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Home-grown political signs can be funny, or they can ruffle the feathers of the local pink flamingos that grace Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas January 16, 2020
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CLARKDALE -- Construction on the Smelter Town Brewery and the Park Hotel in Clarkdale is closer to completion and owners hope to open soon.

By Vyto Starinskas January 11, 2020
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Yavapai College is giving local people that chance in their OLLI member photo shoot at the Yavapai College Sedona Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

By Vyto Starinskas January 11, 2020
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NEW LIFE FOR CUBAN QUEEN?
Former bordello property put on path toward new existence

The owners of the Cuban Queen are taking a second shot at the Jerome Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night in an attempt to get approval to rebuild the former bordello building, this time into a three-room boarding house with retail space.

By Vyto Starinskas January 7, 2020
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The phenomenon of the Verde Valley becoming the mini-Napa Valley of Arizona does not seem to be fading as two tasting rooms have popped open in Cottonwood and Jerome recently.

By Vyto Starinskas January 4, 2020
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Temba and Mawenzi stood outside their heated barn and looked out at the Verde Valley sunshine for the first time Thursday.

By Vyto Starinskas January 4, 2020
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The vinyl album is no longer the aging hippy sitting in a corner that no one wants to play.

By Vyto Starinskas January 2, 2020
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The construction to pave Ogden Ranch Road is underway as crews have begun burying gas lines under the one-mile road.

By Vyto Starinskas December 30, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council’s road to fixing the town’s problems starts with parking cars.

By Vyto Starinskas December 28, 2019
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It was just another day at the office Wednesday for Steve Goodman, even as the U.S. House was voting on the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump.

By Vyto Starinskas December 19, 2019
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It’s no secret when the Verde Valley DUI Task Force is out looking for drunk drivers.

By Vyto Starinskas December 19, 2019
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JEROME -- Eric and Michelle Jurisin have bought Jerome’s Mile High Grill and Inn; and its lucky “number seven” for the business-owning couple.

By Vyto Starinskas December 17, 2019
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The 63-year-old pedestrian struck by a 25-year-old motorcyclist Friday evening on State Route 89A in Cottonwood is listed in stable condition at the Flagstaff Medical Center, according to a press release by Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt on Monday.

By Vyto Starinskas December 17, 2019
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PAGE SPRINGS -- An aquatic invasive species, New Zealand mudsnails, were discovered in two Page Springs Fish Hatchery pools Oct. 9 during a routine invasive species survey, said Nicholas Walter, Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman.

By Vyto Starinskas December 14, 2019
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A pedestrian was transported to a hospital in serious condition after being in an accident with a motorcycle on East State Route 89A Friday at about 6 p.m., according to Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt, who was at the scene.

By Vyto Starinskas December 14, 2019
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Santa came to Clarkdale on Saturday and even organizers were surprised by the huge turnout of children and parents at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse.

By Vyto Starinskas December 10, 2019
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The cast performs during the EF Production’s 25th annual "Celebration of Christmas" on Saturday.

By Vyto Starinskas December 10, 2019
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The Clarkdale pickleball players are having their paddles taken away.

By Vyto Starinskas December 7, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council’s regular meeting agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 10, includes a break for Holiday cookies.

By Vyto Starinskas December 7, 2019
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New life for former bordello
Payson couple to open former Jerome bordello as gallery

Chuck and Mimi Romberger said they have bought the House of Joy in Jerome and hope to reopen the business by March.

By Vyto Starinskas December 5, 2019
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A YouTube family’s unusual lifestyle brought them to the Thousand Trails RV Park last week, as they visually document their journey across the United States on the internet.

By Vyto Starinskas December 3, 2019
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Former Sedona Red Rock High school librarian Elaine Vail couldn’t hold back her giggles as she watched all the fuss being made over a 20-foot-tall palm plant outside of the high school on Wednesday.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2019
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Cheryl Juracich was on the way to the Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff on Friday with her boyfriend and son when they got stopped by “too much snow” on Interstate 17 that closed the highway.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2019
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J.C. Penney employee Tambalyn Campbell packs up customer Amyah Lee of Cottonwood during a Friday, Nov. 29 sale.

By Vyto Starinskas November 30, 2019
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The garbage truck’s engine roared as its wheels ground up the steep hill lugging a load of Jerome’s trash with a worker clinging to the back.

By Vyto Starinskas November 27, 2019
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Boxcar Clay, LLC offers a complete line of supplies to serve the needs of ceramists.

By Vyto Starinskas November 26, 2019
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The plume of smoke coming from the Mingus Avenue Bridge in Cottonwood area on Monday morning was from a burn of a house as a training event for the Verde Valley Fire District.

By Vyto Starinskas November 26, 2019
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Cottonwood’s Old Town Mission celebrates Thanksgiving a bit earlier than most. In the photo on top, Pastor Bill Witt said a prayer at each of the tables. Bottom left, Rachel Collins passes a plate to Lisa Jacobo. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

By Vyto Starinskas November 21, 2019
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The Town of Jerome is moving forward with its plan to create a district in which businesses will be able to pay a one-time fee to acquire parking spots from the town for buildings that require on-site parking.

By Vyto Starinskas November 16, 2019
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Verde Valley Complete Auto Care is offering complete car service, maintenance, repair, body work and painting.

By Vyto Starinskas November 16, 2019
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The Town of Jerome is encouraging residents to attend a special joint-workshop on Monday at 5 p.m. to priorities goals for the town’s future.

By Vyto Starinskas November 16, 2019
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Raena Avalon is resigning as the executive director of the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition.

By Vyto Starinskas November 14, 2019
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COTTONWOOD — The peregrine falcon stretched opened its wings in the warm thermal and hovered over a brightly colored kite fluttering in the wind over Bill Gray Road near Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas November 12, 2019
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Under Canvas, the glamour camping company that proposed a 100-tent luxury camping site on 82 acres at the end of Bill Gray Road, has withdrawn its application with Yavapai County.

By Vyto Starinskas November 9, 2019
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Verde Valley Medical Center staff and administration gathered at the newly renovated “Northern Arizona Healthcare Medical Group – Cottonwood” building last week.

By VVN photos/Vyto Starinskas November 9, 2019
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The Town of Jerome is working on a parking solution to relax its longtime, on-site parking requirement for some businesses in town.

By Vyto Starinskas November 7, 2019
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Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty recently showed off the city’s newly arrived 2019 Chevy Bolt, the city’s first all-electric vehicle, to be used by the city staff and occasionally by the mayor. Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty shows off the city’s newly arrived 2019 Chevy Bolt, the city’s first all-electric vehicle, to be used by city staff, and occasionally, by the mayor. Courtesy photo

By Vyto Starinskas November 7, 2019
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CAMP VERDE — When Out of Africa Wildlife Park’s wildly popular giraffe, Kibo, died in August, park staff immediately began looking for a baby giraffe to honor Kibo's legacy — and to continue to educate and charm visitors with the towering creatures.

By Vyto Starinskas November 5, 2019
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Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce officials explained how they will try to attract more tourists to Cottonwood during a “Tourist Round Up!” discussion last week.

By Vyto Starinskas November 2, 2019
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The United Verde Soil Program, aimed at cleaning up contaminated soil at homes and public properties in Clarkdale, has resumed after the soil removal was suspended last year.

By Vyto Starinskas October 31, 2019
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A 17-year-old Cottonwood-area teenager appears to be the youngest person to date to die of a fentanyl overdose in Yavapai County.

By Vyto Starinskas October 29, 2019
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Cottonwood teen found dead; two dozen Fentanyl pills found
Detectives working to determine source of pills; reward offered

Suspected Fentanyl pills have taken the life of a teenage boy, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Wednesday.

By Vyto Starinskas October 23, 2019
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People will be able to park at the Yavapai College’s Clarkdale campus, and plan their hike to anywhere in the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas October 19, 2019
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“Good morning ladies” may not be the greeting that most town-council members receive before a meeting. But, what may be for the first time in Jerome history, four women sit on the five-member Jerome Town Council.

By Vyto Starinskas October 18, 2019
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Finding a three-legged dog in the Verde Valley is like finding a needle in a haystack.

By Vyto Starinskas October 17, 2019
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The town began charging for parking at 10 a.m. Wednesday and things went smoothly, said Muma. In the first hour, the kiosks generated $155, the chief added.

By Vyto Starinskas October 17, 2019
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The 45th annual Jerome Fire Dept. Auxiliary Halloween Dance is Saturday, Oct. 26, at Spook Hall.

By Vyto Starinskas October 17, 2019
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Iva Wood opened Sissy’s Consignment Cottage Boutique recently at 56 S. Main St. in Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas October 17, 2019
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The Arizona Department of Transportation has marked 708 trees for removal along State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon, according to Ryan Harding, ADOT spokesman.

By Vyto Starinskas October 10, 2019
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U.S. District 4 Rep. Paul Gosar, made it clear this week he will not vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

By Vyto Starinskas October 9, 2019

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