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Plans for winery at old Masonic Lodge move forward

P&Z also discuss Circle K expansion

The City of Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission approved an amendment for land use classification and a zone change to two parcels of land to construct the future Galileo 33 at the site of the old Masonic Lodge.

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Cornville Post Office comes full circle

The historic Cornville Post Office takes a full-circle and ends back up in Cornville where there was a dedication ceremony Saturday morning at Windmill Gardens on Cornville Road recognizing the hard work by the Cornville Historical Society and all the other people who were responsible for bringing it back to town.

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Mingus Union, Cottonwood-Oak Creek continue consolidation talks as Clarkdale-Jerome says NO

When Clarkdale-Jerome School District hired Humboldt Unified’s Danny Brown to a two-year contract to become its next superintendent, it seemed clear that Clarkdale-Jerome wanted nothing to do with the unification and consolidation talks that have been going on between Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.

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New Life for the Cuban Queen

New owners strive for historical accuracy in reconstruction of former Jerome bordello

The ghost of the Cuban Queen in Jerome may rise again.

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Extending Homestead Parkway

Camp Verde receives ADOT’s $231K Economic Strengths Program award

Two years ago, the Camp Verde Town Council approved the extension and improvement of Homestead Parkway that “was instrumental in getting the land donation for the Verde Valley Archaeology Center’s new home,” said Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers.

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Library benefits as Friends of Camp Verde Library helps fund extra projects

Two years before the Town of Camp Verde opened its new library, a group of volunteers realized that one day, the Citizens Committee for the Camp Verde Library would be out of things to do.

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Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center wins medal, award at international competition

The Southwest Wine Center (SWC) at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale won the Gold Medal and Best of Class Award at the 2017 Sunset International Wine Competition in Berkeley, Calif. for its 2014 Sunlight (a blended varietal white wine).

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Military Service Park unveils bronze K9 statue

The new Military K9 Memorial bronze statue was unveiled Thursday at the Verde Valley Military Service Park at Garrison Park in Cottonwood.

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Cottonwood Post Office Tour

Eddie Reel of the Cottonwood Post Office gave parents and children a tour of the Post Office as part of the 2017 Cottonwood Public Library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program Friday.

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Former PVPD officer arrested in child sex sting

Two others also arrested in undercover operation

A former Prescott Valley police officer was among three men arrested in a multi-agency prostitution sting on Wednesday, June 21, local law enforcement officials confirmed.

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Crash halts traffic on I-17

CAMP VERDE – Interstate 17 was shut down for a short time at about 2 p.m. Thursday following a one-vehicle roll over crash in the south bound lane at milepost 289.

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Good Samaritan aids in arrest of fleeing suspect

COTTONWOOD - Customers witnessed three young men running through the Walmart parking lot while tossing items out of a purse, prompting the customers to call police Wednesday night, about 9:30 p.m. The suspects were located by officers at Mingus Union High School.

Beaver Creek raising money for student backpack program

Each year, Beaver Creek School District gives out close to 100 backpacks through its student backpack program.

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Transition Fair helps improve lifelong outcomes

Meeting its mission of helping improve lifelong outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities, the Verde Valley Transition Committee will hold a Transition Fair on Sept. 28 at Yavapai College’s Clarkdale campus.

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New wheels in Jerome

In May of this year the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the sale of a 2000 Chevrolet C2500 truck to the town of Jerome for $1 to replace a very old 1970 era truck they were currently using.

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SpectrUm Health Care holds open house to announce primary care in Camp Verde

From 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. June 29, SpectrUm Healthcare will have an open house to officially announce that it has added primary care to its list of Camp Verde offerings.

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Two Verde Valley men indicted for stealing $400K from victims of international art fraud scheme

Monday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced the indictment of Vincent Lopreto, Marco Saverino, and Paul Motta, for stealing approximately $400,000 from dozens of art buyers through an international scheme involving the sale of counterfeit art.

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Emergency crews douse house fire in Verde Village

Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Verde Valley Fire District responded to a report of a house fire on Comanche Drive, located in Verde Village.

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Plan in the works to re-open Clark Memorial Library

New proposal sparks optimism

Although the Clark Memorial Library will be closing its doors on June 30, the closure may be more temporary than anyone had imagined thanks to a proposal that recently surfaced from Yavapai County Free Library District Director Corey Christians. 

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‘Affordable and sustainable housing’

Justin Chambers opens United Country Real Estate in Camp Verde

Since 2004, Justin Chambers have been working in the real estate market.

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Town of Camp Verde applies for housing grant

Low-income homeowners could receive assistance with ‘essential home repairs’

Over the next several months, the Town of Camp Verde will be looking for homeowners who need help with essential home repairs.

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Experts provide tips for keeping pets safe during extreme temps

How hot dogs keep cool

The heat is on – and our pets are feeling it even more than we are.

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Emergency crews fight fires in Lake Montezuma

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority stations 81 and 82, along with Verde Valley Fire station 32 and Sedona Fire station 3, were dispatched to a residential fire in the Cochise Drive area of Lake Montezuma.

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Robb Williams to leave Verde Valley

COTTONWOOD – In the ministry, it’s not very common for a pastor to leave one church for another – then eventually return to that first church.

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Jerome hits new ceiling on number of library users

The historic Jerome Library just announced that it has a record-breaking number of library users at 409, just as the Town of Clarkdale prepares to close its library down June 30.