I have lived on 89A since before the roundabouts and called it the bypass road since it was built for the cement trucks and I understand with financial aid from the cement plant so the cement trucks could avoid downtown Clarkdale and Cottonwood. NOTE: Bypass and for the cement trucks.
As a past superintendent of Mingus Union High School, I would like to congratulate the present board of governors for their wisdom in appointing Mr. Mike Westcott as their new superintendent.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron #9 would like to thank all of those who participated in the Labor Day Catfish Contest and we hope you all had fun on the Verde River.
For those of us who are truly concerned about the economic future of our Village (ie. property values, tax revenue), we should consider positive change rather than immediately oppose it.
I find that current reporting seems to hold the Catholic Church to a higher standard than what Protestant churches are held to or is it because people believe the Catholic Church has deep pockets. Let’s be fair. Report all abuse.
Why direct traffic onto Beaverhead Flat to 179, leading to greater traffic issues on that road? As for these roundabouts to nowhere on 260, it makes driving on 260 less enjoyable than before.
There is an informative publication on the FAA website that speaks to the city’s right, obligation even, to charge user fees to help make the airport financially self-sustaining.
The fact that this road never had public support as seen by the fact that Jerome, Camp Verde and most recently the Beaver Creek communities have publicly come out against it.
All the opinions seen on Verde Connect seem to be from Camp Verde residents. How about an opinion from a Cornvillian?
Many mistakes have been made throughout the Verde Connect process by both those for and against the project.
I am proud that the Town of Camp Verde Council had the wisdom and courage to recognize this proposed project for what it is: A poorly conceived, waste of taxpayer’s dollars that does nothing to deal with the very real traffic issues that exist in Yavapai County today.
I would like to comment on a couple points in the June 9th editorial regarding the “high cost” of public safety retirement pensions.
As many of my Cottonwood neighbors do, I walk most mornings. I have been very disturbed by the increased litter of plastic bags stuck to cacti, trees and throughout our beautiful desert.
The results of the Verde Valley Master Transportation Plan 2015 public participation of only 45 people from three towns should not have been accepted as credibly representative.
This project has to have a connector road from the bridge on the Verde River to Middle Verde Road. It is the main requirement of the bridge grant from the Federal Government.
We came through Sedona for the first time in late August 1969. It looked like a gorgeous place that was almost empty. We have come back to Sedona ever since and finally moved to VOC in 2012.
Controlled burns are viewed as part of the overall Forest Service management plan to spare us from raging wildfires that consume hundreds of thousands acres of forest land and leave the rest of the state buried in smoke so thick that visibility is all but lost within 100 yards.
It is very unfair to lump the Arizona State Retirement System in with this editorial about the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.
So let’s stop calling people names and actually talk to people as opposed to talking down to people with the idea “I’ve been here longer and know better. so shut up”.
Cottonwood is an airport town, as are Sedona and Prescott. This gem is not hidden. The benefits go beyond funding. The benefits are all the commerce that is attracted in and around the airport.
Now, if in 2011 I had planted an Obama banner in the back of my truck and led a one-man parade, many, many, many times through our fine city, it would have been fair and balanced, and quite accurate to refer to me as a nincompoop.
President Trump has been successful with his promises and actions and has stolen the thunder in advance from Democrat hopefuls.
So, Hidden gem? Economic driver for the citizens of Cottonwood? Maybe, but the airport has to be subsidized by our sales tax dollars and the general fund. It has large expenses and produces little revenue.
Those of you who moved here, to the beautiful Village of Oak Creek, found a peaceful town with a high-rated school for our children. What happened? The Big Park Regional Coordinating Council has been trying to do what’s good for the people of the Village, with our zoning and community input.
“The American Republic, especially after the Constitution of 1787 was ratified, was a federal union. Thus a national criminal system was piled on top of the state systems. To be sure, the states -- then and now -- had the lion’s share of the crime and punishment business.