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Jennifer Volpe

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COTTONWOOD – Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria is looking to extend the existing railing and adding a new shade structure for the patio.

By Jennifer Volpe November 18, 2017
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Cottonwood City Council went into executive session Tuesday night to discuss the prospect of purchasing a new city hall building.

By Jennifer Volpe November 18, 2017
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An entertainment district must be at least 1/8 mile wide (660 feet) and no more than 1 mile square mile in area. It must have a collection of entertainment/tourism uses, such as restaurants, bars, galleries, and museums. Only one such area is allowed for a city the size of Cottonwood.

By Jennifer Volpe November 14, 2017
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COTTONWOOD – “What this house means to me and Jamie - a second chance. For Jamie and I to have a safe home to live in and come to every night. Where some individuals don’t have that,” expressed Rachel Hernandez during an emotional speech Monday morning.

By Jennifer Volpe November 14, 2017
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Use Tax is a tax on tangible personal property which is purchased or leased for storage or use in the city on which tax was not paid at the time of purchase or rental.

By Jennifer Volpe November 11, 2017
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Cottonwood Police Officer Matthew Watson just returned home from his fourth deployment.

By Jennifer Volpe November 9, 2017
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A man died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a diesel tanker truck exiting Interstate 17 in Camp Verde.

By Jennifer Volpe, Vyto Starinskas November 8, 2017
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The 33rd annual Verde Valley Toy Run, sponsored by the Moose Lodge, is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Jennifer Volpe November 7, 2017
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COTTONWOOD – Here’s what you can look forward to at this year’s ‘Walkin’ on Main’ event in Old Town Cottonwood on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Jennifer Volpe November 7, 2017
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Cottonwood enhances domestic violence response
Police department implements assessment to determine risk level

COTTONWOOD – October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Though the month has come and gone, Cottonwood’s risk assessment program is in full force.

By Jennifer Volpe November 4, 2017
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The Verde Valley Toy Run, sponsored by the Moose Lodge, is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Jennifer Volpe November 4, 2017
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8 must-see stops on the historic home tour
Historian Glenda Farley provides intriguing information

Every historic home and building in the Verde Valley has a story.

By Jennifer Volpe November 2, 2017
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One Love Pet Spa, LLC, offers grooming for dogs of all sizes and breeds.

By Jennifer Volpe October 31, 2017
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‘Walkin’ on Main’ returns to Old Town Nov. 11
Event features wine tasting, car show, art exhibits, live music

‘Walkin’ on Main’ returns to Old Town Nov. 11

By Jennifer Volpe October 31, 2017
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10 patients assessed after I-17 wrecks
Second accident near Sedona exit involved '7-8 vehicles'

Two different collisions on I-17 near the SR 179 Sedona exit resulted in numerous injuries and brought traffic to a standstill Monday afternoon.

By Jennifer Volpe October 30, 2017
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Two different collisions on I-17 near the SR 179 Sedona exit have traffic at a standstill.

By Jennifer Volpe October 30, 2017
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding area residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.

By Jennifer Volpe October 28, 2017
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One male and one female were transported after a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Mingus Avenue near 12th Street in Cottonwood around 1:20 p.m. Friday.

By Jennifer Volpe October 27, 2017
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Driving through Mingus Avenue hasn’t been a joy for anyone.

By Jennifer Volpe October 26, 2017
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Tractor-trailer lodged on Mingus Mountain halts traffic for 3 hours
Driver cited for failure to obey traffic control device

A 53-foot Family Dollar tractor-trailer, failing to negotiate a hairpin turn on Mingus Mountain about 13 miles south of Jerome, became disabled and halted traffic for three hours Wednesday morning.

By Jennifer Volpe October 25, 2017
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Long-time Cottonwood dentist retires
Dr. Guth says goodbye to practice he started in 1981

“This is the letter you all have known I would someday write. Here it is, I am retiring from dentistry,” said the goodbye letter from William F. Guth, D.D.S.

By Jennifer Volpe October 12, 2017

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood could see a new 192-unit apartment complex in early 2019.

By Jennifer Volpe October 10, 2017
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NEW BUSINESS: Handmade jewelry store open in Old Town
Lazuli LLC features unique, exotic gifts

COTTONWOOD – Lazuli LLC, owned by Marianne B. Miles, is open for business. Shoppers can look forward to unique handmade jewelry, art, and accessories at the Old Town Cottonwood store.

By Jennifer Volpe October 10, 2017
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Cheers to Verde Valley wine industry
Survey shows dramatic growth of Arizona’s vineyard, winery tourism

VERDE VALLEY – The 2017 Arizona Wine Tourism Industry study is published, and the Verde Valley continues to be recognized as a prominent wine growing region.

By Jennifer Volpe October 3, 2017
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Citizens throughout the City of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event Oct. 3.

By Jennifer Volpe September 30, 2017
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“It came to fruition. We outgrew Old Town,” said Mitch Levy.

By Jennifer Volpe September 19, 2017
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Cottonwood Council discusses Use Tax
Tax would focus on costly items purchased elsewhere

Will the City of Cottonwood implement a Use Tax?

By Jennifer Volpe September 16, 2017
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COTTONWOOD –“We have tried really hard to not be up here standing in front of you,” said Yavapai Broadcasting financial manager Jackie Bessler at Tuesday’s City Council worksession.

By Jennifer Volpe September 14, 2017
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Revved for Thunder Valley Rally
Weekend packed with motorcycles, music, food, pinups

Thunder Valley Rally kicks off Friday in Old Town Cottonwood.

By Jennifer Volpe September 14, 2017
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The Sept. 15-16 Thunder Valley Rally will be divided between Old Town Cottonwood and Riverfront Park, with nighttime concerts designated for the latter.

By Jennifer Volpe September 11, 2017
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Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council gave staff direction, naming the intersection as the No. 1 transportation priority in the Verde Valley.

By Jennifer Volpe September 9, 2017
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“Ask any firefighter what the number 343 means to them and the conversation will immediately turn to September 11, 2001,” said Fire Chief Kris Kazian in a news release.

By Jennifer Volpe September 9, 2017
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Two Cottonwood police officer positions were restored during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

By Jennifer Volpe September 7, 2017
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Timothy Pebler was appointed and Bill Tinnin was reappointed as members to the Airport Commission. The terms of two current Airport Commission Members, Ron Krumm and Bill Tinnin, expired July 1.

By Jennifer Volpe September 7, 2017
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Sedona Fire, along with other emergency personnel, responded to a fatal fall at Midgley Bridge around 2 p.m. Saturday.

By Jennifer Volpe, Vyto Starinskas September 2, 2017
Clarkdale, Cottonwood representatives provide takeaways from state conference
Water, infrastructure, budgets, workforce, local government control hot topics

Representatives from Cottonwood and Clarkdale attended the annual League of Arizona Cities and Towns conference last week in Oro Valley.

By Jennifer Volpe September 2, 2017
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The lush-yet-rugged beauty of the Verde Valley landscape is home to all sorts of wildlife.

By Jennifer Volpe August 31, 2017
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Fierce winds turn Clarkdale into Darkdale
48 residents without power after power line damage

Many Clarkdale residents were in the dark Sunday evening when forceful winds damaged powerlines in the area.

By Jennifer Volpe August 28, 2017
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COTTONWOOD – Monday, the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission approved the conditional use permit and design review requested by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church to allow the construction of a new senior housing complex, a rectory for priests, a new social hall, and new parish offices.

By Jennifer Volpe August 26, 2017
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Thunder Valley Rally is less than one month away, and the TVR committee is busy putting the final touches on the annual motorcycle rally.

By Jennifer Volpe August 22, 2017
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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church plans to build senior housing facility
Permit, design review requests go before P&Z Commission Monday

Monday, the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the conditional use permit and design review requested by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church to allow the construction of a new senior housing complex, a rectory for priests, a new social hall, and new parish offices.

By Jennifer Volpe August 19, 2017
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COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council members approved the rezoning of two parcels of land at 920 N. Main St. and 925 Cactus St. for the LeMain development from Light Commercial to Planned Area Development.

By Jennifer Volpe August 17, 2017
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COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council moved to wave the 5-percent cap on administrative approval of change orders during the construction of the Mingus Avenue waterline project.

By Jennifer Volpe August 17, 2017
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5 haunted dwellings of the Verde Valley
From Camp Verde to Sedona, much goes bump in the night

The somewhat sordid history of the Verde Valley isn’t exactly a secret.

By Jennifer Volpe August 15, 2017
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New businesses have opened in Cottonwood recently, and more will be opening their doors in the near future.

By Jennifer Volpe August 10, 2017
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In the months of June and July, Cottonwood received a total of 1.83 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

By Jennifer Volpe August 8, 2017
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Krys Vogler, from Toys for Tots, presented plaques of appreciation to members of the fire department and parks and recreation department for their participation in the 2016 event.

By Jennifer Volpe August 8, 2017
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Mingus ready for school year
Current student enrollment at 1,265

It’s back-to-school time for Mingus Union High School.

By Jennifer Volpe August 1, 2017

National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

By Jennifer Volpe July 29, 2017