Kelcie Grega

Associate Editor

Kelcie Grega is the Associate Editor of the Verde Independent, Camp Verde Bugle and Kudos entertainment guide.

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Arizona Attorney General indicts former Cottonwood employee

Hans Burnett facing felony charges after allegedly forging drinking water bacteria test results

An Arizona grand jury has indicted former Cottonwood employee Hans Burnett after an investigation revealed he allegedly forged drinking water bacteria test results, according to a news release by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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Fire restrictions continue through Memorial Day Weekend

County urges holiday weekend precautions, local agencies to conduct DUI patrols

VERDE VALLEY -- Campfires are out of the question this Memorial Day Weekend as Yavapai County continues its fire ban amid high winds and low humidity. Grilling is still allowed, but only with special precautions.

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Valley leaders hope to reopen Teen Center

COTTONWOOD -- Programs at the Verde Valley Teen Center along Mingus Avenue have been on hold due to lack of volunteers. Now, some local leaders are trying to bring it back.

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Cottonwood votes 4-3 on sales tax hike

Council settles on 0.5-percent transaction privilege tax increase

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council voted 4-3 to increase the sales tax by half a percent, raising it to 3.5 percent in the hopes of trying to alleviate a more than $1.5 million deficit.

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Rabbi breaks ground in Verde Valley

Kesslers hope to make Judaism more accessible in community

SEDONA -- For Rabbi Mendel Kessler and his wife, Fraydee, Sedona was always on the radar.

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Commentary: To the only other person at the meeting

At municipal level, micro actions do lead to macro change

Complaining about our elected representatives may be a great American past time, but showing up takes work.

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Cottonwood explores raising sales tax

Members of the public rally for .65 percent increase

As Cottonwood continues to look at options to resolve a more than $1.5 million deficit through a budget balancing process, scenarios of a potential sales tax increase are currently being discussed.

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Verde Valley Fair highlights talent, skills of local youth

Last week, the annual Verde Valley Fair greeted locals with rides and live entertainment underneath a double rainbow following much-needed showers on the first day.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School Board votes to close Big Park

The Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District Board voted 4-1 to close Big Park Community School Tuesday as members of the district try to address foreboding $1.4 million debt due in part because of declining enrollment and state funding.

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Verde Valley Fair kicks off Wednesday

COTTONWOOD – The Verde Valley Fair kicks off today at the Verde Valley fairgrounds at 4 p.m. with rides, live entertainment and a youth pet show at the Large Show Barn.

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