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Editorial: Chagolla case a sorry excuse for justice served
This one reads like a horror story.

Or, a bad joke.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Editorial: City needs to stay ahead of game on Old Town parking
Expansion of Old Town Cottonwood's Tavern Hotel opened a can of worms that will only get worse unless the city devises sound strategies for sufficient downtown parking.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Editor: Best local education leaders are right in our own backyard
In all these examples, what is noteworthy is the fact that schools in the Verde Valley do not have to look far when searching for new leadership. The best choices for these positions more often than not exist right in our collective backyards.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Editorial: Common sense tips to avoid unpleasant encounter with police
The fallout from a 32-year-old Minnesota cafeteria worker being shot by a police officer during a traffic stop last week begs for a primer on what you should not do when pulled over by police.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Editorial: Media art program a great start toward realizing tech-ed potential in Verde Valley
Advancing career and technology education is not so much an issue of the technical opportunities that exist in the Verde Valley as it is in building relationships.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Editorial: First test of Safe Shopper Program shows exactly why we need this law
If this panhandler's only objective is to "make more money," go get a job.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Letter: How does jargon- infested administrative re-education help students succeed?
Your June 22 editorial, "We could use more leaders like Superintendent Goodwin, Mayor Currier," notes that politicians and bureaucrats are "famous for talking a lot but never saying anything of substance." I have noticed some educators in Cottonwood are particularly notable for an abundance of impressive verbiage that says little.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Editorial: Oliva del Rio a solid choice as new chamber CEO
One of the signs of a great organization involves a commitment to succession training.

In the case of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, whether by design or obvious opportunity, the chamber passes the succession test with flying colors.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Editorial: Legal eagles have to love the marijuana business
There is one medical marijuana grow facility in business now in Camp Verde on Old State Highway 279 and three more under construction.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Editorial: Hold your nose, political season is in full swing
A local politician last week described the coming month as one in which you hold your nose and dive in.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in that.

It's naïve to expect there to be wholesale honor and integrity in the election process. A few candidates pull it off, but many more choose the down-and-dirty route to political success.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Editorial: We could use more leaders like Superintendent Goodwin, Mayor Currier
Politicians and bureaucrats wrote the book on political correctness. They're famous for talking a lot but never saying anything of substance.

That's why it's so refreshing to listen to Camp Verde School Superintendent Dennis Goodwin and Jerome Mayor Lew Currier.

They leave no doubt about where they stand on any given subject.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Editorial: Yavapai College folks obviously need to have another meeting
There is a great newspaper editor in Maricopa who used to say, "It has to be a really good meeting to be better than no meeting at all."

For the record, she is legendary for getting things done. Right. The first time.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Editorial: A lesson in transparency, courtesy of Cottonwood
As we have noted in the past, there are those who love to lambaste the City of Cottonwood over its finances, with emphasis on the claim that the city does too much of its business behind the public's back.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Editorial: Political rules and the way candidates play the game
So here we are. Everyone who wants to be an elected official for everything from U.S. Senate to the Town Council in little Jerome, Arizona, has turned in their nominating petitions and made themselves a qualified candidate for public office.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Editorial: We're a better community today thanks to efforts of Lana Tolleson
The soon-to-be former President/CEO of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Lana Tolleson, was the very best kind of leader a community could hope to have.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Editorial: Lawyers closely watching taxing decision on vacation rentals
The primary beneficiary of any new law is an attorney of law.

Arizona's new law forbidding cities, towns and county governments from prohibiting vacation rentals in their communities is one sure to drum up business for lawyers.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Editorial: Meals on Wheels debate a good reason to have lunch together
It's probably long overdue for the town and staffs from the two senior centers to sit down and devote their full attention to the issue of the homebound senior meal program in Camp Verde and Beaver Creek.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Editorial: Camp Verde poised to become Verde Valley leader in marijuana industry
Camp Verde is poised to become the industry leader in the Verde Valley for production of medical - and potentially legal recreational-use -- marijuana.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Editorial: Camp Verde stand on marijuana grow houses truly is reefer madness
The big to-do about the location of medical marijuana grow facilities in Camp Verde has nothing to do with personal beliefs about marijuana.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Editorial: Outside consultants a necessity of business for city
If you are convinced there is indeed a rattlesnake under one of those bushes, have fun going through 9,000 or more purchase orders.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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