Opinion / Letters

Tease photo

Letter: Don’t think for a second capitalism is fair and just

Mr. Westlund’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue of this newspaper closed with a scenario he posed to show what’s wrong with socialism.

Tease photo

Letter: Clarkdale residents deserve better

The primary election was August 28th, 2018. Winning candidate Ben Kramer announced on September 7th, 2018 he would not take the oath of office, and was placing his name in the running for the new Clarkdale Town Manager’s position.

Tease photo

Letter: New council members need to keep city spending in check

We will stand behind you if you will work to find ways to live within our city budget rather than looking for ways to raise taxes to cover budget busting spending as was done with the recently proposed 0.5 percent tax increase.

Tease photo

Letter: Changing rules for Colonel’s Daughter creates unfair advantage

Hello. My name’s Alana Neary, the 2016 Colonel’s Daughter and was wondering if you had heard about the rules being changed so a contestant could compete again even though she has graduated high school.

Tease photo

Letter: It’s all about freedom of speech, freedom of expression

I have noticed the surge about Colin Kaepernick being the Nike representative and I understand people’s concerns about him taking a knee to not salute the flag and personally it is wrong for him to do that because he is disrespecting our armed forces who sacrificed their lives.

Tease photo

Letter: Clarkdale: Don’t take easy path and simply ‘sock it to the property owners’

This is a lame excuse by tax policy makers and I hope they become much more engaged in finding other sources of revenue for street repairs than to simply “sock it to the property owners.”

Tease photo

Letter: Wastewater fees in Camp Verde are unreasonable

Many Camp Verde wastewater customers were dumbfounded when the May 2018 sewer bills arrived. An increase had been rumored but why, we asked, had our rates jumped so high? As the dust settles, there are more questions than answers.

Tease photo

Letter: How is it possible to deny equal pay to all teachers?

I am increasingly saddened and dismayed to hear and read the discussion about the consolidation of our school system. To me, the crux of the argument is about the disparity in the salary structure between the high school and elementary schools. How unfair can this be?

Tease photo

Letter: Congratulations Alex Barber

I would like to congratulate Alex Barber on her primary win in Jerome and wish her success moving forward, as she undoubtedly will have a full plate on her agenda.

Tease photo

Letter: Unjust sewer fees in Camp Verde

I’d like to ask some questions about the sewer fees being charged in Camp Verde.