When told Friday that Flagstaff has become the training site of choice for long-distance runners from all over the world, Young just laughed. “We knew that 50 years ago.”
Do voter voices matter? Both Yavapai County and Town of Clarkdale voters have said no to taxes they're getting stuck with anyway.
They don’t mention this at the annual law enforcement career day. Dead guys in cars.
The community needs to step up, or else our recycling will become a bigger trash problem.
In two separate actions Wednesday night, Camp Verde took a big step toward solving one of the long-standing shortcomings in the Verde Valley.
Mingus Union High School took some unconventional steps -- by Mingus standards -- in hiring Mike Westcott as its new superintendent.
One of the biggest problems that comes with planning for a community’s future transportation needs is that plans typically outlive planners.
Legal debates can best be summarized by the philosophical clash between “a deal is a deal” and “let’s make a deal.”
Step 1 was implementing a two-year ban on camping along the State Route 260 corridor between Cottonwood and Camp Verde.
Key to personal integrity is doing what you say you are going to do.
A familiar refrain in any government decision-making process is the admonition to “let us vote on it.”
Knock on wood, but in the event you are pulled over by a Cottonwood police officer, there is a good chance it is for that infraction we’re all guilty of at one time or another: speeding. In all, Cottonwood officers cited people for speeding 586 times in 2018.
Controlled burns are viewed as part of the overall Forest Service management plan to spare us from raging wildfires that consume hundreds of thousands acres of forest land and leave the rest of the state buried in smoke so thick that visibility is all but lost within 100 yards.
Friday morning, Police Chief Allen Muma said a bear was spotted near the Grand Hotel rummaging through a dumpster on Giroux Street. “They described it as small, probably the same bear that was spotted on School Street earlier in the week … I found tracks near the dumpster so I’m sure the reporting person saw a bear.”
It’s not over ‘til it’s over, but at first glance it looks as if some of the primary concerns about the Verde Connect project have been resolved.
In a few weeks, we’ll be saying goodbye to Gayle as Clarkdale’s town manager. There will be no shortage of accolades to describe her two decades plus of service to the town and the Verde Valley.
Never accuse the elected officials in the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate of not being smart.
GULF SHORES ALABAMA – Jordan Bramblett could not have written a better script to call it a day for the final race of his college career.
The oft-repeated complaints about noise at the Cottonwood Airport are not unique to Cottonwood.
In Copenhagen, Denmark, a city of about 600,000 people, bicycles outnumber cars by about 5-to-1. That’s made possible by an infrastructure that actually encourages people to ride bikes instead of drive cars.
The next time you grab your cell phone and go to your favorite app store, you can easily begin a new career as a criminal.
From 100 to 1600 meters, Babcock finished her 2019 season as one of the most diverse runners in Mingus history, and certainly enters the discussion as one of the best ever at MUHS.
There has been a pattern of consistency that inspired confidence during Genie Gee’s run as acting superintendent at Mingus Union High School.
It’s doubtful there will be an Upper Verde school district consolidation election this year, but that sure hasn’t stopped people both pro and con from making claims about the impacts of such a merger.
The most heart-wrenching thing you’ll ever see is a kid getting called for a false start at a state track and field championship.
We’ve come upon the one-year anniversary of the Sedona-Oak Creek School Board’s decision to close Big Park Elementary School. The resulting wounds to the Village of Oak Creek are slow to heal.
A year ago, school district consolidation blew through the Upper Verde Valley like a Category 5 hurricane.
With this week’s announcement that Texan Tracie Hlavinka will succeed Gayle Mabery as Clarkdale’s town manager, there comes a real seniority shift of institutional knowledge about the intergovernmental workings of the various communities in the Verde Valley.
Wednesday, Mingus Union Head Track and Field Coach Molly Westcott announced that she had made her athlete declarations for the May 3-4 state championship meet.
So dominant this season, Mingus senior thrower Kendrew Streck can have an off day and still be expected to win.
“Loneliness is the penalty of leadership.”
First-term Cottonwood City Councilman Michael Mathews is finally seeing the light when it comes to his use of private email to conduct public business.
For the second time in five days, first-term Cottonwood City Councilman Michael Mathews has come to his own defense over the use of private email to communicate city business.
The right thing for Mathews to do now is provide the city with all city-related emails he has sent from his private account so the city can fulfil its obligation to maintain and store the public records he created.
If Michael Mathews correctly has his finger on the pulse of the Cottonwood City Council, the folks complaining about noise at the Municipal Airport have no business trying to fight City Hall.
Just when you think you’ve seen the last possible way the school district consolidation ball could bounce, it takes off in a completely new direction.
The Cottonwood Community School, 500 Mingus Avenue, is currently under lockdown following a report of a gun on campus, according to Cottonwood police.
Now, Republican precinct committeemen in Yavapai County will nominate three people to replace Stringer. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will select from those nominees the person to replace Stringer in the Arizona House of Representatives.
City council chambers and the best bar in town used to be the primary arenas for public discourse on community issues.
The mix of residential neighborhoods with an airport is hardly a new discussion in Cottonwood.
The Mingus Union School Board should ask the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for another review and full finding of fact over the Sept. 5, 2017, Open Meeting Law infraction for which the AG previously determined Mingus was at fault.
Two weeks into the 2019 Arizona high school track and field season and two familiar names sit atop the Division 3 state rankings for Mingus Union High School.
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.
As for the City of Cottonwood not condoning violence in its city parks, the city needs to take it one step further. Refuse to tolerate it.
After Week 1 of the 2019 track and field season, Mingus Union High School senior Kendrew Streck is the biggest big shot in Arizona.
So much of the 2018 administrative and governance decision-making processes at Mingus Union High School were of the deer-in-the-headlights variety.
Nothing short of Mingus Mountain has ever created a divide between the Verde Valley and the Prescott communities quite like the great water war of the 1990s.
According to the undeniable runners’ go-to website when planning weekend race events, runningintheusa.com reports there are at least 644 running events on the calendar for 2019.