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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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The Camp Verde Unified School District Governing Board met Nov. 8 to discuss and dissect state letter grades. Though the grades for all three CVUSD schools remained the same as the last reporting in 2018-19, the points were very different.

By Paige Daniels November 20, 2022
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The Agave Highlands Golf Course has been sold to a group of partners that includes Emanuel Radoccia, the Agave Highlands head golf professional and manager for the past four years, according to Radoccia.

By Vyto Starinskas November 20, 2022
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The Sedona Fire District crews from stations 4 and 5 responded early Friday, Nov. 18, to a single-vehicle rollover

November 19, 2022
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Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Sedona Fire was dispatched to a reported house fire.

November 19, 2022
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At its regular meeting Nov. 16, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Sheila Polk, who is retiring as county attorney at the end of the year. Now the board is seeking letters of interest for the elected position.

November 17, 2022
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The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District has obtained four school safety grants from the state that will allow the district to hire school resource law enforcement officers, probation resource officers or school counselors.

By Vyto Starinskas November 16, 2022
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There’s gold in them thar hills, and foliage peepers only have to go as far as Dead Horse Ranch State Park to bask in it.

By Vyto Starinskas November 16, 2022
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As community members gather in line to fill bags, wagons and trunks of cars full of food, volunteers are smiling, knowing they’re helping the community.

By Paige Daniels November 16, 2022

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