Dan Engler


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Familiar face takes reins of Mingus Union cross country program

Former all-state runner Justine Sparks selected as new Marauder coach

COTTONWOOD – First, there was unbridled elation. Then, after a long pause, Jim Bostwick said, “That’s wonderful news.”

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Editorial: Zoning administrator has Jerome moving in positive direction

If the collapse of the historic Cuban Queen Bordello was a wake-up call for Jerome, the town’s new zoning chief is not letting the grass grow under his feet before another old building falls victim to neglect in the mountainside community.

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Registration begins July 24 in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

Class does not begin at the five campuses of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District until Aug. 9.

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Man already indicted for murder now faces murder-for-hire charges

CAMP VERDE -- A Phoenix man already being held in the Yavapai County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder now faces additional charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

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Commentary: Report underscores need to overhaul magistrate court system

A study released this week by the Goldwater Institute and American Civil Liberties Union mirrors many of the concerns raised last month when the Cottonwood City Council renewed the contract of its magistrate.

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COMPARING PAYCHECKS: Regional government wage study shows the bigger the agency, the bigger the salary

VERDE VALLEY – One consistent message in the Cottonwood Focus on Success Economic Development Strategic Plan is that there’s good money to be made locally by landing a government job.

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Man dies after bee attack

Medical personnel were already and on scene and indicated the man had died. The man was still covered in bees, which required fire fighters to spray a foam agent over the area to kill/disperse the bees and render it safe to recover his body. Bee keepers also arrived to assist, said D’Evelyn.

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Mingus agrees to new money split with V’ACTE

Intergovernmental agreement calls for 70-30 division of V’ACTE funds for instructional purposes vs. administration

COTTONWOOD – The relationship between Mingus Union High School and the Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education is much like a rocky marriage.

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Mingus School Board calls election on budget override

COTTONWOOD -- Mingus Union High School has supplemented core academic programs for 32 years with a voter-approved budget override.

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Mingus leaders want to sit down and talk consolidation with Cottonwood-Oak Creek

If consolidation is a marriage between school districts, then we’re seeing the first signs of a courtship between Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek.

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