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Editorial Cartoon: July 26, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: July 26, 2017

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Editorial: Political history on Ducey’s side in shying away from interest in McCain’s job

Ducey, through his press aide Daniel Scarpinato, is adamant that he will not appoint himself to serve out McCain’s term should the veteran U.S. Senator resign.

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Letter: Thanks to all for a successful Cornfest 2017

After nine years the weather decided to be nice to me and Cornfest went on with just a few big gust of wind and a little rain.

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Letter: Government leaders need to put the citizens first

Thank you for publishing the salaries of the public “Servants” in Yavapai County. My first initial reaction was anger, but then it turned to great sadness.

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Letter: Bob Dylan had it right more than 50 years ago

Decades ago, Bob Dylan wrote a challenge -- and warning -- to today’s members of the House and Senate. Seems timely that we revisit his prescient words:

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Commentary: Rockin’ River – Round 2, Salt Mine Road Impact

Monday, July 17th, the Arizona State Parks held their second public meeting on the future of the Rockin’ River Ranch.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 23, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: July 23, 2017

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Editorial: Zoning administrator has Jerome moving in positive direction

If the collapse of the historic Cuban Queen Bordello was a wake-up call for Jerome, the town’s new zoning chief is not letting the grass grow under his feet before another old building falls victim to neglect in the mountainside community.

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Letter: New look on the color of politics

Did you know that it was only in the 2000 presidential election that the color Red for Republicans and the color Blue for Democrats actually “stuck” as identifying the two parties?

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Letter: Would you expect equal treatment for a Democrat in Congress

Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on Trumpcare because Senator John McCain had surgery.

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Letter: Cornfest 2017: We could not have done it without you

Camp Verde Promotions and Camp Verde Business Alliance would like to thank all the volunteers that stepped up to help us put on another successful Cornfest.

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Letter: Come see our senior center and count your blessings

In response to Mr. Mays’ July 14 Letter to the Editor concerning fees at the Verde Valley Senior Center, do you know how fortunate you are?

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Letter: Perfect opportunity to improve Cottonwood’s 89A-260 intersection

With the recently announced move to the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce to 849 Cove Road, now is time to improve the intersection of SR 89A & SR260 by acquisition of the old building site by either purchase or by eminent domain in order to build an over-and-under bridge to ensure a continuous flow of traffic for the foreseeable future.

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Commentary: Report underscores need to overhaul magistrate court system

A study released this week by the Goldwater Institute and American Civil Liberties Union mirrors many of the concerns raised last month when the Cottonwood City Council renewed the contract of its magistrate.

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Editorial: Dual overrides add fuel to school district merger debate

Some will say they are separate and distinct issues, but the doubling up of override extensions for Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek should be part of the renewed debate on school district consolidation.

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Commentary: Africanized honeybees: Always remember, ‘Nature bats last’

As an Arizona resident who is also a beekeeper, I was saddened to read of a man’s death by honeybees in a story that was published Wednesday, July 12.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 16, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: July 16, 2017

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Commentary: Shrinking dollars vs. growing demands major challenge for senior center

Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network -- connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.

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Letter: In times of crisis, seconds appear to be minutes or even hours

The Verde Valley Fire District responded to the Jones Ford Dealership for an EMS emergency. Fire Station 31 (E. Godard Rd. and 260) Engine 311 and Ambulance 311 are first due to this location as it falls within our Fire District.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 14, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: July 14, 2017

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Editorial: Divine opportunities await those with a helping hand to lend

Staff Reporter Bill Helm once wrote that to work is human, but to volunteer is divine. If that’s the case, there is some divine opportunities in the Verde Valley.

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Commentary: Well failure did not interrupt water service for Verde Village

I thought it important to share a recent event with the citizens of the incorporated City of Cottonwood as well as all those served by our water utility company.

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Letter: You have to be kidding: a dollar to play cards

I have been informed that groups of seniors that gather at the Senior Center on a regular basis to play cards will have to pay $1 for the privilege.

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Letter: Great progress being made toward re-opening Clark Memorial Library

On behalf of the newly formed Friends of Clark Memorial Library, I’d like to thank all the citizens of the Verde Valley who came by our booth at Clarkdale’s 4th of July Celebration.

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Letter: Clarkdale Library is highly performing and its future is bright

I hope the editorialist who wrote “Community needs to make most of second chance for Clarkdale Library” was at the Clarkdale Town Park on July 4. He or she would have seen the community “stepping up to the plate” at the Friends of Clark Memorial Library’s kick-off booth.

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