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Letter: Thanks to all for making Pecan and Wine Fest a success

Our Pecan and Wine Festival was a huge success. Thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, our board members, musicians and all the participants who purchased all our pecans, wine, and a huge variety of food and wares.

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Letter: Let’s not be so obsessed with fixing everything up in Jerome

I read your editorial on the Cuban Queen Bordello on March 11, 2017. When I was a boy in Jerome, 1953-1955, I always wondered what was inside all those boarded-up buildings.

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Letter: Cottonwood events without a financial burden to the city

Recently, the City of Cottonwood elected to continue the Thunder Valley Rally. In making the decision the Council decided to move some of the events to Riverfront Park and keep others in Old Town.

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Letter: Unifying school districts in best interest of students

The issue of school district unification is once again being discussed here in the Verde Valley. It is my belief that it is a long overdue problem needing to be resolved and now is the right time to make it happen.

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Letter: Thanks to all for a successful Beaver Creek Trek for Tech

A big shout out to everyone who supported the Friends of Beaver Creek Library’s Fourth Annual Trek for Tech Fun Run held this past weekend in beautiful Lake Montezuma.

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Letter: Clarkdale cleanup is long overdue

I just read Dan Engler’s article on the remediation plan for Clarkdale.

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Letter: Congressmen should get taste of their own medicine

Could American citizens start a movement with a petition to eliminate lifelong paid-for health care for Senators and Congressional Representatives as well as the Executive and Judicial Branches of our government?

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Letter: Thanks to all for making One Person, One Night Shelter Project a success

On behalf of the 71 individuals sheltered this past winter during our coldest nights, we thank the community for its generous support and donations: Cottonwood City Council, Verde Independent, KYBC/KVRD, Angie’s shelter, churches, businesses, service organizations and caring citizens.

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Letter: What’s next for Clarkdale, a book burning in the town park

The Mayor’s holding up a cell phone in a council meeting, suggesting that it replaces a library since one can find anything one needs on it, seems to indicate that he must have never done serious research.

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Letter: Outpouring of support much appreciated by PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley

Thanks to all who turned out to march with the PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley and Sedona Pride contingent in the Sedona St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11th.

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Letter: Let’s not lose Clarkdale Library so we can have Movies in the Park

In 2016, Clarkdale’s Library Advisory Board and Parks & Recreation Departments were combined into the Clarkdale Community Services Commission. In May, the new commission was tasked by the Community Services Supervisor with prioritizing the town’s programs and events.

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Letter: Community needs to let Clarkdale Council know Library is worth saving ... and investing in

At the February 28 work session on closing the Clark Memorial Library, Councilman Richard Dehnert asked, if the library goes, “What’s next? What’s left?” Extremely apt questions.

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Letter: Obama meeting expectations that it would eventually collapse

People insured under Obamacare fall into 2 categories – those covered by Medicaid and those in the insurance “pools”. Medicaid, like Social Security, is financially unsustainable in its present form.

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Letter: When will power brokers decide enough is enough with President Trump

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, but he has his die hard fans who support him no matter how erratic he behaves. After all, at one of his campaign speeches he said he could shoot someone and his fans would still support him. He’s right.

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Letter: Setting the record straight

In my previous letter regarding changing our Marshall’s Office to Police Department there were 2 items I need to address.

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Letter: Do fiscal realities of our country reflect your personal values?

President Trump said “We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict.” Yet, he proposes that we add $54 billion in new Pentagon spending and make devastating cuts to the State Department and USAID, which of course works work against harmony and stability.

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Letter: Shouldn’t citizens have a say in this matter?

In reading the minutes from the February 10, 2017 work session I found a request from Marshall Gardner for funds to change the name of the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office to the Camp Verde Police Department.

Letter: Many helping hands made highway cleanup a success

I wish to thank all the highway 260 cleanup volunteers for their efforts this past Saturday, February 25.

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Letter: Bad set of priorities at Yavapai College

Yavapai College will soon be building a $9 million soccer complex on the Prescott campus if approved by the Board.

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Letter: Thanks to all for successful season

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department would like to extend a thank you and congratulations to all 25 teams and coaches who participated in the youth basketball league this year.

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Letter: Time to rid government of pawns of misguided powerful forces

For too long now I have remained aloof of the political landscape in America. I believed that whatever happened at a national level really did not affect me locally.

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Letter: Exceptional care from local health care professionals

I would like to voice my thanks and appreciation to several health care providers in Cottonwood.

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Letter: We don’t need law that would put citizens in peaceful protest at risk

Did you think you have a 1st Amendment Right to free speech and peaceful assembly? Well, think again. In the midst of all the brew ha ha at the national level, the Arizona State Senate quietly passed SB 1142 last week.

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Letter: Urban urban rules create urban development and we prefer rural

Is our rural lifestyle destined to die? Everyone dies right. Maybe it’s just our time. I love living in rural Arizona.

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Letter: ‘Weed vs. Guns’ reveals absurdity of marijuana prohibition

Your article on weed vs. guns reveals the absurdity of marijuana prohibition. Not only is the government’s understanding of marijuana and its users based on flawed premises, out-dated notions, and a lack of experience or understanding, but focusing on enforcing marijuana prohibition is a waste of money, manpower, and time.

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