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Fort Verde Days hosts quilt show

For those who quilt, the activity is both a calmative and an addiction — and, now and then, an opportunity to showcase hard-won skills.

Though the Fort Verde Days Quilt Show will not occur until Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, organizers Peg Miller…

Republicans vie for District 1 position

Four Republican candidates came to the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Saturday, July, 16, to explain why they should be the one to fill the Congressional District 1 seat.

A forum was held, asking the candidates a broad series of mostly economic-based questions, put on by the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley.

Ken Bennett, Paul Babeu, David Gowan and Shawn Redd all attended.…

Grigaitis adds name to ballot

Cottonwood’s third mayoral candidate may seem like an outsider — a label she is none too quick to reject.

Asked what history in political service she has, Holly Grigaitis smiled and answered, “I have none.”…

Candidates for local seats debate hot topics

The election season is in full swing, with the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley hosting candidate forums throughout July.

The events occur in anticipation of several candidates winning their seats prior to the general election: Candidates for Yavapai County Supervisor District 3, Yavapai County Constable Verde Valley Region and Yavapai County Assessor are all Republicans, meaning that the Tuesday, Aug. 30, primary election is the only opportunity for voters to cast their ballot for these officials.…

Course sheds light on police

Curious about how the Cottonwood Police Department operates? Now’s your chance to find out.

According to CPD Det. Sgt. Tod Moore, the department is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Citizens Police Academy.…

Running W saves injured animals

Wildlife is at every turn in Northern Arizona. Not a day seems to go by absent of encounters with javelina, coyotes, deer, birds of prey and an abundance of smaller animals.

Living in such close proximity to wildlife comes with a toll for our untamed neighbors, though. Most of us only see the signs of those that didn’t make it — roadkill and the occasional bird that flew into a window — but there are many animals who become injured, abandoned or otherwise incapacitated in the process of interacting with humans or other animals.…

Jerome hunts for water loss

June 22 saw the Jerome Town Council’s approval of water restrictions, limiting water irrigation and sprinkling and declaring an emergency.

According to the resolution, the town was experiencing a “water shortage due, in large part, to extended drought conditions,” but as Jerome Town Manager Candace Gallagher revealed the situation is far from stable.…

Norman fills out council

Two members were appointed June 21 to Cottonwood City Council to fill vacancies left by resigned members Jesse Dowling, Timothy Elinski and Randy Garrison.

Linda Norman and Kyla Allen both have experience in Cottonwood’s municipal government. Norman was a council member from 2005 to 2013 before losing her reelection bid. She also serves as a board member and treasurer of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. Allen is a former city employee.…

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