Vyto Starinskas

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Leaders of area homeless coalition now find themselves homeless

For the first time in their lives, Wing and Laurie -- they keep it simple, no last names -- the leaders of the Sedona Area Homeless Alliance, find themselves homeless.

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Fire departments host car seat safety check

The Cottonwood Fire Department and the Verde Valley Fire District coordinated Friday to host a car-seat safety check at the Cottonwood fire house where motorists could bring in their vehicles and have their car seats checked.

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Verde Valley woman celebrates 100th birthday

LaVersa Barto celebrated her 100th birthday with 180 members of her family and friends at the at the Verde Village Property Owners Association clubhouse Saturday where they posed for many photos to remember the historic event.

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Major issue in Clarkdale soil remediation project: Where will they put the dirt?

CLARKDALE -- Hundreds of property owners in Clarkdale have signed up to have their land cleaned up in the United Verde Soil Program, but first Yavapai County has to approve a plan to permanently store the soil at a location 800 feet from the Verde River near the Lower TAPCO river access parking area.

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Sedona Yoga Festival moves forward with mural unveiling

The annual Sedona Yoga Festival has opened a daily yoga center for the local community.

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Crazy Tony’s helps an Old Town neighbor during opening

Crazy Tony’s in the Old Town Market in Cottonwood donated $5,000 to the Old Town Mission.

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Fiber cut impacts CenturyLink service

CenturyLink crews work on repairing the “fiber cut” at the new road construction site on SR 260 in Camp Verde near Cherry Creek Road Wednesday evening after CenturyLink service was interrupted throughout the Verde Valley.

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Free music continues every Thursday in Old Town

The Cottonwood Parks & Recreation Department’s Music and the Market free concerts in Old Town featured Toucan Eddy, left, Thursday.

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Backpack giveaway

The Old Town Mission’s Operation Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway is Saturday at the Clemenceau Museum in Cottonwood. Above, Billy Rodriguez and William Woodruff show off some of the 900 backpacks the mission has collected through donations for Saturday’s event and for other community groups.

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Cottonwood Chamber celebrates its new home with mixer

The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce has moved from its long-time home on the intersection of SR260 and Main Street to new offices nearby at 849 Cove Parkway.

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