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Former county paralegal appointed public fiduciary

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Kathryn Blair as the county’s Public Fiduciary after an executive session of the board’s June 6 meeting.

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Foster withdraws as Camp Verde Marshal

Brian Armstrong to continue as commander until Town makes ‘plan to move forward’

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office is again searching for a marshal.

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Citing GOP extremism, state senator opts not to seek re-election

Decrying the direction of his Republican Party, state Sen. Bob Worsley yanked his name from this year's ballot.

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City Pedals to ‘Road Diet’

Cottonwood works toward bicycle lanes, new master plan

If you ride a bicycle in Cottonwood, you are probably either riding on side streets to avoid traffic, or you are battling pesky motorists for space on busy throughways.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek schools offer 12-percent teacher salary increase

New dress code approved for Cottonwood Community Schools

The budget, which awaits a public hearing before its final approval in July, sounded off in the affirmative for Cottonwood-Oak Creek teachers in the form of a 12-percent salary increase.

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Citizens petition for street improvements

Problems include drainage problems, eroded pavement

A petition circulated among citizens to add sidewalks and road improvements along both the north and south side of Fir Street from Monte Tesoro to Chuckawalla Street has gained Cottonwood City Council’s attention.

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Camp Verde Town Council candidates: Bruce George

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

Volunteer with AARP Taxaide. Member of Camp Verde Business Alliance. Volunteer with the “Old Guys” doing projects for the community. Arizona Parks Site Steward. Supervises environmental clean-up program at Lake Powell called the Trash Tracker for the last 15 years.

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Camp Verde Town Council candidates: Bill LeBeau

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Genesee Region (NY) Crime Prevention Council, Board Member of Camp Verde Library Endowment Board and Camp Verde Community Church, Bellringer for Salvation Army, Volunteer at CV Marshal’s Office. 

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Camp Verde Town Council candidates: Robin Whatley

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

ESL Teacher for the Camp Verde GED program. Volunteer for all Town functions. Big Sister.

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Camp Verde Town Council candidates: Carol German

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

Native Arizonan and 26 years in the Verde Valley.

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Camp Verde Town Council candidates: Joe Butner

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

Three council seats up for grabs in Aug. 28 Municipal Primary

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Foundation raises money for England Center improvements

Ken Zoll meets with Camp Verde School Board

CAMP VERDE – Following Tuesday’s 5 p.m. meeting at the Camp Verde Library, the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation introduced itself to members of the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board.

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Lawmaker expelled from House now making run for Arizona State Senate

PHOENIX -- Don Shooter is a resident of Yuma and is legally qualified to make a bid for a political comeback to be a senator from the legislative district that he has represented before, a judge ruled Friday.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation joins with USGS to monitor health of Verde River

CAMP VERDE – The Yavapai-Apache Nation announced a five-year cooperative agreement between the Nation and the United States Geological Survey to install and monitor a streamflow gage on the Verde River.

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Cottonwood looks at ‘tiny home’ ordinance

Cottonwood City Council discussed a developing ordinance on tiny homes Tuesday.

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Camp Verde now world’s newest dark sky community

The stars over Camp Verde are highly visible at night – not that a dark sky designation was needed for residents to know that.

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Camp Verde schools estimate 7.52-percent teacher salary increase

The Camp Verde Unified School District has a “disproportionate amount of teachers in grants,” according to business manager Steve Hicks.

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Man arrested in Colorado on theft charges in Cottonwood

A Cottonwood man was arrested in Trinidad, Colorado on theft charges Tuesday following a coordination effort by detectives and Colorado law enforcement, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

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Court hears arguments in Gosar case concerning blocked Facebook commenters

A congressional attorney is asking a federal judge here to toss out a lawsuit demanding that Rep. Paul Gosar be barred from blocking them -- or anyone -- from his Facebook page.

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Prescott lawmaker: Immigration 'represents an existential threat to the United States''

A first-term Prescott lawmaker is warning that immigration "represents an existential threat to the United States'' and needs to be curtailed before the country is irrevocably altered.

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Dog Day Afternoon: What’s the law on leaving dogs locked in cars in summer heat?

The Cottonwood Police Department policy is not to open vehicles with dogs locked inside in extreme temperatures as high as 100 degrees unless the dog is showing imminent danger.

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June Cottonwood Council Briefs

June Cottonwood Council Briefs

Arizona jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent

Arizona's jobless rate dropped two tenths of a point to 4.7 percent last month, driven in large part by an unusually strong showing in the state's construction industry. And there are indications on the horizon that trend will continue -- unless rising interest rates dampen demand.

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Ken Bennett faces legal challenge over nomination petitions in governor's race

Political allies of incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are going to court to keep him from having to face a challenger in the Republican primary.

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Q&A with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Steve Farley

“There’s nothing better than a non-stop road trip through Arizona,”

Earlier this month, Sen. Steve Farley stopped in Camp Verde to discuss his platform with the Verde Independent during his campaign in Arizona against incumbent Governor Doug Ducey. Farley has served as a democratic state senator for Arizona since 2013. He is currently the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.