Originally published Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 01:15p.m.


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.

This special view shed should have been enough to prohibit such a use of that land. Further, an RV park in sight of one of our most sacred cultural sites makes it profoundly distasteful.

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

And community development offices should always take steps to inform the public, including all of the relevant arguments for and against such development.

Tim Mckimmie