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Charcoal briquettes spark brush fire in Sedona

‘Had the people just followed the fire restrictions, this incident never would have occurred’

Around 2:41 p.m. Saturday, Sedona firefighters were dispatched to Posse Ground Park for a wildland fire, and upon arrival, found a small brush fire about ¼ acre in size.

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New health care plan to cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion

The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 -- and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion -- according to a new analysis by the Ducey administration.

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High court rules same-sex couples entitled to ‘constellation of benefits’ linked to marriage

A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could strengthen claims by gays that they’re entitled to more than just the right to marry.

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Monsoons, mosquitoes are coming

Health officials advise precautions and preparations for monsoon/mosquito season

By now, most Arizonans are eager for some relief from breath-stealing, lip-drying heat.

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New river park may bear name of Verde’s greatest supporter, John Parsons

‘Parsons Park’ proposed in honor of man often called ‘Mr. Verde River’

During his career as a newspaper reporter, Steve Ayers once wrote that John Parsons “more than anyone, is responsible for transforming the Verde (River) from a gravel-pitted, land-filled, orphaned waif to the thing of charm and beauty it is today.”

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Emergency crews respond to two aircraft accidents Monday

No injuries reported

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 26, Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department and the Cottonwood Police Department responded to an aircraft accident at the Cottonwood Airport.

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No injuries in crash landing at Cottonwood Airport

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 26, Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department and Cottonwood Police Department responded to an aircraft accident at the Cottonwood Airport.

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Plans for winery at old Masonic Lodge move forward

P&Z also discuss Circle K expansion

The City of Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission approved an amendment for land use classification and a zone change to two parcels of land to construct the future Galileo 33 at the site of the old Masonic Lodge.

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Cornville Post Office comes full circle

The historic Cornville Post Office takes a full-circle and ends back up in Cornville where there was a dedication ceremony Saturday morning at Windmill Gardens on Cornville Road recognizing the hard work by the Cornville Historical Society and all the other people who were responsible for bringing it back to town.

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Mingus Union, Cottonwood-Oak Creek continue consolidation talks as Clarkdale-Jerome says NO

When Clarkdale-Jerome School District hired Humboldt Unified’s Danny Brown to a two-year contract to become its next superintendent, it seemed clear that Clarkdale-Jerome wanted nothing to do with the unification and consolidation talks that have been going on between Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts.

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IRS warns of continuing scams

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake.

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New Life for the Cuban Queen

New owners strive for historical accuracy in reconstruction of former Jerome bordello

The ghost of the Cuban Queen in Jerome may rise again.

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Extending Homestead Parkway

Camp Verde receives ADOT’s $231K Economic Strengths Program award

Two years ago, the Camp Verde Town Council approved the extension and improvement of Homestead Parkway that “was instrumental in getting the land donation for the Verde Valley Archaeology Center’s new home,” said Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers.

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Library benefits as Friends of Camp Verde Library helps fund extra projects

Two years before the Town of Camp Verde opened its new library, a group of volunteers realized that one day, the Citizens Committee for the Camp Verde Library would be out of things to do.

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Senate health care bill could cost state $7.1 billion

May force Arizona to take away care from more than 400,000 residents

The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 -- and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion -- according to a new analysis by the Ducey administration.

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Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center wins medal, award at international competition

The Southwest Wine Center (SWC) at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale won the Gold Medal and Best of Class Award at the 2017 Sunset International Wine Competition in Berkeley, Calif. for its 2014 Sunlight (a blended varietal white wine).

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Military Service Park unveils bronze K9 statue

The new Military K9 Memorial bronze statue was unveiled Thursday at the Verde Valley Military Service Park at Garrison Park in Cottonwood.

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Cottonwood Post Office Tour

Eddie Reel of the Cottonwood Post Office gave parents and children a tour of the Post Office as part of the 2017 Cottonwood Public Library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program Friday.

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Former PVPD officer arrested in child sex sting

Two others also arrested in undercover operation

A former Prescott Valley police officer was among three men arrested in a multi-agency prostitution sting on Wednesday, June 21, local law enforcement officials confirmed.

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Crash halts traffic on I-17

CAMP VERDE – Interstate 17 was shut down for a short time at about 2 p.m. Thursday following a one-vehicle roll over crash in the south bound lane at milepost 289.

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Good Samaritan aids in arrest of fleeing suspect

COTTONWOOD - Customers witnessed three young men running through the Walmart parking lot while tossing items out of a purse, prompting the customers to call police Wednesday night, about 9:30 p.m. The suspects were located by officers at Mingus Union High School.

Change the face of art

Over the next few months, the founder of the ‘forever’ art movement called Collaborative Art WORKS will discuss and demonstrate her techniques at the Verde Valley’s public libraries.

Beaver Creek raising money for student backpack program

Each year, Beaver Creek School District gives out close to 100 backpacks through its student backpack program.

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Transition Fair helps improve lifelong outcomes

Meeting its mission of helping improve lifelong outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities, the Verde Valley Transition Committee will hold a Transition Fair on Sept. 28 at Yavapai College’s Clarkdale campus.

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New wheels in Jerome

In May of this year the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the sale of a 2000 Chevrolet C2500 truck to the town of Jerome for $1 to replace a very old 1970 era truck they were currently using.