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Vyto Starinskas
Photo Journalist

928-634-2241 Extension: 6031

vstarinskas@verdenews.com

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The Cottonwood City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 20, met in executive session about former Police Chief Steve Gesell’s $620,000 notice of claim, a letter received from former City Manager Scotty Douglass regarding his severance provisions and a notice of charge filed by the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General’s Office.

By Vyto Starinskas February 27, 2024
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The Cottonwood City Council approved final plats for two single-family, somewhat different, residential subdivisions.

By Vyto Starinskas February 27, 2024
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Vaping alarms VACTE kids
Student-teachers reach out to nip it in the bud

The alarming number of students who are vaping in places around local schools prompted teacher Geena Adams and her peer educators at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education to go on a mission and try to reach kids before they get hooked.

By Vyto Starinskas February 27, 2024
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The fire department is proposing a 100-foot communications and cell tower at its station near the intersection of Page Springs Road and Cornville Road after two controversial cell towers have been proposed in Cornville in recent years, but not built.

By Vyto Starinskas February 26, 2024
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More than 100 people crowded into the 99-year-old Men’s Lounge of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse concerned about the density of new homes and apartments in a new housing development proposed in their community.

By Vyto Starinskas February 24, 2024
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ADEQ says slag pile failed emission test
MRI's consent order canceled

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality terminated its consent order with Minerals Research, Inc. the operator of the slag pile processing plant, on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

By Vyto Starinskas February 24, 2024
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Cottonwood’s Church of Blues
Songwriters, musicians find unity of community

In the Church of Blues, harmony is the prayer. Music is the theology and rhythm is the doctrine.

By Vyto Starinskas February 24, 2024
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The Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarkdale reopened Tavasci Marsh to the public on Monday, Feb. 5.

By Vyto Starinskas February 20, 2024
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It happens once a decade, and the topics affect everyone in the city. The Cottonwood City Council is reaching out to the public for input about an update to its Cottonwood General Plan, which the residents will vote on this year.

By Vyto Starinskas February 20, 2024
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The City of Cottonwood is exploring ways to encourage developers to build more housing in the city, which could include everything from reviewing the zoning regulations to offering builders financial incentives.

By Vyto Starinskas February 20, 2024

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