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8-year-old boy drowns in Verde River

At 5 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Beasley Flat recreation area on the Verde River southeast of Camp Verde, in the Coconino National Forest. The initial report came from an uninvolved third party saying that a teenager had been swimming…

Hair Bair has found a home in the Verde Valley

Chadd Bair knows you can never completely see what the future has in store, but for now, he thinks the Verde Valley is where he’s going to stay.

"It's the coolest little community," Bair said.…

Council eases agriculture rules

The Town of Camp Verde often promotes its identity alongside an agricultural lifestyle.

Last week, the Town Council expanded opportunities for agritourism, which is "the act of visiting a working farm, ranch, agricultural or horticultural agribusiness for the purpose of enjoyment, education or active involvement of visitors to experience a rural lifestyle," according to the town.…

Archaeology deal will expand center

The Camp Verde Town Council has approved a deal that will set the stage for an expanded Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

The agreement is among the town, the archaeology center and Summerset at Camp Verde, the latter being the name of property originally planned for residential development by Scott Simonton.…

Smokey & rangers explain work

Much of the land in and around the Verde Valley is owned by the federal government and managed through the U.S. Forest Service.

Here, a lot of the land is looked after through the Prescott National Forest and the Coconino National Forest.…

Clarkdale hosts ice cream social on 4th

Volunteers from the Clark Memorial Library Advisory Board are gearing up to serve ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, pie and more at the annual Ice Cream Social during the Clarkdale Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration in the Clarkdale Park.…

Doerksen retires after 38 years

After 38 years working in the fire and rescue business, Verde Valley Fire District Assistant Chief Jerry Doeksen is stepping down and preparing to enjoy his retirement.

Doerksen is planning on taking advantage of some saved up vacation time but his last day at work is effectively this week.…

Burger enjoys helping kids develop skills for future

She may not live in the classroom, but for Mary Burger, children are always present.

"Children have always been a part of my life, and I am fascinated with watching them grow and change daily," Burger said.…

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