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The new principals at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde and Cottonwood campuses each have more than 20 years of experience in education.

By Bill Helm August 8, 2020
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Dee Jenkins, Charlie German both have 1,213 votes
Unofficial results show dead heat in Camp Verde mayor’s race

In the tug-o-war that has become Camp Verde’s mayoral race, Dee Jenkins and the town’s sitting mayor by had the exact same number of votes, according to Yavapai County’s unofficial results, as of Friday, Aug. 7.

By Bill Helm August 8, 2020
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Will state’s benchmarks affect Verde Valley schools?
How, when schools reopen is ‘local control decision,’ county superintendent says

The superintendent of Yavapai County schools said Friday that benchmarks released Aug. 6 by Arizona Department of Health Services are for guidance — not for policy.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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UPDATE: Dee Jenkins leads Charlie German by 3 votes in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.12-percent lead for incumbent

As of 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Dee Jenkins is ahead of Charlie German by three votes in the race to become Camp Verde's mayor.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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UPDATE: Charlie German ahead of Dee Jenkins by 7 votes in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.32-percent lead for incumbent

As of 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German has 7 more votes than challenger Dee Jenkins, according to unofficial Yavapai County election results.

By Bill Helm August 5, 2020
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Dee Jenkins has narrow lead over Charlie German in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.82-percent lead for challenger

With 98% of precincts reporting, Dee Jenkins is 16 votes ahead in her quest to unseat German.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020
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Mayor: Town position on Verde Connect unlikely to change
Connector road planned to skirt northern edge of Middle Verde area

Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German told the Verde Independent he doesn’t think the town council will try to work with Yavapai County leaders to change the route of a controversial project that will connect Cornville Road with State Route 260.

By Jason W. Brooks August 4, 2020
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Camp Verde council considers construction tax rebate
Verde Commercial plans to develop 81 acres at SR 260 and I-17

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will consider a construction tax rebate for Verde Commercial as it plans to develop an 81-acre parcel at State Route 260 and Interstate 17, adjacent to Comfort Suites.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020
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Camp Verde Unified School District and will offer healthy meals every school day through the national school breakfast/lunch program.

July 30, 2020
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A July 22 multi-agency speed enforcement detail yielded more than 20 citations in four hours along State Route 260 between Cottonwood and Camp Verde.

By Bill Helm July 28, 2020
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Political signs destroyed in Camp Verde
Class 2 misdemeanor to remove, alter or deface campaign signs

Close to 30 political campaign signs were destroyed in Camp Verde the morning of July 22. Destruction of political signs is a class 2 misdemeanor.

By Bill Helm July 27, 2020
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Whitney Owens new Camp Verde Middle School principal
Superintendent Danny Howe relinquishes principalship at district’s accommodation school and South Verde

Whitney Owens, the new principal at Camp Verde Middle School, brings 14-plus years of experience to the district

By Bill Helm July 24, 2020
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“We had two students respond to our survey in regards to interest in The Bible in History and Literature,” Showers said. “Based on the interest survey, we will not be offering that class.”

By Bill Helm July 21, 2020
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The Summer of COVID-19 hasn’t stopped a children’s librarian from making an impact in her community.

By Bill Helm July 21, 2020
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Thursday, July 16, deputies from the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office arrested 28-year-old Maxwell Rodney Leslie, a suspect in three burglaries.

By Bill Helm July 21, 2020
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Man arrested in Camp Verde with 367 grams of cocaine
Interdiction operation was conducted in Camp Verde

A Friday-afternoon traffic stop and arrest led Cottonwood police officers to the discovery of 367 grams of cocaine in a man’s vehicle.

By Jason W. Brooks July 19, 2020
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Camp Verde reports biggest sales month ever
$21K more sales reported in June than next best month, January 2018

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to restrictions and/or closures of businesses, last month’s report represents the greatest single month of revenue reported in Camp Verde since its 1986 incorporation, Town Manager Russ Martin said.

By Bill Helm July 16, 2020
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Should council approve Resolution 2020-1048, the annexation, which includes Alcantara Vineyards & Winery, would become effective Aug. 14.

By Bill Helm July 14, 2020
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The Verde Valley Regional SWAT team removed and arrested one man from a residence Friday evening on domestic violence charges.

July 11, 2020
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The Camp Verde School Board is expected to approve the district’s FY 2021 budget at its Tuesday, July 14 meeting.

By Bill Helm July 11, 2020
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The Beaver Creek School Board is expected to approve the district’s FY 2021 budget at its Monday, July 13 meeting.

By Bill Helm July 11, 2020
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Terry Olsen, 73, has been missing from the Rimrock area since Wednesday, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. He suffers from both schizophrenia and dementia and is without his medication. Courtesy of Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

By Jason W. Brooks July 8, 2020
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For the past nine years, the Vetraplex Vets4Hire program has hired and trained local veterans who want and need work.

By Bill Helm July 7, 2020
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School boards: Six vying for three spots in Camp Verde
COCSD, Mingus Union also have contested races

Two school boards, two candidates to fill six openings.

By Bill Helm July 7, 2020
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The next Music in the Stacks, a free monthly concert series, will take place on Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m., as “Out of the Stacks.”

By Jason W. Brooks July 7, 2020

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