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Every vote counts: Alex Barber wins Jerome primary by 1 vote

Jerome Town Council incumbent Alex Barber is the top vote-getter in the Jerome primary for town council with 122 votes, just one vote ahead of incumbent Hunter Bachrach.

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Charlie German, Jackie Baker to run off in November general election

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley top vote getters in Camp Verde council primary

Joe Butner, Bill LeBeau and Robin Whatley are in as members of the Camp Verde Town Council, according to the Yavapai County Elections Office’s official final results which updated as of as of 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Massacre at Skeleton Cave: A four-hour battle turned into 54 dead Yavapai Native Americans

History isn’t always bright. Across humanity the darkest parts of history are quite dark. Arizona history is no exception.

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Martin names 2 finalists to become next CV marshal

Friday meet and greet at Thanks a Latte

It’s down to two, as Russ Martin has narrowed his list of 15 candidates to become the next marshal of Camp Verde.

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Consolidation compromise moves forward in Superior Court

PRESCOTT– Judge David Mackey’s ruling for a compromise in the Mingus Union lawsuit against consolidation with Cottonwood-Oak Creek included a case management conference this week at the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott.

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Cottonwood sales tax leaps over final hurdle

COTTONWOOD – A proposed half-percent sales tax increase cleared the final hurdle in another 4-3 vote during a regular Cottonwood City Council meeting Tuesday.

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World-renowned pianist to play England Center

Mesa resident Sam Rotman to perform in Camp Verde Sept. 16

He plays classical music, and he has devoted his life to both study and performance of Beethoven.

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Camp Verde educator seeks animal bones, artifacts to teach science

When Alexa Stephens looks for learning tools for her eighth-grade science class, she’s not fooling.

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Allen, Hulse, Mathews top vote-getters in Cottonwood City Council primary

Although “official” results are still pending, Kyla Allen, Doug Hulse and Michael Mathews are the top vote-getters in the Cottonwood City Council Primary, according to the Yavapai County Election Summary Report.

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Community pulls together for family of woman killed in crash

Money raised will pay for toddler’s medical expenses

Now, friends, businesses and members of the community are rallying to raise money for medical and burial expenses as Faith Kalis’ family recovers from their loss.

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Third man arrested for alleged robbery, assault in Verde Village

VERDE VILLAGE -- A third man has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery and stabbing reported in Verde Village Aug. 29.

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Archaeology Center discovers vandalism at ancient sites

CORNVILLE -- The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has alerted U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement to vandalism of a ancient dwelling site on the Coconino National Forest in Cornville. Another instance of vandalism was discovered by Site Watch volunteers the week before at a second site in Cornville.

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National Night Out returns to Cottonwood in October

Tasing demonstrations continue – but not on volunteers

COTTONWOOD -- National Night Out is coming back to Cottonwood neighborhoods on Oct. 2 with the aim of heightening drug and crime prevention awareness.

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Council could approve use of rodeo arena by casino, arena association

Fort Verde Days to bring bull bash back to Stargazer Pavilion, Oct. 12-13

For the first time since 2013, Fort Verde Days will include rodeo-related activities.

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Camp Verde mayoral, council candidates meet voting threshold

Each of Camp Verde’s five council candidates met the minimum threshold of votes, according to Camp Verde Deputy Clerk Virginia Jones.

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Unofficial results show Charlie German ahead of Jackie Baker by nearly 6 percent in Camp Verde mayoral race

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley lead in race for three council seats

Results are still unofficial, but Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German is almost 6 percent ahead of Jackie Baker in the Town’s municipal primary election.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Brenda Lewis

Fourth grade teacher Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

With 29 years in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Brenda Lewis is in her first year at the newly realigned Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School.

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Sedona officer Kevin Hudspeth honored for mental health advocacy

A 12-year veteran of the Sedona Police Department, Officer Kevin Hudspeth, is the recipient of a statewide award for outstanding service to people in mental health crisis.

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City implements new sewer capacity fees

As of October 1, the proposed new capacity fees for a typical new residential connection would be $1,124 for water service and $4,502 for wastewater service, totaling $5,626 for a typical new single-family residence in the city that receives both water and wastewater service.

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YCSO volunteer search-and-rescue groups begin donation campaign

Local residences, businesses will receive mailers

Volunteers with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force are used to receiving recorded messages like this recent one:

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Hooked On Books turns another page

Larry Wolfe has moved his 45,000 books to 148 S. Main St., organized them and reopened his bookstore. Hooked on Books, at the new location.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent says he is ‘pleased’ with first month of school realignment

One month into the new school year, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Superintendent Steve King is “extremely pleased” with the realignment of Dr. Daniel Bright and Cottonwood Community schools.

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Old Guys help ‘stretch the budget’ as they plant vegetation at CV Sports Complex

The Old Guys found a way to beat the heat – and another way to benefit the Town of Camp Verde.

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Teacher arrested for alleged sex with teen boy to formally resign

C-OC board expected to accept resignation Tuesday

Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s governing board is expected to formally accept the resignation of a 22-year-old middle school teacher arrested earlier this month for an alleged sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

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VACTE to recognize career and technology students of the month

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education governing board will present Student of the Month awards to students from Camp Verde, Mingus and Sedona-Red Rock high schools, as well as from the Valley Academy central campus program.