Camp Verde teachers get 7.52% raise in new budget
CAMP VERDE – On July 10, the Camp Verde Unified School Districts governing board voted 4-to-0 to approve its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.
What’s in a name? Should consolidation occur, one of first tasks for school board will be to give new district a name
Coming up with the right name for a new school district would likely be “a challenging decision for any new board,” said Mingus Union High School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove.
COTTONWOOD – On July 10, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Districts governing board voted 5-to-0 to approve its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.
COTTONWOOD – It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
On July 17, Alex Goetting officially declared himself an option for Camp Verde’s mayorship.
Camp Verde students go back to school on Monday, Aug. 6. But two days prior, backpacks filled with supplies will be available at Camp Verde Community Church.
Petitions ‘designed to confuse and mislead’
COTTONWOOD – If it’s not the whole truth, it isn’t the truth at all.
Mingus Union offers school psychologist 5-percent raise, flexible schedule, but no longer Special Education director
COTTONWOOD – It’s reasonable to give the school psychologist a 5-percent raise and allow him to work four 10-hour days each week when the district’s other teachers are required to work five days.
In education, resourcefulness isn’t limited to the classroom.
On Aug. 13, Arizona Department of Agriculture and the Cornucopia Community Advocates’ Food Recovery Program will host a free Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training at the Camp Verde Community Library.
Let’s go to camp: Camp Verde’s summer day camp offers fun in active, educational and experiential environment
Have fun and make friends. : That’s what the Town of Camp Verde’s Parks and Recreation wants for children who come to summer camp.
Thursday, the Mingus Union High School District voted 5-to-0 to hire the superintendent’s husband to do what amounts to menial office work.
Late Thursday afternoon, Mingus Union High School District filed a lawsuit to keep voters from deciding whether its school district should merge with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.
County school superintendent tells Valley Academy ‘we’re on unchartered ground’
COTTONWOOD – If voters approve a consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts, other districts will be affected, Yavapai County Schools Superintendent Tim Carter said Tuesday.
For second year in a row, 2 CV residents prepare to clean old Air Force One
A year ago, Camp Verde residents Rob Fafrowicz and Rob Zubek were commissioned to help maintain and preserve the original presidential jet Air Force One, now at home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
Empowering voters – and defending democracy. That’s the motto of the Greater Verde Valley’s branch of the League of Women Voters.
Two weeks ago, several Camp Verdeans told Town Council that they were not pleased with the Town’s 52-percent debt ratio.
When Candy Hammond says having a garden is more of a commitment than having a pet, she should know.
COTTONWOOD – On July 5, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter’s office began to compile information that will be part of the information packet to help voters consider whether to merge the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts.
COTTONWOOD – In June, the Mingus Union High School Board voted to not support efforts to consolidate with the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District.
Remember to eat your veggies, support locally sourced foods, and thank a farmer or gardener.
It’s been 10 years since Brian Tankesley changed careers and became a teacher.
RIMROCK – At Beaver Creek School District, the annual budget is about “must-haves, staff salaries, and the wants."
COTTONWOOD – Friday, the office of Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter announced that the proposed consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts is now scheduled to be a part of the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election.
About 60 of those students, King said, attended Sedona’s Big Park Community School a year ago – a school that no longer exists.
COTTONWOOD – Monday, Mingus Union High School District’s governing board will hold a retreat at the Business Assistance Center in Cottonwood.
For the past 15 years, Denise Lee’s go-to employment has been the coffee business.
It’s important that Camp Verde’s citizens have a chance to interact with this year’s Town Council candidates, said Rob Witt, a member of the Camp Verde Republicans.
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Fun facts about Beaver Creek’s annual July 4th celebration
A very blessed life: Designer of Sycamore Park named grand marshal for Beaver Creek’s annual 4th of July parade
As long as she can remember, Verna Shafer has been in love with Sycamore Park. After all, she’s the one who designed the park from a plot of land “all covered with weeds.” So it’s good for the 88-year-old from Lake Montezuma that she will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Beaver Creek 4th of July parade. Each year, the parade starts at Sycamore Park, so for her, it’s almost like a homecoming. Except that Lake Montezuma is where Shafer lives.
Coming up on 16 years of age in September, Abigail Jensen and her family have lived in Lake Montezuma for the past 12 years. Each year, the Jensen family spends its Independence Day the same way as much of Beaver Creek’s community – by eating pancakes and sausage, taking in the annual parade, then enjoying the annual Kiwanis Rubber Duck Race. But being in the parade, that’s another story. “I never would have thought I’d be junior grand marshal,” Abigail said.
COTTONWOOD – Folks on both sides of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school district consolidation talks want to know whether voters will have their say-so.
1It’s been 15 years since the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market came to Camp Verde. Its home is at the Ramada between Fort Verde State Historic Park and the Camp Verde Community Center, the Market is where the locals go when they want fresh, locally-sourced produce, home-made edibles, and hand-made arts and crafts.
Mark Seekins says move to Verde Valley feels ‘like we’re home
COTTONWOOD – It’s not uncommon for lovers of baseball to say that watching a game at the ballpark is almost like being in church.
'Copper Fire’ currently 25-percent contained, says US Forest Service
The 106-acre fire that forced the temporary closure of I-17 between SR 260 and SR 169 “should be 100-percent contained by late-Wednesday afternoon,” said Debbie Maneely, Public Affairs officer for the Prescott National Forest.
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve the final development plan for an RV park located on approximately 65 acres just northwest of the I-17/SR 260 interchange.
Although the Verde Valley Archaeology Center is all-in on the Saturday opening of its Native American Heritage Pathway, the volunteer-generated traditional use garden will “will always be ongoing,” said the head of the volunteer group.
'He's not in the right zip code.'
The Town of Camp Verde is now looking for its next police chief, Town Manager Russ Martin announced Monday at the monthly Coffee with a Cop.
Primary, secondary tax rates expected to fall
COTTONWOOD – Two weeks after approving the district’s proposed budget for 2018-2019, the Mingus Union School Board is expected to approve the official budget at a 6 p.m. meeting Thursday.
COTTONWOOD – The Camp Verde and Valley Academy school boards will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss student data in career and technical education courses, last year’s budget, as well as estimated budget splits between the two districts in fiscal year 2018-2019.
If Jane Mathews wasn’t a high school counselor, she’d have wanted to be a race car drive – or a train conductor.
Hard rock comes to Camp Verde on Saturday, June 30 as Skid Row and Great White bring close to 30 years of heavy music to Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s Stargazer Pavilion.
Danny Howe given three more years as middle school principal, one more year as administrator-in-charge at Camp Verde Unified
CAMP VERDE – In March, the Camp Verde School Board named Danny Howe its administrator-in-charge through the 2018-2019 school year.
VERDE VALLEY – With the candidates filing deadline scheduled for Aug. 8, six of the Verde Valley’s seven school districts each have three openings on their district’s governing board.
VERDE VALLEY – Longtime Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board member Jason Finger has pulled an election packet not only to retain his spot on the school board, but also has pulled an election packet to run for the Mingus Union School Board.
With a 5-to-1 vote, Russ Martin now has a five-year contract with the Town of Camp Verde.
Finance manager recommends additional $1.5 million debt in case Town purchases water company
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 that includes more than $10 million in debts.
Nearly $8.3 million in capital improvements highlights 2018-2019 budget
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve a tentative budget with debts projected to exceed income by $9 million.
After close to two years of discussions and considerations, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve a five-year contract for Russ Martin to continue as town manager.
If the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek districts were to consolidate into one district, the Clarkdale-Jerome School District would not be a part of the district.