Vyto Starinskas

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Gold King Mine’s Big Bertha roars again (with video)

JEROME -- Don Robertson is smiling in his race car in the sky as Big Bertha is again roaring above the hills of Gold King Mine.

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Paving the road to progress

Motorist traveling along Mingus Avenue on Wednesday saw asphalt paving operations along Mingus Avenue and South Sixth Street.

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Bridging the Gap: County proposes new road, bridge across Verde River to help traffic flows

Yavapai County Supervisors Thomas Thurman and Randy Garrison patiently stood on Beaverhead Flats Road and Cornville Road last week as traffic backed up at the stop sign. They pointed to the traffic and said this is why something needed to be done in the Verde Valley.

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Online grocery service offered by Cottonwood Walmart

COTTONWOOD -- Go online, order your groceries, drive to Walmart, the employees put the groceries in your car, and you are headed home.

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Verde Independent receives city accolades

Publisher of Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., Pam Miller, accepts a proclamation from Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski recognizing the Verde Independent’s “70 Years of Keeping the Verde Valley Informed” at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Welcome Home Vietnam Vets

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors present a proclamation in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, during the supervisors meeting in Cottonwood Wednesday. Members of the VFW Post 7400 in Cottonwood accepted the proclamation.

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Sedona Fire, DPS Ranger Helicopter rescue hiker who fell from Cathedral Rock (with video)

SEDONA -- Sedona Fire and an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter from Flagstaff, with the help of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, rescued a hiker that fell about 15 feet and tumbled another 15 feet on the backside of Cathedral Rock Tuesday afternoon.

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Temporary homeless shelter opens Sunday night

Y.E.S. The Arc will open doors on freezing nights

The overnight, cold-weather homeless shelter in Cottonwood will open Sunday night, after years of different attempts to help the homeless problem in the Verde Valley.

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Ryan Bigelow, the new Cottonwood Library Manager, reads a Dr. Seuss book during the library’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Party for small children Thursday morning.

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Cactuses thrive at Arizona Botanical Gardens

Ever drive by that cactus store on the road going to Jerome and feel a need to stop in?

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