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Clarkdale to consider general obligation bond to fund street improvements

The Clarkdale Town Council will discuss the Citizens Bond Committee’s recommendations at the regular council meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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Middle School now Community School

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board unanimously voted to support Principal Matt Schumacher’s recommendation to rename his school Cottonwood Community School.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek board sets boundaries for realigned schools

COTTONWOOD As Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s leadership explored the possibility of realigning three of its schools into two K-8 schools, information was solicited from families who would be affected by a change in the schools.

Sedona Recycles to shut down Verde Valley service in June

Sedona Recycles announced it will be closing the remainder of its Verde Valley locations in June.

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Martin hopes to select new police chief before Memorial Day

CAMP VERDE – Russ Martin said that by May 25, he would like to name the Town of Camp Verde’s next marshal.

Free slash drop off program through June 1

VERDE VALLEY – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has announced the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations, through June 1.

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Mingus again takes no action on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – Three members of the Mingus Union School Board were the proverbial this close that they would vote against consolidation with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Man arrested for burglary after arriving to update sex offender registration

A man was arrested for burglary at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde after arriving to update his sex offender registration.

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Summer fun begins May 26 at Camp Verde Heritage Pool

CAMP VERDE – Memorial Day weekend in Camp Verde means the start of Camp Verde’s annual pool season.

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Cottonwood votes 4-3 on sales tax hike

Council settles on 0.5-percent transaction privilege tax increase

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council voted 4-3 to increase the sales tax by half a percent, raising it to 3.5 percent in the hopes of trying to alleviate a more than $1.5 million deficit.

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Groseta group ‘very pleased’ that Gov. Ducey signed off on SB 1254

COTTONWOOD – Andy Groseta and his Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools – 2018 have referred to SB 1254 as “voter empowerment legislation.”

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Rabbi breaks ground in Verde Valley

Kesslers hope to make Judaism more accessible in community

SEDONA -- For Rabbi Mendel Kessler and his wife, Fraydee, Sedona was always on the radar.

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Oak Creek Canyon fire destroys log cabin

The Sedona Fire Department and the US Forest Service responded to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon Tuesday near Rainbow Trout Farm/Living Springs Campgrounds.

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Cottonwood police seek suspect in $100,000 Old Town Association fraud

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a fraud suspect believed responsible for embezzling an estimated $100,000 from the Old Town Association.

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Cottonwood man arrested for heroin possession, intent to sell

A Cottonwood man has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on allegations of heroin possession with intent to sell the narcotic.

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Grassland fire destroys shed, causes extensive damage to vehicle

A shed was destroyed and a nearby vehicle suffered extensive fire damage as a result of a grassland fire Tuesday evening.

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Local man arrested for alleged thefts at Cottonwood Cemetery

A Cottonwood man has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on various misdemeanor charges stemming from a series of thefts at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

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Camp Verde Class of 1998 to contribute $1,000 to this year’s senior scholarship assembly

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Philip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde High School will hold its annual scholarship and awards ceremony.

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Cooling down in Camp Verde could cost more in coming year

Town budget includes rate increases for Heritage Pool, hourly rate for commercial public records requests

The Town of Camp Verde is asking council to approve rate increase for both adults and children on a per-visit, multi-visit and season passes, as well as family passes, swim lessons and pool rentals.

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Brian Armstrong finalist to become next Camp Verde Marshal

Town Manager to interview candidates

Brian Armstrong is a finalist to become the Town of Camp Verde’s new chief of police, Town Manager Russ Martin announced Monday.

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Cottonwood man arrested for assaulting, stabbing landlords

COTTONWOOD — A Cottonwood man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly attacking and stabbing his landlords.

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McGuireville comes alive with Number 5

5th annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show planned May 26

Antique tractors and engines along with rusty iron enthusiasts from across the state will converge on McGuireville to celebrate the 5th annual McGuireville, Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 9 a.m.

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10 YEARS LATER: Village of Oak Creek infant homicide case continues with new judge

Ten years later, the death of a 3-month-old boy in the Village of Oak Creek remains unresolved in the Yavapai County Superior Court system.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek teachers recognized by Sustainable Economic Development Initiative

VERDE VALLEY – Thursday, the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative – SEDI – will recognize more than a dozen of the state’s educators for their ability to incorporate into their lessons the principles of education for sustainability.

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53rd Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour May 19-20

The first tickets will be sold at 9 a.m. and the final tickets each day will be sold at 3 p.m., leaving two hours for latecomers to get through the tour by 5 p.m.