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Food tax on back burner
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:31
The Camp Verde Town Council is delaying discussion about a possible implementation of a sales tax on food until Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The town currently charges no tax on food, a practice that differs from neighboring...

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Town gets new logo for 150th
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:27

It’s not everyday one gets to celebrate a 150th birthday.Camp Verde will turn 150 years old next year. While the logo shown has been used in the past, the town is calling for submissions from local artists and graphic designers for a new emblem to be used with promotional materials for the sesquicentennial, with the winner receiving a $250 prize.

Camp Verde’s 150th, or sesquicentennial, is technically in 2015, marking the anniversary of when the first Anglo settlers came from over the mountain.

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‘Glass’ cut out but ‘heart’ stays: Council reverses & rejects previously accepted logo
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:22
The proposed logo that was part of Cottonwood’s rebranding effort was rejected by the City Council.
The council had been working on possible designs for a new logo for months, bringing in a branding consultant to help...

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Clemenceau preps for annual sale
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:45
The Clemenceau Heritage Museum is gearing up for its annual sale, one of its largest fundraisers of the year.

The nonprofit museum is run entirely by volunteers with the Verde Historical Society and is based out of the...

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Study predicts hard times for fish
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:11

A recent study paints a difficult future for fish in the Verde River if current conditions continue unchanged.Antonio Hernandez fishes from the dock of one of Dead Horse Ranch State Park’s lagoons with daughter Ali and son Tony. The park’s lagoons are fed by the Verde River, and a new study done by the University of Washington indicates the river’s fish could be in trouble.

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Rich Bentley sells tacos from food truck after career in auto industry
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:12

Rich Bentley’s father got him interested in working with his hands at a young age.Rich Bentley’s father got him interested in working with his hands at a young age, and he worked at a large auto shop in Phoenix. Bentley enjoyed the work, but an injury he suffered forced him to stop. Coming back to the Verde Valley, Bentley created a mobile cooking station devoted to making tacos.​

“He used to build gyrocopters,” Bentley said. “He was also a kickboxer.”

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VVAC endorsed by state museum
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:07
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center based out of downtown Camp Verde received an important endorsement this month that will enable it to expand its work at preserving the rich history of the area and the numerous artifacts...

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Currier gains most in primary
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:01
It’s the smallest incorporated town in the area, but Jerome had a large field of candidates seeking election to the Town Council.

There were 11 people running for five seats and after the Aug. 26 primary election, the...

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