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There was an Easter surprise for visitors at the Arizona State Parks this past weekend – free admission.

By Vyto Starinskas April 5, 2021
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A proposed change of a parcel to industrial zoning is one of the requests to be heard by the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission at its April 22 meeting.

By Jason W. Brooks April 5, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

April 5, 2021
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The small, but heavily-used parking lot at Midgley Bridge off State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon will be closed Monday and Tuesday for repainting.

By Vyto Starinskas April 5, 2021
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Senate President Karen Fann said Friday that Maricopa County officials may be balking at cooperating with an audit of the 2020 election results because they fear what it might turn up.

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A March report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention praised only two states for their efforts in getting vaccines to vulnerable communities. One of them was Arizona.

By Travis Robertson, Cronkite News April 4, 2021
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Face coverings are still required when using the Cottonwood Area Transit and Verde Lynx public transportation services.

By Staff Report April 2, 2021
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Volunteers like nearby homeowner Dennis Kuhn have been working to clean up the trail for the past few years.

By Vyto Starinskas April 2, 2021
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Looking back at close to 6,000 hours of community service since 2018, Weir said the project means that the Arena Association received quality work that it otherwise could not have afforded.

By Bill Helm April 2, 2021
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In the shadow of Jerome’s historic copper mines, Yavapai County residents 18-and-older received COVID-19 vaccinations at Spectrum Healthcare’s first outdoor mobile vaccine clinic Wednesday.

By Vyto Starinskas April 2, 2021
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Over the next two years, Camp Verde will receive another $2.67 million in stimulus, Town Manager Russ Martin said.

By Bill Helm April 2, 2021
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Cottonwood Council to get annual police report
Rough Cuts building purchase to be discussed again

A full agenda for Tuesday’s Cottonwood City Council meeting will include an annual report from the city’s police department.

By Jason W. Brooks April 2, 2021
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There are more than 840,000 COVID-19 cases in Arizona include coronavirus variants from the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, California – and, as of last month, a new homegrown version.

By Jacob Holter, Cronkite News April 1, 2021
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Native people across Turtle Island – an Indigenous name for North America – logged onto the video-sharing app for different reasons, but they stayed for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.

By Joseph Perez, Cronkite News April 1, 2021
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State lawmakers quashed the last remaining measure to rein in short-term vacation rentals Thursday concluding that it did so little as to not be worth the effort.

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Conceding they are courting a lawsuit, abortion foes in the Arizona Legislature are moving to make felons out of doctors who perform abortions after there's a fetal heartbeat -- something that happens even before a woman may know she is pregnant.

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Arizona closed out the month of March with the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases since September and the fewest fatalities since November.

By Dan Engler April 1, 2021
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Arizona business officials welcomed Tuesday’s extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, a multibillion-dollar pandemic-relief program for businesses that one official said has been “keeping people open from day to day” over the past year.

By Jacob Holter, Cronkite News March 31, 2021
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A Senate panel voted 6-4 along party lines Wednesday to bar companies from refusing to serve customers who are not vaccinated.

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State senators finally have the companies they want to audit the 2020 election returns.

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With only one lawmaker dissenting, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to give themselves and their colleagues a big increase in their allowance -- and do it as soon as possible.

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Rejecting arguments about economic development, clean air and even constitutional issues, a Senate panel voted along party lines Wednesday to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to set energy policy for utilities.

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When Gov. Doug Ducey announced that vaccine sites would be open to all Arizonans 16-and-older in three counties, why did Yavapai County limit the vaccine shots to residents who are 18-and-older?

By Vyto Starinskas March 31, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

March 31, 2021
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Along with the $1,400 stimulus checks that many area residents are receiving from the latest round of federal COVID-19 stimulus funding, local governments have been notified that they will be receiving millions more over the next two years.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent March 31, 2021

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