What's up in the Verde
Following several discussions among Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Governing Board members about consolidating COCSD, Mingus Union High School District and Clarkdale-Jerome School District, Clarkdale-Jerome tabled the idea, which has been a perennial topic of discussion for years.
An armed robbery at the Chevron Station at 1204 State Route 260 in Cottonwood has resulted in the arrest of three individuals, two of whom were later charged for the robbery.
"At about 10:30 pm on Wednesday, May 24, [the Chevron] was robbed at gunpoint by a male suspect," Cottonwood Police Department stated via press release, later identifying the man as Paul Wilson, 27, of Flagstaff. Approximately $500 was stolen from the store. There were no injuries to anyone inside the business.
After attending the second annual Verde Valley Wine Festival, it would be difficult to deny the truth: The Verde Valley’s wine industry is growing, pulling an ever greater number of oenophiles into the region.
Camp Verde Marshal’s Office has filled a key position left open for four months.
On Monday, June 26, Brian Armstrong, a lieutenant with Arizona Department of Transportation, will step into the role of CVMO commander.
The position was vacated by Jacquelyn MacConnell in January.
Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairwoman Jane RussellWiniecki is one of Arizona Business Magazine’s “2017 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.”
Winiecki will appear in the magazine’s July issue, alongside other women of influence in Arizona.
City of Cottonwood Administrative Services General Manager Rudy Rodriguez admits it: The budget is not the sexiest topic in the world.
Making matters worse, the budget is confusing, even in its simplest form. What might be immediately transparent to a municipal budget expert is obscure to the average person. For example, in the document prepared in advance of the city’s major 2018 budget discussions, Rodriguez presented three data points for the completed fiscal years 2007 through 2016: Original budgets, revised budgets and actual budgets.
Owned by Cottonwoodbased Kestrel Aviation, the Wild Sky Aircraft’s Goat is a combination of hang glider, fan-powered go-kart and all-terrain vehicle.
The 80-horse-power engine and fabric-and-strut wings lift the 575-pound aircraft into the air at 45 miles per hour, after a 200-foot runway takeoff. Once in the air, the Goat cruises at about 55 mph and tops out at just under 70 mph. Landing at 35 mph requires about 400 feet of open space.