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Serial bank robber arrested by YCSO deputy during 'routine' traffic stop

Criss-Cross Bandit suspects indicted by FBI

A suspect connected to a string of bank robberies throughout the Phoenix-metro area in the last two years was arrested by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputy in late August, according to a YCSO news release.

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75 spaces available for Fort Verde Days’ car show

Car show raises money to help fight blindness

Fort Verde Days wouldn’t be the same without the annual Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show.

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Tip-a-Cop to help support Arizona Special Olympics

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office believes in special tips for Arizona’s Special Olympians.

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Camp Verde council to recognize recently-elected officials

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will unofficially say hello to Joe Butner and Bill LeBeau as new members of the council.

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Cottonwood Police searching for missing man with Alzheimer's

A 76-year-old Cottonwood man wandered away from his residence at 3400 E. Godard Road this morning, according to a Cottonwood Police news release.

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Old Guys create monument for Camp Verde library’s donor bricks

The Camp Verde Community Library is in the brick-selling business.

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Locals plan to protest circus at Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Jordan World Circus will be making a stop in Cottonwood Monday at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds for a show that “will thrill fans of all ages,” according to their ticket page.

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Steady funding for education or funding for now?

InvestinEd movement still a must in order to infuse schools with needed dollars for the future

The elementary-grade wisdom of the storybook, “The Little Engine that Could,” is one area educators suggest needs to prevail when it comes to revamping the InvestinEd movement — optimism driving the pro-education train over a mountain of naysayers to find a permanent source of funding public schools.

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Camp Verde Quilters sponsor biennial Quilt Show and Fabric Craft Boutique as part of Fort Verde Days

If it didn’t take two years to plan their biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, the Camp Verde Quilter’s Group just might do it more often.

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Beaver Creek cross country, volleyball teams undefeated

District giving out more free breakfasts, lunches this year, superintendent says

Good things are happening at Beaver Creek School District, said Superintendent Karin Ward.

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Riggs, Hoffman advance in race for superintendent of public instruction

The Republican Party finally has its nominee for superintendent of public instruction.

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VACTE recognizes September students of the month

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education Superintendent Bob Weir presented the program’s September 2018 Student of the Month awards to Mingus Union High School automotive student Jacob Amis, Sedona-Red Rock High School sports medicine student Mary Westervelt, Valley Academy construction student Luis Rivera and Camp Verde High School graphic and web design student Angel Brady, from left. Photo courtesy VACTE

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Camp Verde announces National Night Out Oct. 2

This year, Camp Verde’s National Night Out celebration will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 on Main Street between 1st Street & Head, as well as parking lot between Town Hall and the Historical Society museum.

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Sisterhood Connection, Diane Joens announce 2018 Women of the Year Awards

The Sisterhood Connection is planning a luncheon on Sept. 22 to recognize and honor 14 accomplished women in the Verde Valley and Sedona who have made significant contributions as leaders, mentors and advocates.

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State Route 260 project in the homestretch for completion this fall

All roundabouts are open; final paving, striping, signing on tap

Work on the $62 million, 9-mile State Route 260 widening project that will enhance travel and mobility between Camp Verde and Cottonwood is in the final stages leading up to completion this fall.

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Ben Kramer to step down from council, vies for Clarkdale town manager position

Ben Kramer announced that he will not take the oath of office for Clarkdale Town Council Thursday as he vies for the town manager position instead.

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Every vote counts: Alex Barber wins Jerome primary by 1 vote

Jerome Town Council incumbent Alex Barber is the top vote-getter in the Jerome primary for town council with 122 votes, just one vote ahead of incumbent Hunter Bachrach.

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Charlie German, Jackie Baker to run off in November general election

Butner, LeBeau, Whatley top vote getters in Camp Verde council primary

Joe Butner, Bill LeBeau and Robin Whatley are in as members of the Camp Verde Town Council, according to the Yavapai County Elections Office’s official final results which updated as of as of 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Martin names 2 finalists to become next CV marshal

Friday meet and greet at Thanks a Latte

It’s down to two, as Russ Martin has narrowed his list of 15 candidates to become the next marshal of Camp Verde.

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World-renowned pianist to play England Center

Mesa resident Sam Rotman to perform in Camp Verde Sept. 16

He plays classical music, and he has devoted his life to both study and performance of Beethoven.

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Camp Verde educator seeks animal bones, artifacts to teach science

When Alexa Stephens looks for learning tools for her eighth-grade science class, she’s not fooling.

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Allen, Hulse, Mathews top vote-getters in Cottonwood City Council primary

Although “official” results are still pending, Kyla Allen, Doug Hulse and Michael Mathews are the top vote-getters in the Cottonwood City Council Primary, according to the Yavapai County Election Summary Report.

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Community pulls together for family of woman killed in crash

Money raised will pay for toddler’s medical expenses

Now, friends, businesses and members of the community are rallying to raise money for medical and burial expenses as Faith Kalis’ family recovers from their loss.

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Council could approve use of rodeo arena by casino, arena association

Fort Verde Days to bring bull bash back to Stargazer Pavilion, Oct. 12-13

For the first time since 2013, Fort Verde Days will include rodeo-related activities.

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Camp Verde mayoral, council candidates meet voting threshold

Each of Camp Verde’s five council candidates met the minimum threshold of votes, according to Camp Verde Deputy Clerk Virginia Jones.