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Raquel Hendrickson

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Last week, Serghei Moraru twice visited the Ukraine-Moldova border to volunteer among the refugees escaping from a war zone.

By Raquel Hendrickson March 9, 2022
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With the state paying particular attention to teacher salaries, the Auditor General’s Office reported on the effect of increased education funding in its annual classroom-spending report.

By Raquel Hendrickson March 6, 2022
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Prom Night is just around the corner for the Verde Valley’s high school students, and that can prove to be an expensive affair.

By Raquel Hendrickson March 2, 2022
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Property owners take on naughty campers
Overstaying on public lands raises ire

After months of what they observed to be illegal camping, trespassing, trash, drugs, “lurking” and soil erosion on state lands at their back doors, the Oak Creek Valley Property Owners Association had enough.

By Raquel Hendrickson March 2, 2022
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Yavapai Silent Witness has added $1,000 to the reward for information in the shooting of Yavapai-Apache Police Sgt. Preston Brogdon.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 24, 2022
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Artist J. Michael McDonald is getting his own show at Yavapai College.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 23, 2022
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Looking to the immediate and distant future, Camp Verde is preparing to replace potable-water lines and construct non-potable-water lines along Main Street at the same time.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 23, 2022
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With Presidents’ Day upon us Monday (followed immediately by George Washington’s birthday), now is a good time to look at factoids about all those who served in our highest office.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 20, 2022
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Bill LeBeau’s time on Camp Verde Town Council apparently came to a tempestuous end Wednesday.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 20, 2022
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Jerome Police Department arrested the suspect in a Sedona assault case Wednesday afternoon.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 16, 2022
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As one of the oldest school districts in the state, Beaver Creek School has a long tradition of maintaining aging buildings.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 16, 2022
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A settlement conference has been ordered in a fraud case against the former head of the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 16, 2022
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What do you think when you ponder Arizona?

By Raquel Hendrickson February 13, 2022
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Camp Verde Unified School District is again asking, “How are we doing?”

By Raquel Hendrickson February 13, 2022
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It’s time to hold everyone to the same standard - the Constitution.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 9, 2022
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Growth is forcing the hand of APS in providing power to Camp Verde.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 9, 2022
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While the new sports complex may not be complete for another year, the playing fields may be in use this spring.

By Raquel Hendrickson February 6, 2022
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“There are many women who came before me who didn’t really have the same opportunities that I have had."

By Raquel Hendrickson February 2, 2022
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How wisely is Cottonwood spending its bed-tax collections? It’s a question a local coalition of nine hoteliers has raised as City Hall reaps the benefits of increased tourism.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 30, 2022
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With the Omicron variant pinpointed as the cause of a current uptick in COVID-19 cases, there are several portals for finding COVID-19 testing locations and vaccination locations around the area. Check AZDHS.gov for dashboards and other information.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 26, 2022
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Yavapai County supervisors said no to cannabis but yes to wine.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 23, 2022
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Community feedback played a significant role in the defeat of a county proposal to require water adequacy for future developments.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 23, 2022
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It was not a phone call Yancey DeVore wanted to get while he was out of state.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 19, 2022
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Mobile Home Depot opens in Cottonwood
‘Megastore’ selling parts, supplies for mobile homes

The second Mobile Home Depot to open in Arizona is in Cottonwood and joins locations in Florida, Texas and Nevada.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 9, 2022
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America runs on petroleum, still, even as in-roads are made toward other fuel alternatives. It is especially true in Arizona and other wide-open western states, where even the most casual of errands can chew threw $10 worth of gas.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 5, 2022
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During the past five years, Camp Verde has seen an increase in kayakers and canoeists taking advantage of its prime location on the Verde River.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 5, 2022
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The last time The Plateau at Clarkdale came before the town’s Design Review Board, the odds were against the developer.

By Raquel Hendrickson January 2, 2022
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The mother company of Venom Extracts is seeking a major amendment to a site plan to develop 30 acres near State Route 260 for cannabis growing.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 26, 2021
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It’s up for debate how fair and competitive may be the final draft map of Arizona’s legislative districts, but did Verde Valley and Sedona voters get their way? Sort of.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 26, 2021
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Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery is looking to expand again. And the effort may eventually change the way Yavapai County operates in Page Springs.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 21, 2021
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After a home-building disaster, property owners in Clarkdale are suing the builder and the Town of Clarkdale over the mistakes made.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 18, 2021
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A scuffle over the future of the Verde River has been ongoing quietly this fall and may come to a head in January.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 14, 2021
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2021 was flamboyantly a strong sellers’ market in real estate. In Arizona, property values were up 31%. Yavapai County’s home cost per square foot was second only to Coconino. It has been a ride egged on by the impact of a pandemic.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 11, 2021
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A former chiropractor who operated a business in Sedona has been convicted in Yavapai County Superior Court of sexual conduct with a minor and involving a minor in a drug offense.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 9, 2021
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Wednesday, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced the state’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 9, 2021
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A shortage of healthcare workers is impacting Northern Arizona Healthcare to the point it is telling patients to reschedule their appointments. But some angry Verde Valley residents think it is a crisis of NAH’s own making.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 7, 2021
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All summer, councils of Verde Valley municipalities were signing on with the idea that they should all be in one legislative district as “communities of interest.” That has turned out to be three-dimensional tension.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 7, 2021
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After 65 years, the building has escaped a death sentence. Now the owners are asking to renovate instead.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 4, 2021
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who reported shooting another in self-defense Monday night.

By Raquel Hendrickson December 2, 2021
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For the past seven years, I’ve had a painting on my wall of the Verde River painted by a Verde Valley artist. It has been a daily reminder of two wonderful superpowers of this special locale – a free-running river and a creative populace.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 30, 2021
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With several counties like Yavapai continuing to have high infection rates from COVID-19, doctors are looking for ways to further stretch resources.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 30, 2021
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Alcohol may have played a factor when a car turned over on a residential street in Clarkdale Friday after two previous hit-and-run incidents.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 30, 2021
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Drive-thru Christmas display returns to Camp Verde
Tips for lighting up your own house safely

Two Camp Verde families again invite the community to drive through their winter wonderland sparkling with Christmas cheer. The display is up every night from 6 to 9 p.m. through New Year’s Eve.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 28, 2021
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More than a decade after it was first proposed, a residential development may break ground as early as next week.

By Raquel Hendrickson November 26, 2021

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