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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

Letter: Spinning numbers is nothing new for Yavapai College
Those of us who are concerned with the availability of college classes for residents of the Verde Valley should not be surprised by Dan Engler's May 10 editorial "Spinning Numbers at Yavapai College."
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Letter: Still safe, for now, from predatory lending
Arizona consumers are safe for another year from expanded predatory lending now that the legislature adjourned without enacting SB 1316, the Flexible Credit Loan bill.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Letter: Sedona National Monument: A proclamation by a monarch
The May 7th Verde Independent article, about how Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) has gone "under the radar" and has reinvented itself as Save Our Ancient Redrocks (SOAR), convinced me that MONARCHISTS (rhymes with anarchists) are still actively trying to undermine the right of Americans to be FREE.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Letter: Prop 123 is a bad deal that threatens future generation's educational future
School Trust money should be protected and not spent on pet projects. Where are the guarantees? Arizona citizens and k-12 students deserve better.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Letter: T-ball: a start in the right direction
There is something very positive, exciting and interesting going on in Camp Verde this spring. My great grandson is playing t-ball.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Letter: Prop 123 is short-sighted solution to long-term problem for AZ schools
Proposition 123 is NOT the way to fund Arizona's schools! It will mean LESS funding in the long run by spending the Arizona Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund at an unsustainable rate.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Editor: Sustainable recreation planning, watchable wildlife programs crucial to healthy Verde Valley
The cries of excitement sounded over Dead Horse Ranch State Park as a broad-winged hawk -- the first sighted in Yavapai County -- glided over the registration tents and information booths at the annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Letter: Failure of Prop 123 will mean massive cuts to K-12 education
The path forward for education funding in Arizona depends heavily on the outcome of Prop 123.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Letter: Collateral damage a natural consequence of war
With an unconscionable act of political cowardice, the Pentagon has decided to punish 16 members of our military for what their own investigation shows was an accident.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Our mailbag is full; readers sound off
Your recent editorial regarding the sharing of law enforcement duties in the community of Camp Verde hits the proverbial nail on the head.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Letter: Arizona has systematically created two-tier education system for haves, have-nots
About 20 years ago, I had lunch with a trusted educator and asked him if the Arizona state legislature was purposely trying to destroy the public school system. He assured me that was not the case.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Letter: Tobacco 21 movement a step in right direction for Cottonwood
I would like to provide you and community members with facts regarding tobacco 21. Tobacco 21 is an emerging policy strategy to reduce youth tobacco use by increasing the minimum legal tobacco purchase age from 18-21.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Obituary: Let's treat tobacco sales the same as alcohol
I am a member of YATCY (Yavapai Anti-Tobaco Coalition of Youth) and I would like to give you some more information about Tobacco 21 and why it is important.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Letter: Tobacco 21 is common-sense safety-first approach to problem
My name is Kaitlyn Williams and I am a member of the Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of Youth (YATCY) in the Verde Valley. I feel it is important to give you more information about Tobacco 21 and its importance to us and why we brought this proposal forward.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Letter: Cottonwood going down wrong path on under-21 tobacco ordinance plan
Cottonwood should not approve the misguided attempt to limit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Letter: Writer only addressed one side of the story
Linda Valdez, AZ Republic opinion writer, has written the story of her marriage to an illegal immigrant, his subsequent attainment of citizenship and higher education, and the rearing of a wonderful daughter. She says this gives her perspective of the illegal immigration issue from both sides. But she only writes about the issue from one side.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Letter: Your care, compassion made One Person, One Night Shelter Project a success
On behalf of the 75 individuals sheltered this past winter through the One Person, One Night emergency nighttime cold weather shelter project, we thank the community for its generous support and donation
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Letter: Puppy mills worst choice for bringing pet into your life
I would like to warn readers to NOT put cruelty on their shopping lists. No matter the reason they want their puppy, when they purchase puppies over the Internet, through newspaper ads or at pet stores, they are often unknowingly supporting a puppy mill.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Letter: Understanding what you vote on more important than simply voting
Not everyone should vote. But citizen should understand the issues and positions of those standing for election if they do exercise such a precious gift.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Letter: McCain, Flake need to support Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
Preventing genocide and atrocities is a bipartisan issue we can all agree on.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Letter: You can stand to take a lesson in humanity
So I wonder what made you choose him for this article. Is it appearance, or the fact that he is always walking around town?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Letter: SB1268, SB1400 would be real setback in pursuit of responsible water management
The Verde River Institute Board of Directors respectfully recommends that you veto SB1268 (adequate water supply requirements; municipalities) and SB1400 (county water supply provision; renewal).


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Letter: Arizona needs automatic voter registration and an all mail-in ballot
When we send our young men and women into battle, we tell them that they are defending our freedom. One of the most essential freedoms we have as Americans is the right to vote. Voting is a patriotic act.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Letter: Thanks to all for successful "Every 15 Minutes' program
The "Every 15 Minutes" Program is designed to show young adults the dangers associated with driving while impaired. The program has both real life experiences and scenarios, without the real life risks.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Letter: If given opportunity, college does support JTEDs
Valley Academy was created to keep all our administrators employed if the voters had voted to consolidate back in 2000, when it seemed like it was going to pass.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Letter: Does our community meet definition of 'Village that raises up a child?'
It Takes a Village, they say. It takes a village to raise a child.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Letter: Owners of aggressive dogs need to keep them restrained
My name is Caleb. I am a 15-year-old, 18-pound terrier mix. I was adopted from the Sedona Humane Society 14 years ago by a couple who live in Village of Oak Creek.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Letter: Changes obviously needed at VACTE
I would like to know, in all the years the Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education has been in existence, how many times has a board position been elected with a ballot?
Thursday, March 31, 2016


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