Halie Chavez

Staff Reporter

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Keeping dark skies dark

Camp Verde, Cottonwood look to achieve dark-sky designation

Sebra Choe, economic development specialist in Camp Verde, hopes to formalize the town’s commitment to a visible night sky by achieving the dark-sky community designation from the International Dark-sky Association.

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Woman with COPD walks 2K another year

Physical therapy makes difference for Timmie Bell

In June 2016, Timmie Bell was hospitalized for an infection in her lungs. Her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, started as a small cough left that left Bell struggling to breathe.

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Jerome council weighs costs, merits of staggered terms question on ballot

JEROME -- A measure to initiate staggered terms may not end up on Jerome’s ballot after all this year, now that the Jerome Town Council was notified of the cost.

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General plan sparks lively debate in Jerome

JEROME -- While no action was scheduled in regard to the revised Jerome General Plan, that did not stop the room from having the usual lengthy discussion on the plan Tuesday.

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Help wanted: citizens needed to serve on Jerome Planning and Zoning Commission

JEROME -- As of Tuesday night’s meeting, Jerome no longer has a planning and zoning commission due to a lack of members, leaving the board unable to reach a quorum. Two members of the board’s terms expired and neither were present at the meeting.

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Two years later, sexual exploitation case approaches trial

CAMP VERDE – A sexual exploitation case that disturbed Verde Santa Fe residents two years ago is being prepped for trial by the State and Phoenix attorney Bruce Blumberg.

Booze and beef thief pleads guilty to attempted robbery

CAMP VERDE – A man who stole over $400 of meat and alcohol from Walmart accepted a plea deal on Monday.

Man chooses prison over probation

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael R. Bluff found 23-year-old Adakai Anderson’s honesty to be a mitigating factor in his DUI case on Monday.

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Lack of precipitation in the Verde Valley: how will fire season be affected?

A fire season can be defined in two ways: the first is by the occurrence of fires, most of which occur from mid-April to mid-July. The second definition refers to when most fire crews are hired – April to October.

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