More than anything, the Town Council failed in its mission to “Inspire public confidence in Camp Verde government.”
Status quo seems to not exist in the vocabulary of still-new Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.
Our online user count has increased 41% as compared to January 2019. Online reader sessions are up 25% and total page views have increased by 15%.
For about five years now, a recurring theme in Cottonwood has been the lack of affordable housing for the everyday Average Joe.
At almost every level today in American politics, statesmanship has become a lost art. They’re all politicians who cling to party loyalty at all costs.
With school district consolidation again becoming front and center in the Verde Valley, skeptics are going to see political motivations in the Mingus Union School Board’s effort to leave John McTurk’s seat vacant until voters can decide the best person for the job.
Cottonwood’s newest foray into boundary expansion via annexation comes without the landmines that typically turn a perfectly good idea into an ugly political fight.
The Camp Verde Town Council met last night behind closed doors to decide what to do about the mess Joe Butner created.
A case of conflicting values represents the rocky waters still to be navigated for a just Arizona law that mandates punishment for people who sell opioids such as fentanyl.
In building and preserving the Roman Empire, Julius Cesar is credited with the divide-and-conquer approach to war. It’s stood the test of time.
It’s hard to argue with the logic of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
We can hope for the best with all the political players tossing their hats into the ring in 2020. At the same time we should probably expect the worst.
Any victory folks in the Verde Valley claim in the current trio of major land developments in the region can only be viewed as a battle in a war.
Murray: “While they were throwing a fit about it, we continued working. In the end, the guy at P&Z told me there was nothing in city code that gave the city any authority to oversee murals.”
Too often with incorporation and annexation efforts, proponents of self-government get lost in the weeds of details to the extent they overlook the simplicity of the process.
For those of us who knew him best, it is even more certain that those who live in the mountainside community and the rest of us throughout the Verde Valley will say Jerome was abundantly blessed because that’s where Al Palmieri called home.
Electing a person to office is no guarantee that person is a “qualified expert” to perform the job to which he or she was elected.
Parking has always been a supply-and-demand problem for Jerome. On a busy weekend, you can spend more time finding a place to park than you can enjoying all the good things the town has to offer.
By acknowledging that county government is not designed to provide municipal-type urbanized services, the Village of Oak Creek has no other choice but to incorporate.
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.
As stated in this very space five weeks ago, the indictment of a former business manager for the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education most likely represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of skeletons in the VACTE closet.
It’s a safe bet that most of the folks reading this came here from somewhere else.
Grades are the measuring stick between excellence and failure with the varying degrees of average falling in-between.
It was on the stroke of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the world celebrated the end of World War I.
Fixing the education system in Arizona still is top-of-mind for state officials; however, the actual solution remains elusive.