Vyto Starinskas

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Open house for Friends of the Verde River

To celebrate 10 years as the leader in Verde River conversation work, the Friends of the Verde River held an open house and ribbon cutting at their new offices in Cottonwood on South Main Street.

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United Verde Soil Program work could start in March

Townspeople in Clarkdale could see contaminated soil removed from their yards and public property as soon as March in the United Verde Soil Program, now that the Department of Environmental Quality has approved a plan and location to take the contaminated soil.

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Out of Africa welcomes new tiger

Sunrise is the newest member of the Out of Africa family in Camp Verde.

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Friends of the Verde River appoints first executive director

Organization’s open house set for Jan. 25

The Verde River is the historic and vital pulse that created the Verde Valley.

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Glamping: Luxury camping comes to Sedona/VOC

The amenities of a full-service hotel with the adventure of a camping experience

Karen Abbott and Mark Boyko are as excited as children planning an overnight campout as they show off their backyard “glamping” business behind their home in Sedona.

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Fire destroys Camp Verde home two days before Christmas

At least one dog was lost in the fire, as well as all the people’s belongings, he said.

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US Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to tots

The US Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to children at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Friday during the Cottonwood Toys for Tots.

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Cleaning up Balboa Wash

A crew of about a dozen people on probation/deferral through the Cottonwood Municipal Court use plastic bags and pick-up sticks to clean Balboa Wash in Old Town Cottonwood early Thursday morning.

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New city well site looks ‘promising’ for recharging groundwater supply

COTTONWOOD -- An injection well at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds to pump reclaimed water from the new Riverfront Park treatment plant looks “promising,” according to Tom Whitmer, Cottonwood’s Director of Natural Resources. The injection well is

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Love could be in the air at Out of Africa as young mountain lions get to know each other

CAMP VERDE -- Will a tom cat from Cornville fall in love with a kitten from Camp Verde?

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