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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.”

Cliff Castle Casino has upped the ante for guests with the completion of its new hotel — a project that broke ground more than two years ago. The casino and Yavapai-Apache Nation have announced a grand opening celebration for Friday, Feb. 23.

Having a hotel is a significant addition to Cliff Castle, said Director of Marketing James Perry.“Most Arizona casinos have an attached hotel,” he said.

Drivers who use State Route 260 near Cherry Creek Road should plan for overnight closures this week and next while APS works on overhead utility lines. 
 
To perform this work safely, several intermittent 20-minute closures of the roadway in both directions are required overnight Tuesday, Feb. 20. Work is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is bringing back an old summertime staple.

A summer day camp pilot program will be launched this June for kids kindergarten through fifth grade. The pilot will be limited to 20 kids in order to gauge public interest.

Camp Verde adolescents collaborated and brainstormed ideas at the Camp Verde Community Library Saturday, Jan. 27 during the preliminary stages of the town’s youth council.
 
Some ideas on deck were a teen nightclub, an LGBT group and even trying to bring a Dutch Bros to Camp Verde.
 

Camp Verde residents could see a slight increase in their wastewater bill, but the public will have a chance to weigh in this spring.
Camp Verde Town Council has set a public hearing to discuss the rate increase for March 21.
 
Town Manager Russ Martin said this was simply a notice of intent and that nothing has been set in stone. He also clarified that there would be no property tax increase.

Camp Verde Town Council voted to prioritize construction of an all-weather, low-water crossing at the Cherry Creek wash on Old Highway 279 during a regular session meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
 
If federally approved, the project would include construction and installation of box culverts, safety railings and signage and the repavement of the roadway impacted by construction.

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