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COVID-19 in Arizona: Almost 1,000 new cases reported Friday

Friday, in addition to its weekday COVID-19 report, Yavapai County Community Health Services also issued some helpful tips for voting in person during a pandemic.

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Tuesday is last day to mail in a ballot

Tuesday, Oct. 27, is the last day to mail your automatic ballot-by-mail, using the U.S. Postal Service. Do not mail your ballot after Tuesday.

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Beaver Creek district reports COVID-19 case

On Monday, Oct. 19, Beaver Creek School learned of a positive COVID-19 test on its campus, District Superintendent Karin Ward said Friday.

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Beaver Creek district reports COVID-19 case

On Monday, Oct. 19, Beaver Creek School learned of a positive COVID-19 test on its campus, District Superintendent Karin Ward said Friday.

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Camp Verde seeks permanent base adjustment in November election

Nov. 3, Camp Verde voters will have the chance to decide if the town should have permanent base adjustment, as is the case already in Cottonwood and Clarkdale.

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Bruce George files defamation suit against Camp Verde

All Bruce George wanted was an apology – and for the Camp Verde Town Council to censure council members Bill LeBeau and Joe Butner for their actions leading up to and including the council’s Jan. 8 meeting.

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Man accused of attempted car theft, kidnapping in Verde Village

A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a pickup truck that had a 4-year-old child inside, police said.

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Man arrested for nude sunbathing on city street

The charges stem from allegations that he was laying in the middle of the road in the nude.

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Rimrock man charged with attempted murder, arson

A Rimrock man was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center over the weekend on attempted first-degree murder and other charges, according to a report from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Reader Poll:

Should Proposition 207 be approved by voters, should retail marijuana businesses be allowed in Jerome?

  • Yes 54%
  • No 46%

192 total votes

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Commentary: No, consolidation is not ‘about the kids’

Equality should not fall on the backs of our students, nor their teachers. Consolidation is not a bad idea to consider, but this particular proposal and its planning, or lack thereof, will undoubtedly harm students, teachers, and taxpayers alike. So no, it is not really “about the kids.”

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Commentary: In an era of caution, consolidation ill-advised

I feel it is necessary to use caution and “VOTE NO” on Consolidation in this upcoming election. Preserve our Independent School Districts. Preserve our thriving Mingus Union District, legacy and community.

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Letter: To consolidate or not to consolidate, that is the question

Schools do not function well in the midst of chaos or change; they function best when there is stability, especially during turbulent times.

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A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.

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Watch: Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years.

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Rare 1794 silver dollar goes unsold at auction in Las Vegas

A 1794 silver dollar, believed to be among the first to be minted in the U.S., and the most valuable, went unsold during a public auction in Las Vegas.

Reader Poll:

Should Proposition 207 be approved by voters, should retail marijuana businesses be allowed in Jerome?

  • Yes 54%
  • No 46%

192 total votes

See past polls

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Jess C. Burress

Jess C. Burress passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 12, 2020. He was 88 years old.

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Obituary: Gregg David Webber 1951-2020

Gregg David Webber was born on August 22, 1951 to George and Arliss Webber. He was raised in Inglewood, California, along with his four siblings.

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Obituary: Wanda Jean Butler 1943-2020

Wanda Jean Butler, 77, of Camp Verde, Arizona, passed away on October 12, 2020 in Ahwatukee (Phoenix), Arizona after a battle with Lung Cancer. Wanda was born in Salem, Indiana to Donald Robert Davis and Virginia May Coffey on July 31, 1943.