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Officials seek skull identity

Three Camp Verde teenagers got the shock of a lifetime July 18.

That afternoon, while fishing the north side of Black Bridge, the three made a grisly discovery in the shallow water close to shore: A human skull.

“The kids saw the skull and did…

Mayoral candidates talk finances

Hosted by the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley, a mayoral candidate forum Wednesday, July 20, saw Tim Elinski and Holly Grigaitis answer questions from the public.
During opening statements, Elinski spoke of four priorities: To engage the community, to increase the efficiency of government, to prepare Cottonwood for a new economy and to promote and preserve the area’s natural resources.…

County may raise library tax

According to Yavapai County Administrator Phil Bourdon, Yavapai County Free Library District’s intention to raise its secondary property taxes is not an increase over previous years: Instead, it is intended to return the levy to its former level.…

Fort Verde Days hosts quilt show

For those who quilt, the activity is both a calmative and an addiction — and, now and then, an opportunity to showcase hard-won skills.

Though the Fort Verde Days Quilt Show will not occur until Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, organizers Peg Miller and Jackie Holmstrom are already putting out the call for entrants.…

Republicans vie for District 1 position

Four Republican candidates came to the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Saturday, July, 16, to explain why they should be the one to fill the Congressional District 1 seat.

A forum was held, asking the candidates a broad series of mostly economic-based questions, put on by the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley.

Ken Bennett, Paul Babeu, David Gowan and Shawn Redd all attended.…

Grigaitis adds name to ballot

Cottonwood’s third mayoral candidate may seem like an outsider — a label she is none too quick to reject.

Asked what history in political service she has, Holly Grigaitis smiled and answered, “I have none.”…

Candidates for local seats debate hot topics

The election season is in full swing, with the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley hosting candidate forums throughout July.

The events occur in anticipation of several candidates winning their seats prior to the general election: Candidates for Yavapai County Supervisor District 3, Yavapai County Constable Verde Valley Region and Yavapai County Assessor are all Republicans, meaning that the Tuesday, Aug. 30, primary election is the only opportunity for voters to cast their ballot for these officials.…

Course sheds light on police

Curious about how the Cottonwood Police Department operates? Now’s your chance to find out.

According to CPD Det. Sgt. Tod Moore, the department is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Citizens Police Academy.…

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