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More than anything, the Town Council failed in its mission to “Inspire public confidence in Camp Verde government.”

February 20, 2020
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Status quo seems to not exist in the vocabulary of still-new Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.

By Dan Engler February 18, 2020
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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%.

By Babette Cubitt: Publisher/CEO The Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle February 15, 2020
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For about five years now, a recurring theme in Cottonwood has been the lack of affordable housing for the everyday Average Joe.

By Dan Engler February 11, 2020
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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.

By Dan Engler February 6, 2020
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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.

By Dan Engler February 4, 2020
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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.

By Dan Engler January 30, 2020
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The Camp Verde Town Council met last night behind closed doors to decide what to do about the mess Joe Butner created.

January 29, 2020
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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.

By Dan Engler January 23, 2020
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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.

By Dan Engler January 21, 2020
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It’s hard to argue with the logic of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

By Dan Engler January 16, 2020
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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.

January 9, 2020
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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.

January 7, 2020
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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.”

By Dan Engler December 17, 2019
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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.

December 12, 2019
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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.

By Dan Engler December 10, 2019
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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.

By Dan Engler December 7, 2019
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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 Dan Engler December 5, 2019
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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.

By Dan Engler December 3, 2019
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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 26, 2019
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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.

By Dan Engler November 15, 2019
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It’s a safe bet that most of the folks reading this came here from somewhere else.

By Dan Engler November 14, 2019
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Grades are the measuring stick between excellence and failure with the varying degrees of average falling in-between.

By Dan Engler November 12, 2019
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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.

November 9, 2019
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Fixing the education system in Arizona still is top-of-mind for state officials; however, the actual solution remains elusive.

By The (Prescott) Daily Courier November 7, 2019

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