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Mingus engineering students finish second in real World Design Challenge

From August to December, a team of students created a business proposal for a surveillance drone that would monitor plant health in a fictitious city.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Amy Badger

You won’t find a more committed, compassionate kind educator than Amy Badger.

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Back to the Old Salt Mine: Camp Verde’s Salt Mine may have been first mined 2,000 years ago

CAMP VERDE – Not only is Camp Verde’s Salt Mine one of the oldest known mines in the United States, some experts believe that as long as 2,000 years ago, the site was likely worked for its chief resource.

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Mountain View Prep could expand IB program to K-6

COTTONWOOD – International Baccalaureate schools, according to Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King, teach global perspectives of the world around them.

Mingus Mountain Republican Club luncheon planned April 9

Everyone is invited to the Mingus Mountain Republican Club luncheon Tuesday, April 9, 11:15 a.m. at the (VFW) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood.

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19th annual Birding and Nature Festival returns to Verde Valley

COTTONWOOD -- The 19th annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival Comes to the Verde Valley April 24-28 and draws hundreds of bird and nature enthusiasts to the Verde Valley just in time to join the tens of thousands of birds that pass through on their annual Spring migration.

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10th anniversary Clarkdale Historic Building and Home Tour April 13

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum presents the 10th annual Historic Building and Home Tour on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Michelle Haveri selected as feature artist for 2019 Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

COTTONWOOD -- Michelle Haveri’s watercolor painting, “Splash” was selected as the featured artwork for the 19th annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival. Artists across the state were invited to submit images representing the 2019 festival featured bird, the Cinnamon Teal.

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UPDATE: No weapon found at Cottonwood Community School

Cottonwood Community School was on lockdown following report of gun on campus

The Cottonwood Community School, 500 Mingus Avenue, is currently under lockdown following a report of a gun on campus, according to Cottonwood police.

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Catherine Kelley emerges as top choice for Cottonwood city magistrate

Tuesday, April 2, the Cottonwood City Council will consider appointing Catherine Kelley as the city’s next presiding magistrate for a two-year term beginning April 14, 2019.

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A Drop a Day … Sedona store puts emphasis on education when selling CBD products

Grandmothers are on it. Even the family dog is on it. But getting accurate information about CBD to help with illnesses can be confusing.

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Paul Rosenfeld and the ‘music of life’

Lifelong musician talks history of ‘togetherness’

Ever since Paul Rosenfeld was a young boy in Austria, he has always been interested in “musical things.”

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THIS IS ONLY A DRILL: Casino hosts multi-agency emergency preparedness training

Tuesday, the Yavapai-Apache Police Department led a Camp Verde-wide emergency preparedness training at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel where the end result was to subdue an active shooter while limiting the amount of injuries.

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Oakcreek Country Club re-opens; storm damage cleanup completed

The  Oakcreek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek re-opened Thursday for the first time since being shut down after a storm damaged the course in late February.

House Education Committee passes consolidation bill 1073

VERDE VALLEY – Over the past month, SB 1073 has been passed by three of the State Senate’s committees: Education, Rules and COW – Committee of the Whole – then it was passed by the Senate Floor.

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Transient arrested for assaulting, robbing girlfriend

A Cottonwood transient was arrested Saturday for allegedly assaulting and robbing his girlfriend.

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Homeless Coalition seeks new shelter facility in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD -- If everything goes to plan, the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition will move into a former appliance business building on 15th Street by the end of July.

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22 Years Later: Jan. 8, 2020, trial date firmly set in Marisol Gonzalez murder case

PRESCOTT -- A new trial date has been set for Cecilio Cruz -- the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Marisol Gonzalez 22 years ago.

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Camp Verde council to discuss water company purchase

In August 2018, the town and the water company could only agree that the water company wanted more for the business than the town was willing to pay. The Town of Camp Verde offered $6.5 million, the water company wanted $8 million.

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Walking for those who can’t: Mingus Union students hold Crutches 4 Africa fundraiser

COTTONWOOD – One of the Rotary’s signature endeavors is the fight against polio.

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Next generation of local firefighters mentored by Yavapai College fire academy graduate Ron Chilston

Ron Chilston often finds himself apologizing to the Yavapai College Verde Valley Fire Academy students he screams at incessantly the first time they endure a timed physical fitness test known as the “grinder.”

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Sixteen Arizona wineries selected for May 11 Verde Valley Wine Festival

CLARKDALE -- The Verde Valley Wine Festival announced the names of the 16 Arizona wineries chosen to participate in the 2019 event, May 11 at the Clarkdale Town Park.

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Clarkdale announces 2019 Concerts in the Park lineup

The Town of Clarkdale has announced the 2019 Concerts in the Park band line up. It was a record year for submissions with 39 bands competing for nine concert slots.

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Thunder Valley Rally: How much did it cost in 2018?

Thunder Valley Rally came out at a marginal loss for the city in 2018 and the attendance was down, according to the annual statistical report.

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Where do seized drugs go? Here’s what happens to evidence, assets after a bust

Local law enforcement agencies say meth is on the rise again. There have already been several large drug busts in Yavapai County just this year. Thursday, Prescott Valley police officers found 52 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Interstate 17.