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River group aims to use & preserve

A group of elected leaders and other land management officials has been working for more than a year to make real progress on myriad issues related to preserving the Verde Valley’s rich natural resources.

It’s called the Verde Front and draws on resources mainly at…

Comm center clients increase

They built it and, at first, nobody came.

When the new Cottonwood Public Safety Communications Center opened last year on 2.7 acres off of Sixth Street, the city had been counting on attracting other agencies throughout the Verde Valley to take advantage and use the center for their own communications needs.…

Town Council OKs program for at-risk children

Every child has talent and potential.

That’s the core belief behind Kids at Hope, an Arizona-based initiative that has grown over the past two decades looking to make a difference in the lives of kids that otherwise might fall through the cracks.

Now the Camp Verde Community Library and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office have signed on to participate.…

Camp Verde’s debt is among lowest in state, report finds

Camp Verde’s government debt was lower than most other communities in the Verde Valley and Arizona at the end of the last fiscal year, according to a state report.

The town had $2.7 million in total debt, which figures out to be $249 per resident, ranking it 62nd and 74th, respectively, among 91 municipalities listed in the report.…

Gamble finds himself hooked on life in the Verde Valley

Josiah Gamble found himself drawn to the Verde Valley.

Today he calls Cottonwood home.

It’s quite a distance from his hometown of of Salisbury, N.C., which among other things is the home of Cheerwine, one of the more famous beverages to come out of the Tar Heel State besides moonshine and Pepsi-Cola.…

Mayor addresses city panhandling

A new state law against panhandling in Arizona has been signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, placing restrictions on where people can ask for money.

The law is aimed at preventing people from feeling uncomfortable or threatened by people asking for money on the street or in other public areas.…

Charity supports homeless center

More than 100 people attended a Catholic Charities Community Services fundraiser April 10 at the Mongini Barn to support The Loft, which is the organization’s homeless day center in Cottonwood.…

Residents honored for heroism

Three people who assisted Cottonwood police officers in a fatal March 21 fight in the Wal-Mart parking lot were honored last week for assisting the officers.

Eric Fields, Cole Taylor and Cory Brady were joined by family, friends and a room filled with police and other first responders at the Cottonwood Recreation Center April 8, for a short ceremony to award them with the highest awards the police department gives to civilians, Fields earning the Medal of Valor and Taylor and Brady receiving the Police Star.…

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