Vyto Starinskas

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Tilted Earth Festival returns to the banks of Oak Creek

For the second year in the row the Tilted Earth Festival returns to the banks of Oak Creek at the Page Springs Cellars. The fifth annual Tilted Earth Festival is Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23.

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City Pedals to ‘Road Diet’

Cottonwood works toward bicycle lanes, new master plan

If you ride a bicycle in Cottonwood, you are probably either riding on side streets to avoid traffic, or you are battling pesky motorists for space on busy throughways.

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Dog Day Afternoon: What’s the law on leaving dogs locked in cars in summer heat?

The Cottonwood Police Department policy is not to open vehicles with dogs locked inside in extreme temperatures as high as 100 degrees unless the dog is showing imminent danger.

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‘Suspicious person’ prompts one-hour lockdown at West Sedona School

SEDONA -- The West Sedona School went on lock-down at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after a report of a “suspicious woman” in the area possibly carrying a Taser or a gun on a belt.

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NEW BUSINESS: ‘Vital Essence’ retreat finds home in Old Town Cottonwood

“From the warm sands of Nantucket to the Red Rocks of Sedona,” Kim Bettincourt explains that she is bringing 11 years of experience in Wellness, Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and ACE Therapeutic Cupping to her new “Vital Essence” retreat in Old Town Cottonwood.

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Human skull found at Tuzigoot River Access Point in Clarkdale

CLARKDALE -- At about 5:35 p.m. June 4, Clarkdale Police Department responded to a report that a swimmer located a human skull in the Verde River at the Tuzigoot River Access Point, according to Clarkdale PD Sgt. Nicole Florisi.

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Trees best tell story of extreme drought conditions in Yavapai County

You may want to give your trees a drink of water. Especially if you have noticed dried dead branches.

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Clarkdale residential property soil cleanup work underway

Soil will be stored in temporary location

CLARKDALE -- Crews have begun digging up contaminated soil from some of the 500 properties in Clarkdale in the United Verde Soil program.

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New home for Old Town Frame Co.

The Old Town Frame Co. has moved out of its storefront in Old Town Cottonwood to a much roomier space at 107 S. Candy Lane.

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‘Bear’ of a hike: Breath-taking beauty offered on Bear Mountain Trail

Bear Mountain Trail in Sedona is a favorite among Verde Valley hiking enthusiasts.

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