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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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The words “miscarriage of justice” were echoed long and loud throughout the Verde Valley following last week’s hung jury in the Cecilio Cruz murder trial.

By Dan Engler November 17, 2020
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It is not just a day of remembrance, but also a celebration of the freedoms secured for all of us by our veterans.

November 10, 2020
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Arizona has not come close to duplicating the single-day high of 5,416 cases reported June 29.

By Dan Engler August 4, 2020
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Originally, Gov. Doug Ducey said students could return to the classroom Aug. 17. Now, he’s holding firm to that date with the disclaimer that it’s based on those who can and those who can’t.

By Dan Engler August 1, 2020
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In all honesty, Mayor Elinski is getting what he deserves with this proposal by Mathews and Tosca. Elinski is guilty of doing the absolute right thing the absolute wrong way.

By Dan Engler July 5, 2020
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When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

July 2, 2020
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Here we are, 144 days after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Arizona and some things have become startling clear.

By Dan Engler June 16, 2020
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The social media malady of not reading past the headline has created its fair share of confusion over the intent of Gov. Doug Ducey’s curfew order this week.

By Dan Engler June 2, 2020
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Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.

May 25, 2020

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