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Q&A with Verde Valley's Educator of the week: Micca Martinez, physical education teacher at Beaver Creek School

As physical education teacher and program coordinator at Beaver Creek School, Martinez has been “from day one, a person who wants to support her school in any way possible,” says Karin Ward, the school district’s superintendent.

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Here are the locations of Verde Valley drop-boxes, voting centers for Tuesday’s General Election

All early ballots must be delivered to the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office, any Yavapai County vote center, or official ballot drop box listed below no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday. Do not mail in your ballot. Late ballots will not be tabulated. Be sure to sign your affidavit envelope in your original handwriting.

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Two men rescued after plane crash near Red Creek Airstrip

Two men were rescued Saturday at 6 p.m. after a small plane crash on the Red Creek Airstrip along the Verde River, according to a Yavapai County Sherriff's Office news release.

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Man arrested after Halloween shooting near Old Town

'Non-operational bomb also found in man's residence

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Nov. 1 after “pulling a gun” and shooting and missing a man several times on Halloween night near Old Town, according to Cottonwood Police.

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10 years later: Walkin’ on Main celebrates the renaissance of Old Town

Former Cottonwood city council member and Yavapai College professor Terence Pratt affectionately calls it the “renaissance of Old Town.” Walkin’ on Main, now in its 10th year, celebrates that renaissance.

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Police Chief Steve Gesell to be honored by Cottonwood-Oak Creek School

Tuesday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King will publicly thank Steve Gesell for “caring about his community.”

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Heart triumphs greed: Thief can't steal Habitat for Humanity's spirit

The Grinch may have escaped capture after stealing tools used to build homes by Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity in Cottonwood six weeks ago.

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Secondary tax rates for a consolidated school district can change, according to Tim Carter's office

When it comes to secondary tax rates for a consolidated school district, the keyword is estimate.

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Cottonwood council briefs: Cottonwood may approve Notice of Intent of use tax

Cottonwood City Council may approve a Notice of Intent to implement a use tax Tuesday.

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Mingus Union FFA wins big in national competition

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Mountain Bike Clubs rolling in Verde Valley schools

Verde Valley Bikes for Kids is creating mountain bike clubs in Verde Valley elementary schools.

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Early voting ends today

Yavapai County Recorder, Leslie Hoffman would like to announce that early voting will close at 5:00p.m., Friday, November 2 for the November 6, 2018 General Election.

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Plea bargain for ex-city employee accused of forging water test results could be either felony or misdemeanor

A former Cottonwood employee accused of forging drinking water test results could face a maximum of two years in prison if he takes a plea.

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Mother arrested after 'passing out' from possible heroin overdose in front of daughter

A 30-year old Cornville woman was arrested on Oct. 25 after her 9-year-old daughter found her "passed out" from a possible heroin overdose a few days earlier, according to the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office.

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Camp Verde Town Council approves tiny houses

On Oct. 24, the Camp Verde Town Council approved an agritourism use permit for a community of tiny houses on wheels, vintage recreational vehicles and agritourism events.

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Mingus Union athletic trainer pays it forward

MUHS 2010 graduate works as school’s athletic trainer

COTTONWOOD – Thanks to a partnership between the National Football League and Northern Arizona Healthcare, a Mingus Union graduate works as the school’s athletic trainer.

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Gourd dancing, blessings highlight Yavapai-Apache Veterans Day

The Yavapai-Apache Nation will hold a special Veterans Day pow-wow Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Park, below Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.

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Mingus mathematics teacher gains permanent residency in U.S.

‘Bright sunshine’ for Uma Mahendran

COTTONWOOD – Uma Mahendran said that no matter what happens in life, all it takes is one piece of good news to “change all those rainy days into bright sunshine.”

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Woman involved in Camp Verde murder pleads guilty

Jill Buckley faces at least six years in prison on false reporting, hindering prosecution charges

CAMP VERDE – A 30-year-old Camp Verde woman pleaded guilty Monday on felony charges relating to her involvement in a 2016 Camp Verde homicide.

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New pump at Dead Horse Ranch State Park means 'longer life for fish'

The channel catfish, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, grass carp, rainbow trout, and occasional crappie that live in the three lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park are in for a pleasant surprise.

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Thrilling times in Clarkdale (with video)

Zombies take over Clarkdale on Wednesday night as Clarkdale Police join on the fun. A bus full of zombies were last seen leaving for Uptown Sedona Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. Halloween performance. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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With gratitude and pride: Yavapai-Apache’s Jane-Russell-Winiecki empowered to accomplish anything she puts her mind to

Jane Russell-Winiecki said her biggest challenge as Tribal Council Chairwoman – more specifically as a woman – is to maintain the Nation’s “beautiful culture.”

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Cottonwood Police find third soda bottle bomb

A third soda bottle bomb was found Tuesday morning on the 700 block of East Mingus Avenue, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Beaver Creek library welcomes Verde Valley Photographic Society

From 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, meet members of the Verde Valley Photographic Society as they talk about their work that will be on display from Nov. 10 through Feb. 9 at the Beaver Creek Public Library.

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5 things you should know about New Cornville business: ‘Living Spaces’

In 2014, Mary Steibli began to show signs of dementia. Eventually, her husband Manfred decided that she needed better care than he could provide. So they decided to offer assisted living for others – in their own home.