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Mingus expected to approve new superintendent contract

Unification/consolidation talks also on Tuesday agenda

After two days of contract negotiations, Dr. Penny Hargrove left the Verde Valley at about 6 p.m. Thursday before her Friday morning flight back home to Kansas.

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Clarkdale to discuss, possibly take action on library’s fate

Town council to also hear United Verde Soil Program presentation

The Clarkdale Town Council will meet Tuesday to possibly vote on the future of the library and to hear a presentation on the United Verde Soil Program.

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Behind the buzz

Africanized bees ready for spring

Spring has sprung, and love – and possibly buzzing – is in the air.

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Adult education expands literacy to Verde Valley

There’s not a single soul at the Camp Verde Adult Reading Program and LEARN Center who works as much as 26 hours in a given week.

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Woman stranded for 5 days rescued by AZDPS helicopter

A 24-year-old female from Texas, traveling in a remote area of the Havasupai Reservation, became stranded when her car ran out of gas, stated the Arizona Department of Public Safety in a news release.

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Man who fled I-17 rollover near Camp Verde apprehended

The man described as an outstanding suspected felon – who fled the scene after a high speed chase that resulted in an I-17 rollover near Camp Verde March 15 - has been caught.

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ADOT focuses on patching potholes in northern Arizona after winter storm

A late winter storm this week and more precipitation expected next week have Arizona Department of Transportation maintenance crews in patrol-and-patch mode as they address pavement-repair needs on I-40 and I-17 in the high country.

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Verde Valley trail crew volunteers needed

Inspired by the Prescott volunteer trails group Over the Hill Gang, the Verde Ranger District has commissioned volunteers to perform trail work in the Verde Valley.

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SR 89A in Oak Creek Canyon currently closed at night

State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon is currently closed at night as road repair crews apply patch work and overlays between Sedona and Flagstaff.

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Cottonwood News Roundup

Amanda Wilber has been selected to fill the Human Resources/Risk Manager position at the City of Cottonwood.

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Marching for meals

9th annual event promotes awareness to plight of seniors

The ninth annual ‘March for Meals’ event is slated for Saturday in both Cottonwood and Camp Verde.

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City Council delays review of city manager

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Cottonwood City Council went into executive session for the annual review of City Manager Doug Bartosh. The discussion and possible action regarding Bartosh’s employment agreement was also placed on the agenda after the executive session.

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Yavapai College loses its economic development director

Wednesday was Alexandria Wright’s last day serving as the Regional Economic Development director for Yavapai College.

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V’ACTE ‘lacked adequate internal controls’ in 2015-2016

Audit of Valley career and technical ed program uncovers inappropriate review procedures for fiscal management

COTTONWOOD – That old adage of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing never rung more true than with the results of Heinfeld, Meech and Company’s draft of its fiscal year 2015-2016 financial audit of Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education.

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Adult reading program going back to the future

With state funding no longer available, CVARP leadership seeks donors

VERDE VALLEY– In existence since 1988, the Camp Verde Adult Reading Program and LEARN Center was designed to help adults earn their GED or learn English as a second language.

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Plans stall for ATV rentals on Bill Gray Road

Concerned neighbors speak out against ATV riders in their backyard; planning commission rejects proposal

COTTONWOOD – Monday, the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously shot down the zone change request and design review for Bill Gray Plaza – a single parcel to be used as an ATV rental office.

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Jerome mayor’s open forums allow him to hear residents’ expectations for community

JEROME – Maybe it doesn’t seem so long ago when Frank Vander Horst spent 20 years working in marketing, purchasing, supply chain management and strategic business relationships.

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March 31 sentencing set for man who killed his mother

Stubbs’ case reassigned to Prescott judge

PRESCOTT – Nathaniel Leroy Stubbs, a Cottonwood man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the death of his mother, is scheduled to be sentenced March 31 before Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Paupore in the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott.

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Pair involved in deadly Camp Verde Circle K shooting set for pretrial conferences

CAMP VERDE – Jill Sarah Buckley is scheduled to appear for a pretrial conference March 27 before Judge Michael R. Bluff at Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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APS pricetag to influence elections totals $10 million

PHOENIX -- Claiming a “commitment to transparency,’’ the state’s largest electric utility on detailed more than $10 million it spent in the last two years to directly and indirectly influence elections and gave to other organizations to lobby.

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Mom arrested for giving kids marijuana gummy candy gets 6 months in jail, lifetime probation

CAMP VERDE – The mother who was accused of giving her children marijuana gummy candy was sentenced March 7 by Judge Michael R. Bluff at Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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Forest Service, county forge path on trails system for Bridgeport, Cornville

Yavapai County has been working with the Forest Service over the past few years to develop a trail system near the communities of Bridgeport and Cornville on National Forest Lands.

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Senate president puts brakes on plan for tougher limits on firing weapons within city limits

PHOENIX -- The president of the state Senate is quashing legislation that would have made it harder to prosecute people for firing off weapons within city limits.

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Court docket: March 19, 2017

Judge Bill Lundy of the Verde Valley Justice Court issued the following felony complaints:

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TVR committee booking entertainment for 2017

Verde Valley News Roundup

COTTONWOOD – The Thunder Valley Rally committee is busy working on the entertainment lineup for this year’s event, set for Sept. 15-16.

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