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A tragic accident at the age of 25 prevented Barbara Gehring from living a full life, but it didn’t prevent her from knowing the love of two families – her biological kin and the nurses and staff at Haven Health Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sedona.

September 28, 2022
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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, a vehicle went off Cornville Road and rolled over down an embankment, right in front of Verde Valley Fire Chief Danny Johnson

September 28, 2022
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In its eighth year, Clarktoberfest will be a scaled-down affair Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Clarkdale.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 28, 2022
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The statewide Proposition 310, if passed in the General Election, could mean a break for local property taxpayers and raise revenue for the two rural departments, according to the chiefs of the Verde Valley Fire and Copper Canyon Fire & Medical districts.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2022
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The Friends of the Verde River, armed with their 2020 Report Card that proves that the water flow in the Verde River is declining, is summiting at the Cliff Castle Casino this week with 200 stakeholders including Bruce Babbitt, previously governor and secretary of the interior.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2022
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The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem Way to Sunset Point is now underway.

September 26, 2022
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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail
Why Yavapai group broke away from founder

Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate.

By By JACQUES BILLEAUD and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press September 26, 2022
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Police Chief Randy Taylor apprehended an uncooperative skunk that was stuck in a burial plot an hour before the funeral at a local cemetery.

By Vyto Starinskas September 25, 2022
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The contract personnel for the 2022 RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by Bucky’s, has been selected by the Turquoise Circuit Board of Directors, according to a news release.

September 25, 2022
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While crews have been working behind the scenes at the Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 since July, the next phase of work will require the rest area to close to the general public on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

September 25, 2022
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Spectrum Healthcare Group and HOPE Incorporated announced a strategic partnership that will “fully blend peer-centered behavioral health, psychiatric, and primary care services.”

By Vyto Starinskas September 25, 2022
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County Supervisors approve new assistant elections director position
Elections director position remains unfilled

As Yavapai County continues to search for a new Elections Director, two new positions are being added to the department to help deal with the growing number of registered county voters, as well as an increased level of public scrutiny in elections.

By By CINDY BARKS, The Daily Courier September 25, 2022
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The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is a walk through Verde Valley history with displays of everything from delicate “Fiesta-ware to perfume bottles, unusual teapots, cowboy/girl prize belt buckles, clocks and salt & pepper shakers.”

By Vyto Starinskas September 25, 2022
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On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m., Sheriff David Rhodes will once again be speaking to what he called “one of my favorite groups,” the Yavapai County Preparedness Team/Oath Keepers of Yavapai County.

September 21, 2022
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The Jerome Jamboree XXXI is back in town this weekend, and that means one lucky person will drive away with a rare Volkswagen bus.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2022
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Police said that they use police K9s from out of town to sniff student lockers and vehicles at Camp Verde High School for illegal drugs, but a school administrator said it’s more of a deterrent.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2022
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More than 300 people showed up to hear water-rights experts talk about the ongoing state adjudication, and most stayed to hear individual questions get answered on the complex issues.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 21, 2022
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Healing with horses
Rescue animals offer therapy for troubled souls

There are no couches in horse therapy. And no horse is going to talk back to you with words of wisdom.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2022
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Authorities have identified the four people who died in a fiery crash involving a passenger car and a tractor-trailer at the Sedona exit off Interstate 17.

September 20, 2022
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Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers on three World Series championship teams, has died. He was 89.

By By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer September 20, 2022
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State troopers are still trying to identify four people killed in a collision off Interstate 17 Sunday afternoon.

September 19, 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 Cottonwood Mayor Tim Eliniski.

By By Sebastian DiGiovanni, For the Independent September 18, 2022
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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District (CCFMD) thanks Firebird Towing for donating salvaged automobiles that allowed CCFMD employees the opportunity to hone their extrication skills.

September 18, 2022
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a cold case homicide. It has been 20 years since the victim in this case went missing from the Prescott area.

September 18, 2022
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Stephanie Foley was sworn in as Sedona’s first female police chief Tuesday, Sept, 13, in a packed City Hall Chambers with family, friends, fellow police officers and former Sedona police chiefs.

By Vyto Starinskas September 18, 2022

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