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Letter: Cartoonist made a very good point

The cartoon on page 4 , courtesy of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, was right on!

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Editorial Cartoon: 12-31-17

Editorial Cartoon: 12-31-17

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Commentary: Resolutions are commitment to failure unless you chart your course for success

According to the Huffington Post, only 8 percent of us succeed with this annual ritual called New Year’s resolutions. Business Insider reports that 80 percent of us will fail at this exercise in commitment by February.

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Letter: It’s opposing views that create best public policy

It was very disturbing to hear of Rep. Jay Lawrence’s attempts to reject the democratic process by forcing local candidates to declare their party affiliation.

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Letter: Two new challenges to Arizona Public Service

In addition to my appeals of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision in the APS rate case, there are now two more challenges to APS.

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Commentary: Consolidation a 60-year endeavor for Upper Verde

If the Mingus Union School Board eventually chooses to allow voters to decide the fate of school district consolidation, it will be a first for the Upper Verde Valley.

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COMMENTARY: Add gratitude to your list of New Year’s resolutions

On my way out from the Humane Society, I saw one of our beautiful black Lab puppies on a leash with her new owner. It’s jet black coat was lustrous and shining in the sun. This was one amazing puppy. I asked her if she had other dogs and she told me that this was the second puppy that she adopted from the Humane Society. Obviously, she was ecstatic about this one and thankful she found her puppies here.

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Commentary: A smoother ride for Donald Trump in 2018?

The year began with portentous questions: How will Donald J. Trump govern? How will the markets, which crave stability, react to a president who creates chaos?

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Commentary: New tax cuts will allow economy to finally take off

This was the week when Republicans proved once again that they know how to tackle big issues and govern, passing the most significant tax overhaul in more than three decades.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 24, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 24, 2017

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Editorial: Christmas Story

AND it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 22, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 22, 2017

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Editorial: Retirees carry heavy load when it comes to community volunteerism

Only three of the seven members of the planning board showed up for the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting. It was only after a phone call to a fourth member that the commission met the legal quorum requirement to be able to conduct business.

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Town needs to lift cloak of secrecy on Nancy Gardner situation

Camp Verde Town Manager is hiding the reason why the Town Marshal, Nancy Gardner, is Under Investigation. About 6 weeks ago, on Oct 13, the Camp Verde Town Manager, Russ Martin, placed the Town Marshal, Nancy Gardner, on paid administrative leave so that she could be investigated for SOMETHING by SOMEONE.

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Letter: Papa John’s dishes up perfect Christmas present for students

I want to personally thank Gerri, the owner of Papa Johns, for making it possible for my students on my Mingus bus to have pizzas for Christmas.

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Commentary: Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek

Each year, the fourth graders decorate a paper turkey with their families for a contest in class.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 20, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 20, 2017

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Commentary: If you are looking for unconditional love, adopt a dog

I read a story about a stray dog that ended up on the doorstep of a rancher. The dog was severely underweight and in need of food, a warm place to sleep, and lots of tender loving care.

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Letter: Yes Virginia, life is good in the beautiful Verde Valley

The City of Cottonwood will get a new waterline and some new asphalt on Mingus Ave, however it may not be before Hwy 260 is finished..!

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Letter: Current weather cycle no reason to convert to ‘Climatastrophism’

Record-breaking average fall temperature in the Verde Valley certainly warrants a news article (December 15), but there are a few facts the article fails to mention.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 17, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 17, 2017

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Commentary: Odds and ends on school district consolidation

“I went to a fight the other night and a consolidation meeting broke out.”

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Commentary: Neutrality, community, easier said than done with school consolidation

It’s obvious we can throw the concept of neutrality out the window as we move forward with all involved in determining the pros and cons of school district consolidation.

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Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 15, 2017

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 15, 2017

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Commentary: Learning about turkeys at Camp Verde schools

Believe it or not, auditions for the Theatre Arts Guild’s spring musical are right around the corner.