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Making the rounds on Valley’s economy

The Verde Valley economy is 94.4 percent recovered from the Great Recession, according to Tim Rounds of Rounds Consulting.

Rounds appeared before corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders in the Verde Valley at a breakfast event, “The Verde Valley: Success in Action,” at Clarkdale’s Clark…

Middle-school boy brings unloaded gun to campus

An altercation between two students led to the discovery of an unloaded firearm on the Cottonwood Middle School campus Oct. 19.
According to CMS Principal Matthew Schumacher, the incident that occurred between the two students was precipitated by a back and forth exchange on social media, and was not the result of any bullying on campus.…

Armed man stops burglary

As an attempted burglary in Cornville’s Verde Santa Fe subdivision last month suggests, having the firepower to back up your words may prevent tragedy.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on the 5600 block of E. Whisper Ridge in Cornville. The homeowner, in his 80s, had been awakened by the sound of someone rummaging through his cabinet drawers. The homeowner grabbed his handgun, confronted a male suspect and ordered the man to lie on the floor. When the homeowner left the room to retrieve his phone, the suspect escaped out the front door.…

Neighbor of fatal shooting victim arrested for drugs

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting Friday, Oct. 14, in Rimrock.…

Meals packed for hungry kids in Haiti & Yavapai County

Malnutrition and hunger are global problems that may seem overwhelming, but every effort makes a difference to someone.

This year, it’s easier than ever to make a difference. Kids Against Hunger, a community meal-packing event, takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, at Verde Valley Fairgrounds, with packing sessions from 8 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.…

Teen charged with murder in Rimrock shooting

One man is dead after a shooting Friday, Oct. 14, in Rimrock.

The alleged shooter, a 17-year-old boy from Cottonwood, has been booked at the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center on charges including murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Jarrod Rogers.…

Gordon qualifies for Eagle Scout

Since 1911, the Eagle Scout has been the highest rank attainable within the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America organization — one that estimates suggest a mere 4 percent of scouts achieve.

Clarkdale’s Dallin Gordon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Mingus Union High School, is about to enter that select group of scouts.…

Two arrested in homicide

Two individuals have been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred in Camp Verde, on Oct. 10.

The suspects, 27-year-old Levi Jones, of the Phoenix area, and 28-year-old Jill Buckley, of Camp Verde, are in custody.

At 2:20 a.m., Oct. 10, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office received a phone call about a physical altercation at the Circle K located at 24 Finnie Flat Road. According to CVMO, “a short time later” they received a second phone call of a shooting.…

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