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Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 366 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths since Aug. 27, according to the YCCHS dashboard Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 31, 2021
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You can’t bring your tequila sunrise to the Tuzigoot Monument and you can’t mix your martini cocktail at the Montezuma Well.

By Vyto Starinskas August 31, 2021
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There’s an otter, a beaver and even a ringtail that will be hanging out on the benches in downtown Camp Verde.

By Vyto Starinskas August 31, 2021
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A Hawaiian-themed dinner was hosted by the Verde Village Property Owners Association (VVPOA) on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

August 30, 2021
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Friends of the Verde River recently welcomed three new members to the board of directors, according to a news release.

August 30, 2021
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One of the state's Native American tribes is suing to bring a halt to off-reservation wagering on sports just weeks before it is scheduled to begin.

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Despite COVID-19 numbers in Yavapai County not slowing down, all 15 district libraries in the county were scheduled to reopen Monday, Aug. 30, according to a news release.

August 30, 2021
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The Concerts in the Park series continues Saturday as the Town of Clarkdale hosts Come Back Buddy, according to a news release.

August 30, 2021
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The City of Sedona and Yavapai County will host a free household hazardous waste and electronics collection day Saturday, Oct. 2, according to a news release.

August 30, 2021
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Despite COVID-19 numbers still on the rise, all Yavapai County buildings were reopened to the public Monday, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 30, 2021
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Continued discussion on Yavapai County’s use of $45.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act money, an ordinance dealing with adult recreational use of marijuana, and the hours in county departments will be among the issues to go before the Board of Supervisors this week.

By CINDY BARKS, For the Independent August 30, 2021
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US Fish and Wildlife Service to continue funding to support Arizona’s sport fish stocking program
Agency issues finding of ‘No Significant Impact’ after Environmental Assessment process

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) as part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of its proposal to continue to fund, in part, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) sport fish stocking program over the next 10 years.

August 30, 2021
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Yavapai County is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan to cover the next 10 years, according to a news release.

August 30, 2021
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The Greater Yavapai County Coalition has begun to help families whose family members have tested positive for COVID-19 with what they call the “COVID Support Box Program,” according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 30, 2021
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Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is asking parents to review a new curriculum for its “opt-in” family life education classes, according to COCSD Superintendent Steve King.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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Booster shots for COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended for people with weakened immune systems, and other people over the age of 12 will be eligible for a third booster shots soon possibly around Sept. 20 in Yavapai County, according to Leslie Horton, director Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one full term seat on its Airport Commission, the term is for a three-year term expiring Sept. 19, 2024. This volunteer position is appointed by the city council and serves without pay.

By Verde Independent August 27, 2021
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An occupant of a house in Lower Oak Creek Estates was not aware his home was on fire until notified by a neighbor of the fire, according to fire officials.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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A special meeting called by the Cottonwood City Council turned into an executive session Wednesday on a Gila River Adjudication decision that could affect water well owners in the Verde Valley.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 27, 2021
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In the past 28 days, 92.1% of the new COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County have come from people who are not vaccinated, according to a news release Friday from Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 27, 2021
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A traffic stop of a 40-year-old Camp Verde resident with two active warrants turned into a drug bust involving fentanyl and drug paraphernalia, according to a news release Thursday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 26, 2021
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Fire investigators from the Cottonwood and Jerome fire departments are assisting the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Department and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office in an investigation involving a structure fire last week, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 26, 2021
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A pedestrian walking along State Route 89A near Midgley Bridge in Sedona has died after being hit by a vehicle, according to a news release Wednesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 25, 2021
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ADOT: ATV use on highway shoulders illegal, unsafe
Improper off-road vehicle use can trigger crashes, roadside damage

While all-terrain vehicles are a popular way to explore off-road areas, the Arizona Department of Transportation reminds ATV riders it is illegal and unsafe to drive these vehicles along state roadways, according to a news release Wednesday.

August 25, 2021
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Yavapai College recently announced a new program for aspiring students whose childcare costs have kept their college dreams out of reach.

August 25, 2021

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