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Mingus High Union High School has suspended two students for vandalism, and the school suspects they were related to a nationwide TikTok challenge to teens that has led to the recent suspensions of 12 students at Sedona Red Rock High School.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2021
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The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has received its approval to open the Verde Valley’s first overnight shelter, according to Verde Valley Homeless Coalition Executive Director Rhonda Bishop on Monday, Sept. 27.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2021
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The 30th annual Jerome VW Bus Jamboree took place Thursday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 26, in Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2021
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The crowds turned out for the Clarkdale Rocks Gem and Mineral Show on Saturday Friday and Sept, 27, 2021, at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium.

By Vyto Starinskas September 28, 2021
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Sometimes when no one shows up to a public hearing, it can be seen as a good thing.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Three Sedona Red Rock High School students and a Camp Verde High School student each earned $500 scholarships during the first inaugural Youth Salute Program at Sedona Red Rock High School on Wednesday, Sept, 22.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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On Wednesday night, Sept. 22, Penny Smith’s kind and generous heart could not give any more, as the well-known 56-year-old woman passed away at a Flagstaff hospital.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Motorists have noticed that work has begun on the final phase of the Mingus Avenue construction project.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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The Mingus football team, 2-2 after a 51-0 win over Alhambra on Thursday, Sept. 24, has averaged 40.75 points per game on opponents’ fields this year as players wait for their synthetic field to be completed so they can go home and play.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2021
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Like dinosaurs fighting off extinction, more than 200 VW buses will be seen making the pilgrimage up to the 30th annual Jerome VW Bus Jamboree from Thursday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 26.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2021
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The Verde Valley Humane Society is timing its “pet food giveaway” with the nearby Manzanita Food distributions.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2021
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The Town of Clarkdale’s Summer Concerts in the Park is where Norman Rockwell and Mayberry’s Sheriff Andy Taylor would love to hang out together. And Barney too.

By Vyto Starinskas September 21, 2021
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The 20th annual Thunder Valley Rally in Old Town Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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Northern Arizona Healthcare is seeing some employees who are resistant to getting the COVID-19 vaccine in their facilities in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde, according to Dr. Derek Feuquay, NAH chief medical officer.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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The Cottonwood City Council and the Planning and Zoning Board gave the “green light” for staff to work with a developer to build a large resort off State Route 260, just east of town, with several thousand homes, hotels, a retail village and a surf park.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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Local residents tuned out to the Camp Verde Job and Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Camp Verde Town gym.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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It’s a matter of simple math that the Camp Verde Adult Reading Program pays off for its students.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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Jerome will be getting its only microbrewery.

By Vyto Starinskas September 17, 2021
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They may not be on the cover of Rolling Stone, but the Mingus Union High School rock band is following in the footsteps of superstar alumni as George Thorogood, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Leon Russell to play at the annual Thunder Valley Rally on Friday, Sept. 17.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2021
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Mogollon will be the shining star at this year’s Thunder Valley Rally as Cottonwood hosts its 20th motorcycle rally event in partnership with The Law Tigers.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2021
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John Knight, the Town of Jerome’s zoning administrator, said he has resigned to take a position as the community development director for the Town of Camp Verde.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2021
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The 9-11 attacks hit home Saturday as the community met on the school track for a 9-11 Remembrance Walk on the attack’s 20th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 11.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2021
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Loki Legionson, 39, said he wants to fight and win so he can spread a positive message to people.

By Vyto Starinskas September 14, 2021
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No one was injured, but the residents were displaced by a mobile home fire on Calle Tomallo in the Centerville subdivision in Clarkdale early Friday, Sept. 10.

By Vyto Starinskas September 10, 2021
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The kids at the Cottonwood Community School have turned a bunch of bricks, weeds and worms into a permaculture garden that grows in an area at the school that was once wasted space.

By Vyto Starinskas September 10, 2021
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Parents put children on a school bus safely every morning, but bus drivers and police officers are making sure the bus trip doesn’t become the most dangerous thing they do all day.

By Vyto Starinskas September 10, 2021
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Brandon Decker wants to take back Sedona. And he’s doing with rock.

By Vyto Starinskas September 7, 2021
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Chief Allen Muma is the longest-serving police chief in Jerome’s history, and he plans on staying on for a few more years. That’s great news for Jerome, but also scary news for the ghost town that someday will have to find a new police chief.

By Vyto Starinskas September 7, 2021
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The historic Jerome Hill Climb went off on time early Sunday morning, Sept. 5, 2021, at the entrance of the Jerome Historical Museum as runners began the climb of the grueling, traditional 4.5-mile race.

By Vyto Starinskas September 7, 2021
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In order to quench the thirst for Verde Valley wines, Cove Mesa Vineyard is not wasting any time.

By Vyto Starinskas September 7, 2021
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The Camp Verde Council unanimously approved a Montezuma Castle Highway pavement restoration of $76,074.90 to Asphalt Paving and Supply, Inc. at its regular meeting Aug. 18.

By Vyto Starinskas September 3, 2021
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A drone is coming to the rescue of the Verde River like no man has been able to before.

By Vyto Starinskas September 3, 2021
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Devin Lee Sprecher, 33, of Cottonwood, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 2, on multiple alleged felony domestic violence related charges after a standoff with Verde Valley SWAT on the 100 block of South 9th Street.

By Vyto Starinskas September 2, 2021
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You can’t bring your tequila sunrise to the Tuzigoot Monument and you can’t mix your martini cocktail at the Montezuma Well.

By Vyto Starinskas August 31, 2021
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There’s an otter, a beaver and even a ringtail that will be hanging out on the benches in downtown Camp Verde.

By Vyto Starinskas August 31, 2021
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Build it and they will come. Yavapai College built a new Skilled Trades Center at its Verde Valley campus last summer, and the students have certainly come.

By Vyto Starinskas August 31, 2021
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Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is asking parents to review a new curriculum for its “opt-in” family life education classes, according to COCSD Superintendent Steve King.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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Booster shots for COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended for people with weakened immune systems, and other people over the age of 12 will be eligible for a third booster shots soon possibly around Sept. 20 in Yavapai County, according to Leslie Horton, director Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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An occupant of a house in Lower Oak Creek Estates was not aware his home was on fire until notified by a neighbor of the fire, according to fire officials.

By Vyto Starinskas August 27, 2021
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Two female passengers, a 3-year-old and a 7-year-old were transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood with minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and East Mingus Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, according to the Cottonwood Police Department.

By Vyto Starinskas August 25, 2021
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The Town of Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona have secured a Rural Business Development grant in partnership with Northern Arizona University to recruit a high-skilled technical workforce in the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas August 24, 2021
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You can buy the world at Looky Lulu’s antique store. Well, it’s actually a globe. But there’s also a pink flamingo, an elephant-print shirt, a rooster painting or even a pair of Elton John elevator shoes.

By Vyto Starinskas August 24, 2021
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The body of an 85-year-old man was recovered by police search and rescue teams downstream from a creek-crossing near Sycamore Creek on Monday, Aug. 23, according to police.

By Vyto Starinskas August 23, 2021
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The Camp Verde Town Council has accumulated millions of dollars to spend on town projects, but the town is trying to figure how to get them done.

By Vyto Starinskas August 20, 2021
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As the COVID-19 infections continue to increase in the Verde Valley, vaccination clinics will likely also increase.

By Vyto Starinskas August 20, 2021
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Most children in the Verde Valley are choosing to attend school without masks now that face coverings will be an option, rather than a mandate, in Arizona schools.

By Vyto Starinskas August 20, 2021
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A local couple who love sharing their tandem bike together have spun the wheel on a new journey in life, purchasing the Verde Valley Bicycle Co. in Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas August 20, 2021
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The spike of the Verde River late Wednesday night and Thursday morning surprised even long-time river watchers.

By Vyto Starinskas August 19, 2021
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The Old Town Mission has been helping those in need for more than 30 years, but now the organization could use a little assistance as they finish remodeling its “historic” 1930s building in Old Town.

By Vyto Starinskas August 17, 2021

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