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Letter: Thanks to all for making Hands Healing Hunger Outreach a success

Thank You to the members of Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona and their Outreach Program “Hands Healing Hunger."

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Letters: Volunteers made the day for March For Our Lives

I would like to thank the 25 volunteers who acted as crossings guards, shuttle drivers, and helped with setting up and breaking down the rally for March For Our Lives on March 24. We live in a wonderfully supportive community.

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Letter: No gun law will keep bad guys from getting guns

We can’t pass enough gun laws to get rid of evil. Responsible gun owners will remain responsible, and the bad guys will still buy guns from other bad guys.That isn’t going to change with more laws.

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Letter: Thank you to the Camp Verde Library

Recently, American Legion Cornville/Sedona Post 135 was generously given the opportunity to use the new Camp Verde Library for the District 8 and Area C, 81st American Legion Oratorical Competition.

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Editorial Cartoon:April 1, 2018

Editorial Cartoon:April 1, 2018

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Editorial: Upper Verde school district consolidation debate finds its way to state capitol

Not since a citizen initiative in 1997 forced an election to consolidate the Upper Verde Valley’s three school districts into one has the community seen such serious discussion about the long-debated prospect of a marriage between the districts.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making Austin Stream benefit a success

Camp Verde Lions Club Benefit yard sale for Austin Stream and his family On March 3rd the Camp Verde Lions Club had a benefit yard sale to help Austin Stream and his family with his medical treatment expenses for cancer in his eyes.

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Letter: VVMC needs to be a Verde Valley hospital, not Flagstaff

It is about time for residents of the Verde Valley to express their concerns regarding the negative activities of Northern Arizona Healthcare

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Commentary: Fruits of progress on the Seder plate

Friday night, Jews will begin with the same question they ask every year: “When do we eat?”  

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Commentary: Date for Easter a moving target, but message stands test of time

Easter is the most revered day in Christianity. It is the observance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet it is unique among holidays in that it has no set date on the calendar, other than a guarantee it will fall on a Sunday.

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Editorial: Many questions remain concerning hazing at Mingus

There remains many questions concerning what was first reported as “an incident” on one of the Mingus Union High School athletic team buses.

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Letter: Jail tax extension is preferable over increase in property tax

The March 4 issue of The Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle had the results from one of their online reader polls. The question way, “As a voter would you support the extension of the quarter-cent sales tax for jail operations. The results: Yes, 35 percent; No, 65 percent.

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Letter: Thanks to all for making TREK for TECH a runaway success

Many thanks to all who helped make our Fifth Annual “TREK for TECH” event, held this past weekend in Lake Montezuma, a success.

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Letter: Why the revolving door of Cottonwood police dispatehrs?

It has come to my attention, that several “Communications Specialist” positions with the Cottonwood Police Department have been continuously open for at least two years, if not longer. The question is why?

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Letter: St. Paddy’s Bag-a-bargain was well and merrily staffed

Long-distance haulers outdid themselves. “Dr. Phil” Dirksen, Jenny Emminger, David Perrell, John Sherman and his friend Dan, Bill Taylor, and Tom Worden supplied five trucks and two hatchbacks to move cartons to and from the library.

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Letter: What am I missing in Cottonwood- Oak Creek education brand?

I attended a Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board meeting Thursday night.  First, I would like to thank the board for voting for the K–8 model for the two other schools with proper administrative support. Now I do not have to spend the next few months getting signatures.

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Editorial: School closure debate was exercise in civil discourse with emphasis on civility

Closing down a school is usually a nightmare for a school board and its administration.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 23, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 23, 2018

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Editorial: Like consolidation and annexation, new city hall for Cottonwood a matter of all talk, no action

Fast forward five years and guess what? There wasn’t nearly as much resolve, consensus and determination as council members claimed was the case in 2013. For whatever reasons, the deal was never consummated and the city continued to do business at 827 N. Main St., along with 12 other city-owned properties in Cottonwood.

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Commentary: Override funds put to good use for Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District

A sincere thank you to the communities of McGuireville, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma and Camp Verde.

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Commentary: The blissful surrender to March’s madness

It would be an exaggeration to say I’ve been an NCAA basketball junkie all my life. My addiction got serious in junior high when my friends and I played pickup games every afternoon and followed the West Virginia Mountaineers on the radio from WWVA in Wheeling at night.

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Editorial: Cottonwood-Oak Creek campus realignment a microcosm of school district consolidation

There are some interesting parallels between the perceived benefits of school district consolidation and the current movement by the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District to merge two schools into one.

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Editorial Cartoon: March 18, 2018

Editorial Cartoon: March 18, 2018

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Editorial: Political posturing does nothing to advance debate on school safety

No one should be surprised that political posturing is taking priority over meaningful debate as policymakers struggle to find solutions to gun violence in America, particularly in our nation’s schools.

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Commentary: Disruption new norm for White House

The conventional wisdom is that last week -- with a much-watched congressional special election, a shakeup in the diplomatic profile of the country, and internal White House debates about how and against whom to impose steel and aluminum tariffs -- answered several vital questions. In truth, the opposite may be the case.