Our Pecan and Wine Festival was a huge success. Thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, our board members, musicians and all the participants who purchased all our pecans, wine, and a huge variety of food and wares.
I read your editorial on the Cuban Queen Bordello on March 11, 2017. When I was a boy in Jerome, 1953-1955, I always wondered what was inside all those boarded-up buildings.
Recently, the City of Cottonwood elected to continue the Thunder Valley Rally. In making the decision the Council decided to move some of the events to Riverfront Park and keep others in Old Town.
The issue of school district unification is once again being discussed here in the Verde Valley. It is my belief that it is a long overdue problem needing to be resolved and now is the right time to make it happen.
A big shout out to everyone who supported the Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Fourth Annual Trek for Tech Fun Run held this past weekend in beautiful Lake Montezuma.
I just read Dan Engler’s article on the remediation plan for Clarkdale.
Could American citizens start a movement with a petition to eliminate lifelong paid-for health care for Senators and Congressional Representatives as well as the Executive and Judicial Branches of our government?
On behalf of the 71 individuals sheltered this past winter during our coldest nights, we thank the community for its generous support and donations: Cottonwood City Council, Verde Independent, KYBC/KVRD, Angie’s shelter, churches, businesses, service organizations and caring citizens.
The Mayor’s holding up a cell phone in a council meeting, suggesting that it replaces a library since one can find anything one needs on it, seems to indicate that he must have never done serious research.
Thanks to all who turned out to march with the PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley and Sedona Pride contingent in the Sedona St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11th.
Libraries, not just in our little town, are faced with finding ways to remain relevant, to align with current needs and expectations, to innovate services and programs, to remain integral to the community.
In 2016, Clarkdale’s Library Advisory Board and Parks & Recreation Departments were combined into the Clarkdale Community Services Commission. In May, the new commission was tasked by the Community Services Supervisor with prioritizing the town’s programs and events.
At the February 28 work session on closing the Clark Memorial Library, Councilman Richard Dehnert asked, if the library goes, “What’s next? What’s left?” Extremely apt questions.
People insured under Obamacare fall into 2 categories – those covered by Medicaid and those in the insurance “pools”. Medicaid, like Social Security, is financially unsustainable in its present form.
Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, but he has his die hard fans who support him no matter how erratic he behaves. After all, at one of his campaign speeches he said he could shoot someone and his fans would still support him. He’s right.
In my previous letter regarding changing our Marshall’s Office to Police Department there were 2 items I need to address.
President Trump said “We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict.” Yet, he proposes that we add $54 billion in new Pentagon spending and make devastating cuts to the State Department and USAID, which of course works work against harmony and stability.
On behalf of our corporate sponsor BMO Harris Bank, congratulations to the Champion of the 71st Annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Tanner Dodt, a 7th grader at Heritage Christian Home Educators.
In reading the minutes from the February 10, 2017 work session I found a request from Marshall Gardner for funds to change the name of the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office to the Camp Verde Police Department.
I wish to thank all the highway 260 cleanup volunteers for their efforts this past Saturday, February 25.
Yavapai College will soon be building a $9 million soccer complex on the Prescott campus if approved by the Board.
The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department would like to extend a thank you and congratulations to all 25 teams and coaches who participated in the youth basketball league this year.
For too long now I have remained aloof of the political landscape in America. I believed that whatever happened at a national level really did not affect me locally.
I would like to voice my thanks and appreciation to several health care providers in Cottonwood.
Did you think you have a 1st Amendment Right to free speech and peaceful assembly? Well, think again. In the midst of all the brew ha ha at the national level, the Arizona State Senate quietly passed SB 1142 last week.
- 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