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Jennifer Volpe

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The Dream Team: How they work to make your business aspirations a reality

Spangler, along with a dedicated team, work to make business dreams come true through a flow of resources and partnerships.

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Williams elected chair of P&Z board

Robert Williams was elected Chair of the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission Monday evening. He was formerly Vice Chair. Previous Chair Ed Kiyler has recently reigned.

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Cottonwood P&Z approves animal sanctuary plans, time extension for condo project

Plans for an animal therapy sanctuary got approval Monday at Cottonwood’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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Another storm expected in Verde Valley this weekend

Jerome residents woke up to 2.5 inches of snow Wednesday morning, according to Brian Klimowski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Snow falls in Verde Valley

Storm to return this weekend

Jerome residents woke up to 2.5 inches of snow Wednesday morning, according to Brian Klimowski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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New apartment complex planned near Cottonwood hospital

Developers eager to get started

COTTONWOOD – There is a great demand for apartment rentals in the Verde Valley, and developers of the Inspiration at Cottonwood project are eager to supply.

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Cottonwood Planning and Zoning preview for Feb. 26 meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission is planning to hold an election for Chair and Vice Chair Monday night. The election takes place annually.

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Borderline quandary: Woman asks Cottonwood to abandon city land fenced in with her property

What happens when you discover that city land has been mistakenly fenced in with the property you purchased?

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Plans for new housing complexes in Cottonwood taking shape

Applicant Tom Pender is requesting an extension of conditions of zoning approval for the Skyline Apartment Project to maintain PAD (planned area development) zoning on three parcels on 5.78 acres located between 16th St. and Main St.

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Cottonwood City Council News Roundup

Cottonwood City Council accepted the easement from the National Forest Service for the extension of the right-of-way of Thousand Trails Road and right-of-way from multiple property owners.

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Patriot Disposal to operate Cottonwood’s transfer station

Patriot Disposal will be operating Cottonwood’s transfer station, thanks to an approved agreement by City Council on Tuesday.

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Talk of privatizing Rec Center leaves sour taste in mouths of pickleball crowd

Cottonwood City Council members found themselves in quite a pickle Tuesday night.

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Cottonwood balances need for more revenue vs. cutting costs on 2018 budget

After a presentation Tuesday evening at a work session, Cottonwood City Council gave staff direction on which revenue opportunities and cost-cutting measures they wanted to get more information on as the budget gets hammered out.

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Rainy weather returns to Verde Valley

Rain lovers rejoiced Monday as clouds moved in and dropped much-needed rain in the Verde Valley.

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City leaders provide info, quell rumors on annexation

VERDE VILLAGE – Area leaders stood before a seated crowd at the Verde Village Property Owners Association Clubhouse on Thursday evening to answer questions from residents regarding annexation.

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Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh announces retirement

City Manager Doug Bartosh has notified the Cottonwood City Council that he plans to retire in January 2019.

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City leaders to answer questions at Verde Village annexation meeting

VERDE VILLAGE – A Verde Village annexation question and answer session will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. with Cottonwood City leaders in attendance.

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High-speed pursuit involving stolen Cottonwood car ends in Munds Park

Flagstaff SWAT team arrests suspect barricaded in shed

A high-speed Intersate-17 chase involving a stolen Cottonwood car ended in Munds Park Tuesday afternoon after the suspect barricaded himself inside a storage shed.

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What you need to know about Cottonwood’s election season

Three council member seats will be up for election in 2018

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Offices up for election in Yavapai County

Candidate packets are available now

Candidate packets are available now

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Plans for animal therapy sanctuary could get green light

P&Z to also elect chair, discuss new Circle K sign, wireless facilities

Plans for an animal therapy sanctuary could get approval Monday at Cottonwood’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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City Council appoints Kyla Allen vice mayor

“I’ll be one of the biggest cheerleaders you could have,” said newly appointed Cottonwood Vice Mayor Kyla Allen to Mayor Tim Elinski after he explained why he gave a no vote to her appointment.

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Verde Valley leaders reflect on the year that was and what lies ahead in 2018

Reflecting back, looking forward

Yavapai County Supervisor Chairman Thomas Thurman shared five takeaways from 2017.

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Who is Kactus Kate?

Katherine Woods gives us a glimpse into her life as an Old Town Cottonwood bar owner

Katherine Woods, owner of Kactus Kate’s Saloon in Old Town Cottonwood, sat down with us and gave us a glimpse into her life.

City pushing for more business to locate at airport

The Cottonwood City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Airport Tenant/Service Provider.

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Cottonwood adopts use policy for municipal logo

The intent of the policy is to provide an application process for perspective users so that the use of the city logo is controlled and to provide some return on the investment that the city has made in the logo.

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Old Town Mission celebrates Christmas with community meal

COTTONWOOD – A community Christmas meal will be served at the Old Town Mission on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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P&Z approves bike display, project time extensions

COTTONWOOD – Monday, the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved an outdoor merchandise display at an existing retail bicycle shop.

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Feds arrest stabbing suspect Benjamin Pita in Tucson

Thursday in Tucson, federal agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Service apprehended an at-large suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Dec. 8.

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City planning board to review outdoor merchandise display

The Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday to discuss an outdoor merchandise display at an existing retail bicycle shop.

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Cottonwood City Council to decide use policy for municipal logo

City Council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at their Chambers Building located 826 N. Main St. in Cottonwood. For agenda and minutes, visit http://cottonwoodaz.gov/129/Agendas-Minutes.

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Record-breaking fall temps in Verde Valley

No rain in Verde Valley for more than 90 days, Flagstaff still waits for first snow

VERDE VALLEY – It’s been a warm and dry fall this year.

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How to use the Verde Valley Shopping Passport for last minute gifts

If you still have last minute gifts to buy, consider supporting local businesses instead of buying online or traveling to a mall.

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Cottonwood requests continued funding for NACOG

Dec. 5, Council approved a resolution that requests the federal government to fund Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and the many programs they offer to cities and towns.

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Specializing in special treatment all in day’s work at One Love Pet Spa

One Love Pet Spa welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes.

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Stabbing suspect still at large

Warrant with $100K cash-only bond issued for Benjamin Pita

Police are still searching for the suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Friday evening.

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City moves forward with annexation of 13 properties

City Council is moving forward with annexing portions of 13 properties which currently straddle the City/County boundary in Verde Village Unit 8.

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The peaceful progression of Thunder Valley Rally

Hezekiah Allen, Parks and Recreation services supervisor, presented a statistical analysis of the rally before Cottonwood City Council Tuesday night. The review detailed how the bottom-line numbers of TVR have improved each year.

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Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

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Children to shop with cops Saturday

Law enforcement agencies partner again for program

Each year, Verde Valley law enforcement agencies partner to make Christmas a little brighter for a select few of lower income children. Last year, 40 police officers took 30 children, ages 7-12, to Wal-Mart where each child was able to spend $150 each.

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Cottonwood City Council November Roundup

Cottonwood City Council November Roundup

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Hospice volunteer retires after 33 years of service

Northern Arizona Hospice held a retirement party Monday at Red Rooster for Rosemary Schmid, who has volunteered at the agency for 33 years.

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Thunder Valley Rally by the numbers

TVR Committee to present analysis of event to City Council

COTTONWOOD – The Thunder Valley Rally Committee is expected to make a presentation before the Cottonwood City Council Dec. 5 to review the statistical analysis of this year’s event.

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Have yourself a merry little weekend

A dozen things to do in the Verde Valley full of holiday cheer

About: Tree-lighting, refreshments, entertainment, and visits with Santa.

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4 Things You Should Know About The 63rd annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade

This year’s theme is “Magical Christmas.” Watch for floats, horses, Santa, dancers, Girl Scouts, military, tractors, drum line, antique cars, and more. About 1,000 people are expected to walk or ride in the parade, which is about 2.25-miles long. The Grand Marshall is the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley.

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Satisfy cravings at 24th annual Chocolate Walk

VIP Wine & Chocolate Pairing event set for night before

Chocolate cravings?

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Santa comes to Cottonwood for 63rd annual Christmas Parade

It’s that magical time of the year.

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Here are seven area stores offering Black Friday deals

Seven area stores offering Black Friday deals

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Giving a happy Thanksgiving to those in need

The 14th annual Flying High Turkey Drive will be collecting donations on Monday, Nov. 20 at Fry’s Food and Drug, located 1100 SR 260 in Cottonwood from noon to 6 p.m.

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