CAMP VERDE – Richard Williams was a kid watching a Bruce Lee when he decided: “I’m going to be a kickboxer.”
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.
Two of the five design review board applicants, Michael Harvey and John McDonald, attended the special meeting of the Jerome Town Council Wednesday.
The realtor signs outside of the Old Town Mission are not a signal the services are closing, according to General Manager Jill Sweet.
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.
PRESCOTT – The case of a former Cottonwood employee who allegedly forged drinking water bacteria results will be handled in Yavapai County Superior Court.
The stars over Camp Verde are highly visible at night – not that a dark sky designation was needed for residents to know that.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAMP VERDE – More than two years later, a sexual exploitation case remains on the docket at Yavapai County Superior Court.
JEROME – The Jerome Town Council is giving the community another opportunity to step up and serve.
The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Park Central Farm to protect 595 acres of land near the Verde River in Camp Verde.
The third annual Verde Valley Home Show will have over 70 businesses participating this weekend.
William Hamburg was born in Belize, so it was the first place he sought a source of raw cacao.
The Clarkdale Town Council will discuss the Citizens Bond Committee’s recommendations at the regular council meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m.
A man was arrested for burglary at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Camp Verde after arriving to update his sex offender registration.
COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a fraud suspect believed responsible for embezzling an estimated $100,000 from the Old Town Association.
Ten years later, the death of a 3-month-old boy in the Village of Oak Creek remains unresolved in the Yavapai County Superior Court system.
Town moves forward with adopting 'no drone zone' signs
The regulation of drones by towns, cities or counties is prohibited by ARS 13-3729. However, drone operators looking to fly over Jerome do require authorization from the Cottonwood Airport.
CLARKDALE – The Clarkdale Town Council voted Tuesday to co-locate the Clarkdale Magistrate Court and the Verde Valley Justice Court.
This year the winner of the community contestant Judge’s Choice Award was Clarkdale Council Member Scott Buckley, who has now stolen the crown from Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski, last year’s winner.
Four Eight Wineworks presents the return of the Verde Valley Wine Festival on Saturday, May 12th.
Things to look forward to at the Verde Valley Wine festival by the numbers.
JEROME – Lew Currier, current councilmember and former mayor of Jerome, announced he will not seek reelection this year.
CAMP VERDE – A man was sentenced Tuesday morning after pleading guilty to felony charges in a molestation case occurring from 2010 to 2014 in both Cornville and the Village of Oak Creek.
Jerome has operated under a general plan established in 1981. Arizona law requires that a municipality’s general plan be updated every 10 years – putting Jerome 27 years behind schedule.
COTTONWOOD – Sunday night, the Cottonwood Police Department arrested a man in the Suzy Q Parking Lot for aggravated DUI, prohibited possessor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
COTTONWOOD – Strong winds, low humidity and drought: fires in the southwest desert now have the potential to spread swiftly, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.
The Town of Camp Verde and the Yavapai-Apache Nation are co-hosting a community Earth Day event April 21.
During a visit to Patagonia Lake, Mayor Doug Von Gausig noticed the picnic tables were being replaced. After noticing the old tables seemed to be in good condition, Von Gausig inquired as to what was being done with them. Patagonia Park decided the Town of Clarkdale could have the benches.
Cottonwood Elementary School faculty donned red shirts and held signs as they stood on the sidewalk Wednesday morning in participation of the Red for Ed walk-in. The movement is now a state-wide demand in support of Arizona schools.
COTTONWOOD – It was around 8 in the morning when the Cottonwood Communications Center received a call from a local woman.
John McTurk, previously fund development and communications director at Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity, has stepped into a new position as executive director at Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Verde Valley.
Wednesday, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will purchase a case of wine made by the Yavapai College viticulture program in Clarkdale and bring it back to the Arizona Capitol Museum Store for sale.
In January, Jean Caliendo and her husband, Jim, were road tripping to the Verde Valley from Michigan when she lost her sole memento of her father – his gold wedding band. The ring was inscribed with “1/11/41,” her father, Sam Bruza’s, anniversary.
On Sunday, 6-year-old Fallon Lennox and his family were picnicking at Wet Beaver Creek.
CLARKDALE – The Salt River Materials Group Phoenix Cement Plant has been on the Verde Valley horizon for almost 60 years.
CLARKDALE – The Clarkdale Town Council directed Town Manager Gayle Mabery to move forward with co-locating the Clarkdale Magistrate Court with the Verde Valley Justice Court at the March 27 regular meeting.
A Jerome man is facing multiple drug-related charges following a search warrant and arrest by Partners Against Narcotics Traffickers and the Jerome Police Department.
CAMP VERDE – One of two men involved in a child exploitation case was sentenced to eight years in the department of corrections this week.
Clarkdale Town Council Roundup
Camp Verde, Cottonwood look to achieve dark-sky designation
Sebra Choe, economic development specialist in Camp Verde, hopes to formalize the town’s commitment to a visible night sky by achieving the dark-sky community designation from the International Dark-sky Association.
Physical therapy makes difference for Timmie Bell
In June 2016, Timmie Bell was hospitalized for an infection in her lungs. Her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, started as a small cough left that left Bell struggling to breathe.
JEROME -- A measure to initiate staggered terms may not end up on Jerome’s ballot after all this year, now that the Jerome Town Council was notified of the cost.
JEROME -- While no action was scheduled in regard to the revised Jerome General Plan, that did not stop the room from having the usual lengthy discussion on the plan Tuesday.