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Republican Governors Association earmarks $9.6 million for Ducey campaign

PHOENIX -- Cash from outside groups is rivaling -- and in some cases exceeding -- what candidates for statewide office are spending on their own election campaigns.

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Plea agreement for Cottonwood employee involved in water forgery case remains sealed

Those who want closure on the Cottonwood water-testing forgery case won’t get much clarity from court documents.

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Young Eagles Flight Rally at Cottonwood Airport Nov. 3

Area young people ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies in the morning of Saturday, Nov. 3, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 952 Verde Valley hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally the Cottonwood Municipal Airport (P52) Terminal.

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Camp Verde to host Hula festival Nov. 3 at Phillip England Center

“Aloha” – the most recognizable word in the Hawaiian language as a common greeting. Hawaiians regard the word with deep love, affection, compassion, kindness and grace.

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2 teens in custody following arson, vandalism at Big Park School

Officials estimate at least $1500 in damages

Two teens were arrested after an estimated $1500 worth of criminal damage and arson was discovered at Big Park School in Village of Oak Creek last Wednesday, according to the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood PD investigating two ‘soda bottle bombs’ found in 700 block of East Mingus Avenue

Cottonwood police were called to the 700 block of East Mingus Avenue Monday at about 8:30 a.m. for a “suspicious object or item.”

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Yavapai-Apache officer ‘always wanted to be a K-9 handler’

3-year-old Belgian Malinois introduced Thursday to Nation’s Tribal Council

MIDDLE VERDE – At age 12, Joshua Collins decided that he would become a police officer.

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Will your job drug test you?

In the Verde Valley, it depends on the job

You’ve just updated your resume, alerted your references, killed that interview and now you’ve been offered the job. The next questions is: will your employer drug test you?

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Mingus says secondary tax rates for consolidated district create $867,584 shortfall

COTTONWOOD – Estimated secondary tax rates for a new unified school district in Fiscal Year 2020 are “about informed decision making,” said Mingus Union School Board member Steve Gesell.

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2018 Cottonwood Book Fair workshops and author readings planned Nov. 7-10

The 2018 Cottonwood Book Fair is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Clubhouse in Old Town Cottonwood.

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Adam Thompson appointed to serve on VACTE governing board

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has appointed Adam Thompson to serve on the to the Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education Governing Board representing the residents of the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District.

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Cottonwood receives ‘Public Protection Classification’ for fire-suppression efforts

The City of Cottonwood recently underwent a Public Protection Classification review by the Insurance Services Office, Inc.. In this survey, ISO analyzed the structural fire suppression delivery system in the City of Cottonwood and has resulted in the city maintaining a PPC of “Class 2” effective Feb. 1, 2019.

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Cottonwood seeks volunteers to serve on city boards, commissions

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the seven-member Board of Adjustment. These are volunteer, non-paid, three-year term opportunities for City of Cottonwood residents.

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Sun City Man arrested on drug, theft charges following YCSO, PANT investigation

Over the past few weeks, PANT obtained information regarding methamphetamine sales involving 38-year-old Jason Clark from Sun City, according to YCSO.

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UPDATE: Mingus board places Hargrove on 10-day paid administrative leave

Board member Jim Ledbetter said superintendent’s actions to resolve AzMERIT testing problems ‘not a focused approach’

What Mingus Union Principal Genie Gee called a “technology failure” in August is now being called an “internal fire, a leadership failure” by a member of the district’s governing board.

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Hunseder appointed to fill town council seat in Clarkdale

CLARKDALE – Debbie Hunseder was appointed to a vacant Clarkdale Town Council seat Tuesday during a special meeting.

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Project H.A.N.D.S. puts smiles on faces at The Haven

On Tuesday, more than a dozen of The Haven of Camp Verde’s residents received blessing bags from residents of the Verde View Senior Apartments.

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Cottonwood police detective arrested following domestic violence investigation

Detective placed on paid administrative leave

A Cottonwood police officer was arrested Wednesday following an investigation of a domestic disturbance in Clarkdale, according to Clarkdale Police Sgt. Nicole Florisi.

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5 historical facts you may not have known about Jerome

Jerome got its name from Eugene Jerome, a major financier of the United Verde Copper Company in the late 19th Century. Eugene was cousins with Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill.

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Celebrating 50 years of education at Yavapai College

Students, staff and members of the public turned out to celebrate Yavapai College’s 50th Anniversary on Saturday in Clarkdale. A free BBQ lunch were served by Yavapai College Culinary Institute students

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Cottonwood woman sentenced to 21 years in prison for child pornography

PHOENIX – Monday, Sarah Melissa Cox, 41, of Cottonwood, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 21.8 years in prison, to be followed by lifetime supervised release.

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Cottonwood Oak Creek Board discusses open meeting law complaint

In a special meeting held Monday in executive session, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school board sought legal advice over an Open Meeting Law complaint.

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6 things you should know about new cottonwood business: ‘Find It Here’

It’s all about consignment at Find It Here, Cottonwood’s newest place to buy and sell.

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Bye bye AzMERIT, hello ACT?

Mingus Union school board could agree to new standardized testing for 2019-2020

Mingus Union Superintendent Penny Hargrove said when the state’s A-to-F grades were recently released that the district was already considering ACT as the new assessment.

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Hunter Bachrach resigns from Jerome Town Council seat

Hunter Bachrach won’t be on the dais of Jerome Town Council anymore, due to “personal reasons.”