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If you harbored any doubt that archaeology had entered the digital age, Verde Valley Archaeology Center Executive Director Ken Zoll is here to set you straight.LiDAR technology forms an image of this hilltop without its dense vegetation, revealing the terracing of the hilltop and outline of a defensive wall. Such technology will be used to analyze the grounds of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center beginning Thursday, May 19.

The vote on Proposition 123 occurs Tuesday, May 17, marking the moment Arizona legislators resolve an ongoing lawsuit concerning K-12 education funding or become embroiled in ongoing litigation.File photo/Larson Newspapers

Lake Verde Water Company serves 68 households in Camp Verde — over 100 individuals that, thanks to a $125,000 loan via the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona, will soon have fewer reasons to worry about water quality.File photo/Larson Newspapers

Though the final vote on Camp Verde’s fiscal year 2017 budget won’t be considered until July, Town Manager Russ Martin and Finance Director Michael Showers are hard at work — not only on the numbers, but on getting input from the public.Camp Verde Town Manager Russ Martin, left, and Finance Director Michael Showers sat down recently to go over the town’s budget. The budget for the new fiscal year will be voted upon in July.

A Yavapai County Superior Court judge on April 20 dismissed a lawsuit by Camp Verde’s former town clerk who alleged she was forced to resign.File photo/Larson Newspapers

Deborah Barber claimed that top officials of the town harassed, intimidated and retaliated against her, undermining her authority as town clerk and poisoning her reputation among other employees.

Chances are, you have no idea what a BioBlitz is.Montezuma Castle National Monument Park Guide Laura Varon-Burkhart holds displays of a tarantula, right, and a tarantula hawk, which preys on the large spider. Montezuma Well National Monument will host a BioBlitz, where volunteers ages 14 and up will collect terrestrial and aquatic creatures.

According to National Geographic — one of the principal endorsing agencies of BioBlitzes nationwide — “A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

When you think of the location of world-class schools, it’s unlikely that Camp Verde comes quickly to mind — but CVMS Principal Danny Howe has some news that may make you reconsider your viewpoint.Debbie Emery, a leadership process leader from the Flippen Group chats with Ty Holman, an eighth-grader at Camp Verde Middle School, about the science project he was working on. Emery toured the school in December, one of 11 finalists out of around 400 schools that are candidates for the program’s Showcase School. Now, CVMS has been named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

There may seem few opportunities for Spanish-speaking people at the Camp Verde Community Library, but Library Director Kathy Hellman and Programs and Outreach Coordinator Sebra Choe are working hard to change that perception.

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