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Dan Engler

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COVID-19 infections in Arizona are at their highest level since February. The Friday morning report from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows 1,479 new cases, with seven deaths, in the past 24-hour reporting period.

By Dan Engler July 23, 2021
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I’m a bundle of emotions today. This is my final day as editor of the Verde Independent.

By Dan Engler July 23, 2021
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The rush of new COVID-19 cases in Arizona continued Wednesday as the state has seen more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in six of the past seven days.

By Dan Engler July 21, 2021
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Fifty years ago, Edward Abbey and his conservation disciples warned that we were making a monumental mistake in constructing Glen Canyon Dam.

By Dan Engler July 19, 2021
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Arizona has had more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in five of the past six days.

By Dan Engler July 19, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for three consecutive days.

By Dan Engler July 16, 2021
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For the first time since March 1, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases documented in a 24-hour reporting period.

By Dan Engler July 14, 2021
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Yes, it’s great to see Cottonwood and Sedona step up and jointly hire a housing professional to find the answers, but it’s questionable what either community can realistically do to find a solution.

By Dan Engler June 19, 2021
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We saw the very best in community spirit from the folks in Cornville in the midst of what easily could have been a tragedy.

By Dan Engler June 15, 2021
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Arizona finished the month of May with the fewest COVID-19 cases and deaths in a year.

By Dan Engler June 1, 2021
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Peterson’s winning clearance was a full foot and a half better than the next best jump in the competition.

By Dan Engler May 17, 2021
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Sedona-Red Rock junior Shota Yabuuchi and Camp Verde senior Ashlee Bueler were among the brightest stars in the 2021 Division IV Track & Field Championships last weekend.

By Dan Engler May 17, 2021
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The Camp Verde Town Council will consider a job contract this week to install reclaimed water supply lines to the town’s new Sports Complex.

By Dan Engler May 17, 2021
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If you spend any time at all on local social media sites, you likely have heard about a vicious assault that occurred at the Verde Valley Fair.

By Dan Engler May 11, 2021
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Arizona experienced its fewest number of daily new COVID-19 cases in eight months in April.

By Dan Engler May 1, 2021
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Jerome is one of those towns that is just too good for its own good.

By Dan Engler April 20, 2021
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With just five weeks remaining, athletes from both Mingus Union and Camp Verde high schools have positioned themselves strongly for the Arizona State High School Track and Field championships.

By Dan Engler April 15, 2021
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Last weekend, classic cars and “Rat Rods” resulted in thousands of people flocking to Old Town Cottonwood.

By Dan Engler April 13, 2021
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Of all the things totally wrecked this past year by COVID-19, public education took one of the hardest hits.

By Dan Engler April 6, 2021
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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.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2021
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Arizona closed out the month of March with the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases since September and the fewest fatalities since November.

By Dan Engler April 1, 2021
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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.

By Dan Engler March 26, 2021
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For the first time since October, the average number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has dipped below 1,000 cases daily.

By Dan Engler March 17, 2021
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This is the week in which young people are encouraged to let loose and enjoy life.

By Dan Engler March 16, 2021
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One must ask if Michaels fully understands her scope of authority in making such change.

By Dan Engler March 12, 2021
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The sour taste from this incident will not soon fade away.

By Dan Engler March 9, 2021
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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.

By Dan Engler March 1, 2021
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In February, we’ve been on the right path in this war with COVID-19. We’ve won this battle.

By Dan Engler February 26, 2021
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The state’s mortality rate for coronavirus is at its highest level since testing began.

By Dan Engler February 8, 2021
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While vaccination protocols are in place and COVID-19 numbers show a steady decline over the past 10 days in Arizona, January still turned out to be the state’s most infectious and deadliest month yet.

By Dan Engler February 1, 2021
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Friday’s data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows 229 deaths in the past 24 hours in Arizona. So far this month, 2,986 Arizonans have died from coronavirus.

By Dan Engler January 22, 2021
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As Arizona moves into Phase 1B of its vaccination protocol, COVID-19 infections and deaths are at unprecedented highs in the Grand Canyon State.

By Dan Engler January 15, 2021
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The latest data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows the state has surpassed 100,000 new cases of coronavirus in just 11 days to begin 2021.

By Dan Engler January 12, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services Monday reported 578 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths over the weekend.

By Dan Engler January 11, 2021
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9,727 cases and 113 deaths. Those are the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths Arizona is currently averaging on a daily basis this month.

By Dan Engler January 11, 2021
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January continued its torrid pace Thursday to be the worst month yet for COVID-19 infections and deaths in Arizona.

By Dan Engler January 7, 2021
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December was bad. January is already on pace to be a lot worse for COVID-19 infections and deaths in Arizona.

By Dan Engler January 6, 2021
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The New Year’s holiday weekend resulted in 834 new COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County combined with 11 deaths.

By Dan Engler January 4, 2021
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Arizona said goodbye to 2020 with one of the year’s worst days for both COVID-19 infections and deaths.

By Dan Engler January 1, 2021
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Arizona will say goodbye to 2020 following a year in which more than half a million residents were infected with COVID-19. More than 8,600 Arizona died of coronavirus during the past year.

By Dan Engler December 29, 2020
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Some leaders simply prefer communication the old-fashioned way. They want to hear it directly from the horse’s mouth.

By Dan Engler December 28, 2020
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Arizona hospital intensive care unit bed capacity has now reached 93%. December’s COVID-19 caseload has confirmed 136,083 positive tests.

By Dan Engler December 23, 2020
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Already Arizona’s most infectious COVID-19 month of 2020, December is also now on pace to be the deadliest.

By Dan Engler December 18, 2020
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A little more than two weeks into December and already the Yuletide month has become the most COVID-19 infectious of 2020.

By Dan Engler December 17, 2020
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The next time there is a major development issue in Rimrock or Lake Montezuma, how would it be received if Mayor Tim Elinski and City Manager Ron Corbin showed up and told the folks on the Beaver Creek Association that this development needs to be run past the Cottonwood City Council first.

By Dan Engler December 16, 2020
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Cottonwood – like any government – is always interested in the prospect of growing itself. The city just doesn’t want to come across as a bully in the process.

By Dan Engler December 14, 2020
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Yavapai County continues to be one of Arizona’s “substantial risk” areas for COVID-19 transmissions with 603 new cases reported since Friday.

By Dan Engler December 14, 2020
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With more than 50,000 new cases in the past eight days, Arizona has now documented more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases in 2020.

By Dan Engler December 12, 2020
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In this time of year when the joy of giving is paramount, this is the very best gift you can give yourself, your friends and family.

By Dan Engler December 11, 2020
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December’s COVID-19 assault on Arizona continues with the latest Department of Health Services report showing 6,983 new cases and 91 deaths in the past day.

By Dan Engler December 11, 2020

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