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Cottonwood raises smoking age to 21
A unanimous vote by the Cottonwood City Council, Tuesday, May 3, has made Cottonwood the first city in Arizona to adopt the Tobacco 21 initiative, restricting the sale and consumption of tobacco and vapor products to those 21 and older.
The new law goes into…
City previews tough budget

In anticipation of presenting a completed budget for the fiscal year to the public, Cottonwood City Council members are working two marathon days later this month.

On Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, the council will put in long hours of discussion and debate — their main tool a 300-page document outlining the city’s current budgetary concerns and proposals.…

Sentinels check on the Verde

Thanks to the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, those looking to make a positive impact on the health of our waterways had the opportunity Saturday, April 30.

For two to three hours, participants joined the Arizona Water Sentinels in their efforts to help monitor water quality and quantity on the Verde River. Experts discussed issues on the Verde, as well as the Sierra Club’s efforts to help manage high desert riparian systems.…

Film students test new app

Amid all the talk about budgetary constraints and performance rankings, it’s easy to forget that Arizona’s schools have the power to surprise and innovate.

In a Mingus Union High School classroom are an array of high-powered iMac computers, each loaded with software designed to help digital media teacher Jeff Wood inspire his students to new heights of cinematic creativity.…

Store paints the Old Town Mission

Each year’s holiday season is soon forgotten — yet, occasionally, the holiday spirit keeps giving well into the busy days of the new year.

And indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a busier place than the Old Town Mission, laboring harder to sustain the effort of giving.…

Montezuma Well to host BioBlitz count

Chances are, you have no idea what a BioBlitz is.

According to National Geographic — one of the principal endorsing agencies of BioBlitzes nationwide — “A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.…

Capturing Hearts wins award

When you think of the location of world-class schools, it’s unlikely that Camp Verde comes quickly to mind — but CVMS Principal Danny Howe has some news that may make you reconsider your viewpoint.…

Residents pack meeting for 89 & Vine project

A half dozen people stood outside the Cottonwood City Council Chambers at 6 p.m. April 18, as the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting reached capacity.

The meeting presented an overview of the proposed design review program for Brookfield Homes’ 89 & Vine project, including the project design aspects such as building architecture, landscaping and site features.…

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