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Archaeology Center now 1,100 members strong

With a new jewelry case on display, as well as a new display of textiles, the folks at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center continued in 2017 their mission of preserving the many items it has collected since opening in 2011.

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Camp Verde Public Works looks back at 2017

Besides moving forward with plans for its 110-acre Camp Verde Sports Complex off SR 260 and McCracken Lane, the Town of Camp Verde’s Public Works Department has plenty to celebrate in 2017.

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Camp Verde and Beaver Creek educators remember 2017

Camp Verde and Beaver Creek educators remember 2017

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Fort Verde Park Manager says maintaining annual events ‘is a success’

At Fort Verde State Historic Park, maintaining several events each year “is a success,” says Park Manager Sheila Stubler.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same - Verde Valley schools look back at 2017

Most Arizona educators would say that the copper state is the forgotten state when it comes to money allocated to schools.

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Economic Development has nine Camp Verde wishes for 2018

Economic Development has nine Camp Verde wishes for 2018

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The faces of Gear Up

Christyana Fletcher joined the Gear Up program while at Oak Creek School in Cornville.

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Gear Up teaches ‘spirit of exploration’

Mingus Union on schedule to graduate roughly 270 seniors, with 86 percent planning for college

COTTONWOOD – They say that life is what happens when your busy making other plans. But what happens when you don’t have a plan?

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Eberle resigns from Verde Valley Fire District Board of Directors

The Verde Valley Fire District Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Board Member Don Eberle at their regular meeting on Dec. 19, 2017.

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Economic Development cites seven Camp Verde successes in 2017

CAMP VERDE – In close to five years on the job, Steve Ayers has learned that there are many ways to develop and to grow a municipality’s economy.

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Copper Canyon Fire goes from storming to norming in 2017

CAMP VERDE – In 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma Rimrock fire district governing boards signed off on a Joint Powers Agreement – and created the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.

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Parks and Recreation improving ‘level of service’ for Camp Verdeans

In July, the Camp Verde Town Council decided that the planned 110-acre uber-complex off SR 260 and McCracken Lane would be known as the Camp Verde Sports Complex.

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Verde Valley leaders reflect on the year that was and what lies ahead in 2018

Reflecting back, looking forward

Yavapai County Supervisor Chairman Thomas Thurman shared five takeaways from 2017.

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Clarkdale completes water main replacement project

The water main replacement project that began September 2016 was completed this month, according to the Town of Clarkdale.

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7 places to go for New Years’ Eve countdown

Looking for somewhere to celebrate at midnight without having to travel? Local bars have got you covered for the 31st.

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Camp Verde Parks and Rec celebrates ‘tangible improvements’ to Rezzonico Park

For close to 18 months, Rezzonico Family Park had become a dumping ground for dirt, as construction crews built the new Camp Verde Community Library.

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Austin gets his dream house

Community businesses and friends donate, build, then deliver 8-foot by 14-foot play house to boy with Bilateral Retinoblastoma

This year, Santa Claus visited the Strean family home the day after Christmas.

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It’s all local, from harvesting materials to quality craftsmanship, at Jerome Lumber Company

In 1895, the Jerome Lumber Company referred to the saw mill located eight miles out of town. Now, the Jerome Lumber Company is what Mike Caruso calls his handmade furniture business.

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Who is Kactus Kate?

Katherine Woods gives us a glimpse into her life as an Old Town Cottonwood bar owner

Katherine Woods, owner of Kactus Kate’s Saloon in Old Town Cottonwood, sat down with us and gave us a glimpse into her life.

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Bald eagle breeding season leads to restrictions

Recreationists, pilots, drone operators asked to avoid nesting areas

Each year as part of its highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) asks outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to help this magnificent bird in Arizona.

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Man involved in Village of Oak Creek child porn case pleads guilty

CAMP VERDE – Richard Byard Sumner Jr., 44, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of exploitation of a minor related to the creation, possession and transportation of child pornography from May 2014 to March 2016.

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Sheriff’s Office arrests Black Canyon City armed robbery suspect

Tuesday, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Donald Wayne Cruse for the armed robbery of the Black Canyon City 76 Gas Station on Dec. 20.

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SR 260 roadwork ‘sends two messages,’ say town manager

CAMP VERDE – Nine miles. Seven roundabouts. At more than $60 million.

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Camp Verde, Beaver Creek libraries celebrate 2017 with more patrons, new hours, expanded hours

VERDE VALLEY – For years, Beaver Creek’s library has been open enough hours each week to meet the needs of the district’s students.

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Return On Investment: Mingus Union program helps city bolster work force

COTTONWOOD – As long as she can recall, Sofia Rocha has had an interest in politics.