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Editorial Page Cartoon: Feb. 18, 2018

Editorial Page Cartoon: Feb. 18, 2018

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Commentary: Like him or not, Tim Foist was a man who earned community’s respect

During his four years as the Mingus Union school superintendent, Tim Foist at one time or another rubbed just about everyone in town the wrong way.

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Letter: Time for a gun-safe America

1. There must be really good, thorough background checks any time and every time a firearm changes hands. Either as a private sale or through a licensed dealer or gun show vender or even as a gift. Technology is ready for this measure, the general population is ready for this. The only obstruction is the NRA and other groups that hold the political future of cowardly public servants in their fists.

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Letter: Serious study needed on county building policies

Wow, the letter from Bill Bullock really was a bold effort. Much of this information is shared and known in the community. Many are frustrated with the treatment they have received at the hands of the county planning and zoning department. But no one has been brave enough to go public with these concerns. Probably because their very lively hood is at stake.

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Letter: Annexation, consolidation; folks, bigger is not better

Recently there has been robust discussion concerning the consolidation of the school districts. Now, there seems to be some sort of undertow to once again work toward annexing more land into the City of Cottonwood by taking over the Verde Villages.

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Letter: Geri at Papa John’s Pizza a great friend to Mingus students

I would personally like to thank Geri, Papa John’s Pizza owner, for once again making it possible for some very deserving Mingus High School students

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Commentary: Camp Verde School Board would be wise to keep Superintendent Dr. Goodwin

I understand that the Board has begun its search to replace Superintendent Dennis Goodwin.

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Commentary: Rule of law trumps tantrums of Trump

“I think it’s a disgrace, what’s happening in our country,” President Trump declared recently.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 16, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 16, 2018

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Editorial: Mingus needs to end revolving door of administrative leadership

There was a local singer-songwriter a few years ago whose lyrical license saw him poke a little fun at the Mingus Union High School superintendent’s office.

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Commentary: Good things happening at Beaver Creek School

Our STEAM Extravaganza is rapidly approaching. It will be held on Feb. 22.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 14, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 14, 2018

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Editorial: Annexation civility a good sign, but Verde Village must step up to make it happen

The civility that punctuated last week’s annexation discussions between the Verde Village Property Owners Association and the City of Cottonwood marked a first for the Verde Valley.

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There is no better time than now to begin changing your future

Alfred Nobel’s story is an intriguing reminder that we have the ability to alter the course of our lives no matter what path we have taken.

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Editorial: 70 candles for The Verde Independent

The Verde Independent’s debut issue, at 10-cents a copy, hit the streets in Cottonwood and Camp Verde Feb. 12, 1948.

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Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 9, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 9, 2017

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Editorial: Homestead Parkway project another feather in Camp Verde’s economic development hat

The dominoes of economic development continue to fall in the right direction for Camp Verde.

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Editorial Masterful job of public relations by Superintendent Steve King

Shortly after the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board this week agreed to close down Cottonwood Elementary School and later reinvent portions of it as an early childhood development center, a Facebook post characterized C-OC School Superintendent Steve King as “an education genius.”

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Editorial Page Cartoon: Feb. 7, 2017

Editorial Page Cartoon: Feb. 7, 2017

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Editorial: Groom still waiting at the altar for consolidation, annexation

The governmental altar of matrimony is front and center in the Upper Verde Valley this week.

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Editorial: I’m all in for Superintendent King’s plan for K-8 school realignment

As a grandmother, I am heartbroken that our society in general is so fractured and divisive. What kind of world will my grandchildren inherit? Then my grandson graduates to third grade and off to another school, his little brother still suffering his absence.

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Letter: 9th Annual BeneVet was another success

This years theme if you can call it a theme was loud and proud. As always, we were loud and in our bright shirts we definitely showed our pride.

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Letter: Sedona Women’s March spoke volumes about community unity

 Attendees reported that they felt the day was affirming and empowering.  March organizers appreciate the energy, good will, and perseverance of all who participated.  

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Letter: Why is everyone so suspicious of President Trump?

There’s absolutely no evidence out there that Trump colluded with the Russians except ...

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Commentary: There is a country song for every so-called scandal

Driving along recently, I had a heretical thought: A person could get more sensible advice about men and women from the country oldies station than The New York Times.

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