TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Tue, June 18

Local

Tease photo

Portnoy said the popularity of the local wine industry is one reason he opened the already successful chocolate retail and production facility on North Main Street with his wife, Andrea, and son, Louis.

By Vyto Starinskas June 16, 2019
Tease photo

SEDONA -- The calm before the storm is over. Monday, crews began ripping up Jordan Road for the city’s Sedona in Motion.

By Vyto Starinskas June 16, 2019
Tease photo

JEROME -- How much is it worth to park and look at a “million dollar view” of Sedona and the Verde Valley?

By Vyto Starinskas June 16, 2019
Tease photo

CAMP VERDE – Once the Town of Camp Verde awards a contract for sidewalk improvements along Hollamon and 7th streets, the project should take about four months to complete.

By Bill Helm June 16, 2019
Tease photo

Have you ever been to a good old-fashioned ice cream social? What once was very common in American society is still happening today in Clarkdale at the Independence Day celebration in the Town Park July 4.

June 16, 2019
Tease photo

Summer heat is here, and Arizona Public Service reminds its customers to stay safe in areas with extreme temperatures.

June 16, 2019
Tease photo

CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff has extended the state’s deadline to June 21 to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his domestic violence case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
Tease photo

CAMP VERDE – In January, a 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested on burglary and theft charges of an Old Town business.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
Tease photo

Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout candidate Kristjan Kilichowski, the Camp Verde Heritage Pool opened on schedule with a great new look.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

From 7 a.m. until just before parade time, come have pancakes, sausage and coffee at Rollins Park, located at the Lake Montezuma Village Square, across from the Ranch House.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
Tease photo

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Sedona Literacy Center expanded to meet the needs of students in the Oak Creek and Beaver Creek school communities.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

Cottonwood Parks & Recreation Summer Volleyball Camp is offered for kids in first through eighth grades.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

Come hear the Cottonwood Community Band as it provides music for two patriotic celebrations during June and July.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

Bullying, young motherhood, substance abuse and shattering molds were among the reasons cited by the latest group of GED earners for rerouting their educational journeys. Courage and hard work got them all to the graduation stage May 18 at Yavapai College.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

A “one of a kind” class of law enforcement recruits collectively swore to protect and serve and wore their badges for the first time May 23, signaling the end of a 20-week training journey and the start of their careers as peace offers.

June 14, 2019
Tease photo

There was much discord at Thursday’s Big Park Council meeting, and the grueling four-hour marathon session saw tempers flare and harsh words spoken. However, at the end of the day, the vote represented the overwhelming opinion of the Village residents. The Council voted that the Patel parcel rezoning request from residential to commercial, even with stipulations, was not in the best interest of the community. As one representative clearly stated it, “We represent the wishes of the community that appointed us. I am obligated to vote with the majority of my community”.

By By Nancy Maple, Special to The Villager June 14, 2019
Tease photo
Fugitive Seth Backus arrested by U.S. marshals in Glendale
Facing repercussions for probation violation, multiple charges

Seth Backus, who has been on the run from law enforcement for months, was arrested Wednesday morning, June 12, in Glendale during an operation by members of the Arizona Division of United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

June 13, 2019
Tease photo

COTTONWOOD -- Verde Valley residents Tuesday got their first up-close look at the various routes under consideration for the Verde Connect project, which proposes a new two-lane highway and bridge over the Verde River between Cornville Road and the roundabouts on SR260 between Cottonwood and Camp Verde.

By Vyto Starinskas June 12, 2019
Tease photo
Mingus Union mum on new superintendent, consolidation election, Bateman restitution
Board directs attorney to ‘act according to instructions’ from Tuesday’s executive session

But who to employ as superintendent was not addressed, at least not in open session, as Board President Lori Drake motioned that district counsel Susan Segal “act according to our instructions in executive session.”

By Bill Helm June 12, 2019
Tease photo
Cottonwood PD issued 2,149 traffic citations last year
Officers hear ‘every excuse in the book’ from errant drivers

Knock on wood, but in the event you are pulled over by a Cottonwood police officer, there is a good chance it is for that infraction we’re all guilty of at one time or another: speeding. In all, Cottonwood officers cited people for speeding 586 times in 2018.

By Dan Engler June 11, 2019
Tease photo

The City of Cottonwood wants people to make full use of and enjoy Riverfront Park. So the city is seeking suggestions from the community for ideas on what to do with the park in the future.

By Vyto Starinskas June 11, 2019
Tease photo
‘Blessings in a backpack’ at Old Town Mission
Operation: Back to School July 27 at Verde Community Church

Old Town Mission is already making plans for this year’s Operation: Back to School.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019
Tease photo

A longtime teacher and administrator in the Sedona school district has agreed to become principal at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde campus.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019
Tease photo

Firefighters with the Coconino National Forest plan this week to conduct two prescribed burns south of Flagstaff.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019
Tease photo

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board will go into executive session to consider employing a superintendent – and to consider terms of that superintendent’s contract.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019

Prev