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9 Questions for retiring Verde Valley Fire Chief Nazih Hazime

Last Wednesday was Chief Nazih Hazime’s last day at Verde Valley Fire District Station 31 after seven years as the leader of the 39-member department.

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Mingus school board could accept attorneys’ consolidation petition language

It’s been about a month since Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey instructed attorneys to find agreement on petition language that could be used to ultimately take consolidation to Verde Valley’s voters.

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Governor contends new law makes Prop 127 vote meaningless

It ultimately may not matter if Arizonans vote in November to require utilities generate more of their electricity from renewable sources.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation to celebrate Native American week

Submarine sandwiches, tacos, chili dogs and enchiladas. And a vendor selling fry bread.

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Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries

‘From farm to mug for beer’

Zach Hauser, like many farmers in the Verde Valley, takes pride in his land and the crops he grows.

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Today’s Royal Portrait

Chaz Taylor and Rylie Burke were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at Mingus Union High School’s football game Friday. VVN/Vyto StarInskas

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Bill Helm named Western News & Info Journalist of the Year

Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle/Kudos win 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Friday, the editorial staff of Verde Valley Newspapers won 16 awards at the annual Western News&Info Editorial Seminar.

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Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild plan 4th annual Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018

Here is your chance to purchase handwoven, handmade fiber art made by members of the Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild who presenting their 4th annual “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018” this October.

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NEWS BUSINESS: Ink Stain Tattoo

A new tattoo and piercing shop opened in Cottonwood last month and owners Joey Bovee and Cheyanne Crum are hoping to serve the entire Verde Valley “and then some.” The shop currently employs artist Chip Taylor and piercer Alex James.

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Scam Alert: Hang up on Medicare card scammers

Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, the Federal Trade Commission shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Ruth Ellen Elinski

Thinking and acting locally

For Elinski, when it comes to working in small, rural communities, patience is a virtue.

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Flagstaff mayor to speak in Clarkdale on climate action and adaptation plan

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans will give a presentation on Flagstaff’s emerging Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, a milestone that draws upon success stories from individuals and cities around the world that are making a difference.

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Camp Verde man wrestles with black bear near Patagonia

PATAGONIA -- A 30-year-old Camp Verde man was hospitalized for injuries Sunday after he was attacked by a black bear south of Patagonia.

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YCSO volunteer rescues dog attached to moving semi-truck (with video)

A dog tied to the back of a semi-truck lived to chew another bone Sept. 8 thanks to the quick actions of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, who used his patrol vehicle to signal the unknowing truck driver before leaving the parking lot of a gas station.

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Plane crashes into Cottonwood residence

Cause of crash still unknown

Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

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School super candidates unite in opposition to Prop 305

The two contenders for state schools chief found one key area of agreement in a debate Thursday: Both oppose Proposition 305.

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Mingus Union asks Cottonwood-Oak Creek to reconsider consolidation vote

Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board voted 4-to-0 to send the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board a letter asking C-OC board members to reconsider their December 2017 vote to request the school district consolidation questions be sent to voters.

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Virus affecting some deer in Yavapai Hills area near Prescott

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed a disease event affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott.

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League of Women Voters’ Verde chapter invites Charlie German, Jackie Baker to Camp Verde mayoral candidates forum Sept. 27

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley chapter will sponsor a Camp Verde mayoral run-off forum for voters and community members alike to meet candidates Charlie German and Jackie Baker.

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Texting while driving may be in Yavapai County’s hands

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will meet next Wednesday at 9 a.m. to a host a public hearing on the possibility of adopting an ordinance to regulate texting while driving. The meeting will be at 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood.

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58th Colonel’s Daughter competition scheduled for Sept. 30

Since 1960, the Colonel’s Daughter Competition has been part of the fabric that is Camp Verde, a beauty contest of sorts.

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Public hearing set on full merger of fire districts

Two years ago, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to form the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority to share services and to reduce administrative redundancies.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Sebra Choe

Building communities from the ground up

Since taking on her role in the town’s Economic Development department, Choe said she often deals with constant doubt from people who aren’t ready to accept change. However, she also feels emboldened in her role in a workspace that supports “99 percent” of her ideas.

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Flushing Rates: Increase in sewer prices small for some, large for others as Camp Verde eliminates residential rate cap

Camp Verde’s wastewater customers pay fees based on the number of discharge units in their home.

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Man involved in vehicle-pedestrian crash facing homicide, DUI charges

A 20-year-old Camp Verde man is facing second-degree homicide and DUI charges following a vehicle-pedestrian collision on State Route 260 in July.

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