John Naughton

John Naughton 2 months ago on Chevron gets a facelift and beer growlers

Yup, that picture is at the top of this story. You can get fresh brewed beer in glass bottles, called growlers, from just about every craft beer brewer. The closest one is THAT Brewery in Pine and they are a restaurant and bar, as well as brewing beer on premise. I'm sure many things have changed since you owned a bar. This is really nothing new in many places. I remember visiting a military buddy in Indiana in 1970. They would go to their neighborhood bar, fill the jar and take it home.

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John Naughton 2 months, 1 week ago on Chevron gets a facelift and beer growlers

Mrs. Randall,

There are the same number of places to purchase alcohol as there were before they opened. They bought Rim Liquor's license.

It is not a bar. It is a gas station and convenience store that sells carry out liquor that cannot be opened or consumed on premises... just like Maverick or Circle K.

I can't imagine who you might need to know or who your friends are to open a gas station and convenience store in Payson.

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John Naughton 2 months, 1 week ago on Cheveron Bar

Mrs. Randall,

  1. There are the same number of places to purchase alcohol as there were before they opened. They bought Rim Liquor's license.

  2. It is not a bar. It is a gas station and convenience store that sells carry out liquor that cannot be opened or consumed on premises... just like Maverick or Circle K.

  3. I can't imagine who you might need to know or who your friends are to open a gas station and convenience store in Payson.

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John Naughton 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Community effort produced parade triumph

Great job to the coordinators, volunteers and sponsors. You did Payson proud. And wouldn't you know it, John Waklin pictured begging for tree hugs from the cheerleaders.

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John Naughton 5 months ago on Evans steps away

Kelly, most sensible comment from anyone on this topic in a long time!

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John Naughton 5 months ago on 128 The Question Is... Powers of the SLE

Ron,

I will let Tom do the Harvard part. I’ll just give my observations.

I guess first of all it should be recognized that the relationship with the Alliance (SLE) and the Foundation is nothing new.

The Separate Legal Entity was formed by the towns of Star Valley and Payson, and approved by the State of Arizona, for two reasons. Shield Payson and Star Valley from any liability and to designate all funds to the enhancement of tuition reductions and property improvements. The funds would include sales taxes generated by ancillary businesses within the property limits and income derived by rental income from the university.

Because any revenue the SLE could generate is somewhere down the road, the Foundation was formed to generate funds in support of the SLE to get the process started. Obviously, besides bake sales, the funds come from donors who, in turn, receive a tax deduction for donations to a non-profit entity. The Foundation has been the only source of revenue and has paid all bills to this point incurred by the SLE.

Board members of the SLE are not elected officials rather appointed, 3 from each town of the forming entities. Yes, Mayor Ronnie McDaniel is a member of the board. He is as straight up a guy as one could want and certainly would bring any questionable issues to light. I believe all the members are of the same cloth.

See, I’ve rambled along, and probably haven’t answered any of your questions. However, I believe that all parties have one goal in common and that is to finally get over the last major hurdle, and we have had hundreds, to complete this deal that will benefit the community as a whole. Perhaps, this enthusiasm, on both sides, gets in the way at times.

Let me assure you of one thing. I know all the players and, despite what that 10% say… you remember that 10%, Marine… not a one will personally benefit from this huge endeavor.

That’s as good as I can do right now, Ron. Happy Thanksgiving.

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