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Letters: Typical liberal ability to distort data to their benefit
As usual, Mr. LaMaster, in his response to Mr. Barber's letter has shown the liberal ability to distort data to their benefit.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Letters: Unequaled in self-delusion; we still have a 'lawless' president
Gary LaMaster surely needs a new TV. His current one seems to be stuck on MSNBC. In his response to my letter, LaMaster compares the number of executive orders by Obama to other presidents.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Letters: Clarkdale appreciation for successful 2014 NNO
Editor:

The Clarkdale Police Department would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions. Their altruism ensured our best National Night Out event to date. Their benevolence is to be commended and greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Letters: Who is right is best satisfied by what is right
In 1977, residents of the Town of Jerome, as stated in the original Zoning Ordinance No. 177 "found it necessary for the welfare of the Town of Jerome that a Zoning Ordinance shall be enacted" The Ordinance as revised in 1997 covered "imposing regulations, prohibitions, and restrictions" that very specifically describe uses of "land for trade, industrial, commercial and residential or other purposes".
(2 comments)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Letters: Statistics are only as reliable as the statistician
It looked like a call to arms; that is Gary LaMaster's letter to the editor Aug. 15. It is full of the usual drivel about how great everything is going under the Obama Administration and how much better off we are, than when he took office ... according to somebody's "statistics."
(1 comments)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Letters: Thanks Coach Young for love of the players and the game
I would like to thank Derek Evans, new sports reporter, for the outstanding job he has done in his short time with Verde Valley Newspapers.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Letters: Whose failures?
In his letter of Aug. 13, Jim Barber describes what he considers the failures of President Obama. The problem is that, once again, Barber's ideology seems to get in the way of the facts.
(8 comments)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Letters: No action in bicycle death is not justice
Editor:

Far too often, when a bicyclist is killed by a motorist, the bicyclist is blamed. Even when the driver of the vehicle is the responsible party, the driver will frequently get off with a "slap on the wrist."
(9 comments)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letters: Fanning is the police chief Cottonwood needs
We have the Right Police Chief.

Jody Fanning spent his weekend grooming the softball fields for a local Softball Tournament this past weekend. His daughter, Tessa, helped, (two weeks after knee surgery), skipping along on one good leg and the other one in a full leg brace.
(5 comments)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letters: Obama failures confusing and dangerous
The President of the United States has three core duties. As Chief Executive Officer he is sworn to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
(6 comments)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letters: How can Cottonwood justify rate increase?
The City of Cottonwood is proposing an increase in water rates and related services. How can they justify that increase after just imposing a rate increase earlier this year?
(7 comments)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Letters: I'll take Clarkdale's political style any day
In it's 7/11 "Political apathy certainly not a problem in Jerome" editorial, the Verde Independent seems to be trying to compare kiwis, oranges, and grapes. From a newcomer's point of view, the towns in the Verde Valley all have their own, very distinctive styles.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Letters: Mark my words: property taxes await you
The amount of debt your mayor and Cottonwood city council officials have encumbered the residents of Cottonwood with could eventually lead to default on millions of dollars in bonds. Mark my words: property taxes await you. In the meantime, enjoy the hayride with your hero mayor.


(6 comments)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Letter: Time for a change at Yavapai College
Regarding the commentary about Verde Valley being underserved by Yavapai Community College.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter: Post-secondary education is a regional issue
During a recent meeting, a sitting Verde Valley mayor indicated to the rest of that municipality's governing council that they should only consider the benefits that Yavapai College brings to their town in deciding whether or not to adopt his proposed resolution regarding improved communications.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter: Different set of rules for Yavapai County?
We have recently become aware that Yavapai County Board of Supervisors held a work session in regard to a public vehicle access to the Verde River for the purpose of public kayaking and canoeing on the river. We understand that this property is owned by Yavapai


(1 comments)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter: Arizona needs mineral supplies to grow solar capacity
As Matthew Seeman's article, "Opening lands to renewable energy could make state a 'solar capital'," points out, Rep. Paul Gosar's bill to promote the development of renewable energy on public lands could greatly benefit Arizona's local and state governments.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter: The defense rests
Terrorism is usually committed by shadowy, anonymous thugs or their willing dupes. The 1972 bombing of a Pan Am 747, a 1973 attack on a Pan Am 707, we had to imagine those hateful faces.
(6 comments)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Letter: We serve the residents of Verde Village with respect, courtesy and friendliness
This letter is in response to M. Lloyd's letter of July 22, 2014. The Board of Directors and the Architectural Control Committee of the Verde Village Property Owner's Association (VVPOA) feel we must respond to Ms. Lloyd's vicious attack on our procedures, actions, and our permitting process.


(24 comments)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Letter: Hosting exchange students has been an absolute blessing
Sometimes our quick decisions mean the most.  Last June I casually mentioned to my husband that I have always wanted to host an exchange student.  


(2 comments)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: Corporate America has too much control of our lives ... and our dogs, too
Who's the boss? It seems that Corporate America has not only told us where to work, and how to work, but now they are dictating how we are to live.

It now seems that Corporate America is now going one step further and extending that to include our pets and their feces.


(7 comments)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: If it sounds too good to be true ...
After you give the Scam Artist the number on your claims card (also called a green dot card, similar to a gift card), he or she -- within 10-15 seconds -- takes out your money, or sells your name and phone number to other scam artists.  You're robbed of $499.
(3 comments)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: Questionable tactics by Verde Village Property Assn. Architectural Control Committee
I am writing this as I feel that all the Verde Village residents should be aware of the actions by a couple of directors/members of the Verde Village Property Owners' Association with regard to homeowners installing solar panels.
(19 comments)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Letter: Bad connections to alcoholism
The recent article on alcohol related deaths in Arizona ("Arizona ranked in top five for alcohol-related deaths") brought attention to a serious health and social problem.
(1 comments)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter: Our virtual world is fed to us by self-serving, ambitious people with personal agendas
The VI's editorial decrying Facebook's lack of respect for the users of its "free" social media service drew little debate. Apparently, there is consensus that what Facebook did was wrong. But how many users left Facebook in protest? How wrong must Facebook be before Facebook users are willing to express their displeasure with their virtual feet?
(6 comments)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter: Thank you for setting the record straight on Mingus football camp
A big Thank You to those who took the time to respond to my letter regarding the MUHS Football Team's trip to Irvine, California.
(11 comments)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Letter: Mingus did not pay a dime for athletes to attend camp
In response to: Do we really need to send high school athletes to California football camp?
(2 comments)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Letter: Still waiting for justice for Marisol Gonzalez
It's been over 17 years since my sister Marisol Gonzalez and her unborn child were murdered not far from home.
(1 comments)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Letter: Players must pay their own way
The Mingus Marauder football team (along with many other schools) attends a working camp each year in California. The majority of time at this camp is spent in long and intense practices. These players are up and practicing before many people have even made it to their morning coffee. They also practice late into the evening.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Letter: Players attend football camp without a single taxpayer dollar of support
Response to: "Do we really need ... California football camp." Mr. Edgley, your misguided letter in Wednesday's paper deserves a retraction, by yourself sir, immediately.
(2 comments)

Saturday, July 19, 2014


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