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Texas school shooting: Lawmakers press governor to call special session on gun control

PHOENIX -- Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws.

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Clarkdale to consider general obligation bond to fund street improvements

The Clarkdale Town Council will discuss the Citizens Bond Committee’s recommendations at the regular council meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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Middle School now Community School

COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board unanimously voted to support Principal Matt Schumacher’s recommendation to rename his school Cottonwood Community School.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek board sets boundaries for realigned schools

COTTONWOOD As Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s leadership explored the possibility of realigning three of its schools into two K-8 schools, information was solicited from families who would be affected by a change in the schools.

Sedona Recycles to shut down Verde Valley service in June

Sedona Recycles announced it will be closing the remainder of its Verde Valley locations in June.

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Martin hopes to select new police chief before Memorial Day

CAMP VERDE – Russ Martin said that by May 25, he would like to name the Town of Camp Verde’s next marshal.

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Governor vetoes bill to raise auto minimum liability limits

PHOENIX -- Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972.

Free slash drop off program through June 1

VERDE VALLEY – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has announced the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations, through June 1.

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Verde Lakes Now Firewise

Verde Lakes Recreation Corporation and the Verde Lakes community present Copper Canyon Fire Chief Terry Keller with a plaque and card in appreciation for a job well done.

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Mingus again takes no action on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – Three members of the Mingus Union School Board were the proverbial this close that they would vote against consolidation with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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, as the ceremony included various introductions, awards recognitions, student speakers, the Camp Verde High School choir, an introduction of the 21 12-year seniors who attended Beaver Creek and/or Camp Verde schools since first grade – as well as the presentation of the graduation class as 93 seniors received their diplomas. (Photos by Bill Helm)