Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”
You can never undo the past. The toxic reminders of the Verde Valley’s mining history offer ample evidence of that adage.
The job now for those on the short end of the vote is to get over it and move forward.
The collapse of the historic Cuban Queen Bordello should be a wake-up call for town officials over the degree to which Jerome can flex its municipal muscle with properties that fall into such disrepair.
Jance has taken on a quasi-role as Cottonwood’s economic development director and Chamber of Commerce all rolled into one.
Tiered water rates for Verde Village and Verde Santa Fe combined with a new round of city budget talks means Cottonwood once again will be subjected to claims of taxation without representation.
“This comparison, like many others that are made to discredit our community, are not apples-to-apples comparisons and blatantly unfair. In the Verde Valley, there are no communities to fairly compare to since not all have water or fire departments, or pools, or Recreation Center, or libraries or airports.”
It’s time for Old Town business owners to stop being heavy on complaints, and short on solutions.
For Camp Verde School Board members, the easy and popular answer on school calendar options is staring them right in the face.
A new wrinkle has been added to the Thunder Valley Rally decision awaiting the Cottonwood City Council Feb. 7.
Editorial: Thunder Valley Rally debate has gone on long enough; it’s time for city council to make a decision
The back-door politics of Thunder Valley Rally played like an Olympic-caliber table tennis match last week. That little ball was bouncing all over the place.
The “new look” Cottonwood City Council is off to a solid start in forging its path for the future of the city and, in some instances, the entire Verde Valley.
Forget about providing equal access to those who ingest marijuana for medicinal purposes in rural Arizona. Instead, dollar signs seem to be the real driving force for the state’s medical marijuana industry.
One has to wonder what Dist. 6 Rep. Bob Thorpe is thinking with his current effort to make it difficult, if not impossible, for college-age students to vote.
The discussion to raise Arizona’s levy on a gallon of gasoline is not going to win Prescott House Republican Noel Campbell many friends.
Short of the sense of decency that existed in Jerome, Arizona’s history concerning the MLK Holiday was a sad affair. I
Questions about the applicability of Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” has been the rage on the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle Facebook pages this past week.
Finally, police are investigating who was responsible for recently twisting a Menorah outside a Chandler, Arizona, home into the shape of a swastika.
While this latest move is indeed the embodiment of the political art of compromise, there is also some political sleight of hand at play here. The old end run.
In reality – especially with tiny school districts such as Beaver Creek and Clarkdale-Jerome – it’s pulling teeth to get the required number of candidates to run for office in any given election. Further, it’s not at all unusual to have deficit candidate slates, which prompts Superintendent Carter to send out “Help Wanted” notices.
He began his career as a political underdog who made a lot of people eat crow.
With all the hoops one must jump through to get an initiative or referendum on the state ballot, you would think part of that process would be to determine if indeed the measure is even legal or not.
Here’s a Christmas wish for the coming year:
Here we go again. The Arizona Legislature and governor’s office are making enhanced spending for K-12 education one of their main priorities for the new legislative session.
In Arizona, public policy is established in much the same manner bad golfers get through a round. Do-overs and Mulligans.
- Plans stall for ATV rentals on Bill Gray Road
- Court docket: March 19, 2017
- Mom arrested for giving kids marijuana gummy candy gets 6 months in jail, lifetime probation
- City Council delays review of city manager
- Obituary: Robert Roy Fanning
- Pair involved in deadly Camp Verde Circle K shooting set for pretrial conferences
- March 31 sentencing set for man who killed his mother
- Two people sent to hospital following semi-truck, trailer rollover on I-17
- Editorial: Collins’ case has become exercise in delaying justice
- Jerome mayor’s open forums allow him to hear residents’ expectations for community
- One person dead after attempting creek crossing
- Jerome’s historic Cuban Queen Bordello collapses
- Man who lost life in flood waters identified
- Body discovered beneath Sedona’s Midgley Bridge
- UPDATE: Submerged vehicle in Beaver Creek; status of bodies unknown
- Hotel, expanded retail offerings planned for VOC outlet mall
- Convenience store newest retail offering in Old Town Cottonwood
- Court docket: March 19, 2017
- Court Docket: March 5, 2017
- Project to transform Masonic Lodge into winery, tasting room, restaurant moves forward