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Looking back at Fort Verde Days … by the numbers

9,450-plus miles, 267 Dutch oven meals, 18 old-time photos

CAMP VERDE – Half-way between Sydney and Melbourne, in Australia, is a rural town called Albury. From there it is about 9,500 miles as the Kangaroo hops to Camp Verde.

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Rimrock knife-wielder to decide on plea

CAMP VERDE – Howard Joseph Lape, of Flagstaff, appeared in custody at Yavapai Superior Court before Judge Michael R. Bluff on Monday. 59-year-old Lape is facing five counts of disorderly conduct with a weapon after an incident involving a knife at a restaurant in Rimrock in June. Lape also faces felony charges for drug and paraphernalia possession.

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Man involved in child porn case set for trial

CAMP VERDE – Monday, Richard Byard Sumner was scheduled for a March trial for his alleged involvement in the creation and possession of child pornography in September 2016.

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Honor Flight Arizona recognizes Verde Valley resident

With help from Honor Flight Arizona, a non-profit that flies World War II and Korean War veterans from Arizona to Washington, D.C., Verde Valley resident and Korean War Veteran Angel Vargas, took a three-day trip to see United States memorials at no cost.

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Meet Clarkdale artist Ann Metlay at Oct. 19 Friends of Clark Memorial Library’s Reopening Book Sale

Joining the Friends of Clark Memorial Library’s Grand Re-Opening festivities, local author and artist Ann Metlay will speak on “The Magic of Libraries” at 4 p.m. in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Helping hand

Tom Disisto from the Jerome Elks Club, left, recently presented a $1,000 check to Clarkdale-Jerome School District Superintendent Danny Brown and Clarkdale-Jerome School Board President Jill Zaske that Brown says “will go towards our new gym bleachers.”

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Historic Home, Building Tour set for Nov. 4

A journey through Cottonwood’s past

The City of Cottonwood and the Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission are hosting the 4th annual Cottonwood Historic Home & Building Tour Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Camp Verde High crowns Queen, King at Homecoming game

Valeria Ortiz and Wesley Loveall were crowned Camp Verde High School’s Queen and King during the Coyboys' Homecoming game Friday evening.

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Driver in deadly Thanksgiving-eve crash sentenced to 16.5 years

Cody Louis Bright, of Cottonwood, was sentenced to 16 and a half years of prison by Yavapai Superior Court Judge Michael R. Bluff Friday evening.

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Fort Verde Days continues Sunday

The town of Camp Verde’s 60th annual Fort Verde Days celebration kicked off Friday with a plethora of carnival rides and games, as well as lots of food and music.

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Body of missing teacher found; full details unknown

Police on Friday say they found a body that is believed to be that of a 44-year-old Arizona teacher who went missing last week after posting bond for a man.

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Wine and Dine in the Vines Oct. 28

Wine and Dine in the Vines Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.

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Jerome expected to review general plan

Jerome’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Town Council are expected to review the general plan in the coming months.

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Cottonwood News Briefs Oct. 15, 2017

The City of Cottonwood is seeking two applicants for an Administrative Hearing Officer.

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PWG Making a Difference event honors nominees

Professional Women’s Group of Northern Arizona announces its first annual Making a Difference Award event. All nominees will be honored at the quarterly luncheon meeting on Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center meeting rooms.

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Hippie Emporium closing

Owner Marisa Gladen said she has the Hippie Emporium in Old Town Cottonwood up for sale or rent and is closing.

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Clarkdale man pleads guilty to dragging dog behind truck

Destry McClure, of Clarkdale, pleaded guilty Tuesday to dragging his 4-year-old chihuahua, Leia, behind his truck for half a mile. The plea was entered four days before McClure’s 53rd birthday.

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State report cards show Verde Valley schools mostly average

Initial scores a ‘superficial way of quantifying effectiveness’

Boiling down everything a school does into a single letter grade is a “very superficial way of quantifying a school’s effectiveness,” says Tim Carter, president of the Arizona State Board of Education.

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Verde Valley schools teach for success despite average grades

There are two schools of thought – no pun intended – to preparing students for their future.

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Jerome Council tables parking permits

Residents of Jerome say there is not enough room to park near their homes.

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Jerome Council approves new district signs project

The Jerome Town Council approved planning and zoning’s project for six new district signs Tuesday night at the regular town meeting.

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Valley Academy construction students learn pier building

The construction class at Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education recently started a unit on pier building in the masonry part of the curriculum.

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Jerome hosts travel writers from around the world

Arizona Office of Tourism arranged an exciting itinerary for the ‘Million DollarViews’ Tour.

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Get in the Halloween Spirit at the Verde Valley Humane Pet Costume Event

The Verde Valley Humane Society invites you to their Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Event on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Fire District, Red Cross partners for ‘Sound The Alarm’ campaign

SFD teams with Sedona Shadows to install smoke alarms Oct. 14

The American Red Cross is partnering with Sedona Fire District on “Sound The Alarm” Campaign.

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