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Jason W. Brooks is the associate editor of the Verde Independent.

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Whenever we hear something terrible happening to a person or group in December, our first thoughts are often that it’s A shame something negative would happen during the holidays.

By Jason W. Brooks December 14, 2019
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Thanks to some hard work from various poeple, four areas in the Verde Valley are recognized as International Dark Sky Communities, and Cottonwood has a committee and leadership’s backing in pursuing a fifth such honor.

By Jason W. Brooks November 30, 2019
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Even with stormy weather forecast for the first part of this weekend, this could be a time to make a difference in your local economy.

By Jason W. Brooks November 27, 2019
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When longtime U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away recently, Arizona’s governor was among many elected Republicans across the country to order American flags lowered to half-staff.

By Jason Brooks Associate Editor November 5, 2019
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Morning sounds are familiar out in the country all over the U.S.: roosters crowing, dogs barking, sometimes wind whipping through trees or brush.

By Jason W. Brooks October 26, 2019
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Status quo is a term that is used quite often at many levels of government, usually as a comparison point when talking about a change or proposed change.

By Jason W. Brooks October 10, 2019
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One thing we know about short-term rentals: You’re not going to be able to put the genie back in the bottle now.

By Jason W. Brooks August 19, 2019
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The new associate editor of the Verde Independent has been to a unique combination of places.

July 18, 2019
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