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Community events & happenings, Jan. 20

Donna Michaels, candidate for Yavapai District 3 Supervisor, will be the Yavapai County Democratic Party — Cottonwood speaker for this month’s meeting from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Red Rooster Café, 901 N. Main St., Cottonwood.

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Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March

Snow and near-freezing temperatures were not about to keep Gilbert native Sierra Maughan from joining thousands of others who marched in Washington Saturday in the fourth annual Women’s March.

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New rules on school prayer, religious groups, hailed and assailed

Arizona religious groups said the Trump administration’s release this week of regulations aimed at protecting religious expression “rights a serious wrong,” but others expect the moves will have little practical impact.

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Man killed in Sedona officer-involved shooting

SEDONA – A 41-year-old man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Sedona Monday.

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Accused abuser escaped on interstates; turned self in

A man wanted on domestic violence charges fled from Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies who were called to the Cordes Junction area, but after escaping up I-17, the man later turned himself in.

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Cottonwood man arrested for sex crime for second time in one week

A man who was arrested last weekend and charged with exposing himself to children has also been booked on charges related to possessing child pornography.

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. 43%
  • Separate elections for each individual school district. 57%

21 total votes

See past polls

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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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Mingus theater troupe performs screen, stage revue

Two hours of music, including well-known songs from famous musical and movies, performed by a cast of close to 100 Mingus Union students.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Return of Joy

Like the returning sunlight after the solstice, joy is beginning to once again creep over the farm. Bear is finally recovering from Moosie's death.

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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. 43%
  • Separate elections for each individual school district. 57%

21 total votes

See past polls

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Obituary: David Lee Cole

Cottonwood resident, David Cole, age 79, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2020 at Carefree Assisted Living Center in Cottonwood, where he had resided since May 2019 due to Parkinson’s disease and a stroke.

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Obituary: Joan L. Headland 1937-2020

Joan L. Headland, 82, Cottonwood (Verde Village), passed away on January 12, 2020.

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Obituary: Justin Keith White 1983-2019

Justin Keith White passed away at his home on December 25, 2019. After a courageous and long battle with depression, the pain became unbearable and Justin lost his fight.