Vyto Starinskas

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Friends of the Verde River appoints first executive director

Organization’s open house set for Jan. 25

The Verde River is the historic and vital pulse that created the Verde Valley.

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Glamping: Luxury camping comes to Sedona/VOC

The amenities of a full-service hotel with the adventure of a camping experience

Karen Abbott and Mark Boyko are as excited as children planning an overnight campout as they show off their backyard “glamping” business behind their home in Sedona.

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Fire destroys Camp Verde home two days before Christmas

At least one dog was lost in the fire, as well as all the people’s belongings, he said.

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US Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to tots

The US Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to children at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Friday during the Cottonwood Toys for Tots.

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Cleaning up Balboa Wash

A crew of about a dozen people on probation/deferral through the Cottonwood Municipal Court use plastic bags and pick-up sticks to clean Balboa Wash in Old Town Cottonwood early Thursday morning.

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New city well site looks ‘promising’ for recharging groundwater supply

COTTONWOOD -- An injection well at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds to pump reclaimed water from the new Riverfront Park treatment plant looks “promising,” according to Tom Whitmer, Cottonwood’s Director of Natural Resources. The injection well is

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Love could be in the air at Out of Africa as young mountain lions get to know each other

CAMP VERDE -- Will a tom cat from Cornville fall in love with a kitten from Camp Verde?

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Celebration of Christmas set in Old England

EF Productions presents the 23rd annual Celebration of Christmas this year: “Set in old England, it is a cross between Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life."

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Retiring the American flag

Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135, along with the help of Camp Verde Post 93, Camp Verde VFW Post 6739, and the Camp Verde Boy Scouts, hosted their annual flag retirement ceremony Saturday.

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Police receive false alarm about gunman at local charter school

COTTONWOOD – Police received a phone call from whom they believed to be a concerned mother reporting a gunman at the American Heritage Academy Wednesday, but when police responded they determine it was only a lockdown drill by the school.

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