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Principal Jennifer Chilton ‘downsized’ from Mingus

School board votes to have new superintendent also serve as principal for 2017-2018

COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union is calling it a “reorganization of the administrative structure of the high school.”

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Clark Memorial Library to close June 30

Emotional meetings ignite potential grassroots effort to reopen it

CLARKDALE – It’s official. The Clark Memorial Library will close its doors June 30.

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Authorities detain suspects after alleged armed robbery

COTTONWOOD – The Chevron Station in the 1200 block of SR 260 was robbed at gunpoint by a male suspect around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Cottonwood Police Department.

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Camp Verde Heritage Pool opens Saturday

At noon Saturday, the Camp Verde Heritage Pool will open for the summer season.

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American Legion Post 93 presents annual Memorial Day service at Clear Creek Cemetery

It used to be that Memorial Day was held each year on May 30.

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Camp Verde marshal talks budget, new commander at 'Coffee with a Cop'

To pay heed to Memorial Day, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office holds its monthly Coffee with a Cop a week early each May.

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South Verde High School celebrates graduation at Philip England Center

Waiting for South Verde High School’s commencement ceremony to begin, Rosa Davila Dominguez sat with some of her friends in the Philip England Center for the Performing Arts.

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Rimrock motorcyclist killed in crash on Cornville Road

May 22, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a motorcycle collision on Cornville Road east of State Route 89A.

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Camp Verde High School celebrates more graduates, more scholarships

This year, the Cowboys could see about 90 of their seniors receive their diplomas on Thursday at the Sam Hammerstrom Football Field.

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Turn-of-the-20th-century engines fire on all cylinders at McGuireville’s annual Memorial Day tractor & engine show

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday in historic McGuireville, the fourth annual Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show is an opportunity for Creekers and Creeker-wannabees to remember loved ones who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Mingus graduates celebrate $3.7 million in scholarship awards

This year’s Mingus Union graduating class is a strong 264. But where Mingus Union stands out this year is in scholarships and awards.

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Yavapai-Apache Chairwoman honored by Arizona Business Magazine

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairwoman Jane Russell-Winiecki has been announced as a recipient of the Arizona Business Magazine 2017 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

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SRP leads Verde ‘water certainty’ initiative

Verde Ditch company landowners first to receive water-use summaries

The Salt River Project (SRP) will begin sending information and providing technical assistance to landowners served by the Verde Ditch Company in late May as part of SRP’s ongoing effort to spearhead “water certainty,” according to a news release.

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Council expected to make call on future of Clarkdale Library

Special meeting scheduled Tuesday

The Clark Memorial Library could close next month.

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New State Park for Verde Valley

Ducey budget directs $4 million to Rockin’ River Ranch State Park

With his signature last week on the State of Arizona’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget, Gov. Doug Ducey directed $4 million to help develop Camp Verde’s Rockin’ River Ranch as the next Arizona State Park.

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Verde Valley Military Service Park to unveil monument on Memorial Day weekend

Ron Luce - Vice President of the Verde Valley Military Service Park Committee - said he is hoping for a good turnout, and better weather, for the Memorial Day Weekend event.

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Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt selected as the 2016 Employee of the Year

May 12, at a City of Cottonwood employee appreciation event, Cottonwood Police Department Sergeant Monica Kuhlt received the award of Employee of the Year for 2016.

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City Council paves way for Cottonwood Cares Initiative

The Council approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity to create the Cottonwood Cares Initiative, subject to approval of the final form of the MOU by the City Attorney.

CTE students of the month on Valley Academy meeting agenda

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education governing board will recognize April and May winners of the Jones Ford Verde Valley CTE Student of the Month award.

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Police, VFW honor law enforcement officers who gave ultimate sacrifice

COTTONWOOD – May 15, the Cottonwood Police Department was joined by Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 7400 in honoring law enforcement officers across the country who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and to pay respect to those who dedicate their lives each day to serve our community,

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Memorial tribute this weekend at Gold King Mine for Don Robertson

JEROME -- The spirit of Don Robertson lives on at the Gold King Mine in Jerome, where his family continues to run the popular local attraction built by Robertson during his life-time.

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Police report Hells Angels expected to visit Verde Valley this weekend

JEROME – Jerome Police Chief Allen Muma said he is making preparations for a visit from nearly 200 Hells Angels this weekend.

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THAT Brewery wins bronze Medal at ameriCAN™ Craft Beer Festival

COTTONWOOD – THAT Brewery claimed a bronze medal win at the ameriCAN™ Canned Craft Beer Festival in Phoenix. ameriCAN™ is one of the nation’s premier canned beer festivals featuring over 350 canned beers from 100 breweries across 20 states.

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Yavapai College Foundation honors Cottonwood resident Bobby Woods

PRESCOTT – In 2009, Cottonwood resident Bobby Woods first volunteered first for the Yavapai College Foundation’s Verde Valley Chapter, then for the Friends of the Southwest Wine Center fundraising auxiliary.

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What is pickleball?

Camp Verde Parks and Recreation hosts weekly matches

The first pickleball match was played in 1965 on an island off Washington State as an improvisation to badminton.