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One thing we know about short-term rentals: You’re not going to be able to put the genie back in the bottle now.

By Jason W. Brooks August 19, 2019
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After reading the article in the Aug. 11 Verde Independent, I was moved to write in response.

August 19, 2019
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There are many economic reasons to hate on APS. But its proposal to take steps to possibly reduce blackouts in Clarkdale is not one of them.

By Dan Engler August 17, 2019

The Friends of Clark Memorial Library want to thank our donors and everyone who helped make this year’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, a success.

August 16, 2019
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I see that Steve Adelsman is wringing his hands publicly about what do with illegal aliens in this country other than heartlessly deporting them -- and he has no answer.

August 15, 2019
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Let’s hope Tuesday’s presentation about Cottonwood’s noise abatement program at the municipal airport will end the months-long debate about excessive aviation noise.

August 15, 2019
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The Democratic debates have been hard on Never Trumpers.

By By Byron York August 13, 2019
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We couldn’t have done it without your help. The kids -- and the parents really enjoyed the show.

August 13, 2019
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At the end of World War II, as Allied Forces uncovered the reality and horrors of concentration camps, it became apparent that many nearby residents claimed ignorance of the very existence of these camps.

By Steve Adelsman: MY TURN August 10, 2019
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In response to Gary Mialocq’s letter that appeared in the Aug. 1 Villager, I would like everyone to know that he misrepresented me as an officer of the Big Park Council.

August 10, 2019
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I do not understand how such a public occurrence as the debates among candidates for the president of the United States can be limited and not available to all of the American people.

August 10, 2019
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The myriad strategies outlined this week to make the Cottonwood Recreation Center more profitable missed one key point.

August 8, 2019
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There is much discussion lately about health care. I would like to relate my experience with Medicare that is being purported as the more popular and the best health care. As an elderly person, it is my only option.

August 8, 2019
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When you measure results, John Parsons’ long-term contributions to the Verde Valley are the high-bar marks every local political leader should aspire to reach.

By Dan Engler August 6, 2019
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As Trump seems to normalize violence in this country, Jeffery Goldberg, editor in chief of the Atlantic.com, recently wrote in an article entitled, He’s Getting Worse, ...”with Trump’s larger goal, it seem(s) to stoke fear among white Americans of dark-skinned foreigners”, and then he goes on to say, “It’s depressing to realize that we were correct (in endorsing Hillary, not for love, but fear of Trump) and it is depressing to think that there is no immediate way out of this crisis.”

August 6, 2019
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A historic cemetery, that can be dated back to the 1800’s, can be found at the end of Old Church Road in Camp Verde. Clear Creek Cemetery, a pioneer cemetery, is maintained solely by volunteers and entirely funded with donations.

August 6, 2019
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The extension of a major river bridge and road all the way to Beaverhead Flat Road is a major, very expensive, and unfunded matter.

By Thomas W. Eder MY TURN August 3, 2019
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I have attended all of the public meetings for the proposed APS substation on 89A and keep hearing about items that should have been done, but they were not.

August 3, 2019
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As you are aware, APS is proposing to build a substation next to the Fire District property on 89A in Clarkdale.

August 3, 2019
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The haggling over Verde Connect represents an opportunity for the Verde Valley’s collective leadership to re-examine its process for determining transportation priorities.

August 1, 2019
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For the Mingus Union track and field program, the issue always has been “the track.”

By Dan Engler July 30, 2019
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Some years ago, when the world was young, my sainted wife took advantage of my accepting a decent-paying job to take a year off work.

By By Gene Lyons July 30, 2019
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Giving someone a gift and later asking it be returned is simply bad form.

By Dan Engler July 27, 2019
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There were thousands of us who worked for the contractors that did the actual development of Saturn rocket and yet the coverage infers that NASA did it all.

July 25, 2019
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Years ago, as per the Verde Valley Master Transportation Plan 2016, two modest rural routes were suggested: extending West Middle Verde over the Verde River or paving Forest Route 119A.

July 25, 2019

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