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This time of year in Arizona is such a combination of warnings, it may be frustrating for newcomers and visitors. Wildfire warnings, heat warnings and now - right on the dot - monsoon warnings come in succession.

By Verde Independent June 22, 2022
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The overlook and overlook trail at Montezuma Well continue to be closed due to hazardous bee activity.

By Verde Independent June 12, 2022
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“We’ll be dead by then.”

By Verde Independent May 4, 2022
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A person died Monday morning after a traffic incident on State Route 260.

By Verde Independent May 2, 2022
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Under the guise of improving efficiency and removing politics, Camp Verde Town Council removed the Marshal’s Office from the supervision of the town manager.

By Verde Independent April 13, 2022
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A javelina accidentally took a Subaru on a brief joyride after getting trapped inside, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Verde Independent April 8, 2022
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A man suspected of robbing the Whole Foods store in Sedona April 1 was shot dead by Oklahoma State troopers the next day, authorities said.

By Verde Independent April 4, 2022
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More than 1,000 nonprofits across the state will be participating in the 10th annual Arizona Gives Day, from noon on April 5 to noon April 6. That includes more than 30 organizations in the Verde Valley.

By Verde Independent April 3, 2022
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Nearly 62 years ago, the decomposed body of small child was found outside Congress in Yavapai County. Ever since, her identity has been unknown, her body unclaimed.

By Verde Independent March 14, 2022
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The town council has multiple agendas Wednesday that include the next step in developing a large commercial lot near Interstate 17.

By Verde Independent March 13, 2022
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In February 2020, Jill Marie Knox drove a Chevy Suburban into oncoming traffic, causing a collision that killed her 5-year old daughter.

By Verde Independent March 10, 2022
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Again. For the second straight year, Sedona Red Rock High School girls’ basketball came in second in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship. The Pima Roughriders won, again. By two points, again.

By Verde Independent February 27, 2022
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The state’s transaction privilege tax for January shows a year-over-year increase in collections for every city and town in the Verde Valley. In every community, the percentage increase was in double digits.

By Verde Independent February 27, 2022
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The grown-ups have shown up, but it’s a bit late in the day and anything but a sure answer to a crisis.

By Verde Independent February 16, 2022
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According to the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Police Sgt. Preston Brogdon has been moved out of intensive care and to a rehabilitation facility.

By Verde Independent February 15, 2022
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With Valentine’s Day rushing up on us Monday, we asked our readers how they met their romantic partners and how they made the relationship work. We received long answers and short answers but many seemed to agree – friendship first was key.

By Verde Independent February 13, 2022
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No longer just a person of interest, Valentin Rodriguez officially became a suspect when an arrest warrant became public Friday following last week's shooting of a Yavapai-Apache Police officer.

By Verde Independent February 13, 2022
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Yavapai County Sheriff's Office announced the coordination of a community support campaign for Yavapai-Apache Police Sgt. Preston Brogdon and his family.

By Verde Independent February 11, 2022
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Hunting for a suspect in the shooting of Yavapai-Apache Police Sgt. Preston Brogdon, the FBI Phoenix Field Office identified a “person of interest” who “may have further information on the shooting,” according a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’ Office.

By Verde Independent February 10, 2022
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A Yavapai-Apache Police officer was shot after an altercation in Camp Verde Wednesday, Feb. 9.

By Verde Independent February 10, 2022
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A Verde Valley law enforcement officer was reported shot near Camp Verde, and officers from several agencies gathered to hunt for the suspect Wednesday night.

By Verde Independent February 9, 2022
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We are seeing yet another fallout of the failures of the community to lessen the spread of COVID-19 as nurses play hard-to-get.

By Verde Independent February 6, 2022
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If you’ve been feeling frustrated with politics and government crises – real or imagined – all around and just want your community to function the way it’s supposed to, Yavapai County has a plan.

By Verde Independent January 30, 2022
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The identity of the victim in an alleged hit-and-run incident Jan. 23 that killed a pedestrian was announced by Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning.

By Verde Independent January 26, 2022
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When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 first started spreading in Arizona, some businesses started going back to their most rigorous pandemic policies out of precaution.

By Verde Independent January 19, 2022
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Yavapai Development Services announced that the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Planning & Zoning Commission meeting on Jan. 20 in Cottonwood has been canceled due to shortage of staff.

By Verde Independent January 19, 2022
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Two new mobile testing sites for COVID-19 will be made available in the Verde Valley this week.

By Verde Independent January 17, 2022
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When Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was asked to look into the conduct of an employee at a nonprofit animal rescue, it turned into an arrest.

By Verde Independent January 16, 2022
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A unique holiday is at hand Monday, for those who get off work or school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

By Verde Independent January 16, 2022
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Smoke in one building at Sedona’s Red Rock Jr. Sr. High School set off alarms Friday and caused a brief evacuation.

By Verde Independent January 15, 2022
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An idea with support from a cross-section of people is always worth serious consideration.

By Verde Independent January 12, 2022
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What do Americans really think about the First Amendment?

By Verde Independent January 9, 2022
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No one was injured when gunshots were fired on East Gila early Thursday morning, allegedly coming from a vehicle.

By Verde Independent January 6, 2022
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Government, consumer and law enforcement agencies all caution against using debit card numbers to shop online.

By Verde Independent January 2, 2022
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A common theme emerges in talks about the present and future in Verde Valley communities. It’s an old theme but a goodie: Affordable housing.

By Verde Independent January 2, 2022
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A pediatrician who has already been noted as a staff standout has been named 2021 Physician of the Year at Dignity Health’s Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

By Verde Independent January 2, 2022
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Years from now, it may be instinctive to look back on 2021 with a cringe or, for many, a moan of mourning.

By Verde Independent December 29, 2021
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With Verde Valley rains swelling creeks Dec. 24, tragedy was narrowly averted at one crossing in Rimrock.

By Verde Independent December 26, 2021
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The Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the first oral antiviral called Paxlovid.

By Verde Independent December 25, 2021
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Sunday night, the Cottonwood Police Department put Verde Valley SWAT into action for a shots-fired incident on Fourth Street.

By Verde Independent December 20, 2021
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In 2020, there were 1,982 deaths in Arizona attributed to opioid overdose. That was a 45% jump from the year before, indicating the public health emergency declared by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2017 has not ebbed.

By Verde Independent December 19, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding two Rimrock teenagers, who may be runaways.

By Verde Independent December 17, 2021
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A Cottonwood police dispatcher received the AZWIN Above and Beyond Award at a banquet for police agencies around the Yavapai County.

By Verde Independent December 16, 2021
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You know the polls, every few months, asking people in the street how they feel about their economic stability. Back in February 2020, barely into the battle with COVID-19, nearly half of the people CNBC pollsters spoke to said their No. 1 worry was the rising cost of living.

By Verde Independent December 16, 2021
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A Yavapai County jury has found a former Sedona woman guilty of fraud and theft in the Verde Valley after a six-day trial in Superior Court.

By Verde Independent December 13, 2021
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In September 2021, Brandon Decker of the band, decker, put on the VortiFest Music Festival & Experience. The organizers are back with a more intimate holiday experience called “The Soulstice Spectacular.”

By Verde Independent December 12, 2021
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Fain Signature Group broke ground for 192 apartments with a ceremony on Dec. 7.

By Verde Independent December 10, 2021
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The past few years have been so fraught with political division at every level of our lives, it’s no surprise some want to inflate that acrimony. That would be the natural fallout of a proposal by a state representative to make local elections partisan.

By Verde Independent December 5, 2021
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In support of National Novel Writing Month and as one of the guest speakers for Cottonwood Public Library’s “Author Talks” series, international bestselling author Eris Adderly invites you to an interactive discussion that covers what to do with a finished manuscript and how to get published.

By Verde Independent November 26, 2021

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