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Full merger? Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts could become Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District

VERDE VALLEY – On July 1, 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement. That agreement created the Copper Canyon Fire Medical Authority.

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RV Park ‘another great economic boost’

400-plus unit site at SR 260, I-17 expected to be completed May 2019

CAMP VERDE – By May 2019, the 400-plus unit recreational vehicle site at I-17 and SR 260 should be completed and ready for business.

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Arizona hopes to convince teens to ‘Escape the Vape’

While purchase of tobacco and similar products is legal statewide at 18, two Arizona communities, Douglas and Cottonwood, have raised the age to buy and use these to 21.

Alarmed by the sharp increase of youth "vaping,'' state health officials are preparing a campaign they hope will scare teens from starting or, if it's too late for that, get them to quit.

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Jerome to fill vacant council seat Tuesday

JEROME – Jerome Town Council may fill its empty council seat Tuesday during a special meeting.

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Police: 19-year-old men died of accidental overdose involving fentanyl

The deaths of 19-year-olds Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales have been ruled an accidental overdose of illicit drugs and fentanyl intoxication, according to a Yavapai County Medical Examiner report obtained by The Daily Courier.

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‘A Magical Christmas’ concert by Cottonwood Community Band Dec. 2, 16

The Cottonwood Community Band is presenting their annual Christmas concerts, “A Magical Christmas” under the direction of Dr. Sy Brandon.

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Final four: Community stakeholders meet finalists for Cottonwood City Manager

Community members and stakeholders from all over the Verde Valley had the chance to meet the finalists Friday morning at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

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Homeless group seeks new cold-weather shelter in Cottonwood

Raena Avalon has had success sheltering Cottonwood’s homeless population.

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Becky O’Banion steps down from school board, but not from Verde Valley education

CLARKDALE – As of 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, Becky O’Banion is no longer on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.

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Alex Barber selected as mayor of Jerome

JEROME – Alex Barber was appointed Mayor of Jerome Tuesday by an almost entirely new council Tuesday.

Gallery: Jerome welcomes new council members

Jerome swore in incumbent Alex Barber and three new council members Tuesday during a regular ...

Gallery: Thunder Valley Rally closes Cottonwood with a bang Saturday

The festival hosted a myriad of entertainment, vendors, food and drink for motorcycle enthusiasts from ...

Gallery: Verde Valley gets healthy dose of monsoons

According to the National Weather Service, most of the year low-level winds in the region ...

This week in photos: Night skies, fires and state championships

Check out this week in photos by VNI staff.

2017 Camp Verde High School Graduation

Thursday, Camp Verde High School’s Class of 2017 graduated on the Sam Hammerstrom football field, ...