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Camp Verde Kiwanis won’t sell Christmas trees this year

CAMP VERDE – For the first time in 35 years, the Camp Verde Kiwanis will not sell Christmas trees.

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Latest vote tally gives Sinema clear lead for U.S. Senate seat

PHOENIX -- The latest batch of votes counted Monday put the U.S. Senate out of the reach of Republican Martha McSally and into the hands of an Arizona Democrat for the first time since 1994.

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Speed of Trust on Camp Verde School Board agenda

Danny Howe: ‘As trust increases, the ability to get work done also increases’

CAMP VERDE – Earlier this year, Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board and Administrator-in-Charge Danny Howe began reading the book The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey.

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Cottonwood council bumps magistrate position to part-time

Cottonwood City Council decided to bump Cottonwood Magistrate Douglas LaSota’s position down from full-time to part-time.

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City Council tables implementation of use tax

COTTONWOOD -- Implementation of a Cottonwood use tax has hit another delay.

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Valley Academy recognized for SkillsUSA Quality Chapter status

COTTONWOOD – Skills USA recently recognized Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education for excellence with Quality Chapter status.

Forest Service seeks public input on Slide Rock proposed fence and guardrail

SEDONA — The Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District seeks public comment, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, on a proposal by Arizona State Parks and Trails to install a fence 1,650 feet in length and a functioning guardrails on Slide Rock State Park’s permitted portion of state Route 89A.

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Light up the Mountain Celebration returns Nov. 24 in Jerome

Once again, it is Christmas in Jerome and that means an afternoon of photos with Santa, music by Mingus Union High School Choir and Jazz band and a night of luminarias, reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and tree lighting.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Contractors Assn. offers construction boot camp to fast track trades skills

Charles Matheus knows a number of the teenage boys mentored through his agency are not college bound, nor are they motivated by the almighty dollar when it comes to finding a profession.

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Hargrove out as Mingus Union superintendent (with video)

COTTONWOOD – The Mingus Union School Board expeditiously ended its employment with Penny Hargrove Saturday morning.

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Cornville woman dies in crash on 89A, Page Springs Road

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has reported a Cornville woman involved in a Thursday two-vehicle crash on Arizona 89A and Page Springs Road has died.

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Crash closes State Route 89A at Page Springs Road (with video)

SR89A north was closed at Page Springs Road between Cottonwood and Sedona at 4:30 p.m.Thursday afternoon.

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Latest returns put Sinema ahead of McSally -- barely

The latest returns from the state's two largest counties has given Kyrsten Sinema the lead in her bid for U.S. Senate -- barely.

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Mingus superintendent on indefinite leave; school board to meet again Saturday

Mingus Union High School District’s governing board voted 4-to-0 to extend Superintendent Penny Hargrove’s administrative leave – indefinitely.

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Anti-Trump protesters in Cottonwood join nationwide protests backing Mueller probe (with video)

Protesters gathered outside the Walgreens in Cottonwood Thursday condemning President Donald Trump's decision to force out former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Sheriff’s Office: Verde Village man fires into neighborhood before turning gun on himself

A Verde Village man is dead after he first fired a gun into his neighborhood while police were attempting to execute a search warrant and then turned the gun on himself.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek again seeks consolidation vote

COTTONWOOD – Eric Marcus was clear when he said neither he nor his fellow Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members were taking a position on consolidation with the Mingus Union High School District.

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Man accused of ‘gutting’ dog, attempted arson, gets new trial date

CAMP VERDE -- A man charged with attempted arson of his own properties and animal cruelty is set for a new trial next May.

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State Route 260 project heading to winter hiatus with major work finished

Crews to return next year to lay final layer of pavement

A colder, wetter October than anticipated has forced final work on the State Route 260 widening project between Camp Verde and Cottonwood to be delayed until next spring.

Valley Academy, Yavapai College offer construction training program

COTTONWOOD – From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 13, Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education will hold a training program for anyone who is interested in a career in the construction industry.

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Record number of bald eagles take first flight in 2018

Arizona’s bald eagle population continues to soar as the number of breeding areas expanded statewide and a record 87 young hatched during the 2018 breeding season, according the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual survey.

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Changing of the guard: New faces sworn into Cottonwood City Council (with video)

Newly elected council members Kyla Allen, Michael Mathews and Doug Hulse were sworn in as outgoing members Linda Norman and Karen Pfeifer were honored for decades of service.

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Prescott’s Karen Fann selected Senate president

PHOENIX -- Newly elected House Speaker Rusty Bowers inherits a chamber where he can’t afford to alienate a single Republican.

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Local agencies, PANT investigate fentanyl-laced pills in Yavapai County

YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said even small doses of fentanyl can be deadly. He said there have been cases of over overdoses in Yavapai County in recent months.

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Shots fired from Verde Village home; suspect later found dead from self-inflicted wound

VERDE VILLAGE – A barricaded suspect who had fired several gunshots inside a home was found dead Wednesday evening from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.