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Meagher finds joy in exhibit

Clarkdale artist Larry Meagher said that having his recent work showcased at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus is like returning home.

“It’s kind of full circle here. I started taking ceramics classes with Tom Schumacher in 1997 or 1998.” The 67-year-old Meagher gestured around the…

Two recycling spots may go

Subsidized by the Town of Camp Verde as a service to its residents, Sedona Recycles maintains two recycling bins at Camp Verde Heritage Pool and Outpost Mall — both of which may be under threat of removal due to the rising cost of service.…

Eight ride to be Daughter

In the modern world, few traditions last more than a generation or two — but don’t tell that to the folks at Fort Verde State Historic Park.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, the park will host the 56th annual Fort Verde Days’ Colonel’s Daughter Contest, mirroring the long-standing tradition in mid-western and western communities of naming a local rodeo queen and putting a distinctly Camp Verdean spin on it.…

Solar permits cost triple

A document provided by Camp Verde Town Councilwoman Carol German reveals a marked discrepancy between what Camp Verde residents pay to obtain solar photovoltaic energy system permits versus the Verde Valley as a whole.

According to the document, submitted by German during the Town Council meeting Sept. 7, solar fees in Cottonwood are $44, Clarkdale’s are $50 and Sedona’s are $75, while Yavapai County itself charges $175 in fees.…

Clarktoberfest expects 2,500

Attendees can expect a packed crowd at the third annual Clarktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 9 p.m.

“Our first year, we had about 1,500 people come to the first Clarktoberfest, last year about 2,000, and we look forward to having even more this year — 2,500 — as we become an established event in the Verde Valley,” said event organizer Robyn Prud’homme-Bauer of Made in Clarkdale. “This year, we will have more activities for kids. All the wine-tasting businesses located in Clarkdale will at Clarktoberfest, and all of our restaurants, cafes and sandwich shops will be there, too.”…

Write-in wins Jerome seat

When the whole ballot is right out, there’s always the write-in.

Jerome Town Council filled out all its seats in the Aug. 30 primary election thanks to write-in candidate Jay Kinsella. There were only four names on the ballot for five spots on council.
Not only did Kinsella defeat his only other write-in rival, who garnered 28 votes, he received more votes than all but one named candidate. Frank Vander Horst took 110 votes to Kinsella 105. The next highest was Hunter Bachrach, at 103.…

‘War’ declared against Yavapai College

The Yavapai College District Governing Board at its annual retreat Sept. 12, voted 3-2 to suspend the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee.

As of Friday, Sept. 30, the VVBAC — which has been tasked for the past two years with gathering data on the post-secondary needs of the Verde Valley region and reporting it to the Governing Board — will cease its efforts.…

Library nears grand opening

As the Camp Verde Community Library nears the opening of its new 17,000-square-foot facility, it’s important to understand how much local effort went into making the new library a reality.

“The number of people involved is in the hundreds,” Linda Harkness of Citizens Committee for the Camp Verde Library said. “It has been an exciting development caused by the cooperative effort of many people in a small town.

“It took about seven years of auctions, rummage sales, contests, fundraisers, talent shows and openly asking for money before CCCVL was able to hand over a check for $417,000 to the town for construction.”…

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