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Senior receives $1K award from Lake Montezuma women’s group

At its May 8 meeting, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club (LMWCC) awarded its 2018 scholarship of $1,000 to Camp Verde High School senior Kayla Madison Brann.

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Karin Ward named Woman of the Year

The phrase person of many hats must have been coined by someone who knew what Karin Ward would become. Superintendent at Beaver Creek School District since 2004, Ward is also the school’s business manager.

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Beaver Creek School promotes 42 eighth graders

Wednesday, Beaver Creek School promoted 42 students in the school’s multi-purpose building.

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Camp Verdeans balance work, retirement

It’s been 10 years since Chip Norton retired. Though most folks who know him couldn’t say what he did by way of gainful employment, it’s his post-career career as a volunteer that has made him a household name in the Verde Valley.

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Arizona Attorney General indicts former Cottonwood employee

Hans Burnett facing felony charges after allegedly forging drinking water bacteria test results

An Arizona grand jury has indicted former Cottonwood employee Hans Burnett after an investigation revealed he allegedly forged drinking water bacteria test results, according to a news release by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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Special big game permit-tag program

Each year, in June, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards Special Big Game License Tags, sometimes called Commissioners’ tags, to selected 501(c)(3) wildlife conservation organizations who are charged to market and sell those tags to raise funds for Arizona’s wildlife.

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McGuireville keeps past alive with Memorial Day tractor and engine show

At 9 a.m. Saturday, McGuireville will celebrate Memorial Day with its fifth annual Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show.

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Camp Verde High School graduates receive more awards, scholarships than previous year

This year’s graduating class tripled that figure – and then some – with total this year of $2,047,059.

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Camp Verde Library begins Summer Reading Program with Jerome Ukulele Orchestra

Join the Camp Verde Community Library Wednesday, June 6, 6 p.m., in the Fireside Room for a special musical performance by Tthe Jerome Ukulele Orchestra to kick off the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program.

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What’s Happening in the Verde Valley: May 23

What’s Happening in the Verde Valley

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Voters overwhelmingly approve county jail tax

One-quarter percent tax extended for 20 years

An overwhelming 76 percent of Yavapai County voters agree: The jail tax should go on as it has for nearly two decades.

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Camp Verde Class of 1998 to contribute $1,000 to this year’s senior scholarship assembly

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Philip England Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Verde High School will hold its annual scholarship and awards ceremony.

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Cooling down in Camp Verde could cost more in coming year

Town budget includes rate increases for Heritage Pool, hourly rate for commercial public records requests

The Town of Camp Verde is asking council to approve rate increase for both adults and children on a per-visit, multi-visit and season passes, as well as family passes, swim lessons and pool rentals.

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Brian Armstrong finalist to become next Camp Verde Marshal

Town Manager to interview candidates

Brian Armstrong is a finalist to become the Town of Camp Verde’s new chief of police, Town Manager Russ Martin announced Monday.

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McGuireville comes alive with Number 5

5th annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show planned May 26

Antique tractors and engines along with rusty iron enthusiasts from across the state will converge on McGuireville to celebrate the 5th annual McGuireville, Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show Saturday, May 26th, beginning at 9 a.m.

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Could Beaver Creek School go K-12?

School board to hold 5 p.m. work session Monday to review information collected for possible expansion of curriculum

At this time, Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Karin Ward said she is “not sure what our directions will be.”

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5 stars for Verde Valley Medical Center

Local hospital earns top marks in national study

The Verde Valley Medical Center has a new leader and five shiny new stars.

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This week in photos: Night skies, fires and state championships

Check out this week in photos by VNI staff.

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4 homes reportedly on fire in blaze near Prescott Valley

Poquito Valley, Antelope Meadows under mandatory evacuation

A Code Red evacuation message was sent out to residents in the Viewpoint and Poquito Valley neighborhoods Friday, May 11, as a wildland fire, driven by strong winds, ripped through the area.

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Cottonwood explores raising sales tax

Members of the public rally for .65 percent increase

As Cottonwood continues to look at options to resolve a more than $1.5 million deficit through a budget balancing process, scenarios of a potential sales tax increase are currently being discussed.

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Federal Court rules in favor of ballot harvesting law

A federal judge won't overturn a law that makes it a felony to bring someone else's early ballot to a polling place.

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Letter Carrier Food Drive celebrates 26th anniversary

Saturday, May 1, marked the 26th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

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Fort Verde Days to go from 3 to 2-day affair

With 25 recent sign-ups, Camp Verde Promotions is about half-way to its goal of Fort Verde Days volunteers, according to Trish Peterson, president of the Camp Verde volunteer group. But the big news coming out of Camp Verde Promotions is that other than the three-day carnival, Fort Verde Days will this year be a two-day event, from Oct. 12-13.

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Arizona Supreme Court agrees to hear Snowbowl arguments

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Hopi tribe can try to block the use of treated effluent to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks.

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Ducey determined to push school gun safety plan

Undeterred by opposition from his own party, Gov. Doug Ducey is determined to make another bid this coming year to let parents and school officials ask judges to take guns away from people who are a danger to themselves or others -- assuming he’s still governor.

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