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Jason W. Brooks
Associate Editor

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jbrooks@verdenews.com

Jason W. Brooks is the associate editor for the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle.

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Sour Fire remains at 1,200 acres, 20% containment
Rain in forecast expected to help with blaze, south of Cherry

The fire is burning brush and grass and is also only about four miles west of I-17. It remained at 20% containment, with rain in the forecast and firefighters hoping to make further progress Tuesday.

By Jason W. Brooks January 19, 2021
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NAH hoping to start Phase 1B vaccinations in early February
Target date for Verde Valley vaccines is week of Feb. 8

Some of the media briefings held by Northern Arizona Healthcare leaders within the past year have been filled with heavy news and seemed to have officials looking for reasons to be optimistic.

By Jason W. Brooks January 19, 2021
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Cottonwood to resume water shutoffs March 1
Government assistance programs available

The city will end its moratorium on both water shutoff and accrual of late fees for individual utility customers. A temporary COVID-19 economic policy, begun in March of last year, put a hold on both utility department actions.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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Agave Highlands Golf Course and the Verde Santa Fe Wastewater Co. were each recently issued a notice of violation by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for stagnant water and a strong septic odor in a pair of ponds.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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Sour Fire has charred 1,200 acres
Containment 20% as of early Monday

As of early Monday, Jan. 18, the Sour Fire has charred 1,200 acres in an area north of State Route 169 and just east of Cherry Creek Road, according to Prescott National Forest.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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After reviewing an offer to purchase an office complex to serve as its new city hall, the Cottonwood City Council has asked staff to get more information.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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Minor injuries in Cornville Road rollover
Cause still under investigation

A Rimrock resident suffered only minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover Friday, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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The Beaver Creek Food bank is seeking funds as part of the application. It has requested $283,000 to purchase a storage warehouse.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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The final step toward making Spring Creek Ranch part of the City of Cottonwood could be taken Tuesday.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021
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Adding curbside pickup last years was one of the many changes the staff of Olsen’s Grain had to make over the past two decades.

By Jason W. Brooks January 18, 2021

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