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Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, has been around for the last 40 years and has finally made its way to Camp Verde.

By Paige Daniels December 1, 2022
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Officers from the Cottonwood Police Department and Verde Valley SWAT served a warrant at a home in Camp Verde Wednesday, Nov. 30, resulting in the arrest of a man accused of at least two assaults.

November 30, 2022
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As the holiday season is here, MATForce, a nonprofit organization, wants to educate the community about the increasing rates of suicide.

By Paige Daniels November 30, 2022
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Misty Cox became the new member of the Mingus Union School Board on Monday, Nov. 28, but she was not sworn in.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2022
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Nov. 8 election results get unanimous approval by Yavapai County Supervisors
Standing-room-only crowd urges board not to approve canvass

Despite appeals from more than 50 people to reject the results of the 2022 general election, the Yavapai County Supervisors unanimously approved the canvassing of the Nov. 8 election this week.

By By CINDY BARKS, Special to the Independent November 30, 2022
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The Jerome Town Council wants to develop a Northern Arizona Healthcare-supported “doc in a box” style clinic in the tiny community.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2022
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Fire Managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn 436 acres of the Springs RX on Thursday, Dec. 1, pending favorable weather conditions.

November 29, 2022
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Probation, community service, fines and restitution are the final legal fallout for the former superintendent of a local educational institution and a former state employee.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 28, 2022
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Access to healthcare, availability of services, and continuity of care are hot-button issues being discussed in the Verde Valley. Additionally, many retirees want to remain in the community but find themselves moving away to find better access to health care.

November 27, 2022
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As the holidays roll in, Lois Henderson has made it her goal to make widows in the area not feel alone.

By Paige Daniels November 27, 2022
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It’s been called a “generosity crisis” or a dying incentive or simply a lack of urgency. Over the past few decades, organizations tracking donations to nonprofits have rung alarm bells that giving is trending downward.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 27, 2022
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The Christmas parade is a time of joy in Cottonwood, and police are planning to make sure the Grinch does not steal Christmas.

By Vyto Starinskas November 27, 2022
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It’s a big mission for a small food pantry.

By Vyto Starinskas November 27, 2022
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Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has made tremendous progress in the past few years, especially with the new Friendship House that is being constructed on Main Street.

By By PAIGE DANIELS and VYTO STARINSKAS, The Verde Independent November 27, 2022
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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner leaps 45%
Avian flu, war, supply-chain issues at core of problem

A war half way around the world is going to take a huge bite out the wallets of Arizonans this Thanksgiving.

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Keep your stomach full of turkey and free from foodborne illness this Thanksgiving holiday.

By From USDA November 23, 2022
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The City Council approved the design phase services for the rebuilding of the Cottonwood Airport taxiway.

By Vyto Starinskas November 23, 2022
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The Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a special meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center concerning the 152 multi-family dwelling project behind Walmart.

By Vyto Starinskas November 23, 2022
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An incident with a teacher, during which a student allegedly was “dragged” by the hoodie on Nov. 9, was investigated by the Clarkdale-Jerome School administration, but parents of several students said those concerns have not been addressed properly.

By Vyto Starinskas November 23, 2022
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The Interact Club at Mingus Union High School has had huge success for nearly 10 years. With various projects happening year-round, the ultimate goal is to simply make a difference.

By Paige Daniels November 23, 2022
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Domestic and sexual violence occurs every nine seconds in the United States. With over 30 shelters across Arizona, one shelter in the Verde Valley is doing everything it can to support survivors.

By Paige Daniels November 23, 2022
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Officers from Camp Verde Marshal’s Office helped recover two stolen vehicles from unrelated cases at the same time late Tuesday morning, both of which were involved in crimes at the same time in separate locations.

By Vyto Starinskas November 22, 2022
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With cars lined up and down all sides of the street, hundreds gathered for the first-ever two-day Verde Valley Pottery Festival.

By Paige Daniels November 22, 2022
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Thanksgiving is expected to be a sunny day in the Verde Valley, with temperatures perfect for some backyard football.

November 20, 2022
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With the weekend right around the corner, Teen Librarian Zack Garcia wanted to create something for the teens to celebrate the next few days of no school.

By Paige Daniels November 20, 2022

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