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A 16-year-old Yavapai-Apache boy and a 23-year-old Sedona man accused in a shooting incident Tuesday evening at the Camp Verde Maverik convenience store have been arrested, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office said Thursday.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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Camp Verde cancels two volleyball games for COVID-19
Athletic director says season not yet canceled

Camp Verde’s Oct. 27 and Oct. 29 volleyball games, and all practices for the week have been canceled because a member of the team has tested positive for COVID-19, Athletic Director Dan Wall confirmed Tuesday.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office needs your help finding who used a 22-caliber weapon to shoot a vehicle stranded on Bull Pen Road in Camp Verde on Monday, Oct. 19.

By Bill Helm October 29, 2020
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NAH plans no staff reductions at Sedona Emergency Department
Sedona Emergency Department to stay open at least five more years

Northern Arizona Healthcare has pledged to keep its Sedona Emergency Department open for at least five more years.

By Bill Helm October 27, 2020
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A $4.3 million total budget should yield a pretty fine car wash.

By Bill Helm October 27, 2020
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Camp Verde boys soccer to face Northland Prep on Friday
Cowboys lose 2-0 at home to Blue Ridge, record now 5-3-1

Friday, Camp Verde boys soccer travels to Flagstaff to face the 2-5 Northland Prep Academy Spartans. That game starts at 4 p.m.

By Bill Helm October 27, 2020
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Each of the Verde Valley’s six school districts have reported at least one COVID-19 positive case since opening school to face-to-face instruction.

By Bill Helm October 27, 2020
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Camp Verde to face 3-0 Scottsdale Prep
Dulaney scored lone touchdown in Cowboys’ loss at Scottsdale Christian

With about five minutes to go in the first quarter, junior quarterback Garrett Dulaney scored a touchdown for Camp Verde against Scottsdale Christian Academy.

By Bill Helm October 26, 2020
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As of Monday, Mingus Union High School District has no reported COVID-19 positive cases since opening school to face-to-face instruction.

By Bill Helm October 26, 2020
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Camp Verde girls shut out Holbrook
Lady Cowboys finish regular season against Payson on Monday

Monday, the Camp Verde girls soccer team travels to Payson for the team’s final regular season game of the fall soccer season. Camp Verde is set to face the 3-8 Longhorns at 4 p.m.

By Bill Helm October 23, 2020
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A Veregy company, Mid State Energy donated $5,000 to the anti-consolidation committee known as Save Our Independent School Districts. That’s about 58% of the $8,630 monetary and in-kind contributions the committee has reportedly received since it was founded in August to fight the proposed consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts.

By Bill Helm October 22, 2020
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Saturday, Camp Verde boys soccer hosts Blue Ridge at 1 p.m. at Sam Hammerstrom Field.

By Bill Helm October 22, 2020
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At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Camp Verde girls soccer team hosts Holbrook at Sam Hammerstrom Field.

By Bill Helm October 22, 2020
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Pat Schweiss, SIFF executive director, said Wednesday that the film festival is partnering with Old Town Center for the Arts (OTCA) to show independent films once or twice each month beginning in November.

By Bill Helm October 21, 2020
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COTTONWOOD — Two COVID-19 vaccine candidates are headed for approval, Northern Arizona Healthcare leadership said Wednesday in a Zoom media briefing.

By Bill Helm October 21, 2020
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Northern Arizona Healthcare plans no staff reductions at Sedona Emergency Department
Sedona Emergency Department to stay open at least five more years

Northern Arizona Healthcare has pledged to keep its Sedona Emergency Department open for at least five more years.

By Bill Helm October 21, 2020
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Nov. 3, Camp Verde voters will have the chance to decide if the town should have permanent base adjustment, as is the case already in Cottonwood and Clarkdale.

By Bill Helm October 21, 2020
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Defendants in the Bruce George defamation lawsuit filed what boils down to a three-word response: He did it.

By Bill Helm October 20, 2020
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Now 3-6 overall, the Camp Verde girls soccer team hosts Holbrook at 6 p.m. Thursday at Sam Hammerstrom Field.

By Bill Helm October 20, 2020
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Camp Verde varsity football team travels to 3-0 Scottsdale Christian
Cowboys coming off 52-36 win two weeks ago against Holbrook

Friday, Camp Verde varsity football team travels to 3-0 Scottsdale Christian.

By Bill Helm October 20, 2020
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At 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Camp Verde boys soccer team will face the 0-6 Spartans of Ash Fork.

By Bill Helm October 19, 2020
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The Verde Independent wants to share with readers the stories of local residents’ service in the U.S. military in a special section that will be published in November in observance of Veterans Day.

By Bill Helm October 19, 2020
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All Bruce George wanted was an apology – and for the Camp Verde Town Council to censure council members Bill LeBeau and Joe Butner for their actions leading up to and including the council’s Jan. 8 meeting.

By Bill Helm October 16, 2020
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The public, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter explained this week in an email, deserves the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

By Bill Helm October 16, 2020
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The Town of Camp Verde has three openings on its Planning and Zoning Commission, and one opening on its Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

By Bill Helm October 16, 2020
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Thursday, Camp Verde defeated the Chino Valley Cougars 3-1 at home for the Lady Cowboys first win of the season.

By Bill Helm October 16, 2020
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Camp Verde girls soccer faces Round Valley on Thursday
Cowboys lose 10-0 at home against Northland Prep, now 3-5 on season

Tuesday, camp Verde girls soccer lost 10-0 at home against Northland Prep.

By Bill Helm October 14, 2020
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Camp Verde volleyball to host Chino Valley on Thursday
Lady Cowboys 0-7 on the season after losing Tuesday in three sets to Valley Christian

With its three-sets-to-zero loss Tuesday at home against Valley Christian, Camp Verde’s varsity volleyball team has started the season with seven straight losses.

By Bill Helm October 14, 2020
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A four-year board member decided to not seek re-election. Another board member, recently appointed, moved out of state a month after the August primary election.

By Bill Helm October 13, 2020
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The Camp Verde Arena Association spent much of the past year building its equestrian center, located east of the Verde Ranger Station off State Route 260.

By Bill Helm October 13, 2020
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Camp Verde boys soccer loses 5-4 in overtime to Payson
Cowboys face 4-1 Willcox at noon Saturday; record stands at 3-2-1

Camp Verde boys soccer lost 5-4 in overtime at Payson on Saturday, Oct. 10. Camp Verde’s next game is at noon Saturday, Oct. 17 against Willcox at Sam Hammerstrom Field.

By Bill Helm October 12, 2020
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Camp Verde's 63rd annual Fort Verde Days took place Oct. 9-11 with plenty of entertainment for folks to celebrate the town's history.

By Bill Helm October 12, 2020
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Camp Verde Arena Association’s inaugural Fort Verde Days Rodeo kicked off Friday at the new equestrian center, off State Route 260 east of the town’s sports complex.

By Bill Helm October 10, 2020
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Garrett Dulaney said Friday he was not happy with Camp Verde’s 47-16 loss a week ago at Arizona Lutheran Academy.

By Bill Helm October 10, 2020
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Expanded role for Yancey DeVore
Mingus Union athletic director named district’s Title IX coordinator

Thursday, the district’s governing board voted to have DeVore take over Title IX duties district wide.

By Bill Helm October 9, 2020
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Thursday, Camp Verde girls soccer beat Sedona-Red Rock 6-0.

By Bill Helm October 9, 2020
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Camp Verde volleyball hosts Valley Christian, Chino Valley
Lady Cowboys 0-6 on the season after losing Thursday in three sets to Northwest Christian

Camp Verde volleyball has home matches Tuesday and Thursday. Varsity starts at 6 p.m. both nights.

By Bill Helm October 9, 2020
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Tuesday at Sedona-Red Rock, Camp Verde and the Scorpions played to a 1-1 tie.

By Bill Helm October 9, 2020
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The 63rd annual Fort Verde Days kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. with the Midwest Carnival. The carnival will be open until 11 p.m. Friday, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday.

By Bill Helm October 8, 2020
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An added responsibility for MUHS athletic director
Yancey DeVore expected to also be named as Title IX coordinator

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board will consider expanding Yancey DeVore’s responsibilities to include the role of Title IX coordinator for the district, as part of its meeting agenda.

By Bill Helm October 8, 2020
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Should the public vote to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts, a 15% reduction of administrative cost could go toward equalizing teacher salaries.

By Bill Helm October 6, 2020
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One of Camp Verde Arena Association’s newest members has plans to hold go kart racing events on the site of the new equestrian center.

By Bill Helm October 6, 2020
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Camp Verde hosts Holbrook on Friday
Senior Peyton Kelley likes both offense, defense as he prepares for his team’s home opener

It was back in the fourth grade when Peyton Kelley first decided to play football.

By Bill Helm October 6, 2020
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A monthly event, Artist on Deck brings various Camp Verde artists to one location to create art and engage with the general public.

By Bill Helm October 6, 2020
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Friday afternoon, a 61-year-old woman was cited and released for the Sept. 30 theft of campaign signs in Cottonwood.

By Bill Helm October 5, 2020
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Wednesday, Yavapai County Community Health Services nurses were administering influenza shots at the Village of Oak Creek Association.

By Bill Helm October 2, 2020
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At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board will meet face-to-face in the gymnasium at Mountain View Preparatory, 2939 E. Del Rio Drive, Cottonwood.

By Bill Helm October 2, 2020
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Consolidation information not easy to understand, County School Superintendent says
17 ways for Clarkdale-Jerome to educate its high school students

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter said this week that much of the information in the consolidation pamphlet is not easy to understand for someone who doesn’t have a background in K-12 education.

By Bill Helm October 2, 2020
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Camp Verde volleyball faces Payson, Northwest Christian
Lady Cowboys 0-4 on the season after losing Thursday in three sets to Arizona College Prep

With their three-sets-to-zero loss Oct. 1 at Arizona College Preparatory, Camp Verde’s varsity volleyball team has started the season with four straight losses.

By Bill Helm October 2, 2020
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Camp Verde girls soccer win two in a row
Lady Cowboys beat Sedona-Red Rock 7-2 on road, Payson 5-0 at home

After starting the season 0-3, the Camp Verde girls soccer team beat Sedona-Red Rock 5-0 on the road on Sept. 29, then beat Payson 7-2 at home on Oct. 1.

By Bill Helm October 2, 2020

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