October 11, 2016
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Hello. My name’s Alana Neary, the 2016 Colonel’s Daughter and was wondering if you had heard about the rules being changed so a contestant could compete again even though she has graduated high school.
Many Camp Verde wastewater customers were dumbfounded when the May 2018 sewer bills arrived. An increase had been rumored but why, we asked, had our rates jumped so high? As the dust settles, there are more questions than answers.
I’d like to ask some questions about the sewer fees being charged in Camp Verde.
Surely our basic humanness can somehow overcome the hate -- it behoves us to find a way back.
Airpark residents are in mourning for our two neighbors. The freedom to fly in this country is still available for anyone willing to study and train to get an FAA license.
As they embark on new ventures in Phoenix, we would like to thank Jason and Vicki Douvikas for their service to the Camp Verde community.
I would like to urge every Camp Verde voter to vote against any candidate who supports the out-dated residency requirement for the office of town marshal.
A note of thanks to my fellow Supervisor Randy Garrison!.Few people understand the time, energy and effort that it takes for an “Act of Congress” to actually occur. No wonder the phrase is often used when there is a large undertaking that is going to consume so much time.
In Dan Engler’s editorial about the forum it appears he does not understand the process. The Camp Verde Republican Forum will not repeat questions that Dan has already asked the candidates. These have been asked and answered. Nor is Dan likely to have any input into questions that are asked unless he submits question to; http://campverderepublicans.com/forum.html.
I just read the Sunday Camp Verde Bugle and was quite astonished to learn that ONE single candidate could have a scheduled program canceled because he was not comfortable attending. If this was truly the reason, all he had to do was not show up.
I would like to clarify my position on the residency requirement for the positions of Marshal and Town Manager.
I realize that we (Clear Creek Cemetery) are always in need of money like all non profit organizations are, but this time I am asking for something different. The cemetery is in need of water hoses. They need to be at least 50 feet long so that we can water the trees that are dying.
I have to wonder, where was Senator McCain when President Obama was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Wanna talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant.
After reading this letter you may consider me to be a bit crazy. You may be right, however consider this; I not only subscribe to several gun magazines but also National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discover, so if I am a nut, I am a well-read nut.
As a Camp Verde resident for over 20 years, I do not have much to complain about. I love this town and its people.
On June 27, my angry letter, in which I accused the Camp Verde Town Council of making poor decisions about the town’s finances and priorities relating to the disappearance of our Camp Verde recycling center in the Bashas’ parking lot, was published in both the Bugle and Verde Independent papers.
I have a novel idea. Why don’t we save a lot of time and money, and just give the job to the guy who’s already doing it, and doing it well, according to our town manager?
Yesterday I went to recycle to find the recycling option disappeared from its location in the Bashas’ parking lot.
My name is Gail Wetzel. I have two granddaughters who attend Camp Verde High School and a granddaughter in the elementary school and one in the middle school.
As the Camp Verde Sports Complex takes shape I wonder if I’m the only person who questions the need for six baseball diamonds in the same place.
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.
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.
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.
Camp Verde Promotions is currently looking for volunteers to help put on Fort Verde Days.
History is replete with events where an armed citizenry was able to stand up to vastly superior firepower.
The anti-gun crowd cracks me up with their changing rhetoric. For years, they’ve been saying the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to individuals, it’s for the militia (which in the founders’ time was every able-bodied adult male.)
Thank You to the members of Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona and their Outreach Program “Hands Healing Hunger."
We can’t pass enough gun laws to get rid of evil. Responsible gun owners will remain responsible, and the bad guys will still buy guns from other bad guys.That isn’t going to change with more laws.
Recently, American Legion Cornville/Sedona Post 135 was generously given the opportunity to use the new Camp Verde Library for the District 8 and Area C, 81st American Legion Oratorical Competition.
Many thanks to all who helped make our Fifth Annual “TREK for TECH” event, held this past weekend in Lake Montezuma, a success.
“We Love America” was the theme of the Patriotic Program with the United Christian School in Camp Verde Feb. 23. And what an uplifting program it was.
This years theme if you can call it a theme was loud and proud. As always, we were loud and in our bright shirts we definitely showed our pride.
Camp Verde Town Manager is hiding the reason why the Town Marshal, Nancy Gardner, is Under Investigation. About 6 weeks ago, on Oct 13, the Camp Verde Town Manager, Russ Martin, placed the Town Marshal, Nancy Gardner, on paid administrative leave so that she could be investigated for SOMETHING by SOMEONE.
The City of Cottonwood will get a new waterline and some new asphalt on Mingus Ave, however it may not be before Hwy 260 is finished..!
The Republican triumvirate has given the Country what is being called a “big Christmas present.”
They say we as a nation are $20 trillion in debt.
Thanks to all the support of the Copper Canyon Fire Department, Chief Terry Keller and the Town of Camp Verde.
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.
Camp Verde Students Advance to Lions Club International Posters for Peace Art Contest
I’m sorry, but I have to respond to Bob Richards opinion you printed Wed. Nov. 8th.
Bob Richards writes that “For much of our history we have had gun control measures."
If I had been stung by a black wooly caterpillar during the Obama administration, would you have made the top headline on your front page, “It Looked Like Barack Obama’s Hair”?
Common sense, the one component that can right the listing ship of rationality in politics today, is all but absent, and many voters are losing faith in a system that has abandoned civility and logical thought.
I called my mother yesterday. First words out of her mouth were, “You can’t keep posting your political opinions on Facebook, it’ll hurt your new business.”
As a parent who lost my 15-year-old daughter in a car accident, my heart goes out to the families of the two young men lost this week in an airplane.
Wow! I had no idea that Trump supporters were so touchy. We all know that Trump is thin skinned – any perceived slight will unleash a torrent of adjectives aimed at the offender, but I thought his supporters might be more restrained.
Bob Burke (“Right-wing hypocrisy…”,CVBugle, Opinion) seems a little conflicted.
After nine years the weather decided to be nice to me and Cornfest went on with just a few big gust of wind and a little rain.
Camp Verde Promotions and Camp Verde Business Alliance would like to thank all the volunteers that stepped up to help us put on another successful Cornfest.
In response to Mr. Mays’ July 14 Letter to the Editor concerning fees at the Verde Valley Senior Center, do you know how fortunate you are?
I started out to write a simple letter of thanks to all the people who protected and served over the 4th of July Holiday.
Congratulations to Doris Mintz of Prescott, who was the winner of the quilt at the Camp Verde Community Library.
In response to your article “SRP leads Verde water certainty initiative”; the article states that SRP is a “community based not for profit organization”.
I am writing to inform you of a grass roots movement to help the Environment and Wildlife. Fear and lack of awareness of the situation has stripped away environmental protections and recent laws have put our wildlife in jeoparday.
I just finished reading Allen C. McKinzie’s article and I was disappointed to see that while he did not agree with our findings, he failed to once mention the methodology used.
There is no political cartoon that could come close to encapsulating the true measure of this incompetent buffoon.
My wife and I retired to the Verde Valley over 16 years ago.
THANK YOU CVUSD! The Leadership Team for the Community Easter Service would like to give a special thank you to the facility staff of Camp Verde Unified School District.
Wow! Cindy Harms has concluded that, in just three months in office, President Trump, is responsible for every ill wind that blows around the earth while calling his White House “inept.”
West Clear Creek campground and recreation area has been a destination for people from around the country and around world. I believe in climate change unlike our current administration.
I would like to express my sincerest and warmest thanks to Russ Martin, Town Manager, and his family, for leading our Meals on Wheels March.
Letter: ‘Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities’
Thank you so much for the very nice compliments you gave the Camp Verde Community Library in your commentary. As you know, we are all extremely proud of the accomplishment of our community in getting our new library built.
For those of us who volunteered in the old library, it was both a sad and “glad” day to see the old building come down this week.
I wish to publicly thank all the wonderful local restaurants who supported our first ever OLLI Open House here in Camp Verde.
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.
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.
In my previous letter regarding changing our Marshall’s Office to Police Department there were 2 items I need to address.
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.
Is our rural lifestyle destined to die? Everyone dies right. Maybe it’s just our time. I love living in rural Arizona.
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.
Thanks to all our community friends who generously gave at our food drives from October through December 2016.
Opinion: Should the town manager be on contract? My opinion is NO! The best is to maintain current employment as is in the right to work environment as it encourages production/results.
I am a volunteer at Fort Verde and play Vintage Baseball on our team. I’d like to make a plea to any men, women, boys, and girls who love to play baseball. We have players from early teens to 70s, so age is not an issue, and we all love to play the game.
In many ways, Bob, I feel your pain. While I think the former President left a great deal to be desired in many Presidential respects, he was, as you say, a quite admirable human being. To say that the present office holder is a radical departure from what we have been accustomed to is apparent to all. Some are happy about that, others not so much.
To the person or persons who took a beautiful long haired large dog up to the Copper Canyon Trail head parking area and shot it in a sand wash, Shame on you!
Despite incessant chatter from certain quarters about Fascists, Nazis and Brown Shirts, to date we have only seen one group of people in the streets performing like actual Brown Shirts, and they have not been Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s “Irredeemable Deplorables.”
In response to the letter Mr. Bob Burke submitted, I am pretty confused. What does “who” is President have to do with honoring our country? As Americans we should all stand for the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance because it is the right thing to do to show our support.
Under his leadership, the world was a stable place compared to what we face now. His successor is just the opposite in all these respects. I miss my President.
I would like to thank all the people who came out to bowl in the BeneVet Bowling Funfest along with the sponsors and contributors.
What a wonderful caring community we live in. Thank you to all the bell ringers that donated their time ringing the bells for The Salvation Army for the last four weeks in front of Camp Verde’s Bashas’ Store.