Halie Chavez

Staff Reporter

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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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Man involved in Taco Bell robbery faces 32 years; sentencing July 2

The man who pleaded guilty to five charges in the January 2018 robbery of a Cottonwood Taco Bell will be sentenced July 2, according to Yavapai County Superior Court records.

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5 things you need to know about Tuesday’s Clarkdale Town Council meeting

Town Manager Gayle Mabery informed the Council she will be retiring July 1, 2019. The Council will take possible action to change the employment agreement between the Town and Mabery to coincide with her retirement date. All other provisions of Mabery’s contract remain.

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Trial date tentatively confirmed in former bar owner’s assault case

CAMP VERDE – Former Old Town Association President Michael Anderson appeared in Yavapai County Superior Court for a pretrial conference Monday, preceding the trial set later this month on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Woman involved in Taco Bell robbery faces 52 years in prison

CAMP VERDE -- The woman allegedly involved in an attempted robbery at the Cottonwood Taco Bell in January faces a maximum sentence of 52 years in prison should she choose to go to trial and is found guilty on all counts.

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Sexual exploitation case drags on in court

CAMP VERDE – More than two years later, a sexual exploitation case remains on the docket at Yavapai County Superior Court.

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