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Woman with COPD walks 2K another year

Physical therapy makes difference for Timmie Bell

In June 2016, Timmie Bell was hospitalized for an infection in her lungs. Her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, started as a small cough left that left Bell struggling to breathe.

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Cottonwood present mirrors past

City looks to rebrand Civic Center to old roots

From Workers Progress Administration project, to community clubhouse to naval housing, the Cottonwood Civic Center has stood the test of time and now Cottonwood city employees hope to see it stand even longer.

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Wage equalization likely topic for consolidation committee

Although members of the Advisory Committee for Consolidation have discussed wage equalization at each of their meetings, talks have mostly been about certified employees such as teachers and paraprofessionals.

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Yavapai sheriff meets with U.S. attorney general on school safety brainstorming

Yavapai County ‘listening’ sessions announced

Thursday, March 8, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher along with Sheriffs from Michigan, Colorado and Florida, had the honor to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the topic of School Safety and Information Sharing.

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Calling all job seekers

5 things to know about the Verde Valley Job Career & Education Fair

On April 4, participants will have the chance to apply for jobs, learn how to fill out their resume and how to conduct themselves professionally in interviews. The event will take place at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

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Valley Academy sends fire science, construction students to SkillsUSA competition

Seven of the Verde Valley’s career and technical education students recently placed in the SkillsUSA competition for Region 4 competitors.

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Mobile grill-cleaning business opens in Sedona-Verde Valley

Red Rock Grill Cleaning began service in Sedona and the Verde Valley last month.

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Wellness comes first at Rimrock’s Emerald Waves Healing

At Rimrock’s newest business, there are no set hours, says Christine Frydenborg Dargon.

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Property tax break being considered for Arizona seniors

The House Ways and Means Committee voted 6-2 Wednesday to grant Class 6 status to the homes of seniors who meet certain income requirements.

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How pie is divided not as important as ‘size of the pie’

Verde Valley’s education leaders weigh in on Auditor General’s classroom spending report

If someone takes away your Thanksgiving dinner plate but later gives you back the roll and butter, you’re still going hungry.

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Questions, concerns arise over proposed Big Chino hydroelectric plant

Initial reservoir fill would require billions of gallons

Numerous questions and concerns were raised at a Citizens Water Advocacy Group meeting March 10, one of which was from Garin Reay, who said he lives no more than 20 miles from the proposed Big Chino Pumped Storage Project.

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Camp Verde School Board to welcome new member Tuesday

With a day – and an hour – before the March 6 deadline, Cora-lei Marquez of Camp Verde faxed Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter her letter of intent to be considered for the opening on the Camp Verde school board.

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Fun facts about the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

The Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival is Camp Verde’s first signature event of the year.

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Mingus Union sports medicine students attend Midwestern University’s Health Sciences Career Day

On Feb. 28, a group of 40 Sports Medicine students from Mingus Union High School, supervised by MUHS Sports Medicine teacher Mike Boysen, drove to Glendale to attend Midwestern University’s Health Science Career Day.

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Cottonwood Community Band plan spring concerts

Sy Brandon has graciously accepted the position as Director of the Cottonwood Community Band in January of this year.

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Birding & Nature Festival flies into Verde Valley this April

The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival celebrates 18 years of Birding in the Verde Valley, April 26-29, at Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

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Yavapai County Health Center earns state Quality Improvement Award

Yavapai County Community Health Services, has won the 2017 Quality Improvement Award from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Firearms 101: Families with firearms can take steps to keep their kids safe

An average of 19 children are killed or injured by a gun every day.

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Bradshaw Mountain eighth grader wins county spelling bee, second grader comes in second

After more than 10 rounds and more than 100 words, Bradshaw Mountain Middle School eighth grader Makayla Boyd won the 72nd annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee.

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YCSO seeks to identify skeletal remains found in remote area

On March 8, 2015, skeletal remains were located in a remote part of Yavapai County near Juniper Woods Ranch between Ash Fork and Drake.

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Cities, towns face jail costs, property taxes may increase, if county voters don’t extend jail sales tax

It would mean a dramatic loss of millions of dollars if voters do not approve extending the 20-year, quarter-cent sales tax that helps pay to operate the existing Yavapai County jail in the Verde Valley.

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One woman dies after 13-vehicle collision on I-17

‘Weather played significant role’

A 58-year-old Flagstaff woman died after a 13-vehicle collision on Interstate 17 near Stoneman Lake Monday afternoon.

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Sheriff’s ‘Reach Out’ program gets $224,290 boost thanks to efforts by county attorney

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher has secured vital funding support from Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk for REACH OUT to help the program launch as soon as possible.

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Annual statistical review shows 403 investigations, 220 arrests by PANT

Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking is a multi-agency task force charged with drug enforcement in Yavapai County and seeks the arrest and prosecution of suspects who violate drug laws.