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When Mike Westcott first stepped onto the Mingus Union High School campus as a freshman student in the fall of 1974, he had no idea he would one day be the district’s leader.

By Bill Helm June 26, 2019
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Selna-Mongini master site plan presented
Water needs a major topic in planning

A complex plan, one created with much community input, was presented to the Clarkdale Council this week.

By Jason W. Brooks June 26, 2019
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The left lane of Interstate 17 northbound has reopened at milepost 284 near Camp Verde, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

June 25, 2019
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The left lane of Interstate 17 northbound has reopened at milepost 284 near Camp Verde, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

June 25, 2019
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Verde Connect could divert 5K motorists off Cornville Road daily
Yavapai County releases traffic model results through 2045

VERDE VALLEY – By 2045, traffic on Cornville Road from SR 89A to Tissaw Road could reach 19,000 motorists each day.

By Bill Helm June 25, 2019
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The Cottonwood grocery store was the first of the chain supermarkets in town to offer pick-up service for its customers this week.

By Vyto Starinskas June 25, 2019
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That’s how Sedona resident Dave Meier describes the small home community he hopes to build on approximately 2.68 acres at 485 S. Nichols St. in Camp Verde.

By Bill Helm June 25, 2019
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The City of Cottonwood receives many requests for financial contributions from a variety of organizations and programs that serve Cottonwood.

June 25, 2019
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There is no estimated reopening time. Southbound lanes are not affected.

By ADOT Public Information Office June 25, 2019
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The proposed tax increase will cause Clarkdale’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from $158.39 (total taxes that would be owed without the proposed tax increase) to $161.50 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase).

June 25, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- Researchers recently found the first instance of tamarisk beetles along the Verde River during routine monitoring.

June 25, 2019
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Cottonwood fugitive captured by Payson PD
Woman initially arrested with three feces-covered children in flophouse

Late Tuesday morning, the Payson Police Department took into custody a Cottonwood woman wanted on child abuse charges.

By Jason W. Brooks June 25, 2019
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Arizona Public Service crews are making repairs Monday to downed power lines off Horseshoe Bend Drive in Camp Verde.

June 24, 2019
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The Sedona Fire District has named Jon Trautwein as its new fire chief.

June 24, 2019
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The average teacher salary will increase by 2% for 2019-2020, and the proposed budget includes a 3% pay raise for returning teachers, according to Director of Business Services David Snyder.

By Bill Helm June 23, 2019
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The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has gained Cottonwood Planning and Zoning approval for its new homeless drop-in shelter, along with a $13,000 check from rock star and local businessman Maynard Keenan, a pledge of a $10,000 car and $2,000 in donations to operate the facility next year.

By Vyto Starinskas June 21, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – There is “no reason” for Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey to modify his stipulated judgment and allow the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools to take the consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts to vote in 2020, rather than in November of this year.

By Bill Helm June 21, 2019
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The new APS substation in Clarkdale is on a path to approval thanks to a Planning Commission decision Tuesday, but townspeople will still be able to voice recommendations about the substation at another Town Council meeting and an APS open house, according to Clarkdale Planning Manager Beth Escobar.

By Vyto Starinskas June 21, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – A 23-year-old man charged with the murder of his father in October 2015 at Fossil Creek is back in jail – this time in Maricopa County.

By Bill Helm June 21, 2019
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In recognition of the wide variety of species, the National Audubon Society has designated the Pecks Lake/Tavasi Marsh area around Tuzigoot National Monument, as well as Lower Oak Creek around Page Springs, as Important Bird Areas (IBA).

June 21, 2019
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The Verde Valley Humane Society announces the appointment of Jill Iurato to its board of directors.

June 21, 2019
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Cottonwood Fire Department firefighters quickly doused a wildfire that spread high into several old Cottonwood trees near the Jail Trail in Cottonwood on Thursday afternoon.

By Vyto Starinskas June 20, 2019
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The resolution also explains that Camp Verde also opposes the “takings” of any of the town’s public or private land for the Verde Connect project, and opposes any additional taxes or any matching funds “or any action that will cost the Town of Camp Verde additional expenditures, as well as any reduction in county funds for other project needs in the Town of Camp Verde.”

By Bill Helm June 20, 2019
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The Prescott National Forest has implemented a temporary closure of Forest Road 493 east of Mingus Mountain on the Verde Ranger District for safety concerns related to equipment recovery.

June 19, 2019
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According to Jennifer Reed, administrative assistant to the district’s superintendent and governing board, “The only item (so far) on the agenda is to possibly approve a contract for a superintendent.”

By Bill Helm June 19, 2019

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