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Abigail Boggs was keeping out of the heat last week, working behind the bar at the Verde Brewing Company inside the old bright red Boler’s Bar building on Camp Verde's Main Street.Abigail Boggs just started working at a brewery in Camp Verde. Originally from New York, Boggs is also a musician, and will perform with her husband in their band at her new job in September.

She had been working there around a week and a half as of last Tuesday.

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.Camp Verde Marshal's Office

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

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is continuing its mission to preserve and protect sites of historical importance throughout the region.Sharon Olsen, a volunteer with the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, sorts through ancient pottery sherds found in the Verde Valley. Olsen is one of many with the center who wants to help keep historic sites and artifacts protected.

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

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 Verde Ditch has provided Camp Verde property owners with water for more than a century. An agreement between the ditch company and the Salt River Project to help define existing water rights was approved last week by a Yavapai County Superior Court judge.

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.

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.Judy McBride, Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society treasurer, holds up a 1929-30 brochure on her home, the Rimrock Ranch. The society is planning a tour of the ranch, which has been visited by movie stars and mobsters alike, along with the Rimrock Airport, which is the oldest continuously-operating airstrip in Arizona.

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.

Jordan Meadows is for the birds. According to many people in this Camp Verde neighborhood, that’s just fine with them.Smaller than a turkey, but bigger than a quail, guinea fowl are native to Africa, but have been  introduced elsewhere, including Camp Verde. The birds are social, living in small groups and eat insects and seeds. While not destructive to property, the birds can be quite vocal.

The Town of Camp Verde is holding a meeting with the public at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss an ongoing issue involving guinea fowl.

The Rattlesnake Fire was active through the evening of Sunday, Aug. 16, and is currently at 500 acres.  The lightning-caused fire is burning approximately five miles west of Bumble Bee in the Castle Creek Wilderness.  United States Foresst Service

The Verde Watershed Restoration Commission is continuing its current five-year plan to help clear out invasive plant species from along the Verde River and its tributaries.The Verde Watershed Restoration Commission is continuing its five-year plan to clear out invasive plant species along the Verde River and its tributaries. Ailanthus altissima, more commonly known as the Tree of Heaven, is one such invasive species, and can be found through much of the Verde Valley.

The group isn't working alone.