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Letter: Art of compromise lost in today’s political world

Hopefully our next civil war will not last 30 years, but if we do not find middle ground I fear that this is where we are heading.

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Letter: Get the government open, then work on your wall

rump and the Republicans have taken our country backwards another several hundred years. Come on White House, get the government open, then work on your wall.

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Letter: Rojo Grande project ill-conceived for Verde Valley

There is already a 200-unit senior mobile home park in place, Sedona Shadows.

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Letter: Big thanks for Verde Valley generosity

The First Annual Christmas Bicycle Cheer went fantastic.Though we didn’t hit a 100 bicycles, we came so close and delivered nearly 60 bikes to local children.

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Letter: Salvation Army bell ringers show Camp Verde a great, generous community

Thank you to who all donated their time ringing bells for The Salvation Army during this past holiday season in front of Camp Verde’s Bashas’ Store.

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Letter: President Trump the master baiter

I have to give grudging respect to Donald Trump and his art of the deal. Trump is very good at baiting people into his web.

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Letter: A picture is worth a thousand words

There are large cracks in 3 of the 4 courts.

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Letter: General Jim Mattis’ words should chill us all and drive us to immediate action

I hear the talking heads claiming that the American people looked at Jim Mattis as a stabilizing influence on the president. Nah. For all the good the Press and Media do, they don’t give me that intimate a look at the workings of my government.

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Letter: Will Verde Connect provide solution to region’s most pressing transportation problems?

I’m heartened that a concerted regional effort was made to obtain this grant, but am left wondering why funds couldn’t be used for our more pressing transportation problems.

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Editor: The real fallacy is belief that humans do not cause climate change

I do not need a half a page to contradict Mr. Michael Westlund. What he needs is a little common sense.

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Letter: GOP must call for a vote to formally censure Rep. Stringer

Despite any policy differences we may have, we hope we can agree that racism should find no safe harbor in the Arizona House of Representatives.

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Letter: What direction will the county choose on Rojo Grande?

Little by little, new gods, growth, convenience, and more growth assert themselves in the Verde Valley, and soon no sacrifice is unthinkable on their behalf.

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Letter: Parade of Lights a showcase of community volunteerism

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation would like to thank all the citizens who helped to make this year’s Parade of Lights a great success.

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Letter: Outstanding job by Clarkdale Moose Lodge

That was quite a turkey dinner that the Clarkdale Moose Lodge (No. 1449) put on for the seniors in our community last Sunday afternoon.

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Letter: Give a homeless animal a ‘Forever Home’

For 14 years, our four adult Golden Retrievers (Slim, Nancy, Joy, and Kudo) worked as Pet Therapy Dogs at Verde Valley Medical Center.

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Letter: Need for traffic fix obvious for Pelia/Rancho Vista Way

I am contacting you in reference to the amount of traffic on Pelia/Rancho Vista Way.

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Letter: Thanks to all for your love, care and support

The family of Adelina Regina Razo-Gomez extend our most heartfelt thanks to the family and friends that have shown us love and support by joining in our celebration of life and laying to eternal rest our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

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Letter: Parade organizers should work on safety problems

My point is, maybe it would behoove next year’s parade organizers to consider the safety of onlookers more seriously and to provide volunteers and/or police officers to mitigate crowds and traffic, so as to avoid having a very serious accident. It may be as simple as having signs posted along certain congested streets on the parade route to keep people back, or tape off certain residential streets, to block people from parking on those streets.

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Letter: Thanking those who helped on Turkey Tuesday

Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts on Turkey Tuesday.

Letter: VOCA's golden rule: If you don't complain, we don't care

Perhaps those who care to be part of the VOCA need to become more pro active and not reactive after it’s to late?

Letter: Public transportation the answer to local traffic woes

Please forgive my idealism here, but as I continue to hear about traffic woes and a $35 million proposed bridge, I can’t help but wonder why I’m not hearing more talk about public transportation ideas. I see nothing but benefits to starting such a system.

Letter: We need an alternate route from VOC to Sedona

Those of you who tried to use Route 179 during Thanksgiving week know how frustrating it was to go up to Sedona to do anything.

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Letter: Excellent job by VVPOA volunteers on Highway 260 cleanup

I wish to thank and VVPOA volunteers who helped clean up the 2-mile section of Highway 260 that the association covers.

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Letter: Excellent, prompt work by Ron Long and Camp Verde road crew

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Ron Long, the Camp Verde town engineer, and his road crew.

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Letter: Verde Valley helping hands made for superb ‘Turkey Tuesday’

The Cottonwood Society of St. Vincent de Paul recently held our annual “Turkey Tuesday” food drive at Food City.