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ACC rescinds smart meter fee

It was one of the most hotly-debated issues the Verde Valley had seen in several years: Smart meters.

In 2013, Arizona Public Service began replacing hundreds of thousands of analog meters on homes and multi-family dwellings throughout the state with advanced metering infrastructure, better known…

Clarkdale OKs cellular tower

The Clarkdale Town Council approved a permit for a cell tower last week, with a few conditions.

Several residents spoke out with concerns about the tower at the Town Council’s May 12 meeting.…

History group marks milestone

The Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission was established by the City Council in 2010 with the goal of looking at the identification, evaluation, protection, preservation and enhancement of historic properties that have significance for the city of Cottonwood.

Since then, the city has placed two buildings of historic importance on its official historic register.…

College pushed to delay tax hike

A special committee created to advise the Yavapai College Governing Board about Verde Valley concerns has been traveling around the region to get the opinions of elected leaders, officials and residents.

So far, the committee has visited with the school superintendents of the Verde Valley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Council, the Sedona City Council, business leaders and others.…

Myers is looking for a change of scenery from the Verde Valley

Angela Myers has been in Camp Verde for quite a few years now.

She's not planning on staying for a whole lot longer.…

Geotourism plan targets the Verde

Who knows an area better than the people who call it home?

National Geographic is banking on that while working with communities throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley to spotlight some of the attractions in this part of Arizona.…

Town improving local roadways

The Town of Camp Verde streets division finished up repairs around the cattle guard on Middle Verde Road as well as grading work along part of the road. Other grading was done on Old Highway 279 and Newton Lane.

The town also reported that a bus stop near Homestead Parkway is already in place, while a second one near the Outpost Mall on Finnie Flat Road is in the works, along with minor drainage improvements to the area.…

Paving project on Interstate 17 between SR 169 and Middle Verde Road continues

Overnight work scheduled next week at General Crook traffic interchange

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues work next week on a project to repave a 12-mile segment of Interstate 17 between State Route 169 and the Middle Verde Road traffic interchange - mileposts 279 to 291.…

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