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Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future

Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs. U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton says he was “struck by the caliber of the graduates ingenuity, authenticity” of the 16 new Project DreamCatcher graduates. (Photo by Kalle Benallie/Cronkite News)

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State lawmakers discuss potential hemp regulations

State lawmakers are being asked to weigh whether the concerns of marijuana farmers about the potency -- and value -- of their crops should allow them to put limits on those who grow hemp nearby.

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Governor: State could 'do just as well' without certain elected officials

Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that Arizona could do "just as well" without electing certain county officials, like the assessor.

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Camp Verde man changes plea in June stabbing incident

A Camp Verde man, indicted by a grand jury on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, recently changed his plea to guilty on one felony charge in Yavapai Superior Court.

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More delays in Hedgecock felony flight case

A Cottonwood man, accused of fleeing from police during an August traffic stop while on probation, has had his most recent court date postponed.

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Man booked re: VOC bomb threat case

A man taken into custody Thursday after he allegedly told bank staff he had a bomb in a nearby van and smashed glass is facing multiple charges, according to a news release.

Reader Poll:

What is your favorite Verde Valley Christmas season event?

  • Cottonwood Christmas Parade 35%
  • Old Town Chocolate Walk 52%
  • Camp Verde Parade of Lights 6%
  • Sedona Breakfast with Santa 0%
  • Clarkdale Santa in the Park 0%
  • Candlelight Tours of Fort Verde 6%

31 total votes

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Loving Bowls: Fundraiser, silent auction benefits Sedona Food Bank, Sedona Community Center, Humane Society of Sedona, Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center presents its annual Loving Bowls charity fundraiser and Special Silent Auction Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.

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Anthony Mazzella plays ‘Legends of Guitar’ concert at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, guitar wizard Anthony Mazzella will perform his “Legends of Guitar” concert at the Mary Fisher Theater, located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.

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Second Saturday Art & Cultural Walk returns to Old Town Cottonwood Dec. 14

It’s not too late to shop for the holidays, and enjoy the festive spirit of Old Town Cottonwood. Lights and decorations are up from the Chocolate Walk and Christmas Parade, and the Art & Cultural Walk gives plenty of opportunities to see new art and meet the artists from 3-6 p.m.

Opinion see more>

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Editorial: Jerome has done admirable job turning problems into opportunities

Parking has always been a supply-and-demand problem for Jerome. On a busy weekend, you can spend more time finding a place to park than you can enjoying all the good things the town has to offer.

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Editorial: Incorporation clearly best option for VOC

By acknowledging that county government is not designed to provide municipal-type urbanized services, the Village of Oak Creek has no other choice but to incorporate.

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Letter: Board of Supervisors should be called ‘Revenue Commission’

I have lived in the Village of Oak Creek for 16 years, and like many of its residents, have seen changes over the years, some which I consider good and some bad.

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Q&A: Cottonwood Neighborhood Officer Matt Watson

The Cottonwood Police Department has created a Neighborhood Officer Program that divides the city into nine distinct “neighborhoods.” The objective of the Neighborhood Officer Program is to identify community issues, concerns, problems and crime trends which have long term quality of life issues.

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Q&A: Cottonwood Neighborhood Officer Corby Rice

The Cottonwood Police Department has created a Neighborhood Officer Program that divides the city into nine distinct “neighborhoods.” The objective of the Neighborhood Officer Program is to identify community issues, concerns, problems and crime trends which have long term quality of life issues.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Rabbits and Bunny Tractors

I finally got the first rabbit tractor finished! Is it perfect? No, it's definitely a prototype, although I fully intend to house a rabbit in it. However, it has square corners and is solid, and light enough to be pulled easily across bumpy ground. And it is so completely covered by wire (some of it pieces I hand wove together) that I can't imagine any predator in the world breaking into it. Th...

Reader Poll:

What is your favorite Verde Valley Christmas season event?

  • Cottonwood Christmas Parade 35%
  • Old Town Chocolate Walk 52%
  • Camp Verde Parade of Lights 6%
  • Sedona Breakfast with Santa 0%
  • Clarkdale Santa in the Park 0%
  • Candlelight Tours of Fort Verde 6%

31 total votes

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Obituary: Gerald Roeller, 1933-2019

Gerald “Jerry” Roeller, 86, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away on November 24, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1933 in Hamilton, Ohio to George Joseph Roeller and Birdie M. Roeller.

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Obituary: Philip Noah Derosia, 1930-2019

Philip Noah Derosia 4/21/1930 - 11/23/2019 Born in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Obituary: Eleanor Wrona, 1922-2019

One of the memorable and last great ladies from the late, formerly great days of the Lake Montezuma community has passed away.