Mike White

Mike White 1 hour, 7 minutes ago on Hoover Dam power deal could save Payson $1.8M

As long as the upfront costs are under about $250,000, a true savings of about $36,000/year ($1.8 million over 50 years) is a pretty good deal.

Just curious, though. If APS will have to provide a credit of $.066/kWh for the power supplied from this hydroelectric source, where does that money to pay it come from? And, will they protest as they do when they are forced to pay credits for the electrical power grid input from residential photo voltaic (solar) sources?


Mike White 2 days, 10 hours ago on Arizona legislative candidates stress education, economy

Why is it that Republicans are "staunch conservatives" while Democrats are never referred to as staunch liberals in this paper?


Mike White 2 days, 11 hours ago on After six years in shelters, Jojo finally finds her forever home

We adopted one of the playful, cuddly kittens there a few weeks ago and she is fitting in nicely with our other pets. She purrs so loudly we call her Harley. If you haven't checked out their dogs and cats, give it a try if you think you could use a new friend.


Mike White 3 days, 1 hour ago on Brewer endorses McCain

Both parties voted for the war, and almost all western nations and the U.N. sanctioned the war based on the intel from many nations that there were existing WMDs in Iraq. Your 'logic' of its being a Republican war is highly flawed at best. Even Hillary (and Al Gore, etc., etc.) voted for it, and she was, and still is, liberal. Did you really become liberal based on that war? What were you before?


Mike White 4 days, 5 hours ago on Maybe it’s time to dump ASU

Jeez, has anyone seen the deforestation off the 260 that has occurred in the last few days about 1/6th of a mile east of the road that turns into the FS office? It is hundreds of yards long and goes up about 60' on the fairly steep slope. Everything has been chainsawed all the way down to the ground. What are they going to put on that sloped area? So much for their promise to minimize the destruction of trees. At least at the corner of the new turnoff into the campus where they put their sign they left the cactus.


Mike White 4 days, 8 hours ago on Brewer endorses McCain

I don't know if Ms. Brewer is a Republican, but if she is, she is the only GOPer I know who will vote for John McCain even though we do appreciate his military service and admire his years as a POW. Many of us are also Vietnam veterans, but we do not appreciate his repeated votes with liberal Democrats. And we also think his pro-veteran talk is just that -- rhetoric that we hear whenever he is up for re-election.

Your claims about Kelli Ward's stances on terrorism are completely opposite from what I have heard her say in person up here in Payson appearances. And the references to some people who know her that believe in Chemtrails is just silly. I sure there are some conspiracy goofballs out there who support McCain, too.


Mike White 4 days, 10 hours ago on Maybe it’s time to dump ASU

No school is going to want to take any financial risks for only 300 or so students, so they will want assurances that they can still be profitable. Only the investors can do that, and why would they unless they can make money, too? And without a lot more commercial income, they can't really do so.


Mike White 4 days, 10 hours ago on He has insurance, votes against mine

So you believe others should be forced to pay for your medical care in addition to their own medical care?

Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money.


Mike White 4 days, 10 hours ago on Can Payson mayor contenders save Main Street?

If the businesses on Main Street are taxed to save/improve Main Street and develop a linear park, will they and the other property owners be forced to clean up their buildings and lots? Who would want to put a restaurant or a trendy store next door to a crumbling and infested edifice?

In addition to the mess and neglect, most of the buildings' frontages are a bit dumpy looking, with no apparent architectural design, much less a consistent Western theme, and some are ready to fall down altogether. Can a town really force owners against their will via CFD taxation and/or codes to either tear down their crumbling structures or redo their building facades?