At a cost of under $100 for the entire year, the average homeowner in Fountain Hills can continue to contribute to the education of our children. As in the past, the budget overrides for FHUSD are again up for vote, and as we have in the past, we need to be sure this passes again.

Isn’t it interesting how tax-hungry politicians sell increasing tax burdens as “investments,” yet they can’t provide measurable and substantial “dividends” to our students from the spending?

Fountain Hills must be growing up. In case you have not noticed, there are already two announced candidates for mayor in an election more than a year away. Each is running on spend less on un-needed projects, boost local tourism to drive sales tax revenues. The only problem I see in that app…

To those interested, there will be a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the newly renovated Community Center.

To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose), unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators and executives at all levels of government.

I recently found it necessary to change banks and thankfully followed my daughter’s advice and went to Bank of America.

We encourage you to vote yes twice in November for the Fountain Hills School District Maintenance/Operations Override and for the District Additional Assistance Override.

Even though our two adult boys are no longer in school, I fully support the two proposed FHUSD overrides appearing on the Nov. 2 ballot.

There are two initiatives on the all-mail ballot for the Nov. 2 election. Please vote yes on both initiatives for our community and our students.

By now all registered voters in Fountain Hills have received their ballots with the FHUSD M&O and DAA Override questions.

The news that local egocentric Joseph Arpaio will next year, at age 90, attempt to unseat our excellent, collegial, knowledgeable, experienced and totally engaged mayor Ginny Dickey is both laughable and cringeworthy.

All summer long I have been hoping that October would bring the return of the Fountain Hills Food Cart, with its unbeatable beef tacos and fantastic hot dogs. Today, my prayers were answered.

During the last 16 years, I have had the opportunity to work with the Fountain Hills schools to support students and staff through the Golden Eagle Education Foundation (GEEF) Mentor Program.

I am a 12-year Independent voter and a former senior contractor administrator with an aerospace company, negotiating with the government and private companies on various environmental contracts.

Let’s be clear, there were white supremacists and other extremists in the crowd that stormed the Capital on Jan. 6, but the vast majority of the crowd did no more than the hundreds of left-wing activists who unlawfully demonstrated day after day at the Capitol and the Supreme Court in 2018.

Joe Manchin astutely observed that, at a time when even the futures of Social Security and Medicare are in question, it is not time to add $3.5 trillion dollars in additional entitlement programs. Senator Sinema also has unambiguously demonstrated understanding of the importance of stabiliza…

Bank of America warned on Oct. 1 that oil could push over $100 a barrel for the first time in many, many years.

I am writing to share with my Fountain Hills neighbors that a high-quality, updated kitchen is within reach. Last holiday season a Huds Custom Design Floors coupon came in the mail. I decided to call for an estimate.

The election this fall has two items on the ballot: The Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Override and the District Additional Assistance (DAA) Override. These overrides provide funds for the schools with no additional cost to the taxpayer – they are continuation of current taxes.

Hi, Fountain Hills Community! My name is Sof Wycklendt and I am an alumni of Fountain Hills High School, class of 2021. I am the director of the first Alumni Association of Fountain Hills High School.

A preliminary plat was submitted for a subdivision at 16400 Log Lane. We are asking the Town to not grant any form of waivers, variances, cuts and fills or re-zoning resulting in the development of this single-family lot.

Like many Americans, I’ve one question for Anthony Blinken (US Secretary of State), Lloyd Austin (Secretary of Defense) and General Mark Milley (the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff). Whatever their answers should result in all three of them looking for new jobs.

Most differences of perceptions and opinions are because of an unclear understanding of terms. I urge everyone do their own dictionary search. The following are basic clarifications:

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Additional Assistance (DAA) Override and Maintenance and Operation (M&O) Override, both of which have traditionally been passed by Fountain Hills voters, are coming up for renewal.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Orwell’s allegory is becoming reality. Some human animals have convinced themselves they are more equal by intellect and wealth than the humble majority of humans. The human rights Americans died for are being demolished b…

We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g., China may already have the capability) or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating loss of life. There i…

A recent exchange with another letter writer addressed these questions: Why do politicians run for office? Who do they represent? Do politicians who claim to be “pro-business” ignore the interests of others? Do politicians who give 100 percent support to any interest group – pro-business or …

The Biden administration Afghanistan policy has finally awakened a few Democrats to the fact that our President’s first duty, to protect the nation, is being completely neglected.

I am a 60-year Republican and 12-year Independant voter. I extend my appreciation, gratitude and infinite respect to the many veterans who have served and are now serving in our armed forces.

This past Saturday, the gag reflex hit me – hard. On my TV screen I saw the Benghazi Death Squad trio together, again. That’s Barack, Hillary and Joe.

The Fountain Hills Theater has started a new season of in-person performances in the theater auditorium with a fabulous play by Neil Simon, “Rumors.” It is absolutely hilarious throughout and all of the actors performed extremely well. There were several new actors to this stage, plus one th…

I am somewhat amazed at the Safety Corridor signs that are surrounding the core center of our town. They indicate that there will be strict enforcement of our speeding laws and the violation of other laws. I thought that our enforcement officials were routinely enforcing all laws. Otherwise,…

This is addressed to the man who drives the blue truck decorated with obscene flags around Fountain Hills. I don’t know who you are. I don’t know anything about you.

Lady Liberty does indeed weep today for the fallen, of course, but mostly for her America which has been betrayed at the highest levels.

A letter in The Times this past week contains some inaccurate information. Reverse osmosis systems are extremely inefficient, using roughly three times the amount of water purified but do not use salt.

Americans cherish freedom, political persuasion notwithstanding. However, free people must be responsible people, not only for their own actions but also for the well-being of others.

“I want my freedom to die.” That is what the anti-vaxxers are screaming to the high heavens for. They want to be free to get sick, fill up the ICU beds overwhelming doctors and nurses, and make all our dedicated medical personnel watch them die for freedom.

When my daughter was a teenager (now 57), one of probably many things I said that irritated her the most was, when she would tell me something she wanted to do, I would say, “Well, it’s a choice.” I gave her the freedom to make her own choices, as long as she would not get emotionally or phy…

As a parent who attended the Aug. 25 school board meeting, I would like to respond to the call to public portion of that meeting.

The Sept. 7 Town Council meeting is expected to include consideration of updated zoning to cover the question: What is a hospital? This issue has generated a lot of public interest and attendance at meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

We do need more safe pedestrian crossing on our streets. There is no doubt about it. The problem with our town administration is that they do not know how to write contracts.

A great big thank you to the Town, and especially the Community Center staff. We usually have our blood drives in the Community Center but due to the renovation, we could not have the August drive there.

Now is the Town Council’s chance to improve the town and it will not cost a cent.

Most Americans wanted us to leave Afghanistan, but to do so with dignity. It was not well publicized, or known, that not one U.S. service member had died in Afghanistan in over 18 months (over a year and a half). Now, because of the hasty (and apparently ineptly planned) withdrawal, in the f…

I’m sick of the left making continuous drives to bribe Americans and law-breaking, illegal immigrants with a bucket full of welfare programs, paid for by hardworking businesspeople, with the intent to gain the welfare recipients’ vote.

Joe Bill presented a fascinating update on the status of the planning for the development of the International Dark Sky Discovery Center here in Fountain Hills at the last meeting of the Republican Club. What a magnificent “dream” that now is developing closer and closer to a reality.

Fountain Hills Medical Center, thank you for saving my life.

It sure would help if people who write opinions in The Times would download a copy of the meeting minutes. A little homework using would help to eliminate the guesswork and the “I seem to recall” statements. Council minutes are available to the public and they show discussions, vot…

A letter in this newspaper praised a local politician for having a “100 percent ranking from the Free Enterprise Club, a pro-business conservative business policies group.” The politician votes 100 percent for whatever the business group wants.

Rodney Gifford’s letter in last week’s Times (“Sweetheart deal”) contained a number of factual errors. Arizona’s use of private prison facilities is a sweetheart deal; but for the taxpayers, because non-partisan studies show that private prisons are less expensive.

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