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Protection of aesthetic values must not take a back seat to commercial development

The RV park going in next to 89A in Clarkdale just before the bridge over the river to Tuzigoot does a disservice to the Verde Valley area.

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Letter: Clark Memorial Library’s promotion of literacy should include promotion of local art and education

I was so pleased to see Mingus Union High School photography students’ work decking Clark Memorial Library for the holiday season! The sight of stacks lined with their pro-quality photo art underscores the fact CML is open for the entire community to enjoy on a daily basis.

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Letter: Thank you to all who gave in money or in spirit

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 and Auxiliary recently conducted their two-day Buddy Poppy campaign, soliciting donations at the following businesses in Cottonwood:

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Letter: Once again, the GOP has hoodwinked American public

The Republican triumvirate has given the Country what is being called a “big Christmas present.”

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Letter: Beware of mountain lion on the prowl in Clarkdale

I live next to the Park in upper Clarkdale. At 1 am I took our puppy out to go potty in our front yard.

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Letter: $20 trillion a boatload of debt no matter how you add it up

They say we as a nation are $20 trillion in debt.

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Letter: Tax increases do nothing other than help the rich get richer

I am writing to express my position on the proposed GOP tax increases. I adamantly oppose any legislation that provides tax breaks to the wealthy, while raising taxes for the lower and middle classes.

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Letter: What a great show of support for ‘Firewise’ clean up

Thanks to all the support of the Copper Canyon Fire Department, Chief Terry Keller and the Town of Camp Verde.

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Letter: Construction industry is key player in vibrant local economy

We live and work in the silhouettes and outlines of Yavapai County size skyscrapers known as multi-story buildings, we travel through streets lined with homes and local businesses and buildings under construction.

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Letter: Sorry but I’ll pass on watching re-runs of real-life horror stories

Why do Network, Cable Television, Programmers find it necessary to reenact the full detail of horror stories such as the Charles Mansion case.

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Letter: Give me your address and I’ll deliver dog poop to your yard

I am a dog owner and I am so upset at irresponsible pet owners who do not pick up after their pets. You give all of us a bad reputation.

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Letter: Verde Village volunteers stepped up to keep highway clean

I wish to thank the 18 volunteers who came out to help with the Highway 260 cleanup of the Verde Village section.

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Letter: Cottonwood tennis courts need a facelift

I just got back from the Minneapolis St. Paul area. Where I spent 48 Years. They have over 250 tennis courts.

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Letter: 1917 Hance House in good hands with Verde Valley Questers

We would like to acknowledge and thank your newspaper for helping publicize our recent Pickles and Pies fundraiser held at the Hance House during Fort Verde days.

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Letter: How about lightening up on the loud car noise Cottonwood?

As a visitor to you town I find the people enthralled with loud noisy vehicles very annoying. Why do you allow these people to disturb the peace?

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Letter: Outstanding job by all in Lions Club Peace Art Contest

Camp Verde Students Advance to Lions Club International Posters for Peace Art Contest

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Letter: Biggest problem today is that we have lost our moral compass

There are so many good people out there who seem to tolerate the lack of a moral compass in our country.

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Letter: The last thing we need from government is more laws

I’m sorry, but I have to respond to Bob Richards opinion you printed Wed. Nov. 8th.

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Letter: Let’s deal with facts propaganda by gun-control groups

Bob Richards writes that “For much of our history we have had gun control measures."

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Letter: Sedona cemetery spruced up during Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day

The community reached out to many residents to have an intergenerational, interfaith, day of community service in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

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Letter: Thanks to all for successful passage of overrides

I want to thank all of the community of Cottonwood Oak Creek School District for their overwhelming support of their schools and our kids.

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Letter: When will government step up and protect us from gun violence?

On November 5, 2017, 26 people were killed in a Texas church by a man with a gun.

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Letter: Clarkdale community support a good turn of the page for library

The citizens of Clarkdale are celebrating the reopening of Clark Memorial Library which wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Verde Independent.

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Letter: A little compassion and kindness can go a long ways, on both sides

Seems I recently went too far and offended some good folks, including many vets. I apologize for the disrespectful and harsh tone of my words, they were part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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