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Diane Joens honored as Professional Women’s Group’s ‘Making A Difference Woman of the Year’

The 2018 nominees for the Professional Women’s Group of Northern Arizona “Making A Difference Award” line up for a photo at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where they held their luncheon Tuesday.

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Police say Cottonwood man threatens neighbors with a gun over loud music

COTTONWOOD – A Cottonwood man was arrested Tuesday for threatening his neighbors with a gun.

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3 suspects using counterfeit $100 bills arrested at Costco

2 already wanted by law enforcement for passing fake bills over weekend

Two suspects sought by local law enforcement for passing counterfeit bills in the area have been arrested along with a third suspect at Costco in Prescott.

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Verde Valley veterans urged to share their stories

Verde Valley Newspapers wants to share with readers the stories of local residents’ service in the U.S. military in a special section that will be published in November in observance of Veterans Day.

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5 things you should know about this year's Jerome Halloween Dance

This will be the event’s 44th year. All proceeds benefit the Jerome Fire Department Auxiliary, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit supporting the Jerome Fire Department.

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Cottonwood sales tax hike takes effect on Nov.1

The City of Cottonwood’s half-percent sales tax increase goes into effect Nov. 1.

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Fort Verde Days carnival open until Sunday

For many people, this year’s Fort Verde Days was all washed up.

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McClure promoted to sergeant at Camp Verde Marshal’s Office

Corey Rowley’s first order of business as Camp Verde’s new marshal was a formality, both literally and figuratively.

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New marshal in town: Corey Rowley officially becomes new marshal in Monday ceremony

For Russ Martin, it feels “very good” to have Corey Rowley in place as the Town of Camp Verde’s new marshal.

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Round 4: Mingus Union School Board Q&A -- Jason Finger

Consolidation would certainly make aligning K-12 curriculum simpler. However, in the absence of consolidation, aligning K-12 curriculum with both Cottonwood and Clarkdale would require a huge amount of communication and cooperation.

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Round 4: Mingus Union School Board Q&A -- Carol Anne Teague

If we became aware that students from a specific incoming school were consistently underperforming, I would ask that Mingus’ superintendent collaborate with their administration to help the kids who were falling short. This conversation would happen because open dialogue and cooperation between all of the schools is a priority.

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Q&A with Verde Valley's educator of the week: Chad Elmer

Agriculture teacher, Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood

Genie Gee says that Mingus Union High School has a “role model, quiet leader, a strong presence” in AG teacher Chad Elmer.

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Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus to host 50th anniversary event Oct. 20

The community is invited to Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus (601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale) on Saturday, Oct. 20 to celebrate the College’s five decades of serving the community. All events and activities are free of charge.

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5 things you should know about new Cottonwood business: Innovative Stone Center

Innovative Stone Center works in granite, quartz, marble and tile. But granite is Mark Ross’s specialty. Ross, who owns Innovative Stone with his wife Nancy, has been working in the industry since 1987 when he was a freshman in college.

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It’s Hip to Be Square

The Cottonwood RoadRunners danced at their annual Harvest Moon Festival at the Clemenceau School on Friday and Saturday night.

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Full merger at Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority?

VERDE VALLEY – Eric Strauss remembers what it was like before the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts signed a Joint Powers Agreement two years ago to serve as one entity, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.

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A Second Chance: Dozens of rescued wolf dogs arrive in Clarkdale (with video)

The volunteers at Pets Return Home resembled a MASH unit as they lifted the 35 wolf dogs from an RV retrofitted with kennels in Clarkdale last week.

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What’s the u$e? What you need to know about Cottonwood’s use tax

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council approved implementation of a use tax during Tuesday’s work session.

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Only two people step forward to serve on Clarkdale Town Council

Two people have applied for an open seat on Clarkdale Town Council.

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Financial report shows $78K ending fund balance for Mingus Union

COTTONWOOD – In a 9:30 a.m. special meeting Monday, the Mingus Union School Board could approve the district’s annual financial report summary for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Beaver Creek shows $278K ending fund balance, financial report shows

RIMROCK – At 6 p.m. Monday, the Beaver Creek School Board could approve the district’s annual financial report for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Camp Verde school board renews five of seven varsity wrestling coaches

CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board voted Tuesday to renew five of the high school’s seven varsity wrestling coaches for the 2018-2019 wrestling season.

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Friends of the Verde River present Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friends of the Verde River is excited to join with the South Yuba River Citizen’s League to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Northern Arizona in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

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Wine and Dine in the Vines fundraiser set to ‘uncork’ student potential Oct. 27

CLARKDALE -- Wine enthusiasts, gourmands, Yavapai College supporters and fans of our emerging local wine industry are all invited on a culinary adventure: Wine and Dine in the Vines celebrates YC’s Southwest Wine Center with fine food and vintages Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., at the teaching winery on the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

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Yavapai College Board approves bond payoff, says move saves taxpayers millions

The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved the payoff of general obligation bonds owed by the college, which is says will result in a significant amount of savings for Yavapai County taxpayers.

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