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Letter: Volunteeers needed for Camp Verde Cornfest
The annual Corn fest will soon be here. July 15 and 16th. As usual we are short on volunteers this year, especially after the rain storm last year.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter: Joens ' work as mayor speaks volumes of the work she will do as supervisor
As a long time resident of Cottonwood, I believe I can say with certainty that Diane Joens has done a great job as Mayor of Cottonwood. If one looks back on her accomplishments as Mayor that benefit all the residents of Cottonwood and surrounding Verde Valley, they become almost too numerous to mention. water, sewers, library, rec center, outstanding police and fire departments, a stable economy, respect from our neighbors and for that matter the whole state, and much more.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter: Terrorist activites usually the work of terrorists
The atrocities such as the one in Orlando will continue until our President recognizes the cause.

They are not caused by gun owners. They are caused by terrorists!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter: Thank you for your kindness
We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who came out to support, play, and volunteer for the 3rd Annual Mike's 12-Pack Softball Tournament. In addition, we would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses who donated to make the tournament possible.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter: Yes, I am running for mayor, and yes, I am a resident of Cottonwood
Recently, my candidacy for Mayor has become grist in Cottonwood's rumor mill so I'd like to dispel myths in circulation. I am running for the office, I am fully committed to serving one, four-year term and my candidacy is legitimate, as I reside in Mesquite Springs.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Letter: Cottonwood Dog Park no place for pit bulls
I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read that pit bulls will now be allowed in Cottonwood's dog park (Independent 6-12-16). Anyone wanting the truth about the difference between other dogs and this specific breed need simply visit the websites www.DogsBite.or and www.animals24-7 (pitstop archives). The facts are all there.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Letter: Thanks to all for success of Birdies for Babies golf event
I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the House of Ruth to thank everyone who participated in the second annual Birdies for Babies golf event at Sedona Golf Resort benefiting House of Ruth.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: A sad day for our nation with too many unanswered questions
Question comes to mind: when does the survival instinct kick in?
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: Pride in our community
We would like to take this opportunity to give a big THANK YOU to Yavapai Sand and Gravel for donation of the cement for our Community Stage behind the Town Ramada.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: States failing their transgender citizens
The horrible event that occurred in Orlando this week is just one more reminder of the prejudice that exists against the LGBTI community. And no part of this community is more discriminated against than the transgender community.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: Curious on cannabis? Consider this
A recent letter concerning "marijuana" inspired me to offer a counterpoint on Cannabis. Even the name 'marijuana' has a bit of history that many may not know. That slang name was given to cannabis in the early days of prohibition in hopes that it would play on people's fear of foreign sounding things.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letter: Current consensus is previous consensus was wrong
I chuckled when I read the title the VI put on my last letter. I figured there might be a response from people who read what they expect to read, not what is written, and, sure enough, there were some Facebook comments that cry for replies. Since I don't do Facebook comments, I hope the VI will publish my replies.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letter: Is transgender vet with a foot, leg or arm missing any less the hero?
Not every veteran qualifies for medical care through the VHS. The vet must have a service connected disability ranging from 20% to 100% and includes both mental and physical aspects.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Letter: Thank you for your kindness
We wish to extend a heartfelt thanks for the prayers, blessings, hugs, cards and encouraging words and to the friends and family who attended and brought the great desserts to Frank's celebration.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Letter: There is scientific consensus global warming has occurred and human activity is a factor
Jon Hutchinson, reporting on hot times at Tuzigoot June 3, 4, and 5, informs us "the National Weather Service does not get into the global warming debate."

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Letter: No thank you to Meals on Wheels
The Camp Verde Senior Center is proud to provide seniors from all over the Verde Valley, 55 and over, to wonderful home cooked meals.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Letter: Legalizing marijuana clearly a bad idea
Having completed a Ministry at the Camp Verde Detention Center,I was able to talk to many inmates in the Center for Drugs.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Letter: Let's keep the feds out of state issues!
The Obama administration is directing schools nationwide to allow transgender students to use restrooms matching their gender identity. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Letter: Is it too much to ask for a little peace and quiet
I enjoy freedom and exhilaration of motorbike ride as much as next rider, but many motorbikes are just to loud to ride in or near residential areas.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Letter: Give me compassionate freedom at my life's end
As a retired nurse and as a son who watched is mother die, I have seen suffering at the end of life.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Letter: Making sense of Cottonwood Airport leases
I wanted to respond to Bob Richards' letter to the editor regarding his comments about the airport leases and the city's involvement with the FAA.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Letter: Community better served getting its news from National Lampoon
I would like to comment on Wednesday's editorial about medical marijuana grow facilities.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thank you, Safeway, for giving everyone an equal chance
Those people are very friendly to customers and eagerly always ready to help them. All of them smile to the customers and warmly welcome them in the store.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Letter: Airport lease situation a real mess for Cottonwood
In a recent Cottonwood City Council meeting approximately 2 hours was spent discussing, and probably a bit of cussing, regarding airport leases and sundry other issues with the airport.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Letter: Electronic signs on I-17 is quick fix for AZ 179 traffic jam
After watching another holiday weekend with increased traffic on 179, one of the ideas that should be considered and were submitted last fall is to provide electronic signs at key locations on I-17.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Letter: Together we are making 'Dorothy's Dream' a reality
Thank You to Community from CVLE The Camp Verde Library Endowment (CVLE) book sale location, on Main St, Camp Verde, has closed its doors.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Letter: Thank you for making Bea Richmond event a success
The Camp Verde Kiwanis Club's fourth annual Bea Richmond 5K Walk/Run on April 30th was a great success in spite of the cold blustery conditions.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Letter: Thanks to all for great job on highway cleanup
I wish to thank the following individuals for their assistance in cleaning up the VVPOA section of the highway 260 cleanup on Saturday, 5/28: Gene Carrigan, Debra LaFrance, David Nelson, Nancy Bowman, Colleen Maktineks, Stephan Barber. Cary Houghton, Chuck Maier, Dale Torger, Charles Mackey, Gordon Bice, Greg Gill, and Roy Buck.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Letter: Dismal outlook for Cottonwood's financial future
The current proposed City of Cottonwood FY 2017 documents are being presented in a way that makes it more difficult to compare the proposed level of expenditures to income (revenues) that includes the cost of pensions and other fringe benefits and are extremely misleading. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Letters: A Great Big Thank You!
I want to give a great big thank you to my family and the Busich family for a great birthday party. They made all the arrangements, cooked all the food, decorated and chose a great band - and, they didn't even WANT or NEED my advice!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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