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Editorial: Will Thunder Valley Rally go the way of Rhythm & Ribs?
It would be great if our economic development efforts resulted in all kinds of new business and industry flocking to Cottonwood with high-paying jobs.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Letter: Thunder Valley Rally a winner for Cottonwood
After reading your article on Thunder Valley Rally, I was very disappointed.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Letter: Pleasant memories from Verde Valley visit ... even to the doctor
My wife and I thank all the wonderful people that we met on our vacation in your beautiful area that made it such a success.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Editorial: College decision actually saved film school program
One of the recurring themes of how Yavapai College has turned its back on the Verde Valley involves the college's digital filmmaking program formerly based in Sedona.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Letter: Thank you voters for supporting our school
Clarkdale-Jerome School District's teachers, students, staff and Governing Board members sincerely thank our community and our parents for their strong support for the override renewal election.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Editorial: Police officers as EMTs just another way Jerome gets it done
In a town with perhaps fewer resources than any other in Arizona, Jerome's 450 town residents always find a way to get it done.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Letter: Discomfort does not trump free expression
When Erika Christakis, associate master at Yale's Silliman College, announced "free speech and the ability to tolerate offense are the hallmarks of a free and open society," outraged students demanded the resignation of her husband, the master of the college, because he failed to "create a place of comfort, a home" for students.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Letter: A big thank you
I can't believe how many people have called and written and stopped me on the street to express their support for me.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Editorial: Transfer station a regional service that should be regionally subsidized
The fiscal hole Cottonwood finds itself in with its solid waste transfer station most likely means those who use the service will have to pay more.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Letter: Astonishing performance by Mingus actors in 'Next to Nothing'
I was amazed at the MUHS production of "Next to Normal." It is a rock musical about mental illness, loss and the detrimental affects both can have on a family.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Letter: A valuable resource is gone
I was sorry to see that Bruce George resigned his seat on the Camp Verde council.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Letter: Rights - and responsibilities
Being a citizen includes some rights and responsibilities. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Editorial: Confederate Flag not representative of Cottonwood's racial compass
The off-and-on flying of the Confederate Flag in front of the Barter Inn in Old Town Cottonwood speaks volumes about the kind of community we are ... and the kind of community we are not.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Letter: Business support fueled success of school's Halloween Carnival
On behalf of the students, parents, faculty and staff at Dr. Daniel Bright School, we would like to take this opportunity to send a huge "Thank You" to the following businesses.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Letter: Hats off to Mingus actors, director for courage and talent to bring us this production
Congratulations to Mingus Union High School Theatre Director James Ball and students Diana Alcala, Andrew Lloyd, Ethan Miller, Maria Furphy, Louis Galluzzi and Charly Diaz for their amazing production of "Next to Normal" which, as New York Times critic Ben Brantley described it in 2009 when it opened on Broadway, "does not qualify as your standard feel-good musical.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MY TURN: The Forgotten Theater of War
The forgotten theater of war, the least known CBI.

China Burma and India, where thousands of men did die.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EDITORIAL: U.S. Veterans! You are America
It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: Nation's freedom guaranteed by all veterans
Today is a day for every citizen to remember and honor the sacrifice of our nation's veterans. It's important to celebrate the service of all of our veterans: those who fought during time of war and those who fought to maintain the peace.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Editorial: Tough job ahead in deciding city's next police chief
As Cottonwood continues to narrow the field in its search for a new police chief, those tasked with the job have to decide whether it's best to hire from within or tap into the talent of an outside agency.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Letter: Mingus appreciates community support
On behalf of our students, staff and governing board, I want to extend a huge "thank you" to the voters of the local communities who supported the Mingus Union High School District bond election.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Letter: People from WalletHub spent too much time calling for another round
Let me see if I've got this right: Prescott receives demerits in the balloting for desirable small towns because its growth rate is too low and Queen Creek rates higher in the same "contest" because its growth rate is among the highest.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Editorial: Council misgivings over marijuana grow house disingenuous
There was some sentiment from council members about being conflicted over the vote ... that they did not feel good about it ... that it was a lose-lose proposition.

And then they voted in favor of the expansion.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Marijuana growth contributes to social and financial hardships - not prosperity
As a pastor, as a father of teenagers, as a member of the community, as the husband of a teacher and as a business owner, I have deep concerns about expanding marijuana production services in Cottonwood.  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Letter: Thank you for making fire and EMS reunion a success
On Oct. 17, the Sedona Verde Valley Old Timers Firefighters and EMS Providers Reunion Committee held its first reunion at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Guest Editorial: Get ready, get set, (re)enroll
Yes, it is that time of year again. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace just began which means it is time for Arizonans to "get ready, get set and (re)enroll."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Letter: Democrats need to get behind Bernie Sanders
On March 22, 2016, there will be a Presidential Preference Election in Arizona to determine delegates for the Democratic National Convention.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Letter: We should observe Veterans Day every day
Veteran's Day is a day for showing recognition to a very special & select group of individuals who have served this country on our behalf.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Editorial: Repeated recalls only diminish Camp Verde's economic potential
Using the threat of recall to enhance a community's economic development makes about as much sense as filling your gas tank with water.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Letter: Turmoil over nothing
After reading about yet another recall against Camp Verde council members, I am sickened at the turmoil over nothing.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Editorial: Unfortunately we don't get to vote on property development decisions
OK, we'll let you in on a little secret about our social media news strategy.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

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