Dan Engler is the editor of the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle.
Of all the things totally wrecked this past year by COVID-19, public education took one of the hardest hits.
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.
Arizona closed out the month of March with the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases since September and the fewest fatalities since November.
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.
For the first time since October, the average number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has dipped below 1,000 cases daily.
This is the week in which young people are encouraged to let loose and enjoy life.
One must ask if Michaels fully understands her scope of authority in making such change.
The sour taste from this incident will not soon fade away.
Arizona had only a quarter of the number of new COVID-19 infections in February than it had one month earlier. The Arizona Department of Health Services also reports February’s COVID-19 caseload was the lowest seen in the state since October.