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Camp Verde rejects civil unions Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:34

The Town of Camp Verde decided last week not to pursue an ordinance recognizing civil unions.Camp Verde resident Jim Meredith speaks against the civil union ordinance, calling it a rash and hasty decision to bring the motion before the Camp Verde Town Council. The 3-3 tie vote means that under town code the motion died. Mayor Charlie German had been excused from the meeting.

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Parents, teachers debate a four-day school week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:23

Parents and school staff gathered last Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts for a special forum to discuss the pros and cons of a potential four-day school week.Bob Weir, Camp Verde High School principal, answers questions of concerned parents on the topic of four-day weeks during the Camp Verde United School District open forum on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The panel consisted of CVUSD Superintendent Amber Lee, left, Camp Verde Elementary School Principal Debi Pottorff and Camp Verde Middle School Principal Danny Howe.

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Patty Jonas is a straight shooter Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:37

Patty Jonas has the Internet to thank in large part for the way her family makes their living.Patty Jonas works at her family’s gun shop on Main Street in Camp Verde, which they’ve had for about three-and-a-half years. Her husband was a collector of World War II military weapons and items and eventually that hobby translated into a business. While they do sell the rifles lined up on racks against the walls, Jonas said most of their business comes from shoppers and collectors online.

Jonas was working last week behind the counter at her family’s gun shop on Main Street in Camp Verde.

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Civil unions head to council debate Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:01

Camp Verde will be discussing the possibility of recognizing civil unions at the next meeting of the Town Council.Camp Verde Town Councilman Bruce George is bringing the issue of civil unions to Camp Verde. While many think same-sex couples when the topic is brought up, George said this will be of great benefit to older unmarried couples, granting them visitation rights should they get sick. The other four municipalities in the Verde Valley have all passed civil union ordinances.

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Schools look at four-day weeks Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:57

The Camp Verde Unified School District is closer to potentially implementing a four-day school week.Kitty McDowell’s fifth-grade class at Camp Verde Elementary School works on their keyboarding skills in the computer lab on Thursday, Jan. 16. While kids traditionally look forward to Friday being the last day of the school week, in Camp Verde that day may become Thursday, as the Camp Verde Unified School District is contemplating moving to a four-day week.

The governing board listened last week to the potential pros and cons at their monthly meeting.

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Rainbow Acres earns arts grant Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:52

Rainbow Acres, a home for more than 90 adults with developmental disabilities affectionately referred to as ranchers, has been awarded a grant to help defray the costs of supplies for their Fine Arts Painting class.Debbie Tedford, a rancher at Rainbow Acres, proudly shows off her toucan painting on Thursday, Jan. 9, based on the stuffed bird hanging from the ceiling. Tedford has been going to the painting workshops put on by Michael Redhawk and Marlys Mallet, now that the establishment has funding for an art program.

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Tigers arrive at new home Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:47

They didn’t have names as of last week, but two tiger cubs were already starting to fit in at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.Camp Verde’s Out of Africa Wildlife Park recently acquired two 7-month-old male Bengal tiger cubs, one orange and one white, believed to be brothers, that had been kept as pets in the Phoenix area. They weigh 120 pounds and despite their kitten-like playfulness, they could still do harm to an inexperienced person, even unintentionally.

The two arrived at the park after being transported up from the Phoenix area.

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Wastewater plant needs work Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Friday, 20 December 2013 16:54

The Town of Camp Verde is looking at using a little under $1 million in funding provided through the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona to finish improvements at the town’s wastewater treatment facility.The last approved improvement to Camp Verde’s wastewater treatment plant is the repair or replacement of the ultraviolet sanitation system, which has never worked properly. The current unit runs overtime without pause and overheats. Additionally, each UV plug must be cleaned of baked-on debris due to constant running, which shortens the life of the plug.

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