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Wischmeyer lawsuit against Camp Verde on hold

Judge Kottke encourages parties to find ‘usable solution’

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Christopher Kottke told Camp Verde residents John and Cheri Wischmeyer, and the defendant, Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German, that what a buffer is and what it is meant to be isn’t just a matter of seeing things differently.

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Former marshal will not seek reinstatement

Nancy Gardner resigns as Camp Verde’s police chief

CAMP VERDE – Former Camp Verde Marshal Nancy Gardner will not seek reinstatement, the Town of Camp Verde announced Tuesday morning in a press release.

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Simbric returns to Camp Verde School Board

Former longtime board member to replace Christine Schneider

CAMP VERDE – Nearly two years ago, then 72-year-old Bob Simbric announced his retirement from Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board.

Construction industry on rebound in Arizona

PHOENIX -- The state’s beleaguered construction industry is finally showing some consistent signs of life.

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Questions, concerns arise over proposed Big Chino hydroelectric plant

Initial reservoir fill would require billions of gallons

Numerous questions and concerns were raised at a Citizens Water Advocacy Group meeting March 10, one of which was from Garin Reay, who said he lives no more than 20 miles from the proposed Big Chino Pumped Storage Project.

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VVFD, crews respond to house fire in Bridgeport (with video)

Verde Valley Fire District responded to a fire outside a home on Bridle Path Road in Bridgeport Monday morning, according to a VVFD media release.

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Christian recording artist brings free concert to Clarkdale Baptist Church

Wade Hammond, an Inspirational Country Music Association award-winning artist, will perform at Clarkdale Baptist Church, 1051 W. SR89A in Clarkdale at 10:15 a.m. on March 18.

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Bill Regner to represent Clarkdale, Verde Valley at Flinn-Brown Fellowship

Clarkdale Council Member Bill Regner was announced as one of the 2018 fellows in the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Flinn-Brown Fellowship.

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Camp Verde School Board to welcome new member Tuesday

With a day – and an hour – before the March 6 deadline, Cora-lei Marquez of Camp Verde faxed Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter her letter of intent to be considered for the opening on the Camp Verde school board.

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Fun facts about the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

The Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival is Camp Verde’s first signature event of the year.

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Former Mingus super: money saved through consolidation

COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union’s former interim superintendent talked with members of the Advisory Committee for Consolidation Tuesday about a possible savings should the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts consolidate.

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20 Years and Counting: Town Manager Gayle Mabery enters third decade of service in Clarkdale

CLARKDALE – The Clarkdale Town Council was all in agreement when it came to Town Manager Gayle Mabery’s performance, calling her “outstanding.”

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Copper Canyon Fire, Verde Valley Fire looking for reserve firefighters

VERDE VALLEY – For close to two years, an Intergovernmental Agreement between Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority and Verde Valley Fire District has allowed the two districts to share its reserve firefighters.

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Legislative plan could provide $8.7 million statewide for classroom supplies

PHOENIX -- A measure to help teachers pay for classroom supplies cleared a critical hurdle Thursday as state lawmakers resurrected it from political death.

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Mingus Union sports medicine students attend Midwestern University’s Health Sciences Career Day

On Feb. 28, a group of 40 Sports Medicine students from Mingus Union High School, supervised by MUHS Sports Medicine teacher Mike Boysen, drove to Glendale to attend Midwestern University’s Health Science Career Day.

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Cottonwood Community Band plan spring concerts

Sy Brandon has graciously accepted the position as Director of the Cottonwood Community Band in January of this year.

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Police Chief Steve Gesell meets FBI Director Chris Wray

Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell shook Federal Bureau of Information Director Christopher Wray’s hand last week in Phoenix, after a meeting between the director and approximately 30 police chiefs from around the state.

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County announces fourth candidate for Camp Verde school board

Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Cora-lei Marquez says she’s ‘a good fit,’

CAMP VERDE – With a day – and an hour – before the March 6 deadline, Cora-lei Marquez of Camp Verde faxed Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter her letter of intent to be considered for the opening on the Camp Verde school board.

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County to interview candidates for CVUSD board

CAMP VERDE – Starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will interview the three candidates to replace Christine Schneider on Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board.

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AS FRUSTRATION MOUNTS ... School teacher strike not out of the realm of possibility

PHOENIX -- The head of the statewide teachers union said Wednesday a strike may be necessary to get salaries closer to where he believes they should be.

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New City Hall for Cottonwood?

Riverfront Commons property on city wish list

COTTONWOOD -- The City of Cottonwood has for years entertained the idea of purchasing a space on Main Street to consolidate a significant portion of its departments and services.

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King gets overwhelming support from teachers on co-principal plan

COTTONWOOD – Not all of Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s roughly 100 teachers spoke Tuesday about District Superintendent Steve King’s desire for a co-principal model at a reconfigured Dr. Daniel Bright School.

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‘Soft opening’ planned for Native American Heritage Park Trail

CAMP VERDE -- The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has announced that there will be a “soft opening” of the new Native American Heritage Pathway during the annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair as part of the Camp Verde Spring Heritage Festival March 17-18.

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Birding & Nature Festival flies into Verde Valley this April

The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival celebrates 18 years of Birding in the Verde Valley, April 26-29, at Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

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Yavapai County Health Center earns state Quality Improvement Award

Yavapai County Community Health Services, has won the 2017 Quality Improvement Award from the Department of Health and Human Services.