Barbara Rasmussen

Barbara Rasmussen 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Gila County AHCCCS rolls up 19 percent

AHCCCS and all other types of welfare really need to be examined. If someone can have a cell phone, have their nails done, pedicures, tattoos, body piercings, smoke and buy alcohol they should not be on taxpayer dollars! Plain and simple. I have stood in line behind them at our local stores and they pay for their food items with their benefit cards, then they buy cigarettes and alcohol with cash money. And then there are the ones on AHCCCS that do not even live in the state of Arizona year round and qualify. If they can go out of state for 5-6 months on an extended vacation they sure do not need tax payers paying for their medical care or giving them food benefit cards when they get back into our State!!!!!! I think this is fraud against our state. Plain and simple truth!!!

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Barbara Rasmussen 1 month ago on Payson’s own stream

There are so many things wrong with this whole idea. First off the trout will not be able to survive in the water because it will get too hot. Even in the Green Valley Lakes they stop stocking trout because of the warmer weather. Plus all of the runoff from the parking lots and streets will badly pollute the water also detrimental to the health of the trout and the water quality. There will be no deep pools for the fish to seek refuge in on our warm summer days. This is not the Verde River which is shallow but it also has many deep pools shaded by rocks and trees and natural vegetation. Seriously who would want to stand on a concrete bank behind several restaurants and a busy street, trout fishing when they could drive a few miles up the road and enjoy a natural flowing stream with no traffic and just the peace and quiet of Mother Nature! We are not talking about the Eagle River in Colorado going through towns or the Frying Pan or the Roaring Fork. We are talking about a small stream of warm water that will be maybe 18-24 inches of water! What would ever make this a great idea? Just not do it!!

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Barbara Rasmussen 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Report: Tragic shooting leaves toddler dead

At a time like this no one should be pointing fingers. We should all be keeping this family in our prayers. A child has been lost in a very tragic way and no one should pass judgement on anyone who was involved or affected by this terrible tragedy.

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Barbara Rasmussen 2 months, 1 week ago on Swimming Pools In Payson

Since our Town Council has voted to allow swimming pools in Payson is anyone else scratching their heads and wondering why? Are we not still in a drought here in Payson and isn't water scarce? Sure we will have water from Blue Ridge someday but seriously all of a sudden to have our Town Council vote to allow swimming pools!!!! I am wondering what the underlying issue with this being passed so quickly and quietly. there has to be an underlying reason this was even brought up for vote by the Town Council. People need to start demanding answers.

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Barbara Rasmussen 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 774 The Question Is... The donkey attack.

Having lived on a ranch and a farm I have been around horses, mules, cows, bulls, pigs and just about every other kind of farm animal you can think of. I have been kicked, thrown, bit, stepped on and yet I would not trade those memories and experience for anything. When around these types of animals you never let your guard down because it only takes one time and they will certainly bring your thoughts back to how big and strong they are. And yet you can not show fear of them or they will sense that. They are not pets like a cat or dog and many people treat them as if they are. Yes it is very possible to be safe around farm animals.

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Barbara Rasmussen 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Payson needs a BMX park

I can truly say that i wish the Skate Park was removed from Rumsey Park. Kids hang out there and smoke and use foul language, use obscenities frequently, play loud music which has obscenities in the lyrics and even worse seem to think they can go into the girls restroom as they wish. Not too long ago there was a drug bust there and on multiple occasions while walking by the skate park there was the strong odor of marijuana. Young girls use Rumsey 1 as their field for softball games and it is just not a very good environment for these girls to be exposed to. I say they should move the whole mess elsewhere or completely do away with it!

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Barbara Rasmussen 3 months ago on Big race looms

I am so excited to see 4 wonderful candidates in the upcoming election. They all bring to the table a lot of expertise and most of all truly want to represent the citizens of Payson!

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