Jennifer Kucich

Associate Editor

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$84.9 million budget for Cottonwood

City Council discusses cuts, additions; public hearing set June 2

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood City Council met three times last week to review the City’s proposed budget for 2018 during public hearings.

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Sniffling your way through allergy season

Juniper considered main culprit for sufferers

VERDE VALLEY – For those of us who have been walking around half-dazed on Benadryl with a tissue box under each arm - there is good news.

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‘Red, White, & Moo’ -- 51st Verde Valley Fair readies for five-day run

COTTONWOOD – The 51st anniversary of the Verde Valley Fair will kick off its five-day run May 3. This year’s theme is ‘Red, White, and Moo – Barn in the USA’

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Jerome woman donates giant tortoises to Out of Africa (with video)

‘If you love them, set them free’

“I know that I’m gonna cry, I just want to let you know that,” said Kathleen Koerner, two days before her two beloved tortoises would be taken from her Jerome home to live out the rest of their lives at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

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Judge rejects plea deal for jewelry heist accomplice

CAMP VERDE – Cassandra Renee Weston appeared in custody Monday before Yavapai Superior Court Judge Michael R. Bluff to plead guilty to charges.

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Plea on table for man arrested in drug sting

CAMP VERDE – Shawn Victor Brown appeared in custody before Judge Michael R. Bluff Monday at Yavapai Superior Court for a case management conference.

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Investigation continues for sexual assault case

CAMP VERDE – Aaron Frank Orrico appeared out of custody for pretrial conference Monday before Judge Michael R. Bluff at Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde.

Man charged with child prostitution sentenced

CAMP VERDE – Sean Thomas Holden was sentenced to three years supervised probation by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael R. Bluff Monday.

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Arizona ‘The Agave State’ and Clarkdale man the plant’s foremost expert

CLARKDALE – It took about a year for Jon L. Hawker to write “Agave and Yuccas and Their Kin: Seven Genera of the Southwest.”

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Montana fugitive wanted for kidnapping, attempted murder of wife arrested in Cottonwood

Wife found uninjured, arranging transport home

Williams, 39, was wanted out of Montana for attempted murder and possibly kidnapping of his wife, Kaycie, according to a news release from the Cottonwood Police Department.

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