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With federal aid covering some of the Verde Valley’s bus system costs, the Cottonwood City Council decided this week to continue a recently enacted benefit for area residents.

By Jason W. Brooks December 3, 2020
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The Cottonwood City Council this week agreed to spend $615,000 in an effort to remove arsenic from its municipal water system.

By Jason W. Brooks December 3, 2020
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PRESCOTT –A hearing on a 100-site camping development was postponed Thursday by the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission.

By Jason W. Brooks December 3, 2020
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‘Upsurge’ in COVID-19 cases reported among Yavapai County employees
Face masks now required in all county buildings

With COVID-19 cases rising among Yavapai County employees, along with the entire county, a face mask mandate has now been implemented for anyone entering a county building.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent December 3, 2020
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Thursday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek students are again able to take the bus to school.

By Bill Helm December 3, 2020
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The new COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Yavapai County in about two weeks, according to local health officials.

By Vyto Starinskas December 3, 2020
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No one was injured when a 2,000-gallon propane truck fully engulfed in flames on State Route 260 about one-half mile east of Western Drive Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m.

By Vyto Starinskas December 2, 2020
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Supervisors reverse decision; Verde Connect still alive
3-2 vote rolls process back to three pending bids

By a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors decided to undo a recent decision to kill the Verde Connect road and bridge project.

By Jason W. Brooks December 2, 2020
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

December 2, 2020
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The Cottonwood City Council will consider an ordinance allowing for the annexation of the Spring Creek Ranch property Dec. 15, 6 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. 6th St.

December 2, 2020
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Two Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies have been recognized for their service in combating drug trafficking by the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association.

December 2, 2020
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COTTONWOOD -- Traffic on State Route 260 was closed for about five hours Tuesday after a propane truck burst into flames.

By Staff Report December 2, 2020
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Recreational use of marijuana will soon be legal in Arizona, thanks to the easy passage of Proposition 207, but economic and logistical hurdles remain before Arizonans will feel the effects.

By Adianna Bermudez and Taylor Tasler-Oatley Cronkite News December 2, 2020
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A Cottonwood man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following a jury conviction for methamphetamine possession for sale.

By Staff Report December 2, 2020
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A symbolic resolution of support for the Verde Valley’s largest currently proposed road project didn’t get a vote at Tuesday’s Cottonwood City Council meeting.

By Jason W. Brooks December 2, 2020
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For the past three years, substitutes filled about 97% of Yavapai County’s short-term and long-term teacher vacancies.

By Bill Helm December 1, 2020
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Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board will decide whether its students should continue taking classes online rather than on campus.

By Bill Helm December 1, 2020
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Nearly 90% of Mingus Union employees who responded to a recent survey said they were concerned about coming to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Bill Helm December 1, 2020
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The school district, in a letter to its families, said that it has suspended transportation services effective Tuesday.

By Bill Helm November 30, 2020
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For the film lover on your holiday gift list, consider a gift card for the Sedona International Film Festival and Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

By Staff report November 30, 2020
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Leaders weigh in on importance of helping out small businesses
More than one official says shopping local must become a year-round priority

Each year, small businesses across the U.S. rely on the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s holiday season for a large chunk of their revenue.

By Jason W. Brooks November 30, 2020
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If you cook it, they will come
Parts of Sedona’s tourism economy already back near 2019 levels

Sedona’s gloomy restaurant and lodging numbers have bounced back for the first time during the pandemic — just as the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has announced that it is resuming out-of-market promotions for the first time since the pandemic began.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2020
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COVID-19 hasn’t affected how wine is shipped. But it did inspire more ways to get wine into the hands of consumers. For some Verde Valley vineyards, that meant deliveries and curbside pickup.

By Bill Helm November 30, 2020
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The Jackpot Ranch Holiday Classic 2020 Team Roping and Barrel brought racers from all over Arizona. The riders also brought toys for Toys for Tots for the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2020
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The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend saw 814 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine deaths in Yavapai County.

By Dan Engler November 30, 2020

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