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Snow showers expected this weekend through President’s Day

The National Weather Service reports snow showers this weekend all the way into next week.

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Cottonwood City Council deadlocked on new city hall

COTTONWOOD -- The proverbial can of a new city hall for Cottonwood has once again been kicked down the road.

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Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers talks water rights, allocation, adjudication

VERDE VALLEY – Whether or not the Camp Verde’s town government acquires the Camp Verde Water System, Economic Development Director Steve Ayers “think[s] it’s in everybody’s best interests to get an understanding of the process, history and what proof exists of historic water rights, with the understanding that the inventory of surface water rights is limited.”

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Water rights: anxieties, legalities, difficulties … and shortages?

VERDE VALLEY – As Natural Resource Advisor to the Camp Verde Town Council, Tony Gioia has been tasked with organizing the town’s water portfolio.

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An ironclad understanding of water rights

VERDE VALLEY – Ask anyone in the know about water rights and water use agreements and they will admit they don’t know it all.

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Significant flooding throughout Verde Valley (with videos)

8 a.m. report shows Verde River in Camp Verde at 50,000+ cfs

VERDE VALLEY – Residents throughout the Verde Valley began mopping up this morning following one of the most significant floods in years along the Verde River, Oak Creek and Beaver Creek.

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Silent Witness offers $500 reward for arrest of Wesley Dean Stewart

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Wesley Dean Stewart.

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Jerome passes accessory building ordinance

Ordinance 446 amends the definition of an “accessory building” as being a building or structure that is “visually” subordinate to the main building. The proposed amendment adds that an accessory building “shall not be used for human habitation.”

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Yavapai College board approves tuition hike beginning in 2019 fall semester

The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved a tuition increase for the college Tuesday at its monthly board meeting.

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Floods on Verde, Oak Creek, Beaver Creek expected to peak into Friday

Most severe flooding forecast in Camp Verde

Floods along the Verde River and Oak Creek are forecasted to peak into Friday, rising above levels from earlier this month.

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Forecasts show more flooding along Oak Creek this week

Water levels are expected to rise around 11 feet on Oak Creek, according to NWS. These levels are analogous to the flooding levels on Feb. 2 and 3, according to Brian Klimowski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service

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Education committee to hear SB 1073 Feb. 19

Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter announced that the amended version of SB1074 is “not yet ready for the committee.”

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Open Meeting Law, auditor general on Mingus Union agenda

COTTONWOOD – At Mingus Union’s January meeting, the district governing board discussed plans for its annual retreat, as well as an Open Meeting Law training.

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Delafuente requests another extension for new grand jury hearing

A Cottonwood police detective accused of domestic violence is requesting another extension to file a motion for remand to the grand jury, this time for 60 days.

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LISTEN: Buyer Beware -- You may own the land, but do you also own the water?

Linda Buchanan bought her first piece of property in Camp Verde in 1981. She was young and the area was new to her. She didn’t know what she didn’t know.

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Fort Verde to hold 13th Buffalo Soldiers event

CAMP VERDE – With living history presenters, ceremonies and presentations, and 1860-era base ball, Fort Verde State Historic Park will hold its 13th annual Buffalo Soldiers event Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fort Verde parade grounds.

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Camp Verde’s Kaylee Barker ‘my best person when I’m riding’

CVHS junior is school’s representative to Arizona High School Rodeo Association

One day, Kaylee Barker hopes to be an equine kinesiologist.

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5 places in the Verde Valley to take yourself on a date on Valentine’s Day

After all, who knows how to treat yourself better on a date than you?

Look out for number one. Here are five places in the Verde Valley to take yourself on a date

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Assault suspect leaves 3-year-old alone in running vehicle with drugs, alcohol

A 28-year-old Verde Valley woman faces numerous felony charges following an alleged Saturday assault in Rimrock.

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Teen arrested for DUI following crash in Verde Village

VERDE VILLAGE -- A 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on allegations of DUI following a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 2200 block of Copper Drive in Verde Village.

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Silent Witness: $500 reward for Adam William Stevenson

Yavapai Silent Witness is asking for your help in locating fugitive Adam William Stevenson.

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NEW BUSINESS: Kirsti Baiamonte opens Magnolia Beauty Bar in Rimrock

RIMROCK – Ask Kirsti Baiamonte what beauty means. To her, it’s about “self-love and self-respect.”

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Pecan pick-up helps local needy

Men, women and children dressed in fall clothing combed through leaves resembling an Easter egg hunt.

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WHOSE WATER IS IT? Salt River Project explains historic rights, questionable rights, water certainty

The website LawForSeniors.org is a veritable treasure trove of information that breaks down water rights in the most layman of terms.

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Q&A with Salt River Project’s Lucas Shaw

VERDE VALLEY – Because irrigated property is generally more valuable than non-irrigated property, having historic water use should be important to many landowners, said Lucas Shaw, water rights analyst for the Salt River Project.

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