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Jennifer Volpe

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What you need to know about Cottonwood’s election season

Three council member seats will be up for election in 2018

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Offices up for election in Yavapai County

Candidate packets are available now

Candidate packets are available now

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Plans for animal therapy sanctuary could get green light

P&Z to also elect chair, discuss new Circle K sign, wireless facilities

Plans for an animal therapy sanctuary could get approval Monday at Cottonwood’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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City Council appoints Kyla Allen vice mayor

“I’ll be one of the biggest cheerleaders you could have,” said newly appointed Cottonwood Vice Mayor Kyla Allen to Mayor Tim Elinski after he explained why he gave a no vote to her appointment.

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Verde Valley leaders reflect on the year that was and what lies ahead in 2018

Reflecting back, looking forward

Yavapai County Supervisor Chairman Thomas Thurman shared five takeaways from 2017.

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Who is Kactus Kate?

Katherine Woods gives us a glimpse into her life as an Old Town Cottonwood bar owner

Katherine Woods, owner of Kactus Kate’s Saloon in Old Town Cottonwood, sat down with us and gave us a glimpse into her life.

City pushing for more business to locate at airport

The Cottonwood City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Airport Tenant/Service Provider.

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Cottonwood adopts use policy for municipal logo

The intent of the policy is to provide an application process for perspective users so that the use of the city logo is controlled and to provide some return on the investment that the city has made in the logo.

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Old Town Mission celebrates Christmas with community meal

COTTONWOOD – A community Christmas meal will be served at the Old Town Mission on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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P&Z approves bike display, project time extensions

COTTONWOOD – Monday, the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved an outdoor merchandise display at an existing retail bicycle shop.

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Feds arrest stabbing suspect Benjamin Pita in Tucson

Thursday in Tucson, federal agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Service apprehended an at-large suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Dec. 8.

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City planning board to review outdoor merchandise display

The Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday to discuss an outdoor merchandise display at an existing retail bicycle shop.

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Cottonwood City Council to decide use policy for municipal logo

City Council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at their Chambers Building located 826 N. Main St. in Cottonwood. For agenda and minutes, visit http://cottonwoodaz.gov/129/Agendas-Minutes.

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Record-breaking fall temps in Verde Valley

No rain in Verde Valley for more than 90 days, Flagstaff still waits for first snow

VERDE VALLEY – It’s been a warm and dry fall this year.

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How to use the Verde Valley Shopping Passport for last minute gifts

If you still have last minute gifts to buy, consider supporting local businesses instead of buying online or traveling to a mall.

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Cottonwood requests continued funding for NACOG

Dec. 5, Council approved a resolution that requests the federal government to fund Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and the many programs they offer to cities and towns.

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Specializing in special treatment all in day’s work at One Love Pet Spa

One Love Pet Spa welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes.

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Stabbing suspect still at large

Warrant with $100K cash-only bond issued for Benjamin Pita

Police are still searching for the suspect who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times in the State Route 260 and East Thousand Trails Road area Friday evening.

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City moves forward with annexation of 13 properties

City Council is moving forward with annexing portions of 13 properties which currently straddle the City/County boundary in Verde Village Unit 8.

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The peaceful progression of Thunder Valley Rally

Hezekiah Allen, Parks and Recreation services supervisor, presented a statistical analysis of the rally before Cottonwood City Council Tuesday night. The review detailed how the bottom-line numbers of TVR have improved each year.

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Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

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Children to shop with cops Saturday

Law enforcement agencies partner again for program

Each year, Verde Valley law enforcement agencies partner to make Christmas a little brighter for a select few of lower income children. Last year, 40 police officers took 30 children, ages 7-12, to Wal-Mart where each child was able to spend $150 each.

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Cottonwood City Council November Roundup

Cottonwood City Council November Roundup

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Hospice volunteer retires after 33 years of service

Northern Arizona Hospice held a retirement party Monday at Red Rooster for Rosemary Schmid, who has volunteered at the agency for 33 years.

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Thunder Valley Rally by the numbers

TVR Committee to present analysis of event to City Council

COTTONWOOD – The Thunder Valley Rally Committee is expected to make a presentation before the Cottonwood City Council Dec. 5 to review the statistical analysis of this year’s event.

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Have yourself a merry little weekend

A dozen things to do in the Verde Valley full of holiday cheer

About: Tree-lighting, refreshments, entertainment, and visits with Santa.

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4 Things You Should Know About The 63rd annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade

This year’s theme is “Magical Christmas.” Watch for floats, horses, Santa, dancers, Girl Scouts, military, tractors, drum line, antique cars, and more. About 1,000 people are expected to walk or ride in the parade, which is about 2.25-miles long. The Grand Marshall is the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley.

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Satisfy cravings at 24th annual Chocolate Walk

VIP Wine & Chocolate Pairing event set for night before

Chocolate cravings?

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Santa comes to Cottonwood for 63rd annual Christmas Parade

It’s that magical time of the year.

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Here are seven area stores offering Black Friday deals

Seven area stores offering Black Friday deals

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Giving a happy Thanksgiving to those in need

The 14th annual Flying High Turkey Drive will be collecting donations on Monday, Nov. 20 at Fry’s Food and Drug, located 1100 SR 260 in Cottonwood from noon to 6 p.m.

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Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria requests shade structure for patio

COTTONWOOD – Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria is looking to extend the existing railing and adding a new shade structure for the patio.

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Cottonwood studies prospect of Rough Cuts building for City Hall

Cottonwood City Council went into executive session Tuesday night to discuss the prospect of purchasing a new city hall building.

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: Cottonwood’s Arts, Culture, and Entertainment District

An entertainment district must be at least 1/8 mile wide (660 feet) and no more than 1 mile square mile in area. It must have a collection of entertainment/tourism uses, such as restaurants, bars, galleries, and museums. Only one such area is allowed for a city the size of Cottonwood.

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Habitat for Humanity homeowner gets keys

COTTONWOOD – “What this house means to me and Jamie - a second chance. For Jamie and I to have a safe home to live in and come to every night. Where some individuals don’t have that,” expressed Rachel Hernandez during an emotional speech Monday morning.

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What is a Use Tax? Cottonwood Deputy City Manager Rudy Rodriguez explains

Use Tax is a tax on tangible personal property which is purchased or leased for storage or use in the city on which tax was not paid at the time of purchase or rental.

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Matthew Watson: Sense of esprit de corps drives military, law enforcement service

Cottonwood Police Officer Matthew Watson just returned home from his fourth deployment.

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Diesel tanker collision turns fatal

A man died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a diesel tanker truck exiting Interstate 17 in Camp Verde.

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8 things to do this weekend

The 33rd annual Verde Valley Toy Run, sponsored by the Moose Lodge, is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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8 things to do at ‘Walkin’ on Main’

COTTONWOOD – Here’s what you can look forward to at this year’s ‘Walkin’ on Main’ event in Old Town Cottonwood on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cottonwood enhances domestic violence response

Police department implements assessment to determine risk level

COTTONWOOD – October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Though the month has come and gone, Cottonwood’s risk assessment program is in full force.

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Cottonwood News Update: Verde Valley Toy Run returns Nov. 11

The Verde Valley Toy Run, sponsored by the Moose Lodge, is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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8 must-see stops on the historic home tour

Historian Glenda Farley provides intriguing information

Every historic home and building in the Verde Valley has a story.

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New Business: One Love Pet Spa

One Love Pet Spa, LLC, offers grooming for dogs of all sizes and breeds.

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‘Walkin’ on Main’ returns to Old Town Nov. 11

Event features wine tasting, car show, art exhibits, live music

‘Walkin’ on Main’ returns to Old Town Nov. 11

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10 patients assessed after I-17 wrecks

Second accident near Sedona exit involved '7-8 vehicles'

Two different collisions on I-17 near the SR 179 Sedona exit resulted in numerous injuries and brought traffic to a standstill Monday afternoon.

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Two I-17 accidents two miles apart halt traffic

Extent of injuries unknown

Two different collisions on I-17 near the SR 179 Sedona exit have traffic at a standstill.

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Holiday pumpkins a delicious meal for wildlife

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding area residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.

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