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Camp Verde’s debt is among lowest in state, report finds

Camp Verde’s government debt was lower than most other communities in the Verde Valley and Arizona at the end of the last fiscal year, according to a state report.

The town had $2.7 million in total debt, which figures out to be $249 per resident,…

Mayor addresses city panhandling

A new state law against panhandling in Arizona has been signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, placing restrictions on where people can ask for money.

The law is aimed at preventing people from feeling uncomfortable or threatened by people asking for money on the street or in other public areas.…

Charity supports homeless center

More than 100 people attended a Catholic Charities Community Services fundraiser April 10 at the Mongini Barn to support The Loft, which is the organization’s homeless day center in Cottonwood.…

Residents honored for heroism

Three people who assisted Cottonwood police officers in a fatal March 21 fight in the Wal-Mart parking lot were honored last week for assisting the officers.

Eric Fields, Cole Taylor and Cory Brady were joined by family, friends and a room filled with police and other first responders at the Cottonwood Recreation Center April 8, for a short ceremony to award them with the highest awards the police department gives to civilians, Fields earning the Medal of Valor and Taylor and Brady receiving the Police Star.…

Walk raises money for tech classes

The Beaver Creek community pulled together over the weekend to help raise money for the local public library.

Specifically, the effort came together in order to support the library’s adult computer and technology classes.…

Police release video of fatal Cottonwood brawl

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUMEROUS INCIDENTS OF ASSAULT AND A FATAL SHOOTING. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.

The Arizona Department of Public safety has released the dashcam video of the fatal shooting of a suspect in the parking lot of Cottonwood Wal-Mart on March 21.

A police…

Charges filed in Wal-Mart brawl

Members of the Gaver family who allegedly attacked Cottonwood police officers in the Wal-Mart parking lot were charged last week in Yavapai County Superior Court.

The March 21 brawl left one family member dead, another wounded and a police officer shot in the leg.…

Maintenance begins to truck runaway on I-17

Landscape maintenance is scheduled on the northbound truck escape ramp this week on a four-mile segment - mileposts 282 to 286 - of Interstate 17, approximately five miles south of Camp Verde. Work hours are Monday through Thursday, April 6 through April 9, between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.…

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