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Kelcie Grega

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I moved to the Verde Valley from Las Vegas, Nevada, almost two years ago because I wanted the opposite of Vegas.

By Kelcie Grega April 27, 2019
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The two-story building on at the corner of Main Street and 10th in Clarkdale has undergone a lot of transformations over the last 100 years.

By Kelcie Grega April 25, 2019
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Town Manager Candace Gallagher said Sims is one of the best attorney’s she has worked with in her two decades of service in local government.

By Kelcie Grega April 20, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – While some members of Cottonwood City Council believe they’ve inherited a $14 million wastewater problem, most could agree that a gradual increase in wastewater rates is necessary to meet long-term capital needs.

By Kelcie Grega April 18, 2019
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies found 18 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Wednesday, April 3.

By Kelcie Grega April 18, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- The Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approving an expansion of Page Springs Cellars in Cornville Thursday at the Yavapai County annex building in Cottonwood.

By Kelcie Grega April 16, 2019
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According to YCSO, Area missed a right turn on East Mesa Drive and collided into the residence. A woman inside the house was injured in the collision.

By Kelcie Grega April 16, 2019
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In a study conducted by staff, they concluded “ … that small adjustments in years 2-5 over the next 5-year period would support the system’s operation and maintenance programs as well as equipment replacements at current or improved levels.”

By Kelcie Grega April 13, 2019
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Paid parking in Jerome still on hold
Town directs staff get more information on parking kiosks

The Jerome Town Council still wasn’t ready to move forward on whether to implement parking kiosks as of Tuesday’s regular meeting.

By Kelcie Grega April 13, 2019
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Tuesday, Jerome Town Council continued their agreement to work with Prescott Law Group despite controversies related to Andrew Jolley, their town prosecutor.

By Kelcie Grega April 13, 2019

Thursday, the school district consolidation bill, Senate Bill 1073, passed House Committee of the Whole and its third read in the House of Representatives on a 53-7 vote.

By Kelcie Grega April 13, 2019
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When it comes to the best interest of exotic animals involved in traveling circus performances, both circus workers and animal rights activists feel they know what’s right.

By Kelcie Grega April 11, 2019
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Cottonwood explores waste, recycling options
Council, staff express concern over trucks causing wear to roads

Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council explored different options in its waste and recycling management during a work session.

By Kelcie Grega April 11, 2019
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Both packages were wrapped in shrink wrap and coated with axle grease and what appeared to be cayenne pepper, according to YCSO.

By Kelcie Grega April 10, 2019
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CAMP VERDE -- The circus is back in the Verde Valley with the intent of bringing wonder and entertainment to all who attend. Local animal rights activists, however, say the circus brings nothing but “cruelty” and “neglect” to its animal performers.

By Kelcie Grega April 10, 2019
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He told me of his life with the Yellow Submarine but Ron Campbell has much more to show in his 50-year body of work as an animator, director and producer.

By Kelcie Grega April 8, 2019
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Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin and new Economic Development Director Richard Faust say Cottonwood is “open for business.” Last month, Casey Rooney announced his retirement after a decade of service. Faust, who originally served as the city’s community services general manager, has now taken Rooney’s place.

By Kelcie Grega April 6, 2019
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Cottonwood City Council Member Michael Mathews used his private email Monday to rally local citizens to speak on the other side of the airport noise complaint issue.

By Kelcie Grega April 6, 2019
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Cottonwood approves strategic plan
Airport discussion anticipated in April 13 public meeting

Airport discussion anticipated in April 13 public meeting

By Kelcie Grega April 6, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to allocate $24,000 in undesignated reserves for new window curtains for the Cottonwood Community Clubhouse.

By Kelcie Grega April 6, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- Verde Valley Homeless Coalition Director Raena Avalon urged Cottonwood City Council Tuesday to consider the homeless population while planning the city budget over the next few months.

By Kelcie Grega April 6, 2019
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Having a certain level of media literacy and critical thinking skills is key to navigating through this churning sea of lies, echo chambers and — dare I mention it again? — “fake news.” Journalists are trained to view every new fact that comes their way with scrutiny. You can, too.

By Kelcie Grega April 2, 2019
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Paul Rosenfeld and the ‘music of life’
Lifelong musician talks history of ‘togetherness’

Ever since Paul Rosenfeld was a young boy in Austria, he has always been interested in “musical things.”

By Kelcie Grega March 28, 2019
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PRESCOTT -- A new trial date has been set for Cecilio Cruz -- the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Marisol Gonzalez 22 years ago.

By Kelcie Grega March 26, 2019
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Thunder Valley Rally came out at a marginal loss for the city in 2018 and the attendance was down, according to the annual statistical report.

By Kelcie Grega March 23, 2019
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Local law enforcement agencies say meth is on the rise again. There have already been several large drug busts in Yavapai County just this year. Thursday, Prescott Valley police officers found 52 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Interstate 17.

By Kelcie Grega March 23, 2019
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Duran, 28 was arrested on first-degree homicide and aggravated assault with deadly weapon charges after his 35-year-old wife was found with several stab wounds in Doney Park.

By Kelcie Grega March 21, 2019
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By 2011, meth-related felonies in Yavapai County dropped down to 1,895 from 2,739 in 2005. But in 2012, crimes started to gradually increase again and in 2018, numbers spiked back up to 2,502.

By Kelcie Grega March 21, 2019
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Cottonwood explores mitigating aircraft noise
Neighbors say airport a threat to Cottonwood’s ‘quality of life’

the airport was here first. “The beacon at the Cottonwood Airport is one of the oldest structures in the city”

By Kelcie Grega March 21, 2019
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The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants for vacant seats on its Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission.

By Kelcie Grega March 21, 2019
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At 9:30 a.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said YCSO units now have the suspect in custody in Cornville. CCSO detectives are now on the scene.

By Kelcie Grega March 21, 2019
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The town will now go through the process of narrowing 68 applications down to four to six candidates, according to current Town Manager Gayle Mabery.

By Kelcie Grega March 19, 2019
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Cosplayers, comic book fans, artists and anyone in between will have the chance to support their local library Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South Sixth Street.

By Kelcie Grega March 18, 2019
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The annual Thunder Valley Rally event operated at a loss to the city in 2018 but by small margin, according to Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.

By Kelcie Grega March 16, 2019
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Bachrach reiterated that the issues isn’t if the infrastructure fails – “it’s when.”

By Kelcie Grega March 16, 2019
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U.S. Senator Martha McSally made a stop in Cottonwood Friday during her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. She met with community leaders and stakeholders at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building to learn about major issues facing the Verde Valley. We got to catch up for a few minutes to talk about what she learned, as well as water policy, the Cottonwood Land Exchange and more.

By Kelcie Grega March 16, 2019
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U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited the Verde Valley Friday as part of her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. The purpose of the tour is for her to get to know as many communities as possible and figure out ways they can be helped at the federal level.

By Kelcie Grega March 15, 2019
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Due to the recent rains earlier this week the Contractor has had to push back the start date for the waterline work at the intersection of Mingus Avenue and Main Street. The current start date has been pushed back two days and will not begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. As previously mentioned, the nature of the work is weather dependent and may be subject to delays. Please exercise caution and obey all traffic control signs while traveling in the area.

By Kelcie Grega March 15, 2019
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JEROME – Although narrowly approved by voters last August, Jerome Town Council decided Tuesday to rescind four-year terms staggered terms.

By Kelcie Grega March 14, 2019
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New magistrate for the Cottonwood?
Cottonwood narrows magistrate candidates to five

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council may choose a new presiding magistrate.

By Kelcie Grega March 14, 2019
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In the exchange, the Coconino National Forest receives 369 acres of Yavapai County land while the county gets 83 acres of forest land in Cornville, according to Gosar’s office. The parcel is not contiguous or adjacent to any other forest or state land and is surrounded by either private or county land.

By Kelcie Grega March 13, 2019
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The National Weather Service forecasts moderate showers through Wednesday.

By Kelcie Grega March 11, 2019
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The city’s strategic plan is intended to “guide decisions at all levels of the organization,” staff documents state.

By Kelcie Grega March 10, 2019
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Jerome parking ‘workforce’ closer to compromise
Item slated to appear on April council agenda

Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair said the town needs millions in revenue just to maintain the community.

By Kelcie Grega March 9, 2019
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A comparative religions course would also be a great opportunity for schools to partner with various religious leaders and scholars in the area, and have them come in as guest speakers. The Verde Valley and surrounding areas are actually quite diverse if you know where to look.

By Kelcie Grega March 9, 2019
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Cottonwood City Council unanimously chose Jackie Nairn to fill the empty seat left by Kyla Allen Thursday during a special session.

By Kelcie Grega March 9, 2019
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Casey Rooney to retire from the city of Cottonwood after 12 years of service
Cottonwood Economic Development Director turned in his resignation Friday

Cottonwood Economic Development Director Casey Rooney will be retiring from the city, effective April 1.

By Kelcie Grega March 8, 2019
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Local fire and EMS authorities are warning citizens of a possible Political Action Committee scam supposedly soliciting donations to help “our nation’s firefighters.”

By Kelcie Grega March 7, 2019
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The premier job fair of the Verde Valley is set to return again this year on Wednesday, April 3, at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

By Kelcie Grega March 5, 2019
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The estimated street value of the meth is approximately $36,000.00, according to YCSO.

By Kelcie Grega March 4, 2019

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