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The time of lock-down was used by the chamber to build an amazing website, contact list for businesses and develop their strategy for assisting business to succeed in the Verde Valley.

June 29, 2021
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What would you take? The smoke and flames are approaching, you are being evacuated and you have minutes to grab things.

By Judy Bluhm June 26, 2021
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Now that the Verde Valley has survived the plague, I want to thank the library pros and volunteers who kept right on truckin’ through it.

June 26, 2021
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First off, I am going to “assume” that you have done a survey on ALL the privately owned land, as well as what the county (taxpayers) owns in the whole Verde Valley before forming that “opinion” that was publicly stated.

June 26, 2021
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Farming can be an underappreciated job sometimes, but anyone who ever had his tomatoes knew they, and he, were something special.

June 22, 2021
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Can we get together on this, exchange ideas? Shouldn’t us old people be smart enough to have a better solutions than, “Go to Phoenix?”

June 22, 2021
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Having a highway that is the only way north and most of it only two lanes is shameful to our state both for tourists and citizens who live here.

June 22, 2021
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I suspect that some workers are now accepting jobs at the local big box stores where you can start at $15 an hour and get health insurance benefits.

June 22, 2021
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Strong leaders don’t try to play all sides of the fence to curry favor and don’t shirk responsibility for their decisions. Karen Fann has been a disappointment during this time when a spotlight is on our state.

June 22, 2021
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So then, don’t say, “my Constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” or “to free speech” or “to assemble” or “to petition my government,” etc. But instead say, “my Constitutionally-protected right …”

June 22, 2021
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Yes, it’s great to see Cottonwood and Sedona step up and jointly hire a housing professional to find the answers, but it’s questionable what either community can realistically do to find a solution.

By Dan Engler June 19, 2021
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The Federal Aviation Administration has received over 3,000 reports of “combative” passenger behavior since January 1. The flight attendant union leader, Sara Nelson, claims that frequency of passenger outbursts is “nuts” and “out of control.”

By Judy Bluhm June 19, 2021
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We saw the very best in community spirit from the folks in Cornville in the midst of what easily could have been a tragedy.

By Dan Engler June 15, 2021
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To recognize that these amazing professionals kept all of us safe through their demanding efforts to put out this close-to-home wildfire.

June 15, 2021
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Tables were filled with ‘treasures’, kitchen utensils and equipment, arts and crafts supplies, holiday and Christmas items, sporting goods, lamps, pictures, technology equipment, glasses, plates, bowls, platters, books, toys, games, puzzles, jewelry and other items.

June 15, 2021
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I wish to express thanks for the emergency services personnel and volunteers who responded. They provided evacuation warnings and assistance to those who were unable to evacuate on their own. Those managing the fire, both on the ground and in the air, were just amazing in their efficiency and expertise.

June 15, 2021
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We expect the hot lumber market to persist, keeping both prices and volatility elevated. The cycle that we are in is here for the foreseeable future.

By SANDY GRIFFIS Executive Director Yavapai County Contractors Association June 11, 2021
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A Constitutional Republic is used to get things done efficiently through representatives. How is it you say that only some of us share the promise of the constitution and others do not?

June 11, 2021
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Last week, the Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo announced it would move its 2021 event from Prescott Valley’s Findlay Toyota Center to the new equestrian complex in Camp Verde.

June 8, 2021
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I can’t wrap my arms around the vehement feelings of a few who felt they needed the City Council to pass a resolution that carries no more legal weight than motherhood and apple pie symbolically representing wholesomeness and traditional American values.

June 8, 2021
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When is this nonsense going to stop? Are we going to have a July 4 claim of sanctuary, to protect this ‘endangered’ holiday? Or Christmas? Or Veterans Day?

June 8, 2021
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Disrespect the National Anthem and the American Flag, and that’s your First Amendment right, but say something in defense of the American way of life, and you should be censored.

June 8, 2021
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I don’t know why the writer feels a need to justify her life and/or seek affirmation.

June 4, 2021
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We had extra funds left from last year's fundraiser and we were very thankful that the BeneVet beat the COVID breakout.

June 4, 2021
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Peripheral damage from the Cottonwood Bill of Rights Sanctuary City Resolution.

June 4, 2021

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