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Old Guys create monument for Camp Verde library’s donor bricks

The Camp Verde Community Library is in the brick-selling business.

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Locals plan to protest circus at Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Jordan World Circus will be making a stop in Cottonwood Monday at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds for a show that “will thrill fans of all ages,” according to their ticket page.

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Steady funding for education or funding for now?

InvestinEd movement still a must in order to infuse schools with needed dollars for the future

The elementary-grade wisdom of the storybook, “The Little Engine that Could,” is one area educators suggest needs to prevail when it comes to revamping the InvestinEd movement — optimism driving the pro-education train over a mountain of naysayers to find a permanent source of funding public schools.

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Camp Verde Quilters sponsor biennial Quilt Show and Fabric Craft Boutique as part of Fort Verde Days

If it didn’t take two years to plan their biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, the Camp Verde Quilter’s Group just might do it more often.

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Beaver Creek cross country, volleyball teams undefeated

District giving out more free breakfasts, lunches this year, superintendent says

Good things are happening at Beaver Creek School District, said Superintendent Karin Ward.

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Verde Santa Fe to re-open as Agave Highlands

A group of five local investors has purchased the Verde Santa Fe Golf Course in Cornville and have renamed it the Agave Highlands.

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Riggs, Hoffman advance in race for superintendent of public instruction

The Republican Party finally has its nominee for superintendent of public instruction.

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VACTE recognizes September students of the month

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education Superintendent Bob Weir presented the program’s September 2018 Student of the Month awards to Mingus Union High School automotive student Jacob Amis, Sedona-Red Rock High School sports medicine student Mary Westervelt, Valley Academy construction student Luis Rivera and Camp Verde High School graphic and web design student Angel Brady, from left. Photo courtesy VACTE

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Camp Verde announces National Night Out Oct. 2

This year, Camp Verde’s National Night Out celebration will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 on Main Street between 1st Street & Head, as well as parking lot between Town Hall and the Historical Society museum.

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Sisterhood Connection, Diane Joens announce 2018 Women of the Year Awards

The Sisterhood Connection is planning a luncheon on Sept. 22 to recognize and honor 14 accomplished women in the Verde Valley and Sedona who have made significant contributions as leaders, mentors and advocates.

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State Route 260 project in the homestretch for completion this fall

All roundabouts are open; final paving, striping, signing on tap

Work on the $62 million, 9-mile State Route 260 widening project that will enhance travel and mobility between Camp Verde and Cottonwood is in the final stages leading up to completion this fall.

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Ben Kramer to step down from council, vies for Clarkdale town manager position

Ben Kramer announced that he will not take the oath of office for Clarkdale Town Council Thursday as he vies for the town manager position instead.

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Every vote counts: Alex Barber wins Jerome primary by 1 vote

Jerome Town Council incumbent Alex Barber is the top vote-getter in the Jerome primary for town council with 122 votes, just one vote ahead of incumbent Hunter Bachrach.

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Charlie German, Jackie Baker to run off in November general election

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley top vote getters in Camp Verde council primary

Joe Butner, Bill LeBeau and Robin Whatley are in as members of the Camp Verde Town Council, according to the Yavapai County Elections Office’s official final results which updated as of as of 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Massacre at Skeleton Cave: A four-hour battle turned into 54 dead Yavapai Native Americans

History isn’t always bright. Across humanity the darkest parts of history are quite dark. Arizona history is no exception.

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Martin names 2 finalists to become next CV marshal

Friday meet and greet at Thanks a Latte

It’s down to two, as Russ Martin has narrowed his list of 15 candidates to become the next marshal of Camp Verde.

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Consolidation compromise moves forward in Superior Court

PRESCOTT– Judge David Mackey’s ruling for a compromise in the Mingus Union lawsuit against consolidation with Cottonwood-Oak Creek included a case management conference this week at the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott.

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Cottonwood sales tax leaps over final hurdle

COTTONWOOD – A proposed half-percent sales tax increase cleared the final hurdle in another 4-3 vote during a regular Cottonwood City Council meeting Tuesday.

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World-renowned pianist to play England Center

Mesa resident Sam Rotman to perform in Camp Verde Sept. 16

He plays classical music, and he has devoted his life to both study and performance of Beethoven.

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Camp Verde educator seeks animal bones, artifacts to teach science

When Alexa Stephens looks for learning tools for her eighth-grade science class, she’s not fooling.

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Allen, Hulse, Mathews top vote-getters in Cottonwood City Council primary

Although “official” results are still pending, Kyla Allen, Doug Hulse and Michael Mathews are the top vote-getters in the Cottonwood City Council Primary, according to the Yavapai County Election Summary Report.

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Community pulls together for family of woman killed in crash

Money raised will pay for toddler’s medical expenses

Now, friends, businesses and members of the community are rallying to raise money for medical and burial expenses as Faith Kalis’ family recovers from their loss.

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Third man arrested for alleged robbery, assault in Verde Village

VERDE VILLAGE -- A third man has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery and stabbing reported in Verde Village Aug. 29.

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Archaeology Center discovers vandalism at ancient sites

CORNVILLE -- The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has alerted U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement to vandalism of a ancient dwelling site on the Coconino National Forest in Cornville. Another instance of vandalism was discovered by Site Watch volunteers the week before at a second site in Cornville.

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National Night Out returns to Cottonwood in October

Tasing demonstrations continue – but not on volunteers

COTTONWOOD -- National Night Out is coming back to Cottonwood neighborhoods on Oct. 2 with the aim of heightening drug and crime prevention awareness.