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ena Del Loma Road in Camp Verde gets its name from a long-standing equestrian arena that for decades was the community rodeo grounds.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 11, 2022
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There is one name that strikes fear into the hearts of all Special Warfare Navy imposters, and that name is Senior Chief Don Shipley.

By Sebastian DiGiovanni, For the Independent May 29, 2022
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Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies are planned this week for Camp Verde’s newly installed Little Free Libraries, according to a news release.

November 26, 2021
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The Town of Camp Verde means business. To show they are serious they have added two new members to their Economic Development Department to assist long-time Director Steve Ayers.

By Vyto Starinskas November 22, 2021
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With Verde Valley schools starting this week, Yavapai County Community Health Services wanted to be sure parents knew about back-to-school vaccinations being offered locally.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 2, 2021
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With the Arizona Department of Health Services reporting two days of 2,000-plus new COVID-19 cases, health officials reported 1,846 on Monday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 2, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation advised drivers who may be in the Cordes Lakes area to watch out for daytime lane restrictions on north and southbound State Route 69, according to a news release Monday.

By Verde Independent August 2, 2021
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A paycheck, college credits and hands-on classroom experience are fueling the career decision-making process for a group of Yavapai College students participating in an inaugural “Earn while you Learn” experience, according to a news release.

August 2, 2021
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Home builders can't escape their legal responsibility to create "habitable'' houses by instead giving buyers a different kind of warranty, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Late last week, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issued a missing persons report for a Prescott man who was out four-wheeling near Walker and never returned, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 2, 2021
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American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary out of Cornville, in cooperation with Galpin Auto and RV, will host the fifth annual Oktoberfest Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 25, according to a news release Monday.

By Verde Independent August 2, 2021
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An unusual problem forced a local resident to stop by the Verde Valley Fire District Cornville station 32 and seek help from a few willing firefighters Sunday night.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. August 2, 2021
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The first flashes appeared as the sky grew dark behind a thick stand of cottonwood trees at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area.

By HARRY BREAN, Arizona Daily Star, via AP July 31, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday reported over 2,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 infections for the first time in nearly five months amid a continuing increase in the state's rolling average of new cases and more virus-related hospitalizations.

By The Associated Press July 31, 2021
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The schoolchildren at the Dr. Daniel Bright School are already back in kindergarten boot-camp classes, but the rest of the district and most other Verde Valley schools begin this upcoming week.

By Vyto Starinskas July 30, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services announced Friday that they’ll be hosting an upcoming town hall meeting to answer questions about the COVID-19 Delta variant, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 30, 2021
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Come on home former “Mingus Union On the Hill” students. There is another reunion coming Sept. 25 and organizers are still seeking out members from the Mingus Union on the Hill for classes 1959-1975.

By Vyto Starinskas July 30, 2021
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A rollover accident at the intersection of Cornville Road and State Route 89A was deemed a suspected hit-and-run, according to Cottonwood Police Department spokesperson Chad Sinn on Friday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 30, 2021
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Michael Wadsworth and Brandon Anderson were carrying their kayaks in the ankle-deep, Verde River mud on Tuesday. It was better than trying to run their kayaks down this section of the river near Skidmore Drive that was skewed with trees, broken branches and possible disaster.

By Vyto Starinskas July 30, 2021
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A feared mass exodus of Arizona teachers didn't happen during the pandemic's first year, but there were noticeable changes in the workforce, a state study reports.

By The Associated Press July 30, 2021
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The search for 16-year-old Faith Moore came to an end Wednesday night as search and rescue crews found her body where the Verde River meets the wash where the teenager was last seen.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 28, 2021
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The Verde Valley Archaeology Center recently announced its purchase of the former Verde Valley Medical Center building in Camp Verde, according to a news release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 29, 2021
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The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department has organized a Community Build Day on Saturday, July 31, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Cottonwood Kid’s Park, according to a news release.

July 29, 2021
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A man who pleaded guilty to some charges stemming from a November 2019 incident when he walked into a Village of Oak Creek bank and threatened he had a bomb was involved in a status conference in front of a judge Monday, July 26, and is now scheduled for sentencing in September.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 28, 2021
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Senate President Karen Fann now wants documents from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in a sign the audit, which was supposed to be only about the 2020 election results, is now expanding in scope.

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