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A man’s body was found in a wash along State Route 89A near the intersection of Mingus Avenue Saturday, according to Cottonwood City Police

By Vyto Starinskas June 22, 2021
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David Stutzman always grew tomatoes that were fire-engine red.

By Vyto Starinskas June 21, 2021
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The lightning-ignited Rafael Fire grew significantly Sunday to 10,000 acres from 400 acres earlier in the day, according to InciWeb website.

By Vyto Starinskas June 21, 2021
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Right now the Shaw quote is between $490,000 and $530,000 depending on the design on the field, Westcott said.

By Vyto Starinskas June 20, 2021
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The override is a continuation of past voter-approved override budgets and will not cause an increase in taxes, Westcott said.

By Vyto Starinskas June 20, 2021
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he Mingus Union School Board Thursday night approved modifications to its COVID-19 mitigation plan that makes the use of face coverings, masks and face shields optional.

By Vyto Starinskas June 19, 2021
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“Our focus is performing arts,” Director Rachel Dubien explained. The Liberty Leadership Academy is enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year and plans to have 100 students from kindergarten to fourth grade.

By Vyto Starinskas June 19, 2021
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Dr. Justin Hartman has been hired as the Director of Learning at the Verde Christian Academy after finishing two years in the administration at Mingus Union High School.

By Vyto Starinskas June 19, 2021
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The Mingus Union School Board meeting Thursday night was interrupted by a hacker on its Zoom feed who repeated racial slurs several times before the Internet feed could be disabled, according to Superintendent Mike Westcott.

By Vyto Starinskas June 19, 2021
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The Camp Verde Town Council will continue planning the remaining work for the town’s $12 million sports complex at its regular meeting on Wednesday night.

By Vyto Starinskas June 15, 2021
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The public got a peek at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley campus last Saturday during its open house after the pandemic closed the campus to most students for in-person learning last year.

By Vyto Starinskas June 11, 2021
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Some Sedona residents believe their lifestyle is being overrun by the stress of vacation home rentals, traffic jams and piles of trash left by visitors.

By Vyto Starinskas June 11, 2021
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A new farmers market is sprouting in Cottonwood and will be located in the Old Town Square beginning June 16.

By Vyto Starinskas June 11, 2021
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The Camp Verde School Board unanimously approved Business Services Director Steve Hicks as the administrator-in-charge Tuesday after accepting Superintendent Danny Howe’s request for retirement.

By Vyto Starinskas June 11, 2021
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Verde Village Property Owners Association is taking the survey so they can submit a Vision Statement and Community Plan in conjunction with Yavapai County’s Comprehensive Plan Update, explained Patti Greeneltch, president of the VVPOA.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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Verde Valley Ambulance Chief Kim Moore built her long career the way she helped build the Verde Valley Ambulance Service – one ambulance at a time.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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Demise of the Great American Bookstore
Old Town shop closing its doors

Owner Ranney Moss said she opened the bookstore in the Old Town location almost 20 years ago and now the building has been sold. Moss said the new owners have other plans for the space.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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The Camp Verde School Board will consider releasing Superintendent Danny Howe from his present contract due to personal reasons at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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The quick reaction by a passing tow-truck driver stopped a small brush fire which was started when a pickup truck lost a wheel on State Route 260 near East Prairie Lane late Saturday morning, according to the Verde Valley Fire District.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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The Camp Verde Town Council has approved the lease about 6.8 acres of Verde Lakes Recreational Corporation property for a publicly maintained municipal park.

By Vyto Starinskas June 7, 2021
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Out of Africa’s newest additions are two 6-week-old American Grey wolves named Summit and Timber.

By Vyto Starinskas June 5, 2021
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The team has a record number of swimmers signed up for the program this year, after taking a year off because of the pandemic in 2020.

By Vyto Starinskas June 4, 2021
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The Camp Verde Town Council will discuss and consider the approval of a lease of about 6.8 acres of Verde Lakes Recreational Corporation property. The town hopes to convert the park from privately maintained to a publicly maintained municipal park.

By Vyto Starinskas June 1, 2021
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Ominous dark clouds over Cottonwood brought hope on Monday, but little rain.

By Vyto Starinskas June 1, 2021
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The Verde Valley grows the best corn, tomatoes, pecans and other produce in Northern Arizona. Now it’s a matter of letting the rest of the world know.

By Vyto Starinskas June 1, 2021
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Despite response from multiple agencies, a single-family home was destroyed by fire late Friday afternoon just before the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District.

By Vyto Starinskas June 1, 2021
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An 11-year-old boy is facing felony charges after police said he was responsible for intentionally setting a fire that caused more than $30,000 worth of damage at the closed Beaver Creek Golf Resort.

By Vyto Starinskas May 29, 2021
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The 260-plus graduates of Mingus Union High School’s Class of 2021 had a perfect evening for their graduation Friday night after a turbulent year disrupted by the pandemic.

By Vyto Starinskas May 29, 2021
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Camp Verde is looking for swimmers for the new Parks and Recreation swim team at the Heritage Pool.

By Vyto Starinskas May 29, 2021
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The cornerstone to rehabilitating downtown Clarkdale has been bought by the Arizona Copper Art Museum.

By Vyto Starinskas May 25, 2021
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A three-foot rattlesnake crawled across the backyard of Scott and Heather Parris’ property in Verde Village last week.

By Vyto Starinskas May 24, 2021
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The animals come to live out their lives at her refuge. The animals are brought to the sanctuary for a number of reasons, she said,

By Vyto Starinskas May 24, 2021
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The Town of Camp Verde approved $175,000 to begin work immediately on the soccer, football fields and parking lot to allow for play at the town’s new $12 million Sports Complex.

By Vyto Starinskas May 22, 2021
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Mingus Union baseball junior Jan Alvarez was named First Team All-4A Grand Canyon Region Position Player in the 4A Grand Canyon Region for 2021.

By Vyto Starinskas May 21, 2021
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The Class of 2021 had trouble keeping their caps on during Thursday’s windy graduation celebration, but a beautiful sunset topped off the night as approximately 80 of the school’s seniors collected their diplomas.

By Vyto Starinskas May 21, 2021
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Roger Noguez looked up at the clouds while plowing his fields across from the Camp Verde Library.

By Vyto Starinskas May 19, 2021
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If you’ve run out of unique dining experiences to try in Cottonwood, you might want to head down to the heart of Old Town to Eric and Michelle Jurisin’s latest culinary experiment – the Strada at Bocce.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare has closed its mass vaccination site in the Verde Valley Christian Church after administering 31,000 shots.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2021
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Cobblestone roads have survived hoofs, wheels and tires for 100 years in Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2021
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Yavapai College will be resuming in-person classes for their popular Osher Lifelong Learning classes at the Clarkdale and Sedona campuses.

By Vyto Starinskas May 18, 2021
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The beautiful paintings of wildlife that once decorated the waiting-room walls of Dr. Robert H. Jochim, MD, have been taken down.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2021
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COTTONWOOD - If you are from Cottonwood, Mexican pizzas from the Hacienda Inn are probably in your DNA.

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2021
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Students at Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School followed Cottonwood Police Officers to school on Thursday morning during "Bike to School Day."

By Vyto Starinskas May 15, 2021
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U.S. service crew mends vandalized fences
Fencing borders forest land near East Prairie Lane, Skidmore Drive, Verde River

The U.S. Forest Service is rebuilding the barbed wire fencing around a section of the Prescott National Forest.

By Vyto Starinskas May 14, 2021
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The City of Sedona has installed two new Level 2 electric vehicle charging spots in Uptown Sedona for free public use.

By Vyto Starinskas May 11, 2021
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Downtown Clarkdale was turned into a block party Saturday night celebrating a first-ever beer collaboration between Clarkdale’s Smelter Town Brewery and Friends of the Verde River.

By Vyto Starinskas May 11, 2021
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The Sedona Police Department were the symbolic guardians of the flame Wednesday as they hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run.

By Vyto Starinskas May 7, 2021
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Marauders win pitchers’ duel to finish season
7-12 Mingus Union wins final 2 games against Prescott Badgers

Senior pitcher Trey Peters struck out his last batter on his 105th pitch Wednesday, ending Mingus Union’s baseball season with an exciting 1-0 win in front of a home crowd.

By Vyto Starinskas May 7, 2021
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Verde Village residents watched Wednesday as a Native Air medical helicopter landed on their street to help two female accident victims who crashed their vehicle in the neighborhood.

By Vyto Starinskas May 6, 2021
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Runners in the Conodona 250 trickled through the Verde Valley Tuesday and Wednesday on their quest to be the first to Heritage Square in Flagstaff.

By Vyto Starinskas May 5, 2021

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