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Lori Drake new Mingus board president

COTTONWOOD – Not 20 minutes into Wednesday’s Mingus Union School Board meeting, Chip Currie nominated Lori Drake as the board’s president for 2019.

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City looks at new, relaxed policy for food trucks

The Cottonwood City Council reviewed a new relaxed draft ordinance Tuesday for food trucks vendors.

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City to award CDBG funds Tuesday

Cottonwood City Council will choose a project to award federal money during a public meeting Tuesday.

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Authorities seek whereabouts of alleged OTA embezzler

Law enforcement agencies are still seeking more information in an embezzlement case involving the Old Town Association from last spring.

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VACTE students meet Gov. Ducey at state inauguration

For nine Verde Valley career and technical education students, Monday’s state legislature inauguration at the State Capital was a chance to meet Arizona Gov. Ducey.

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Friday Camps seek funding

CV school board talks funding, for 5th Day’ programs

Dickey said that the Camp Verde School Board members “need to weigh out the costs versus benefits like they do with all programs the district offers.”

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Beaver Creek Adult Center closed for repairs

Due to what Sandy Dragman called “devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes” the first week of the year, the Beaver Creek Adult Center will be closed for the next few weeks while the center’s board of directors work with the insurance company on restorations.

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Third Annual Sedona Women’s March to return in ‘tidal wave’ (with video)

Organizers say they are marching for further strides in empowerment, intersectionality

Rain, snow or shine, the Sedona Women’s March will once again take the streets on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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Roth, Freeman to lead Camp Verde School Board

Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board voted 5-to-0 for Tim Roth as board president and 5-to-0 for Helen Freeman as board clerk.

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Mingus modifies student ID badge system

Acting superintendent implements new policy independent of attorney direction, demands of ACLU

COTTONWOOD – As far as Mingus Union High School is concerned, the school’s identification badges are no longer an issue.

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Camp Verde council discusses early end to Retail Strategies contract

CAMP VERDE – In November 2016, the Camp Verde Town Council agreed to a three-year $110,000 contract with retail recruiters known as Retain Strategies.

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Carol German replaces Kitty McDowell on Camp Verde School Board

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has selected former Camp Verde Town Council member Carol German to replace Kitty McDowell on the Camp Verde School Board.

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Eric Marcus selected new board president at Cottonwood-Oak Creek

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board unanimously selected two of its three newest board members to serve as president and vice president for 2019.

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Old Town no longer a R.I.O.T

Foley says it’s time to move on

Jet Foley created a bar where everyone knows her name.

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Legislation seeks to outlaw sale of vaping products to teens

PHOENIX -- Calling the current law fatally flawed and ineffective, a veteran lawmaker wants the state to impose far more restrictions on access to vaping products by teens.

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County drug enforcement funding faces reductions

Recent changes in law and criminal activity have threatened funding for Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, a multi-agency task force charged with drug enforcement in Yavapai County.

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Q&A: Lauren Thagard, algebra teacher, Student Council advisor, Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – From family pictures to senior pictures, engagement shoots to newborn babies, Lauren Thagard has photographed just about everything.

Mingus considers shared CTE director agreement

COTTONWOOD – Wednesday, the Mingus Union School Board could renew an Intergovernmental Agreement to share Career and Technical Education Director Ralph Fobair with Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District.

Camp Verde to hold sign code interactive workshop

CAMP VERDE – At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Camp Verde Community Library, the Town’s Community Development Department will solicit public feedback through an interactive workshop so it can include that input into upcoming changes to sign codes.

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Selection of new board president on Mingus Union agenda Jan. 9

COTTONWOOD – Five names. Three new to the Mingus Union School Board. Two others who have been on the board at least since 2016.

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A look back at the year that was in Jerome

From an almost entirely new council to a beloved radio station sounding of, here are some top Jerome stories of 2018

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Governor Doug Ducey demands Colorado River drought plan for Arizona before feds get involved

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey used his second inaugural speech Monday to exhort lawmakers and others with a claim to Colorado River water to approve a drought contingency plan before a solution is imposed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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AG hopes to ‘Stop skyrocketing tuition’ at state’s universities in 2019

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich used his inaugural speech Monday to point up a key disagreement he has with Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Clarkdale police report vehicle rolls into Verde River

Saturday at about 3 p.m., Clarkdale police were alerted to a vehicle partially submerged in the Verde River at the Tuzigoot River Access Point.

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Camp Verde ‘encourages development’ in coming year

CAMP VERDE – Expect to see a lot of dirt flying in Camp Verde in 2019.