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The United Verde Copper Company smelter at Jerome closed after 32 years and was relocated at Clarkdale for 35 years closing in 1950, leaving only the concentrators running until the Jerome mines closed.

By Glenda Farley September 21, 2022
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At the Arizona Department of Child Safety, children come into care through no fault of their own and often have trauma they carry with them.

September 21, 2022
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Ready to bring a new pet into your family? Make an appointment at Verde Valley Humane Society, 1520 W. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood, call 928-634-7387 or you can check out all the available dogs and cats online at VerdeValleyHumaneSociety.org.

September 18, 2022
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Cottonwood’s 68th annual Christmas Parade is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 3.

September 18, 2022
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Workers at the bottom of the Arizona wage scale are going to be legally entitled to a pay hike of $42 a week beginning in January.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 18, 2022
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The Verde River keeps on giving as flowers and bees intermingle on the Jail Trail.

September 18, 2022
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The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Red Desert Flooring

September 18, 2022
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fter a long hiatus initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarkdale Historical Society is now ready to re-open its museum

September 18, 2022
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A combination of factors could finally slow the rapid increases in the cost of buying a home in Arizona.

By Howard Fischer, For the Independent September 18, 2022
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After Elizabeth Scott opens savings accounts for her kids, Bank of America completely depletes them with an $8 monthly “maintenance” fee. Is there any hope she can recover the money?

By Christopher Elliott September 18, 2022
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The Verde Valley Fire District educated Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary students on fire safety.

September 18, 2022
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ADOT statewide electric vehicle charger plan gets approval
Arizona among the first states to get the thumbs up to proceed

Arizona is one of the first states in the nation to have its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan given the stamp of approval from the Federal Highway Administration.

September 18, 2022
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There are certain things that go hand-in-hand with rock ‘n’ roll. Cool motorcycles have always been a natural fit with hard rock and heavy metal.

September 14, 2022
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This summer’s monsoon has been active across Arizona, bringing violent winds, torrential rain and flash floods.

By By Olivia Dow, Cronkite News September 14, 2022
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“While Jerome is always spoken of as one of the greatest copper producing camps in the world, the fact remains that some very rich gold ores have been discovered."

By Glenda Farley September 14, 2022
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At the Arizona Department of Child Safety, children come into care through no fault of their own and often have trauma they carry with them.

September 14, 2022
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Successful people in the Verde Valley come from all walks of life, but they all have certain traits in common. In our new series LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURS, we talk with those who have risen to prominence about what attributes work for them in their field. Today, we talk with restaurateur Brenda Clouston, who created a series of COLT Grill eateries.

By Cindy Cole September 11, 2022
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ahl Restaurant Group, led by award-winning chef-owner Lisa Dahl, will host the first Mystical Pizza Festival to celebrate the opening of her second Pisa Lisa location in the Village of Oak Creek.

September 11, 2022
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Ready to bring a new pet into your family? Make an appointment at Verde Valley Humane Society, 1520 W. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood, call 928-634-7387 or you can check out all the available dogs and cats online at VerdeValleyHumaneSociety.org.

September 11, 2022
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The area’s premier two-day biker event is complete with motorcycles, live music, contests, food and all around fun. It is produced by the City of Cottonwood with the help of The Law Tigers and other local and regional business sponsors.

By Cindy Cole September 10, 2022
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It’s that time of year again. EF Productions presents the 28th annual Celebration of Christmas.

September 8, 2022
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The Verde Village Yard Sales were revived two years ago and have been a great success. Spring and fall are the times of the year when most folks are cleaning up and putting away items to use in the future or pass along to someone else.

September 7, 2022
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At the Arizona Department of Child Safety, children come into care through no fault of their own and often have trauma they carry with them.

September 7, 2022
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Verde Valley Newspapers is seeking local nominations for women of achievement, to encourage and inspire women of all ages, to strive for their own success and create a positive impact on the lives of others in our community.

September 4, 2022
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Joe Hook is convinced he’s opened up the right kind of store for Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas September 4, 2022

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