The pool of candidates for the Camp Verde mayoral race expanded by one this past week with the addition of Alex Goetting as a write-in candidate.
During the Great Depression, fifteen million Americans were unemployed and many of the few who did have jobs were exposed to horrific working conditions.
At this stage though, make no mistake about it, this betrothal is a shotgun wedding. Mingus is the reluctant groom to Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s bride. It’s you, the voters, who are holding the gun.
For more than a year now, Mingus Union High School officials have displayed a pattern of carelessness when it comes to complying with Arizona’s open meeting and public records laws.
Prescott Rep. David Stringer went on the road last week to mend some fences.
The common sentiment in Camp Verde right now is that the answer to what he should do about the Camp Verde town marshal vacancy is staring Town Manager Russ Martin right in the face.
Fortunately, she does not seem to have much support on the Arizona Board of Education, but State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ zeal for disciplining teachers who participated in last spring’s state teacher walkout is troubling nonetheless.
In an era of political divisiveness as wide as the Grand Canyon, there is one point on which many Democrats and Republicans alike agree. The current practice of separating children from their families to enforce U.S. immigration policies is morally wrong.
The fervor seems to never stop over the people who we as Americans have sent to Washington, D.C., to represent us. At a basic level, concerns about exactly where they live continues with each passing election cycle.
The talk of getting rid of all of Jerome’s advisory boards and commissions is a sign of the times.
Editorial: Carter’s office should shy away from Verde Valley offers of help on school district consolidation
Memo to Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Tim Carter: Just say, “No thank you.”
There are a lot of “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve” laments this week at Cottonwood City Hall following the revelations about careless, sloppy perhaps even fraudulent documentation of the water quality delivered by the city.
Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.
The final touches on the picture will not be complete until 5 p.m. May 30, but the landscape of the 2018 Verde Valley political season already is taking shape.
For those still not convinced the Cottonwood City Council is acting in your best interests by raising the municipal sales tax a half-cent on the dollar, rest assured that there is still plenty of time to make your voice heard on this one.
Your money was in the political bulls-eye this week.
With lagging volunteerism prompting the plug to be pulled on this year’s Camp Verde Cornfest, the community’s attention is now focused on the town’s longest-running weekend event: Fort Verde Days.
The problem with the way the state funds Arizona’s classrooms has been a constant source of contention between Arizona lawmakers and the state’s education community for well over a decade now.
Groseta isn’t blinking as he awaits the final card to be dealt his way. That card involves the successful passage of Senate Bill 1254, a “striker bill” introduced late in this legislative session.
The latest wrinkle in Verde Valley school district consolidation discussions very well may be happening across the Valley in the tiny Beaver Creek School District.
OK, hands down, no doubt, the Verde Valley hero of the week is Nancy Erickson. With the realignment of schools in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek District and school board approval of a principal-assistant principal model for the down-sized school system, Superintendent Steve King was left with the unpleasant job of having to demote one of two existing principals.
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.
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.
There remains many questions concerning what was first reported as “an incident” on one of the Mingus Union High School athletic team buses.
Closing down a school is usually a nightmare for a school board and its administration.
- Jerome parking ‘workforce’ closer to compromise
- When Opportunity Knocks: New Camp Verde zoning classification creates perfect opportunity for Verde Valley realtor
- Verde Village man arrested, jailed in attempted murder of two women
- Arizona’s GOP state senators block vote on ratifying ERA
- Camp Verde OKs rodeo arena lease agreement, rejects $488K request
- Letter: Helping hands, Good Samaritans in abundance in Verde Valley
- President Trump signs Gosar-sponsored land exchange package
- NAH to create ‘one-stop shopping’ for local healthcare
- Obituary: Daniel Andrew Wrigley 1984 -2019
- South Verde to retain five-day week as school board approves new school calendar
- Floods on Verde, Oak Creek, Beaver Creek expected to peak into Friday
- Significant flooding throughout Verde Valley (with videos)
- Flood forces breach of 105-year-old Clarkdale dam (with video)
- Camp Verde teacher makes ends meet
- Road closures: What you need to know
- Heavy snow causes power outages, closures throughout Verde Valley (with video)
- Heavy snow in forecast throughout Verde Valley, Sedona
- Editorial: Prescott-Verde ‘Water War’ not nearly the threat as once believed
- 135-pound nickel-iron meteorite delicately wrapped, reverently placed in stone cyst
- ‘Extreme flows’ force cancelation of this year’s Verde River Runoff