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Commentary: Political trauma created impossible situation for Hargrove

Throughout her 16-month run as Mingus Union school superintendent, one always had to wonder if Penny Hargrove ever once had her feet firmly planted.

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Letter: It’s sad to see what Sedona has become

My first visit to Sedona was in 1986. There wasn’t much here. The Rainbow Room and the Art Barn provided nightlife and culture in that order.

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Letter: Thank you for your overwhelming vote of confidence

I am now one of your elected representatives on the MUHS school board. You overwhelmingly voted me into this position.

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Letter: We have to DO democracy every day

Following the 2016 election of Trump we saw a surge in membership in the League of Women Voters locally and nationally

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Our nation’s freedom guaranteed by all veterans

Veterans Day is a day for every citizen to remember and honor the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans.

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U.S. Veterans: You are America

It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.

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Editorial Cartoon: Nov. 9, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Nov. 9, 2018

Commentary: Effort continues to give citizens right to vote on consolidation

Mingus Union High School has used taxpayer dollars to stop and sue an organized group of citizens who supported the consolidation of Mingus Union High School with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Letter: Two stop signs a poor solution to speeding cars

I am concerned with the cars traveling down our road. For one we have no sidewalks and people use our street as a short cut to the hospital, college, cement plant or wherever they go when accessing the Willard extension.

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Letter: Thanks to all for great effort to clean up Clear Creek Cemetery

We had a great turnout for our annual cleanup day Oct. 27 at the Clear Creek Cemetery.

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Commentary: Rodeo grounds should be a natural fit for Camp Verde

An enthusiastic and resourceful group of dedicated volunteers, through the newly organized Camp Verde Arena Association (CVAA), have undertaken the task of bringing a town-funded rodeo grounds to the planning forefront. Their time, talent, and treasure will be a driving force.

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Letter: Thank you all for your care, compassion

Even though our hearts are aching at the loss of our beloved “Lefty Ortiz”, his wife, children and siblings want to extend a grateful thank you to so many people involved in Lefty’s care.

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Letter: Kruschev’s prediction sadly seems to be coming true

It’s rumored that in the Cold War environment of the 60s, Soviet Premier, Nikita Kruschev, said some things that add up to this paraphrase: “We will destroy the United States from within. We will introduce little bits of socialism to the American people over time and one day you will wake up, and you will already have communism.”

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Editorial Cartoon: 11-4-18

Editorial Cartoon: 11-4-18

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Editorial: Financial outcomes of consolidation an exercise in speculation

We don’t get to vote on school district consolidation Tuesday, but that has not diminished the debate about the merits of merging the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union districts into one.

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Letter: Cottonwood Rec Center needs to adopt no-weapons policy

My concern is that on Sept. 24, I observed a gentleman come into the rec center carrying a large machete-type knife in a sheath.

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Letter: Please vote Tuesday: Your voice is important

The front page of The Villager on November 1, 2018 had the “Verde Valley/Sedona School Report Cards” which shows how bad the school ratings are (except for our previous neighborhood school which received an A).

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Letter: Pedestrian/bike bridge from 10th Street across South Bitter Creek to Mountain Gate the most pressing need to Clarkdale

In her October 21 letter to the Verde Independent regarding Proposition 445, Jai Hurst informs us Clarkdale received an average of $299,434 annually in Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) monies during the last decade. That may be a fact, but it is not the whole story.

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Letters: Please vote yes on Prop. 445, the Clarkdale Road repair bond

For 10 years the Arizona State Legislature “swept” money collected for municipal streets in Arizona to pay other statewide expenses. In fiscal year 2018 alone, $90,000 was taken from the Town of Clarkdale that would have been used to maintain our roads.

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Editorial: Cottonwood at key crossroads in search for new city manager

For the city, Cottonwood is at a philosophical crossroads as it moves forward in the search for a city manager to succeed Doug Bartosh.

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Editorial Cartoon: 11-2-18

Editorial Cartoon: 11-2-18

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Letter: Was Dr. Hargrove treated fairly by Mingus School Board?

I was surprised and concerned when I read about the decision by the Mingus District School Board to publicly humiliate Dr. Penny Hargrove by placing her on a 10-day administrative leave.

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Letter: Camp Verde sewer rates still rishing

Camp Verde Sewer Rates will rise again in January 2019! Those now paying $94 per month will then be paying $108. Those paying $84 will begin paying $97. The $75 assessment will rise to $86.

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Editorial Cartoon: Oct. 31, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Oct. 31, 2018

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Letter: Senseless act of violence at Jewish place of worship

A senseless act of violence took place at a Jewish place of worship. An evil man ended lives during a service celebrating life.

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