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Editorial: How will dominoes fall once '89 and Vine' becomes reality?
It's been years since the Verde Valley has seen a massive home and commercial building project.
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Guest Column: Why reinvent wheel when it's rolling just fine?
Remember Bert Lance? Probably not. But, you may remember what he said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Editorial: Constable snafu points to need for restructure of county, state government
So, our constable got in trouble this week.


Yep, that's right. We have a constable in the Verde Valley. You should know that because you elected him.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Letter: How can he be so wrong, so often?
Columnist Bret Stephens (WSJ, Opinions, 9/29/15) recently detailed the following Obama foreign policy claims. "The tide of war was receding. Al Qaeda was on a path to defeat. ISIS was a 'jayvee' team. Iraq was an .administration success story. Bashar Assad's days were numbered.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Letter: Rotary Duck Race a major success
Good job to all! In my book, the Duck Race was a huge success. You all make it look so easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you! The day went as planned. It was a beautiful day.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Letter: Good Samaritans still exist today
Many thanks to the nice lady who helped me this morning{9-29} at the Bashas' parking lot.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Letter: Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world
Many of us are lifelong residents of Arizona and as retired teachers know of the great need for your support on these upcoming ballot issues.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Letter: Historically challenged historical society
The Arizona Historical Society, now a state agency, proudly boasts that it was founded in 1864.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Letter: Converting treated wastewater to Class A+ water decreases reliance on groundwater
Congratulations to the City of Clarkdale on winning an award for converting Class B wastewater to Class A+ water.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Letter: Take pride in Mingus Union High School with yes vote on bond issue
I'm a big fan of Mingus Union High School. My two daughters graduated from Mingus and both, I feel, had a great well-rounded education there.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Letter: Thank you for your kind and generous support
I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the House of Ruth, to thank everyone who participated in the Birdie for Babies Golf Tournament benefiting House of Ruth.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Letter: College forum only presents one side of issue
Response to September 26th article "OLLI to present program by Sedona Verde Valley Red Rock National Monument Coalition"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Editorial: Talk about a story with happy ending
You see a lot of trends in this business of ours. People get excited about a cause. They form a team of volunteers. They are active for a while and then the zest for volunteerism fades.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Editorial: District 3 county race has potential live up to 1992 barn-burner
You have to go all the way back to 1992 to find a county supervisor election in the Verde Valley that provided suspense and intrigue.

In '92 - when there were only three supervisor districts in Yavapai County - local incumbent Carlton Camp won a nail-biter against a bigger-than-life personality named Tom Mulcaire.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Letter: Remembering Yogi Berra and Vince Lombardi
I remember Yogi Berra because I met him in 1975.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Letter: A 'monumental mistake'
I want to urge the residents of the Verde Valley to NOT SUPPORT the proposed National Monument (SVVRRNM). Designation of this area as a National Monument would be a monumental mistake.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Editor: Value of Thunder Valley Rally cannot be underestimated
There are two primary schools of thought on successful small town economic development. One, of course, is to bring new business, and jobs, to town. The other is staging events that bring out-of-town revenue to a community's existing businesses.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Letter: 'Lack of effort' has electorate angry
The Republican leadership believes itself to be between a rock and a hard place concerning defunding Planned Parenthood, rightly perceiving that the media will blame them for a government shutdown if it comes to that.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Letter: Where were traffic cops during Thunder Valley Rally?
I just called the Cottonwood Police Dept. I asked them why these outlaw bikers are permitted to speed up and down our streets.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Letter: It's been a great run of selfless service
I, "Kudo", a Registered Pet Partner (and a member Pet Therapy Program at The Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC), want to thank my original family for their selfless action 9 1/2 years ago.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Letter: What kind of Verde Valley do we want?
There are two current issues before us residents that can and will change the future of the Verde Valley.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Letter: You did your part in serving our country, too
I grew up in the Verde Valley -- Cornville to be exact -- in the 1960s and '70s.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Editorial: Melee hardly defines National Monument public process
When a brawl breaks out at a public meeting, there is a natural tendency to assume you have an issue so volatile and inflamed that it provokes violence.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Letter: Advice worth heeding: 'You can't drink money"
I recently attended a presentation of "As Long as the River Flows Life Will Be Good" given by Thomas Beauty, Chairman of the Yavapai Apache Nation.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Commentary: Mingus bond courtesy of Arizona Legislature
It is no secret that our government is broken, and, in particular, our State Legislature.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Commentary: Arizona education debate of late more resembles kindergarten classroom spat
'Arizona needs a leader who is transformational and willing to put her ego aside and begin rolling up her sleeves to support students and teachers'
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Letter: Mingus matters to all of us
Mingus Union High School matters to all of us in the district. That's why I and my friends will support the Bond to improve bus transportation and meet many of its other important capital needs for the school.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Letter: Mingus bond not a want but a necessity
My wife and I support the bond proposed by Mingus Union High School.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Editorial: Video of Jail Trail vandalism an Internet sensation
Clarkdale's Shane Coolidge is one of many people locally who take it upon themselves to keep Cottonwood's Jail Trail free of debris. Lately, that's become more of a job as the Jail Trail path has often been blocked with large rocks, logs and other path impediments.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Letter: Verde Valley CASA Children's Foundation gives thanks
The Verde Valley CASA Children's Foundation wishes to give special thanks with great appreciation to: The City of Cottonwood, The Town of Camp Verde, the Foundations, the Banks, the Churches, Business Establishments, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, and the Individuals throughout our Greater Verde Valley.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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