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Groseta group ‘very pleased’ that Gov. Ducey signed off on SB 1254

COTTONWOOD – Andy Groseta and his Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools – 2018 have referred to SB 1254 as “voter empowerment legislation.”

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Rabbi breaks ground in Verde Valley

Kesslers hope to make Judaism more accessible in community

SEDONA -- For Rabbi Mendel Kessler and his wife, Fraydee, Sedona was always on the radar.

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Oak Creek Canyon fire destroys log cabin

The Sedona Fire Department and the US Forest Service responded to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon Tuesday near Rainbow Trout Farm/Living Springs Campgrounds.

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Ducey open to off-track betting for Arizonans

Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state.

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Coming soon: delivery robots

Coming soon to a sidewalk near you: 200 pound autonomous delivery robots.

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Cottonwood police seek suspect in $100,000 Old Town Association fraud

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a fraud suspect believed responsible for embezzling an estimated $100,000 from the Old Town Association.

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Cottonwood man arrested for heroin possession, intent to sell

A Cottonwood man has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on allegations of heroin possession with intent to sell the narcotic.

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Grassland fire destroys shed, causes extensive damage to vehicle

A shed was destroyed and a nearby vehicle suffered extensive fire damage as a result of a grassland fire Tuesday evening.

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Local man arrested for alleged thefts at Cottonwood Cemetery

A Cottonwood man has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on various misdemeanor charges stemming from a series of thefts at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

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Voters overwhelmingly approve county jail tax

One-quarter percent tax extended for 20 years

An overwhelming 76 percent of Yavapai County voters agree: The jail tax should go on as it has for nearly two decades.

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Camp Verde Class of 1998 to contribute $1,000 to this year’s senior scholarship assembly

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Philip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde High School will hold its annual scholarship and awards ceremony.

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Cooling down in Camp Verde could cost more in coming year

Town budget includes rate increases for Heritage Pool, hourly rate for commercial public records requests

The Town of Camp Verde is asking council to approve rate increase for both adults and children on a per-visit, multi-visit and season passes, as well as family passes, swim lessons and pool rentals.

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Brian Armstrong finalist to become next Camp Verde Marshal

Town Manager to interview candidates

Brian Armstrong is a finalist to become the Town of Camp Verde’s new chief of police, Town Manager Russ Martin announced Monday.

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Cottonwood man arrested for assaulting, stabbing landlords

COTTONWOOD — A Cottonwood man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly attacking and stabbing his landlords.

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McGuireville comes alive with Number 5

5th annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show planned May 26

Antique tractors and engines along with rusty iron enthusiasts from across the state will converge on McGuireville to celebrate the 5th annual McGuireville, Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 9 a.m.

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CA$H CROP: Governor signs legislation allowing Arizona farmers to grow hemp

PHOENIX -- Don’t be surprised if sometime next year you see acres and acres of what appears to be marijuana growing, unfenced, in the desert.

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10 YEARS LATER: Village of Oak Creek infant homicide case continues with new judge

Ten years later, the death of a 3-month-old boy in the Village of Oak Creek remains unresolved in the Yavapai County Superior Court system.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek teachers recognized by Sustainable Economic Development Initiative

VERDE VALLEY – Thursday, the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative – SEDI – will recognize more than a dozen of the state’s educators for their ability to incorporate into their lessons the principles of education for sustainability.

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Supreme Court ruling may open door to legalized sports wagering in Arizona

PHOENIX -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for -- or against -- the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals and even the Wildcats, Sun Devils and Lumberjacks. And it could mean more money for the state.

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53rd Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour May 19-20

The first tickets will be sold at 9 a.m. and the final tickets each day will be sold at 3 p.m., leaving two hours for latecomers to get through the tour by 5 p.m.

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Could Beaver Creek School go K-12?

School board to hold 5 p.m. work session Monday to review information collected for possible expansion of curriculum

At this time, Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Karin Ward said she is “not sure what our directions will be.”

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5 stars for Verde Valley Medical Center

Local hospital earns top marks in national study

The Verde Valley Medical Center has a new leader and five shiny new stars.

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Fully fledged at Camp Verde library

Zack Garcia, teen librarian, adult programs specialist settling into full-time roles

For the past couple of months, folks at the Camp Verde Community Library have been getting used to expanded hours in the teen library department.

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Another year for Camp Verde’s fifth day programs

School board approves $45,000 in extracurriculars

Known as Friday Camps, Camp Verde Unified School District’s fifth-day programs were created as a supplement to the district’s four-day school week.

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Cottonwood to decide whether to raise sales tax amid public support for increase

Cottonwood City Council will decide whether or not to increase the city’s sales tax next Tuesday, and if so, how much.