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Letter: Faulty logic
It always amazes me how spending taxpayer money on non-essential items can be rationalized. In Mr. Painter's editorial he is quick to point out all the additional revenue and business this art will bring to Prescott Valley.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Letter: Worth the money?
Is public art worth the money? Answer-NEVER! Especially not right after the same government has requested and received a tax increase because they are coming up short!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Letter: Are you kidding?
This is in response to an opinion written by Beth A. Alden titled "Downright crazy" in the Jan. 20 edition, but mostly in response to Jim Painter, news editor. He wrote a response titled "Is public art worth the money?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Letter: Remember the sculpture
We are new residents to Prescott Valley, so we are not yet familiar with the members of the city council. We saw the local tax was raised for police and fire. This is the job of the council.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Letter: Long history of executive orders
Is it true as claimed by the leading presidential candidates on the right that President Obama's executive orders on gun control are lawless, illegal, dictatorial or unconstitutional? Should they be seen as presidential abuses of power? It depends on whom you ask.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: Minimum wage
I hear a lot of talk about doubling the minimum wage. From the way all the Philosophers (on both sides of the aisle) talk about it, one would think it is a good thing. Let's look at it from the perspective of Mother Nature's Natural Laws.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: VFW rules
Concerning the letter from Daniel Bonnet: CONGRESS sets the guidelines for membership into the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are obligated to follow the rules set by Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Letter: Downright crazy
Since when did public art become more important than our children? With $90,000 we could help our schools, the Boys and Girls Club and other important and education needs for our children's future. A decision to buy more crazy art, when our schools are in need is irresponsible, reckless and a complete lack of the town's priority.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Letter: Not part of the VFW
Concerning the article on the front page of the Prescott Valley Tribune. The Prescott Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10227 is currently in need of community support. It brought to mind the fact that many veterans of the Korean War era were not sent overseas. VFW rejects membership of these service members who were stationed stateside.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Letter: Police don't need military vehicles
With regard to the recent acquisition of a very costly to maintain and operate military vehicle by the Prescott Police Department brings to light the question of militarizing the nation's civilian police force. In a country whose foundation is based on Christian belief in constitutional rule of law, justice, freedom, liberty and land of opportunity, this is abhorrent.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Letter: Need better doctors
I read with dismay the piece about Gloria Ruiz (Jan. 13). In addition to feeling so sorry for Mrs. Ruiz and wishing her all the best, it was scary to learn that two doctors in our area misdiagnosed stage 4 lung cancer and that she needed to go to Phoenix to get a correct diagnosis!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Letter: Roads, not art
I am told this will fall on deaf ears. I hope it is not true. First of all you are wasting taxpayer money after raising an already outrageously high tax in PV. The roads are crumbling throughout the town ... except for the ones immediately around your government buildings, which were perfectly good until you had them torn up for no reasonable reason. There is not that much traffic on that roadway.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Letter: Selective identification
The letter from Randy Hayes of Prescott Valley on Jan. 6 prompted my letter today. Mr. Hayes speaks of the media mentioning when they want to, additional commentary on violent acts across America. There has been no widespread rejection from media for "selectively" identifying those who are not politically correct or PC. The fact remains, the media should either mention the race and religion of those committing violent acts or never mention the identifiers of perpetrators of violence. I am not PC but I do feel the media should not identify persons in criminal acts other than name once arrested.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Letter: Appreciate law enforcement
On Jan. 9, we encourage Arizonans to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD). In light of recent negativity directed toward police nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Letter: Santa helps seniors
On behalf of our partners and recipients, Home Instead Senior Care wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the people of the Quad Cities who made Christmas brighter for 225 elders in our communities through our annual Be A Santa To A Senior program.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Letter: Thanks for the concern
I wanted to take a moment to say that I hope all had a blessed Christmas and I wish all of you a Happy New Year. I also want to express how much I appreciated the community's concern in the loss of my job this past year with Haggen and to let you know that God has blessed me with a new job.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Letter: Eat at the VFW
I read the article, "Prescott Valley's VFW Post may lose its building; veterans group asks public to help out by eating a meal."
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Letter: Ignorant of this fact
What have we learned from labeling people in this country? Let's see. ALL Japanese are the enemy because they all look alike, so let's put them in internment camps. Or, how about ALL Native Americans in this country? They have a different religion and culture than we do so let's put them on reservations. Oh, we've done that. Where am I going with this? I guess we all have to ask ourselves: Is tolerance of others more about who we are as a nation?
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Letter: Council, nice going
I take my hat off to the Prescott Valley Town Council for the half cent increase to benefit roads and police services. I am proud of the efforts made in the town for our streets and I believe our police force is one of the best in the country. I had an opportunity to see some of our police in action they were very compassionate and I was very impressed. I just wish they had made it one cent so they could take care of the neighborhoods that have had no significant upgrades to their streets for 10 years. Please keep up the good work.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Letter: Stop pretending
Let us pretend that I am a terrorist who wants to kill as many innocent people as possible. Do you believe that I would pay any attention to laws that limit magazine capacity? Do you think that if I was compliant with said law that I would not carry a brace or more of said guns so that I would not have to reload?
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Letter: Call them what they are
One of your readers (Dick Harvey) wrote, "...Obama refuses to call the terrorist groups around the world, 'Radical Islamic Terrorist(s)'. If he did, would he not have to call the likes of the Ku Klux Klan and the people who kill doctors, patients and employees of Planned Parenthood "Radical Christian Terrorists?"
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Letter: Kudos to the post office
I know we hear a lot of complaints about bad service these days, but I'd like to give a compliment to the Prescott Valley Post Office employees. This morning (Saturday, December 19) they opened up a 1/2 hour early when they saw all the people waiting in line to mail packages. I really appreciated their kindness.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Letter: Column thoughts
In response to Buz Williams' Dec. 10 column (Progressive means never being accountable), he doesn't mention that DDT is still used for malaria, although it possibly could cause cancer. He doesn't talk about DDT's destruction of wildlife and that its banning is credited by scientists in the comeback of our national bird, the bald eagle. He wants "clean" coal and fossil fuels, non-replenishable resources, and nuclear energy. Yes. Chernobyl and Three Mile Island catastrophes can't happen again because we no longer have earthquakes in this country, right? He says without these, energy costs would skyrocket yet gives no reasons why. Meantime, ask solar panel folks how much their energy costs have skyrocketed.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Letter: A positive movement
In this era of mass killings and tragedy, it is refreshing to come across a person who cares and does something about it.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Letter: Pretending
Let's pretend that in some future time, in this land of the United States of America, a magical event has come to pass.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015


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