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Cottonwood chops Rhythm ’n’ Ribs Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:29
After hosting the event for nine years, the Cottonwood City Council agreed last week to nix the annual Rhythm ’n’ Ribs festival —this year branded as the Rhythm ’n’ Ribs Country Music Festival — and instead...

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New water plant will rely on solar Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:26
The city of Cottonwood is preparing to build a new water treatment plant by Riverfront Park and it hopes to make the facility as reliant on solar energy as possible.

The $8.5 million plant, to be located near an existing...

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Tours illustrate need for bond Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:24
The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District hosted a series of tours last week at its various schools in an effort to showcase why it is asking voters to approve a $15 million capital bond at the polls on Tuesday,
Nov...

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Project supports restoring forests Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:08

The Salt River Project provides drinking water to residents in the Phoenix area, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country.Along State Route 89A north of Sedona, Coconino National Forest becomes dense with foliage and towering trees. The Salt River Project provides much of the Phoenix area with water that originates in the forests of Northern Arizona. The project is working to preserve and restore ​forests before they are damaged in forest fires like the Slide Fire.

That water depends on sources from up north, including the Verde River.

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Historic home tour organized Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:03

The Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission is preparing for a tour of historic homes.The city of Cottonwood is preparing for its first Historic Home Tour to take place next month. Proceeds from the tour will be put toward restoring the Cottonwood civic center.​

It’s the first such tour in Cottonwood and organizers hope for the event to grow in the future.

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Karstadt’s love of guitars reverberates into business Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:00

Ted Karstadt used to work for Intel down in the Valley of the Sun. Today, he’s his own boss.Ted Karstadt owns a little music shop off of State Route 89A in Cottonwood with his wife, Susie. Karstadt has been playing the guitar since at least high school, when he got his start strumming on a Sears Silvertone.

It’s been that way for eight years.

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Mingus pushes budget override Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:10
The Mingus Union High School District is looking for voter support for a new budget override that would help the district make some capital purchases.

The measure will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general...

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Contractors can dump at station Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:08
The city of Cottonwood last week changed a policy that forced contractors to drive to Camp Verde or as far as the Gray Wolf Landfill in Dewey to dispose of refuse.

The city operates a waste transfer station off Mingus...

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