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Looking back over the years, there probably wasn’t a single hat that Lew Currier, Al Palmieri or Jane Moore has not worn in their service to the town. We’ve lost count of the times we saw former Mayor Jay Kinsella swinging a pick ax while working on town crews repairing leaking water lines.

By Dan Engler September 14, 2019
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Trash, water and sewer. For decades, in cities and towns across America, people received a monthly bill from their local municipality for these three essential services.

By Dan Engler September 12, 2019
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Summer doldrums are quickly forgotten in the Verde Valley when you turn the calendar page to September.

By Dan Engler September 10, 2019
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I see that the city has proposed to institute head-in angled parking in Old Town Cottonwood.

September 10, 2019
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Over the summer, the air quality in Cottonwood and the surrounding area has become dangerous.

September 10, 2019
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What’s scary about this massive drug busts is not what was prevented from entering the Verde Valley, but what actually gets through at other times.

By Dan Engler September 7, 2019
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The reason that roundabouts are becoming more populous is they are an alternative to traffic lights.

September 7, 2019
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I fail to see why a “high occupancy retreat” home would a) be in snyc with neighborhood homes, and b) not be considered a commercial/hotel enterprise.

September 7, 2019
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When we publish news of a wreck along a Verde Valley roadway, reader reactions tend to go in one of two directions: blame the driver or blame the folks who constructed the road.

By Jason W. Brooks September 5, 2019
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The unintended consequences of Senate Bill 1350 for Sedona (and many other towns in Arizona) include making an already difficult traffic situation worse and reducing the already slim stock of affordable housing.

September 5, 2019