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Editorial Cartoon: May 21, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 21, 2017

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Commentary: Business sense order of the day for Camp Verde Town Hall

One of the oft-heard criticisms of government is that they don’t operate as a business does.

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Letter: Clark Memorial Library should be center of community involvement

Do you share the vision of the Clark Memorial Library as a center of community involvement? Come to the budget meeting at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 3 pm on Tuesday, May 23, and let Clarkdale’s mayor and Town Council know you want Clarkdale’s historic public library -- the sixth oldest public library in all of Arizona—kept open.

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Editorial: Painful-but-realistic decision on library awaits Clarkdale Town Council

Clarkdale Town Council members Tuesday likely will do the very thing they would give anything to not have to do.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 19, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 19, 2017

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Letter: Verifiable data drove results of study, not bias against Camp Verde

I just finished reading Allen C. McKinzie’s article and I was disappointed to see that while he did not agree with our findings, he failed to once mention the methodology used.

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Letter: VOCA charades?

The Village of Oak Creek Association held its 2017 Annual Meeting on April 25th.

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Editorial: Another year goes by with no consensus on adequate funding for Arizona schools

The rhetoric concerning education funding in Arizona plays like a broken record.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 17, 2017

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Commentary: Budget priorities miss the mark for Cottonwood

Again, Cottonwood receives $84.9 million rainbows and unicorns in our 2018 budget. How can anyone distinguish reality from pure fantasy when we budget  $48 million more than spent during the previous year? How can any logical, reasonable, public official authorize spending with this slipshod, shotgun approach?  

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Letter: No one has done more to disrespect office of Presidency than Trump

There is no political cartoon that could come close to encapsulating the true measure of this incompetent buffoon.

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Letter: Across-the-board 3-percent cuts so city can afford to spend $150,000 on Thunder Valley Rally is wrong

I prepared a lengthy response to your recent editorial commentary on the proposed City of Cottonwood budget, and in particular your remarks concerning citizen’s inability to connect the dots in the budget to smear the Thunder Valley Rally, and the so-called “disparaging” remarks about the City of Cottonwood, all based on my previous letter to you.

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Letter: Panhandlers present wrong image for Cottonwood

As long time citizen of Cottonwood, I have seen a lot of changes to this area and the verde valley in general. But it wasn’t until recently, or within the last six months, that I have noticed a real negative impact on our community.

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Letter: Where is the Far Left?

There must not be anyone in existence who is “Far Left.”

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Letter: FBI Director Comey; Fired at the right time; for the right reasons

Personally; I wanted James Comey fired as soon as he appeared to accept the pass that was handed off to him by Attorney General Loretta Lynch; after her infamous “Tarmac Meeting with former President William Jefferson Clinton” at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.

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Letter: Dismantling North Korea weapons program will enshrine Trump as great president

Anyone who has doubts that anything President Trump does to mitigate the looming nuclear crisis with North Korea can succeed should take heart at the recent rants by the official (North) Korean Central News Agency.

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Letter: Wishing neighboring districts the best as they deliberate unification option

After carefully reviewing facts regarding what a unification/consolidation impact would have on Clarkdale-Jerome School District, the Clarkdale-Jerome Governing Board took unanimous action to not consider unification/consolidation with our neighboring districts.

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Commentary: Trump’s dismissive, disingenuous appraoch to Russian probes

Sir Walter Scott’s epic admonition, “Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive,” perfectly describes the furor over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 14, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 14, 2017

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Commentary: Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School

The following is the April 2017 report from teachers and administrators at Beaver Creek School District in Rimrock.

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Letter: Political bias?

My wife and I retired to the Verde Valley over 16 years ago.

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Commentary: In French election, youth brings optimism

Having covered Europe for the last 40 years, I was overwhelmed with wondrous memories this week as the centrist Emmanuel Macron stepped elegantly out of the Louvre, once the residence of French kings, to celebrate becoming the youngest president of France since Napoleon.

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Commentary: ‘Thank God for the nuns’

“Thank God for the Catholic nuns,” says Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

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Editorial Cartoon: May 12, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: May 12, 2017

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At the Hop, At the Farm, at Camp Verde Schools

Our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony was a huge success. So proud of our new inductees. Prom was amazing. Thanks so much to the staff, the Schafers, and the McReynolds family for helping make this special night an incredible one for our students.

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