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New consolidation bill addresses VACTE concern

Legislation dictates new district would get $50K from state

Another school district consolidation bill is making its debut in the Arizona Legislature.

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Save water, drink beer

Camp Verde collaboration swaps corn for barley

Chip Norton has a message to promote the importance of river conservation: “I’ll say it both ways – Save water, drink beer. Drink beer, save water.”

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Cottonwood: Past, Present, Future

Council, staff highlight significant events that have shaped city

In early January, Cottonwood City Council and staff participated in their annual retreat. Each year council and staff outlines goals and projects for the city.

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Lawmakers push back on Ducey plan to curb legislative immunity

A proposal by Gov. Doug Ducey to abolish so-called legislative immunity is getting some negative reaction from some lawmakers who enjoy its protections -- and would have to vote to put it on the ballot for voters to repeal.

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Women excel in leadership roles at Northern Arizona Healthcare

While women are generally the primary healthcare decision makers for their households and outnumber men in the healthcare workforce, men continue to dominate healthcare leadership roles. Women hold only 19 percent of hospital CEO positions.

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Yavapai College Board New Members Sworn In

Two members of the Yavapai College District Governing Board were sworn in during a special meeting of that body on Tuesday, January 15.

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New OLLI director to speak at Lunch & Learn and Brown Bag Brain Buzz

Yavapai College has hired a new Associate Dean for Sedona Center/Program Director for Osher Lifelong Learning Program. Linda Shook will live in Sedona and serve as the new Director of the Sedona and Verde Valley OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) adult education programs.

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WATCH: Hundreds turn out for the 2019 Sedona Women's March

Hundreds of Sedona and Verde Valley citizens turned out for the third annual Sedona Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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CCFMD saves stranded driver from Verde River

At approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical was dispatched to a report of a person stranded in the high waters on the Verde River.

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Mural ‘grows’ on Main Street in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE -- Camp Verde community stakeholders and leaders all gathered at Thanks A Latte Espresso Cafe in Camp Verde Friday night to celebrate the completion of a new mural on the side of the building.

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County unanimously approves cell tower near Sedona Pines

COTTONWOOD -- A new cell tower will soon appear near Sedona Pines despite opposition from neighbors.

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Chamber president joins ranks of Institute for Organization Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Christian Oliva del Rio, IOM, President/CEO, of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM.

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Cottonwood chamber president joins ranks of Institute for Organization Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Christian Oliva del Rio, IOM, President/CEO, of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM.

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Flagstaff Family Care expands medical services to Sedona

A new medical office has opened in Sedona featuring a family doctor, family nurse and behavioral health and chronic-care management services.

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County P&Z rejects Rojo Grande after 8-hour meeting

Former Sedona mayor said developer trying to sell ‘a skunk that doesn’t stink’

Yavapai County Planning & Zoning commissioners listened to more than six hours of public testimony and read several hundred emails and letters during their meeting. Ultimately, they unanimously voted to deny the proposal to develop a 172-acre senior-oriented manufactured home park to take the place of the El Rojo Grande Ranch just outside Sedona.

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Get ready for Super blood wolf moon

Five-hour lunar eclipse on horizon Sunday night

VERDE VALLEY – A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is positioned behind the Earth – and into its shadow.

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City grant money goes to Parks & Rec master plan

COTTONWOOD — Crowds of people flooded council chambers on a rainy Tuesday night as Cottonwood City Council considered projects to award Community Development Block Grant money. Many stood out in the rain as they anticipated the decision.

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Detective accused of domestic violence back to work in ‘administrative role’

COTTONWOOD — A Cottonwood police detective facing domestic violence charges is working again with Cottonwood PD after being placed on administrative leave.

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Cottonwood moves to follow county lead on cellphone distracted driving ordinance

COTTONWOOD – As the state still struggles with passing a statewide ban on cellphone distracted driving, Cottonwood is following Yavapai County’s lead.

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New vice mayor for Cottonwood: Tosca Henry

COTTONWOOD -- There’s a new vice mayor in town.

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Cottonwood man gets 12 years for child exploitation

CAMP VERDE – On Jan. 11, JJ Austin Angel Amack McFarland was sentenced to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for the sexual exploitation of a minor.

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BeneVet sets $13K goal for comfort of wheelchair-bound veterans

Two weeks to go, and Nikki Miller said that “around 100 bowlers” have signed up for the annual BeneVet fundraiser.

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Harshman, Bateman to lead Beaver Creek School Board

Monday, the Beaver Creek School Board unanimously elected Jackie Harshman as board president and Brandi Bateman as board clerk.

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Camp Verde could fill openings on P&Z, Adjustments, Appeals boards

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could fill three openings on its Planning and Zoning Commission, and two of four openings on its Board of Adjustments and Appeals

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Moose Lodge to host First Responder Appreciation Dinner

As a thank-you for sacrifices made every day by first responders serving the Verde Valley, Moose Lodge members are hosting their 5th annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner.

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