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Letter: Six smacks of folly, false pride, and lack of creativity

As the Camp Verde Sports Complex takes shape I wonder if I’m the only person who questions the need for six baseball diamonds in the same place.

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Letter: Community support fueled event’s success

Because of your community’s support and the generosity of local businesses, a tremendous amount of children will now know a Big Brother, Big Sister, Couple or Family Match through the Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Swing Golf Tournament held Friday, May 18, at Seven Canyons.

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Letter: Is it the Constitution or the flag and anthem?

In my research, I found that the flag of US was first displayed in 1777. That is early. The Constitution was ratified in 1789.

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Letter: Hats off to volunteers from Vineyard Christian Fellowship

I would like to thank the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church for the eight years of Road cleanup on Broadway in Clarkdale.

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Editorial: Sedona Recycles fully plans to fulfill contractual obligations

As of June 1, the recycling bins that had long been provided in Camp Verde by Sedona Recycles will be gone.

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Letter: Science should not be relegated to be nothing but theories

I just read where a person responsible for the education of our children has decided that evolution and the science of our origin should not be taught in our schools.

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Letter: Trump is certainly no hero

My grandfather served in the United States Army during World War II, and was very fortunate to make it home to his family alive. Many of his comrades in arms were not so fortunate and lost their lives fighting for this great country that we are so fortunate to call home.

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Letter: Voters will clearly see wisdom of council’s decision on sales tax

I disagree with Dan Engler that city council members who supported the tax hike are in the political hot seat leading up to the August primary.

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Letter: Helping hands make highway cleanup a big success

I wish to thank the volunteers who helped with the highway 260 cleanup this past Saturday, May 19.

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Letter: Time for the annual ‘not-so-public notice by Phoenix Cement

I just noticed the Cement Plant has posted another “not so public”, notice on Cement Plant Road, which is a private road owned by them and used 95 percent by only their big trucks.

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Letter: Poor decision by County Board of Supervisors

The handling of the rezoning of Sugarloaf Mt. in Cornville by the Board of Supervisors is a disgrace.

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Letter: Questionable justice

Heading home to Rimrock, leaving Cornville at night, a friend let a truck pass, and was following several vehicles when she was ticketed for speeding.

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Letter: $85,000 a year day care in Camp Verde

I’m confused. When the Camp Verde school board opted to go to a four day school week, the reason given was that it would save money.

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Letter: I definitely ‘astutely follow the workings of my local government’

Dan Engler should get his facts straight before he editorializes: “City’s sales tax debate becomes theater of unexpected.”

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Letter: Eliminate the healthcare middleman

Baby boomers were born from the very finest that fought and won World War II, etc.

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Letter: Culture, heritage of Rockin River Ranch has been destroyed

Last week I helped transport some of the last horses off of the Rockin River Ranch down Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde.

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Letter: We must pay for good roads, good school system

This letter began on Tax Day. At that time the Verde Independent had an article about I-17. It had a picture of traffic stopped on Black Canyon hill and asked, “How did we get here?”

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Letter: Don’raise sales tax because Cottonwood outspending budget

The proposal to raise Cottonwood’s sales tax is quite disturbing. It is already at 3 percent. How many thousands of people regularly pay this tax at Cottonwood retail establishments yet receive no goods in return?

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Letter: Teacher frustration about much more than money

This teacher frustration has been simmering for more than ten years and it is about much more than money.

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Letter: Look at all the great accomplishments of Republican Party

Thank you Republicans for all you have done to our county this past year.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 2, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: May 2, 2018

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Letter: Will we increase state debt to improve education funding?

This is a letter to the students of schools affected by Red for Ed. I’d like to suggest a vocabulary word for you; Austerity. Austerity is a verb to describe government financial restraint and accountability.

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Letter: Financial fix for Arizona school system long overdue

During my tenure at COCSD, I have watched as education funding has slowly drained from our schools, leaving us lacking the resources we so desperately need to support our student populations.

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Letter: Walk a mile in teachers’ shoes and you will clearly see reason for walkout

Much debate has surrounded the recent teacher walkout that began yesterday. I would like to respond to some of the comments submitted to you recently by readers.

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Interventions a powerful tool used to save life of an addict

Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. Not every person in need of rehabilitation readily accepts the opportunity to get clean and handle the issues that drove them to addiction.