Dan Engler


Dan Engler is the editor of the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle.

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Editorial: Sharing the road a great concept, so long as road is shareable

In Copenhagen, Denmark, a city of about 600,000 people, bicycles outnumber cars by about 5-to-1. That’s made possible by an infrastructure that actually encourages people to ride bikes instead of drive cars.

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Editorial: Only purpose of ‘Spoof’ technology is to accommodate criminals

The next time you grab your cell phone and go to your favorite app store, you can easily begin a new career as a criminal.

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Babcock closes out prep career as one of best ever at Mingus

From 100 to 1600 meters, Babcock finished her 2019 season as one of the most diverse runners in Mingus history, and certainly enters the discussion as one of the best ever at MUHS.

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Opinion: Gee’s firm resolve restored confidence at Mingus; school board needs to take notice

There has been a pattern of consistency that inspired confidence during Genie Gee’s run as acting superintendent at Mingus Union High School.

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Editorial: County schools chief lays down law on consolidation rhetoric

It’s doubtful there will be an Upper Verde school district consolidation election this year, but that sure hasn’t stopped people both pro and con from making claims about the impacts of such a merger.

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Opinion: AIA’s podium call the worst false start at 2019 state track meet

The most heart-wrenching thing you’ll ever see is a kid getting called for a false start at a state track and field championship.

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Opinion: Demographic trends biggest threat to Sedona public education

We’ve come upon the one-year anniversary of the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board’s decision to close Big Park Elementary School. The resulting wounds to the Village of Oak Creek are slow to heal.

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Editorial: Ballot protocol biggest stumbling block to consolidation

A year ago, school district consolidation blew through the Upper Verde Valley like a Category 5 hurricane.

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Commentary: Gallagher, Martin now the Verde Valley’s municipal old pros

With this week’s announcement that Texan Tracie Hlavinka will succeed Gayle Mabery as Clarkdale’s town manager, there comes a real seniority shift of institutional knowledge about the intergovernmental workings of the various communities in the Verde Valley.

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What to do with Meg? Mingus’ Babcock qualifies for state track meet in six events

Wednesday, Mingus Union Head Track and Field Coach Molly Westcott announced that she had made her athlete declarations for the May 3-4 state championship meet.

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