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The Old Town Mission is offering a carrot to people to give away more produce.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2019
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Jerome says no thanks to paid service on council
Volunteerism ‘a time-honored tradition’

The Jerome Town Council said no thanks to a payday Tuesday.

By Vyto Starinskas September 12, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council could not decide if local residents should have to pay when parking at the six kiosks that will be installed in certain parking areas in the community.

By Vyto Starinskas September 12, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council will meet Tuesday and discuss exemptions or discounts related to the new parking fees when the town’s kiosks are installed, according to the meeting agenda.

By Vyto Starinskas September 7, 2019
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The hang gliders and paragliders resembled mosquitoes as they hovered hundreds of feet above Mingus Mountain Saturday during the annual Arizona Hang Gliding & Paragliding Labor Day Fly-In.

By Vyto Starinskas September 3, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition is working with real estate agents to find a new location for its drop-in shelter after its attempt to move into a local church did not work out.

By Vyto Starinskas August 29, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition will close its drop-in shelter on South Main Street in Cottonwood Friday.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2019
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It won’t be easy for Out of Africa Wildlife Park to replace one of its most popular animals, a 20-year-old kissing giraffe named Kibo, who passed away Tuesday.

By Vyto Starinskas August 24, 2019
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A survey of vacation-home rentals in Jerome by the Verde Independent show 31 vacation home listings on the two popular websites, Air B&B and vacationrentals.com for Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas August 22, 2019
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If you’ve ever been kept up half the night because of a barking dog, you know how annoying it can become. Courtesy of the Cottonwood Police Department and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, here are six things you can do to deal with the problem.

By Vyto Starinskas August 20, 2019
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From sea to shining sea for US veterans
71-year-old walking 3,400-miles to raise awareness for America’s veterans

William Shuttleworth, 71, walked down the shoulder-less highway in Oak Creek Canyon on Friday morning as temperatures hovered around 100 degrees.

By Vyto Starinskas August 17, 2019
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Cottonwood firefighters put down material on a fuel spill at the Maverick gas station on SR89A in Cottonwood on Thursday afternoon.

By Vyto Starinskas August 17, 2019
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Smoke could be seen billowing throughout Jerome from a three-story house Friday night as firefighters arrived to the put out the fire.

By Vyto Starinskas August 17, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council Tuesday night said the town will move forward and work with the owners of the Cuban Queen to try to settle their quandary over parking permits.

By Vyto Starinskas August 15, 2019
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The Cottonwood Fire Department smashed out a rear passenger window of a truck parked on South Main Street Tuesday afternoon after a child was accidentally locked inside the vehicle as it was running, according to police and fire officials.

By Vyto Starinskas August 15, 2019
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The Town of Jerome has hired a new zoning administrator.

By Vyto Starinskas August 13, 2019
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The driver in Monday's rollover along State Route 89A, near Jerome, is a Yuma man who was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital.

By Vyto Starinskas August 13, 2019
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The Jerome Town Council has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for an executive session to discuss the property of the former Cuban Queen. It will take place before their regular meeting at 7 p.m.

By Vyto Starinskas August 13, 2019
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BILL GRAY ROAD — A glamour camping — aka “glamping” — plan to put 125 luxury camping tents in a remote area near the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness brought out 30 to 40 concerned neighbors and residents to the secluded location 11 miles out on Bill Gray Road last week.

By Vyto Starinskas August 10, 2019
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An unidentified man whose vehicle went down a 40-yard cliff off Perkinsville Road about four miles from Jerome Wednesday morning was alert and even talking with rescue workers after a rope rescue by the Jerome Fire Department.

By Vyto Starinskas August 8, 2019
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A concrete island on Hull Avenue will also help delineate parking spaces and enhance usability, according to a Town of Jerome news release.

By Vyto Starinskas August 6, 2019
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Tool listening parties planned in Jerome
Members of world-famous band not expected to be there

You probably won't get to meet the local resident who fronts alternative metal bands at his upcoming album release parties. But the event might still draw a crowd.

By Vyto Starinskas August 6, 2019
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The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition could be homeless as of Aug. 31.

By Vyto Starinskas August 6, 2019
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“There’s a lot things going on in health care that necessitate us needing to find a way to sustain - either through some sort of growth strategy,” explained Rhodes, or some sort of “partnership growth with other like-minded organizations.”

By Vyto Starinskas August 3, 2019
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The City of Sedona is going “electric” and plugging into a program with Arizona Public Service.

By Vyto Starinskas August 3, 2019
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Friday afternoon, a storm brought heavy rain, wind and lightning to the Verde Valley, along with significant damage.

By Vyto Starinskas August 3, 2019
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Who do people call to find out how this year’s tomato crop is doing? – David Stutzman.

By Vyto Starinskas August 1, 2019
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In one small leap, the Jerome Town Council voted unanimously to purchase six parking kiosks for the town Thursday.

By Vyto Starinskas July 27, 2019
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A 12-week-old baby coyote drank milk from a metal bowl at the Runnin’ W Wildlife Center in Cornville.

By Vyto Starinskas July 23, 2019
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The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition is closing its drop-in center on weekends.

By Vyto Starinskas July 23, 2019
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Windy Jones argued point by point with the two Jerome attorneys and several Board of Adjustment members, but even the ghost of the Cuban Queen could not help her as she and her partner walked away empty handed Thursday night.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Cottonwood police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to this single big-rig rollover Saturday at about 9 a.m. at the Thousand Trails roundabout on State Route 260.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Failure to yield to oncoming traffic was the cause of this two-vehicle head-on crash in Cottonwood Friday at about 11 a.m. on State Route 89A, according to Cottonwood police.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Spontaneous combustion of green materials most likely ignited the fire whose billowing smoke can be seen from all over the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas July 18, 2019
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In the latest chapter of a policeman’s life that has gone full circle, the 59-year-old veteran lawman was named Cottonwood PD’s “New Employee of the Year” last month.

By Vyto Starinskas July 14, 2019
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Being short-handed is a way of life at the Jerome Fire Department.

By Vyto Starinskas July 14, 2019
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Free sweet corn for police is one way a Camp Verde farm is showing support for the women and men in blue

By Vyto Starinskas July 11, 2019
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If you see smoke rising from the Camp Verde transfer station in the weeks ahead, that's expected.

By Vyto Starinskas July 11, 2019
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Residents urged to quickly report bear sightings in Jerome
Police chief: Objective is to trap and relocate bear

There hasn’t been a reported bear sighting in more than a week in Jerome, but that doesn’t mean no one’s seen a bear.

By Vyto Starinskas July 9, 2019
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New life for Jerome’s Cuban Queen?
Property owners turn to Board of Adjustment on parking dispute

The town’s Board of Adjustment has scheduled two July 18 public hearings to determine how many parking spaces should be allowed at the former Cuban Queen.

By Vyto Starinskas July 6, 2019
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Plenty of jokes and animosity stems from having police issue parking violations. But in Jerome, parking is at a premium.

By Vyto Starinskas July 4, 2019
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Dream becomes reality for autistic child
Six-year-old boy with autism has new companion and protector, thanks, in part, to a local foundation

When a little boy gets a new dog, it’s a special day. Six-year-old Christopher Johnson has that special dog.

By Vyto Starinskas July 3, 2019
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Tuesday was one of the most exciting days of the year at a Camp Verde farm.

By Vyto Starinskas July 3, 2019
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A new Cottonwood business offers a very wide range of products.

By Vyto Starinskas July 3, 2019
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Longtime Clarkdale Town Manager Gayle Mabery was given a warm and often emotional sendoff Thursday in a gathering at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse.

By Vyto Starinskas June 30, 2019
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No hot dog is safe. There are still no campfire restrictions heading toward the Fourth of July holiday.

By Vyto Starinskas June 30, 2019
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The Cottonwood grocery store was the first of the chain supermarkets in town to offer pick-up service for its customers this week.

By Vyto Starinskas June 25, 2019
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Faust’s job is to show the glass half-full, so he was masterful in making the case that the present condition of Old Town Cottonwood is actually in a sweet spot.

By Vyto Starinskas June 23, 2019
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Christopher Dowell, top left, was named Cottonwood Police Officer of the Year during the department’s annual award’s ceremony at headquarters Wednesday.

By Vyto Starinskas June 22, 2019
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The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has gained Cottonwood Planning and Zoning approval for its new homeless drop-in shelter, along with a $13,000 check from rock star and local businessman Maynard Keenan, a pledge of a $10,000 car and $2,000 in donations to operate the facility next year.

By Vyto Starinskas June 21, 2019

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