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Man crashes stolen car into Verde Village home

According to YCSO, Area missed a right turn on East Mesa Drive and collided into the residence. A woman inside the house was injured in the collision.

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Strategic Plan on special Camp Verde school board agenda

CAMP VERDE – At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board will hold a special meeting to continue its work on the district’s comprehensive Strategic Plan.

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Snakes Alive: Rattlesnakes are abundant and not nearly as threatening as many would believe (with video)

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake leered back at the group of captors who just set him free, shaking his newly colored rattle at them Thursday near the entrance of the Montezuma Castle National Monument.

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Cottonwood to discuss water, wastewater fee increases Tuesday

In a study conducted by staff, they concluded “ … that small adjustments in years 2-5 over the next 5-year period would support the system’s operation and maintenance programs as well as equipment replacements at current or improved levels.”

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Paid parking in Jerome still on hold

Town directs staff get more information on parking kiosks

The Jerome Town Council still wasn’t ready to move forward on whether to implement parking kiosks as of Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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Jerome continues agreement with Prescott Law Group despite controversy with prosecutor

Tuesday, Jerome Town Council continued their agreement to work with Prescott Law Group despite controversies related to Andrew Jolley, their town prosecutor.

School district consolidation bill takes another step forward

Thursday, the school district consolidation bill, Senate Bill 1073, passed House Committee of the Whole and its third read in the House of Representatives on a 53-7 vote.

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New path to the Cottonwood Community Clubhouse

Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski, right, and City Council Member and Historic Preservation Commissioner Michael Mathews install the first batch of the Commemorative Memorial Bricks at the Cottonwood Community Club House Friday.

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Report: Water-related outdoor recreation adds $3 billion in Yavapai, Coconino counties

COTTONWOOD -- In a new study on the economic impact of water related outdoor recreation released by Audubon Arizona this week, 545,000 Arizona residents participating in water related outdoor recreation in Yavapai and Coconino counties create an annual economic impact of $3 billion.

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A beauty parlor for Fido: Cottonwood’s ‘dog wash’ open for business

There is now a new self-serve “dog wash” in Cottonwood where you can bond with your pooch over a shampoo and a blow dry.

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Fun or cruel? Part 3: Circus owners say they love their animals

Activists say facts point to abuse

When it comes to the best interest of exotic animals involved in traveling circus performances, both circus workers and animal rights activists feel they know what’s right.

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Cottonwood explores waste, recycling options

Council, staff express concern over trucks causing wear to roads

Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council explored different options in its waste and recycling management during a work session.

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Boulder removed; open season for swimming at Slide Rock State Park

The large rock that was blocking the chute at Slide Rock State Park has been removed just in time for spring swimmers.

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Out With the Old (in with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts)

Demolition work began this week on the former Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building that had been located at the corner of State Route 260 and State Route 89A for nearly 40 years. The City of Cottonwood has approved plans for a

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Five-year plan for Clarkdale Museum unveiled

One of the most important goals of the plan is to secure a strong working relationship with the Town of Clarkdale that supports community, economic development and future planning. The development and implementation of programs preserving Clarkdale’s historic built environment is the highest priority.

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Puscifer the Store welcomes Carina Round for Record Store Day performance April 13

Puscifer the Store, an eclectic retailer of new and used vinyl, will host British singer and songwriter Carina Round for a special in-store performance on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 13, 3

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Prescribed burns designed to promote forest health

Coconino National Forest firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Wednesday for prescribed burn operations that will target up to 1,800 acres on the Red Rock Ranger District and an additional 300 acres of pile burns on the eastern side of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District this week, according to the Coconino National Forest website. The increased wind speed is a benefit for these planned burns, which are a part of the five-year plan to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on the Coconino National Forest, said the forest service site. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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Finalists announced for Clarkdale town manager post

During the open house, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the Town Manager search process, meet the candidates, and provide feedback to the Town Council. Each candidate will give a brief introduction and interact informally with attendees. The Town Council will be interviewing the candidates on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19.

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Cottonwood approves strategic plan

Airport discussion anticipated in April 13 public meeting

Airport discussion anticipated in April 13 public meeting

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Traffic stop leads to meth, heroin bust

Both packages were wrapped in shrink wrap and coated with axle grease and what appeared to be cayenne pepper, according to YCSO.

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FUN OR CRUEL? Part 2: Activist says traveling circuses have roots in cruelty, neglect

CAMP VERDE -- The circus is back in the Verde Valley with the intent of bringing wonder and entertainment to all who attend. Local animal rights activists, however, say the circus brings nothing but “cruelty” and “neglect” to its animal performers.

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FUN OR CRUEL? Part 1: Culpepper & Merriweather comes to Camp Verde

In April 2017, just weeks before Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus folded up its tent for the last time, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis brought Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to Beaver Creek School.

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Former Old Town bar owner gets three years probation

Former Old Town Association President Michael Anderson was sentenced to three years of supervised probation Monday.

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Brandi Bateman pleads guilty to tampering with public record

Presiding Judge Michael Bluff said on March 18 that Bateman’s felony could be redesignated as a Class 1 misdemeanor, following the successful completion of probation.

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Crews respond to fire at Jerome restaurant

Jerome fire crews were dispatched to an alarm call at the Mile High Grill & Inn.