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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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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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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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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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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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Letter: Where is the Far Left?

There must not be anyone in existence who is “Far Left.”

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Letter: FBI Director Comey; Fired at the right time; for the right reasons

Personally; I wanted James Comey fired as soon as he appeared to accept the pass that was handed off to him by Attorney General Loretta Lynch; after her infamous “Tarmac Meeting with former President William Jefferson Clinton” at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.

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Letter: Dismantling North Korea weapons program will enshrine Trump as great president

Anyone who has doubts that anything President Trump does to mitigate the looming nuclear crisis with North Korea can succeed should take heart at the recent rants by the official (North) Korean Central News Agency.

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Letter: Wishing neighboring districts the best as they deliberate unification option

After carefully reviewing facts regarding what a unification/consolidation impact would have on Clarkdale-Jerome School District, the Clarkdale-Jerome Governing Board took unanimous action to not consider unification/consolidation with our neighboring districts.

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Letter: Political bias?

My wife and I retired to the Verde Valley over 16 years ago.

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Letter: The reality of school choice

I need to respond to the article written by Ben Russel on school choice.

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Letter: Road to education always a dead end in AZ

Front page story “$63.6 million for roads” in the next ten years appeared in the Red Rock News today.

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Letter: Where libraries are concerned, every vote counts

I’ve been so busy saving Clark Memorial Library, I just noticed the Sedona Camera Club’s latest exhibit—it’s only been in the library since April 4.

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Letter: Lions Club needs new members

Over the years the Camp Verde Lions Club has help many in this community with glasses and other eye care needs.

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Letter: Well-deserved honor for Tom Wokasch

Our family along with several others from the Verde Valley had the privilege this past weekend of witnessing Tom Wokasch’s induction into the Arizona coaches Hall of Fame.

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Letter: Sacrificing police positions bad precedent for City Council

First, kudos to Rudy Rodriquez for his excellent presentation of a very complex issue.

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Letter: Mingus theatre program is second to none

One of the signs of great theater is when the production team, tech crew, orchestra and cast can transform an audience, just for a few hours, into another world.

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