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Final four: Community stakeholders meet finalists for Cottonwood City Manager

Community members and stakeholders from all over the Verde Valley had the chance to meet the finalists Friday morning at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

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Homeless group seeks new cold-weather shelter in Cottonwood

Raena Avalon has had success sheltering Cottonwood’s homeless population.

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Becky O’Banion steps down from school board, but not from Verde Valley education

CLARKDALE – As of 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, Becky O’Banion is no longer on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.

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Alex Barber selected as mayor of Jerome

JEROME – Alex Barber was appointed Mayor of Jerome Tuesday by an almost entirely new council Tuesday.

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Cottonwood looks at rate increase for water, wastewater

Council directs staff to reevaluate numbers for wastewater increase

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood City Council looked at potentially raising utility rates for water and wastewater Tuesday during a work session.

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Clarkdale swears in Regner, Hunseder

Richard Dehnert reappointed vice mayor

- Clarkdale Town Council swore in council members Bill Regner and Debbie Hunseder Tuesday.

Thunder and Lightnin’, pony rides, Farm-a-go-go all part of Cornville’s Olde Tyme Country Fair

CORNVILLE – From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 come to the Olde Tyme Country Fair at Oak Creek School.

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Garrison sets sights on paving Ogden Ranch Road

Ogden Ranch Road is a one-mile stretch of dirt road that is occasional graded on the outskirts of Cottonwood, but it could be a key player in moving traffic around the Verde Valley in the future

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Setting the pace: Survey to help Camp Verde Marshal’s Office ‘strengthen community partnerships

It’s been a month since Corey Rowley took over as Camp Verde Marshal. Recently, he said that the officers and staff at CVMO are “committed to providing the highest quality of public safety service to our citizens.”

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Bread of Life elects new board president as Spoo replaces Hach

CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde recently lost a husband-and-wife team of volunteers, as Denny and Phoebe Hach relocated to the Midwest to be closer to family.

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Cottonwood sets Dec. 4 public hearing for 2019 CDBG projects

The City of Cottonwood is expected to receive approximately $330,000 in FY19 federal CDBG funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account.

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Woman accused in Halloween shooting arrested

A Cottonwood woman accused of being involved in a shooting in Old Town Halloween night was arrested Sunday on weapons, aggravated assault and false reporting charges, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Genie Gee assumes dual role as Mingus superintendent, principal

COTTONWOOD – There’s no telling how long Genie Gee will be in the front seat at Mingus Union High School District.

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Country Bank to become State Bank of Arizona

New marquee expected in next ‘couple of years,’ says Cottonwood branch manager

Immediately, however, the Cottonwood branch is known as Country Bank, a Division of State Bank of Arizona, Tufte said, though the branch won’t have new signage for another “couple of years.”

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Old Town Assn. showing progress following Chamber partnership

Last summer, the Old Town Association was still in rehabilitation stages following an embezzlement scandal.

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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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.

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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.