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Arizona still ranks low on highway safety

Arizona enacted a ban on texting while driving last year, after 10 years of trying, but it still wasn’t enough to pull the state from the bottom of a national report card on traffic safety laws.

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Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest

Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is “super precious.”

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State jobless rate lowest since 2008

Arizona's economy continues to improve, with the state's jobless rate dropping in December to the lowest point since January 2008.

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Romero convicted on weapons charge; lawyer change denied

A man who has been in county jail since last summer, in connection with some well-publicized burglaries in the west end of the Verde Valley, was recently convicted in a jury trial on one of his sets of charges.

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Former Camp Verde wrestling coach arrested for alleged sex crimes

Following continued investigations by the Camp Verde Criminal Investigations Unit, additional charges were filed to include sexual abuse and child molestation.

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Mohave County Sheriff’s office seizes $3.7 million in drugs

Utah man is in jail in Mohave County after sheriff’s deputies found illegal drugs with a street value of $3.7 million during a traffic stop, according to a news release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Reader Poll:

What is your preference for an Upper Verde school district consolidation election?

  • One election for all Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and Clarkdale-Jerome voters. 47%
  • Separate elections for each individual school district. 53%

59 total votes

See past polls

Kudos Arts & Entertainment see more>

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Goldenstein Gallery celebrates moving and grooving

Saturday, February 1, 4-8 p.m., Goldenstein Gallery is inviting the public to join them for a fun and fabulous Moving and Grooving Party celebrating the next phase of the multi-awarded gallery’s innovative evolution.

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Sound Bites presents ‘An Evening With Rosemary’

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7-10 p.m., Sound Bites Grill in Uptown Sedona welcomes Rosemary Chavez and PLATINUM. “An Evening With Rosemary” will features her one-of-a-kind musical stylings on ballads, swing, jazz, country, R&B and more.

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Reds rocks the Red Rocks with Sedona’s best in live music

Reds Sedona Grill is keeping the faith with four of Sedona’s finest performing through the week and weekend. Reds is located at 2250 S.R. 89A, Sedona. Call 928-340-5321 or visit SedonaRouge.com to learn more.

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VOC’s Element Hotel plans to open in early February

The Element by Westin Sedona’s brand-new 117-room hotel in the Village of Oak Creek plans to open Feb. 10, according to General Manager Martha Williams.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Waiting on Babs

There are going to be baby bunnies here on the farm! Despite Buddy Bunny's lack of experience and a wayward sense of direction, he achieved what he was meant to do and created soon-to-be-born progeny.

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town: Keep your britches on people

Where were you the weekend of January 11th and 12th? Perhaps riding the Phoenix Light Rail pantsless to “celebrate silliness” (more like madness) with folks in about 30 cities all over the world? No, I didn’t think so.

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Camp Verde High School student of the month

Camp Verde High School senior Justin Ritzenthaler is the school’s Kiwanis Student of the Month for December. Ritzenthaler has a 3.9 GPA and is ranked fourth in his class.

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70th Wedding Anniversary: Bill and Tina Bryant

Bill and Tina (Kaufmann) Bryant of Oak Creek Valley celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 29. They were married at the Eastside Church of the Nazarene in Phoenix Arizona.

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Camp Verde High School Student of the Month

Camp Verde High School has announced that senior Coke Bast is the school’s October Kiwanis Student of the Month.

Reader Poll:

What is your preference for an Upper Verde school district consolidation election?

  • One election for all Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and Clarkdale-Jerome voters. 47%
  • Separate elections for each individual school district. 53%

59 total votes

See past polls