A new wrinkle has been added to the Thunder Valley Rally decision awaiting the Cottonwood City Council Feb. 7.
Editorial: Thunder Valley Rally debate has gone on long enough; it’s time for city council to make a decision
The back-door politics of Thunder Valley Rally played like an Olympic-caliber table tennis match last week. That little ball was bouncing all over the place.
The “new look” Cottonwood City Council is off to a solid start in forging its path for the future of the city and, in some instances, the entire Verde Valley.
Forget about providing equal access to those who ingest marijuana for medicinal purposes in rural Arizona. Instead, dollar signs seem to be the real driving force for the state’s medical marijuana industry.
One has to wonder what Dist. 6 Rep. Bob Thorpe is thinking with his current effort to make it difficult, if not impossible, for college-age students to vote.
The discussion to raise Arizona’s levy on a gallon of gasoline is not going to win Prescott House Republican Noel Campbell many friends.
Short of the sense of decency that existed in Jerome, Arizona’s history concerning the MLK Holiday was a sad affair. I
Questions about the applicability of Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” has been the rage on the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle Facebook pages this past week.
Finally, police are investigating who was responsible for recently twisting a Menorah outside a Chandler, Arizona, home into the shape of a swastika.
While this latest move is indeed the embodiment of the political art of compromise, there is also some political sleight of hand at play here. The old end run.
In reality – especially with tiny school districts such as Beaver Creek and Clarkdale-Jerome – it’s pulling teeth to get the required number of candidates to run for office in any given election. Further, it’s not at all unusual to have deficit candidate slates, which prompts Superintendent Carter to send out “Help Wanted” notices.
He began his career as a political underdog who made a lot of people eat crow.
With all the hoops one must jump through to get an initiative or referendum on the state ballot, you would think part of that process would be to determine if indeed the measure is even legal or not.
Here’s a Christmas wish for the coming year:
Here we go again. The Arizona Legislature and governor’s office are making enhanced spending for K-12 education one of their main priorities for the new legislative session.
In Arizona, public policy is established in much the same manner bad golfers get through a round. Do-overs and Mulligans.
There is nothing more inspirational than a story about someone who starts at the bottom and works their way to the top.
The new era of political leadership in the Verde Valley is now taking form.
Social media pundits have weighed in heavily on the multi-agency project to add protective fencing to Sedona’s Midgley Bridge.
Here we go again. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has received applications from five people who want to be next in line to serve as the District 3 representative on the Yavapai College Board of Governors.
Editorial: Verde Valley Christmas season would be incomplete without Verde Valley Voices, Cottonwood Community Band
The Christmas season has a way of bringing out the best in the Verde Valley and it’s hard to find anything better than two local organizations who have a combined 46 years of bringing joy to our communities.
Our language has changed drastically, our community spirit has changed and our general purpose for the holiday has changed (family fights and football, anyone?), but Thanksgiving remains a true treasure of the American society.
If ever there was a need for strong leadership in the Verde Valley, Thunder Valley Rally could surely use it.
For years, the educational animal known as Verde Valley Career and Technical Education was a mystery to most people.
It wasn’t the kind of news folks in Jerome wanted to hear, but the town’s water supply is at historic and critical low levels thanks to the fickle moods of Mother Nature.
- Emergency crews fight fires in Lake Montezuma
- Crash halts traffic on I-17
- Extending Homestead Parkway
- Former PVPD officer arrested in child sex sting
- Good Samaritan aids in arrest of fleeing suspect
- Robb Williams to leave Verde Valley
- Scorching heat beats record temps in Verde Valley
- ‘Affordable and sustainable housing’
- Camp Verde one step closer to strategic plan for local schools
- Camp Verde seeks loan for new community park
- Camp Verde alum Collins becomes pro baseball player
- Camp Verde mom goes to head of her class
- Emergency crews fight fires in Lake Montezuma
- PANT serves search warrant in Cornville; 3 arrested, drugs seized
- Obituary: Luke Joshua Miller 1985-2016
- Camp Verde High School graduates its senior class Thursday (with video)
- 10-year-old victim of alleged child abuse dies
- Traffic circle at SR 260 and Industrial/Goswick to be finished in early June
- K9 search leads to large meth, cocaine bust
- Long backup on I-17 northbound out of the Valley after vehicle fire