LOCAL OPINIONS

Two Guns’ sordid history off Interstate 40

Along Interstate 40, nestled between Flagstaff and Winslow, is the ghost town of Two Guns. As you drive by, you may see the remnants of an old gas station, now nothing more than a repository of …

Mendivil: Supports Sen. McSally for Senate

I have been listening to the extremely aggressive and negative commercials that Mark Kelly is presenting against Sen. Martha McSally. I find them disturbing, especially when a lot of his quotes …

We’re moving a little faster back into the world

Well, not everyone is moving faster. Parents continue to juggle work and home-schooling responsibilities, many people are without jobs, too many business owners are struggling and the list goes on, …

Goncalves: Calls for president's reelection

An open letter to the person or persons who are stealing Trump lawn signs: I would like to know — what are you afraid of? Is the thought of President Donald Trump being reelected …

Importance of knowing safe surroundings

Do you know a safe person when you see one? Do you know the signs of an unsafe person? Do you know someone in your life who is always telling you what you should or shouldn’t do?

Scanlan: Calls out letter writer as ‘self righteous’

I would like the opportunity to respond to recent the letter by Kathleen O’Brien-Lawrence (“Merchants, masks, money madness,” Daily Independent, Sept. 14, 2020). First, there …

ADOT: Do us a favor and show your support for the South Mountain Freeway

Could we ask for a favor? We promise it’s easier than giving a ride to the airport or house sitting a cat. You see, we were pretty enthused last month when we learned that three ADOT projects …

Hochschartner: Calls for food research funding

I was pleased to learn the National Science Foundation recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to researchers studying cultured meat at the University of California, Davis. In case you don’t …

At-home poisons in the age of coronavirus

The Great Hand Sanitizer and Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 — our great grandkids are sure to read about it in their history books. COVID-19 has turned the world on its head more times than we …
The first bridge over the Little Colorado River was built in 1912. [Courtesy of ADOT]

Some big bridge history near little Cameron

As Arizona grew after becoming a state, so did the need for trappers, traders and prospectors to cross the Little Colorado.
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