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Commentary: Demands of growth a constant challenge to Verde River
The Verde River flows continuously for nearly 140 river miles from its headwaters near Paulden to Horseshoe Reservoir about 40 miles southwest of Payson. Continuous flow depends upon the discharge of groundwater into the river over most of its course throughout the year.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Commentary: Thanks for the memories, Champ
Friday, Muhammed Ali died in a Phoenix hospital some 35 years after his last professional fight.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Commentary: The real budget facts for Cottonwood
It is that time of year again when the City of Cottonwood finalizes our budget for this next year and, as usual, there is much information about the budget that gets distributed through the media and other sources.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Commentary: Working together to develop Arizona-Mexico trade
Mexico is Arizona's largest trade partner with almost $17 billion worth of goods traded between the two. In 2015, Arizona exports of goods to Mexico totaled $9.2 billion.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Commentary: Passage of Prop. 123 an important first step forward
Arizona's educators and students are our state's greatest resource, and regardless of how you voted on Proposition 123, we deeply appreciate your daily efforts to ensure every student has access to a world-class education.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Commentary: Choose to be true to the best that is in you
A moment of decision occurred for me two years ago when I decided to return to school full time 35 years after graduating from high school. I'm sure many of you agree with me when I say that attending Yavapai College has been one of the best decisions of our lives.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Commentary: Spinning numbers at Yavapai College
Getting an answer to questions about the Verde Campus will not get answered until the college routes it through a research department to find the best possible spin
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Commentary: Abundant thanks to all for the rewarding journey of teaching
As a teacher, you attempt to plan for all potential outcomes with your students, but I was not quite ready for the opportunity to thank all those responsible when I was recently chosen as the 2016 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Commentary: An opportunity to serve and to learn
As business owners, volunteers or employees of service organizations, members of the faith community, or simply caring individuals, we do take in the stranger, feed those who need food, shelter folks from the cold, share water or clothing and provide jobs and friendship as we are able.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Commentary: There are 42 character counts in this headline
As our society becomes more and more paperless, you have to wonder if cursive writing will one day be about as useful as knowing what points and picas are.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Commentary: Best practices for government spending transparency
As taxpayers, our attention to government spending is typically peaked this time of year.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Commentary: Death and Taxes
More good news. While some areas of economic opportunity may be sputtering, the tax code is booming. According to the Commerce Clearing House, Title 26 ballooned to 74,608 pages in 2014. That's seven times more pages than the bible.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Commentary: 2016 the year to play political race card
The word of the year in politics is "anger." And many backers of Donald Trump are outraged about their economic conditions and prospects.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Guest Commentary: Norela Harrington We all have role in advancing career, tech education locally
There are many young people who are not succeeding in the traditional classroom. Career and Technical training can be the path to productive, and fulfilled lives.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Commentary: Thanks to you, it's no longer the 'Dirty Verde'
Four years ago, when Friends of Verde River Greenway and the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition partners began their unprecedented effort to reduce and remove invasive plants from the Verde River and its tributaries, we were often asked by the public, our local youth and field crew members, "why would you want to work on the Dirty Verde?"
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Commentary: College to blame for disparity in JTED opportunities
The College has responded to recent community pressure and opened a small culinary training program in Camp Verde and returned welding and a couple other CTE courses to the Valley. But little else.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My Turn: Mago Park land use clearly incompatible with zoning; shows serious flaws in Cottonwood city government
As we begin a new year, it seems appropriate to ask this timely question:

Could things get any weirder in Cottonwood?

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Column: Christmas Story
AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Turn: The need for health insurance reform
I am honored to be representing District One in this Congress, and I am determined to make Greater Arizona’s voices heard in Washington. My family has been in the district for four generations, and I want to make sure that our values and ideas are part of any national debate.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Turn: Two holiday shopping tips: Think practical and buy local
Who hasn’t been impacted by foreclosures, loss of jobs, store closings, and soaring gas prices? And just like clockwork, here comes the holidays with those unneeded financial demands.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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