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Vyto Starinskas
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12 year old in fight of his life
Tae kwon do family helps fellow athlete after rare diagnosis

Cole Castro, 12, has a first-degree black belt. But now he is facing the fight of his life.

By Vyto Starinskas May 22, 2022
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War makes student stronger
Ukraine student at Mingus longs to unite family

Sofiia Halemska’s family won’t be in the football stands at Mingus Union High School to see her graduate like hundreds of other family members on the evening of May 27.

By Vyto Starinskas May 22, 2022
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If a person started the huge wildfire near Cornville Road and Page Springs Road last June, they have not been found.

By Vyto Starinskas May 19, 2022
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The city has gotten over one bump in the road and hired Lisa Boring as the new Cottonwood Area Transit transportation manager.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2022
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What happened to $14M project?
Riverfront wastewater plant may go down the drain

The Cottonwood City Council wants to close the Riverfront Wastewater Reclamation Facility plant. It is one of two wastewater plants in the city. Why?

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2022
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A graduating senior attended last year’s Mingus graduation ceremony wrapped in a flag, but Mingus Principal Genie Gee said decorations are not permitted on or over the graduation gowns.

By Vyto Starinskas May 17, 2022
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Red Rock District Ranger Amy Tinderholt has signed the memo that allows the beginning of a new policy on the Forest Road 525 corridor that closes many popular dispersed camping sites.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2022
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The Verde Valley Fire District firefighters made a quick stop of a brush fire near homes on El Rancho Bonito in Cornville on Wednesday about 1:30 pm. in extremely high winds.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2022
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Hikers who are rescued in the Red Rock Ranger District by the Sedona Fire District are not charged or billed, even though those rescues are occurring more often and require special equipment, training, skills and stamina from the firefighters.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2022
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Verde Valley businessman Maynard Keenan’s winery and adult playground is sprouting from the middle of Old Town, and the Cottonwood Planning & Zoning Board approved some more time to get his project finished.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2022

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