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Rimrock man dies from rollover crash on Montezuma Well Road

A Rimrock man was killed following a roll-over vehicle collision on Forest Road 119 (Montezuma Well Road) Friday at 4:15 p.m., according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood man accused of leading police on chase, hitting officer with car after night of drinking

A 66-year-old Cottonwood man faces a host of criminal charges after he allegedly led officers on a chase after a night of drinking Saturday and striking one policeman with his car.

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Work near completed on new Dollar General

CAMP VERDE – Not much remains for the contractor and the sub-contractors, as work is almost finished on the Dollar General building on SR 260 in Verde Lakes, according to Michael Huesman, project superintendent with Stout Building.

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Prescott Valley boy seeks third consecutive county spelling bee win

38 school spelling bee winners battle for county spelling supremacy

Two years ago, Tanner Dodt of Prescott Valley won his first Yavapai County Spelling Bee.

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9 Verde Valley schools send spelling champions to county’s 71st annual bee

“Now I’m excited and anxious at school,” Matthew says.

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Sedona Film Festival hosts Mary Tyler Moore reunion

Ed Asner gives Cloris Leachman a hug on stage at the 23rd Sedona Film festival on Friday night for a special Mary Tyler Moore reunion that included Valerie Harper.

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Vote to legalize marijuana could be back in 2018

Voters may get another chance next year to legalize marijuana use by adults.

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Helping hands

The Honorable Judge David Mackey conducts the Oath of Office for State Peace Officer Certification with personnel from United States Department of Homeland Security-Investigations, the United States Postal Inspector, and United States Forest Service (One Forest Service employee not shown is positioned behind Judge Mackey).

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Creative friends

Sandra O’Connell displays her latch hook wall hanging, above, during the “Creative Friends Needle Crafts” session at the Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood on Friday where socializing is part of the fun.

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VVRD receives grant

Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) is the recipient of a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant.

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PANT operation leads to drug bust, arrest

Sedona man booked on numerous charges

Monday, 46-year-old Shawn Victor Brown, of Sedona, was arrested by Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives and booked on numerous charges following a vehicle search.

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Remediation work begins Feb. 21 at historic Cottonwood Civic Center

The historic Cottonwood Civic Center, constructed in 1939 using local river rock, is scheduled to start a multi-phase restoration program, beginning Feb. 21, that will last for much of the rest of the year, according to a city news release.

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Subsidized senior apartment complex (finally) open

Residents move in after months of delay

The 60-unit Highland Square senior apartment complex opened its doors to residents Feb. 8 after months of delay.

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Supervisors approve mobile food unit proposal

Text amendment gives hot dog stands, taco trucks leeway to operate

Wednesday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the text amendment to the zoning ordinance and to add language regarding the allowance of mobile food units in Yavapai County.

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Vehicle strikes man on SR 89A

Traffic at standstill for hours

Emergency crews were dispatched to SR 89A, near milepost 359, for a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday.

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Camp Verde school board votes to continue four-day week

With a 3-to-2 vote Tuesday, the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board decided to retain the four-day school week at its elementary, middle and high schools – and to stick with the five-day school week at South Verde High School.

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*Update* - SR 89A reopens after vehicle versus pedestrian accident

Emergency crews were dispatched to SR89A, near milepost 359, for a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.

Beaver Creek Adult Center announces annual elections

At 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, the Beaver Creek Adult Center will elect new directors – then its new officers, which includes a new president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

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Clarkdale’s Arizona Copper Art Museum among nominees for 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

Clarkdale’s Arizona Copper Art Museum is among the nominees in the Small Business category, according to a press release from Arizona Citizens for the Arts.

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NRCD to host Small Irrigators Workshop

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Town of Camp Verde’s Community Center, the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District – aka NRCD – will hold a Small Irrigators Workshop so ditch irrigators could learn to become more water-wise.

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Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead for Verde Valley SCITECH Festival

The following is a roundup of Verde Valley SCITECH Festival – Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – activities and events scheduled throughout the Verde Valley to date:

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Archaeology Center named non-profit partner for Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot national monuments

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has agreed to become the official non-profit partner for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments.

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Camp Verde council could approve cost to remove asbestos, then demolish old library

Before Camp Verde’s old library can be demolished, its trace amounts of asbestos must be removed.

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Upcoming road work expected to last through April 10

Yavapai County will perform construction work Feb. 21.

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Trail coalition to construct new Wikiup Mesa trail

Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is making plans to begin construction of the Wikiup Mesa trail system in the Golden Gulch of Rimrock.