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The Yavapai College District Governing Board has unanimously approved its budget for fiscal year 2016-17.…

Going below without a shovel

If you harbored any doubt that archaeology had entered the digital age, Verde Valley Archaeology Center Executive Director Ken Zoll is here to set you straight.…

First wine festival puts fruit forward

Prior to the first Verde Valley Wine Festival, May 7, nearly 600 people had registered for the event — setting a precedent for future showings in Clarkdale.…

Bartosh says no tax increase

According to Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh, a sales tax increase is not planned to cover expenditures in the 2017 budget.

“There is no sales tax increase being proposed or considered,” Bartosh stated via email on Thursday, May 12.…

Workforce shortages affect whole Verde Valley

Too many jobs, not enough people.

Not exactly a problem you hear from many cities these days. But for Sedona business owners and operators, it’s becoming a serious problem.…

COCSD lauded for training

Among Arizona’s school districts, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is the standout star at training students for college and career success.

On May 4, COCSD received the Arizona College Access Network and Arizona GEAR UP “Early College and Career Awareness” award along with four other districts.…

Pros & cons of Prop 123

The vote on Proposition 123 occurs Tuesday, May 17, marking the moment Arizona legislators resolve an ongoing lawsuit concerning K-12 education funding or become embroiled in ongoing litigation.…

Water service receives loan

Lake Verde Water Company serves 68 households in Camp Verde — over 100 individuals that, thanks to a $125,000 loan via the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona, will soon have fewer reasons to worry about water quality.…

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