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Raquel Hendrickson

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As word spread through Cottonwood that a “drag” show was coming to town this spring, some resistant residents began organizing against it.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 5, 2023
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Today is the first day of Black History Month. Before anyone comes back with the knee-jerk reply, “What abut White History Month?,” let’s be honest. “White” is the default viewpoint when it comes to the American past.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 1, 2023
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So many questions were attached to Mingus Union’s cross country debacle, and the most pressing is, “Has anybody learned a thing?”

By Raquel Hendrickson January 29, 2023
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Midway through the fiscal year, most Verde Valley communities are ahead of last year’s pace in sales.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 22, 2023
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Nearly three years after Cottonwood Police said he tried to murder one of their own, Jeffrey John Thomas was sentenced to 20.5 years in a state prison.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 19, 2023
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Every January, we spend a lot of time rehashing events, accomplishments and failures of the previous year. We prognosticate what will be coming at us in the new year, predicting bear or bull markets (looking very grizzly at the moment), what the ramifications of the past election will be, who will win the sports trophies and what The Old Farmer’s Almanac (still a thing and pretty accurate) says about the long-range weather.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 18, 2023
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The Verde Valley will have a wet start to the week, with rain and wind that blew in Saturday hanging around a couple more days, according to the National Weather Service.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 15, 2023
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A 16-year-old juvenile pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other felony charges Wednesday morning in Yavapai County Superior Court.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 13, 2023
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A teenager accused of killing a man in Camp Verde is being arraigned on five felony charges Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Yavapai County Superior Court.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 11, 2023
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Happy 2023! While 2022 seemed to last forever and there are many challenges on the horizon, there is always hope, too. Here are some wishes for the year ahead.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 2, 2023
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A sunny but chilly Christmas is in the making for the Verde Valley.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 21, 2022
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A complaint that a documentary film with inappropriate content was shown to a middle school audience without parental consent has resulted in reprimand of personnel.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 14, 2022
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Adults are terrified of teenagers.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 14, 2022
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A mild Sunday is expected to launch a change for the colder and briefly for the wetter this week, according to the National Weather Service.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 11, 2022
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County supervisors typically deal in dry topics of statutes, codes, studies and zoning changes. As elected positions, they are not exciting or sensational. They do get to hear many personal stories and dreams and they do get to render judgments and try to predict the future, but it is rarely scintillating material.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 30, 2022
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Probation, community service, fines and restitution are the final legal fallout for the former superintendent of a local educational institution and a former state employee.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 28, 2022
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It’s been called a “generosity crisis” or a dying incentive or simply a lack of urgency. Over the past few decades, organizations tracking donations to nonprofits have rung alarm bells that giving is trending downward.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 27, 2022
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October was good for Verde Valley business
Sales-tax numbers reflect up-and-down economy, but millions still exchanged hands

Verde Valley businesses had a very good October overall, according to sales tax numbers released by the Department of Revenue last week.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 14, 2022
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Maintaining a 54-46 margin, retired veteran Eli Crane declared victory over incumbent Congressman Tom O'Halleran, who called Crane Thursday to concede the race.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 11, 2022
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Veterans Day is Friday, and it is a great opportunity to sit with military veterans and ask what serving meant to their lives.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 9, 2022
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GOP victors in Legislative District 1 get busy on new bills
Bennett receives more votes than any other Legislature candidate

Ken Bennett is already working on legislation with issues he wants to tackle when he returns to the Arizona Senate next year.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 9, 2022
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Serving others is a responsibility Army veteran Raymond Taghon has taken on himself in his twilight years.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 9, 2022
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After a closure of more than a year, the popular Fossil Creek Recreation Area is set to reopen Thursday, Nov. 3.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 2, 2022
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The City of Cottonwood and the Town of Camp Verde find themselves in the same situation at a very challenging time.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 2, 2022
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There is a high likelihood for rain this week in the Verde Valley and even the chance of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 2, 2022
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Grown people dressed like fake soldiers or maybe wannabe hunters, wearing face coverings that were not the friendly, anti-contamination kind - and it wasn’t even Halloween.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 30, 2022
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Expect clear skies for the rest of the week and heading into Halloween in the Verde Valley.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 26, 2022
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How common is a misinterpreted breast-cancer biopsy?
Experts still seeking higher consistency

In the United States every year, 1.6 million women have a breast biopsy.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 23, 2022
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Do you read the legal notices in the newspaper?

By Raquel Hendrickson October 19, 2022
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A change first proposed by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019 has trickled down to Yavapai College and caused a bit of an identity crisis.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 18, 2022
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As part of its growth plans, Northern Arizona Healthcare obtained approval to issue bonds up to $450 million through the Yavapai County Industrial Development Authority last year.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 16, 2022
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Northern Arizona Healthcare has big plans
Tries to quell concerns over expansion

huge hospital complex planned for Flagstaff has Verde Valley residents worried it will redirect funds Northern Arizona Healthcare has promised to invest in Yavapai County. The people of Flagstaff, however, have different concerns.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 12, 2022
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Nov. 8, voters in the new Legislative District 1 will elect a senator and two representatives to the Arizona Legislature.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 9, 2022
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A town manager respected among his peers and a municipal attorney trusted by several other communities to handle their legal dealings have been shown the door in Camp Verde.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 7, 2022
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“If you are a ninth grader today in Arizona, the odds of you having a bachelor’s degree by the year 2029 is only 17%.”

By Raquel Hendrickson October 5, 2022
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State troopers and local law enforcement have had a busy 2022 trying to keep up with the amount of fentanyl dressed up to look like prescription medication moving through Arizona.

By Raquel Hendrickson October 2, 2022
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In its eighth year, Clarktoberfest will be a scaled-down affair Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Clarkdale.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 28, 2022
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Another Thursday game for the Mingus Union High School football team, and another win, moving their record to 3-1 just before a week off.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 24, 2022
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More than 300 people showed up to hear water-rights experts talk about the ongoing state adjudication, and most stayed to hear individual questions get answered on the complex issues.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 21, 2022
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It’s official Porcupine Mountain erases racist term
Yavapai-Apache Nation had part in renaming

In 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared the word “squaw” to be a derogatory term that needed to be erased from geographical place names on federal lands.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 18, 2022
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The Camp Verde High School football team moved to 3-0 with a blowout win over Red Mesa Friday, Sept. 9, in another 2A matchup.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 14, 2022
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The Town of Camp Verde and Yavapai-Apache Nation are coming together to help educate the Verde Valley on water adjudication.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 14, 2022
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Historic Arena Del Loma center of controversy
Neighbors complain of nuisances as owner seeks rezoning

ena Del Loma Road in Camp Verde gets its name from a long-standing equestrian arena that for decades was the community rodeo grounds.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 11, 2022
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Turquoise Circuit preps for rodeo return to Camp Verde
Town Council to consider event sponsorship

When the Camp Verde Arena Association signed up to host the Turquoise Circuit Rodeo Finals last year, neither the CVAA nor the rodeo organizers were quite sure what to expect.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 7, 2022
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The Mingus Union High School and Camp Verde High School cross country teams made their 2022 debut Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Peaks Invite in Flagstaff.

By Raquel Hendrickson September 6, 2022
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For all the partisan knee-jerk reaction to a contingent of U.S. elected officials visiting Taiwan this month against the will of mainland China, the reality of this tightrope walking is as nonpartisan as it gets – money.

By Raquel Hendrickson August 31, 2022
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“Full of chemistry and love for one another,” is how Camp Verde High School volleyball head coach Britney Armstrong describes her 2022 varsity team. “Hard working, passionate and team players.”

By Raquel Hendrickson August 31, 2022
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The Mingus Marauders are feeling a little rushed as the opening game of the football season is Thursday rather than typical Friday.

By Raquel Hendrickson August 31, 2022
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A remote area about 11 minutes south of Camp Verde on Interstate 17 may join the winemaking industry.

By Raquel Hendrickson August 31, 2022
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The Camp Verde High School football season begins Friday, Aug. 26, with a road trip to face Valley Lutheran.

By Raquel Hendrickson August 24, 2022

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