October 18, 2016
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If you are passionate about children and want to impact the early childhood programs available to young kids in our community, First Things First (FTF) needs you.
The City of Cottonwood will be accepting Christmas Trees for disposal free of charge.
The Verde Village Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors announced that it soon will post its amended bylaws on the VVPOA website for review and comment by its membership.
The Cottonwood Airport Commission will hold a special work session meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m., at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building located at 199 South 6th Street.
Dollar General District 496 Manager Rhonnie Tilton presented Verde Valley Imagination Library a $5,000 grant to support Verde Valley youth literacy.
Everyone is invited to the Mingus Mountain Republican Club Luncheon November 14th at 11am at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood.
Mark your calendars, book lovers. The 2017 Cottonwood Book Fair is right around the corner. Sponsored by the Cottonwood Public Library, the Book Fair showcases over thirty participating local authors with books of all different genres. Everyone is invited to browse and purchase books for the entire family. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the Annual Fall Festival at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on October 28th.
As Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education has sought agreement to provide funding for satellite programming with its partnering districts, it has also has offered Memorandums of Understanding that would provide additional money for career and technical education capital improvements or enhancements to their partners’ CTE programs.
COTTONWOOD – Local nonprofits and the City of Cottonwood have teamed to launch Cottonwood Cares, an initiative that encourages self-reliance and reduces enabling environments.
Beginning Oct. 12, free HIV Screening will be offered on Thursdays by appointment only at Yavapai County Community Health Center, located 51 Brian Mickelsen Pkwy., in Cottonwood. Results are available in 20 minutes.
The Verde Valley Project Connect is set for Tuesday, Sept. 26 form 9 a.m. to noon at the Old Town Mission, located 116 E. Pinal St. in Cottonwood.
The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Historic Preservation Commission.
Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) is pleased to announce that it will be operating regular service on Monday, Sept. 4. All ADA and fixed route services will be running for the red line, blue line, yellow line, green line, paratransit, and lynx.
Due to recent rains, the City of Cottonwood is lifting most fire restrictions effective 6 p.m. Friday.
COTTONWOOD – The Rural Innovation and Activation Network (RAIN) grant will allow the Verde Valley’s Rural Innovation Center help promote science, technology, engineering and math through informal STEM education. The funding amount is $50,000 per year over the next four years.
The Council approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity to create the Cottonwood Cares Initiative, subject to approval of the final form of the MOU by the City Attorney.
The Thunder Valley Rally committee has booked the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Blue Oyster Cult for this year’s entertainment lineup.
Verde Valley News Roundup
COTTONWOOD – The Thunder Valley Rally committee is busy working on the entertainment lineup for this year’s event, set for Sept. 15-16.
Mingus Union High School, in partnership with Buena Vista Children’s Services, hosted an incredible night of learning and connecting on Friday, Feb. 24 for community members, educators, service workers, leaders, and parents.
COTTONWOOD -- Earlier this month, Spectrum Healthcare hosted the very first Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. This training brought together law enforcement officers, dispatchers, and detention officers from all over the county to receive the training necessary for certification in CIT.
Hog Wild BBQ hosting fundraiser
Hog Wild BBQ will host a fundraiser Monday, in Honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation day, to help raise proceeds for the Law Enforcement Appreciation and Awards Banquet in May.