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50 YEARS AGO TODAY The Verde Valley woke up to the biggest snow storm in Arizona history

Fifty years ago, the absolute silence in Clarkdale on the morning of December 13, 1967, woke me up. The outside stillness brought back childhood memories of winters in Massachusetts when a heavy snowfall that had started during the night would muffle the outside world under a white blanket.

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Sheriff’s investigators ask for public’s help to find missing Prescott girl

A girl whose father was preparing to place her in a Phoenix group home due to “incorrigibility issues” has disappeared, and Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating her, said Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Town Manager contract subject of Camp Verde council meeting

On Dec. 15, the Camp Verde Town Council could go into executive session to discuss a possible contract for Town Manager Russ Martin.

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Camp Verde council to consider refinance of WIFA loan

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve a resolution that would authorize the sale and issuance of Camp Verde Sanitary District General Obligation Refunding Bonds.

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Camp Verde council to consider future planning, coordination, execution of its annual events

In the past 20 or so years, the Town of Camp Verde, Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce, Camp Verde Promotions, Verde Valley Archaeology Center, even the newly-formed Camp Verde Business Alliance have played a role in operating and/or owning Camp Verde’s three signature events.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek considers boundaries for proposed K-8 merger

District looks for best way to split children into two schools

COTTONWOOD – At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District will hold its third and final meeting of the year geared toward the possible merger of Dr. Daniel Bright School, Cottonwood Elementary School and Cottonwood Middle School into two K-8 schools.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek uses parent advisory committee to explore K-8 plan

COTTONWOOD – At the end of the day, the burden is on Steve King to decide if it is best to merge three of his district’s schools into two K-8 schools.

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Stabbing suspect still at large

Warrant with $100K cash-only bond issued for Benjamin Pita

Police are still searching for the suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Friday evening.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek board president, vice president trade places

JoAnne Cook now board president as Jason Finger becomes vice president

JoAnne Cook, who replaces Jason Finger, has been the board’s vice president until the board’s 3-to-1 vote.

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Despite vote to support merger, Cottonwood-Oak Creek continues to participate in consolidation committee

Just because the Cottonwood-Oak Creek school board voted Tuesday to support efforts to both consolidate and unify its district with Mingus Union doesn’t mean that the Advisory Committee for Consolidation has nothing left to accomplish.

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Trial date set for man allegedly involved in Clarkdale burglary

A trial date for Gary Devin Amaro-Godoy, 18, was set on Monday by Judge Michael R. Bluff at Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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Camp Verde man accepts plea deal in molestation case

Tristan Alan Horton, 21, pleaded guilty to three dangerous crimes against children on Monday at Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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CVMO Awarded a $10,482 Speed Enforcement Grant

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office is pleased to announce a $10,482.00 award from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for Speed Enforcement Related Equipment.

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Camp Verde Unified School District Superintendent to ‘not seek contract renewal’

It’s not a zero-percent chance that Dr. Dennis Goodwin returns next year to Camp Verde Unified School District.

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Preserving the Verde River, one beer at a time

Sinagua Malt prepares for winter malting

A Camp Verde startup is utilizing Arizona’s love of beer to increase flows in the Verde River.

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Cleaning up Balboa Wash

A crew of about a dozen people on probation/deferral through the Cottonwood Municipal Court use plastic bags and pick-up sticks to clean Balboa Wash in Old Town Cottonwood early Thursday morning.

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Fire chief provides holiday safety tips

The holidays are a joyous time of the year, but can be dangerous if caution is not used.

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City moves forward with annexation of 13 properties

City Council is moving forward with annexing portions of 13 properties which currently straddle the City/County boundary in Verde Village Unit 8.

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Deceased person found in Oak Creek Canyon

Area agencies are in the process of recovering a deceased person in Oak Creek Canyon.

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Police searching for suspect who stabbed man multiple times

Victim listed in critical condition

Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Friday evening.

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Cottonwood police searching for suspect who stabbed driver

Cottonwood Police are still looking for a suspect who stabbed a man multiple times in the Verde Village area around 7 p.m. Friday.

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Wrong-way I-17 driver sought for endangerment

Law enforcement is searching for a man who fled after driving the wrong way on I-17 in Black Canyon City Thursday afternoon.

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Volunteers step up in absence of Camp Verde animal control officer

In the absence of an animal control officer, three volunteers are making all the difference for both the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office and lost dogs.

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150-plus Noble, Douglas, Nordmann firs remain at Kiwanis Christmas tree lot

It may be more desirable to work in nice, round numbers.

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New city well site looks ‘promising’ for recharging groundwater supply

COTTONWOOD -- An injection well at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds to pump reclaimed water from the new Riverfront Park treatment plant looks “promising,” according to Tom Whitmer, Cottonwood’s Director of Natural Resources. The injection well is

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