Jason W. Brooks is the associate editor for the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle.
Test-result turnaround times for COVID-19 have improved over the past few weeks, a Northern Arizona Healthcare official said Thursday. NAH’s chief quality officer, John Mougin, said turnaround from local laboratories has improved over the course of the month of March.
Due to a recent rash of criminal damage and/or vandalism at the skate park located within Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park, the city has closed the skate park until further notice.
A change in operations by the Arizona Department of Corrections could have a considerable impact on how county jails, including those in Yavapai County, conduct some business involving defendants and convicts in the weeks and months ahead.
In its Tuesday, March 31 afternoon update, Yavapai County Community Health Services reported there were 24 positive cases of a COVID-19 positive virus diagnosis in Yavapai County — 17 residents in the Quad-Cities area and seven in the Verde Valley area.
For all the efforts of various officials to warn Americans to stay home and not inundate the usual tourist spots amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the message doesn’t appear to have reached many recent visitors to the Verde Valley.
While Clarkdale’s Design Review Board doesn’t have any immediate plans to meet, when it finally does, one of the first items likely to be addressed will be a major project that would put a dent in the Verde Valley’s housing crisis.
Law enforcement agencies that operate in northeastern Yavapai County have seen dips in a few statistical areas — and increases in a few others — since COVID-19 protocol and closures went into full force.