Halie Chavez

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Camp Verde kick-boxing coach trains young talent

CAMP VERDE – Richard Williams was a kid watching a Bruce Lee when he decided: “I’m going to be a kickboxer.”

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Q&A with secretary of state candidate Katie Hobbs

Katie Hobbs is an Arizona State Legislator running for Secretary of State. Hobbs has worked as a social worker for over 25 years as both an advocate and chief compliance officer.

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Jerome Town Council fills design review board

Two of the five design review board applicants, Michael Harvey and John McDonald, attended the special meeting of the Jerome Town Council Wednesday.

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Old Town Mission, Mission Thrift Store begin plans to move to single location

The realtor signs outside of the Old Town Mission are not a signal the services are closing, according to General Manager Jill Sweet.

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Local winemakers spearhead Verde Valley American Viticulture Area

The Southwest Wine Center has come a long way since Paula Woolsey taught wine education in the ceramics room over a decade ago, with just a single acre of grapes growing outside.

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Yavapai Superior Court handling case of former Cottonwood employee indicted on forgery charge

PRESCOTT – The case of a former Cottonwood employee who allegedly forged drinking water bacteria results will be handled in Yavapai County Superior Court.

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Camp Verde now world’s newest dark sky community

The stars over Camp Verde are highly visible at night – not that a dark sky designation was needed for residents to know that.

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Q&A with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Steve Farley

“There’s nothing better than a non-stop road trip through Arizona,”

Earlier this month, Sen. Steve Farley stopped in Camp Verde to discuss his platform with the Verde Independent during his campaign in Arizona against incumbent Governor Doug Ducey. Farley has served as a democratic state senator for Arizona since 2013. He is currently the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

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Jerome moves forward with Planning and Zoning Commission

Next priority is town’s Design Review Board

JEROME -- Members of the community stepped up to avoid dissolution of the Jerome Planning and Zoning Commission last week.

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Son accused of killing father in Fossil Creek to decide on plea deal

A man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father in 2015 at Fossil Creek faces life in prison should he elect to go to trial.

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