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Governor contends new law makes Prop 127 vote meaningless

It ultimately may not matter if Arizonans vote in November to require utilities generate more of their electricity from renewable sources.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation to celebrate Native American week

Submarine sandwiches, tacos, chili dogs and enchiladas. And a vendor selling fry bread.

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Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries

‘From farm to mug for beer’

Zach Hauser, like many farmers in the Verde Valley, takes pride in his land and the crops he grows.

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Today’s Royal Portrait

Chaz Taylor and Rylie Burke were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at Mingus Union High School’s football game Friday. VVN/Vyto StarInskas

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Bill Helm named Western News & Info Journalist of the Year

Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle/Kudos win 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Friday, the editorial staff of Verde Valley Newspapers won 16 awards at the annual Western News&Info Editorial Seminar.

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Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild plan 4th annual Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018

Here is your chance to purchase handwoven, handmade fiber art made by members of the Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild who presenting their 4th annual “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018” this October.

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NEWS BUSINESS: Ink Stain Tattoo

A new tattoo and piercing shop opened in Cottonwood last month and owners Joey Bovee and Cheyanne Crum are hoping to serve the entire Verde Valley “and then some.” The shop currently employs artist Chip Taylor and piercer Alex James.

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Scam Alert: Hang up on Medicare card scammers

Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, the Federal Trade Commission shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Ruth Ellen Elinski

Thinking and acting locally

For Elinski, when it comes to working in small, rural communities, patience is a virtue.

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Flagstaff mayor to speak in Clarkdale on climate action and adaptation plan

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans will give a presentation on Flagstaff’s emerging Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, a milestone that draws upon success stories from individuals and cities around the world that are making a difference.

Gallery: Thunder Valley Rally closes Cottonwood with a bang Saturday

The festival hosted a myriad of entertainment, vendors, food and drink for motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life. Big names like names like Rickey Medlocke and Jonny Lang provided weekend entertainment.

Gallery: Verde Valley gets healthy dose of monsoons

According to the National Weather Service, most of the year low-level winds in the region blow from land toward the sea. By late spring, however, solar heating causes temperatures to skyrocket and surface air pressure to fall. This forms an area of low pressure known as thermal low. Eventually, the pressure difference increases until the cooler and more humid air over the ocean is drawn to the hot, dry air on land. This occurrence eventually develops into thunderstorms.

This week in photos: Night skies, fires and state championships

Check out this week in photos by VNI staff.