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Assault at Verde Valley Fair under investigation
Police say video circulated on social media not related

A spokesperson for the Cottonwood Police Department confirmed Friday that detectives are investigating an assault that happened at the Verde Valley Fair.

By Jason W. Brooks May 7, 2021
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An executive session that lasted more than 1 hour, 20 minutes Tuesday led to the Cottonwood City Council taking no formal action on an offer to buy the Rough Cuts building.

By Jason W. Brooks May 7, 2021
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It took a virus of pandemic proportions – and volunteers who don’t stop volunteering – to turn a bowling fundraiser into a corn hole competition.

By Bill Helm May 7, 2021
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The Sedona Police Department were the symbolic guardians of the flame Wednesday as they hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run.

By Vyto Starinskas May 7, 2021
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Mingus Union football field deemed unplayable
District explores cost of new synthetic field to replace 11-year-old artificial turf surface

One report showed deficiency in five of 10 areas on the field, the other showed deficiencies in eight of 10 areas. By deficiencies, DeVore said the synthetic surface is no longer safe for contact sport.

By Bill Helm May 6, 2021
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Verde Village residents watched Wednesday as a Native Air medical helicopter landed on their street to help two female accident victims who crashed their vehicle in the neighborhood.

By Vyto Starinskas May 6, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

May 6, 2021
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Runners in the Conodona 250 trickled through the Verde Valley Tuesday and Wednesday on their quest to be the first to Heritage Square in Flagstaff.

By Vyto Starinskas May 5, 2021
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Wednesday, Yavapai College President Lisa Rhine said that it would likely take two or three years before baccalaureate degrees programs would launch.

By Bill Helm May 5, 2021
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While exact attendance figures weren’t available Monday, it appeared the 2021 Verde Valley Fair had strong numbers of visitors all four days it was open.

By Jason W. Brooks May 4, 2021
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Saturday, May 8, at Sedona Performing Arts Center, 361 Verde Valley residents will participate in Yavapai College’s spring 2021 commencement ceremonies.

May 4, 2021
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Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will consider updating the town’s policies, rules and procedures.

By Bill Helm May 4, 2021
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The people have spoken in the Pick Your Playground Campaign, and now it’s up to the Cottonwood City Council.

By Vyto Starinskas May 4, 2021
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Northern Arizona Healthcare has announced plans for expansion on its Fort Tuthill property.

By Staff report May 4, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

May 4, 2021
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Coconino National Forest firefighters will continue ongoing work on seasonal prescribed burns in both the Flagstaff and Red Rock ranger districts throughout the week of May 3-7.

By Staff report May 3, 2021
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Even though the Cottonwood City Council put its Rough Cuts building purchase ideas aside last month, that property will be on the Council's Tuesday, May 4 meeting agenda.

May 3, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

May 3, 2021
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Arizona experienced its fewest number of daily new COVID-19 cases in eight months in April.

By Dan Engler May 1, 2021
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“It’s a pretty typical spring, in terms of high pressure systems, interrupted by some deep troughs of low pressure,” Byers said. “The cold we experienced early last week moved toward Texas by Friday and Saturday, and that was low pressure with wind and moisture.”

By Jason W. Brooks April 30, 2021
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Here are some events and other announcements about things happening in the Verde Valley.

April 30, 2021
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An elderly man in cardiac arrest at a local gym came to life, opened his eyes and gasped for air as Jerome Police Chief Allen Muma was giving him a second set of chest compressions Tuesday.

By Vyto Starinskas April 30, 2021
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Strong fiscal year allows city to address pressing needs
City anticipates finishing Fiscal 2021 ahead in several financial categories

The city is on pace to finish ahead of Fiscal 2020 in several positive revenue categories. Fiscal years run July 1 to June 30 for Arizona municipalities.

By Jason W. Brooks April 30, 2021
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Six Mingus Union and two Camp Verde seniors have received Class of 2021 Rotary Club of the Verde Valley and Fleischman Foundation scholarships.

By Bill Helm April 30, 2021
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The drug abuse epidemic in Yavapai County is real — and illicit fentanyl is clearly a culprit.

By NANCI HUTSON Special to The Verde Independent April 28, 2021

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