Halie Chavez

Staff Reporter

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Q&A: Ben Kramer reflects on first months on Clarkdale council

Ben Kramer was appointed to Clarkdale Town Council in September 2017.

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Man in molestation case sentenced to six months jail, five years probation; father receives $500 fine

“My actions were wrong. I understand there were two victims and I’m sorry,” Swank said. “I want to right my wrongs and fix anything I possibly can. I was young and wasn’t thinking about how my actions would affect those two girls … I really cannot believe I did those things.”

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The Jerome Book: La Victoria Studio curates a directory of residents

JEROME – If you don’t live in Jerome, you’ve likely never heard of The Jerome Book.

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Cottonwood’s Red Rock Pediatrics acquired by Phoenix Children’s Hospital

COTTONWOOD – Red Rock Pediatrics has announced a new partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Man pleads guilty to charges in Cornville/VOC molestation case

Gary “Jay” Leslie Zimmerman Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of attempt to lure a minor for sex, one count of child molestation, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Cottonwood holds first reading of proposed use tax ordinance

COTTONWOOD – There was minimal attendance for the Cottonwood City Council’s first reading of the Use Tax ordinance Tuesday.

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7 places to go for New Years’ Eve countdown

Looking for somewhere to celebrate at midnight without having to travel? Local bars have got you covered for the 31st.

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It’s all local, from harvesting materials to quality craftsmanship, at Jerome Lumber Company

In 1895, the Jerome Lumber Company referred to the saw mill located eight miles out of town. Now, the Jerome Lumber Company is what Mike Caruso calls his handmade furniture business.

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Man involved in Village of Oak Creek child porn case pleads guilty

CAMP VERDE – Richard Byard Sumner Jr., 44, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of exploitation of a minor related to the creation, possession and transportation of child pornography from May 2014 to March 2016.

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Tim McClellan tackles television show, new projects

‘Boomtown Builders’ begins filming in Yavapai County in February

JEROME -- When Tim McClellan looked down at his phone and saw that an entertainment company was calling him, he was suddenly more nervous than he expected to be.

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