Commentary: ‘Business’ of running Yavapai College sadly lacking; current model of governance ineffective
It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Verde Valley campus of Yavapai College was a busy, bustling campus. Two of my children attended; one while attending Mingus Union High School and the other after graduation from Mingus.
The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office got a long-awaited fresh start this week with Corey Rowley taking command of the town’s police department.
The Verde Independent reported September 22 that Tom Steyer-financed Proposition 127 would be rendered ineffective by legislation signed by Governor Ducey. While this may be true, it does not mean 127’s passage could not have negative effects, particularly as regards the Verde River.
On behalf of the United States of America, I want to apologize for the despicable, detestable, degrading spectacle that has been the process of nominating and, thankfully, confirming Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh to a seat as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
We just can’t escape it, in the mailbox, on the television, or on our car radio, politics is everywhere. It seems every television and radio political advertisement we hear has twisted some slightly factual information into a totally different message to make us love or hate someone or some movement. For Clarkdale residents we will be voting on Proposition 445, a 10 year bond for public roads.
One of my promises when I campaigned to become mayor was to provide more efficient government and to spend your money wisely.
Thursday, I attended my third weekly informational meeting conducted by the Town of Clarkdale in order to present the facts about Proposition 445, the Town of Clarkdale’s 2018 Bond Authorization Special Election.
Prop. 445 is the Clarkdale Road Maintenance bond with a principal of 6 million dollars and bond interest and service of 1.3 million dollars for a total of $7,304,538.)
Indeed, many schools throughout the state successfully petitioned ADE for a re-assessment of their grade last year. Case in point: Mingus Union High School successfully petitioned last year to have its “C” grade improved to a “B.”
This is a historic moment for the county but in particular for the Verde Valley voter as we get to vote for our Yavapai Community College board member to represent us.
For examples of socialism that contradicts Mr. Foreman, there is Spain’s Mondragon Cooperative, Israel, & England. The Mondragon Cooperative, where workers are also owners, is the most successful socialist (or quasi-socialist) enterprise in the world. It’s not perfect, but it has not resulted in an abundance of dead.
This is a VERY delayed response to an editorial by Editor Dan Engler on June 13, 2017.
It’s crucial that we continue to reinforce the importance of our role in society.
Monday, we celebrated the anniversary of Columbus’s “discovery” of the Americas. Columbus was an Italian explorer hired by Spain to find a new route to “India.”
Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Oct. 7, 2018
Upper Verde school district consolidation is much like a 24-hour television marathon of The Twilight Zone.
Perhaps the most pernicious thing that was said in recent weeks was when Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii literally told men to “shut up” in regard to determining the truth behind differing accounts of high school memories involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In an article published by the Verde Independent under the ‘Letter to the Editor’ on June 28, 2018, Kerry Olson from Clarkdale said, “I have been paying property taxes to Yavapai College now for 40 years. Why in the world do they continually raise taxes in our neck of the woods, and provide less services?”
As a resident of the Verde Valley, I am a bit confused on the repeated statement of “let the voters decide” when it comes to school consolidation.
For the record, yes, Abraham Lincoln, when nominated and elected President of the United States in 1860, was a Republican, and, in fact, was the leader of the Moderate faction of the Republican Party.
All the folks who brought the 24-Hour Comic Challenge to Clarkdale last weekend deserve a big hand.
I remember looking over at my fiancé’s face. He was just sitting there next to me, the sunlight shining through his long untamable hair, his bright blue eyes smiling. It’d been three days since we’d seen Stephanie, the midwife, but this time had been different.
I want to thank Phil Dirksen and John Sherman for taking the time to share their thoughts about how the Clarkdale Town Council is handling the unique situations surrounding the resignation of Ben Kramer from our Council.
In this great country we used to be innocent until proven guilty but not with Judge Kavanaugh.
Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 30, 2018
- Judge calls Yavapai-Apache Nation home
- Election: Baker, German questioned on Cornfest, taxes, rodeo during Camp Verde mayoral forum
- Taggers vandalize historic site (with video)
- WAS JUSTICE SERVED? Sabrina Champ says judge let Seth Collins off easy in SR 260 accident
- Local agencies address trafficking rumors
- Heads up! Ban on using handheld cellphones while driving begins Nov. 2
- What people are saying about Verde Connect project
- Shayna Hawkins named 2018 Colonel’s Daughter
- Head-on collision in Cornville sends 1 to hospital
- Seatbelts save lives in two-vehicle accident
- Your cell phone is not worth another person’s life
- Commentary: Local taxpayers should not be stuck with bill for Camp Verde rodeo arena
- Judge calls Yavapai-Apache Nation home
- Yavapai-Apache Nation to celebrate Native American week
- Plane crashes into Cottonwood residence
- Martin names 2 finalists to become next CV marshal
- Obituary: Pearl Bingaman 1927-2018
- Camp Verde man wrestles with black bear near Patagonia
- Getting to know new Camp Verde Marshal Corey Rowley
- Corey Rowley agrees to become next Camp Verde town marshal