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Letter: MVD office under staffed; public is under served
I noticed that the Arizona Dept. of Motor Vehicles office on 12th Street is very understaffed.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Letter: Which one is the real racial crime?
The police officer in the traffic stop is not guilty of a hate crime.

The man who shot the officers in Dallas is.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Letter: Process for choosing new council members leaves something to be desired
With the political season upon us, I feel it is necessary to write this letter urging our citizens to pay attention to the upcoming local elections, with the primary on August 30th.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Letter: 'Those who give up their personal freedoms for the sake of safety, deserve neither'
In response to the letter written by Bob Burke in Sunday's edition of your paper, Sunday, July 10, regarding the AK47 rifle, there were a number of falsies he presented to your readers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Letter: Clinton questions and quotes
Question: What do these three quotes have in common? 1. "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky." 2. "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." 3. "I never sent or received any classified information on my e-mails."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Letter: This one hardly passes the old smell test
At the May 17 City council meeting staff was directed by a unanimous vote to empanel a committee to look into the hangar land leases at the airport.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Letters: Laws are made for the little people
I think I get it when law professor Glenn Reynolds (U. Tenn) says "The laws are made for the little people."

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Letter: When talking rights of gun owners, misinformation is in abundance
Michael Westlund, in a recent guest editorial, expressed his disappointment at the increasingly louder chorus demanding sane gun safety regulations.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Letter: Public meeting would have benefited from having a public process
When we walked away at the end of the meeting, we were disappointed ...probably because we thought we would be at least heard - particularly because the meeting seemed to be the result of our request by our organization to the county for a "conditional use permit".

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Letter: Why no commercial development planned for highway frontage?
Why does I-17 and SR 260 frontage not allow for commercial development in the new general plan? Why is no one talking about this? It would be valuable for the paper to look into this topic.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Letter: We still need more volunteers for Cornfest
To all those brave souls that have already signed up, THANK YOU for volunteering for Cornfest. Remember this is your festival and we need all the help we can get; 82 spaces of 2-hour shifts and we are nowhere near our goal. Please consider helping us out once again this year.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Letter: Cooperstown should take a clue from Cincinatti Reds
I am very happy that Pete Rose got into the Reds hall of fame along with retiring his number for the Cincinatti Reds.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Letter: Politics as usual: Clintons will be Clintons
As usual, the Clinton's manage to leave a stain wherever they touch. A.G. Lynch's friendship with Hillary probably caused the lack of judgment that allowed presumptive "First Husband" Bill Clinton to board her plane in Phoenix.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Letter: Panhandlers should be required to get permit from city
Since panhandling seems to be a business for some of the participants, the city should require a paid permit for those who have this as a vocation.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letter: Why does everyone want to get rid of Lake Montezuma?
Can anyone tell me when Lake Montezuma, Arizona died? When will the obituary be for the community? It seems to have fallen off the map.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letter: GMOs should be required to appear on food labels
Some 64 countries REQUIRE GMO labeling on foods sold to their citizens, but that is not true in the U.S, where much of that food originates.  
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letter: Corpsmen are heroes to all Marines
In a stunning statement the U.S. Marine Corps revealed that, after intense investigation, one of the men in the iconic WWII Iwo Jima flag raising photograph has been misidentified.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letter: Garrison's wealth of experience a valuable asset for Verde Valley
Today I attended a Meet & Greet for Randy Garrison whose is running for Yavapai County, District 3 Supervisor. I have to say I really enjoyed meeting him and hearing his take on what will be needed for our future.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Letter: Very disappointed in our city leadership
With such a huge response in qualified candidates, the Mayor and Council chose their own, instead of seeking fresh voices and new perspectives. Very disappointed in our city leadership.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

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