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The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office answered fewer calls overall in June compared with the previous June, according to numbers released last week by the Town of Camp Verde.

Deputies responded to 1,096 calls for the month, down from more than 1,200 in June 2014.…

Archaeology Center’s grant will protect historic sites

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is continuing its mission to preserve and protect sites of historical importance throughout the region.

To that end, the center has recently received grant money to help protect archaeological sites from vandalism.…

Court OKs SRP, ditch agreement

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge David Mackey ruled last week that the Verde Ditch Company can proceed with an effort to establish an agreement with the Salt River Project.

The agreement, a memorandum of understanding, defines some historic water rights on lands irrigated by the Verde Ditch Company, which is responsible for providing water from the Verde River to ditch shareholders and has some records dating back to 1868.…

Barag finds life to be a riot

Christine Barag used to be involved in civic affairs.

She ran for office when she felt like there were things she wanted to change and ended up becoming vice mayor of Jerome.…

County offers slash drop site

You won't have to wait until Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel to thrash some slash.

Starting Friday, Aug. 21, people will be able to drop off their yard waste at Yavapai County transfer stations for free for a limited time.…

Library features artists at work

A library isn't just all about books on shelves.

True, there are computers and a variety of media in most libraries these days, but the Cottonwood Public Library is working on expanding what's available.…

Clarkdale responds to soil testing

The town of Clarkdale has submitted its official comments on a program to deal with potential soil contamination to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Freeport McMoRan, the company that holds the old land related to mining around the area, has been moving forward with an effort to identify areas of potential soil pollution and clean them up.…

Tour explores Rimrock Ranch

The Beaver Creek Preserva-tion and Historical Society is planning a tour of one of the community’s historic ranch homes and the local airstrip.

The Rimrock Airport is the oldest continuously-operating airstrip in Arizona, said Judy McBride, historical society treasurer.

McBride also calls the Rimrock Ranch home, a popular spot with many over the decades, including movie stars and anyone looking for that Wild West experience.…