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Letter: DMV needs to rethink this ludicrous policy
This is in response to Mr. Larry Watkin's letter in the January 24th issue of The Verde Independent.  I too am an Army veteran of some 32 years, and know many, many other veterans of all branches of service. 
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letter: Toys for Tots generosity took the load off Santa Claus
The Verde Valley Toys for Tots Committee wishes to thank all those who helped us provide bags of toys for over 1200 children in need.  


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letter: Thanks for the memories? Maybe not!
2016 will be an election year for the Cottonwood City Council, which is comprised of the mayor, vice mayor and five council members.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: We'd be better off to rent grocery carts
Several months ago, maybe even a year plus, in the Arizona Republic, a Mr. Robert Leger published a very much needed and biting note about grocery carts scattered all over parking lots.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Letter: Your donations directly benefit Old Town Mission
A huge thank you from the staff at the Old Town Mission Thrift Store for the many donations of clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Letter: Public has right to all information in least expensive, most convenient source -- our newspaper
To allow these public notices to be buried in the internet in some obscure website is a travesty and a disservice to the public.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Letter -- Smoking gun: How about enforcing current laws before you create new ones?
This is in response to the last paragraph of "Cottonwood asked to raise smoking age to 21" that appeared on page 5 of the Verde Independent on Friday, January 22, 2016.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Letter: Employee costs are first place to go to solve budget woes
Pertaining to the front=page story "Taxing times for Cottonwood" and the accompanying editorial (01/15/16), I so agree with the premise you set forth.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Letter: Who carries their DD214?
This is my experience with the DMV in Cottonwood on Jan. 13.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Letter: What's up with Sedona gas prices?
I still cannot understand how the price of gasoline is so high in Sedona.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Letter: I'll take an old 327 Chevy any day
Kudos to Dan Engler for an outstanding editorial, Verde Independent January 13, page 7, about the mile run.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Letters: You failed on court of public opinion and common sense
Might I help you with some basic math? If you believe in 3-percenters (function of individuals involved in original American revolt for sovereignty), your effort in Burns, Oregon falls short.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Letter: City of Cottonwood well compensated for services it provides to non-residents
In the Verde Independent's Jan. 15 editorial, "Tough Times for the City of Cottonwood...", you state that, "...the city is unique in that it serves a population well beyond the city limits and receives no support for such services from the county or from or other nearby municipalities whose residents are beneficiaries of such services."
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Letter: Is it a gun problem or mental health lapse
Mona Charen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, shows in her article (Gun debate reveals bad journalism, bad politics, AZ Rep, 1/11/16) that there are no ethics involved when the anti-gun lobby gets on their soap box.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Letter: How has it come this far?
The Supreme Court has just heard arguments on whether public employee unions can collect fees from non-union workers.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Letter: Cornville Secret Santa gets better every year
We would like to extend a Huge, heart-felt Thank You to everyone who donated to the 8th annual Cornville Secret Santa!
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Letter: If it walks like a duck
If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. And what about Donald Trump?
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Letter: Use common sense, prevent a tragedy
With the arrival of winter, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts have seen a significant uptick in the number for fires related to fireplaces, woodstoves, and other heating devices. 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Letter: The journey is complete; Kudo finished the race
It is with great sadness that we share with you our loss of Kudo, our retired Pet Therapy Dog. 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Letter: Let's not forget our own immigrant heritage
David Perrell's letter to editor (01/03) misunderstands and misinterprets "What would Jesus do about immigration" , the syndicated column (12/20) by Cokie and Steven Roberts.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Independents want to be heard
Did you know that 1.2 million Arizonans are registered Independents?
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Letter: The 'real war on science'
In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, "there you go again," with another duplicitous pastiche from the Roberts team (VI, Jan 1).
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Letter: Where are the Angel Trees?
I have to ask where are the Angel Trees? Not only for the young, but for the elderly.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Letter: 'Political blather'
It seems that, with each instance, the Cokie and Steve Roberts political blather is becoming more absurd. "What would Jesus do...?" (VI, Dec. 20) may have reached the epitome.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Letter: Thank you, Cornville
The Cornville Historical Society extends appreciation to everyone who supported the 10th Annual Holiday Fundraiser at Indian Creek Ranch on Dec. 13.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Letters: I could not have asked for better service
On Dec. 8, my husband went down and out unbeknownst to us at the time, with blood clots in both lungs.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Letters: Independents will be shut out in Presidential Preference Election
About 36 percent of Arizona's voters, Independents, will be disenfranchised in the March 22 Presidential Preference Election (PPE), whereby registered voters of participating, recognized political parties cast their vote for who they prefer the Arizona delegates cast their vote for at their party's national convention.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Letter: Clothe a Child program a great success thanks to you
The Kiwanis Club of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley once again wishes to thank all who have helped contribute to the success of To Clothe a Child. Over the past 30 years, 650 children in the Verde Valley have been clothed. These children are selected by the health aides in our local public grade schools.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Letter: 80 candles was best birthday ever
My 80th birthday celebration was one of the highlights of my life because of you.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Letter: Your kindness a testament to what Christmas season is truly about
Wednesday Dec. 16, 2015, my husband and I were in line at Walmart when a very nice lady approached me wanting to pay for our purchases.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015


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