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League of Women Voters’ Verde chapter invites Charlie German, Jackie Baker to Camp Verde mayoral candidates forum Sept. 27

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley chapter will sponsor a Camp Verde mayoral run-off forum for voters and community members alike to meet candidates Charlie German and Jackie Baker.

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Texting while driving may be in Yavapai County’s hands

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will meet next Wednesday at 9 a.m. to a host a public hearing on the possibility of adopting an ordinance to regulate texting while driving. The meeting will be at 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood.

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58th Colonel’s Daughter competition scheduled for Sept. 30

Since 1960, the Colonel’s Daughter Competition has been part of the fabric that is Camp Verde, a beauty contest of sorts.

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Public hearing set on full merger of fire districts

Two years ago, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to form the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority to share services and to reduce administrative redundancies.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Sebra Choe

Building communities from the ground up

Since taking on her role in the town’s Economic Development department, Choe said she often deals with constant doubt from people who aren’t ready to accept change. However, she also feels emboldened in her role in a workspace that supports “99 percent” of her ideas.

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Thomas Chantry faces new charges of molestation, abuse

Former pastor held on $1 million bond

A former Prescott pastor who stood trial less than a month ago on multiple charges of child molestation and abuse faces nine new charges as of Tuesday.

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5 great mountain bike trails in the Verde Valley

The employees of the Verde Valley Bicycle Co. not only work on mountain bikes, they are also avid mountain bikers. Randy Young and Jeff Johnson of the Verde Valley Bicycle Co. suggested five great mountain bike trails in the Verde Valley.

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Community debates pros, cons of Jerome parking kiosks

JEROME – The question of paid parking in Jerome is still up in the air as of Tuesday’s town council meeting.

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Ilchi Lee honored for bringing peace to violent Salvadoran schools

SAN SALVADOR — The founder of Sedona’s Mago Retreat, Ilchi Lee, was given the national award, José Simeón Cañas Slave Liberator Order, at the El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 12.

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JBad and the Witness Protection Band perform Saturday at Clarkdale’s Concert in the Park

Saturday, Sept. 15, Clarkdale Community Services presents JBad and the Witness Protection Band, 7-9 p.m., at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo. This concert is free.

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Flushing Rates: Increase in sewer prices small for some, large for others as Camp Verde eliminates residential rate cap

Camp Verde’s wastewater customers pay fees based on the number of discharge units in their home.

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Man involved in vehicle-pedestrian crash facing homicide, DUI charges

A 20-year-old Camp Verde man is facing second-degree homicide and DUI charges following a vehicle-pedestrian collision on State Route 260 in July.

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YCSO: Traffic Stop leads to meth, firearm seizure

On September 6, 2018, just before 11 PM, 38-year-old Dustin Perley from Phoenix, 48-year-old David Everitt Jr. from Clarkdale, and 34-year-old Ann Duffy from Phoenix, were arrested for various drug charges following a traffic stop on north I17 near Cordes Lakes, Arizona.

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Man tells officers he can't remember his birthday during wellness check

Officers found heroin on man after he resisted arrest

A Cottonwood man gave officers a fake name and told them he couldn't remember his birthday during a wellness check on Friday, Sept. 7, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Serial bank robber arrested by YCSO deputy during 'routine' traffic stop

Criss-Cross Bandit suspects indicted by FBI

A suspect connected to a string of bank robberies throughout the Phoenix-metro area in the last two years was arrested by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputy in late August, according to a YCSO news release.

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Border Patrol union aligns with Ducey in gubernatorial race

The head of the local Border Patrol union is telling Hispanics they should not support David Garcia for governor simply because he also is Latino.

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New Arizona law keeps Libertarians off election ballot

For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans won't have the option to vote for a Libertarian Party candidate for governor.

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Attorney seeks reversal on ruling that hashish not part of medical marijuana law

Attorneys for a Yavapai County resident are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision which makes criminals out of medical marijuana patients who choose to use edibles and liquids rather than smoking the plant's dried flowers and leaves.

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Carol Anne Teague seeks seat on Mingus Union School Board

I characterize the operations of Mingus Union High School as strong and stable.

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Jason Finger seeks seat on Mingus Union School Board

MUHS is a small district that offers incredible programs to their students in a wide range of areas from its award-winning drama department to the wide range of competitive sports opportunities to their vast offerings with its CTE partnerships.

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75 spaces available for Fort Verde Days’ car show

Car show raises money to help fight blindness

Fort Verde Days wouldn’t be the same without the annual Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show.

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Tip-a-Cop to help support Arizona Special Olympics

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office believes in special tips for Arizona’s Special Olympians.

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Camp Verde council to recognize recently-elected officials

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will unofficially say hello to Joe Butner and Bill LeBeau as new members of the council.

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9-11 Remembrance (with video)

Tuesday morning, the Verde Valley Fire District employees lined up at the station on SR260 and listened to the following message: “On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States found itself under attack.

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New attorney for Cecilio Cruz

Murder case may be ready for trial by next summer

The 21-year-old murder case against Cecilio Cruz, 38, is creeping along as a new attorney for Cruz is now three months on the job.