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Editorial Cartoon: 11-18-18

Editorial Cartoon: 11-18-18

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Commentary: Democrats should take good look at history before going down impeachment highway

If Democrats are trying to reassure anyone that they won’t impeach President Trump, they’re aren’t doing a very good job of it.

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Editorial: Willing partnerships paved way to merger of Verde fire agencies

If there is anything to be learned about the consolidation of various fire departments in the Verde Valley as it applies to school district consolidation, it’s obviously a lot easier to accomplish when you have willing partners.

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Commentary: Big challenges await new Mingus Union School Board

It’s an unenviable list of tasks awaiting the new Mingus Union School Board that takes office in January.

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Letter: Decline of Sedona pretty much true for all of Arizona

As a 6th generation native Arizonan I can relate to Patti Hughes Letter on the decline of Sedona. I feel the same way about the whole state and especially the state government.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Trunk or Treat a huge success

The staff at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation wants to thank all of the public who made last night’s Trunk or Treat a huge success.

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Letter: Why is 12th Street a mess again?

Why has Cottonwood torn up 12th Street again? Two years ago, they took a long time to rebuild it and now it is a mess again with no bike lanes and a rough surface to drive on.

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Letter: Rules of the road need to apply equally to bikers

A short while ago this morning I was tooling down 89A toward Cottonwood, maintaining normally a steady speed of 45 mph per the posted limit.

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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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