When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Independence Day is here and this year we celebrate our country's 244th birthday. America is in a time of major transition and transformation right now. We are facing a public health crisis, along with challenges in our economy and a powerful social justice movement.
Wearing a mask blocks the intake of adequate oxygen levels that are vital for the health of cells. Blood oxygen levels have been shown to drop substantially when a person wears a mask.
We must acknowledge the participation of your newspaper with their public support of this community endeavor and achievement with the faithful coverage of 13 annual Denim & Lace Dinner & Auction Fundraising events and beyond.
There are two characteristics of Covid-19 that make it more contagious than other viruses. It can travel on much smaller droplets than other viruses, (making it “airborne”- more like TB or measles), and it can be passed to another person even when there are no symptoms of illness.
Freeing up overhead costs makes a lot of sense in these uncertain times. Wouldn’t you prefer more dollars for the classroom and less costly overhead?
I hope the people of Cottonwood will stand behind their brave and sensible mayor and ask the city council members who have not thought this through, to rethink their ideas and vote for mandatory facemasks.
This is simply a public health issue. We need to protect the most vulnerable and one another.
As Mr. Boyer has made it a point to accuse the right-wing media of promoting “white privilege,” I will state that I feel the left-wing media and politicians have been beating the black community over the head with black-victimization for decades, with full intent on keeping them victimized.
I would like someone to explain to me, if you’re wearing a mask, and I’m not, how does that put you at risk?
Most of the masks -- which I call face diapers -- I see people wear are no good at all in either keeping the wearer from spreading the disease, or from catching it. They are simply a placebo.
Clearly Mayor Elinski has done his homework, which four of the council members did not.
I wear a mask to protect you. Will you please wear a mask to protect me?
Please think about your choices and how they might affect others.
I’m all for more local control by communities, but I do not want mayors issuing behavioral mandates based on political affiliation, no matter how noble their expressed intentions.
Kudos to Cottonwood Mayor Elinski for his decision to mandate the wearing of masks when out in public.
While NASCAR was appropriately quick to respond in support of Wallace, once again, our quick to overreact society, fueled a sensationally oriented media, seized this opportunity to exploit an already racially charged environment.
The Donald J. Trump experiment has failed. We Americans were played.
What about MY right, to not get infected by YOU, possibly ending up in the hospital or a ventilator and die?
When I go into a store and people are wearing masks and move away and give me distance and when I do the same I feel safe and cared for.
Bravo to the mayor of Cottonwood. His decision to override the council’s vote was one of courage and commitment to the health of his community.
I applaud Mayor Elinski’s courage to do the right thing when the city council failed to do so. Shame on Council Member Michael Mathews for refusing to attend future council meetings because the outcome wasn’t what he wanted.
In response to The Verde Independent article, Sunday, June 21, 2020 “Save the Middle Verde Group puts Garrison in election crosshairs,” I would like to add that Randy Garrison is a disgrace to the Republican Party for his intransigent demeanor in ignoring so much unified opposition to his own one-sided opinion.
Just for the record I will be going shopping tomorrow, but I choose to go to Prescott Valley. Prescott Valley is not IMPOSING mandated mask wearing.