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Commentary: Big challenges await new Mingus Union School Board

It’s an unenviable list of tasks awaiting the new Mingus Union School Board that takes office in January.

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Hargrove out as Mingus Union superintendent (with video)

COTTONWOOD – The Mingus Union School Board expeditiously ended its employment with Penny Hargrove Saturday morning.

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Sheriff’s Office: Verde Village man fires into neighborhood before turning gun on himself

A Verde Village man is dead after he first fired a gun into his neighborhood while police were attempting to execute a search warrant and then turned the gun on himself.

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Editorial: Cottonwood at key crossroads in search for new city manager

For the city, Cottonwood is at a philosophical crossroads as it moves forward in the search for a city manager to succeed Doug Bartosh.

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Commentary: Questions abound over ‘grounding’ of Mingus Union superintendent

Like the dutiful parent whose child comes home with a lousy report card, the Mingus Union School Board grounded Superintendent Penny Hargrove last week.

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Commentary: It takes entire community to make community events successful

The experiment called Camp Verde Promotions has been a case study in the adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Babcock, Rogers pace Mingus effort in Bradshaw Invite

Mingus Union came home with five medalists at Saturday’s Bradshaw Mountain Cross Country Invitational.

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Commentary: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ -- State Historian Marshall Trimble remembers ‘Lefty’ Ortiz

Reader testimonials and funeral home memorials offer ample evidence that it was a life lived well and full for Cottonwood’s Eugene “Lefty” Ortiz

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Round 4: Mingus Union School Board Q&A -- Jason Finger

Consolidation would certainly make aligning K-12 curriculum simpler. However, in the absence of consolidation, aligning K-12 curriculum with both Cottonwood and Clarkdale would require a huge amount of communication and cooperation.

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Round 4: Mingus Union School Board Q&A -- Carol Anne Teague

If we became aware that students from a specific incoming school were consistently underperforming, I would ask that Mingus’ superintendent collaborate with their administration to help the kids who were falling short. This conversation would happen because open dialogue and cooperation between all of the schools is a priority.

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