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Fake accident leaves impression Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:06

Local news covered a tragic story last week.The “victim’s” body is put on a gurney, as the specter of Death looms over, in a macabre bit of theater, meant to teach a lesson to students on Thursday, April 10, at Mingus Union High School. Cottonwood firefighters and police narrated a mock fatal crash caused by drunk driving. The mock accident was laid out as part of the Every 15 Minutes campaign.
Following a celebration after a dance, an SUV collided with a sedan on Mingus Avenue. Both vehicles were filled with students.

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Assembly shows there are many kinds of heroes Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:54

At an assembly last week at Mingus Union High School  demonstrated to sudents that heroes come in many forms.

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New transit system links Nation’s reservation lands Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:14
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is preparing to expand transit options across the Verde Valley.

The project would run passenger buses between the two sites along the State Route 260 corridor, vehicles similar to the buses that...

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Kids outgrowing after-school space Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Friday, 21 March 2014 13:07

The Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department has been running an after-school program that’s grown in popularity.Children play at Cottonwood Recreation Center’s after-school program. The program provides a safe place for kids to go after school with lots of fun activities and assistance with homework. The program is outgrowing the space available, and is trying to partner with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District to allow for more comfortable expansion.

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Leaders, residents voice opposition to college’s 10-year plan Print E-mail
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:38

The Yavapai College District Governing Board brought its monthly meeting to Sedona on March 4, at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology.

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Local venue emulates popular music festival Print E-mail
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:41

For years, the South By Southwest music and media festivals have brought live music to Austin, Texas, and one venue in Cottonwood now wants to emulate the feel of the classic event.The band Aloha Radio will perform at Main Stage in Cottonwood on Friday, March 14, as part of the SxSMain Festival. The weeklong event is stylized on the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

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Fire Marshal Flummer retiring after 36 years Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:35

After decades of service as a firefighter, Verde Valley Fire District Fire Marshal Mike Flummer is retiring this March.Verde Valley Fire District Fire Marshal Mike Flummer will be retiring after 36 years of service. Flummer worked as a manager of a fast food chain prior to becoming a firefighter, but once he signed up, he never looked back.

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Town to rezone Clark Mansion Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:28

Long standing as a landmark in Clarkdale, the Clark Mansion was a fixture in the Verde Valley.Flames engulf historic Clark Mansion, which caught fire  sometime before 4:30 a.m. June 25, 2010. Clarkdale and Cottonwood fire departments and the Sedona, Camp Verde and Verde Valley fire districts all responded to battle the blaze. The building, built in the 1920s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a total loss, but the site may be rezoned by the town of Clarkdale.

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