Local News


Tease photo

Weekend burglary puts halt to work projects for Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity

COTTONWOOD -- It may be too early for the Grinch to be lurking around, but someone hit the Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 737 S. Main St., stealing tools and delaying work on wheelchair ramps and home repairs.

Tease photo

Pilot in Cottonwood plane crash dies

COTTONWOOD -- The pilot in Monday’s plane crash in the Tierra Verde Circle neighborhood in Cottonwood has died, according to the Cottonwood Police Department.

Tease photo

Pastor in molestation case enters not-guilty plea on 9 new charges

Yavapai County judges may be recused from trial

CAMP VERDE -- A former Prescott pastor entered a not-guilty plea on nine new felony charges Monday.

Michael Gordon resigns from Clarkdale-Jerome School Board

CLARKDALE – Due to the resignation of Michael Gordon, the office of Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking to fill an opening on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.

Tease photo

Pioneer Picnic moves back to Montezuma Well picnic area

RIMROCK – It’s been more than 90 years since the Verde Valley’s first Pioneer Picnic, 1927 to be exact.

Tease photo

Paul Chevalier seeks District 3 seat on Yavapai College Board

I am the best qualified candidate to help us get educational services in the Valley commensurate with the high property taxes we pay to the college. We must have equity. And we must find a way to lower taxes.

Tease photo

Connie Harris seeks District 3 seat on Yavapai College Board

With active participation the past 20 months, my experience base is solid. I am highly qualified to continue to be a member of this college’s Governing Board.

Tease photo

Q&A: Jason Finger seeks seat on Mingus Union School Board

In an effort to foster trust and transparency with your constituents, using district email accounts should be the only method for conducting board business.

Tease photo

Q&A: Carol Anne Teague seeks seat on Mingus Union School Board

The solution for those who want to respond to official business in a timely manner is to either just use their personal emails or to create an email address dedicated to MUHS through an accessible server like gmail that will work on mobile devices.

Tease photo

Two public meetings planned to discuss possible routes for new county connector road

Yavapai County is hosting two public meetings, one on Sept. 26 and one on Oct. 2, to discuss the Verde Connect project with the community. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

Friends promotes river stewardship with safety boating workshops

COTTONWOOD -- Friends of the Verde River promotes river stewardship by encouraging recreation on the on the river. River recreation, including tubing and kayaking, has joined fishing, birding, camping, and hiking as a draw for visitors to our communities.

Tease photo

Plane crashes into Cottonwood residence

Cause of crash still unknown

Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

Tease photo

Emergency responders on scene of Cottonwood airplane crash (with videos)

Cottonwood emergency responders are currently on scene of an airplane crash in the Tierra Verde Circle neighborhood. See video of crash site and an eyewitness account. More details to come.

Tease photo

Honwytewa, Smith, Guzman ahead in Yavapai-Apache’s Tribal Council election

Election Board to certify election within three days of Sept. 15 election

With 163 votes, Amanda Honwytewa is the leading vote-getter in the Sept. 15 Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tribal Council Elections, according to unofficial results posted on the Nation’s website, www.yavapai-apache.org.

Tease photo

Mingus Union asks Cottonwood-Oak Creek to reconsider consolidation vote

Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board voted 4-to-0 to send the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board a letter asking C-OC board members to reconsider their December 2017 vote to request the school district consolidation questions be sent to voters.

Tease photo

Virus affecting some deer in Yavapai Hills area near Prescott

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed a disease event affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott.

Tease photo

League of Women Voters’ Verde chapter invites Charlie German, Jackie Baker to Camp Verde mayoral candidates forum Sept. 27

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley chapter will sponsor a Camp Verde mayoral run-off forum for voters and community members alike to meet candidates Charlie German and Jackie Baker.

Tease photo

Texting while driving may be in Yavapai County’s hands

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will meet next Wednesday at 9 a.m. to a host a public hearing on the possibility of adopting an ordinance to regulate texting while driving. The meeting will be at 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood.

Tease photo

58th Colonel’s Daughter competition scheduled for Sept. 30

Since 1960, the Colonel’s Daughter Competition has been part of the fabric that is Camp Verde, a beauty contest of sorts.

Tease photo

Public hearing set on full merger of fire districts

Two years ago, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to form the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority to share services and to reduce administrative redundancies.

Tease photo

Verde Valley Women who Lead: Sebra Choe

Building communities from the ground up

Since taking on her role in the town’s Economic Development department, Choe said she often deals with constant doubt from people who aren’t ready to accept change. However, she also feels emboldened in her role in a workspace that supports “99 percent” of her ideas.

Tease photo

Thomas Chantry faces new charges of molestation, abuse

Former pastor held on $1 million bond

A former Prescott pastor who stood trial less than a month ago on multiple charges of child molestation and abuse faces nine new charges as of Tuesday.

Tease photo

5 great mountain bike trails in the Verde Valley

The employees of the Verde Valley Bicycle Co. not only work on mountain bikes, they are also avid mountain bikers. Randy Young and Jeff Johnson of the Verde Valley Bicycle Co. suggested five great mountain bike trails in the Verde Valley.

Tease photo

Community debates pros, cons of Jerome parking kiosks

JEROME – The question of paid parking in Jerome is still up in the air as of Tuesday’s town council meeting.

Tease photo

Ilchi Lee honored for bringing peace to violent Salvadoran schools

SAN SALVADOR — The founder of Sedona’s Mago Retreat, Ilchi Lee, was given the national award, José Simeón Cañas Slave Liberator Order, at the El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 12.