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Officials preview plans for Rockin’ River Ranch

Back in 2008, Arizona State Parks purchased Rockin' River Ranch, a property that's more than 200 acres of land along the Verde River and part of the Verde River Greenway.

The Verde River Greenway is a collaborative public-private project dedicated to preserving this special riparian…

Cain makes swords shine

Swords and sabres might not be used that much in combat these days, but they've been a fixture with the military for millennia.

At Fort Verde State Historic Park, a few blades are kept on display that used to belong to officers stationed at the 19th century military post.…

Cottonwood invited to shared services

The city of Cottonwood has been invited to join fire districts from across the Verde Valley as part of a committee that looks at the benefit of sharing services.

The committee had its genesis more than a year ago when the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts started looking at the potential benefits of working together.…

Thunder Valley’s future in doubt

Thunder Valley Rally brought thousands of people to Old Town Cottonwood for a weekend in September.

It was the 16th year for the event, which focuses on motorcycles, their riders and the music, including national acts such as George Thorogood and the Destroyers this year.…

Café continues holiday tradition

Not everyone wants to make a big to-do when it comes to Thanksgiving. They may not have family around or perhaps they just don’t feel like washing dishes after the feast.

Whatever the case, Peggy Reed has her kitchen open.…

Schmidt’s smile glows as one of the volunteers at hospital

Donna Schmidt spends one day a week as one of the smiling faces greeting people who come into the main entrance at the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood.

As one of the volunteers behind the desk, Schmidt helps direct people to what they are looking for and provides any other information she knows or can get for visitors.…

Leaders get transparency lesson

Elected officials and members of other public bodies have to walk a fine line when it comes to following the letter of the laws designed to give the public a window into what their government is doing.

Arizona has an open meeting law that spells out what officials can and can’t do when it comes to making sure all public business is conducted in front of the public they serve.…

Grandson given WWI vet’s medal

It came almost 100 years late, but William Rehborg was remembered and recognized for his service to his country last week.

His grandson, Jon Rehborg, met with Congressman Paul Gosar [R-District 4] Thursday, Nov. 12, in the lobby of the Verde Valley Medical Center.…

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