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Editorial Cartoon: May 28, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 28, 2017

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Editorial: Take a ‘moment’ to remember our ultimate heroes

Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.

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Commentary: Dare I say it: Trump did something right

WASHINGTON -- A terrible thing happened this week. No, not one of the same old terrible things -- wars in Syria and Afghanistan or terrorist bombings in big cities -- but a new terrible thing.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 26, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 26, 2017

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Letter: Library decision by Clarkdale Town Council a disgrace

Citizens of Clarkdale, be informed that your city mayor and town council, by a unanimous vote on Tuesday evening, May 23rd, did not trust the friends of the Clarkdale Memorial Library and members of the Clarkdale community to come up with $25,000 to keep the library open for this coming fiscal year 2017-2018.

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Letter: We must make libraries an experience instead of just a destination

While I don’t live in Clarkdale, I have sympathy for the community. The library controversy is only another domino in the changing culture in American. Look what is happening to malls, for instance. Even my stepson says he doesn’t read books anymore. Not the printed and bound kind. He has a Kindle.

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Letter: Is SRP really trying to help us, and if so, why?

In response to your article “SRP leads Verde water certainty initiative”; the article states that SRP is a “community based not for profit organization”.

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Letter: Citizens must stand up and give a voice to animals, birds, trees

I am writing to inform you of a grass roots movement to help the Environment and Wildlife. Fear and lack of awareness of the situation has stripped away environmental protections and recent laws have put our wildlife in jeoparday.

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Letter: Why do ‘rights’ of Hells Angels trump rights of Cottonwood citizen?

I live in a senior park here in Cottonwood. The Quality Inn Motel is right behind my row of homes. On May 20, the Hells Angels parked a motor home right behind me in the Motel parking lot music blaring.

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Letter: Great job by all in keeping State Highway 260 clean

The VVPOA would like to thank each of the highway 260 volunteers for helping cleanup our section of the highway on May 20.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 24, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 24, 2017

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Commentary: Cottonwood city budget: The sky is not falling

With all the recent discussion of the City of Cottonwood’s upcoming budget, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a broader view of this annual process.

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Letter: Clarkdale Library needed citizen tenacity and committed town officials

My thanks to the VI for stressing Clark Memorial Library’s need for an independent library support group in the May 20 editorial on Clarkdale Town Council’s pending decision to renew the Yavapai County Library Network contract.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 21, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 21, 2017

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Letter: Clark Memorial Library should be center of community involvement

Do you share the vision of the Clark Memorial Library as a center of community involvement? Come to the budget meeting at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 3 pm on Tuesday, May 23, and let Clarkdale’s mayor and Town Council know you want Clarkdale’s historic public library -- the sixth oldest public library in all of Arizona—kept open.

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Editorial: Painful-but-realistic decision on library awaits Clarkdale Town Council

Clarkdale Town Council members Tuesday likely will do the very thing they would give anything to not have to do.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 19, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 19, 2017

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Letter: Verifiable data drove results of study, not bias against Camp Verde

I just finished reading Allen C. McKinzie’s article and I was disappointed to see that while he did not agree with our findings, he failed to once mention the methodology used.

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Letter: VOCA charades?

The Village of Oak Creek Association held its 2017 Annual Meeting on April 25th.

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Editorial: Another year goes by with no consensus on adequate funding for Arizona schools

The rhetoric concerning education funding in Arizona plays like a broken record.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 17, 2017

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Commentary: Budget priorities miss the mark for Cottonwood

Again, Cottonwood receives $84.9 million rainbows and unicorns in our 2018 budget. How can anyone distinguish reality from pure fantasy when we budget  $48 million more than spent during the previous year? How can any logical, reasonable, public official authorize spending with this slipshod, shotgun approach?  

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Letter: No one has done more to disrespect office of Presidency than Trump

There is no political cartoon that could come close to encapsulating the true measure of this incompetent buffoon.

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Letter: Across-the-board 3-percent cuts so city can afford to spend $150,000 on Thunder Valley Rally is wrong

I prepared a lengthy response to your recent editorial commentary on the proposed City of Cottonwood budget, and in particular your remarks concerning citizen’s inability to connect the dots in the budget to smear the Thunder Valley Rally, and the so-called “disparaging” remarks about the City of Cottonwood, all based on my previous letter to you.

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Letter: Panhandlers present wrong image for Cottonwood

As long time citizen of Cottonwood, I have seen a lot of changes to this area and the verde valley in general. But it wasn’t until recently, or within the last six months, that I have noticed a real negative impact on our community.

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