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Tuzigoot celebrates its 75th year
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:44

There was a birthday celebration in Clarkdale last week.Inside Tuzigoot’s museum and gift shop, visitors can view  artifacts and photographs, gaining a glimpse into the monument’s past. Tuzigoot officially became a national monument on July 25, 1939, 75 years ago.

The ruins that sit atop a hill in Clarkdale were part of an ancient apartment complex, today called Tuzigoot.

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Year-end tax collections mixed
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:51
Tax collections in June were mixed across the Verde Valley compared to the previous month as the 2013-14 fiscal year came to an end June 30.

Clarkdale was the only municipality that posted higher numbers in June compared...

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Three ‘River View’ roads cause headaches for 911
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:35
There are three streets in and around Camp Verde named River View Drive, which has raised safety concerns over possible mistakes when 911 operators dispatch emergency services.

Only one of those roads is actually in the...

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Town considers cuts at library
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:54

The Town of Camp Verde is continuing to look for solutions to cut costs involved with the construction of a new library.While the bids for the new library building were rejected, Youth Services Librarian Dianna Manasse, left, and Library Specialist Alice Gottschalk will stay busy in the current building. The library will now be open on Mondays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The project has been in the works for awhile, but recently hit a bit of a snag.

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Ebeling’s green thumb helps local garden
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:47

Rae Ebeling loves gardening. A lot.Rae Ebeling worked for years as a computer systems manager for companies like Data General. Now retired, she spends much of her time gardening. Ebeling tends a plot in the community gardens, out at Riverfront Park, and is also a member of the local gardening club, the Verde Thumbs.

“I grew up on a farm in Maryland,” Ebeling said.

It’s not always easy, Ebeling said. The Cottonwood resident said that some growing seasons have been difficult.

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City considers eminent domain
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:44
The Cottonwood City Council is opening the door to using its powers of eminent domain to take property currently standing in the way of the city’s 12th Street improvement project.

The city has been working to add...

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Reclaimed water quenches plants
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:54

The city of Cottonwood is putting its reclaimed wastewater to work, in part to help grow vines at the Southwest Wine Center on the campus of Yavapai College in Clarkdale.Roger Biggs, of Cottonwood’s Utilities Department, uses a map to explain the Riverfront Project, which would use a second wastewater treatment facility to avoid the inefficiency of pumping it uphill with lift stations.

The cost is 92 cents for 1,000 gallons of water.

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Greenhouse uses fish to clean water for vegetables
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:15
A greenhouse in Camp Verde is using science to create a sustainable growing operation using fish. Catfish and bluegill, specifically.

Tucked away among the pastoral scenes frequent off of Grippen Road, The Fish’s Garden...

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