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Camp Verde OK’S $7 million cap for first phase of sports complex

CAMP VERDE – Building out the first phase of the new Camp Verde Sports Complex should take about $7 million – conservatively – according to Town Manager Russ Martin.

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Diners’ guide to a Happy Thanksgiving

Several Verde Valley choices for a hot holiday meal

VERDE VALLEY – Not everyone is handy around the kitchen. So why should that be any different on Thanksgiving?

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Verizon meets Jerome opposition to placement of two cell locations

Verizon Wireless will install two cell sites on Main Street in Jerome next year. State legislation,

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Jerome looks into selling 19.34 acres of Clarkdale land acquired nearly 100 years ago

JEROME -- Cemetery space in Jerome was a high priority in 1918 as the mountainside community joined the rest of the world in a life-and-death battle with the most deadly virus ever known to mankind -- the 1918 Spanish flu.

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Giving a happy Thanksgiving to those in need

The 14th annual Flying High Turkey Drive will be collecting donations Nov. 22 at Fry’s Food and Drug, located 1100 SR 260 in Cottonwood from noon to 6 p.m.

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Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria requests shade structure for patio

COTTONWOOD – Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria is looking to extend the existing railing and adding a new shade structure for the patio.

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Beaver Creek School explores offering high school courses

RIMROCK – According to Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter, there are 14 different ways that the Beaver Creek School District could offer high school courses.

Cornville’s Secret Santa rides for 9th toy drive

With Christmas just two months away, the Cornville Secret Santa is gearing up for donations to help fill the stockings of worthy little (and big) kids in the Cornville area.

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Cottonwood studies prospect of Rough Cuts building for City Hall

Cottonwood City Council went into executive session Tuesday night to discuss the prospect of purchasing a new city hall building.

Civic Center holiday lighting canceled due to renovations

The City of Cottonwood will not be able to display the holiday lighting this year on the Old Town Civic Center due to the current renovations of the building.

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office warns of virtual kidnapping scam

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded recently to a potential kidnapping that turned out to be a scam attempt.

CAT will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23

CAT/LYNX will be closed for Thanksgiving Day in order to allow all our drivers and staff to celebrate the day with family and friends. Full service will resume on Friday, Nov. 24 running the normal schedules for CAT, LYNX, and ADA.

Yavapai Broadcasting gets financial assistance from Cottonwood

The Cottonwood City Council agreed Nov. 7 to fund Yavapai Broadcasting $42,000 a year for their broadcasting services, with a dissenting vote from Council Member Deb Althouse.

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Auto burglary crime spree hits Verde Village

All involved vehicles were left unlocked

Eleven victims’ vehicles were burglarized during a Wednesday night crime spree in Verde Village. In every instance, the vehicles were left unlocked.

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YC Promise program to cover cost of tuition and fees for 2016-17 GED students transitioning to Yavapai College

The Yavapai College District Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Rock House on the Prescott campus.

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Dan Cherry named new public works director for Yavapai County

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Cherry as the new Public Works Department Director effective February 1, 2018.

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Citizen scientists investigate Oak Creek

Volunteers converged on Oak Creek this past Saturday to collect sediment samples and aquatic bugs.

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Trump enjoys 45-49% popularity in Arizona poll, only 33% approval rating in national survey

Donald Trump remains more popular in Arizona than the nation as a whole.

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Medical marijuana patients claim state permit price too high

Calling the fees illegally high, an attorney for medical marijuana patients is asking the Court of Appeals to force state health officials to slash what they charge people to get the state-issued permit they need to buy the drug.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek explores K-8 realignment; closing one existing campus

Wednesday’s public meeting at the school district’s office gave the community its first opportunity to weigh in – and to listen up – about the possibility that three of its district’s five schools could become two K-8 schools as early as 2018-2019.

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Committee begins task of deciding pros, cons of school district unification


COTTONWOOD – At one point during Tuesday’s consolidation committee meeting, Steve Gesell asked that if a merger of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts “doesn’t make sense fiscally, then why go forward?”

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2017 Turkey Dinner Won’t Gobble Up Your Budget

PHOENIX -- The cost to feed the horde this Thanksgiving is going to be as low as it’s been in a decade.

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What’s new this flu season? CDC provides insight

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

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Police receive false alarm about gunman at local charter school

COTTONWOOD – Police received a phone call from whom they believed to be a concerned mother reporting a gunman at the American Heritage Academy Wednesday, but when police responded they determine it was only a lockdown drill by the school.

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Verde Lakes becoming fire-wise community

Recreation Commission hosts Nov. 17-18 cleanup at Verde Lakes

CAMP VERDE – A Firewise meeting held at the Verde Lakes Clubhouse on Nov. 10 was a success, with 45 members of the community attending on very short notice.