260 Hwy and Manzanita in the near future. Jimmy Johns is slated to open in the old Cousins Sandwich Shop. However, I was told that they are both having trouble hiring younger locals that can pass the employment drug test! I worked up here for Gila County for 10.5 years. I am very familiar with the good old boy network of influence and how things operate, at least up to this point.

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don evans 1 month ago on Road work underway for Payson university plan

So far, it looks like clear cutting of trees next to 260Hwy. Ugly and scared forever unless re-planted. All this cabal secrecy crap is an outrage to the citizens of Payson who will be impacted either financially or quality of life. If this project is truly going to be a "public" education University, we the people have a vested right in it's design, development, financial sourcing, and any future potential tax liability to the towns and it's citizens. (yes Star Valley, you too!) The above article states "The Foundation is paying for the work from the $40 million it received from the sale of the local hospital to Banner. Cordell would not say how much the highway work will cost, but said the bill is sizable. Then it goes on to say "In Phase 1 of the Payson project, the Alliance and Foundation will widen the highway and spend $70 million to construct three buildings comprising the facility — an academic building to hold classes and two dorms, Cordell said in May." So where is the additional $30 million coming from?" I know, I know, the Clinton Foundation.....LOL

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don evans 1 month ago on Dog owners ignoring laws about pooches in markets

I love dogs. I have three. But this article is spot on. I have never seen so many phony so called services dogs in my life. Ranging from the two giant newfoundland (120 lbs+) that were in Walmart today! I have also seen mini Chihuahua dogs being carried in the stores wearing phony service dog aprons that can be bought on the internet or made. It's getting out of hand, especially in the food sections. If you are going to claim service dog status for your pooch, you should have to prove it to a store Mgr. if requested. I'm thinking of claiming my two Jack Russell's are needed for Bi-Polar disorder. One for each side of my body.

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don evans 1 month ago on He has insurance, votes against mine

I understand you can get on the public dole "Medicaid" in California for all your medical needs pretty easily. Of course, the State is going broke now, but what the heck. At least someone else is paying for your Medical Insurance. Just an option fyi.

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don evans 1 month, 1 week ago on Star Valley candidates grapple with loss of radar revenue

I just noticed today that all of the speed cameras in Star Valley are covered and duck taped. Also the signs that said photo enforcement zone are gone.

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