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Jason W. Brooks
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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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Jerome woman missing; last seen Sunday
Police welfare check shows she left suddenly

A woman reported missing Monday, June 14, was still nowhere to be found late Wednesday.

By Jason W. Brooks June 16, 2021
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A Rimrock man accused of trying to light a home on fire with his family inside is due back in court next week for a settlement conference and possible change of plea.

By Jason W. Brooks June 16, 2021
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Sunday, June 13, a man died near the north end of Sugarloaf Mountain, according to Sgt. Michael Dominguez of the Sedona Police Department. He said death occurred about 48 hours after a man who was hiking in the Chapel Trail area became unconscious and did not survive late in the morning on Friday, June 11.

By Jason W. Brooks June 16, 2021
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“That’s what we’re all trying to figure out: how to get everyone back to work,” Oliva del Rio said. “And I don’t have the magic bullet for it.”

By Jason W. Brooks June 15, 2021
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The closest blaze to the Verde Valley is the Slate Fire, located 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff along both the east and west sides of U.S. Highway 180 in the Coconino National Forest. As of Monday, that blaze was at 11,000 acres and was 16% contained.

By Jason W. Brooks June 15, 2021
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The cause of a fire that charred more than 1,200 acres in Cornville is still under investigation — but no structures have been damaged.

By Jason W. Brooks June 15, 2021
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Wine for every palate — and the food and live entertainment to go with it— are all part of the Verde Valley Wine Trail.

By Jason W. Brooks June 15, 2021
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Monday morning, according to an Inciweb.org report from the Arizona State Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the Cornville Fire is at 1,200 acres, with no mention of containment.

By Jason W. Brooks June 14, 2021
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Cottonwood Council hears about housing, city’s role
City has vast majority of Verde Valley apartments

“We are growing much faster in the age 66 to 74 age group, and losing population in just about every other age category,” Chicoine pointed out. “The Pollack and Co. presenter at a recent meeting (Rick Merritt) said we are losing the heart of our community. I believe that’s true. And if we do nothing, it’s going to get monumentally worse.”

By Jason W. Brooks June 14, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports that two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy face the felony charge of aggravated criminal danmage in a week-old case of vandalism at Dr. Daniel Bright School.

By Jason W. Brooks June 14, 2021

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