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Vyto Starinskas
Photo Journalist

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vstarinskas@verdenews.com

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The schematic floor designs are complete for the new city hall building, previously known as “Rough Cuts,” but the city is still putting together a price for the project. “The floor design is done,” Interim City Manager Rudy Rodriguez said. “We don’t have a number yet.”

By Vyto Starinskas March 29, 2023
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Christine and David Eckels share their home with boxes of full wine bottles and a backyard-vineyard operation.

By Vyto Starinskas March 29, 2023
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Dena Smith and Bo Krathinthong may not be exactly Ben and Jerry, but they have opened a peaceful ice cream oasis in Old Town that will remind customers of their childhood memories of sugar cones and triple scoops of ice cream.

By Vyto Starinskas March 26, 2023
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Blazin’ M Ranch is requesting a zone change to a Planned Area Development to develop a hotel and glamping resort with additional retail uses, according to Tina Hayden, Cottonwood Community Development planner.

By Vyto Starinskas March 26, 2023
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The City of Cottonwood and Dead Horse Ranch State Park officials are closing certain areas while they evaluate the effects of the two storms that flooded the Verde River during the past two weeks.

By Vyto Starinskas March 26, 2023
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The City’s $3.8 million a year in food tax revenues would be in jeopardy if a bill stripping municipalities of the ability to charge food ta were signed by Gov. Katie Hobbs.

By Vyto Starinskas March 25, 2023
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A man was trying to avoid arrest when police said he dove into the flooded waters of Clear Creek and had to be rescued by swift-water rescue crews on Wednesday, March 22, according to the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office.

By Vyto Starinskas March 23, 2023
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Mayor Tim Elinski said the city should be making an announcement about a new city manager soon, after the council interviewed the two finalists in executive session on Monday night, March 20.

By Vyto Starinskas March 22, 2023
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What should motorists do if they find themselves floating down a river in their vehicle?

By Vyto Starinskas March 22, 2023
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Efrain Gomez gleamed as he pointed to his graduation certificate on the wall at Bocha’s Mexican & American Restaurant.

By Vyto Starinskas March 19, 2023

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