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Smoking in bed causes house fire in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE -- A Camp Verde family has been referred to the Red Cross after being displaced from their home following a residential fire on South Fifth Street Wednesday morning.

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Town manager prepared to ‘field questions’ about former marshal at Coffee with a Cop

It’s been a week since the Town of Camp Verde and Marshal Nancy Gardner officially parted company.

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Camp Verde council could approve rate increase to Waste Water Treatment

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve the Town’s recommendation for rate increases over the next five years.

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Camp Verde council considers $2 million contract for first phase of new Sports Complex

Citing ‘conflict of interest,’ Mayor German to abstain from discussion, vote

Now that the Town of Camp Verde has completed clearing and grubbing the site of the Camp Verde Sports Complex, the next step is to commence grading, drainage and infrastructure improvements.

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Arizona Gov. Ducey proposes some limits on gun purchases

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to close some reporting loopholes to ensure more information is available when background checks are done of gun buyers but has no interest in requiring every weapon sale goes through that system.

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School Board, superintendent talk fiduciary responsibility, staffing, campus realignment

Since the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board agreed in February to approve Steve King’s plan for realigning three of its schools into two K-8 schools, both the board and the superintendent are still trying to decide on a restructuring plan that is best.

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Future chefs plan perfect recipe for culinary competition

Elementary students cook Asian-inspired recipes March 28

For five of Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s students, the eighth annual Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge is an opportunity to use their creativity and culinary skills to make Asian-inspired dishes that are both healthy and delicious.

What’s Happening: March 21, 2018

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years, who live in the school district, and are not already receiving special education services or enrolled in kindergarten.

Class recruitment now underway for Verde Valley Leadership

Verde Valley Leadership is fast approaching its 13th year. The concept of a leadership program for the Verde Valley was first introduced by founder Mike Johnson, then the community manager for Arizona Public Service, and a graduate of the Prescott Area Leadership (PAL) program.

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Cottonwood’s annual Easter Egg Hunt set for March 31

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department invites local youngsters to this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Riverfront Park, March 31

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A funny thing happened on the way to a career in finance. Klint McKean couldn’t surrender his love of words.

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Camp Verde March-a-Mile for Meals on Wheels hits pavement Saturday

Saturday, March 24, Meals on Wheels, in partnership with the Verde Valley Senior Center will sponsor the third annual Camp Verde March-a-Mile event in conjunction with the National March-a-Mile for Meals on Wheels in an effort to raise funds for the Meals on Wheels program.

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Cement truck rollover at SR 89A roundabout in Clarkdale

At about 11:42 a.m., March 19, Clarkdale Police Department received numerous reports of a cement truck accident at the roundabout at Hwy 89A & Lisa St.

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Mingus requests law enforcement investigation into school bus incident

According to a media alert issued by Mingus Union School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove Sunday morning, the Mingus administration has requested the assistance of law-enforcement in investigating an incident involving a matter that occurred on one of its buses.

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Woman with COPD walks 2K another year

Physical therapy makes difference for Timmie Bell

In June 2016, Timmie Bell was hospitalized for an infection in her lungs. Her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, started as a small cough left that left Bell struggling to breathe.

Rhoades resigns as Camp Verde varsity football coach

CAMP VERDE – About 17 months ago, Camp Verde High School’s then-interim football coach proposed to his then-girlfriend on the field following a tough win.

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Cottonwood present mirrors past

City looks to rebrand Civic Center to old roots

From Workers Progress Administration project, to community clubhouse to naval housing, the Cottonwood Civic Center has stood the test of time and now Cottonwood city employees hope to see it stand even longer.

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Governor Ducey: New Florida gun laws not part of Arizona agenda

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is nixing enacting the same new restrictions on guns to control school violence that fellow Republican and Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed into law.

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Rep. Noel Campbell takes Democrats to task over student protest over school shootings

PHOENIX -- A Prescott Republican lawmaker lashed out at Democrats Thursday, accusing them of being more interested in political “theater’’ than solving the question of gun violence in schools.

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Wage equalization likely topic for consolidation committee

Although members of the Advisory Committee for Consolidation have discussed wage equalization at each of their meetings, talks have mostly been about certified employees such as teachers and paraprofessionals.

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Clarkdale Town Park restoration project underway

CLARKDALE – Freeport Minerals initiated the United Verde Soil Program (UVSP) to test soil at residential, commercial and public properties in areas of Clarkdale near the historical copper smelter.

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Yavapai sheriff meets with U.S. attorney general on school safety brainstorming

Yavapai County ‘listening’ sessions announced

Thursday, March 8, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher along with Sheriffs from Michigan, Colorado and Florida, had the honor to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the topic of School Safety and Information Sharing.

Forum to review local progress on mental health advocacy, services

Are we better off than we were five years ago when it comes to access to services for mental health issues in the Verde Valley?

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Jerome council weighs costs, merits of staggered terms question on ballot

JEROME -- A measure to initiate staggered terms may not end up on Jerome’s ballot after all this year, now that the Jerome Town Council was notified of the cost.

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General plan sparks lively debate in Jerome

JEROME -- While no action was scheduled in regard to the revised Jerome General Plan, that did not stop the room from having the usual lengthy discussion on the plan Tuesday.