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Mingus Union looks to hire second assistant principal

New administrator would have ‘strong focus on curriculum and instruction’

With a 4-to-0 vote, the district’s governing board voted Tuesday to support Gee’s plan to hire a second assistant principal for the school, a person who would complement Allen Mitchell, the school’s assistant principal and dean of students.

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Camp Verde resident opens up about her time as Rosie the Riveter

Today the Camp Verde resident is 93 and a bit of a firecracker, no holds barred as they say. But it wasn’t always that way, she said.

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Blue Marble Challenge at Camp Verde elementary

According to Camp Verde Elementary Principal Britta Booth, 52 teams have signed up for this year’s event, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s gymnasium.

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Simonton business park under review by Camp Verde Town Council

The purpose of the plat is to provide “complete detail and engineering design for compliance” with the town’s subdivision regulations and for construction of improvements “that meet or exceed the town standards,” according to council’s March 20 agenda packet.

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Camp Verde council could approve dangerous structure demolition

Wednesday, council could approve the abatement of one such building, a single-family manufactured home located on Clear Creek Drive in the Verde Lakes community.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Karen Amoscato

Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.

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Senate passes school consolidation bill on third read

Thursday, the Arizona State Senate floor voted 17-13 to pass SB 1073, the bill that could lend ease to efforts to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts.

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Camp Verde considers banning political signs in commercial tourism zones

Arizona Revised Statute 16-1019 says it’s a class 2 misdemeanor to remove, cover or alter in any way a political campaign sign. But the statute says nothing about prohibiting such signs.

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Camp Verde considers Cocoa with the PoPo at schools

A few years ago when Oscar Berrelez retired from the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, he took up professional residence at the Yavapai College Police Department.

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180-day school calendar up for review by Mingus School Board

Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board could approve the high school’s 2019-2020 calendar.

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