Full merger? Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts could become Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District
VERDE VALLEY – On July 1, 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement. That agreement created the Copper Canyon Fire Medical Authority.
400-plus unit site at SR 260, I-17 expected to be completed May 2019
CAMP VERDE – By May 2019, the 400-plus unit recreational vehicle site at I-17 and SR 260 should be completed and ready for business.
CLARKDALE – As of 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, Becky O’Banion is no longer on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.
CORNVILLE – From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 come to the Olde Tyme Country Fair at Oak Creek School.
It’s been a month since Corey Rowley took over as Camp Verde Marshal. Recently, he said that the officers and staff at CVMO are “committed to providing the highest quality of public safety service to our citizens.”
CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde recently lost a husband-and-wife team of volunteers, as Denny and Phoebe Hach relocated to the Midwest to be closer to family.
COTTONWOOD – There’s no telling how long Genie Gee will be in the front seat at Mingus Union High School District.
New marquee expected in next ‘couple of years,’ says Cottonwood branch manager
Immediately, however, the Cottonwood branch is known as Country Bank, a Division of State Bank of Arizona, Tufte said, though the branch won’t have new signage for another “couple of years.”
Q&A with VERDE VALLEY’S EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK Debra Terrey, first grade teacher, Verde Christian Academy
COTTONWOOD – Ben Russel recently sat behind Verde Christian Academy first grade teacher Deb Terrey during the school’s chapel time.
CAMP VERDE – For the first time in 35 years, the Camp Verde Kiwanis will not sell Christmas trees.
Danny Howe: ‘As trust increases, the ability to get work done also increases’
CAMP VERDE – Earlier this year, Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board and Administrator-in-Charge Danny Howe began reading the book The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey.
COTTONWOOD – Skills USA recently recognized Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education for excellence with Quality Chapter status.
If you can remember the 1960s, you probably weren’t there. That’s what Noel Fray wrote recently to his good friend Carl Roberts about the two years they spent together during the Vietnam War.
For 30 years, J.B. Smith served in the Army Air Corps and United States Air Force.
Mingus Union High School District’s governing board voted 4-to-0 to extend Superintendent Penny Hargrove’s administrative leave – indefinitely.
COTTONWOOD – Eric Marcus was clear when he said neither he nor his fellow Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members were taking a position on consolidation with the Mingus Union High School District.
COTTONWOOD – From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 13, Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education will hold a training program for anyone who is interested in a career in the construction industry.
The Mingus Union School Board will consider extending Superintendent Penny Hargrove’s time away from work – and appoint an acting superintendent -- “until all due process procedures have concluded,” according to the agenda for the board’s 3:30 p.m. Thursday meeting.
COTTONWOOD – It looks like Carol Anne Teague will join Stephen Currie and John McTurk as the newest members of Mingus Union High School District’s governing board.
With 10,554 votes counted as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Chevalier received 5,787 votes, Harris 4,744.
Unofficial results show 268 more people voting in general election than in Aug. 28 primaries
Charlie German is on his way to his third term as Camp Verde’s mayor.
Camp Verde Town Council may update new job descriptions in Economic Development department
When the Town of Camp Verde created its Economic Development department in 2012, one person was charged with growing the community’s economy while preserving and enhancing the things that make Camp Verde unique.
Q&A with Verde Valley's Educator of the week: Micca Martinez, physical education teacher at Beaver Creek School
As physical education teacher and program coordinator at Beaver Creek School, Martinez has been “from day one, a person who wants to support her school in any way possible,” says Karin Ward, the school district’s superintendent.
Tuesday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King will publicly thank Steve Gesell for “caring about his community.”
When it comes to secondary tax rates for a consolidated school district, the keyword is estimate.
On Oct. 24, the Camp Verde Town Council approved an agritourism use permit for a community of tiny houses on wheels, vintage recreational vehicles and agritourism events.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation will hold a special Veterans Day pow-wow Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Park, below Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.
MUHS 2010 graduate works as school’s athletic trainer
COTTONWOOD – Thanks to a partnership between the National Football League and Northern Arizona Healthcare, a Mingus Union graduate works as the school’s athletic trainer.
‘Bright sunshine’ for Uma Mahendran
COTTONWOOD – Uma Mahendran said that no matter what happens in life, all it takes is one piece of good news to “change all those rainy days into bright sunshine.”
With gratitude and pride: Yavapai-Apache’s Jane-Russell-Winiecki empowered to accomplish anything she puts her mind to
Jane Russell-Winiecki said her biggest challenge as Tribal Council Chairwoman – more specifically as a woman – is to maintain the Nation’s “beautiful culture.”
In 2014, Mary Steibli began to show signs of dementia. Eventually, her husband Manfred decided that she needed better care than he could provide. So they decided to offer assisted living for others – in their own home.
Tim Carter’s office soliciting interest through 5 p.m. Nov. 29
With the terms of three Camp Verde School Board members scheduled to end on Dec. 31, Carter, the Yavapai County School Superintendent finds himself in the position of soliciting interest in one of those positions.
As he leads the town’s police department. Marshal Rowley said Monday that it’s “well-structured, well-planned, and they’re already doing the things I want to see in a police department.
Q&A with VERDE VALLEY’S EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Lara Lawrence, senior English teacher, Camp Verde High School
High school educator ‘foundational instructor and mentor'
It was when she took poetry in college that Lara Lawrence decided she wanted to become an educator.
On Oct. 1, Manfred and Mary Steibli’s home officially became Living Spaces Assisted Living. Though licensed for as many as eight clients, Manfred Steibli said he will “aim for six, seven at the most.”
3-year-old Belgian Malinois introduced Thursday to Nation’s Tribal Council
MIDDLE VERDE – At age 12, Joshua Collins decided that he would become a police officer.
COTTONWOOD – Estimated secondary tax rates for a new unified school district in Fiscal Year 2020 are “about informed decision making,” said Mingus Union School Board member Steve Gesell.
Board member Jim Ledbetter said superintendent’s actions to resolve AzMERIT testing problems ‘not a focused approach’
What Mingus Union Principal Genie Gee called a “technology failure” in August is now being called an “internal fire, a leadership failure” by a member of the district’s governing board.
CAMP VERDE – On Saturday, Nov. 3, come watch a free Vintage Base Ball Exhibition at Fort Verde State Historic Park on Hollamon Street.
On Tuesday, more than a dozen of The Haven of Camp Verde’s residents received blessing bags from residents of the Verde View Senior Apartments.
In a special meeting held Monday in executive session, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school board sought legal advice over an Open Meeting Law complaint.
It’s all about consignment at Find It Here, Cottonwood’s newest place to buy and sell.
Mingus Union school board could agree to new standardized testing for 2019-2020
Mingus Union Superintendent Penny Hargrove said when the state’s A-to-F grades were recently released that the district was already considering ACT as the new assessment.
In Aug. 2017, Camp Verde Community Development Director Carmen Howard and her husband David purchased 15 acres of land, adjacent to the Yavapai Apache Agricultural Ranch, on Cloverleaf Ranch Road.
New agreement on table between town, Camp Verde Promotions
CAMP VERDE – Mike Marshall says that the Town of Camp Verde has “no plans to reinvent the wheel” when it comes to signature events such as Fort Verde Days, the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, and Cornfest.
CAMP VERDE – What’s in a name? To the Town of Camp Verde’s Community Development Department, the answer is ‘plenty.’
Young people and their families are smart consumers. If they can save up to $34,000 by completing their first two years of college by staying in their hometown area, they will. Or if they can learn some skills in two years or less, which studies show will allow the average person increase their wages by $6,700 per year, they will because that is more than a $250,000 payback over a 40-year career.
I would create classes, in partnership with business, for needed professional middle class paying jobs - i.e. HAV, electricians, plumbers, various hospital technicians, nurses (in conjunction with hospitals) etc. I would train chefs, not just line cooks (which are minimum wage jobs), at the Culinary Institute.
Cottonwood home daycare provider to receive Amazing Educator award
At 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the Phoenix Zoo, Miranda Moore will be one of three Arizona educators to be recognized at the Alliance’s Discovery: Through the Eyes of a Child event.
Registered as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Cornucopia Community Advocates believes that food recovery means “eliminating food waste and feeding the people in our communities who are experiencing hunger or whose lives would be better today if they received free food,” Fox says.