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Authorities seek whereabouts of alleged OTA embezzler

Law enforcement agencies are still seeking more information in an embezzlement case involving the Old Town Association from last spring.

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VACTE students meet Gov. Ducey at state inauguration

For nine Verde Valley career and technical education students, Monday’s state legislature inauguration at the State Capital was a chance to meet Arizona Gov. Ducey.

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Friday Camps seek funding

CV school board talks funding, for 5th Day’ programs

Dickey said that the Camp Verde School Board members “need to weigh out the costs versus benefits like they do with all programs the district offers.”

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Beaver Creek Adult Center closed for repairs

Due to what Sandy Dragman called “devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes” the first week of the year, the Beaver Creek Adult Center will be closed for the next few weeks while the center’s board of directors work with the insurance company on restorations.

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Third Annual Sedona Women’s March to return in ‘tidal wave’ (with video)

Organizers say they are marching for further strides in empowerment, intersectionality

Rain, snow or shine, the Sedona Women’s March will once again take the streets on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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Roth, Freeman to lead Camp Verde School Board

Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board voted 5-to-0 for Tim Roth as board president and 5-to-0 for Helen Freeman as board clerk.

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Camp Verde council discusses early end to Retail Strategies contract

CAMP VERDE – In November 2016, the Camp Verde Town Council agreed to a three-year $110,000 contract with retail recruiters known as Retain Strategies.

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Carol German replaces Kitty McDowell on Camp Verde School Board

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has selected former Camp Verde Town Council member Carol German to replace Kitty McDowell on the Camp Verde School Board.

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Eric Marcus selected new board president at Cottonwood-Oak Creek

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board unanimously selected two of its three newest board members to serve as president and vice president for 2019.

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Old Town no longer a R.I.O.T

Foley says it’s time to move on

Jet Foley created a bar where everyone knows her name.

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Q&A: Lauren Thagard, algebra teacher, Student Council advisor, Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – From family pictures to senior pictures, engagement shoots to newborn babies, Lauren Thagard has photographed just about everything.

Mingus considers shared CTE director agreement

COTTONWOOD – Wednesday, the Mingus Union School Board could renew an Intergovernmental Agreement to share Career and Technical Education Director Ralph Fobair with Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District.

Camp Verde to hold sign code interactive workshop

CAMP VERDE – At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Camp Verde Community Library, the Town’s Community Development Department will solicit public feedback through an interactive workshop so it can include that input into upcoming changes to sign codes.

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Selection of new board president on Mingus Union agenda Jan. 9

COTTONWOOD – Five names. Three new to the Mingus Union School Board. Two others who have been on the board at least since 2016.

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A look back at the year that was in Jerome

From an almost entirely new council to a beloved radio station sounding of, here are some top Jerome stories of 2018

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Clarkdale police report vehicle rolls into Verde River

Saturday at about 3 p.m., Clarkdale police were alerted to a vehicle partially submerged in the Verde River at the Tuzigoot River Access Point.

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Camp Verde ‘encourages development’ in coming year

CAMP VERDE – Expect to see a lot of dirt flying in Camp Verde in 2019.

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What drives the Verde Valley economy?

Creating perfect wine the fastest growing industry in region

While much of the Verde Valley is rural and not as densely populated as neighboring communities on the other side of the mountain, its economic impact to the region should not be underestimated.

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New president, board member for Yavapai College in 2019

CLARKDALE – From 77 candidates to seven to three finalists to one, Yavapai College’s district governing board unanimously selected Lisa Rhine to replace Penny Wills, whose last day with the college was Dec. 31.

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James Perey checks off 2018 as banner year for Yavapai College

CLARKDALE – The following are things that James Perey counts as Yavapai College’s successes in 2018 – and future successes in 2019.

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Sedona Marathon no more; event re-branded as RunSedona

Now in its 14th year, the Sedona Marathon has crossed a symbolic finish line and dropped its marathon race and re-emerged under a new name: RunSedona.

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Special Education funding big challenge for schools

COTTONWOOD – Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will swear in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members Mindy Bejarano, Neil Manzenberger and Eric Marcus.

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Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department puts out garage fire

Fire was caused by 'Safe and Sane' fireworks

Initial investigation indicates the fire was probably ignited by discarded consumer fireworks. The homeowners were advised that while consumer “safe and sane” fireworks can be legally purchased locally,

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Clarkdale-Jerome, Mountain View Prep successfully appeal A-F letter grades

No change for Mingus Union, Cottonwood Community School, Sedona Red Rock Jr./Sr.

Clarkdale-Jerome received the A it believed all along it had earned.

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Mingus lawyer says ACLU Arizona letter ‘incorrectly states’ facts, law

COTTONWOOD – Whether Mingus Union High School’s students should wear identification badges is a decision “for the district and its governing board.”