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Vehicle fee going into effect

Public Safety Fee supports Highway Patrol operations

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 1, Arizona motorists expecting vehicle registration renewals will see a new Public Safety Fee.

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Predator killing contests rejected in Dewey-Humboldt

Opponents of contests say predators provide critical role for healthy ecosystem

An organization’s plan to conduct a coyote killing contest in Dewey-Humboldt was thwarted by the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council when the council approved a resolution opposing predator hunts.

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346 confirmed flu cases in Arizona this year; 791 reported a year ago at this time

Influenza activity is increasing at a local level – but at a slower rate than last year.

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Camp Verde may approve rezoning for small home community

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve the rezoning of two parcels totaling 2.46 acres at Nichols and Fain streets that would be developed as a pedestrian-oriented small home community.

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CFMD responds to structure fire

Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department responded to a structure fire early this morning at the 1500 block of East Apache Street.

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Game & Fish ‘eagle cam’ to debut in December

PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife watchers will be in for a special treat when the bald eagle nesting season begins. The Arizona Game and Fish Department and its conservation partners will launch a new “eagle cam” sometime in mid-December.

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PANT makes arrests involving alleged use, sale of fentanyl

The Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force (PANT) has been investigating narcotics cases involving fentanyl over the past several months.

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5 key takeaways from forum on overdose epidemic

To help the public better understand the opioid issues plaguing the quad-cities area, the Prescott Valley Police Department hosted a forum at the Prescott Valley Library.

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Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock to select new Copper Canyon Fire Board

The fire boards of the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts will meet at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Station to select the five members who will represent the new district’s first fire board.

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Three finalists named for Yavapai College president’s post

The 17-member Yavapai College Presidential Search Committee concluded its work and formally forwarded the names of three finalists to the District Governing Board for consideration this week.

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Final four: Community stakeholders meet finalists for Cottonwood City Manager

Community members and stakeholders from all over the Verde Valley had the chance to meet the finalists Friday morning at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

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Flake threatens judicial nominations, to force vote on special counsel

Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday he will oppose all judicial confirmations until the Senate is allowed to vote on a bill to keep the White House from interfering in an investigation of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election

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Setting the pace: Survey to help Camp Verde Marshal’s Office ‘strengthen community partnerships

It’s been a month since Corey Rowley took over as Camp Verde Marshal. Recently, he said that the officers and staff at CVMO are “committed to providing the highest quality of public safety service to our citizens.”

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Woman accused in Halloween shooting arrested

A Cottonwood woman accused of being involved in a shooting in Old Town Halloween night was arrested Sunday on weapons, aggravated assault and false reporting charges, according to Cottonwood Police.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Contractors Assn. offers construction boot camp to fast track trades skills

Charles Matheus knows a number of the teenage boys mentored through his agency are not college bound, nor are they motivated by the almighty dollar when it comes to finding a profession.

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Latest returns put Sinema ahead of McSally -- barely

The latest returns from the state's two largest counties has given Kyrsten Sinema the lead in her bid for U.S. Senate -- barely.

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Anti-Trump protesters in Cottonwood join nationwide protests backing Mueller probe (with video)

Protesters gathered outside the Walgreens in Cottonwood Thursday condemning President Donald Trump's decision to force out former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Local agencies, PANT investigate fentanyl-laced pills in Yavapai County

YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said even small doses of fentanyl can be deadly. He said there have been cases of over overdoses in Yavapai County in recent months.

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YCSO: Shots fired near Verde Village, SWAT team called

A SWAT team was called near the 700 block of Desert Jewel Drive after a suspect fired shots from the home, according to the Yavapai County Sherriff's Office.

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Mingus board may extend administrative leave for superintendent

The Mingus Union School Board will consider extending Superintendent Penny Hargrove’s time away from work – and appoint an acting superintendent -- “until all due process procedures have concluded,” according to the agenda for the board’s 3:30 p.m. Thursday meeting.

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Street repair bond fails in Clarkdale

Town manager says it’s ‘back to the drawing board’

Clarkdale voters shot down Proposition 445 Tuesday sending city staff and leaders back to the drawing board as far as finding funds for street repair improvements. The proposition was shot down by almost 70 percent, according to results provided online by the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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New job title for Sebra Choe?

Camp Verde Town Council may update new job descriptions in Economic Development department

When the Town of Camp Verde created its Economic Development department in 2012, one person was charged with growing the community’s economy while preserving and enhancing the things that make Camp Verde unique.

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Young Eagles soar with local pilots

Seven local pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 952 too about 30 children on flights Saturday morning at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport.

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Q&A with Verde Valley's Educator of the week: Micca Martinez, physical education teacher at Beaver Creek School

As physical education teacher and program coordinator at Beaver Creek School, Martinez has been “from day one, a person who wants to support her school in any way possible,” says Karin Ward, the school district’s superintendent.

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Here are the locations of Verde Valley drop-boxes, voting centers for Tuesday’s General Election

All early ballots must be delivered to the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office, any Yavapai County vote center, or official ballot drop box listed below no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday. Do not mail in your ballot. Late ballots will not be tabulated. Be sure to sign your affidavit envelope in your original handwriting.