I just read where a person responsible for the education of our children has decided that evolution and the science of our origin should not be taught in our schools.
My grandfather served in the United States Army during World War II, and was very fortunate to make it home to his family alive. Many of his comrades in arms were not so fortunate and lost their lives fighting for this great country that we are so fortunate to call home.
I disagree with Dan Engler that city council members who supported the tax hike are in the political hot seat leading up to the August primary.
I wish to thank the volunteers who helped with the highway 260 cleanup this past Saturday, May 19.
I just noticed the Cement Plant has posted another “not so public”, notice on Cement Plant Road, which is a private road owned by them and used 95 percent by only their big trucks.
The handling of the rezoning of Sugarloaf Mt. in Cornville by the Board of Supervisors is a disgrace.
Heading home to Rimrock, leaving Cornville at night, a friend let a truck pass, and was following several vehicles when she was ticketed for speeding.
I’m confused. When the Camp Verde school board opted to go to a four day school week, the reason given was that it would save money.
Dan Engler should get his facts straight before he editorializes: “City’s sales tax debate becomes theater of unexpected.”
Baby boomers were born from the very finest that fought and won World War II, etc.
Last week I helped transport some of the last horses off of the Rockin River Ranch down Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde.
This letter began on Tax Day. At that time the Verde Independent had an article about I-17. It had a picture of traffic stopped on Black Canyon hill and asked, “How did we get here?”
The proposal to raise Cottonwood’s sales tax is quite disturbing. It is already at 3 percent. How many thousands of people regularly pay this tax at Cottonwood retail establishments yet receive no goods in return?
This teacher frustration has been simmering for more than ten years and it is about much more than money.
Thank you Republicans for all you have done to our county this past year.
Editorial Cartoon: May 2, 2018
This is a letter to the students of schools affected by Red for Ed. I’d like to suggest a vocabulary word for you; Austerity. Austerity is a verb to describe government financial restraint and accountability.
During my tenure at COCSD, I have watched as education funding has slowly drained from our schools, leaving us lacking the resources we so desperately need to support our student populations.
Much debate has surrounded the recent teacher walkout that began yesterday. I would like to respond to some of the comments submitted to you recently by readers.
Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. Not every person in need of rehabilitation readily accepts the opportunity to get clean and handle the issues that drove them to addiction.
Verde Lakes Recreation Corp., and Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority, held a second FIREWISE USA neighborhood clean-up this Friday and Saturday April 27 & 28.
As a former school board member who has wrestled with the consolidation question, I understand the pressure you are under. I can hear the uncomfortable phone calls you have taken from staff members and community members who you represent.
I agree that K-12 teachers are not paid nearly as much as they should. But they also are not flipping burgers for minimum wage, and name me one other profession that affords a 2+ month “break” every year.
Another fascinating Clarkdale Home Tour and rousing bank robbery has just graced our fair town. And what a grand day it was.
I have always been a strong supporter of education. I taught in public schools for 20 years.
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