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Letter: It’s sad to see what Sedona has become

My first visit to Sedona was in 1986. There wasn’t much here. The Rainbow Room and the Art Barn provided nightlife and culture in that order.

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Letter: Thank you for your overwhelming vote of confidence

I am now one of your elected representatives on the MUHS school board. You overwhelmingly voted me into this position.

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Letter: We have to DO democracy every day

Following the 2016 election of Trump we saw a surge in membership in the League of Women Voters locally and nationally

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Letter: Two stop signs a poor solution to speeding cars

I am concerned with the cars traveling down our road. For one we have no sidewalks and people use our street as a short cut to the hospital, college, cement plant or wherever they go when accessing the Willard extension.

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Letter: Thanks to all for great effort to clean up Clear Creek Cemetery

We had a great turnout for our annual cleanup day Oct. 27 at the Clear Creek Cemetery.

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Letter: Thank you all for your care, compassion

Even though our hearts are aching at the loss of our beloved “Lefty Ortiz”, his wife, children and siblings want to extend a grateful thank you to so many people involved in Lefty’s care.

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Letter: Kruschev’s prediction sadly seems to be coming true

It’s rumored that in the Cold War environment of the 60s, Soviet Premier, Nikita Kruschev, said some things that add up to this paraphrase: “We will destroy the United States from within. We will introduce little bits of socialism to the American people over time and one day you will wake up, and you will already have communism.”

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Letter: Cottonwood Rec Center needs to adopt no-weapons policy

My concern is that on Sept. 24, I observed a gentleman come into the rec center carrying a large machete-type knife in a sheath.

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Letter: Please vote Tuesday: Your voice is important

The front page of The Villager on November 1, 2018 had the “Verde Valley/Sedona School Report Cards” which shows how bad the school ratings are (except for our previous neighborhood school which received an A).

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Letter: Pedestrian/bike bridge from 10th Street across South Bitter Creek to Mountain Gate the most pressing need to Clarkdale

In her October 21 letter to the Verde Independent regarding Proposition 445, Jai Hurst informs us Clarkdale received an average of $299,434 annually in Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) monies during the last decade. That may be a fact, but it is not the whole story.

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Letters: Please vote yes on Prop. 445, the Clarkdale Road repair bond

For 10 years the Arizona State Legislature “swept” money collected for municipal streets in Arizona to pay other statewide expenses. In fiscal year 2018 alone, $90,000 was taken from the Town of Clarkdale that would have been used to maintain our roads.

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Editorial Cartoon: 11-2-18

Editorial Cartoon: 11-2-18

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Letter: Was Dr. Hargrove treated fairly by Mingus School Board?

I was surprised and concerned when I read about the decision by the Mingus District School Board to publicly humiliate Dr. Penny Hargrove by placing her on a 10-day administrative leave.

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Letter: Camp Verde sewer rates still rishing

Camp Verde Sewer Rates will rise again in January 2019! Those now paying $94 per month will then be paying $108. Those paying $84 will begin paying $97. The $75 assessment will rise to $86.

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Letter: Senseless act of violence at Jewish place of worship

A senseless act of violence took place at a Jewish place of worship. An evil man ended lives during a service celebrating life.

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Letter: Thank you once again; eight years now and still going strong

Thank you, thank you, thank you again VVMC for the gift of life.

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Letter: Mayor deserves support on plan for new City Hall

As the mayor stated, the need for a city hall large enough to house all departments has been discussed for years. The opportunity has been brought before Council that would be an excellent opportunity to move forward, and it would be the best opportunity financially. The facility would cost a lot less that finding property and building a facility.

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Letter: Why are the streets and roads in such bad condition now?

In response to Chip Davis’ letter. I am all for considering all the facts. Facts Mr. Davis should already know as the former Yavapai County Supervisor, but the regular Clarkdale voter would not be aware of unless they did their research.

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Letter: Yes, journalism matters and journalists have obligation to make sure it matters

Journalists, in general, are not enemies of the American people, but they are not saintly watchdogs keeping government honest, either. Few can put aside prejudices or a desire to remain employed.

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Letter: Apologies from every direction

Michael C. Westlund recently wrote a letter to the world apologizing for the “despicable, detestable, degrading spectacle “of the nomination process for now justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Letter: Dangerous anti-democratic proposal; anti free speech

New rules on the use of public spaces proposed by the Trump administration and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke pose a grave danger to this country’s most precious free speech rights and must be stopped.

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Letter: The math in this smear campaign does not add up

Have you seen all the big red banners, stating that Sylvia Allen cut millions from Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Camp Verde school districts? My, what power.

Letter: Let’s not confuse politics with economics

OK, kids, enough already with the back ‘n’ forth about socialism and such, the latest being a discourse on the alleged abundance of dead people due to socialism – the premise of which is ludicrous on its face.

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Letter: Socialism kills; Capitalism creates

In response to Mr. Stack’s latest missive of October 11th.

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Letter: No matter how you look at it, Prop. 127 a losing proposition

The Verde Independent reported September 22 that Tom Steyer-financed Proposition 127 would be rendered ineffective by legislation signed by Governor Ducey. While this may be true, it does not mean 127’s passage could not have negative effects, particularly as regards the Verde River.

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