Yavapai County Supervisors expected to cancel 7 of 10 school district elections
VERDE VALLEY – Jason Finger promised himself more than a year ago that he would leave the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board when his term ends on Dec. 31.
‘Fresh tastes better, the flavors are wonderful’
CAMP VERDE – When John Teah opened J.T. Bistro two years ago, his plan was to open five restaurants in seven years.
CAMP VERDE – During the second World War, John Jenkins was the man of the farm.
State attorneys will defend Mingus’ constitutional challenge to SB1254
COTTONWOOD – Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen admitted in an email to the Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle that how the Verde Valley’s career and technical education center would be affected by a merger of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts “was never even thought of.”
COTTONWOOD – What had been a one-year agreement with Northern Arizona Healthcare could become three years, as the Mingus Union’s school board on Thursday could approve the Intergovernmental Agreement to provide an athletic trainer, according to a draft of the district board’s Aug. 9 agenda.
Almost 20 years in education, Alvena Meyer is now in her second year at Camp Verde’s United Christian School.
On about three acres, this structure would allow Bread of Life Mission to serve both lunch and dinner five days each week, as well as give out care packages full of essential foods for folks to eat.
CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde has had its share of running events, such as the Jacob Teague Run, Bea Richmond Run and Relay for Life.
COTTONWOOD – For Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board, it took less than 30 minutes to discuss, consider and recommend changes to the consolidation information pamphlet assembled Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter and his staff.
New principals at three schools, one school with a new name, and all of the district’s four schools all offer K-8 programming
COTTONWOOD – Wednesday morning, a local businessman and his assistant put the finishing touches on the new marquee sign at the school formerly known as Cottonwood Middle School.
“You had a choice. You chose to come here,” said Rob Witt of the Camp Verde Republicans as the second of two public forums for Camp Verde’s town council candidates began Tuesday.
Gear Up isn’t just about college access. It’s about college success.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter emailed a draft copy of a consolidation information pamphlet to the four school districts that would be affected by the consolidation of the Mingus Union and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.
In the hands and the steering wheel of Cody Goodrich, each Sedona Pink Jeep Tour is an “opportunity to share the beauty, the history and the natural resources.”
COTTONWOOD – When he first solicited information for a consolidation information pamphlet, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter said that he would accept pro and con statements from any resident in the Cottonwood, Clarkdale or Jerome communities.
Passport to success for Macy Ahlers: 22-year-old embarks on journey as English teacher at Mingus Union
COTTONWOOD – Macy Ahlers isn’t too much older than the students she now teaches.
COTTONWOOD – Each of consolidation’s four affected school districts, Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union, Clarkdale-Jerome and Valley Academy, has a five-member governing board with members who serve four terms.
CLARKDALE – Back-to-school each year at Clarkdale-Jerome School is fairly simple, says District Superintendent Danny Brown.
COTTONWOOD – At 4 p.m. Thursday, the district governing board of Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education is expected to declare a position on the possible consolidation between Mingus Union and the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.
CAMP VERDE – At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could vote to approve the Town’s purchase of the Camp Verde Water Company.
CAMP VERDE – As Camp Verde Unified School District prepares for the first day of school – scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6 – the district’s parents and students will have a chance to meet their teachers the evening of Aug. 2.
RIMROCK – Beaver Creek’s finest have been back on campus since July 30, preparing for the district’s first day of school, which is Monday, Aug. 6.
As principal at Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy campus, Eric Evans says he could place Laurie Sudol “anywhere in K-6 and she would shine.”
CAMP VERDE – The Camp Verde Town Council candidates forum has officially been moved to the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, Rob Witt of the Camp Verde Republicans said in an email Monday afternoon to Verde Valley Newspapers.
CAMP VERDE – As of Friday, the Camp Verde Republicans are short three council candidates and one venue in the group’s endeavor to host a forum of prospective Camp Verde Town Council members.
Empowerment through education: Through Camp Verde’s Summer Reading Program, 9-year-old raises $225 to help girls go to school
CAMP VERDE – Kiena Jimenez learned a little something about empowerment this summer.
For Mayor Charlie German, it was about partnerships throughout the Verde Valley.
Poet, Hopi weaver visit Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot national parks
VERDE VALLEY – Earlier this year at Petrified Forest National Park, the man they call “Monk” wrote poetry about people, mostly about the rangers and other park staff.
COTTONWOOD – Not only will the school’s name be different, but the children at Cottonwood Community School will dress differently this year.
SEDONA – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 60-year-old man last seen hiking in Sedona at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
COTTONWOOD – Monday, Mingus Union High School has unveiled its Hope Closet, a “designated space on campus where students can get backpacks, school supplies, clothing, toiletries, and non-perishable food,” according to Gretchen Wesbrock, the school’s student support services director.
Old Town Mission, Verde Community Church to give backpacks to area’s K-12 students
COTTONWOOD – Helping others is so important to Teresa Jaycox, she travels all the way from Rimrock each week to volunteer at the Old Town Mission in Cottonwood.
Free program helps students transition from high school
VERDE VALLEY – No shortage of books for most college students. But how many of those books teach you how to get the most out of your college experience?
Judge to hear arguments Aug. 23-24; case moved to Prescott
COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union’s lawsuit to stop voters from deciding whether its district should merge with another district has been moved to Aug. 23-24, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter told The Verde Independent Tuesday.
Camp Verde teachers get 7.52% raise in new budget
CAMP VERDE – On July 10, the Camp Verde Unified School Districts governing board voted 4-to-0 to approve its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.
What’s in a name? Should consolidation occur, one of first tasks for school board will be to give new district a name
Coming up with the right name for a new school district would likely be “a challenging decision for any new board,” said Mingus Union High School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove.
COTTONWOOD – On July 10, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Districts governing board voted 5-to-0 to approve its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.
COTTONWOOD – It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
On July 17, Alex Goetting officially declared himself an option for Camp Verde’s mayorship.
Camp Verde students go back to school on Monday, Aug. 6. But two days prior, backpacks filled with supplies will be available at Camp Verde Community Church.
Petitions ‘designed to confuse and mislead’
COTTONWOOD – If it’s not the whole truth, it isn’t the truth at all.
Mingus Union offers school psychologist 5-percent raise, flexible schedule, but no longer Special Education director
COTTONWOOD – It’s reasonable to give the school psychologist a 5-percent raise and allow him to work four 10-hour days each week when the district’s other teachers are required to work five days.
In education, resourcefulness isn’t limited to the classroom.
On Aug. 13, Arizona Department of Agriculture and the Cornucopia Community Advocates’ Food Recovery Program will host a free Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training at the Camp Verde Community Library.
Let’s go to camp: Camp Verde’s summer day camp offers fun in active, educational and experiential environment
Have fun and make friends. : That’s what the Town of Camp Verde’s Parks and Recreation wants for children who come to summer camp.
Thursday, the Mingus Union High School District voted 5-to-0 to hire the superintendent’s husband to do what amounts to menial office work.
Late Thursday afternoon, Mingus Union High School District filed a lawsuit to keep voters from deciding whether its school district should merge with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.
County school superintendent tells Valley Academy ‘we’re on unchartered ground’
COTTONWOOD – If voters approve a consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts, other districts will be affected, Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter said Tuesday.
For second year in a row, 2 CV residents prepare to clean old Air Force One
A year ago, Camp Verde residents Rob Fafrowicz and Rob Zubek were commissioned to help maintain and preserve the original presidential jet Air Force One, now at home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
Empowering voters – and defending democracy. That’s the motto of the Greater Verde Valley’s branch of the League of Women Voters.