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This is Cottonwood! Arizona Culture Challenge takes flight (with videos)
COTTONWOOD -- A combination of forces brought the Arizona Culture Challenge to Cottonwood in April. Today, the fruits of that weekend experience for about 50 folks from the Phoenix area are a visual collection of the hard won fruits of the area and an attractive look into the fun that is Cottonwood, AZ.


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ADOT ready to address post-Slide Fire flood issues on State Route 89A
OAK CREEK CANYON - The Slide Fire has been extinguished, but the threat of flash floods, mudslides and rock slides is real in the Oak Creek Canyon area. Just in the last week, the Arizona Department of Transportation has been forced to temporarily close a portion of State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff on three occasions due to flooding and debris flowing along the burn area near the highway.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New charges for accused puppy tosser
Now, the accused puppy dumper has also been charged with aggravated assault of a correctional officer.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Longtime Jerome resident, councilwoman Anne Bassett seeks another term
JEROME -- First elected in 1984, councilwoman Anne Bassett said she ran for office to help implement Jerome's comprehensive plan for the future.


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

County jail tax increase goes to voters
PRESCOTT - It's official: Yavapai County voters will be asked to double the Jail District sales tax in this year's general election.


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Violation equals more probation time
CAMP VERDE -- A 27-year-old man who was once charged with manslaughter in the death of a Rimrock man on Interstate 17 has been ordered to serve additional probation after violating his probation.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rollover on 260
Cottonwood police and paramedics were dispatched about 4 p.m. Monday on State Route 260 to a one-vehicle rollover accident as monsoon rainfall slickened the roadway. A king cab pickup ended up on the wrong side of the traffic guardrail. VVN/Vyto Stariskas
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sedona Fire activates Oak Creek Canyon sirens
SEDONA - The Sedona Fire District activated their siren warning system twice in recent days in Oak Creek Canyon.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Recorder announces 2014 election deadlines
The Yavapai County Recorder's Office, Voter Registration and Elections Department would like to remind you of the following:


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Extensive Slide Fire and Oak Creek Canyon photos on display
The Slide Fire has been extinguished and the air in Oak Creek Canyon and the surrounding communities is clear again. But for over two weeks in late May and early June fire crews battled day and night to contain the blaze, minimize the damage to the Coconino National Forest and lessen the potential after-effects.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mingus students take home conservation prize money
COTTONWOOD -- Three groups of Mingus High School students have won cash prizes in a Cottonwood City contest to create the most informative conservation video.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Another dead body found in Camp Verde
Camp Verde Marshal's Office responded late Monday morning to a report of a dead body found off SR 260 southeast of the Super 8 Motel.
Monday, July 7, 2014

Communities push to improve college communication
Clarkdale may join the two other Verde Valley communities seeking more transparent, reliable pathways of communication with Yavapai College.

Council members are getting an update on recent efforts to establish advisory committees comprised of community leaders that bridge the college with the communities it serves, said Clarkdale Finance Director Kathy Bainbridge.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Old-Fashioned Fourth -- Clarkdale Style (with photo gallery)
Children keep up the long-time tradition of decorating bicycles in Clarkdale's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July parade Friday, which kicked off with a pancake breakfast. Susan Cox (below) shows off her red-white-and-blue sunglasses before the parade.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Verde Valley Teen Center is preparing for lift off
COTTONWOOD -- The Verde Valley Teen Center is looking for volunteers and furnishings to complete the new Teen Center on Mingus Avenue opposite Cottonwood Middle School.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Clarkdale Council to discuss water rate increase
Clarkdale residents are likely to see a water rate increase in October of this year
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cottonwood celebrates Fantastic Family 4th (with photo gallery)
Solstice Whitehouse-Marion (above) is thrilled with her finish in the watermelon-eating contest during the Cottonwood Fantastic Family 4th of July festivities at Cottonwood Kids Park Friday. JJ Argenio (below) also competes in the 11-year-old category.
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pay up and make your voice heard on Arizona ballot issues
PHOENIX -- Got something you'd like to say about whether lawmakers deserve $35,000 a year?


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

VVMC earns numerous PRC excellence awards for 14th consecutive year
Verde Valley Medical Center has again been recognized by Professional Research Consultants, a nationally known healthcare market research company, for its success in providing excellent customer service and earning patient loyalty. Each year, PRC recognizes organizations that achieve excellence in patient and physician satisfaction.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

National Assn. of Women Business Owners meet July 10
The Sedona-Verde Valley chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold their monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 10th at 11:15 a.m. at the Barking Frog Grille in West Sedona.
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Long-time Jerome Town Councilman Lew Currier seeks re-election
JEROME -- Vice mayor Lew Currier is looking to add another term to his decade of experience on the Jerome Town Council, one of five members seeking re-election this August.

It's been about six years since he took up his role on council for the second time.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Proclaiming Independence
Pam Watts unrolls and hangs up her flag early Thursday morning in Clarkdale where her yard is decorated for Fourth of July, just in time for the town's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Clarkdale will move into Demand Reduction Strategy II Water Alert
The Town of Clarkdale will move into Demand Reduction Strategy II "Water Alert".
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Living wage implemented at Northern Arizona Healthcare; no rate increases for consumers
Northern Arizona Healthcare implemented a living wage of $12 per hour for all entry-level positions. Approximately 5 percent of Northern Arizona Healthcare's 3,300 employees received wage adjustments effective June 23, which raised their pay rates to the organization's new $12 per hour minimum. All future NAH employees will earn $12 per hour or higher.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Court Docket: 7-3-14
Judge Lundy of the Verde Valley Justice Court issued the following felony complaints:
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Authorities identify body found Monday in Camp Verde
Camp Verde Marshal's Office and Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office have positively identified the body found Monday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yavapai College enrollment declines linked to growing trend toward online education
Online classes have been chipping away at in-class enrollment for about five years, and Yavapai College is looking to increase foot traffic through hands-on programs and community education.

Clarkdale campus Dean James Perey said the national upward trend for online classes shows students want education on their own time, not in strictly scheduled blocks.

"The age of reaching out to a broader audience with brick and mortar, it's not cost effective," he said.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Minerals Research and Recovery plant rising from old slag pile
COTTONWOOD -- A slag recovery project that has been in the planning and approval stages for six years can see light at the end of the tunnel.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dumpster arson?
COTTONWOOD-- Cottonwood officers were dispatched to a report of a dumpster fire at the recycling center collection point on Camino Real, next to Mingus Union High School. A witness said they saw a vehicle leaving the scene.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mayor seeks re-election in Jerome Town Council race
JEROME -- Mayor Nikki Check is among the five members of the Jerome town council running for re-election this August against six challengers.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NAU trains foster grandparents in Verde Valley
Foster Grandparents are specially trained individuals who act as tutors and mentors and have the power to assist children by helping them learn to read and guiding them at critical times in their lives. These services are provided in schools, Head Start classrooms and other youth facilities throughout the area both during the school year and during the summer.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Precious Paws Cat & Kitten Shower
Precious Paws Cat & Kitten Shower The Humane Society of Sedona hosted the Precious Paws Cat & Kitten Shower last Thursday
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friends of Verde River Greenway awarded grants
COTTONWOOD - Friends of Verde River Greenway (FVRG) has been awarded two grants to continue riparian habitat improvement activities on public lands along the Verde River. FVRG is the lead non-profit of the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC), a partnership including public land managers, local municipalities, community based organizations and more than 200 private landowners.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ed Wolfe new chairman of Verde River Partnership
The Verde River Basin Partnership welcomes new Chair Dr. Edward "Ed" Wolfe. Dr. Wolfe is a retired geologist who spent his career with the U.S. Geological Survey.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Oak Creek closure area to expand July 7
Coconino National Forest will be expanding the existing Slide Fire closure area for public safety on July 7 or with the onset of the monsoon pattern-whichever occurs first.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Johana Pena, 11, steps up to help children with cancer
This month's Hometown Hero award goes to our youngest hero, Johana Pena who just happens to be only 11 years old!


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition receives STAR Transportation Award
Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition received a STAR Merit Award from the National Volunteer Transportation Center, a program of the Community Transportation Association of America, for its volunteer transportation services.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Verde Valley Medical Center recognized again as national leader in patient safety by Healthgrades
Verde Valley Medical Center received recognition for the sixth consecutive year as a national leader in patient safety by Healthgrades® - the nation's leading healthcare rating organization.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Verde River access and live snakes program offered July 4
The Red Rock Ranger District and the Arizona Natural History Association invite the public to join them for the July "First Friday" program and upcoming live snake display.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CASA teen case of the month
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed for 14-year-old "Jenni."


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


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