CAMP VERDE – At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, a two-day 188-mile run from San Carlos will conclude as members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will walk from Veterans Memorial Park below Cliff Castle Casino Hotel to the Yavapai-Apache Cultural Center on Middle Verde Road.
CAMP VERDE – Eva Ancira has been with Montessori Children’s House in Camp Verde since its inception in 1998. According to the school’s director, Ancira’s love of children and passion for teaching have “not diluted throughout the years.”
Issue being studied for Camp Verde schools; request also sent to Mingus Union
CAMP VERDE – In January, Cottonwood residents Barry Jones and Tony Isola asked the Camp Verde School Board to “teach the Bible for credit.”
Archaeology Center regional coordinator for Sedona/Verde Valley sites
CAMP VERDE – After a lifetime in Southern California, Tom Burris moved to the Verde Valley in 2013.
COTTONWOOD – In 2016, Mike Westcott was named Yavapai County Teacher of the Year. Now working with Mingus Union under an administrative consulting contract, Westcott is working on his superintendent’s certificate through Brandman University, an online program.
COTTONWOOD – New to the Mingus Union School Board, Chip Currie admitted to the district’s attorney that he’d like to “define my role as a board member – and define my role as a citizen.”
VERDE VALLEY – As Natural Resource Advisor to the Camp Verde Town Council, Tony Gioia has been tasked with organizing the town’s water portfolio.
VERDE VALLEY – Ask anyone in the know about water rights and water use agreements and they will admit they don’t know it all.
VERDE VALLEY – Whether or not the Camp Verde’s town government acquires the Camp Verde Water System, Economic Development Director Steve Ayers “think[s] it’s in everybody’s best interests to get an understanding of the process, history and what proof exists of historic water rights, with the understanding that the inventory of surface water rights is limited.”
Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter announced that the amended version of SB1074 is “not yet ready for the committee.”
COTTONWOOD – At Mingus Union’s January meeting, the district governing board discussed plans for its annual retreat, as well as an Open Meeting Law training.
CAMP VERDE – With living history presenters, ceremonies and presentations, and 1860-era base ball, Fort Verde State Historic Park will hold its 13th annual Buffalo Soldiers event Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fort Verde parade grounds.
CVHS junior is school’s representative to Arizona High School Rodeo Association
One day, Kaylee Barker hopes to be an equine kinesiologist.
RIMROCK – Ask Kirsti Baiamonte what beauty means. To her, it’s about “self-love and self-respect.”
COTTONWOOD – Quality teachers are “dedicated, caring, and talented.” According to Ben Russel, lead administrator at Verde Christian Academy in Cottonwood, Natalie Rice is a quality teacher.
WHOSE WATER IS IT? Salt River Project explains historic rights, questionable rights, water certainty
The website LawForSeniors.org is a veritable treasure trove of information that breaks down water rights in the most layman of terms.
VERDE VALLEY – Because irrigated property is generally more valuable than non-irrigated property, having historic water use should be important to many landowners, said Lucas Shaw, water rights analyst for the Salt River Project.
VERDE VALLEY – More than 20 years ago, Carmen Howard relocated from California and bought land in Cottonwood.
CAMP VERDE – In 2015, Simonton Ranch owner G. Scott Simonton officially donated a 9.28-acre parcel and agreed to sell another six-acre parcel to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.
Give blood Feb. 14 in Camp Verde
CAMP VERDE – The next Camp Verde Community Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Community Room at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
RIMROCK – With longtime Maintenance and Transportation Director Diane Iverson retiring at the end of the school year, Beaver Creek School District’s governing board will consider splitting the two duties into two separate jobs, District Superintendent Karin Ward said Thursday.
Duties include foot patrolling events, traffic control, office work
Tim Wiggle will never forget a piece of advice his training officer gave him when he was a rookie volunteer with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office.
Sen. Allen says she’ll leave voting process in current form
Despite requests from the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools, SB 1073 will not combine the Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and Clarkdale-Jerome districts into one ballot should the consolidation question come before voters this year.
Former masseur charged with inappropriately touching women during massage sessions
CAMP VERDE – A former masseur will go to trial Sept. 11 after rejecting a plea Monday in Yavapai County Superior Court.
CAMP VERDE – The new attorney for a man charged with arson and burglary in 2013 asked Judge Michael R. Bluff for a four-week continuance so he can “understand what’s going on.”
Phase I of the new Camp Verde Sports Complex should go to bid by the end of February, Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall said Monday.
Seventeen years as an educator, the past 13 teaching kindergarten at Camp Verde’s United Christian School. Jill Maynard said she has been teaching kindergarten for so long that she’s now able to attend her previous kindergarteners’ high school graduations.
VERDE VALLEY – At approximately 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, Verde Valley Fire and Copper Canyon Fire and Medical districts responded to a single-vehicle accident on I-17 NB at milepost 278.
Sen. Allen considers whether consolidation election should be three ballots, or one
PHOENIX – Whether the consolidation of Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts should be resolved with three ballots or with one ballot, Sen. Sylvia Allen decided to not bring SB 1073 to Arizona State Senate’s Committee on Education on Tuesday.
Finding qualified teachers more about care, compassion, connection than certification
A December 2018 study by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association said that 75.2 percent of the state’s teaching positions are either unfilled or filled by teachers who are inexperienced, working on their credentialing, or teaching a subject they are not credentialed to teach.
Sylvia Allen to present amended SB 1073 Tuesday to Senate Education Committee
Three ballots? Or one? That’s what Sen. Sylvia Allen needs to decide before she brings an amended SB 1073 at 2 p.m. Tuesday to Arizona State Senate’s Committee on Education.
CAMP VERDE – When Camp Verde Marshal Corey Rowley uses the word transparency, he really means it.
COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood resident Al Slusser is walking for heroes, again.
CORNVILLE – Thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and the University of Phoenix, Oak Creek School in Cornville is now $5,000 richer.
COTTONWOOD – For the past seven years, Cottonwood-Oak Creek has endeavored to schedule its calendar of days in school – and days out of school – with the Clarkdale-Jerome and Mingus Union school districts.
VERDE VALLEY – The Arizona Department of Education recently decided that posting its A-to-F accountability grades was not enough.
Middle Verde neighborhood advocate predicts connector road will lead to ‘slow death’ of town
Yavapai County is considering a new north-south connector route from Cornville Road to SR 260 east of SR 89A and west of I-17.
CAMP VERDE – Late last year, the Camp Verde Business Alliance acquired ownership of the na
CAMP VERDE – Laura Norman is a true “Capturing Kids’ Hearts teacher.”
COTTONWOOD – A few years back, Verde Christian Academy resolved itself to create what Ben Russel called a “better product for our kids.”
COTTONWOOD – Verde Christian Academy has decided to take a page from Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s playbook.
Five-hour lunar eclipse on horizon Sunday night
VERDE VALLEY – A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is positioned behind the Earth – and into its shadow.
CAMP VERDE – On Jan. 11, JJ Austin Angel Amack McFarland was sentenced to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Two weeks to go, and Nikki Miller said that “around 100 bowlers” have signed up for the annual BeneVet fundraiser.
Monday, the Beaver Creek School Board unanimously elected Jackie Harshman as board president and Brandi Bateman as board clerk.
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could fill three openings on its Planning and Zoning Commission, and two of four openings on its Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Brooks spent more than 25 years in retail as an assistant manager for Kmart and Walgreens before she transitioned to education. It was there that Brooks learned “don’t take work home.”
CAMP VERDE – With this year’s Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival scheduled for March 16-17, the folks at Camp Verde Promotions are preparing to coordinate their final major event.
As District 2 Supervisor for Yavapai County, Tom Thurman views his role as a “public servant with a great sense of gratitude.”
During the winter break, Conn oversaw a special project as parents and students painted murals with positive messages on the bathroom walls at the school’s 600 building.