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Two men were arrested earlier this month during a traffic stop that the Cottonwood Police Department says involved the seizure of drugs worth more than $200,000 in street value.

By Jason W. Brooks October 29, 2020
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A 16-year-old Yavapai-Apache boy and a 23-year-old Sedona man accused in a shooting incident Tuesday evening at the Camp Verde Maverik convenience store have been arrested, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office said Thursday.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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Clarkdale draft ordinance to include recreational marijuana regulations
If Proposition 207 passes, proposed Clarkdale ordinance would allow recreational pot

Tuesday, for the second time in October, the Clarkdale Town Council spent a large part of a meeting talking about marijuana.

By Jason W. Brooks October 29, 2020
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The water for the new jail and Justice Center proposed in Prescott will come from the City of Prescott’s water system, based on a decision by the Prescott City Council this week.

By By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent October 29, 2020
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Most-stolen vehicles; does your car make the list
Pandemic triggers spike in car thefts across country

Car thefts have risen dramatically with nearly 750,000 vehicles (or 228 per 100,000 residents) stolen in the U.S. each year, representing a loss of about $6 billion annually, according to a research article by CoPilot GPS Navigation and Traffic.

By By AARON VALDEZ Special to The Verde Independent October 29, 2020
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Camp Verde cancels two volleyball games for COVID-19
Athletic director says season not yet canceled

Camp Verde’s Oct. 27 and Oct. 29 volleyball games, and all practices for the week have been canceled because a member of the team has tested positive for COVID-19, Athletic Director Dan Wall confirmed Tuesday.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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Once again, the Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

By Dan Engler October 29, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office needs your help finding who used a 22-caliber weapon to shoot a vehicle stranded on Bull Pen Road in Camp Verde on Monday, Oct. 19.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

October 29, 2020
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Between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, a sewer spill of approximately 500 to 700 gallons occurred along State Route 89A near the Arroyo Pinon Drive intersection. According to an Oct. 28 news release from the City of Sedona, the spill was due to tree roots creating a block in the sewer line and is not associated with the SR 179 Sewer Main Replacement Project.

October 29, 2020
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The ugly truth was laid bare when an international team of researchers ran their final model on plastic pollution in the Pacific. The results would reveal just how much the world would have to reduce plastic waste to prevent more than 8 million metric tons from entering the oceans, lakes and rivers every year – and whether that was even possible.

By Alison Cutler, Cronkite News October 29, 2020
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Nearly eight months ago, 17,125 hockey fans filled the seats of Gila River Arena to watch the Arizona Coyotes in their final home game of the season before a league-wide shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns.

By Michael Gutnick, Cronkite News October 29, 2020
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A lawsuit filed by top Democratic legislative leaders challenging nominations for the Independent Redistrict Commission has no merit and should be thrown out, attorneys for the panel that crafted the nominations said Wednesday.

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Amid a pandemic that has prompted some teachers to leave their profession, Arizonans are considering a proposal to raise taxes for high earners to help schools pay for salary increases and hire more staff.

By Anthony J. Wallace, Cronkite News October 28, 2020
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U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Kelly is going to court over uncorroborated claims by a web site that he dressed up as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler for a 1985 party at the Merchant Marine Academy.

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Thanks to the United States Marshal’s Service’s Violent Offender Task Force, the reward for information that leads to the arrest of Robert David Pearsall III is now $8,000.

October 28, 2020
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COVID-19 in Arizona: 1,000 new cases in a day for fifth time in 13 days
Camp Verde: Six new cases, 10 in past two days

There have been 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Camp Verde announced over the past two days.

October 28, 2020
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

October 28, 2020
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A Sedona man and a teenage boy were injured after a Tuesday evening shooting at a convenience store, according to a release from the Camp Verde Marshal’s office.

By Jason W. Brooks October 28, 2020
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The former director of the Department of Economic Security is dropping the libel lawsuit he filed against the state after he was fired.

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Cities, towns, others plan drive-thru Halloween events
Halloween adjusted for large-gathering restriction

With the governor’s limit on large public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Verde Valley leaders and others who typically coordinate Halloween events have made adjustments.

By Jason W. Brooks and Bill Helm October 27, 2020
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Sedona hotel numbers bounce back
Lodging back to pre-pandemic occupancy rates

The positive news comes as the U.S. set a daily record of over 85,000 new cases of COVID on Friday.

By Vyto Starinskas October 27, 2020
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There are no specific restrictions or directives or even discouragement of trick-or-treating by public health officials, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jason W. Brooks October 27, 2020
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Several people were demonstrating in support for two of the Presidential candidates on Cottonwood’s busiest intersection, State Routes 260 and 89A, Saturday trying to convince the few undecided voters to cast ballots for their candidate.

By Vyto Starinskas October 27, 2020
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NAH plans no staff reductions at Sedona Emergency Department
Sedona Emergency Department to stay open at least five more years

Northern Arizona Healthcare has pledged to keep its Sedona Emergency Department open for at least five more years.

By Bill Helm October 27, 2020

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