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Pecan pick-up helps local needy

Men, women and children dressed in fall clothing combed through leaves resembling an Easter egg hunt.

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WHOSE WATER IS IT? Salt River Project explains historic rights, questionable rights, water certainty

The website is a veritable treasure trove of information that breaks down water rights in the most layman of terms.

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Q&A with Salt River Project’s Lucas Shaw

VERDE VALLEY – Because irrigated property is generally more valuable than non-irrigated property, having historic water use should be important to many landowners, said Lucas Shaw, water rights analyst for the Salt River Project.

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Education is key to water rights

VERDE VALLEY – More than 20 years ago, Carmen Howard relocated from California and bought land in Cottonwood.

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Grant Woods withdraws from U.S. Senate race

The 2020 Senate race claimed its first victim as former Attorney General Grant Woods gave up his plans to run -- as a Democrat.

Lawmaker proposes state tax filing extension to June 15

PHOENIX -- With a stalemate at the Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.

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Simonton discusses plans for Homestead Parkway business park

CAMP VERDE – In 2015, Simonton Ranch owner G. Scott Simonton officially donated a 9.28-acre parcel and agreed to sell another six-acre parcel to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

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‘Urgent need’ for platelets, type O blood

Give blood Feb. 14 in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – The next Camp Verde Community Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Community Room at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

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New maintenance, transportation plan on Beaver Creek agenda

RIMROCK – With longtime Maintenance and Transportation Director Diane Iverson retiring at the end of the school year, Beaver Creek School District’s governing board will consider splitting the two duties into two separate jobs, District Superintendent Karin Ward said Thursday.

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Board of Supervisors approves money for new SWAT vehicle

PRESCOTT -- It is out with the old and in with the new for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Silent Witness offers $500 reward for arrest of Duane Paul Moss

Yavapai Silent Witness is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with an alleged assault in a Cornville home in July 2005.

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Silent Witness tip leads to arrest of Cottonwood man

Wednesday, Feb. 6, Cottonwood police were able to locate, identify and arrest Margarito A. Delgadillo Jr., 45, Cottonwood, thanks to a tip received by Yavapai Silent Witness.

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Silent Witness offers $500 reward for information on Traci Ann Koelzer

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Traci Ann Koelzer .

Clarkdale to redesignate $11,500 in town funds

Clarkdale may decide to redseignate $11,500 for a temporary part-time accounting clerk position.

Clarkdale to talk Selna ballfield plan with Parks & Rec Commission

CLARKDALE -- Clarkdale Town Council will be having a joint work session next Tuesday with their Parks and Recreation Commission on the Selna Ballfield and Mongini Park master site plan.

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Camp Verde man jailed on charges of sex exploitation of minor

Around February 2018, Christopher Brown, a 45-year-old man from Camp Verde, began a Facebook conversation with a detective from Chino Valley Police Department who was portraying a 15-year-old girl, according to a news release.

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Applicant pulls Rojo Grande development plans

A plan to develop 600 manufactured homes just outside Sedona at the former El Rojo Grande Ranch has been pulled from the county agenda.

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Marshal’s volunteers serve ‘important role’ in Camp Verde

Duties include foot patrolling events, traffic control, office work

Tim Wiggle will never forget a piece of advice his training officer gave him when he was a rookie volunteer with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office.

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I-17 sign alerts motorists on best travel times to Sedona

Motorists fuming in the one-hour-plus traffic jams between the Village of Oak Creek and West Sedona on State Route 179 probably wish they had more information before driving into that weekend traffic quagmire.

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Consolidation: Three districts, three ballots

Sen. Allen says she’ll leave voting process in current form

Despite requests from the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools, SB 1073 will not combine the Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and Clarkdale-Jerome districts into one ballot should the consolidation question come before voters this year.

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City to begin process of filling open council seat

Cottonwood is soliciting applications for a new city council member.

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Cottonwood passes ordinance to ban cell phones while driving

The city ordinance was unanimously passed Tuesday. It updates Cottonwood’s existing code to mirror the one adopted by Yavapai County in October. Right now, the county’s ordinance only encompasses unincorporated areas.

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Cave Creek man takes lead to recall Stringer

Chris Hanlon has filed the necessary papers with the Secretary of State's Office to begin collecting and spending money. And he said the newly formed organization, Arizona Deserves Better, has members who live in the Prescott Republican's legislative district who are from both parties as well as political independents.

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Saturday food sharing program comes to Cottonwood

Manzanita Outreach, a local non-profit, is expanding its mobile Food Sharing program to Saturdays in Cottonwood.

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Not all heroes wear capes

Brian Boudreau speaks Tuesday at Cottonwood council chambers before accepting the Citation Plaque from Cottonwood police for his assistance in helping police bust a retail theft ring outside Home Depot. Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell said Boudreau provided “critical eyewitness information leading to the felony arrest of three members of an expansive, organized retail theft ring. “ Gesell said Boudreau is the second citizen to receive the award. Boudreau, a 30-year postal worker said what he did wasn’t about being a hero, “It’s just doing the right thing.” VVN/Kelcie Grega