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State wants city to annex land Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:45

The Arizona State Land Department recently came to Cottonwood asking the city to consider annexing land south of the city in order to help the construction of potential roundabouts along State Route 260.Cottonwood is considering annexing land currently outside city limits. The land is on State Route 260 between One Thousand Trails and the edge of Camp Verde, where the Verde Valley Motorplex lies.

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Saw horses race at Bootlegger's Derby Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:42
Main Street through historic Old Town was blocked off for much of the day during Run For The Roses Cottonwood Bootleg Derby on Saturday, May 3, as people shopped, ate and browsed at stores and a fine arts and vintage...

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Police conduct DUI checkpoint Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 02 May 2014 08:47
On Friday evening, May 2, the Cottonwood Police Department will be conducting a DUI check point in the 800 block of E. State Route 89A in Cottonwood.

Officers and deputies from the Verde Valley DUI Task Force and the...

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Book delves into Jerome’s stories Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 13:01
The history of Jerome, high up on the mountain, is fairly well-known in the area.

As home to what was one of the largest copper-producing areas in the world, the town grew to become the third-largest city in Arizona, home...

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Mingus students enter art show Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Pardiac   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:49
Over the weekend, the public was welcome to view art as varied and high-quality as some professional galleries. From a cat with steampunk head gear to a photograph of a student holding a $9 bill with President Barack...

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Group provides playground shade Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:13

The Verde Valley Leadership program is looking for help from the community to make one playground a bit more fun for children to use.Riverfront Park had new playground equipment installed several months ago, and now Verde Valley Leadership is trying to protect it. The goal is to erect a shade over the play structures to prevent color fade and sun weathering, as well as to keep the equipment from getting too hot, which could potentially burn children, like Joseph, who was enjoying the park with parents Trevor and Nancy Gottschalk on Thursday, April 17.

Each class in the program runs for two years

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Green Jellÿ plays metal humor Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:06

On Friday, April 25, Green Jellÿ will perform at Main Stage in Cottonwood. The comedy rock band, which formed at Green Jello in Kenmore, N.Y., had a propensity for the absurd that just became the norm from the beginning.Pronounced “green jello,” Green Jellÿ is a comedy heavy metal band founded in Kenmore, N.Y. The band plays Main Stage in Cottonwood on Friday, April 25.

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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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