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‘Walking Lady’ talks about life
Written by Lu Stitt   
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 13:55
Many commuters in Cottonwood know Ione Hazelton, even though they may not know her name. She is “the walking lady,” and that’s how she likes it.

“I just love to walk and do my errands, but early in the morning...

0.8 cent sales tax hike looms over city
Written by Staff Reporter   
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 13:44
The sales tax increase is coming.

Without the hike, police will be unable to respond to shoplifters, speeders, domestic abusers and drunks.

Houses will burn to the ground because firefighters will be stuck at the...

Sewer tax goes down
Written by Greg Ruland   
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 12:50
The Camp Verde Sanitary District issued a surprise announcement at the end of a heated public hearing July 9: The tax levied on district homeowners will actually go down this year.

Instead of the worst-case scenario...

Council eyes term limits, new code
Written by Greg Ruland   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 13:18
Vice Mayor Brenda Hauser choked back tears and Councilman Ron Smith declared he would not run for another term during a discussion of small town ethics at the Camp Verde Town Council meeting July 2.

The discussion arose...

Sales tax for parks reduced
Written by Greg Ruland   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 13:03
Camp Verde’s got some money problems. That much is certain. Faced with sales tax revenue dropping off by as much as 25 percent, the town has had to tighten the purse strings.

That also means the town has had to redirect...

Mingus adds a class
Written by Lu Stitt   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 12:08
When looking to the future and what professions will be needed, teaching joins others like nursing and computer professionals.

Mingus Union High School looked at the need and added a new course of study to its Career and...

Tax rate could double
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:49
A proposed budget that could conceivably more than double the tax rate in the Camp Verde Sanitary District is being looked at as a “worst case scenario,” said District Chairman Gregg Freeman.

A structural failure that...

School board gives first nod to charter schools
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 12:40
Public school systems don’t typically operate a charter school program, but the numbers are increasing every year. Soon, the Camp Verde Unified School District may join that growing list.

The school board gave its...

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