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Every day I make the 62-mile drive into work, it provides me with another opportunity to think about how blessed I am to be the editor of The Verde Independent.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 3, 2021
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Oh to be a billionaire. They seem to have all the fun. When Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galatic, launched his Unity 22 rocket plane last week, he went where few have gone. Into space on his own spacecraft.

By Judy Bluhm August 3, 2021
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I live in Clarkdale and our home is located on the North Fork of Mescal Wash, a major wash, where it crosses Old Jerome Highway.

August 3, 2021
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I am very confused by the two letters posted by the Cottonwood resident who complained about the state of and lack of health care in the Cottonwood area.

August 3, 2021
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The Verde Valley is the poster child for debates over consolidated vs. layered government representation.

By DAN ENGLER, For the Independent July 30, 2021
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Lord, could we get some rain? Our prayers were answered. Okay, can it stop for a while? Because it was a doozey of a storm that trounced Arizona.

By Judy Bluhm July 30, 2021
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I live in Clarkdale and our home is located on the North Fork of Mescal Wash, a major wash, where it crosses Old Jerome Highway.

July 30, 2021
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Let’s be real here - Arizonans deserve access to high-quality health care and the best way to ensure they have it is by continuing to strengthen the options available through private coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid.

July 30, 2021
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The Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde would like to thank Camp Verde Parks and Recreation for giving us the opportunity to raise funds for our club at this year’s cornfest.

July 30, 2021
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As is so often the case in the Verde Valley, it is life’s worst moments that brings out the best in our community.

By DAN ENGLER, The Verde Independent July 27, 2021
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I have known Dan Engler since his Flagstaff years and came to admire how he evolved from a “Cub Reporter” for the Daily Sun and later as the editor of The Verde Independent, and much more.

July 27, 2021
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In 2010, on the way to the headwaters of the Rio Grande, fleeing the bureaucracy destroying the whole state of California, I yielded to my partner’s yen to check out the Dirty Verde.

July 27, 2021
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Wow! End of an era! Dan, I hope you enjoy retirement as much as I do. But it’s been a good run.

July 27, 2021
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I’m a bundle of emotions today. This is my final day as editor of the Verde Independent.

By Dan Engler July 23, 2021
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Fifty years ago, Edward Abbey and his conservation disciples warned that we were making a monumental mistake in constructing Glen Canyon Dam.

By Dan Engler July 19, 2021
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Parents, please help your children grow up to be responsible adults that we all want to be proud of.

July 19, 2021
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With the continued possibility of surprise power outages, you may come home and find yourself locked out when there’s no power to your garage door opener.

July 19, 2021
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The PRO Act subverts the will of workers in order to fill union ranks.

July 19, 2021
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The Arizona State Park employees at Red Rock State Park deserve a round of applause.

July 19, 2021
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My question is regarding a town meeting that I missed regarding the 5G tower approval going up in the neighborhood off the trail head off Zalesky Road in the Bridgeport area .

July 19, 2021
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I see absolutely no benefit in posting a review which is not 100% accurate. No one benefits, and someone could very possibly be harmed.

July 16, 2021
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While consumers should adhere to the recommended tips, policymakers should also strengthen consumer protections on payment apps to ensure that consumers are protected if they are defrauded into sending money, and app providers should be required to investigate errors and fraud.

By Ed Mierzwinski: MY TURN July 16, 2021
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If the Arizona Democrat representatives truly represented their constituents they would join in supporting the Arizona audit investigating the election vs. investigating the investigative firms.

July 16, 2021
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I would not be surprised to learn that the Committee to Protect Health Care is already in the employ of Katie Hobbs.

July 16, 2021
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There is probably not another scam artist attraction that homeowners fall victim to more than a roofing disaster. With the hailstorm that occurred in the area recently, it is very easy for fraudulent roofing companies to prey on unsuspecting homeowners.

By Sandy Griffis MY TURN July 13, 2021

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