Perhaps as early as this week, the members of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board will be asked to play nice with Mingus Union over development of a “reasoned, purposeful plan” for a merger of the two school districts.
Jerome has wrestled with the idea of having staggered terms for its town council members for years, and last week it became official that this is now the law of the land for the mountainside community.
Some problems just never go away.
The old saying about “guns don’t kill people, people do” has a lot in common with the use of social media today.
The political process has never been known as a showcase for humanity’s best qualities.
While both sides of the school district consolidation debate found a way to spin Friday’s ruling as a victory in their favor, the real winner in this legal duel was Presiding Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey.
Especially here in the Verde Valley over the past year, it’s been tough – very tough – to be a school board member.
The concern over the future of vocational education in the Verde Valley should consolidation take place is far more anchored in rhetoric than reality.
It’s beginning to look like the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce is finally going to be able to sell its property located at the busy SR 260 and SR 89A intersection and the community will get a Starbucks coffee shop in the process.
The pool of candidates for the Camp Verde mayoral race expanded by one this past week with the addition of Alex Goetting as a write-in candidate.