What's up in the Verde
Alex Goetting, owner of Verde Brewing Company in Camp Verde, filed a police report when he started to notice the directional signs for his business going missing.“I’d put the signs out and they’d be gone within hours,” he said.
He later received a notice in the mail saying that he was being cited for a misdemeanor with the town.According to Camp Verde Planning and Zoning Ordinances and Subdivision Regulations, it is prohibited for signs to be placed in the public right-of-way.
Five years ago, a proposal to use groundwater near Chino Valley for a hydroelectric facility garnered attention from Verde Valley leaders. The project ended up falling apart but has appeared to rear its head once again.
“This time it’s looking like the people behind have the money to do it,” Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig said.He said though the project doesn’t directly affect municipalities in the Verde Valley, it would affect the Verde River. gIn September, Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage filed an application for a preliminary permit.
As Verde Valley taxpayers gather documentation for tax season, a slew of Internal Revenue Service phone scams has been reported to the Cottonwood Communication Center.Dispatchers themselves have been on the receiving end of these scam calls.
“Many of the citizens who reported [a scam] to the police department knew it was a scam but wanted to make us aware,” Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt said in a media release. “Some called the number to see what they would be told.”