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VVFD: Crews respond to vehicle collision on Cornville Road

On Sunday afternoon, Verde Valley Fire District responded to an accident on Cornville Road.

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At look back at 2018 with Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski

Cottonwood City Council agendas certainly weren’t on the slim side in 2018.

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Yavapai County top stories of 2018

Yavapai County was busy in 2018. From high voter turnout to new road projects, news certainly wasn’t in short supply this year. Here are some of the county’s biggest stories from 2018.

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2018 recap from Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison

2018 was a productive year for Yavapai County, and the Verde Valley in particular.

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2018 recap from Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman

I am so happy to see the collaboration between my District 2 and the District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison. The Verde Valley will benefit from our accomplishments.

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Cottonwood Police highlights of 2018

In recent studies we have seen a 90 percent increase in the number of criminal speed citations in our city. Of these numbers, 55 percent are in the business and residential areas of our city.

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Former mining hotel in Jerome turns 100

Owners celebrating with New Year’s Eve light show

A renovated relic of Jerome’s booming mining days is about to reach a major milestone: 100 years of history.

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Coffee with a Cop on New Year’s Eve in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – Though the last Monday of the month this year falls on New Year’s Eve, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office will hold its Coffee with a Cop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Dec. 31 at Thanks a Latte.

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Camp Verde Marshal investigating Out of Africa wallet theft

The Camp Verde Marshal's Office is investigating a possible theft of a wallet with more than $2,000. The incident occurred at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde

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Mary Newton recognized as emergency number professional

CAMP VERDE – Mary Newton, communications supervisor with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, is now an Emergency Number Professional.

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Crime & Courts: Year in review (with video)

Seth Collins was sentenced to nine more years is prison by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Paupore Sept. 26.

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Realignment, new board members highlight Cottonwood-Oak Creek in 2018

COTTONWOOD – With three candidates for three openings, Cottonwood-Oak Creek held no school board election this year.

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B-grade tops Clarkdale-Jerome highlights for 2018

CLARKDALE – Clarkdale-Jerome improved its A-to-F letter grade this year from C to B.

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Looking back, looking forward: Danny Brown talks Clarkdale-Jerome

CLARKDALE – It’s not just a B-score that has Danny Brown happy at Clarkdale-Jerome School District.

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Clarkdale, Sedona programs planned on human trafficking

Coalition Against Human Trafficking – Northern Arizona is sponsoring talks in Clarkdale and Sedona by a nationally known speaker on human trafficking Jan. 12-13 with a Cottonwood artist holding a reception to benefit the coalition Jan. 12.

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VVFD: Authorities extinguish stove fire

Fire authorities extinguished a stove fire in a Verde Santa Fe residence Wednesday night, according to the Verde Valley Fire District.

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Guzman arrested for aggravated assault; accused of stabbing woman

CAMP VERDE – The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office arrested 24-year-old Everardo Guzman on allegations of aggravated assault and failure to obey a court order.

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YCSO reports Christmas Eve burglaries in VOC area

On Christmas Eve, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded to several burglaries in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Camp Verde schools ‘strengthened the feeling of teamwork’

CAMP VERDE – In February, the Camp Verde School Board sent the district’s superintendent home for the remaining four-plus months of his contract.

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PACE, new K-9 officer, new marshal as CVMO looks back at 2018

CAMP VERDE – Professionalism. Accountability. Community. Excellence. That’s what policing is all about.

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Mingus Union teacher achieves National Board Certification

Kristy Meyers eighth Arizona school counselor to earn recognition

COTTONWOOD – It was as a senior in high school when Kristy Meyers knew she wanted to be a school counselor.

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Year in Review: Mingus Union survives another change at the top

For the 12th time in 18 years, Mingus Union High School has a new district superintendent.

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Outgoing President Glazar cites five Mingus Union highlights for 2018

COTTONWOOD – As outgoing Mingus Union Board President, Anita Glazar said she “could name hundreds of Mingus accomplishments” of this soon-to-be-past year.

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CVHS Yearbook staff ‘intentional’ with food drive

Students donate almost 300 non-perishables to Bread of Life Mission

CAMP VERDE – Students from Camp Verde High School will donate 294 non-perishable food items to the Bread of Life Mission, thanks to the school’s inaugural Christmas Food Drive.

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Trip down memory lane: Journey to Jerome to deliver bread

It must have been dawn when I stepped onto the bread truck with Dad. I don’t remember that part. I don’t remember a lot of things from the beginning to the end, and that day was no different.