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From staffing shortages to supply chain delays to rising food costs, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the bar and restaurant industry across the United States. The Verde Valley has been no exception as some businesses struggle to stay alive and others adjust their way of serving the public with both temporary and permanent reforms.

By Cindy Cole January 16, 2022
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When Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was asked to look into the conduct of an employee at a nonprofit animal rescue, it turned into an arrest.

By Verde Independent January 16, 2022
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On Friday, a well-attended ribbon cutting ceremony heralded the grand opening of Cliff Castle Casino’s Sports Betting Lounge.

By Kyla Stevens January 16, 2022
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On the same route once taken by stagecoaches bringing economic prosperity to the Verde Valley, the AZ Wine Wagon rolled into a Camp Verde gas station with 15 excited wine-drinkers on Saturday ready to drop some stimulus into the Verde Valley economy.

By Vyto Starinskas January 12, 2022
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Mobile Home Depot opens in Cottonwood
‘Megastore’ selling parts, supplies for mobile homes

The second Mobile Home Depot to open in Arizona is in Cottonwood and joins locations in Florida, Texas and Nevada.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 9, 2022
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The Arizona Masonry Council sent Ryan Gray and his son to Valley Academy for Career & Technology Education (VACTE) to train the students in masonry skills.

January 9, 2022
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Q: I’m hoping you can help me with a situation I am having with my apartment management company.

By Christopher Elliott January 9, 2022
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The pandemic has depressed employment all over the world, but for those living with a disability, employment challenges were a reality long before COVID-19.

By By Megan Newsham, Cronkite News January 9, 2022
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Car buyers are spinning their wheels trying to find their dream vehicle during the pandemic, while local car dealers say the new upside-down car-buying behavior is here to stay.

By Vyto Starinskas January 9, 2022
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A semitruck completed an 80-mile route in Arizona with no human on board and no human intervention during the trip using technology developed by TuSimple, the company said Wednesday.

January 2, 2022
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Government, consumer and law enforcement agencies all caution against using debit card numbers to shop online.

By Verde Independent January 2, 2022
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Lynne Larkin wants a refund or credit for tickets to an NFL game she purchased through Ticketmaster. The reason: The stadium changed its health protocols. But is that a valid reason?

By Christopher Elliott January 2, 2022
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The mother company of Venom Extracts is seeking a major amendment to a site plan to develop 30 acres near State Route 260 for cannabis growing.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 26, 2021
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A Sunset Chateau upgraded their Certified Sustainable Business to Innovator/Silver.

By Darcy Hitchcock, Special to the Independent December 26, 2021
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When we arrived at the Charleston airport for our return flight, the airport monitors and the Breeze app on my phone showed the flight delayed, with the gate to be announced.

By Christopher Elliott December 26, 2021
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Bashas’ recently presented two checks totaling more than $67,000 to Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH).

December 25, 2021
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The Verde Brewing Company, established in Camp Verde in 2013, moved to a new location about four years ago that allowed them to have an onsite brewery at their restaurant and bar location. That gave them the opportunity to expand their processing and their brand.

By Cindy Cole December 19, 2021
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In early 2018, Rose Tree Inn in Uptown became only the second lodging establishment to achieve recognition as a Certified Sustainable Business.

By By Darcy Hitchcock, Special to the Independent December 19, 2021
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Raley’s announced the completion of the Bashas’ acquisition last week. As previously reported, Raley’s had agreed to purchase all the assets of the Bashas’ Company.

December 19, 2021
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Wild Tonic, the Verde Valley’s own kombucha company founded in 2015, has gained a national market and wide-spread brand recognition in just six years.

By Cindy Cole December 11, 2021
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Tourism is a key economic driver for the Verde Valley; providing accommodations for visitors is critical to this important sector of our economy. The emergence of short-term rentals (STR’s) as an alternative to traditional hotel stays has created a Pandora’s box of issues for the region.

By Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization December 11, 2021
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When Joshua Rome cancels his dishwasher order from Sears, he hopes for a full refund. But the company wants to issue a partial credit. Can it do that?

By Christopher Elliott December 11, 2021
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2021 was flamboyantly a strong sellers’ market in real estate. In Arizona, property values were up 31%. Yavapai County’s home cost per square foot was second only to Coconino. It has been a ride egged on by the impact of a pandemic.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 11, 2021
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After 65 years, the building has escaped a death sentence. Now the owners are asking to renovate instead.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 4, 2021
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In the second holiday season of the pandemic era, goods may cost more, but Americans have more money to spend – and they appear to be eager to spend it.

By By Simon Williams, Cronkite News December 4, 2021

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