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Full merger? Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts could become Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District

VERDE VALLEY – On July 1, 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement. That agreement created the Copper Canyon Fire Medical Authority.

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RV Park ‘another great economic boost’

400-plus unit site at SR 260, I-17 expected to be completed May 2019

CAMP VERDE – By May 2019, the 400-plus unit recreational vehicle site at I-17 and SR 260 should be completed and ready for business.

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Arizona hopes to convince teens to ‘Escape the Vape’

While purchase of tobacco and similar products is legal statewide at 18, two Arizona communities, Douglas and Cottonwood, have raised the age to buy and use these to 21.

Alarmed by the sharp increase of youth "vaping,'' state health officials are preparing a campaign they hope will scare teens from starting or, if it's too late for that, get them to quit.

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Jerome to fill vacant council seat Tuesday

JEROME – Jerome Town Council may fill its empty council seat Tuesday during a special meeting.

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Police: 19-year-old men died of accidental overdose involving fentanyl

The deaths of 19-year-olds Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales have been ruled an accidental overdose of illicit drugs and fentanyl intoxication, according to a Yavapai County Medical Examiner report obtained by The Daily Courier.

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‘A Magical Christmas’ concert by Cottonwood Community Band Dec. 2, 16

The Cottonwood Community Band is presenting their annual Christmas concerts, “A Magical Christmas” under the direction of Dr. Sy Brandon.

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Final four: Community stakeholders meet finalists for Cottonwood City Manager

Community members and stakeholders from all over the Verde Valley had the chance to meet the finalists Friday morning at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

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Homeless group seeks new cold-weather shelter in Cottonwood

Raena Avalon has had success sheltering Cottonwood’s homeless population.

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Becky O’Banion steps down from school board, but not from Verde Valley education

CLARKDALE – As of 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, Becky O’Banion is no longer on the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board.

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Alex Barber selected as mayor of Jerome

JEROME – Alex Barber was appointed Mayor of Jerome Tuesday by an almost entirely new council Tuesday.

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Cottonwood looks at rate increase for water, wastewater

Council directs staff to reevaluate numbers for wastewater increase

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood City Council looked at potentially raising utility rates for water and wastewater Tuesday during a work session.

Thunder and Lightnin’, pony rides, Farm-a-go-go all part of Cornville’s Olde Tyme Country Fair

CORNVILLE – From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 come to the Olde Tyme Country Fair at Oak Creek School.

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Garrison sets sights on paving Ogden Ranch Road

Ogden Ranch Road is a one-mile stretch of dirt road that is occasional graded on the outskirts of Cottonwood, but it could be a key player in moving traffic around the Verde Valley in the future

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Setting the pace: Survey to help Camp Verde Marshal’s Office ‘strengthen community partnerships

It’s been a month since Corey Rowley took over as Camp Verde Marshal. Recently, he said that the officers and staff at CVMO are “committed to providing the highest quality of public safety service to our citizens.”

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Bread of Life elects new board president as Spoo replaces Hach

CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde recently lost a husband-and-wife team of volunteers, as Denny and Phoebe Hach relocated to the Midwest to be closer to family.

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Cottonwood sets Dec. 4 public hearing for 2019 CDBG projects

The City of Cottonwood is expected to receive approximately $330,000 in FY19 federal CDBG funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account.

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Woman accused in Halloween shooting arrested

A Cottonwood woman accused of being involved in a shooting in Old Town Halloween night was arrested Sunday on weapons, aggravated assault and false reporting charges, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Genie Gee assumes dual role as Mingus superintendent, principal

COTTONWOOD – There’s no telling how long Genie Gee will be in the front seat at Mingus Union High School District.

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Country Bank to become State Bank of Arizona

New marquee expected in next ‘couple of years,’ says Cottonwood branch manager

Immediately, however, the Cottonwood branch is known as Country Bank, a Division of State Bank of Arizona, Tufte said, though the branch won’t have new signage for another “couple of years.”

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Old Town Assn. showing progress following Chamber partnership

Last summer, the Old Town Association was still in rehabilitation stages following an embezzlement scandal.

Camp Verde Kiwanis won’t sell Christmas trees this year

CAMP VERDE – For the first time in 35 years, the Camp Verde Kiwanis will not sell Christmas trees.

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Speed of Trust on Camp Verde School Board agenda

Danny Howe: ‘As trust increases, the ability to get work done also increases’

CAMP VERDE – Earlier this year, Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board and Administrator-in-Charge Danny Howe began reading the book The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey.

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Cottonwood council bumps magistrate position to part-time

Cottonwood City Council decided to bump Cottonwood Magistrate Douglas LaSota’s position down from full-time to part-time.

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City Council tables implementation of use tax

COTTONWOOD -- Implementation of a Cottonwood use tax has hit another delay.

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Valley Academy recognized for SkillsUSA Quality Chapter status

COTTONWOOD – Skills USA recently recognized Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education for excellence with Quality Chapter status.

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