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Editorial: Thanksgiving hope for 'good understanding' still survives
Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Editorial: Will Thunder Valley Rally go the way of Rhythm & Ribs?
It would be great if our economic development efforts resulted in all kinds of new business and industry flocking to Cottonwood with high-paying jobs.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Editorial: College decision actually saved film school program
One of the recurring themes of how Yavapai College has turned its back on the Verde Valley involves the college's digital filmmaking program formerly based in Sedona.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Editorial: Police officers as EMTs just another way Jerome gets it done
In a town with perhaps fewer resources than any other in Arizona, Jerome's 450 town residents always find a way to get it done.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Editorial: Transfer station a regional service that should be regionally subsidized
The fiscal hole Cottonwood finds itself in with its solid waste transfer station most likely means those who use the service will have to pay more.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Editorial: Confederate Flag not representative of Cottonwood's racial compass
The off-and-on flying of the Confederate Flag in front of the Barter Inn in Old Town Cottonwood speaks volumes about the kind of community we are ... and the kind of community we are not.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EDITORIAL: U.S. Veterans! You are America
It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Editorial: Tough job ahead in deciding city's next police chief
As Cottonwood continues to narrow the field in its search for a new police chief, those tasked with the job have to decide whether it's best to hire from within or tap into the talent of an outside agency.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Editorial: Council misgivings over marijuana grow house disingenuous
There was some sentiment from council members about being conflicted over the vote ... that they did not feel good about it ... that it was a lose-lose proposition.

And then they voted in favor of the expansion.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Editorial: Repeated recalls only diminish Camp Verde's economic potential
Using the threat of recall to enhance a community's economic development makes about as much sense as filling your gas tank with water.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Editorial: Unfortunately we don't get to vote on property development decisions
OK, we'll let you in on a little secret about our social media news strategy.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Editorial: Plan to boost school funding far from being a done deal
The greatest confidence builder in government occurs when citizens believe those in power are treated the same as the rest of us.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Editorial: Student voice badly needed in trying to find 'fix' for Yavapai College
The effort to find out what the community wants and expects from Yavapai College has yielded a lot of opinion during the past year.

It's primarily been the opinions of a lot of people with gray - even white - hair.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Editorial: Will Cottonwood cultivate marijuana grow business?
Typically the goal when establishing a new industry in a community is to grow the business.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Editorial: Clarkdale-Jerome override, Mingus bond, are justified; deserve voter support
With last week's ballot blunder in the rear-view mirror, new ballots for the Mingus Union bond vote and Clarkdale-Jerome override should now be in voters' hands.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Editorial: Confusion is to be expected with three school districts
Last week's ballot snafu involving the Mingus Union bond vote wasn't the first time we've seen such human error with education elections in the Upper Verde.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Editorial: NAU shooting hits much too close to home
Friday's shooting and resulting homicide on the Northern Arizona University campus represents our worst fears a little too close to home.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Guest Editorial: Follow voter-approved directive to solve state's education funding woes
Dear Governor Ducey and Members of the Arizona State Legislature:

Educators working in school districts in communities all across Arizona are encouraged by the renewed attention to the underfunding of K-12 public education.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Editorial: How will dominoes fall once '89 and Vine' becomes reality?
It's been years since the Verde Valley has seen a massive home and commercial building project.
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Editorial: Constable snafu points to need for restructure of county, state government
So, our constable got in trouble this week.


Yep, that's right. We have a constable in the Verde Valley. You should know that because you elected him.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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