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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 2, sent state lawmakers a strong message: Don’t pile multiple, unrelated issues into a single piece of legislation.

By Verde Independent November 5, 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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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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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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Monday we will honor our nation’s ultimate defenders of freedom in Memorial Day services all over the United States.

May 29, 2021
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If you spend any time at all on local social media sites, you likely have heard about a vicious assault that occurred at the Verde Valley Fair.

By Dan Engler May 11, 2021
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There are two important distinctions that need to be made concerning news that the Mingus Union High School football field is an unsafe playing surface.

May 7, 2021
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We get it. Wearing facemasks has gotten old.

April 30, 2021
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Last weekend, classic cars and “Rat Rods” resulted in thousands of people flocking to Old Town Cottonwood.

By Dan Engler April 13, 2021
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Of all the things totally wrecked this past year by COVID-19, public education took one of the hardest hits.

By Dan Engler April 6, 2021
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Today, Rough Cuts is back on the market under new ownership. It’s being touted as the perfect site for a new Cottonwood City Hall, no doubt at a higher price tag than if the city had rolled the dice on this building a decade ago.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2021
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You may be doing all you can to keep your vessel afloat and chart a good course to home port, but the actions of another might become counterproductive.

By Richard Haddad March 30, 2021
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Local control seemed like a great idea a year ago when Gov. Doug Ducey allowed Arizona municipalities and county governments to establish their own COVID-19 safety protocols.

By Dan Engler March 26, 2021
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Be careful what you wish for. That is a message that applies to Arizona’s stance on the Second Amendment.

March 22, 2021
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This is the week in which young people are encouraged to let loose and enjoy life.

By Dan Engler March 16, 2021
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One must ask if Michaels fully understands her scope of authority in making such change.

By Dan Engler March 12, 2021
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The sour taste from this incident will not soon fade away.

By Dan Engler March 9, 2021
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In February, we’ve been on the right path in this war with COVID-19. We’ve won this battle.

By Dan Engler February 26, 2021
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Along with an affordable housing plan, long-range transportation planning represents one of the most important needs of the Verde Valley.

February 2, 2021
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The pattern seen in Cottonwood over the past 30 years concerning a new city hall has hardly been an example of bold leadership.

January 19, 2021
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Some leaders simply prefer communication the old-fashioned way. They want to hear it directly from the horse’s mouth.

By Dan Engler December 28, 2020
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The next time there is a major development issue in Rimrock or Lake Montezuma, how would it be received if Mayor Tim Elinski and City Manager Ron Corbin showed up and told the folks on the Beaver Creek Association that this development needs to be run past the Cottonwood City Council first.

By Dan Engler December 16, 2020
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In this time of year when the joy of giving is paramount, this is the very best gift you can give yourself, your friends and family.

By Dan Engler December 11, 2020
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Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the American society.

November 25, 2020


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