Pam Mason

Pam Mason 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ex-Pine water district treasurer indicted

Mr. White, Michael Scott Greer signed a Loyalty Oath for the Gila County Mounted Sheriffs Posse. Clarification:- " The district divided what amounted to a single contract into five different contracts" Thirteen different contracts were written for the installation of the generators. "Subsequently, most of the PSWID board members resigned on unrelated matters. The Gila County Board of Supervisors appointed replacements, who have now been elected — resulting in an almost completely new board since 2013." Clarification:- Five of the former board members resigned at the same time because petitions to recall four of them were being signed by the citizens of Pine and Strawberry. This left two board members which did not constitute a quorum. Gila County Board of Supervisors assumed management of the district and no replacements were appointed at that time. An election however, was held on May 20th, 2014 resulting in a new board. Hope this helps


Pam Mason 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 925 This is perhaps the biggest story we've ever seen!

My opinion. Plenty of actions and money spent by the previous board and associates could do with some up close examination. I used to attend all the meetings and you could say I almost choked on all the smoke and mirrors. Thank goodness the latest board is not a dictatorship, is open and transparent and will actually listen to public input and any concerns the community may have. What a concept!


Pam Mason 1 month, 3 weeks ago on 892 Philippine President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Pat, I feel your pain having lost an amazing daughter last year. My heart aches for you and taking one day at a time is about all you can do right now. I extend to you a hug and offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Pam Mason 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Payson’s plan for prosperity

Mr. Aal below is a link to Payson council meeting minutes from April 2016. Attendees gave their comments about the proposed Economic Development Plan. FYI if the plan is not posted on the town website you can request a copy under the Freedom of Information Act as the plan is now a matter of public record.


Pam Mason 2 months ago on 907 The latest news on the UK referendum on leaving the European Union.

UK voted to leave the EU. No doubt the EU will want to punish the UK as much as it can to warn any other country that may also want to hold a referendum about their own EU membership. It will be a tough couple of years of negotiations before the UK can finally cut the cord. In the meantime I came across the following comment in a UK newspaper The Telegraph.

"After a bruising nine-and-a-half week campaign, with a daily bombardment of doom from the heaviest guns the Remain camp could muster, the British people should have been curled in the fetal position in the dog basket. Or, at the very least, laying in supplies of canned pilchards for the war in Europe we would all unleash should we dare to put our X in the wrong box. Instead, in an act of considerable daring, we defied the orders of our betters and stood up for our country.

Watching the TV coverage unfold over seven surreal hours, I was struck by how many times the motives of Leave voters were assumed to be grubby and ignorant. In contrast, that is, to the shining idealism of the Remainers who, lest we forget, wanted to keep us in a failing, arrogant organization so opaque and controlling it makes Franz Kafka look like Peter Rabbit."


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on 907 The latest news on the UK referendum on leaving the European Union.

I hope Britain votes to leave the EU so they can regain their sovereignty. When they joined the Common Market it was vastly different to what it is today. A lot will have to be done to return power back to the British people. Example " the need to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act. The repeal of the 1972 Act will mean that all EU treaties will no longer form part of UK law and the European Court’s jurisdiction over the UK “will come to a permanent end”.

The leave numbers at least sound promising.


Pam Mason 3 months ago on 854 At last! ASU campus appears likely to become a reality.

I do care but am disturbed by all the smoke and mirrors, lack of transparency and that the goal post is constantly moving. The number of projected students is much lower, yet the cost of Phase 1 will likely be more than $70 million. About the only thing that remains constant is that there is to be commercial development on the property, including a known conference center/resort and residential housing. The recent announcement was made by Mr. Gary Cordell who is on the Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, Vice President of the Mogollon Health Alliance and member of the Arizona Association of Realtors Legislative and Political Affairs Committee. Why is the information coming from realtors/developers and not from Mr. Kenny Evans?

In my humble opinion Developers/Realtors wield too much power as in a recent example. We just heard of a California developer attempting to build 7,000 homes in Sierra Vista. By working with two state representatives they were trying to eliminate the Groundwater Management Act of 1980. In this case Ducey vetoed the bill, to do otherwise would have put a river water supply to the area in jeopardy.

As far as I can tell public participation/conversation on the University plan is not encouraged. It is the Realtors along with Kenny Evans who seem to be in the driving seat. Others who understand financials much better than I posted about the recent articles, and they too appear not to favor the economics and question what the hidden cost is to the citizens of Payson.