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Congratulations Graduating Classes/Students of 2020. We pray and trust the next part of your life's journey unfolds with grace. As I see these… Read more

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There is a looming crisis for children in Arizona, but it is not directly from COVID 19. Fortunately, children have largely been spared from t… Read more

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Sylvia Allen was elected to make decisions so she can represent the best interests of us voters in my northern Arizona district. Yet on the AZ… Read more

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As a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, I would be remissed if I did not respond to the remarks made by Mrs. Ethelbah-Case. As Indian … Read more

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On behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), I’d like to thank all those who work in nursing facilities -- doctors, nu… Read more

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As seniors, it’s easy to be nervous about our health care coverage until it’s put to the test. Last year, that test came when my husband neede… Read more

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The global travails of COVID-19 have afflicted millions and killed hundreds of thousands while concurrently ripping gaping holes in national a… Read more

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We are all experiencing a tremendous amount of difficulty as the impact of the Covid-19 virus is felt in our communities and around the globe.… Read more

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Let’s keep this simple. This may come as a surprise to some of you, and I can’t blame you. Conflicting information is everywhere, and it’s eas… Read more

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We are all the way into it now, all forms of media (rightly so) have blanketed us with the coronavirus situation. You can’t get away from it. … Read more

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I owned and operated The Christmas Tree Restaurant in Lakeside for thirty years and I am appalled that some people want our Summer visitors to… Read more

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You campaigned on the ideologies of an American people with the Constitution at our basis. You were voted into office on good faith that you w… Read more

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We hear so many dark and negative things in our world today and let’s face it, we are in some dark and uncertain times. We would like to start… Read more

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I would like to thank Alan Buchheit of Hatch Toyota for helping me with a window problem. My passenger side window had just got stuck staying … Read more

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I need to say thank you so vey much for the compassion and love shown to me when my heart was hurting so much with the decision to put my beau… Read more

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I'll admit that with all the information that seems to change daily about COVID-19, it's difficult to know what is correct. Read more

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I hope you have an open mind and heart reading this. My name is Timecka Yazzie, and I am a young indigenous woman. I take pride in both my Nav… Read more

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What are people thinking up here in Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside? This morning, my husband and I drove by Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart and s… Read more

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Businesses routinely look at loss prevention (like the receipt checkers at Costco). They must first check for suspected theft. If theft is fou… Read more

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In reading about how crowded local hiking trails have become in recent weeks, it occurred to me that maybe the silver lining of the COVID-19 c… Read more

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We are caught up in the perfect storm and concurrently languish in the grip of authoritarian leadership and science-illiterate protest. It is … Read more

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If America feared God as we fear the coronavirus, It would be a better world. America and the world's many problems are a result of sin.The Bi… Read more

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All 15 county recorders agree that they want to automatically mail a ballot to every registered voter and they have asked Gov. Ducey for this … Read more

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A state of panic is a perilous condition. Like war, the truth is always the first casualty. Once taken hold, a complete abandonment of reason … Read more

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I was always taught that in order to gain respect and be a good leader, you must lead by example. Don't ask others to do the work that you are… Read more

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I am the person who not only found and reported one of these despicable situations at the former home of Denise Blackwood, but also had to rem… Read more

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How typical of a narrow-minded Democrat to blame Trump and the Republican administration for "inadequate" response to the COVID-19 virus ("COV… Read more

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Let me make this simple enough for a first grader to understand, because it seems like that’s what’s needed here. A large part of Arizona is N… Read more

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Leslie Baker’s hilarious April 3 column was a much-needed break from all the depressing news. Her observations are spot-on (and politically in… Read more

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This is in response to “Yesterday’s News” in the April 3  Independent. At what point does a “frenzy” become legitimate? Those, like Ms. Baker,… Read more

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