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Letter: Time for a gun-safe America

1. There must be really good, thorough background checks any time and every time a firearm changes hands. Either as a private sale or through a licensed dealer or gun show vender or even as a gift. Technology is ready for this measure, the general population is ready for this. The only obstruction is the NRA and other groups that hold the political future of cowardly public servants in their fists.

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Letter: Serious study needed on county building policies

Wow, the letter from Bill Bullock really was a bold effort. Much of this information is shared and known in the community. Many are frustrated with the treatment they have received at the hands of the county planning and zoning department. But no one has been brave enough to go public with these concerns. Probably because their very lively hood is at stake.

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Letter: Annexation, consolidation; folks, bigger is not better

Recently there has been robust discussion concerning the consolidation of the school districts. Now, there seems to be some sort of undertow to once again work toward annexing more land into the City of Cottonwood by taking over the Verde Villages.

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Letter: Geri at Papa John’s Pizza a great friend to Mingus students

I would personally like to thank Geri, Papa John’s Pizza owner, for once again making it possible for some very deserving Mingus High School students

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Editorial: I’m all in for Superintendent King’s plan for K-8 school realignment

As a grandmother, I am heartbroken that our society in general is so fractured and divisive. What kind of world will my grandchildren inherit? Then my grandson graduates to third grade and off to another school, his little brother still suffering his absence.

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Letter: 9th Annual BeneVet was another success

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.

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Letter: Sedona Women’s March spoke volumes about community unity

 Attendees reported that they felt the day was affirming and empowering.  March organizers appreciate the energy, good will, and perseverance of all who participated.  

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Letter: Why is everyone so suspicious of President Trump?

There’s absolutely no evidence out there that Trump colluded with the Russians except ...

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Letter: Let’s hope message gets through to County Building Dept.

I want to thank all of you for your support. I can only hope that this has not fallen on deaf ears at the county and that things will soon get corrected at the County Building Dept.

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Letter: County building permit delays excessive, undue burden on contractors

I am writing this letter to let everyone in the Verde Valley know what has been going on at the Development Services Department (Building Dept.) in Yavapai County.

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Letter: Marijuana a gateway out of opioid addiction

Medical marijuana should be legalized now. Jeff Sessions is right about one thing: marijuana is a gateway drug -- but it’s a gateway out of opioid addiction.

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Letter: MMA ride a success thanks to community volunteers

Modified Motorcycle Association Verde Valley District held our Annual Frosty and Chilly Run on Monday January 1st. Since the weather was beautiful - nothing frosty about this year - we had over 130 riders sign up for the run and participate in this tradition. Riders rode from the American Legion Post 25 to the Cottonwood Fire Station on 6th street as a group.

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Letter: Dr. King’s legacy remains measuring stick for society

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day set aside for measuring ourselves against the yardstick of King’s hope and dream. It is a time to reflect on our moral obligation to condemn social and economic systems that rob people of dignity and equal opportunity.

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Letter: Cartoonist made a very good point

The cartoon on page 4 , courtesy of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, was right on!

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Letter: It’s opposing views that create best public policy

It was very disturbing to hear of Rep. Jay Lawrence’s attempts to reject the democratic process by forcing local candidates to declare their party affiliation.

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Letter: Two new challenges to Arizona Public Service

In addition to my appeals of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision in the APS rate case, there are now two more challenges to APS.

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Town needs to lift cloak of secrecy on Nancy Gardner situation

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.

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Letter: Papa John’s dishes up perfect Christmas present for students

I want to personally thank Gerri, the owner of Papa Johns, for making it possible for my students on my Mingus bus to have pizzas for Christmas.

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Letter: Yes Virginia, life is good in the beautiful Verde Valley

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..!

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Letter: Current weather cycle no reason to convert to ‘Climatastrophism’

Record-breaking average fall temperature in the Verde Valley certainly warrants a news article (December 15), but there are a few facts the article fails to mention.

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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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