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Counterfeit money circulating in Verde Valley

Police ask merchants to exam currency before accepting it

The Cottonwood Police Department has taken several reports of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills this month being passed at local businesses.

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Juries can hear testimony from experts explaining domestic violence

PHOENIX -- Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Corporation Commission OK's rate hike for APS

PHOENIX -- State utility regulators agreed Tuesday to allow APS to collect another $95 million a year from its customers.

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Ducey not interested in removing Arizona Confederate monuments

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey has no interest in removing any Confederate monuments on state land even in the wake of weekend violence after a racist demonstration in Virginia.

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5 haunted dwellings of the Verde Valley

From Camp Verde to Sedona, much goes bump in the night

The somewhat sordid history of the Verde Valley isn’t exactly a secret.

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Highway stop uncovers marijuana edibles packaged similar to children’s cereal

ASH FORK – A cooler containing a garbage bag full of marijuana edibles, hash, hash oil and other THC-based products was discovered during a traffic stop Aug. 9 in Ash Fork.

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Peggy Dickey talks 5th Day programs at Camp Verde Unified

A graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology, Peggy Dickey is a certified substitute, not a certified teacher.

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Dickey leads ‘day of fun’ at Camp Verde schools

Dr. Dennis Goodwin says that the best way to keep students engaged is to give them choices.

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Vince’s Auto Body expects to open new SR 260 location in mid-September

Workers with Tierra Verde Builders and Stapp Drywall have one goal when it comes to the new Vince’s Auto Body location that fronts SR 260 in Camp Verde, but the official address in 1900 N. Moonrise.

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VVPOA sponsors SR 260 cleanup

Saturday, Aug. 19, the VVPOA will be doing a SR 260 cleanup from milepost 207 to 209.

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Celebrate solar eclipse at Camp Verde Library

Monday, August 21 at 9 a.m., join Miss Nadia to learn about solar eclipses and how to safely view this unique event.

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Detectives nab 89-year-old accused of using stolen identity for 28 years

A Mesa resident who allegedly used the identity of his deceased brother to collect nearly $300,000 in Social Security benefits has been charged with forgery and fraud schemes thanks to Arizona Department of Transportation detectives’ use of facial recognition training and technology.

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Mingus Union Business Manager Kirk Waddle resigns

Accepts job with former Mingus boss at Saddle Mountain Unified

In a few weeks, Waddle will leave Mingus Union, and he will join Dr. Tighe at Saddle Mountain Unified, a district with schools in Buckeye and Tonopah.

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1,445 miles in 14 days: Verde Valley man journeys to Iowa hometown by bicycle

In July, Peterson rode his bicycle 1,445 miles to Pomeroy, Iowa, in 14 days.

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Major issue in Clarkdale soil remediation project: Where will they put the dirt?

CLARKDALE -- Hundreds of property owners in Clarkdale have signed up to have their land cleaned up in the United Verde Soil Program, but first Yavapai County has to approve a plan to permanently store the soil at a location 800 feet from the Verde River near the Lower TAPCO river access parking area.

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Lawsuit seeks to block public vote on school vouchers

PHOENIX -- Supporters of universal vouchers filed suit Friday in a bid to keep a referendum on the legislation from ever getting to the ballot.

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Sedona Yoga Festival moves forward with mural unveiling

The annual Sedona Yoga Festival has opened a daily yoga center for the local community.

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Crazy Tony’s helps an Old Town neighbor during opening

Crazy Tony’s in the Old Town Market in Cottonwood donated $5,000 to the Old Town Mission.

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Youth outreach program builds bridges in Alaska

COTTONWOOD – In southeast Alaska, the community of Game Creek is nestled in the shadow of neighboring Hoonah, a city dwarfed by Juneau, about 30 miles to the east.

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Pop-up food pantry coming to local retirement center

Manzanita Outreach, a local non-profit organization, plans to bring its Pop-Up Pantry Program to Verde Valley Manor residents starting in September.

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Arson suspect arrested in Rimrock

Man accused of pouring alcohol on container of ammunition and setting it on fire

Aug. 4, around 11:45 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 4100 block of Aztec Road in Rimrock, regarding a subject firing rounds in his backyard.

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Mike Newcomb named executive director of local Manzanita Outreach

Mike Newcomb is the recently appointed executive director of Manzanita Outreach, a local non-profit best known locally for its annual Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event.

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Cottonwood distributes Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The City of Cottonwood recently mailed the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey to residents via their water utility bills.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation prepares for September 16 general election

CAMP VERDE – The Yavapai-Apache Nation Election Board officially released the names of candidates vying for the 3 vacancies that will be vacated on September 16, 2017.

Special election called by, held in Mingus Union Nov. 7

A special election has been called by, and will be held in, Mingus Union High School District No. 4 of Yavapai County, on Nov. 7.