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Town’s marshal, manager face new residency rules
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:36
After denying Camp Verde Town Marshal Nancy Gardner permission to live in Munds Park a couple of times over the past several months, a divided Camp Verde Town Council approved new rules last month governing residency...

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Tax collections down in valley
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:31
Transaction tax collections were down across municipalities in the Verde Valley in October compared to the same month last year, according to numbers released last month from the Arizona Department of Revenue Office of...

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Two districts to share services, staff
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:24

The Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District and the Camp Verde Fire District are finalizing efforts to share services.Jake Cecil, Tanner McDonald and Jon Hilton, of the Camp Verde Fire District, left to right, may soon be joining forces with another neighboring firehouse. The CVFD is currently looking at combining its reserve forces with those of Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District and sharing services.

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College winery breaks ground
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:39

The Verde Valley wine industry reached another milestone last week with the groundbreaking for the Southwest Wine Center Teaching Winery at the Clarkdale campus of Yavapai College.Yavapai College President Penny Wills, Ph.D., Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Dean James Perey, Verde Valley Wine Consortium President Tom Schumacher, Arizona Wine Growers Association President Peggy Fiandaca and construction company Vice President Joe Kelleher, left to right, break ground for the Teaching Winery.

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Café preps for free Thanksgiving
Written by George Werner   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:28

For many residents, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the free dinner from Georgie’s Café.
Luckily for them, the restaurant’s owner feels the same way.
Peggy Reed adds onions and celery to a stuffing bowl once they are caramelized to her liking. Georgie’s Café hosts its 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the Cottonwood restaurant served 1,700 meals.

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Rep. Gosar’s staff listens to voters
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:23

An older gentleman, a former pilot for Eastern Airlines, sat in the lobby of the Cottonwood Fire Department last week waiting for his chance to talk to his congressional representative.Julie Schreiner, staff member for U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar [R- District 4], held office hours Nov. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Fire Department. Residents were welcomed and encouraged to voice concerns about federal and state issues as well as receive help with federal agencies.

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Clarkdale becomes 5th town to OK civil unions
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:19

Clarkdale became the fifth municipality in Arizona to recognize civil unions last week after a unanimous vote from the Town Council at its Nov. 12 meeting.Clarkdale decided Nov. 12 to approve civil unions, following the example of Jerome, Cottonwood and Sedona. The move allows same-sex couples — and heterosexual couples — to enter into a civil union, gaining the benefits of power of attorney, living will and hospital visitation rights.

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Looking ahead after override win
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:09

Local school districts are continuing to enjoy the support of the voters after budget overrides were approved on the ballot earlier this month.Students at Mingus Union High School head out to the busses on Friday, Nov. 15, as the last bell of the week rings, announcing the weekend’s arrival. Now, with the overrides approved and passed, Mingus, along with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District can move forward without having to make budget cuts.

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