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Senior receives $1K award from Lake Montezuma women’s group

At its May 8 meeting, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club (LMWCC) awarded its 2018 scholarship of $1,000 to Camp Verde High School senior Kayla Madison Brann.

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Karin Ward named Woman of the Year

The phrase person of many hats must have been coined by someone who knew what Karin Ward would become. Superintendent at Beaver Creek School District since 2004, Ward is also the school’s business manager.

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Beaver Creek School promotes 42 eighth graders

Wednesday, Beaver Creek School promoted 42 students in the school’s multi-purpose building.

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Camp Verdeans balance work, retirement

It’s been 10 years since Chip Norton retired. Though most folks who know him couldn’t say what he did by way of gainful employment, it’s his post-career career as a volunteer that has made him a household name in the Verde Valley.

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Why some court cases can drag on for years

There’s a man who’s been in the custody of the Yavapai County jail for more than 10 years, and his trial is still not in sight.

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Arizona Attorney General indicts former Cottonwood employee

Hans Burnett facing felony charges after allegedly forging drinking water bacteria test results

An Arizona grand jury has indicted former Cottonwood employee Hans Burnett after an investigation revealed he allegedly forged drinking water bacteria test results, according to a news release by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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Fire restrictions continue through Memorial Day Weekend

County urges holiday weekend precautions, local agencies to conduct DUI patrols

VERDE VALLEY -- Campfires are out of the question this Memorial Day Weekend as Yavapai County continues its fire ban amid high winds and low humidity. Grilling is still allowed, but only with special precautions.

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Valley leaders hope to reopen Teen Center

COTTONWOOD -- Programs at the Verde Valley Teen Center along Mingus Avenue have been on hold due to lack of volunteers. Now, some local leaders are trying to bring it back.

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VACTE receives Support My Club donation

COTTONWOOD – Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education (VACTE) has received a donation for four SkillsUSA jackets from donors who have given to SupportMyClub.org, according to Valley Academy Superintendent Bob Weir.

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VACTE construction students perform community service

COTTONWOOD – In an effort to perform community service, the construction program at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education has repaired the ceiling and the trusses at Habitat for Humanity’s Cottonwood building.

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Tilted Earth Festival returns for Summer Solstice weekend

Two days of wine, food, music, commemoration and community

PAGE SPRINGS – Page Springs Cellars is pleased to announce the fifth annual Tilted Earth Festival coming to Cornville Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23.

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Special big game permit-tag program

Each year, in June, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards Special Big Game License Tags, sometimes called Commissioners’ tags, to selected 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organizations who are charged to market and sell those tags to raise funds for Arizona’s wildlife.

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McGuireville keeps past alive with Memorial Day tractor and engine show

At 9 a.m. Saturday, McGuireville will celebrate Memorial Day with its fifth annual Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show.

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Mingus Union celebrates 280 graduates; $4.487 million in scholarships

COTTONWOOD – When Mingus Union High School celebrates its graduates this Friday, the cheers won’t be just about the quantity of students, but also for the quality.

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Clarkdale residential property soil cleanup work underway

Soil will be stored in temporary location

CLARKDALE -- Crews have begun digging up contaminated soil from some of the 500 properties in Clarkdale in the United Verde Soil program.

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Sedona investigation results in felony indictment against couple charge in sexual abuse of 7-year-old girl

PHOENIX – An investigation by the Sedona Police Department and Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in a State Grand Jury indictment against a couple on charges related to sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl.

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Camp Verde High School graduates receive more awards, scholarships than previous year

This year’s graduating class tripled that figure – and then some – with total this year of $2,047,059.

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Camp Verde Library begins Summer Reading Program with Jerome Ukulele Orchestra

Join the Camp Verde Community Library Wednesday, June 6, 6 p.m., in the Fireside Room for a special musical performance by Tthe Jerome Ukulele Orchestra to kick off the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program.

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What’s Happening in the Verde Valley: May 23

What’s Happening in the Verde Valley

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Sedona Recycles to remove bins in Camp Verde June 1

CAMP VERDE – Recycling bins at the Heritage Pool and Outpost Mall in Camp Verde will be removed effective June 1, according to a May 1 certified letter from Sedona Recycles Executive Director Jill McCutcheon to Town Manager Russ Martin.

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Traffic passable, but delayed, following two-car crash on AZ 260 and Fir in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – Traffic was passable but delayed at 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Arizona 260 and Fir Street following a two-vehicle accident.

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One person seriously injured in Perkinsville Road rollover

JEROME – At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, the Jerome Fire Department was dispatched to a rollover accident about six miles outside of Jerome on Perkinsville Road.

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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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