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Letter: Clarity on city debt total straight from the source

There have been a lot of numbers thrown around concerning how much debt Cottonwood has. If you know the right places to look and can discern from that information, that is one way to do it.

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Commentary: Camp Verde Republicans need to go back to drawing board on candidates forum

It’s been said that an election season is the time of the year when the brains of many people turn to Jello.

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Letter: I’d rather have a city councilman who knows the facts and reports them accurately

Thank you to the League of Women Voters for sponsoring Wednesday night’s candidate forum. The candidates were civil and respectful and mostly truthful with a few exceptions.

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Letter: Residency requirement for manager, yes; no for Camp Verde town marshal

I would like to clarify my position on the residency requirement for the positions of Marshal and Town Manager.

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Letter: Helping hands needed for Clear Creek Cemetery

I realize that we (Clear Creek Cemetery) are always in need of money like all non profit organizations are, but this time I am asking for something different. The cemetery is in need of water hoses. They need to be at least 50 feet long so that we can water the trees that are dying.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2018

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Commentary: ‘Sauce for the goose’ a good lesson for Arizona lawmakers (with video)

The essence of personal credibility involves playing by the same rules you expect of others.

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Letter: Mingus Union School Board ‘power mad if not insane’

The attempt by the Mingus Union School Board to block the voter initiative to decide the merits, of school district consolidation is by far the most egregious attempt to subvert the will of the people.

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Letter: ‘Official’ records of Verde Valley rainfall sadly lacking

Last year about this time - actually the end of July - your paper reported the July monthly rainfall using information provided by our local chapter of the National Weather Service as somewhere around maybe an inch and three quarters.

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Letter: Trying to block election shows school board has forgotten who they serve

For the 26 years I have lived in the Verde Valley and have watched and heard the Mingus Union School Board explain why consolidation was not the way to go.

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Commentary: Students will be better off with consolidated district

As the chairman of the Consolidation Advisory Committee for Mingus Union High School and Cottonwood-Oak Creek School, I have been asked by a number of potential voters as to whether I thought that 1: should the issue of consolidation between MUHS and COCSD be decided by the voters and 2: would the proposed consolidation be of benefit to our children (or, in my case, grandchildren).

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon July 25, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon July 25, 2018

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Commentary: Consolidation history lesson

Last week it was the fate of voter-approved bond and override money should consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts be approved by voters – should an election even take place.

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Commentary: Consolidation provides best outcome for all students

Full disclosure: When it comes to educational issues, I have an agenda. I am not neutral. I have and always will support any decision and/or policy that I believe promotes the best possible educational opportunities for ALL children.

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Editorial: Goetting chooses difficult, but not impossible, path to the mayor’s office in Camp Verde

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.

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Letter: Questions and observations about school district consolidation

What is everyone afraid of? It hasn’t passed in 30 years. Let the voters have their say.

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Letter: Actions of Mingus School Board have changed my opinion on consolidation

How dare they take taxpayers’ hard-earned money and sue a taxpayer-initiated petition process.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 20, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 20, 2018

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Commentary: Voter-approved school funding will not vanish with consolidation

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter this week provided clarity to one of the biggest questions concerning the proposed consolidation of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.

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Letter: Foolish move by Mingus to subvert the rights of the people

So, Mingus is suing to stop an election, the results of which they think may not be to their liking.

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Letter: If you want to talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant ...

I have to wonder, where was Senator McCain when President Obama was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Wanna talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant.

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Letter: Nothing like family

174 rockets were fired at Israel last weekend. Our Holy Land, where the Temple once stood, is under attack yet again.

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Editorial Cartoon: July 18, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: July 18, 2018

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Commentary: Mingus’ greater challenge lies in court of public opinion

Just when you thought that school district consolidation could not get any more interesting, Mingus Union elevated this fight to a whole new level by legally challenging the merits of the planned November election.

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Letter: Sign thefts prove it’s the season for political thuggery

My neighbor supports two candidates for city council so she put up their signs to show her support. Within days the signs were stolen -- and it wasn’t the wind as each was weighed down with rocks that were also taken.