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Shots fired from Verde Village home; suspect later found dead from self-inflicted wound

VERDE VILLAGE – A barricaded suspect who had fired several gunshots inside a home was found dead Wednesday evening from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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YCSO: Shots fired near Verde Village, SWAT team called

A SWAT team was called near the 700 block of Desert Jewel Drive after a suspect fired shots from the home, according to the Yavapai County Sherriff's Office.

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Mingus board may extend administrative leave for superintendent

The Mingus Union School Board will consider extending Superintendent Penny Hargrove’s time away from work – and appoint an acting superintendent -- “until all due process procedures have concluded,” according to the agenda for the board’s 3:30 p.m. Thursday meeting.

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Carol Anne Teague ahead of Jason Finger by 28 percent in Mingus Union school board race

COTTONWOOD – It looks like Carol Anne Teague will join Stephen Currie and John McTurk as the newest members of Mingus Union High School District’s governing board.

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Paul Chevalier ahead of Connie Harris by 10 percent in Yavapai College Governing Board race

With 10,554 votes counted as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Chevalier received 5,787 votes, Harris 4,744.

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Charlie German ahead of Jackie Baker by almost 8 percent in Camp Verde mayoral race

Unofficial results show 268 more people voting in general election than in Aug. 28 primaries

Charlie German is on his way to his third term as Camp Verde’s mayor.

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Early results show strong lead for Ducey in governor's race

PHOENIX -- Outmatched in funding and outmaneuvered, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful David Garcia failed Tuesday in his bid to oust incumbent Doug Ducey.

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Street repair bond fails in Clarkdale

Town manager says it’s ‘back to the drawing board’

Clarkdale voters shot down Proposition 445 Tuesday sending city staff and leaders back to the drawing board as far as finding funds for street repair improvements. The proposition was shot down by almost 70 percent, according to results provided online by the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Yavapai County Election Results

Unofficial as of 8 p.m. Nov. 6

U.S. Senator Martha McSally 47,931 59.93% Kirsten Sinema 29,832 37.30%

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Flight canceled: Grounded eagle takes train instead

Sonora spread her wings on an open-air car on the Verde Canyon Railroad while two angry ravens circled above crying out repeated caws of alarm.

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New job title for Sebra Choe?

Camp Verde Town Council may update new job descriptions in Economic Development department

When the Town of Camp Verde created its Economic Development department in 2012, one person was charged with growing the community’s economy while preserving and enhancing the things that make Camp Verde unique.

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Toy Run will raise money for youth scholarship

Every year, motorcyclists in the community gather for the annual Toy Run.

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New city council members to be sworn into office Wednesday

Newly elected Cottonwood City Council members Doug Hulse and Michael Mathews will be sworn in Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Council Chambers.

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City manager finalist ousted from job in Tempe

COTTONWOOD -- One of the candidates for Cottonwood city manager position is being driven out of his role as Tempe public works director following complaints of workplace behavior, according to reporting by The Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times.

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Down in the mud: Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

TUCSON – Thunder and lightning. Dust and wind. Flash floods. These hallmarks of the North American monsoon are well-known to Arizonans, and new research indicates these impressive storms have been a part of the Southwest’s climate for millions of years.

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City seeks community’s help in design of Uptown Sedona median

SEDONA -- Sedona residents are invited to shape the future appearance of 89A in Uptown. The city wants to hear – and see – your concepts, ideas, themes and thoughts for the design of a roadway median included in our Sedona in Motion (SIM) transportation improvements.

Water being shut off Wednesday in Oak Creek Canyon below Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will temporarily shut down the water system servicing some of the upper Oak Creek users on Wednesday (Nov. 7) for repairs to the Sterling Spring Fish Hatchery delivery system.

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Young Eagles soar with local pilots

Seven local pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 952 too about 30 children on flights Saturday morning at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport.

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Q&A with Verde Valley's Educator of the week: Micca Martinez, physical education teacher at Beaver Creek School

As physical education teacher and program coordinator at Beaver Creek School, Martinez has been “from day one, a person who wants to support her school in any way possible,” says Karin Ward, the school district’s superintendent.

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Here are the locations of Verde Valley drop-boxes, voting centers for Tuesday’s General Election

All early ballots must be delivered to the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office, any Yavapai County vote center, or official ballot drop box listed below no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday. Do not mail in your ballot. Late ballots will not be tabulated. Be sure to sign your affidavit envelope in your original handwriting.

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Two men rescued after plane crash near Red Creek Airstrip

Two men were rescued Saturday at 6 p.m. after a small plane crash on the Red Creek Airstrip along the Verde River, according to a Yavapai County Sherriff's Office news release.

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Man arrested after Halloween shooting near Old Town

'Non-operational bomb also found in man's residence

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Nov. 1 after “pulling a gun” and shooting and missing a man several times on Halloween night near Old Town, according to Cottonwood Police.

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10 years later: Walkin’ on Main celebrates the renaissance of Old Town

Former Cottonwood city council member and Yavapai College professor Terence Pratt affectionately calls it the “renaissance of Old Town.” Walkin’ on Main, now in its 10th year, celebrates that renaissance.

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Police Chief Steve Gesell to be honored by Cottonwood-Oak Creek School

Tuesday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King will publicly thank Steve Gesell for “caring about his community.”

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Heart triumphs greed: Thief can't steal Habitat for Humanity's spirit

The Grinch may have escaped capture after stealing tools used to build homes by Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity in Cottonwood six weeks ago.