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Camp Verde man wrestles with black bear near Patagonia

PATAGONIA -- A 30-year-old Camp Verde man was hospitalized for injuries Sunday after he was attacked by a black bear south of Patagonia.

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YCSO volunteer rescues dog attached to moving semi-truck (with video)

A dog tied to the back of a semi-truck lived to chew another bone Sept. 8 thanks to the quick actions of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, who used his patrol vehicle to signal the unknowing truck driver before leaving the parking lot of a gas station.

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Plane crashes into Cottonwood residence

Cause of crash still unknown

Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

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School super candidates unite in opposition to Prop 305

The two contenders for state schools chief found one key area of agreement in a debate Thursday: Both oppose Proposition 305.

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Mingus Union asks Cottonwood-Oak Creek to reconsider consolidation vote

Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board voted 4-to-0 to send the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board a letter asking C-OC board members to reconsider their December 2017 vote to request the school district consolidation questions be sent to voters.

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Virus affecting some deer in Yavapai Hills area near Prescott

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed a disease event affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott.

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League of Women Voters’ Verde chapter invites Charlie German, Jackie Baker to Camp Verde mayoral candidates forum Sept. 27

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley chapter will sponsor a Camp Verde mayoral run-off forum for voters and community members alike to meet candidates Charlie German and Jackie Baker.

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Texting while driving may be in Yavapai County’s hands

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will meet next Wednesday at 9 a.m. to a host a public hearing on the possibility of adopting an ordinance to regulate texting while driving. The meeting will be at 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood.

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58th Colonel’s Daughter competition scheduled for Sept. 30

Since 1960, the Colonel’s Daughter Competition has been part of the fabric that is Camp Verde, a beauty contest of sorts.

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Public hearing set on full merger of fire districts

Two years ago, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts entered into a Joint Powers Agreement to form the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority to share services and to reduce administrative redundancies.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Sebra Choe

Building communities from the ground up

Since taking on her role in the town’s Economic Development department, Choe said she often deals with constant doubt from people who aren’t ready to accept change. However, she also feels emboldened in her role in a workspace that supports “99 percent” of her ideas.

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Flushing Rates: Increase in sewer prices small for some, large for others as Camp Verde eliminates residential rate cap

Camp Verde’s wastewater customers pay fees based on the number of discharge units in their home.

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Man involved in vehicle-pedestrian crash facing homicide, DUI charges

A 20-year-old Camp Verde man is facing second-degree homicide and DUI charges following a vehicle-pedestrian collision on State Route 260 in July.

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YCSO: Traffic Stop leads to meth, firearm seizure

On September 6, 2018, just before 11 PM, 38-year-old Dustin Perley from Phoenix, 48-year-old David Everitt Jr. from Clarkdale, and 34-year-old Ann Duffy from Phoenix, were arrested for various drug charges following a traffic stop on north I17 near Cordes Lakes, Arizona.

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Man tells officers he can't remember his birthday during wellness check

Officers found heroin on man after he resisted arrest

A Cottonwood man gave officers a fake name and told them he couldn't remember his birthday during a wellness check on Friday, Sept. 7, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Serial bank robber arrested by YCSO deputy during 'routine' traffic stop

Criss-Cross Bandit suspects indicted by FBI

A suspect connected to a string of bank robberies throughout the Phoenix-metro area in the last two years was arrested by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputy in late August, according to a YCSO news release.

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75 spaces available for Fort Verde Days’ car show

Car show raises money to help fight blindness

Fort Verde Days wouldn’t be the same without the annual Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show.

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Tip-a-Cop to help support Arizona Special Olympics

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office believes in special tips for Arizona’s Special Olympians.

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Camp Verde council to recognize recently-elected officials

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will unofficially say hello to Joe Butner and Bill LeBeau as new members of the council.

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Cottonwood Police searching for missing man with Alzheimer's

A 76-year-old Cottonwood man wandered away from his residence at 3400 E. Godard Road this morning, according to a Cottonwood Police news release.

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Old Guys create monument for Camp Verde library’s donor bricks

The Camp Verde Community Library is in the brick-selling business.

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Locals plan to protest circus at Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Jordan World Circus will be making a stop in Cottonwood Monday at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds for a show that “will thrill fans of all ages,” according to their ticket page.

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Steady funding for education or funding for now?

InvestinEd movement still a must in order to infuse schools with needed dollars for the future

The elementary-grade wisdom of the storybook, “The Little Engine that Could,” is one area educators suggest needs to prevail when it comes to revamping the InvestinEd movement — optimism driving the pro-education train over a mountain of naysayers to find a permanent source of funding public schools.

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Camp Verde Quilters sponsor biennial Quilt Show and Fabric Craft Boutique as part of Fort Verde Days

If it didn’t take two years to plan their biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, the Camp Verde Quilter’s Group just might do it more often.

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Beaver Creek cross country, volleyball teams undefeated

District giving out more free breakfasts, lunches this year, superintendent says

Good things are happening at Beaver Creek School District, said Superintendent Karin Ward.

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