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9 Questions for retiring Verde Valley Fire Chief Nazih Hazime

Last Wednesday was Chief Nazih Hazime’s last day at Verde Valley Fire District Station 31 after seven years as the leader of the 39-member department.

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Mingus school board could accept attorneys’ consolidation petition language

It’s been about a month since Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey instructed attorneys to find agreement on petition language that could be used to ultimately take consolidation to Verde Valley’s voters.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation to celebrate Native American week

Submarine sandwiches, tacos, chili dogs and enchiladas. And a vendor selling fry bread.

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Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries

‘From farm to mug for beer’

Zach Hauser, like many farmers in the Verde Valley, takes pride in his land and the crops he grows.

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Today’s Royal Portrait

Chaz Taylor and Rylie Burke were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at Mingus Union High School’s football game Friday. VVN/Vyto StarInskas

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Bill Helm named Western News & Info Journalist of the Year

Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle/Kudos win 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Friday, the editorial staff of Verde Valley Newspapers won 16 awards at the annual Western News&Info Editorial Seminar.

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Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild plan 4th annual Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018

Here is your chance to purchase handwoven, handmade fiber art made by members of the Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild who presenting their 4th annual “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018” this October.

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NEWS BUSINESS: Ink Stain Tattoo

A new tattoo and piercing shop opened in Cottonwood last month and owners Joey Bovee and Cheyanne Crum are hoping to serve the entire Verde Valley “and then some.” The shop currently employs artist Chip Taylor and piercer Alex James.

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Scam Alert: Hang up on Medicare card scammers

Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, the Federal Trade Commission shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Ruth Ellen Elinski

Thinking and acting locally

For Elinski, when it comes to working in small, rural communities, patience is a virtue.

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Weekend burglary puts halt to work projects for Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity (with video)

COTTONWOOD -- It may be too early for the Grinch to be lurking around, but someone hit the Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 737 S. Main St., stealing tools and delaying work on wheelchair ramps and home repairs.

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Corey Rowley agrees to become next Camp Verde town marshal

Yakutat, Alaska police chief expected to start on Oct. 15

CAMP VERDE – Corey Rowley stated in his cover letter that Camp Verde would gain a “great advocate and active leader” should he be selected the Town’s next chief of police.

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Charlie German seeks re-election as Camp Verde mayor

Primary Faceoff: Q&A with Camp Verde mayoral candidates

Now that the race for the Camp Verde mayor is down to two candidates, how do you feel about another public forum be held for the candidates to restate positions and to dispel any mistruths that are inherent in the political process? Please explain.

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Yavapai supervisors consider law to ban texting while driving

Jonathan Hall traveled about 100 miles Wednesday from his home in Peoria to tell the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors that he supports a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to text while driving.

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Jackie Baker seeks election as Camp Verde mayor

Primary Faceoff: Q&A with Camp Verde mayoral candidates

Now that the race for the Camp Verde mayor is down to two candidates, how do you feel about another public forum be held for the candidates to restate positions and to dispel any mistruths that are inherent in the political process? Please explain.

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Clarkdale to begin process to fill town council vacancy

Clarkdale Town Council Member Ben Kramer, who had previously announced that he would decline to take the Oath of Office for his term that was slated to begin on November 13, 2018, has notified the Town of Clarkdale that he will resign from his current seat on the Town Council effective Sept. 25.

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Planet Fitness to open in Safeway Shopping Center in Cottonwood

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, will open its first location in Cottonwood at 1655 E. Cottonwood St. later this year.

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Flagstaff mayor to speak in Clarkdale on climate action and adaptation plan

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans will give a presentation on Flagstaff’s emerging Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, a milestone that draws upon success stories from individuals and cities around the world that are making a difference.

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Pilot in Cottonwood plane crash dies

COTTONWOOD -- The pilot in Monday’s plane crash in the Tierra Verde Circle neighborhood in Cottonwood has died, according to the Cottonwood Police Department.

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Pastor in molestation case enters not-guilty plea on 9 new charges

Yavapai County judges may be recused from trial

CAMP VERDE -- A former Prescott pastor entered a not-guilty plea on nine new felony charges Monday.

Michael Gordon resigns from Clarkdale-Jerome School Board

CLARKDALE – Due to the resignation of Michael Gordon, the office of Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking to fill an opening on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.

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Pioneer Picnic moves back to Montezuma Well picnic area

RIMROCK – It’s been more than 90 years since the Verde Valley’s first Pioneer Picnic, 1927 to be exact.

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Paul Chevalier seeks District 3 seat on Yavapai College Board

I am the best qualified candidate to help us get educational services in the Valley commensurate with the high property taxes we pay to the college. We must have equity. And we must find a way to lower taxes.

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Connie Harris seeks District 3 seat on Yavapai College Board

With active participation the past 20 months, my experience base is solid. I am highly qualified to continue to be a member of this college’s Governing Board.

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Q&A: Jason Finger seeks seat on Mingus Union School Board

In an effort to foster trust and transparency with your constituents, using district email accounts should be the only method for conducting board business.

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