What's up in the Verde
“We’ve been attacked, over and over again,” Vincent Randall said of his people, the Apache.
Randall, who acts as the Apache Culture Director for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, said that since the 1870s, when three major Apache groups in what is now Arizona surrendered to the U.S. government, Apache culture has been targeted for extermination — first, through the removal of spiritual leaders and installation of people “who could be controlled,” and second, through the replacement of traditional beliefs and values with those of the larger culture that came to inhabit the U.S.
Not too long ago, walking on the shoulder of the road — even in the most trafficked areas of town — was the norm in Camp Verde.
The practice was dangerous. It slowed down automobile traffic considerably and discouraged pedestrian travel.
The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce has outgrown its old home at the southwest corner of Main Street and State Route 260, moving its administrative offices and visitor center to the more spacious 2,500-square-foot office space at 849 Cove Parkway.
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christian Oliva del Rio said the chamber and visitor center had been stuffed into the under-1,000-square-foot building at the foot of the Home Depot parking lot for far too long.
Mingus Avenue boasts the heaviest traffic of any arterial road in Cottonwood. It’s about to get even worse.
In anticipation of the beginning of the next section of the Mingus Avenue reconstruction project, from Willard Street to the Eighth Street wash, utility companies have been updating their service lines along the roadway.