The Camp Verde Town Council is holding a work session Wednesday, March 22, to discuss the town’s water system and review its needs with councilmembers and the community.
Meet Alyssa Miron, a 14-year-old eighth grader from California, who is now a multi-sport athlete and straight-A student at American Heritage Academy.
Many community members gathered Thursday at the Windmill Park Farmers Market while multiple local vendors set up their booths. It was in the aftermath of high water in Oak Creek, which flows next to the park, but they were ready for business.
Camp Verde High School’s former head coach Bob Weir has awarded Tristan Black the Clint Scott Memorial Wrestling Scholarship of $1,000 to assist with college fees and recognize Black’s hard work and dedication to the sport.
Rojelio Rubio is the first Yavapai-Apache Tribal member to hold the position of general manager of Cliff Castle Casino.
The Yavapai County Community Health Services is ready to serve their 2023 Golden Plate Awards to restaurants in the Verde Valley that have gone above and beyond when it comes to cleanliness in the workplace.
With the big premiere of his film “Accidental Truth: UFO Revelations” debuting at the Sedona International Film Festival March 15, Sedona-based writer and director Ron James says it was the perfect place to introduce the film.
Camp Verde Unified School District Governing Board is gathering Tuesday for their regular meeting to discuss, among other items, the possible approval of a 4% salary raise for teachers, ancillary staff, and administrators for the 2023-2024 school year.
Meet Mingus Union High School’s 16-year-old, right-handed shortstop and pitcher, junior Isaiah “Pops” Godina.
Camp Verde High School’s student-athlete population has now increased as the electronic sports team makes its way through the school.
The idea started as just a small walk-up fish and chips window, but not for long. A week after discussing this new small business idea, mother-and-daughter duo Bonnie Grant and Rosalie Davidson signed the papers to an entire full-scale restaurant in Cottonwood.
The Camp Verde High School baseball team is off to a bit of a rocky start with a 1-5 record on the 2023 season, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for the boys.
Camp Verde High School’s varsity softball team is off to a steady start this season, after a less successful 2022 season.
Meet 17-year-old track & field and football superstar, senior Brasen Durkalec of Mingus Union High School.
Since November 2022, Home for New Beginnings has taught more than 100 kids the knowledge of cooking at the Garden to Table Cooking Class, hosted by the Camp Verde Community Library.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum is inviting people from all over the Verde Valley to check out their events running through March for Archaeology Month.
After losing to the No. 1 seed in the second round of playoffs last year, the Mingus Marauders baseball team is hitting the cages and bullpen to get ready for an incredible 2023 season.
After nearly 50 years of serving the City of Cottonwood and the surrounding Verde Valley, Virgil and Jacque Coombs of Coombs Countertops Inc. are hanging up their tools.
Meet Treyton Battise, an 18-year-old multi-sport athlete at Camp Verde High School. Battise is a corner infielder and right-handed pitcher for the baseball team, as well as a power forward and center for the basketball team.
It all started after watching their neighbors harvest grapes on vines. Now, John and Linda Rachel are owners of their very own winery, Da Vines Vineyard Wines & Bistro.
Ryan Russell-Ortiz is a 13-year-old eighth grader and multi-sport athlete at American Heritage Academy.
A huge crash could be heard throughout the office of The Verde Independent on Main Street after a woman lost control and drove her vehicle into a power line pole Thursday afternoon.
The City of Cottonwood has a lot of reserve funding, but it still has debt and it also has needs. Those were among the takeaways from a first-time event last week.
Mingus Union High School and Camp Verde High School both had four athletes wrestle their way into the Arizona state championship brackets with their sectional performances during the weekend.
Meet Mike Upp, a successful artist in the Verde Valley, who never stops giving to the community.
As people packed into the room for the discussion of a drag show coming to Cottonwood, the mayor, councilmembers, and staff still had other items on the agenda.
The City of Cottonwood and the Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce are inviting the public to the State of the City Address and Chamber Mixer on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Meet 15-year-old freshman and Mingus Union High School multi-sport athlete Rimington Stokes.
The month of love is here as Verde Valley shops are getting ready for one of the busiest days of business.
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: Girl Scout cookie season. Girl Scouts across the country and in the Verde Valley have set up their booths and are open for business.
Nearly 150 people showed up to the Cottonwood City Council’s regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to discuss not only items on the agenda, but to also voice their opinion on the Miss Nature’s Arizona Pride Tour 2023 coming to the city on April 8.
After being closed since April 2022, Wholesome Café is back open and has been hitting the ground running since Martin Luther King Jr. Day of 2023.
Two-time Grammy winner and world-renowned guitarist Albert Lee is stopping in the Verde Valley this Saturday, Feb. 11, for a multi-genre concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts.
With only a handful of Jiu Jitsu studios in Yavapai County, Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio comes to Cottonwood, offering a variety of classes in their new 2,200 square-foot facility.
Meet Brielle Durnez, a home-schooled 17-year-old senior on the softball team at Camp Verde High School.
During spring break 2022, Verde Christian Academy Director of Learning Justin Hartman and his wife Candace went to Puerto Rico for a mission trip with Verde Community Church.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a special events use permit for The Collective Sedona at their Jan. 18 meeting.
Referred to as a “secret society” by some, and even a “cult” by others, nearly 5,500 freemasons live in Arizona with 55 of them being in Cottonwood.
Across the board, times are tough right now for many, including Cottonwood resident Melissa Lawson.
As the avian flu sweeps across the globe, prices of eggs have significantly increased in grocery stores, which are often sold out.
Serving a variety of eastern European, Mediterranean and central Asian cuisines, husband and wife owners Svetlana and Levi Pakanaev are excited about their new transition to Camp Verde.
Meet Kaleb Crozier, a 14-year-old freshman point guard and shooting guard at American Heritage Academy.
As part of the Arizona SciTech Festival held February-April throughout the state, the Verde Valley SciTech Festival will be hitting the streets of Sedona, Beaver Creek, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, and more Feb. 1-28.
Meet Kimzey Watkins, a Navy veteran, a former Arizona Public Service foreman, hunter, fisherman, jack-of-all-trades man, who just celebrated his 90th birthday.
Racers are starting their engines around Arizona as the Verde Valley Grand Prix is coming to Camp Verde Feb. 4-5.
Being only 14-years-old, Elizabeth Andre is starting her pageant journey off strong after being titled Miss Camp Verde Teen USA.
Meet Tristan Black, a 17-year-old senior at Camp Verde High School. Tristan is a star on the wrestling team in the 215 weight class.
A.T.O.R.T. Theatre’s curtain is about to lift as Mingus Union High School’s cast and crew present “Broadway Through the Decades!,” an all-singing and dancing musical that highlights songs from every decade.
As the spring semester rolls in, high school students are getting ready for a night full of dancing and partying in their dresses and tuxedos.
With a strong LGBTQ+ community in more urban areas across the state, Local First Arizona offers a free online workshop for the more rural communities, offering discussions on how businesses can make their workplaces feel more inclusive, while expanding customer reach.