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Parks and Rec explains vision for Camp Verde’s special events coverage

One-day Cornfest, hiring of recreation leader part of department’s plan

One of the town’s signature events, Cornfest will be back in 2019, Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall has said time and time again since he first proposed that his department take on the responsibility of manning the town’s big events.

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South Verde High School considers supplemental online instruction

Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board decided against using Arizona Online Instruction as a supplement to its South Verde High School programming

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CLIP: U.S. Senator Martha McSally talks key issues facing the Verde Valley

U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited the Verde Valley Friday as part of her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. The purpose of the tour is for her to get to know as many communities as possible and figure out ways they can be helped at the federal level.

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WATCH: Full interview with U.S. Senator Martha McSally

U.S. Senator Martha McSally made a stop in Cottonwood Friday during her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. She met with community leaders and stakeholders at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building to learn about major issues facing the Verde Valley. We got to catch up for a few minutes to talk about what she learned, as well as water policy, the Cottonwood Land Exchange and more.

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UPDATE: Waterline construction to cause closures along Mingus and Main delayed

Due to the recent rains earlier this week the Contractor has had to push back the start date for the waterline work at the intersection of Mingus Avenue and Main Street. The current start date has been pushed back two days and will not begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. As previously mentioned, the nature of the work is weather dependent and may be subject to delays. Please exercise caution and obey all traffic control signs while traveling in the area.

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Arizona’s GOP state senators block vote on ratifying ERA

PHOENIX -- A bid to force a vote on having Arizona ratify the Equal Rights Amendment faltered Wednesday when every Republican senator present refused to allow it.

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Jerome Council rescinds four-year staggered terms for town council

JEROME – Although narrowly approved by voters last August, Jerome Town Council decided Tuesday to rescind four-year terms staggered terms.

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New magistrate for the Cottonwood?

Cottonwood narrows magistrate candidates to five

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council may choose a new presiding magistrate.

Education, Rules, COW committees pass SB 1073

Wednesday, the State’s Committee of the Whole passed SB 1073, just 24 hours after the Senate Rules Committee passed the bill with Proper for Consideration status.

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Three steps to deflect criticism

Did you know? When people criticize you, you don’t have to absorb their criticism. If people speak to you and you hear criticism in what they say, your defenses rise. You can learn to deflect the criticism and decrease your defensive response.

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Storm damages 1,000 trees at VOC’s Oakcreek Country Club golf course

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- The Oakcreek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek has been closed since Feb. 22 while staff cleans up the damage to almost 1,000 trees at the Trent Jones-designed golf course known for its tree-lined fairways.

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South Verde to retain five-day week as school board approves new school calendar

CAMP VERDE – South Verde High School was not supposed to be the same as Camp Verde High School.

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Pile burning planned at Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot National Monument

The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris at Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Well.

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Novelist to read excerpts from new book at Jerona Cafe

Award-winning author Molly O’Connor will introduce her new novel, While She Was Gone, at Jerona Cafe, Thursday, March 28.

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J.A. Jance author talk, book signing at Camp Verde Library

Join us in the 1st Floor Terracotta Room at Camp Verde Community Library on Sunday April 7 at noon for an unforgettable glimpse into the writing life of J.A. Jance, New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author, with more than 20 million books in print.

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President Trump signs Gosar-sponsored land exchange package

In the exchange, the Coconino National Forest receives 369 acres of Yavapai County land while the county gets 83 acres of forest land in Cornville, according to Gosar’s office. The parcel is not contiguous or adjacent to any other forest or state land and is surrounded by either private or county land.

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Verde Village man arrested, jailed in attempted murder of two women

VERDE VILLAGE – A Verde Village man faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he was found punching a woman and dragging her around the front yard.

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When Opportunity Knocks: New Camp Verde zoning classification creates perfect opportunity for Verde Valley realtor

CAMP VERDE – A conversation last year with Camp Verde’s director of economic development inspired a local realtor to capitalize on the town’s Opportunity Zone status.

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Camp Verde OKs rodeo arena lease agreement, rejects $488K request

CAMP VERDE – On March 6, the Camp Verde Town Council unanimously voted to enter a 25-year agreement to lease 35.81 acres to the Camp Verde Arena Association for its plans of a rodeo facility.

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College hosts emerging winemakers symposium

CLARKDALE – Through March 31, Yavapai College will accept applicants to participate in the school’s first Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.

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Parks and Rec to ask Camp Verde council for recreation leader for signature events

CAMP VERDE – When the curtain lowers on this year’s Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival, Camp Verde Promotions will no longer be promoting Camp Verde’s signature events.

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Third-grader wins Yavapai County Spelling Bee

Homeschooled third- grader Aliyah Alpert emerged as champion on during the 73rd annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 9, in the historic auditorium at Prescott Mile High Mid School.

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NAH to create ‘one-stop shopping’ for local healthcare

The Medical Plaza on the corner of Mingus Avenue and SR89A is being reorganized to create a new “one-stop-shopping” experience for its patients.

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‘Don’t wait to buy real estate; buy real estate and wait’

John Smoley offers first-time home buyer’s class at Camp Verde Library

John Smoley, of NRL Mortgage, will present a no-cost first-time buyer class at the Camp Verde Community Library from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16 and again and on April 22 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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ADOT to resume SR 260 roadwork in mid-April

In November, Arizona Department of Transportation announced that it would complete its $62 million SR 260 road widening and improvement project in spring 2019 because of a colder, wetter October that had not been anticipated.