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Let’s go to camp: Camp Verde’s summer day camp offers fun in active, educational and experiential environment

Have fun and make friends. : That’s what the Town of Camp Verde’s Parks and Recreation wants for children who come to summer camp.

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YCSO: Crews use GPS tracker to rescue father, son hikers

Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Backcountry Unit rescued a missing father, son and dog Tuesday near the Wet Beaver Wilderness area, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release.

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Cottonwood to decide on OTA funds Tuesday

Council will also host public hearing on new water capacity fees

Cottonwood City Council will decide on how the city will proceed with funding the Old Town Association next Tuesday.

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Jerome weighs parking kiosks on Hull Ave.

Right now, parking in Jerome is free – but also limited.

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Turning tables: Couple aims to serve fresh produce from Verde Valley Farms

A couple has opened a market on the corner of Cornville Road and Page Springs Road that aims to bring local produce from Verde Valley farms, gardens and orchards directly to area residents.

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Mingus hires superintendent’s husband in ‘substitute position’

Thursday, the Mingus Union High School District voted 5-to-0 to hire the superintendent’s husband to do what amounts to menial office work.

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Mingus sues to stop November consolidation election

Late Thursday afternoon, Mingus Union High School District filed a lawsuit to keep voters from deciding whether its school district should merge with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Consolidation questions, yes; consolidation answers, no

County school superintendent tells Valley Academy ‘we’re on unchartered ground’

COTTONWOOD – If voters approve a consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts, other districts will be affected, Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter said Tuesday.

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Gulch Radio jumps through first hoop in returning to Verde Valley airwaves

JEROME –The “sound of silence” on Verde Valley airwaves may “slip and slide away” soon.

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Another Fine Detail for All in the Polish

For second year in a row, 2 CV residents prepare to clean old Air Force One

A year ago, Camp Verde residents Rob Fafrowicz and Rob Zubek were commissioned to help maintain and preserve the original presidential jet Air Force One, now at home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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Verde Valley Fire District lifts fire ban effective Friday

VERDE VALLEY – This week’s monsoon rains has prompted the Verde Valley Fire District to rescind fire restrictions effective Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m.

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NWS: Flash flood warning in Northern, Central Arizona

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a flash flood watch for parts of east-central and west-central Arizona through late tonight.

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Bear in Sedona captured, relocated to remote area

A female bear was captured and tranquilized Sunday evening in a neighborhood in Sedona, according to Arizona Game and Fish and the Sedona Police Department.

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Cottonwood man dies following vehicle-pedestrian crash on SR 260

A Cottonwood man is dead following a vehicle-pedestrian collision on State Route 260 Tuesday night.

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Fatality on SR 260 between Western and Del Rio

COTTONWOOD - Late Tuesday night, Cottonwood Police Department shut down traffic in both directions on SR 260 between Western Drive and Del Rio Drive "due to a fatality," according to the department's Facebook page.

Sedona Fire District lifts fire ban

The Sedona Fire District lifts the stage III fire restrictions for all portions of the fire district. This will take effect July 11 at 8 am.

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League of Women Voters’ invites town council candidates to non-partisan forum

Empowering voters – and defending democracy. That’s the motto of the Greater Verde Valley’s branch of the League of Women Voters.

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Camp Verde council could approve budget at Wednesday special meeting

Two weeks ago, several Camp Verdeans told Town Council that they were not pleased with the Town’s 52-percent debt ratio.

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Rimrock Farmers Market manager says garden ‘more of a commitment than having a pet’

When Candy Hammond says having a garden is more of a commitment than having a pet, she should know.

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Life in prison … plus 122 years … or

Murder defendant weighs options of plea agreement that would give him 40 to 60 years in prison

CAMP VERDE -- A Phoenix man accused of a Camp Verde homicide could face a maximum life sentence in prison plus 122 years if he doesn’t take a plea agreement.

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Public has until July 26 to submit pro/con consolidation arguments

COTTONWOOD – On July 5, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter’s office began to compile information that will be part of the information packet to help voters consider whether to merge the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts.

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Mingus schedules closed session for legal advice on consolidation

COTTONWOOD – In June, the Mingus Union High School Board voted to not support efforts to consolidate with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.

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Wednesday is opening day for Verde Valley’s newest farmers market in Rimrock

Remember to eat your veggies, support locally sourced foods, and thank a farmer or gardener.

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What’s Happening in the Verde Valley: July 11

The Cottonwood Public Library is offering a new program for job seekers called Jobs 101. On the third Thursdays of every month patrons can learn how to take advantage of free library resources to help them on their way to a new career.

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It’s been 10 years since Brian Tankesley changed careers and became a teacher.