What's up in the Verde
Cottonwood Police Department’s animal control officers are frank about the No. 1 thing they would like to see the public do more often:
“Don’t take your pets to town with you,” CPD Ordnance Enforcement Officer Autumn Durnez, a seven-year veteran in her position, said. “They don’t need to go with you ... not into the store with you [but also] you just can’t leave an unattended animal in a car.”
Monday, Sept. 11 marked the first time the Farmer+Chef Connection took place in the Verde Valley.
In its eighth year, Farmer+Chef is an expo-style event that hosts food growers and food buyers. According to the Local First Arizona Foundation, the organizer of the event, the day is intended to introduce “local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level [to] wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and other businesses and institutions from across the state.”
Following Camp Verde Town Manager Russ Martin’s performance evaluation, which took place in executive session of the Town Council Sept. 6, Martin discussed the noteworthy accomplishments of his seven-year tenure.
When Martin took on the role of town manager, he came up with a list of goals he wanted the town to see effected. Now, that list is nearly exhausted.
At a joint school district governing boards meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13, superintendents and governing board members of the seven Verde Valley school districts round-table interviewed eight candidates for state superintendent of public instruction.
Sedona Red Rock High School hosted the event in its cafeteria, with Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter facilitating.
In the most contested race of the upcoming elections in November 2018, eight candidates are vying to replace Republican Diane Douglas, who has yet to announce whether she will run for reelection, as state superintendent of public instruction.