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Another bright star in the sky: Camp Verde civic leader John McReynolds dies at age 62

Though family has not been available to comment on the passing of the family patriarch, Camp Verdeans have reached out to say how much McReynolds has meant to them.

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For $6.2 million, you can own the historic Little Daisy Hotel (with photo gallery)

It’s been 100 years since “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas opened the Little Daily Hotel in Jerome.

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Use permit seeks conversion of old rec center into Old Town brewpub

COTTONWOOD -- A plan to turn a former church building at the entrance of Old Town Cottonwood into a brewpub will be in front of the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night.

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Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor

CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.

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Let there be rock: Mingus rock band gives students ‘chance to really build something’ (with video)

Not only are the young musicians learning their chops, but they also learn to work within the scope of a band. According to Logan Trujillo, a band’s relationships “are crucial.”

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Old Town Association to request funding from city

Tuesday, Brenda Clouston of the Old Town Association will update Cottonwood City Council on the organization’s progress and request funding for 2019.

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Cottonwood to consider flag banner ban Tuesday

According to staff documents, this change would enhance the aesthetics of the community as well as eliminate distractions for drivers.

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Camp Verde to hold sign code forum

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Camp Verde Community Library, the Town’s Community Development Department will solicit public feedback in a public meeting on upcoming changes to sign codes.

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Photo Feature: Local Troop 7020 Boy Scouts work to create a path around Sunset Lake

Local Troop 7020 Boy Scouts work to create a path around Sunset Lake

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Copper Canyon Fire receives $6,770 highway safety grant

The Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority has received a $6,770 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will be used to purchase a vehicle stabilization kit to support first responder and victim safety at the scene on vehicle accidents.

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Cottonwood P&Z to look at plans to add side yard to Bocce

According to the letter, Jurisin said he has an agreement with Cashmere Properties to lease the vacant lot adjacent to the restaurant, on the west side of North Main Street between 1048 and 1060 North Main Street.

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VACTE fire science students prepare for state certification

The Firefighter Academy at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education “has been busy training and preparing students” to become qualified as firefighters, said Steve Darby, the program’s fire science instructor.

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Teague, Currie, McTurk sworn in to Mingus Union School Board

Incoming Mingus Union School Board members Stephen ‘Chip’ Currie, Carol Anne Teague and John McTurk, from left, take the oath of office from Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter during the board’s Wednesday afternoon meeting.

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Transportation, Sunset Park improvements in Sedona

The City of Sedona is about to begin another one of many projects comprising the “Sedona in Motion” transportation improvement plan. The latest is a shared-use pathway within Sunset Park that will travel between Sunset and Shelby drives.

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Jerome Town Council discusses plans for health clinic

While still in the talking stages, Jerome Town Council Member Jack Dillenberg is spearheading plans for a health facility on the third floor of the Jerome Civic Center.

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Jerome looks at accessory building ordinance

Ordinance 446 amends the definition of an “accessory building” as being a building or structure that is “visually” subordinate to the main building. The proposed amendment adds that an accessory building “shall not be used for human habitation.”

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Jerome Council establishes new court security fees

The Jerome Town Council approved an ordinance Tuesday amending the town’s mandatory court fees.

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Jon Kyl to resign U.S.Senate seat Dec. 31

PHOENIX -- Saying his commitment was only until the end of the year, Jon Kyl is stepping down from the Senate seat to which he was named less than four months ago.

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Phil Tanner reinstated as Mingus special education director

COTTONWOOD – In July, the Mingus Union School Board relieved School Psychologist Phil Tanner of his dual duties as director of the school’s Special Education department.

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UPDATE: Area agencies, businesses included in nationwide bomb threat

Cottonwood police and other area emergency responders are currently at the Yavapai County Annex in Cottonwood following a threat of a bomb placed in the county assessor’s office, according to a report on the Cottonwood police scanner.

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CVMO: Drivers hospitalized following head-on collision on Finnie Flat Road

Two have been hospitalized following a head-on collision on Finne Flat Road and State Route 260 last night, according to the Camp Verde Marshal's Office.

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Mingus OKs supplemental contracts for Gee, Leonard

With the Mingus Union School Board voted to accept Penny Hargrove’s resignation as district superintendent, Principal Genie Gee was asked to also serve as acting superintendent.

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The case of the lost Christmas Tree

Cottonwood police are trying to crack the case of the lost Christmas tree. For now, the Christmas tree is in solitary confinement in the police department’s outdoor shed under lock and key.

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Ducey threatens veto if lawmakers alter drought plan

Gov. Doug Ducey threatened to veto any drought contingency plan that does not equitably divide up the pain of Arizona having less water in 2020 and eventually leads to lower water use in the state.

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Yavapai College student-crafted wines win double-gold, silver at Jefferson Cup

Add two more Yavapai College student-crafted wines to the list of prestigious award winners.

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