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Book delves into Jerome’s stories Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 13:01
The history of Jerome, high up on the mountain, is fairly well-known in the area.

As home to what was one of the largest copper-producing areas in the world, the town grew to become the third-largest city in Arizona, home...

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Mingus students enter art show Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Pardiac   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:49
Over the weekend, the public was welcome to view art as varied and high-quality as some professional galleries. From a cat with steampunk head gear to a photograph of a student holding a $9 bill with President Barack...

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Group provides playground shade Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:13

The Verde Valley Leadership program is looking for help from the community to make one playground a bit more fun for children to use.Riverfront Park had new playground equipment installed several months ago, and now Verde Valley Leadership is trying to protect it. The goal is to erect a shade over the play structures to prevent color fade and sun weathering, as well as to keep the equipment from getting too hot, which could potentially burn children, like Joseph, who was enjoying the park with parents Trevor and Nancy Gottschalk on Thursday, April 17.

Each class in the program runs for two years

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Green Jellÿ plays metal humor Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:06

On Friday, April 25, Green Jellÿ will perform at Main Stage in Cottonwood. The comedy rock band, which formed at Green Jello in Kenmore, N.Y., had a propensity for the absurd that just became the norm from the beginning.Pronounced “green jello,” Green Jellÿ is a comedy heavy metal band founded in Kenmore, N.Y. The band plays Main Stage in Cottonwood on Friday, April 25.

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Fake accident leaves impression Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:06

Local news covered a tragic story last week.The “victim’s” body is put on a gurney, as the specter of Death looms over, in a macabre bit of theater, meant to teach a lesson to students on Thursday, April 10, at Mingus Union High School. Cottonwood firefighters and police narrated a mock fatal crash caused by drunk driving. The mock accident was laid out as part of the Every 15 Minutes campaign.
Following a celebration after a dance, an SUV collided with a sedan on Mingus Avenue. Both vehicles were filled with students.

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Assembly shows there are many kinds of heroes Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:54

At an assembly last week at Mingus Union High School  demonstrated to sudents that heroes come in many forms.

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New transit system links Nation’s reservation lands Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:14
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is preparing to expand transit options across the Verde Valley.

The project would run passenger buses between the two sites along the State Route 260 corridor, vehicles similar to the buses that...

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Kids outgrowing after-school space Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Friday, 21 March 2014 13:07

The Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department has been running an after-school program that’s grown in popularity.Children play at Cottonwood Recreation Center’s after-school program. The program provides a safe place for kids to go after school with lots of fun activities and assistance with homework. The program is outgrowing the space available, and is trying to partner with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District to allow for more comfortable expansion.

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