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Consolidation committee looks to former Mingus superintendent for data

It’s possible that a former interim superintendent at Mingus Union High School could soon consult with the Advisory Committee for Consolidation.

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Volunteers sought in Yavapai County to be voice for children

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.

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Cottonwood accepting Christmas trees for disposal free of charge

The City of Cottonwood will be accepting Christmas Trees for disposal free of charge.

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Verde Village Property Owners Assn. to release edits to association bylaws

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.

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Cottonwood Airport Commission work session set Nov. 14

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.

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Verde Valley Imagination Library receives Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant

Dollar General District 496 Manager Rhonnie Tilton presented Verde Valley Imagination Library a $5,000 grant to support Verde Valley youth literacy.

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Treasurer Jeff DeWitt speaks at to Mingus Mountain GOP Club Nov. 14

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.

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Book Fair brings together local authors           

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.

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Memorandum of Understanding, lease-to-own agreement on Valley Academy’s agenda

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.

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Cottonwood Cares: Program encourages a hand up, not a hand out

COTTONWOOD – Local nonprofits and the City of Cottonwood have teamed to launch Cottonwood Cares, an initiative that encourages self-reliance and reduces enabling environments.

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Free HIV screening offered

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.

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Verde Valley Project Connect set for Sept. 26; volunteers needed

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.

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Cottonwood seeks Historic Preservation Commission members

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill one seat on its Historic Preservation Commission.

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CAT operates on Labor Day

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.

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Cottonwood lifts most fire restrictions

Due to recent rains, the City of Cottonwood is lifting most fire restrictions effective 6 p.m. Friday.

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RAIN project receives $200,000 grant to fund STEM education

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.

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City Council paves way for Cottonwood Cares Initiative

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.

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Blue Oyster Cult booked for Thunder Valley Rally

The Thunder Valley Rally committee has booked the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Blue Oyster Cult for this year’s entertainment lineup.

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TVR committee booking entertainment for 2017

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.

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‘Minds of Boys and Girls’ presentation by Mingus Union, Buena Vista Children’s Services

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.

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Spectrum Healthcare partners with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office for Crisis Intervention Training

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.

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day set for Monday

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.