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The new principals at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde and Cottonwood campuses each have more than 20 years of experience in education.

By Bill Helm August 8, 2020
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Dee Jenkins, Charlie German both have 1,213 votes
Unofficial results show dead heat in Camp Verde mayor’s race

In the tug-o-war that has become Camp Verde’s mayoral race, Dee Jenkins and the town’s sitting mayor by had the exact same number of votes, according to Yavapai County’s unofficial results, as of Friday, Aug. 7.

By Bill Helm August 8, 2020
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AIA releases fall sports schedule
School districts to make final decision on when, whether to hold competition

As long as Arizona Interscholastic Association member schools are offering education, they can offer sports.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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Will state’s benchmarks affect Verde Valley schools?
How, when schools reopen is ‘local control decision,’ county superintendent says

The superintendent of Yavapai County schools said Friday that benchmarks released Aug. 6 by Arizona Department of Health Services are for guidance — not for policy.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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UPDATE: Dee Jenkins leads Charlie German by 3 votes in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.12-percent lead for incumbent

As of 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Dee Jenkins is ahead of Charlie German by three votes in the race to become Camp Verde's mayor.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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UPDATE: Charlie German ahead of Dee Jenkins by 7 votes in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.32-percent lead for incumbent

As of 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German has 7 more votes than challenger Dee Jenkins, according to unofficial Yavapai County election results.

By Bill Helm August 5, 2020
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Gregory is unofficial winner of District 2 supervisor seat
Prescott Valley police lieutenant finished 11 percentage points over closest competitor

With more than 700 more votes separating him from his closest competitor, James Gregory is the heir apparent to Tom Thurman as Yavapai County’s District 2 Supervisor.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020
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Dee Jenkins has narrow lead over Charlie German in Camp Verde mayoral race
Unofficial results show 0.82-percent lead for challenger

With 98% of precincts reporting, Dee Jenkins is 16 votes ahead in her quest to unseat German.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020
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School districts to rely on CARES Act to subsidize online learning
Edgenuity curriculum used by four of six Verde Valley school districts

Four of the Verde Valley’s school districts are counting on the CARES Act to help pay for online education costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020
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Camp Verde council considers construction tax rebate
Verde Commercial plans to develop 81 acres at SR 260 and I-17

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will consider a construction tax rebate for Verde Commercial as it plans to develop an 81-acre parcel at State Route 260 and Interstate 17, adjacent to Comfort Suites.

By Bill Helm August 4, 2020

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