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When it comes to health care, Camp Verde residents have more options than ever before.

Last year, Northern Arizona Healthcare opened its Verde Valley Medical Center campus in Camp Verde.

Now, Spectrum Healthcare Group has expanded its operations at 452 Finnie Flat Road beyond counseling, case management and psychiatry to include primary care and pediatrics.

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona has elected Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairwoman Jane RussellWiniecki to serves as its president of the Board of Directors.

Established in 1952 as a unified voice for Arizona’s tribal governments, the ITCA is one of the oldest and largest inter-tribal organizations in the U.S.

Subdivision development in the Camp Verde area is a relatively recent phenomenon, hampered by a lack of infrastructure: Except for the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tunlii community, a series of Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects that began in 2008 and continue to this day, it has been a decade and a half since a major housing development has come to fruition in the area.

“Camp Verde has historically been an agricultural community,” Community Development Director Carmen Howard said. “It’s developed organically as a result.”

By October, visitors will be getting their first look at Arizona’s newest state park, Rockin’ River Ranch.

During an open house hosted by Arizona State Parks and Trails June 1 at Camp Verde Middle School, officials gave community members an opportunity to visualize what might exist on the property, which sits along more than a mile of the Verde River in Camp Verde’s Salt Mine region.

The roundabout at Industrial Drive and State Route 260 is finished, almost a month earlier than originally projected by Arizona Department of Transportation.

According to ADOT Public Information Officer Ryan Harding, paving took place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from May 30 through June 1, working with traffic as the pavement arrived and was applied to the roadway.

If adopted, the Town of Camp Verde’s 2018 budget will reduce funding for the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office by 10 percent and increase Animal Control’s budget by 2 percent.

For 2018, CVMO requested $2,377,500, a 5 percent reduction from 2017’s adjusted budget of $2,512,520.

City Manager Russ Martin came back with a recommended budget of $2,273,305, a 10 percent reduction from 2017.

Camp Verde Marshal’s Office has filled a key position left open for four months.

On Monday, June 26, Brian Armstrong, a lieutenant with Arizona Department of Transportation, will step into the role of CVMO commander.

The position was vacated by Jacquelyn MacConnell in January.

Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairwoman Jane RussellWiniecki is one of Arizona Business Magazine’s “2017 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.”

Winiecki will appear in the magazine’s July issue, alongside other women of influence in Arizona.

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