Archive for the 'Payson' Category

Medical Emergency Gives Special Meaning to Thanksgiving

Mike Padgett -

Nov. 23, 2010 Every day at sunset, a shy bird flies to our patio and rings our bronze bell. And two days ago, a nurse did a happy two-step to help celebrate my medical progress. These are two of life’s little joys that I probably would have overlooked in the past. But a recent medical […]

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Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

Mike Padgett -

March 21, 2010 EDITORIAL Are Arizona’s leaders, struggling with an overpowering deficit, downsizing state programs too far? Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the state’s fiscal 2011 budget of $8.9 billion, which is a reduction of  $1.1 billion. Budget supporters called the new budget a streamlining of state government. Critics say it is hardhearted, with […]

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Arizona’s Sunrise Walks and Wildlife, Chimichangas and Historic Buildings

Mike Padgett -

March 7, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Just a few of my Arizona favorites: A lone bull elk grazing on the lawn early one November morning as I stepped out of El Tovar Lodge at Grand Canyon. I never had seen a bull elk, much less been so close to one. Lunch at the Arizona Biltmore […]

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