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State allowed extension in Delafuente case

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff has extended the state’s deadline to June 21 to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his domestic violence case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

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Paisano given three years’ probation for theft, burglary of Old Town business

CAMP VERDE – In January, a 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested on burglary and theft charges of an Old Town business.

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Fugitive Seth Backus arrested by U.S. marshals in Glendale

Seth Backus, who has been on the run from law enforcement for months, was arrested Wednesday morning, June 12, in Glendale during an operation by members of the Arizona Division of United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

Reader Poll:

What do you most value or would most like to see at Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park complex? Vote for 3,

  • Pickleball courts 3%
  • Organized softball leagues 4%
  • Sand Volleyball 4%
  • Walking and jogging trails 15%
  • Expanded dog park 4%
  • Multi-use green areas 8%
  • Splash pad 21%
  • Children’s bike track 7%
  • Workout stations 5%
  • Disc Golf 8%
  • Soccer fields 7%
  • Roller skating/hockey rink 14%

2744 total votes

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Kudos Arts & Entertainment see more>

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Sedona Film Festival hosts Ballet in Cinema: ‘Triple Bill’ June 23

The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, June 23 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Triple Bill” from the Royal Ballet in London. There will be one show at 3:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

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‘Deconstructing The Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 1’ at Fisher Theater June 24

The Sedona International Film Festival is the official host of the new season of “Deconstructing the Beatles,” joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special series.

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Indie-folk duo Scarborough brings Simon and Garfunkel tribute to Sedona

Celebrate the spirit, songs of Simon & Garfunkel when the indie-folk duo Scarborough brings its live concert — “The Music of Simon & Garfunkel” — to Sedona.

Sports see more>

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Verde Valley athletes earn All-State honors

Camp Verde High and Mingus Union were well represented on their respective All-Conference teams for baseball and softball.

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Taylor and Babcock win Mingus athlete of the year

Mingus Union recently bestowed its boys and girls athletes of the year awards on a pair that besides being stellar athletes and academics they are good friends.

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Mingus football begins summer 7-on-7 games

Mingus Union football’s new look squad debuted Thursday night, in their first action against other teams of 2019.

Features see more>

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town: Concentration a lost art in era of information overload

Some scientists claim that our brains are wired now to “take in” so much information that we are driven to keep consuming more data, news, videos, and all the interesting things that our devices bring to our attention.

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Turn around an argument by diffusing your own ego

The ego feeds off our drama; therefore, it cooks up plenty of it. When we refuse to feed it, it weakens, and we free ourselves from the pain of conversations-gone-wrong.

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Western Light: Sun Halo in a Bottle

The other day, the wispy clouds and the bit of moisture in the air combined to produce a rare sight: a sun halo.

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Celebrate: Newlyweds Tommy Anderson and Joan Sedita

Tommy Anderson of Cottonwood and Joan Sedita of Cornville were wed on the island of St. John, May 23, 2019. Tommy is a local musician and owner of Tommy Rocks music store in Jerome.

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Celebrate: 60th Wedding Anniversary

CottCottonwood residents John and Beverly Schreiber will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Independence Day. The Schreibers were married in Beverly’s grandmother’s house in West Allis, Wisconsin, July 4,1959. They are the parents of three children, Jeffrey Schreiber (who passed away in 2018), Dawn Luko and Diana Honsa, and fiancé Clark. The Schreibers have two grandchildren, Keith Luk...

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Jacob Shelly receives Bookmarks $1000 scholarship

Jacob Shelly is the recipient of Bookmarks - Friends of the Cottonwood Library $1000. scholarship.

Reader Poll:

What do you most value or would most like to see at Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park complex? Vote for 3,

  • Pickleball courts 3%
  • Organized softball leagues 4%
  • Sand Volleyball 4%
  • Walking and jogging trails 15%
  • Expanded dog park 4%
  • Multi-use green areas 8%
  • Splash pad 21%
  • Children’s bike track 7%
  • Workout stations 5%
  • Disc Golf 8%
  • Soccer fields 7%
  • Roller skating/hockey rink 14%

2744 total votes

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Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Floyd Junior Smith 1933 - 2019

Floyd Junior Smith, 86, was born up a holler near Hazard, Kentucky, on March 11, 1933, and went home to be with Jesus on June 7, 2019.

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Obituary: Basil Vincent Murphy 1925 - 2019

Basil Vincent Murphy Sept. 4, 1925 - May 30, 2019. Basil, 93, went home to be with Jesus after a well-done life of service.

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Obituary: Shannon Lynn Smith 1972 - 2019

Shannon Lynn Smith, 46, of Cottonwood, Arizona, left us this past Saturday, June 8, 2019.