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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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Commentary: Questions abound over ‘grounding’ of Mingus Union superintendent

Like the dutiful parent whose child comes home with a lousy report card, the Mingus Union School Board grounded Superintendent Penny Hargrove last week.

Editorial: Football playoff seeding system needs another look

The league champion Mingus Marauders open their state title quest on the road against a team they’ve previously defeated and that finished third place in their league.

Editorial: Prescott-area schools out perform Verde Valley in state grading system

“Appeal” is the rallying cry among Verde Valley educators in the aftermath of the letter grades assigned their schools by the Arizona Department of Education. Throughout the Verde Valley, local schools on average received “C” grades from the Department of Education this year.

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Editorial cartoon: 10-28-18

Editorial cartoon: 10-28-18

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Proposition 305: It’s all about your choice on what is best education ‘fit’ for your child

As a school administrator I’ve been asked numerous times about Prop 305. I am a strong supporter of school choice because I have seen its powerful effects in action. I am a supporter of school choice because it offers great benefit to all schools, including district schools. I am a supporter of school choice because of Robby.

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Editorial Cartoon 10-26-18

Editorial Cartoon 10-26-18

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Commentary: It takes entire community to make community events successful

The experiment called Camp Verde Promotions has been a case study in the adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Editorial Cartoon: Oct. 24, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Oct. 24, 2018

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Commentary: Will history repeat itself on new Cottonwood City Hall?

When a major new project is first proposed in Cottonwood, it’s typically espoused by the majority or at least a very vocal minority that this is something we can’t afford. It’s frivolous. It falls into the category of “want” much more than it does a justified “need.”

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Letter: Thank you once again; eight years now and still going strong

Thank you, thank you, thank you again VVMC for the gift of life.

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Letter: Mayor deserves support on plan for new City Hall

As the mayor stated, the need for a city hall large enough to house all departments has been discussed for years. The opportunity has been brought before Council that would be an excellent opportunity to move forward, and it would be the best opportunity financially. The facility would cost a lot less that finding property and building a facility.

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Letter: Why are the streets and roads in such bad condition now?

In response to Chip Davis’ letter. I am all for considering all the facts. Facts Mr. Davis should already know as the former Yavapai County Supervisor, but the regular Clarkdale voter would not be aware of unless they did their research.

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Letter: Yes, journalism matters and journalists have obligation to make sure it matters

Journalists, in general, are not enemies of the American people, but they are not saintly watchdogs keeping government honest, either. Few can put aside prejudices or a desire to remain employed.

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Letter: Apologies from every direction

Michael C. Westlund recently wrote a letter to the world apologizing for the “despicable, detestable, degrading spectacle “of the nomination process for now justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Letter: Dangerous anti-democratic proposal; anti free speech

New rules on the use of public spaces proposed by the Trump administration and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke pose a grave danger to this country’s most precious free speech rights and must be stopped.

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Commentary: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ -- State Historian Marshall Trimble remembers ‘Lefty’ Ortiz

Reader testimonials and funeral home memorials offer ample evidence that it was a life lived well and full for Cottonwood’s Eugene “Lefty” Ortiz

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Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Oct. 19, 2018

Opinion: Editorial Cartoon Oct. 19, 2018