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Wed, June 03

Editorial: Two sides to every story

Everyone has an opinion, whether it’s politics, sports, religion or how to make macaroni and cheese.

Often we don’t agree. We don’t have to.

Last week the Williams-Grand Canyon News ran a letter to the editor from a couple visiting Williams who had an issue with their cat going up a tree and not coming down. The couple called local first responders in an attempt to get the cat safely out of the tree, the calls proved unsuccessful.

There are varying opinions on how this matter could have been addressed. Our local law enforcement — the Williams Police Department, the volunteer fire department and animal control work hard to keep all of our pets safe and respond when they can.

Everyone is going to experience a particular situation through their own eyes. The couple with the cat obviously lost their cat and feel like they could have received more help. Local law enforcement does the best they can but they don’t always have enough resources at hand to take care of the problem. It’s evident the police department has a lot going on and are working really hard. The last thing they want to do is not help someone.

Letters to the editor are opinions of people who write in to us and don’t reflect the opinion of the Williams-Grand Canyon News.

Our job is to get the information to our readers and let them make their own decisions. As long as letters meet our terms and conditions — are not slanderous, libelous, calling names etc … we welcome them in our pages.

So send us your letters. We would love to see more of your opinions in the paper. You can send your letters to We look forward to hearing from you.

The Williams-Grand Canyon News encourages letter to the editor and guest column submissions. Please keep letters brief. Longer letters may be shortened. All letters and viewpoints are subject to editing, the news does not tolerate libel, slander or otherwise demeaning language. We encourage positive debate and discourse. Send your letters and viewpoints to: Loretta Yerian, managing editor, Williams-Grand Canyon News, P.O. Box 667, Williams, AZ 86046. Fax: 928-635-4887. Email:

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