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TAPCO river access point opens
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:09

A large gathering of people congregated on the banks of the Verde River in Clarkdale last week.Clarkdale held its grand opening of the Lower TAPCO River Access on June 18. The ceremony came to a close with the ribbon cutting, officially marking the access point as open. Town Manager Gayle Mabery, third from left, opened the ceremony.

They came from all walks of life but the river is one thing they all have in common.

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Town rejects all bids for library
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:07

The Camp Verde Town Council last week rejected all bids for the construction of a new Camp Verde Community Library.A hot topic concerning Camp Verde’s budget is the new public library. The current library is housed in a modest building that is rapidly being outgrown.

Seven bids had been received for the project, the lowest being around $3.1 million.

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State boosts Camp Verde tourism
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:04
Camp Verde is being featured this year in the Arizona Department of Tourism’s “Summer in AZ” campaign, along with other areas in the Verde Valley.

The community is being touted as a destination for water-based...

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Weir represents Arizona at finals
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:00
A local Camp Verde student has won top Arizona honors in breakaway roping and will be traveling with a team to represent the state at the finals of the rodeo event in Wyoming.

Danya Weir, who will be a senior next school...

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Recycling nonprofit asks city to resume payments
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:27
Recycling services for residents of Cottonwood have been provided in part by Sedona Recycles, a nonprofit that has been serving the city for nearly a decade and a half.

The organization has worked for years in the Verde...

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Towns explore advisory board
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:23
Yavapai College is exploring the possibility of creating a board of residents from the Verde Valley to advise the college’s governing board.

Camp Verde Councilwoman Carol German said she had listened to the idea at a...

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Glider pilots swoop into Cottonwood airport
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:19

Last weekend, people targeted Cottonwood from the skies and descended on the town.A motorized glider sits parked at the Cottonwood Airport on Thursday, June 12, the first day of the Touring Motor Glider Association fly-in. The crafts all can fly up to altitude on their own, rather than having to be towed, and then turn the motor off and glide.

It wasn’t dangerous, however, as everyone came to have a good time.

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Library may be shortened
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:21

Camp Verde has been working for years to build a new modern library.Dianna Manasse, youth services librarian at Camp Verde Public Library, speaks about the new library building at the Town Council meeting on June 11. Manasse is in favor of the original two-story design for the building, while many others in town feel it is not in the budget, referring to it as a “Taj Mahal.”

The Town Council is considering different options to get the project completed in the face of the reality of available funding for the project.

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