I want to take this opportunity to let folks know my heartfelt thanks for nominating and voting for me for the Fountain Hills Chamber “Volunteer of the Year” award. I accepted this honor on behalf of all volunteers everywhere, as we know they are the backbone of any strong community.

There have been so many Fountain Hills places and individuals that have been so generous in volunteering hours, goods and funds.

I feel we are truly blessed to have the new Fountain Hills Medical Center on Saguaro in our town. I had an overnight stay there recently and was treated like royalty. They diagnosed my illness and treated it immediately with all the proper procedures in place and no waiting.

“Punish first, even if there is no crime,” said the King. “But I am innocent,” said the accused. “I committed no crime.” “All the more reason for the punishment,” said the King.

A recent letter stated, “The nation's gaze is on Arizona and it is not in good regard.” Our esteemed legislature has offered up some two dozen “election protection” bills and is in the process of counting 2.5 million Maricopa County votes, one at a time, in an attempt to ferret out the “mass…

Biden’s first State of the Union was an incredible missed opportunity to address the ongoing concerns some Americans have over the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

The filibuster is the only non-partisan tool left in the box. We should be proud that our Senator, Kyrsten Sinema, is standing up to the bullies in Washington who are trying to crush her.

As a gay male and knowing full well the face of stigma, discrimination and injustice, I applaud the recent verdict regarding justice for George Floyd.

I am struck by the absolute irony of our town government. In the February retreat they discuss allowing detox facilities in our commercial zoning districts, including C-1. It was quite obvious no one has direct experience with one of these. I have, and no good can come of it.

Scientists say the way to avoid catastrophic global warming is to lower atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to below 350 ppm (parts per million). The world hit a record 421 ppm on April 3.

The nation’s gaze is on Arizona and it is not in good regard.

I used to be a Republican, but the Arizona Republican Party has gone crazy. First it was the voter conspiracy, “Stop the Steal.” Then it was the efforts to get the Attorney General and others to change the results of the presidential election. Several court cases alleging fraud were dismisse…

Following the town budgeting process for the next fiscal year reminds me that many residents do not truly understand the sources of the town’s revenues and how they may be spent.

Kudos to Mayor Ginny Dickey, Rev. Larry Fultz and the Mayor’s Youth Council for their efforts in obtaining Golden Rule designation for the Town of Fountain Hills.

To echo Beth Murphy’s April 7 opinion, widen Shea to three lanes? Why?

In Arizona and Georgia, multiple bipartisan audits, voting machine checks and scores of court judgments have concluded the November 2020 election was one of the cleanest in American history. Governor Ducey stood up for the outstanding integrity of our election process, but unfortunately has …

Your photo display entitled “A weekend filled with music and art” on page 8A of the Wednesday, April 14, edition was quite eye-catching. So eye-catching that I noted only one person (upper right corner) wearing a mask.

I had an unfortunate episode last week that required me to visit the emergency room at our new Fountain Hills Medical Center on N. Saguaro Blvd. What a relief, not to have to be driven all the way along Shea to get the necessary assessment and care.

A letter by Larry Zuiker titled “Gun Deaths” asks the question, what would you be willing to accept to stop the killing of Americans by Americans? Well, I ask what would we do if the criminals learned that we didn’t have guns? What would stop them from breaking into houses or mugging people …

Here I am with my personal “newsletter” to our Representative David Schweikert. Your Roundtable discussion about telemedicine from the perspective of physicians, hospitals and medical administrators was interesting. Thanks to every participant. It might have been disruptive to invite an offi…

I would like to congratulate Valerie Dehombreux for seven wonderful years serving as our principal of McDowell Mountain Elementary School in our Fountain Hills School District! Ms. Dehombreux (or “Ms. D,” as the students and teachers affectionately call her), you will be dearly missed and we…

As a 20-year disaster mental health volunteer for the Red Cross, I participate yearly in the “Sound the Alarm” campaign in April and May. In usual times, we would go to neighborhoods where there might not be any fire alarms in the house and install those at no cost to the resident of the home.

Thursday, at a large gathering in Fountain Hills, I had the pleasure of hearing the keynote speaker, our Vice Mayor David Spelich.

I’ve been a season ticket holder with the Diamondbacks since their first game in March of 1998. Here’s part of the correspondence I sent to them this week.

Companies provide goods or services to consumers hoping to make a profit. Political entities affect governance by promoting candidates and lobbying politicians to advance an ideology. It is equally appropriate for companies to support candidates and policies as do individuals or groups of ci…

In case you missed the news, Procter & Gamble has partnered with a Chinese state-run (Communist Party) group to come up with technology that will bypass Apple’s privacy initiatives.

Cellular providers don’t enjoy the power of eminent domain. T-Mobile must persuade our governing agencies, surrounding neighbors and landowner to allow modification of the existing wireless communication concealment shroud currently disguised as a flagpole at 16239 E. Ironwood Drive, the Fou…

If you're following the news or you’re on social media or talking to friends and neighbors, you have certainly heard about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.

What would you be willing to accept to stop the killing of Americans by Americans? In 2019, 23,941 gun-related deaths in the U.S. were suicides while 14,414 were murders. By the end of 2019, there were 417 mass shootings in the U.S. Thirty-one of those shootings were mass murders. Those shoo…

Thank you Will Watson, of Whoops Garage for Hair, for coming to my home and giving me a wonderful haircut and style. Not only that, I want to publicly commend you for your friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and skill.

As the State Legislature moves away from work on bills and toward the budget, it is considering a significant change to the state income tax system.

Responding to letters titled “Masks” from Ron Vogel and Alexander Boutselis. Both letters aggressively denigrate the character and reputation of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and served under seven presidents.

Edward Zerambo’s letter in last week’s Times (Voter Rights) criticizing my limiting testimony on a bill in the legislative committee that I chair and his absurd statement that I voted on behalf of another member demonstrated a lack of knowledge concerning legislative protocol and procedures …

In October, 17 people met in a Phoenix park to protest. Some knew each other; others were strangers who came in response to a flyer.

Joe Biden’s calling Georgia’s election law requiring photo ID to vote “Jim Crow on steroids” is a clear attempt to divide our nation along racial lines. To say it is racist to prove who you are to vote is absurd. Is it racist when we are asked to show an ID to buy alcohol, board a plane, ren…

The dysfunction at America’s southern border is the manifestation of progressive elitists forcing their beliefs on a society that no longer blindly accepts their selfish propaganda and narratives. Americans believe who they are and what they see, not what some politician or media mouth conju…

Hello, all baseball fans. I love the sport and playing games with my children at Golden Eagle Park.

To my readers, critics and advocates alike, the Socialist Party USA strives to establish a radical democracy that places people’s lives under their own control – a classless, feminist, socialist society free of racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia, in which people cooperate at work, at …

I think widening Shea to three lanes would be a big mistake and wasted money.

Carol and I recently joined the many puppy- and dog-loving owners in town with our goldendoodle puppy, Oakley.

The Washington Post gave Mr. Biden four Pinochios for his “Jim Crow” description of Georgia’s election laws, but he keeps on being the politician he has been for 50 years and relentlessly will not give us a break from politics.

After reading the letter, “Teacher Experience” in last week’s edition, I am obligated to respond. The letter’s writer, Cindy Couture, is a retired Fountain Hills High School teacher. Actually, she taught English to my now-grown daughter and son. Based upon that exposure, I can attest that sh…

What if everyone voted? Arizona has the opportunity to be in the forefront of broad voter participation, rather than being a leader in restricting the franchise. As the Supreme Court weighs Brnovich v. DNC and Arizona Republican Party v. DNC, and our State Legislature slogs through 24 Republ…

During a recent legislative session, our Arizona House Representative, John Kavanagh, “cut off public comment on Senate Bill 1713 while a number of people were still in line to testify” and "after ending public comment, Kavanagh also tried to cut off Rep. Athena Salmon, D-Tempe, as she spoke…

I had to respond to last week’s letter to the editor from Jeff Dover, regarding socialism. His opinions are not based on facts about most Socialist countries. I am really confused about where he got his information.

Fountain View Village would like to thank everyone who participated in our BBQ fundraiser for Fearless Kitty Rescue on March 18!

Yet another tragic mass shooting, this time in Colorado. As Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff and then Mayor of Chicago – which, by the way, has the highest number of murders of any U.S. city – famously stated, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Gun control makes us less safe. Bad guys disobey many laws, leaving the good guys defenseless. In response to the recent Boulder, Colo., shooting, remember Colorado has significant gun control laws already in place.

Alex, thank you for pointing out the fables spread by the “ expert,” Dr Fauci, about the mask mandate.

I have lived in Fountain Hills for over 28 years and wondered, at the time, if we really needed a Community Center. Over time I have found myselfgoing to the center more and more for one thing or another, and I really feel it is one of our town’s foremost locations and that there probably is…

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