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Danny Howe given three more years as middle school principal, one more year as administrator-in-charge at Camp Verde Unified

CAMP VERDE – In March, the Camp Verde School Board named Danny Howe its administrator-in-charge through the 2018-2019 school year.

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Local winemakers spearhead Verde Valley American Viticulture Area

The Southwest Wine Center has come a long way since Paula Woolsey taught wine education in the ceramics room over a decade ago, with just a single acre of grapes growing outside.

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Filing deadline for school board elections Aug. 8

VERDE VALLEY – With the candidates filing deadline scheduled for Aug. 8, six of the Verde Valley’s seven school districts each have three openings on their district’s governing board.

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Trading Places? Jason Finger, Anita Glazar pull election packets for each others’ school districts

VERDE VALLEY – Longtime Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board member Jason Finger has pulled an election packet not only to retain his spot on the school board, but also has pulled an election packet to run for the Mingus Union School Board.

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Mingus looks at legal firms to explore validity of consolidation bill

The Mingus Union School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to explore legal counsel options in exploring the validity of the district consolidation bill, SB1254.

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Douglas lacking support in effort to discipline teachers who participated in statewide walkout

PHOENIX -- The state Board of Education won’t be weighing whether to discipline tens of thousands of teachers who walked out during the #RedForEd strike -- at least not yet.

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Cottonwood girl honored for life-saving efforts in pool

Scarlet Bartosh, 8, Cottonwood, receives an award from Cottonwood Fire Chief Mice Kuykendall Friday in recognition for her efforts to help a young child panicking and sinking in the deep end of a swimming pool.

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Clarkdale Town Council Q&A: Bob Ingulli

As a proud and recent graduate of the Verde Valley Leadership program, Class 11 I had the privileged experience to learn the importance of pronounced leadership.

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Clarkdale Town Council Q&A: Ben Kramer

We have been blessed with the knowledge, investment and intuition we have found with Town Manager Mabery.

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Clarkdale Town Council Q&A Bill Regner

Finding and hiring someone of current town manager Mabery’s competence and dedication will be a monumental task.

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Clarkdale Town Council Q&A: Eileen Sydow

The Clarkdale Town Manager has a very important and complex leadership position. Skills and experience for this position include:

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A new road for the Verde Valley? Yavapai County wants to hear from you

Yavapai County is studying a potential new roadway connecting Cornville Road to State Route 260 and needs to hear from you. The study team has launched a website at that includes a public online survey.

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New legal effort launched to keep Don Shooter off primary ballot

PHOENIX -- A political foe of Don Shooter is making a last-ditch effort to keep the ousted former state representative from even trying to make a political comeback.

Despite nominating petition error, judge allows Wendy Rogers to proceed with CD1 candidacy

PHOENIX -- Wendy Rogers can run for Congress in the Republican primary despite an error on her nominating petitions, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith ruled.

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Prescott Rep. Noel Campbell says ‘racist’ label unfair to embattled lawmaker David Stringer

PHOENIX -- Embattled Rep. David Stringer has picked up an ally in his defense of his comments about the effects of immigration: his Prescott Republican seatmate.

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Cottonwood man arrested for assaulting police officer

COTTONWOOD - A Cottonwood man was arrested and jailed Thursday for assaulting a police officer.

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Camp Verde council votes 5-to-1 to give town manager five-year deal

With a 5-to-1 vote, Russ Martin now has a five-year contract with the Town of Camp Verde.

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Power Hour: Mingus program designed to teach students time-management skills

Students at Mingus Union will soon have an entire hour for lunch four days a week this upcoming school year. This will be more than just an extended lunch period, however, according to Mingus Union Principal Genie Gee.

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Brenda Barton off ballot in District 6 Senate race

The Republican Primary for Legislative District 6 Senate seat is no longer being contested following a withdrawal by Rep. Brenda Barton, who has served LD-6 in the House of Representatives since 2013.

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Trump ends family separations

President stands firm on zero-tolerance policy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to the separation of families at the border.

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Woman who claimed she was kidnapped arrested in Prescott homicide case

Sharalyn Stura’s false statements prompted manhunt in Rimrock

A woman who reportedly claimed she had been kidnapped by a suspected murdered that sparked a manhunt in the Rimrock area Thursday has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of first-degree murder, according to a news release from the Prescott Police Department.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Prescott murder no longer believed to be in Rimrock area

UPDATE: After an exhaustive search and follow-up on several leads, the suspect has not been located and is believed to no longer remain in the vicinity. Deputies will continue special patrol in the area as a precaution. YCSO is assisting the Prescott Police Department with the homicide investigation, and any pertinent updates on a search for the suspect will be shared. The community is asked to stay alert and report any suspicious circumstances related to this investigation, said YCSO public information officer Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Prescott PD actively investigating murder scene; suspect believed to be in Verde Valley

Investigation expected to take several days

The Prescott Police Department (PPD) is investigation a suspected homicide in the neighborhood of South View in Prescott off of Williamson Valley Road.

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YCSO: Officers searching for homicide suspect in Rimrock area

D'Evelyn said the suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall and is wearing a black or blue shirt, black shorts and possibly black gloves.

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Camp Verde council approves tentative budget

Finance manager recommends additional $1.5 million debt in case Town purchases water company

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 that includes more than $10 million in debts.