CAMP VERDE – Chandler Plante was 6 years old the first time he led a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march down Camp Verde’s Main Street.
CAMP VERDE – If he could only serve on one board, B.J. Davis told the Camp Verde Town Council that his first choice was to remain with the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Showers hopes to have system installed before fall sports season
CAMP VERDE – By the next football season, Camp Verde High School should have a new sound system.
Five-hour lunar eclipse on horizon Sunday night
VERDE VALLEY – A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is positioned behind the Earth – and into its shadow.
CAMP VERDE – On Jan. 11, JJ Austin Angel Amack McFarland was sentenced to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Two weeks to go, and Nikki Miller said that “around 100 bowlers” have signed up for the annual BeneVet fundraiser.
Monday, the Beaver Creek School Board unanimously elected Jackie Harshman as board president and Brandi Bateman as board clerk.
Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could fill three openings on its Planning and Zoning Commission, and two of four openings on its Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Brooks spent more than 25 years in retail as an assistant manager for Kmart and Walgreens before she transitioned to education. It was there that Brooks learned “don’t take work home.”
CAMP VERDE – With this year’s Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival scheduled for March 16-17, the folks at Camp Verde Promotions are preparing to coordinate their final major event.
As District 2 Supervisor for Yavapai County, Tom Thurman views his role as a “public servant with a great sense of gratitude.”
During the winter break, Conn oversaw a special project as parents and students painted murals with positive messages on the bathroom walls at the school’s 600 building.
Tuesday, the Clarkdale-Jerome School Board elected Jill Zaske as board president and Angelina Smith as board clerk. Zaske also served as board president in 2018.
PHOENIX – Sen. Sylvia Allen has released a rough draft of legislation that would keep a consolidated version of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts connected to – and funded by – the Verde Valley’s voter-approved Joint Technical Education District
COTTONWOOD – Not 20 minutes into Wednesday’s Mingus Union School Board meeting, Chip Currie nominated Lori Drake as the board’s president for 2019.
For nine Verde Valley career and technical education students, Monday’s state legislature inauguration at the State Capital was a chance to meet Arizona Gov. Ducey.
CV school board talks funding, for 5th Day’ programs
Dickey said that the Camp Verde School Board members “need to weigh out the costs versus benefits like they do with all programs the district offers.”
Due to what Sandy Dragman called “devastating flooding due to frozen and burst water pipes” the first week of the year, the Beaver Creek Adult Center will be closed for the next few weeks while the center’s board of directors work with the insurance company on restorations.
Tuesday, the Camp Verde School Board voted 5-to-0 for Tim Roth as board president and 5-to-0 for Helen Freeman as board clerk.
Acting superintendent implements new policy independent of attorney direction, demands of ACLU
COTTONWOOD – As far as Mingus Union High School is concerned, the school’s identification badges are no longer an issue.
CAMP VERDE – In November 2016, the Camp Verde Town Council agreed to a three-year $110,000 contract with retail recruiters known as Retain Strategies.
CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has selected former Camp Verde Town Council member Carol German to replace Kitty McDowell on the Camp Verde School Board.
COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood-Oak Creek’s school board unanimously selected two of its three newest board members to serve as president and vice president for 2019.
COTTONWOOD – From family pictures to senior pictures, engagement shoots to newborn babies, Lauren Thagard has photographed just about everything.
COTTONWOOD – Wednesday, the Mingus Union School Board could renew an Intergovernmental Agreement to share Career and Technical Education Director Ralph Fobair with Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District.
CAMP VERDE – At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Camp Verde Community Library, the Town’s Community Development Department will solicit public feedback through an interactive workshop so it can include that input into upcoming changes to sign codes.
COTTONWOOD – Five names. Three new to the Mingus Union School Board. Two others who have been on the board at least since 2016.
CAMP VERDE – Expect to see a lot of dirt flying in Camp Verde in 2019.
CLARKDALE – From 77 candidates to seven to three finalists to one, Yavapai College’s district governing board unanimously selected Lisa Rhine to replace Penny Wills, whose last day with the college was Dec. 31.
CLARKDALE – The following are things that James Perey counts as Yavapai College’s successes in 2018 – and future successes in 2019.
COTTONWOOD – Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter will swear in Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board members Mindy Bejarano, Neil Manzenberger and Eric Marcus.
No change for Mingus Union, Cottonwood Community School, Sedona Red Rock Jr./Sr.
Clarkdale-Jerome received the A it believed all along it had earned.
COTTONWOOD – Whether Mingus Union High School’s students should wear identification badges is a decision “for the district and its governing board.”
In addition to the merger of the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts into the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District, the following are things that Copper Canyon Fire Chief Terry Keller counts as successes in 2018, and things he looks forward to accomplishing in 2019.
Folks at the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts might have learned something about merging their districts had they reached out to the chief of Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District.
Town Manager contract, signature events, possible water company purchase as Camp Verde council looks back at 2018
CAMP VERDE – It was back in March of 1987 when Jackie Baker first ran for a spot on Camp Verde’s town council.
CAMP VERDE – Charlie German said recently that the $60-plus million SR 260 improvement and widening project, the Northern Arizona Healthcare medical facility on Finnie Flat, and council’s passing of the General Plan in 2016 “created renewed interest in the future of Camp Verde.”
A look back at 2018: School district consolidation -- Committees, lawsuits, meetings, stipulated judgment
COTTONWOOD – As 2018 draws to a close, it appears that voters in the Mingus Union, Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Clarkdale-Jerome school districts will be able to decide whether the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts should merge into one district in 2019.
COTTONWOOD – The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has asked Mingus Union High School to put an end to the school’s current identification badge policy or it “will be forced to pursue further action.”
Titan Games pits 64 men and women in strength, endurance, agility
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – A Texas resident who lived her first eight years in Camp Verde is one of 64 participants in a televised competition designed to test the body, heart and mind.
Cottonwood-Oak Creek educator excels at ‘building trust’
“Tiana is very good at building trust with her kids,” Persaud said. “She is skilled at assessing where they are academically and behaviorally, and identifying what they need. She is collaborative and reflective in her teaching practice.”
CAMP VERDE – Though the last Monday of the month this year falls on New Year’s Eve, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office will hold its Coffee with a Cop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Dec. 31 at Thanks a Latte.
RIMROCK – A year ago, Karin Ward offered to go part-time at Beaver Creek to save her district money.
CAMP VERDE – Mary Newton, communications supervisor with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, is now an Emergency Number Professional.
COTTONWOOD – With three candidates for three openings, Cottonwood-Oak Creek held no school board election this year.
CLARKDALE – Clarkdale-Jerome improved its A-to-F letter grade this year from C to B.
CLARKDALE – It’s not just a B-score that has Danny Brown happy at Clarkdale-Jerome School District.
CAMP VERDE – The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office arrested 24-year-old Everardo Guzman on allegations of aggravated assault and failure to obey a court order.
CAMP VERDE – In February, the Camp Verde School Board sent the district’s superintendent home for the remaining four-plus months of his contract.
CAMP VERDE – Professionalism. Accountability. Community. Excellence. That’s what policing is all about.