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Kelcie Grega

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Old Town Association to request funding from city

Tuesday, Brenda Clouston of the Old Town Association will update Cottonwood City Council on the organization’s progress and request funding for 2019.

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Cottonwood to consider flag banner ban Tuesday

According to staff documents, this change would enhance the aesthetics of the community as well as eliminate distractions for drivers.

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Cottonwood P&Z to look at plans to add side yard to Bocce

According to the letter, Jurisin said he has an agreement with Cashmere Properties to lease the vacant lot adjacent to the restaurant, on the west side of North Main Street between 1048 and 1060 North Main Street.

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Jerome Town Council discusses plans for health clinic

While still in the talking stages, Jerome Town Council Member Jack Dillenberg is spearheading plans for a health facility on the third floor of the Jerome Civic Center.

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Jerome looks at accessory building ordinance

Ordinance 446 amends the definition of an “accessory building” as being a building or structure that is “visually” subordinate to the main building. The proposed amendment adds that an accessory building “shall not be used for human habitation.”

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Jerome Council establishes new court security fees

The Jerome Town Council approved an ordinance Tuesday amending the town’s mandatory court fees.

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‘He Walks His Talk’ -- Sedona man continues journey to raise money for pet-friendly shelter

This time last year, Michael Capozzoli was getting ready to walk across America.

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CFMD: Authorities contain apartment fire

Authorities responded to a fire at the Kirk Apartments on North 16th Street and Gila in Cottonwood Monday just before 5 p.m.

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Police searching for suspect in Cottonwood music store burglary

Cottonwood police are searching for a suspect wanted for burglarizing Verde Valley Discount Music Store over the weekend.

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Cottonwood waives water capacity fees on Mesquite Hills project

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood City Council waived water capacity fees for the Mesquite Hills Subdivision during Tuesday’s regular council meeting.

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Cottonwood approves outdoor entertainment ordinance

COTTONWOOD – Music lovers and venue owners can rejoice.

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Cottonwood hears landscaping ordinance

Cottonwood City Council looked at an ordinance Tuesday that would waive required front and backyard setbacks in Old Town.

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Jerome to fill vacant boards

JEROME -- Jerome Town Council may fill vacancies on some of the town’s boards during next Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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Clarkdale to have study session with planning commission

CLARKDALE -- Clarkdale Town Council will have a joint work session with the Planning Commission to go over priorities and pending issues next Tuesday during a regular meeting.

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Cottonwood considers ordinance to prohibit business sign banners

COTTONWOOD -- Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council reviewed an ordinance that would prohibit both temporary and permanent sign banners.

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Chabad hosts menorah lighting, festival of lights at Tlaquepaque

Chabad of Sedona hosted a menorah lighting event to commemorate the first night of Hanukkah Sunday at the Tlaquepaque in Sedona. Friday marks the sixth night.

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City approves contract with new city manager Ron Corbin

Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council unanimously approved a contract with Ron Corbin, who was recently selected as the city’s top candidate for city manager.

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Cottonwood approves settlement with Mingus Ave. contractor

Cottonwood City Council authorized a settlement agreement Tuesday with Kinkaid Civil Contractors to complete the Mingus Avenue Waterline Project amid ongoing disputes with the project’s contractor.

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Second man in Cornville home invasion pleads guilty

Goff facing at least 7 years in prison

Matthew Goff, 33, appeared out of custody before Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff Monday. He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, once count of aggravated assault, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of misconduct involving weapons.

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The cost to protect and serve: What it takes to properly outfit a law enforcement officer

How much does it cost for you to get dressed in the morning? $50? $100? For a law enforcement officer, it may cost between $4,000 and $5,000.

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Cottonwood detective faces kidnapping, assault, domestic violence charges

Coconino County handling Delafuente case

Cody Delafuente has been indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, one count of assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of preventing use of a telephone during an emergency, court records show. He entered a not-guilty plea on Nov. 6.

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CCSO: Three arrested in Northern Arizona car burglary ring

Suspects involved in burglary at Thai Palace in Uptown Sedona

Three 18-year-old suspects believed to be involved in vehicle burglary ring in multiple Northern Arizona communities were arrested Thursday, according to the Coconino County Sherriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood announces Ron Corbin as top candidate for city manager

The City of Cottonwood announced Ron Corbin as their top candidate for city manager Friday.

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Police: Fire on Apache Street caused by Cottonwood man's 'warming fire'

A 58-year-old homeless man was cited on misdemeanor reckless burning and criminal trespass charges after a warming fire he started caused a building fire on the 1500 block of East Apache Street Monday morning

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Commentary: Don't believe the marketing, Hanukkah is not a Jewish Christmas

Hanukkah this year starts Dec. 2 and is not excluded from holiday commercialization as advertisers try to take advantage of cultural references to make their ads seem more Jewish, while also trying to keep up with the pomp and circumstance of Christmas.

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Showers, wind expected in Verde Valley

Snow forecasted in higher elevations

Winds and showers are forecasted in the Verde Valley Thursday night and into the weekend as departing storms from the East Coast bring low-pressure systems west, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

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Cottonwood kicks off holiday season with parade, Chocolate Walk

Thanksgiving is over. Now on to the grand finale of the holiday season.

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Options for warm beds on cold nights

As the Verde Valley heads toward the holiday season, more and more nights are forecasted to have temperatures drop below freezing.

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Man in Cornville home invasion sentenced to 8 years in prison

A man who pleaded guilty in a violent Cornville home invasion was sentenced to eight years Monday at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde.

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Former city foreman in water testing case to be sentenced Monday

PRESCOTT -- A former Cottonwood foreman accused of forging drinking water test results will be sentenced at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Prescott Monday.

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Monday sentencing set in violent Cornville home invasion case

CAMP VERDE – A man who pleaded guilty in a violent Cornville home invasion will be sentenced Monday at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde.

Clarkdale to hear presentation on airport complaints

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood is seeking input from the community regarding airport noise complaints.

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Former mayor Jane Moore appointed to serve on Jerome Town Council

Jane Moore will fill the empty seat left by former council member Hunter Bachrach, following a unanimous vote by Jerome Town Council Tuesday.

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60-foot tall cell tower approved for Main Street in Cottonwood

Cottonwood Planning & Zoning approved a 60-foot tall mono-elm cell tower on Main Street Monday.

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Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Cottonwood

Cottonwood’s coffee chain repertoire is about to see a rapid expansion.

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P&Z approves Cottonwood shelter to house homeless on cold nights

Those without a warm bed on cold nights soon will have better access to an overnight shelter.

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County approves Vista Village sign plan despite public backlash

COTTONWOOD -- A sign plan that would rebrand the look of the Sedona Vista Village mall in the Village of Oak Creek was approved by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Man accused of luring minor to appear again in court in December

PRESCOTT -- A 19-year-old Cottonwood man facing multiple felony charges involving sexual abuse and luring of a minor will appear again in court on Dec. 10 for a possible Donald hearing and case management conference at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Prescott.

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Attorney withdraws in Jeremiah Gaver case

PRESCOTT -- Jeremiah Gaver has a new public defender after former attorney, Tony Gonzales, filed a motion to withdraw on Nov. 8.

Former Cottonwood teacher pleads to delinquency of a minor

A former Cottonwood teacher who was facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor pleaded down to two misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Oct. 29.

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Jerome to fill vacant council seat Tuesday

JEROME – Jerome Town Council may fill its empty council seat Tuesday during a special meeting.

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Final four: Community stakeholders meet finalists for Cottonwood City Manager

Community members and stakeholders from all over the Verde Valley had the chance to meet the finalists Friday morning at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.

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Alex Barber selected as mayor of Jerome

JEROME – Alex Barber was appointed Mayor of Jerome Tuesday by an almost entirely new council Tuesday.

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Cottonwood looks at rate increase for water, wastewater

Council directs staff to reevaluate numbers for wastewater increase

COTTONWOOD – Cottonwood City Council looked at potentially raising utility rates for water and wastewater Tuesday during a work session.

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Woman accused in Halloween shooting arrested

A Cottonwood woman accused of being involved in a shooting in Old Town Halloween night was arrested Sunday on weapons, aggravated assault and false reporting charges, according to Cottonwood Police.

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Old Town Assn. showing progress following Chamber partnership

Last summer, the Old Town Association was still in rehabilitation stages following an embezzlement scandal.

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Cottonwood council bumps magistrate position to part-time

Cottonwood City Council decided to bump Cottonwood Magistrate Douglas LaSota’s position down from full-time to part-time.

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City Council tables implementation of use tax

COTTONWOOD -- Implementation of a Cottonwood use tax has hit another delay.

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Anti-Trump protesters in Cottonwood join nationwide protests backing Mueller probe (with video)

Protesters gathered outside the Walgreens in Cottonwood Thursday condemning President Donald Trump's decision to force out former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Man accused of ‘gutting’ dog, attempted arson, gets new trial date

CAMP VERDE -- A man charged with attempted arson of his own properties and animal cruelty is set for a new trial next May.

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