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Teen rescued after spending night on Thunder Mountain

A 15-year-old boy was rescued Thursday morning from the south aspect of Capitol Butte (also known as Thunder Mountain) in Sedona by the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team Back Country Unit aided by a DPS Ranger Helicopter.

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Camp Verde school board begins search for new superintendent

When Camp Verde Schools Superintendent Dr. Dennis Goodwin told the board in December that he would no longer seek a renewal to his current contract, he didn’t necessarily say he wouldn’t entertain an entirely new pact.

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One Year in the Saddle: Q&A with Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski

"I have been humbled day after day that the citizens have entrusted this role to me, and there isn’t a moment I’m not proud to represent the residents of Cottonwood.”

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Consolidation committee member wants ‘semi-concrete numbers’

COTTONWOOD – Though Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board decided in December that it wanted consolidation/unification to go to the voters, at least one of the district’s educators admitted Tuesday that he had not decided which way he would vote.

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What they’re saying at consolidation committee meetings

“It is my opinion that there is an ethical and moral duty of the Mingus Board to do what is in the best interest of all of our students, and that voting to treat a community that has been overwhelmingly supportive and an integral part of the Mingus family for generations as visitors or interlopers feels wrong.”

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Mingus Union theater troupe to present Passport to Broadway

COTTONWOOD – In a collaboration with the school’s choir department, Mingus Union High School’s A Troupe Of Ridiculous Thespians will present Passport to Broadway from Jan. 20 to Jan. 28.

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Man in molestation case sentenced to six months jail, five years probation; father receives $500 fine

“My actions were wrong. I understand there were two victims and I’m sorry,” Swank said. “I want to right my wrongs and fix anything I possibly can. I was young and wasn’t thinking about how my actions would affect those two girls … I really cannot believe I did those things.”

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Cottonwood police search for armed robbery suspect

Clarkdale resident Lewis Larry Bradley is wanted for questioning by the Cottonwood Police Department for allegedly committing armed robbery and assault.

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Multi-vehicle I-17 accident involving jack-knifed semi kills 2

DPS says driver lost control in heavy rain

A fatal multi-vehicle collision involving a jack-knifed semi-truck on Interstate 17 near Cordes Junction took the lives of two drivers and critically injured a passenger around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Cottonwood traffic stop leads to weapon seizure

A Cottonwood man was arrested Sunday evening after police seized a semi-automatic rifle from his vehicle during a traffic stop.

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Jerome Fire District rescues injured mountain biker

Jerome Fire District personnel came to the aid of a seriously injured mountain biker who was located approximate two miles down the Yeager Canyon Trail Monday afternoon.

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Mingus School Board expected to name Genie Gee new principal

COTTONWOOD – Thursday, the Mingus Union High School District governing board could approve an administrative reorganization it first discussed in December.

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Kelli Rhoda to replace retiring principal at Mountain View Preparatory

COTTONWOOD – A year-and-a-half ago, Stephanie Jones first told Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s administration of her plan to retire as principal at Mountain View Preparatory.

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Carter to interview five candidates for C-OC school board

COTTONWOOD – What began as a list of six candidates to fill an open seat on the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District governing board is now five.

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Hit and run suspect grabs rum while fleeing

A Camp Verde man was seen grabbing a bottle of Captain Morgan when fleeing from a hit and run accident Jan. 5.

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Suspect in bank theft applies for employment with police agency

On Jan. 4, Phoenix resident Alberto Saavedra Lopez was arrested for felony theft after he arrived at Cottonwood Police Department for a job interview.

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Moderate damage reported in chimney vent fire in Verde Village

Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6:45 a.m., the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a residential fire in the 1900 block of Broken Rock Drive.

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FBI: Forest Service officer involved in shooting was injured, treated by EMS

The Phoenix office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made its first public statement Monday concerning the Friday shooting death of a Kansas man by an officer of the U.S. Forest Service.

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Family attorney says Miller was unarmed when shot and killed by Forest Service officer

The Hutchinson, Kansas, man shot and killed by a U.S. Forest Service officer Friday has been characterized in social media postings as a much-loved member of his community.

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Kansas man killed in Arizona was headed to spiritual retreat

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A family attorney says a man killed in an Arizona shooting involving a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer had been headed to a spiritual retreat.

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Archaeology Center honors Paul Dyck with Art Show

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center (VVAC) has announced the inauguration of the Paul Dyck Celebration of Archaeology in Art show and sale as part of the annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

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Widespread influenza causes long wait times at emergency rooms statewide

ADHS advises everyone to get vaccinated immediately

Influenza activity is at record levels in Arizona and there are several hospitals statewide experiencing long emergency room wait times due to the increased number of sick Arizonans. After consulting with healthcare and public health partners, the Arizona Department of Health Services is advising ill people to only seek emergency medical care if they are at high risk for serious complications or are experiencing severe symptoms.

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The Jerome Book: La Victoria Studio curates a directory of residents

JEROME – If you don’t live in Jerome, you’ve likely never heard of The Jerome Book.

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Six candidates step up to serve on Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter received six letters of interest for the Cottonwood Oak Creek School District Governing Board vacancy, left by the resignation of Linda Walker, prior the deadline on Thursday, Jan. 4.

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Cottonwood APS workers to assist Puerto Rico

50 line workers hope to restore power to island

Arizona utility companies are answering the call for help by Puerto Ricans still without electricity following heavy damage to the island by hurricanes in September.