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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 12, 2018

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Editorial: Winds of change blowing strong through Verde Valley

Change is good and it’s been years since we’ve seen the kind of sweeping change now taking place in the Verde Valley.

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Letter: Parade of Lights a showcase of community volunteerism

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation would like to thank all the citizens who helped to make this year’s Parade of Lights a great success.

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Letter: Outstanding job by Clarkdale Moose Lodge

That was quite a turkey dinner that the Clarkdale Moose Lodge (No. 1449) put on for the seniors in our community last Sunday afternoon.

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Letter: Give a homeless animal a ‘Forever Home’

For 14 years, our four adult Golden Retrievers (Slim, Nancy, Joy, and Kudo) worked as Pet Therapy Dogs at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Letter: Need for traffic fix obvious for Pelia/Rancho Vista Way

I am contacting you in reference to the amount of traffic on Pelia/Rancho Vista Way.

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Commentary: The road to school district consolidation runs through Clarkdale

The last push for consolidation of school districts in the upper Verde Valley differed from previous efforts we’ve seen: it didn’t include the Clarkdale-Jerome School District.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 9, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 9, 2019

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Letter: Thanks to all for your love, care and support

The family of Adelina Regina Razo-Gomez extend our most heartfelt thanks to the family and friends that have shown us love and support by joining in our celebration of life and laying to eternal rest our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

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Letter: Parade organizers should work on safety problems

My point is, maybe it would behoove next year’s parade organizers to consider the safety of onlookers more seriously and to provide volunteers and/or police officers to mitigate crowds and traffic, so as to avoid having a very serious accident. It may be as simple as having signs posted along certain congested streets on the parade route to keep people back, or tape off certain residential streets, to block people from parking on those streets.

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Letter: Thanking those who helped on Turkey Tuesday

Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts on Turkey Tuesday.

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Letter: Remember postal workers during holiday season

During this season of giving, we need to remember those who take care of our daily/weekly needs and are often taken for granted.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 7, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 7, 2018

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Commentary: Flynn case near end with no-jail recommendation

Michael Flynn has been waiting for more than a year to be sentenced. The retired three-star Army general, who spent 24 days as the Trump White House national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. He agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Commentary: Tide of truth on climate change keeps rising

The president’s “disdain for facts” in the climate change debate is hardly a new or isolated example. Trump’s persistent denial of reality, and his assault on critics who call him to account, form the essence of his approach to public policy.

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Commentary: So endeth one of the great American lives

It wasn’t the Ragged Dick up-from-poverty American life of a Horatio Alger bootblack; George H.W. Bush was born to privilege and profited from primogeniture.

Letter: VOCA's golden rule: If you don't complain, we don't care

Perhaps those who care to be part of the VOCA need to become more pro active and not reactive after it’s to late?

Letter: Public transportation the answer to local traffic woes

Please forgive my idealism here, but as I continue to hear about traffic woes and a $35 million proposed bridge, I can’t help but wonder why I’m not hearing more talk about public transportation ideas. I see nothing but benefits to starting such a system.

Letter: We need an alternate route from VOC to Sedona

Those of you who tried to use Route 179 during Thanksgiving week know how frustrating it was to go up to Sedona to do anything.

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Commentary: Why not build a wall -- it’s the law

There is a law on the books that could strengthen border security. Why wouldn’t the president try it?

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 2, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 2, 2018

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Prescott issue an exact mirror of problem confronting Cottonwood

Across the mountain in Prescott, city officials are in a quandary over the efficiency with which they deliver municipal services.

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Commentary: Don't believe the marketing, Hanukkah is not a Jewish Christmas

Hanukkah this year starts Dec. 2 and is not excluded from holiday commercialization as advertisers try to take advantage of cultural references to make their ads seem more Jewish, while also trying to keep up with the pomp and circumstance of Christmas.

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Letter: Excellent job by VVPOA volunteers on Highway 260 cleanup

I wish to thank and VVPOA volunteers who helped clean up the 2-mile section of Highway 260 that the association covers.

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Letter: Excellent, prompt work by Ron Long and Camp Verde road crew

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Ron Long, the Camp Verde town engineer, and his road crew.

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