Agriculture teacher, Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood
Genie Gee says that Mingus Union High School has a “role model, quiet leader, a strong presence” in AG teacher Chad Elmer.
Innovative Stone Center works in granite, quartz, marble and tile. But granite is Mark Ross’s specialty. Ross, who owns Innovative Stone with his wife Nancy, has been working in the industry since 1987 when he was a freshman in college.
VERDE VALLEY – Eric Strauss remembers what it was like before the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts signed a Joint Powers Agreement two years ago to serve as one entity, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.
COTTONWOOD – In a 9:30 a.m. special meeting Monday, the Mingus Union School Board could approve the district’s annual financial report summary for the 2017-2018 school year.
RIMROCK – At 6 p.m. Monday, the Beaver Creek School Board could approve the district’s annual financial report for the 2017-2018 school year.
CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board voted Tuesday to renew five of the high school’s seven varsity wrestling coaches for the 2018-2019 wrestling season.
Howard Parrish, 90 since late-April, is the sole surviving founder of the Cavalry. Not many nonagenarians ride horses in their town’s annual parade. But Parrish isn’t your average man.
We got a ... what? Mingus Union says ‘D’ grade reflects ‘major technology failure’ during AzMERIT testing
Thanks to a countywide broadband initiative, technology problems shouldn’t stand in the way of Mingus Union High School students who take standardized testing.
Report cards issued for Verde Valley schools
A year ago, Camp Verde Middle School earned a D in the Arizona State Board of Education’s annual A-to-F Accountability System.
COTTONWOOD – Thanks to Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey’s stipulated judgment, consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts could go to vote next year.
9 of 20 Verde valley schools receive C
VERDE VALLEY – Because of declining enrollment, the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board voted in May to close Big Park Community School at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Clarkdale-Jerome to appeal B grade
No. Times four. That’s what Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King said Wednesday about how the Arizona State Board of Education evaluated his district’s schools.
Check out what else is going on at the 61st annual Fort Verde Days, Oct. 12-14, with events on Friday and Saturday in downtown Camp Verde and on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Verde State Historic Park.
Strategic plan. Two simple words. One word, plan, defined as an orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal.
Saving Miss Moon: 3-month-old Quarter Horse to lose part of right front leg; will be fit with prosthetic (with videos)
If it weren’t for Longfellow’s love, and the guidance of Dr. Jim Bleak, Miss Moon’s bad limb would spell the end of her life.
In 2013, the Norton family began planting Italian varietal grapes on their Camp Verde farm located on Salt Mine Road. Five of the varietals are primary, Kevin Norton said, though there are eight varietals in all at the 5.5-acre farm.
Three months shy of 80, Al Slusser to visit first responders on foot
When Al Slusser wakes up the morning of Oct. 8, he’ll drive to Prescott and to Yarnell, then he’ll walk through the communities as a way of saying thanks to the first responders.
COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board considered whether it should make official its continued support of taking consolidation to the community’s voters.
See Sunday's Camp Verde Bugle and Verde Independent newspapers to read about Miss Moon, a 3-month-old Quarterhorse who on Friday will have part of her right front leg amputated.
A week ago, Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Paupore decided that Seth Collins will spend about nine more years in prison.
Four-year-olds Steele Pistol (contestant 5) and Presley Reddell (contestant 1) were selected by popular vote as the inaugural Little Britches and Petticoat contest winners Sunday between the horsemanship and poise/personality portions of Sunday’s Colonel’s Daughter competition, held at Fort Verde State Historic Park.
Early childhood educator, United Christian School, Camp Verde
CAMP VERDE – If Brandi Phillips wasn’t in the classroom teaching her kiddos, she says would “want to work with teachers to help implement developmentally appropriate practices so each child could learn at their developmental level.”
Earlier this month, Mingus Union High School District’s governing board agreed to ask Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s governing board in a letter to reconsider its December 2017 vote to support a public vote on the consolidation of the two districts.
Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board voted 4-to-0 to accept the Mingus Union/Cottonwood-Oak Creek Consolidation petition checklist as to substance and form as authored by Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter.
Thursday, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley Chapter helped make that decision a little easier for the community’s voters - both active and otherwise.
Jane Russell-Winiecki says Joel England ‘one of the best judges we’ve had’
After a 21-year military career that began in 1996, England retired and settled back in Arizona, in the Buckeye area, and began to consider his professional options moving forward.
Anyone ages 18 and older welcome to join
There’s lots going on at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, says Diane Daniel, one of the program’s seven board members.
Judge gives concurrent sentences to man who caused SR 260 crash
Seth Collins will spend close to nine more years in jail, Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Paupore said Wednesday.
Eighth grade teacher, American Heritage Academy, Camp Verde
Include the years Kelly Maize has taught photography and painting, she’s been in the classroom for nine years.
A week ago, Camp Verde Town Manager Russ Martin announced that he had chosen Yakutat, Alaska Police Chief Corey Rowley to become the Town’s next marshal.
Market founders, longtime manager to be recognized at 9 a.m. Sept. 29
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market will celebrate 15 years as the community’s go-to place for most all things fresh produce.
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.
Submarine sandwiches, tacos, chili dogs and enchiladas. And a vendor selling fry bread.
Yakutat, Alaska police chief expected to start on Oct. 15
CAMP VERDE – Corey Rowley stated in his cover letter that Camp Verde would gain a “great advocate and active leader” should he be selected the Town’s next chief of police.
Jonathan Hall traveled about 100 miles Wednesday from his home in Peoria to tell the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors that he supports a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to text while driving.
CLARKDALE – Due to the resignation of Michael Gordon, the office of Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking to fill an opening on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.
RIMROCK – It’s been more than 90 years since the Verde Valley’s first Pioneer Picnic, 1927 to be exact.
I am the best qualified candidate to help us get educational services in the Valley commensurate with the high property taxes we pay to the college. We must have equity. And we must find a way to lower taxes.
With active participation the past 20 months, my experience base is solid. I am highly qualified to continue to be a member of this college’s Governing Board.
First grade teacher, American Heritage Academy, Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD – For Karen Crownoble’s fifth birthday, her parents bought her a whiteboard/chalkboard easel.
Election Board to certify election within three days of Sept. 15 election
With 163 votes, Amanda Honwytewa is the leading vote-getter in the Sept. 15 Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tribal Council Elections, according to unofficial results posted on the Nation’s website, www.yavapai-apache.org.
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.
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.
Since 1960, the Colonel’s Daughter Competition has been part of the fabric that is Camp Verde, a beauty contest of sorts.
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.
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.
Car show raises money to help fight blindness
Fort Verde Days wouldn’t be the same without the annual Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show.
The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office believes in special tips for Arizona’s Special Olympians.
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will unofficially say hello to Joe Butner and Bill LeBeau as new members of the council.
Camp Verde Quilters sponsor biennial Quilt Show and Fabric Craft Boutique as part of Fort Verde Days
CAMP VERDE – If it didn’t take two years to plan their biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, the Camp Verde Quilter’s Group just might do it more often.