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Yavapai County health officials reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths over the weekend, according to a news release Monday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 27, 2021
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Fort Verde Days is right around the corner and the annual rodeo event is saddled right along with it.

September 27, 2021
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Forest officials issued a warning to Verde Valley residents this week not to wade or swim in a group of lakes due to a “fish die off,” according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 27, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists to plan for daytime lane restrictions along a six-mile stretch of State Route 179 north of Interstate 17, according to a news release.

September 27, 2021
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With the fall season upon us, Verde Valley doctor offices, urgent cares, medical clinics and even the hospital are seeing patients coming in with symptoms of COVID-19, but may just have the flu.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 27, 2021
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More than 100 people attended the fifth annual Human Library event, resulting in more than 300 readings Sept. 19 at the Sedona Public Library, according to a news release.

September 27, 2021
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Storytelling is back Friday, Oct. 29, from 7 p.m. at Sedona Center for Harmony & Enrichment, according to a news release.

September 27, 2021
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Sometimes when no one shows up to a public hearing, it can be seen as a good thing.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Three Sedona Red Rock High School students and a Camp Verde High School student each earned $500 scholarships during the first inaugural Youth Salute Program at Sedona Red Rock High School on Wednesday, Sept, 22.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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On Wednesday night, Sept. 22, Penny Smith’s kind and generous heart could not give any more, as the well-known 56-year-old woman passed away at a Flagstaff hospital.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Camp Verde Parks and Recreation announced advance planning for the annual Main Street Trunk or Treat Halloween Festival, according to a news release.

By Verde Independent September 24, 2021
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Motorists have noticed that work has begun on the final phase of the Mingus Avenue construction project.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Former VACTE superintendent indicted on 5 felony counts involving misuse of public money, fraud
Former state CTE program director also indicted after investigation links to VACTE spending issues

An Arizona Auditor General investigation has led to a former Valley Academy for Career and Technical Education superintendent and Arizona Department of Education program director being indicted on five felony counts related to the misuse of public monies and fraudulent schemes.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 24, 2021
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Dan Cherry, director of the Yavapai County Public Works department, recently announced a Verde Valley community cleanup event scheduled for several dates in October and November.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 23, 2021
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Two Cottonwood residents were arrested by police this week after one allegedly stole a vehicle and the other helped commit a burglary, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 23, 2021
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The Town of Prescott Valley announced late Wednesday that former longtime Mayor Harvey Skoog has died, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 23, 2021
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Good things come to those who wait. Well, not always. But for the City of Cottonwood, councilmembers sure look like they saved the taxpayer a pretty penny this time around.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 23, 2021
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The Camp Verde Community Library recently announced it is set to host Wind & Strings, comprised of Woody Haiken on saxophone and Shelley Haiken on the guitar and vocals, according to a news release.

September 23, 2021
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The Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Department has openings for parade entries and outside vendors for the 65th annual Fort Verde Days in October, according to a news release.

September 22, 2021
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The woman universally described by her former students and colleagues as a fiercely dedicated champion of Yavapai College art programs is being honored posthumously with the renaming of the YC Verde Art Gallery in her honor, according to a news release.

September 22, 2021
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In celebration of National Public Lands Day and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the National Forest Service announced a “fee free day” Saturday, Sept. 25, according to a news release.

September 22, 2021
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The third week of September is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office teaming up with local resources to show parents how to not only install a car seat properly, but to review front seat rules.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 22, 2021
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In August, Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Deputy Ty Wantland was nominated to attend the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Honoring Heroes Recognition Banquet in Phoenix for the third straight year, according to a news release.

September 22, 2021
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The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Volunteer in Policing (VIP) has partnered with the Verde Valley Senior Center and Meals-on-Wheels program to deliver food to those in need, according to a news release.

September 22, 2021
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Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman announced that the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and the Mingus Union High School District are among four jurisdictions that will hold all-mail elections in November, according to a new release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. September 22, 2021

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