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New apartment community unanimously approved by Cottonwood City Council

Inspiration At Cottonwood, a new 192-unit garden style apartment community, was unanimously approved by the Cottonwood City Council on April 3.

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Cottonwood Transfer Station now being operated by Patriot Disposal

As of Tuesday, April 3, the Cottonwood Transfer Station is being operated by Patriot Disposal, Inc.

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Asphalt paving operations begin on Mingus Avenue

Motorists traveling along Mingus Avenue beginning on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 thru Friday, March 30, 2018 can expect to see asphalt paving operations occurring along Mingus Avenue and South 6th Street.

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Cottonwood moves to replace portion of old police fleet

Cottonwood City Council approved a trust to replace a portion of police, administration and Parks & Recreation Department vehicles Tuesday.

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New Masonic Lodge to break ground in Cottonwood March 26

Monday March 26, the membership of Central Arizona Masonic Lodge #14 will officially hold a public ground-breaking ceremony beginning at 11 a.m.

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Cottonwood City Council allocates use of pavement preservation funds

Old Town could see option to increase parking by 72 percent

The City of Cottonwood is moving forward in giving some public roads a facelift.

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What’s Happening: March 14, 2018

Randall Hauk is the featured speaker at the Verde Historical Society’s Last Friday of the Month presentation in March.

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V’ACTE, Jones Ford to announce February CTE students of the month

Tuesday, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education governing board will recognize the February 2018 Jones Ford Verde Valley and V’ACTE CTE Students of the Month.

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Cottonwood P&Z approves animal sanctuary plans, time extension for condo project

Plans for an animal therapy sanctuary got approval Monday at Cottonwood’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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Cottonwood Planning and Zoning preview for Feb. 26 meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission is planning to hold an election for Chair and Vice Chair Monday night. The election takes place annually.

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Plans for new housing complexes in Cottonwood taking shape

Applicant Tom Pender is requesting an extension of conditions of zoning approval for the Skyline Apartment Project to maintain PAD (planned area development) zoning on three parcels on 5.78 acres located between 16th St. and Main St.

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Patriot Disposal to operate Cottonwood’s transfer station

Patriot Disposal will be operating Cottonwood’s transfer station, thanks to an approved agreement by City Council on Tuesday.

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Cottonwood Police Department to present ‘Use of Force’ demonstration March 15

The Cottonwood Police Department would like to present to the community a segment of its Citizen’s Police Academy.

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City experiencing outage of email and some phone services

The City of Cottonwood is currently experiencing an outage of email and some phone services. 911 is still functioning. If you need to contact fire or police for non-emergency calls please use 928-649-1397.

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Verde Valley Wine Consortium presents ‘Day of Red Wine’

The Verde Valley Wine Consortium will present “Dia del Vino Rojo,” an all red wine event in Old Town Cottonwood on March 17 from noon to 6 p.m.

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Verde Valley Sanctuary to present workshop on sexual harassment and assault

The Verde Valley Sanctuary will host a free workshop to discuss the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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Learn how Verde Valley school funding affects your kids

Become more informed on Arizona’s education f

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City seeks candidates to fill seats on Planning and Zoning Commission

The Cottonwood City Council is seeking candidates to fill two seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Two seats open on Planning & Zoning board

There are two open seats on the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission.

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City planning board to review outdoor merchandise display

The Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday to discuss an outdoor merchandise display at an existing retail bicycle shop.

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Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization loans boost two local businesses

Two regional businesses are the latest beneficiaries of the VVREO Revolving Loan Fund. Galina Fine Jewelers of Cottonwood, a 10-year old retail operation, will use a loan to increase inventory, make store improvements and upgrade its marketing.

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Cottonwood News Briefs Oct. 15, 2017

The City of Cottonwood is seeking two applicants for an Administrative Hearing Officer.

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Cottonwood sits tight on $$$ request for public broadcast service

COTTONWOOD – It’s not that $42,000 is too steep a price to pay for government transparency, but more a matter of who all should chip in for the continued telecasts of Cottonwood City Council meetings and other public service broadcasting.

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Counterfeit problem prompts city to discontinue cash transaction at transfer station

COTTONWOOD -- Due to recent counterfeit bills being accepted, the City of Cottonwood Transfer Station will no longer accept cash.

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City seeks input for Mingus Avenue roadway design

The City of Cottonwood’s Engineering Department is seeking input from the public regarding design considerations for the reconstruction of Mingus Avenue between 8th and Main Streets.

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Cottonwood considers establishment of ‘Arts, Culture, & Entertainment District’

The City of Cottonwood will hold an informational open house on September 25, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center regarding the possible designation of an “Arts, Culture, & Entertainment District” in the area of North Main Street in Old Town

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Valley Academy board to consider counter-agreement with Mingus Union

In July, Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with Camp Verde, Sedona Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts.

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Cottonwood seeks input on Mingus Avenue roadway design

The City of Cottonwood’s engineering department is seeking input from the public regarding design considerations for the reconstruction of Mingus Avenue between 8th and Main Street.

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Cottonwood issues road closure notice

Due to the monsoon storm this week, the City of Cottonwood Public Works Department rescheduled closure of 15th Street for Monday, Aug. 28.

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Food Drive ongoing throughout August

Kindred at Home, in partnership with the Old Town Mission, seeks support for the third annual Local Food Drive which runs through the month of August.

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Valley Academy agreement not on Mingus Union agenda - yet

Superintendent: Tech ed partnership likely discussed in September

The highlight to Tuesday’s meeting of the Mingus Union High School District governing board is not an item on the agenda – but an item conspicuously left off the agenda.

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Cottonwood Council waves 5-percent cap on change orders for waterline project

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council moved to wave the 5-percent cap on administrative approval of change orders during the construction of the Mingus Avenue waterline project.

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Cottonwood distributes Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The City of Cottonwood recently mailed the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey to residents via their water utility bills.

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Cottonwood Airport Commission meets Wednesday

The Cottonwood Airport Commission will be holding their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:00pm at the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S. 6th Street.

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Valley Academy board could approve revised agreements Monday

Monday, Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education could approve updated/revised Intergovernmental Agreements with Camp Verde Unified, Mingus Union and Sedona-Oak Creek school districts, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with Camp Verde Unified School District.

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Cottonwood PD accepting applications for Citizen Police Academy

Program starts Sept. 1

The Cottonwood Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Citizen Police Academy.

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P&Z to discuss proposed hilltop winery, Galileo 33

Galileo 33 Winery, Tasting Room and Restaurant is slated to be discussed at the 6 p.m. meeting.

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Council adopts $85M tentative city budget

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood City Council unanimously approved to adopt the proposed fiscal year 2018 tentative budget as presented, and to establish the city’s fiscal year 2018 expenditure limitation at $85,054,740.

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Board members name Marat Shkandin as interim president for Old Town Association

Anderson relieved of duties until legal situation resolved

Marat Shkandin is the interim president of the Old Town Association.

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Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt selected as the 2016 Employee of the Year

May 12, at a City of Cottonwood employee appreciation event, Cottonwood Police Department Sergeant Monica Kuhlt received the award of Employee of the Year for 2016.

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Cottonwood News Roundup

The Cottonwood City Council conducted interviews and appointed staff at a regular meeting Tuesday.

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Cottonwood ready for ‘Hilarity for Charity’

COTTONWOOD – Saturday is Cottonwood’s “Laffathon Day - an official holiday to celebrate laughter.

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Cottonwood News Roundup

Amanda Wilber has been selected to fill the Human Resources/Risk Manager position at the City of Cottonwood.

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The Loft transitions to Manzanita Housing for vulnerable women

COTTONWOOD – Friday, Catholic Charities’ The Loft - a drop-in day center serving the homeless - will be closing and transitioning into Manzanita Housing to serve vulnerable women.

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Remediation work begins Feb. 21 at historic Cottonwood Civic Center

The historic Cottonwood Civic Center, constructed in 1939 using local river rock, is scheduled to start a multi-phase restoration program, beginning Feb. 21, that will last for much of the rest of the year, according to a city news release.

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Council to discuss goals, Titled Earth in upcoming meetings

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood City Council will meet Feb. 14 for a work session to discuss their strategic directives and goals, according to Mayor Tim Elinski’s newsletter.

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CAT closes LYNX service

Dangerous driving conditions in Sedona results in run cancellations

Cottonwood Area Transit announced that the remainder of the LYNX runs for Tuesday have been cancelled due to severe winter driving conditions in the Sedona area.

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City Council discusses residential development, clarifies minutes

Yes on commission/board application process, no on location qualification of Parks and Rec commission members

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood City Council met Jan. 17 to vote on the Vineyards at Cottonwood development, clarify minutes, review an application process, and discuss the location qualifications of a Parks and Recreation commission member.

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Cottonwood Civic Center upgrades rank among top 3 grant contenders

Seven entities want a cut of the possible $950,000 in grant money that would benefit low- to moderate-income people, prevent blight or fix an urgent threat to health or safety.

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Water will be shut off temporarily Tuesday Willard Avenue between Beech and 89A

The City of Cottonwood Utility Department will have a planned water outage on Willard Avenue between Beech and 89A.

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Old Town Mission Community Christmas Celebration planned Saturday

COTTONWOOD – The Old Town Mission will host the Community Christmas Celebration Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The free event is sponsored by many groups, churches, and organizations in the Verde Valley.

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Vineyards at Cottonwood housing project takes another step forward

The Planning and Zoning Commission met last week to discuss a mural for the Verde Valley Humane Society and the first phase of the Vineyards at Cottonwood subdivision.

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Free Holiday Grief Seminar Nov. 15 at The River Church

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time.