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The Cottonwood Civic Center in Old Town was built in the late 1930s as part of a Workers Progress Administration project. Today, almost 10 years after the end of the Great Recession, the city of Cottonwood has invested into a facelift of the space.

Currently, the building is inaccessible to the public. The space is expected to be a draw in Old Town for weddings and community events once completed.

The Camp Verde Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-1 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 to reassign Superintendent Dennis Goodwin to his home for the remainder of his contract after reconvening following an executive session.

In December, the board accepted Goodwin’s letter of intent to not seek a contract renewal. Goodwin’s contract expires on Saturday, June 30, and this is his third year as the district’s superintendent.

For Cottonwood Middle School math teacher Michael Gilboy, being a teacher is the closest he can get to being a rock star — without the money, of course.

“The respect in the community is there,” he said. “99.99 percent of parents hold you in high esteem. I have an advantage where I’ve been at it long enough that I’ve been able to build those relationships.”

Dutch Bros. Coffee may be getting a call from Camp Verde adolescents soon, following the second gathering of the youth council when it outlined priorities for future projects on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Camp Verde Community Library.

The Town of Camp Verde, in partnership with the library, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development departments, is sponsoring the program which is still in its infancy.

A year ago, any semblance of a partnership between the Town of Camp Verde and Yavapai College was nearly nonexistent, Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers said.

“There has been wringing of hands in the past,” he said during a Camp Verde special work session on Friday, Feb. 9. “That has changed. The working relationship has gone from zero to 60.”

The Camp Verde Unified School District met Feb. 5 to outline goals in trust, ethics and board culture.

“Building a board culture is the starting point to move forward and improve communication,” board member Helen Freeman said.

Cottonwood City Council approved a motion to apply for grant funding of the operations of Cottonwood Area Transit and Verde Lynx during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The grant must be applied through the 5311 Rural Public Transportation Program, which addresses mobility needs in rural areas in Arizona.The Federal Transit Administration allocates federal funds annually to provide funding for administrative operating and capital costs of the public transit system.

Last year, former Mingus Union High School District Governing Board President Andy Groseta proposed consolidation of MUHSD and Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District to his Governing Board. Since then, there has been an active discussion of consolidation from members of both districts.

While one group is collecting information to put the issue into the hands of voters, members of the MUHSD board have moved forward with collecting more data to understand the implications of consolidation.

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