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Vote for new station fails
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:09

A proposed fire station for the Amante neighborhood in Verde Santa Fe won’t be built after neighborhood rules failed to support the proposal.Reserve Firefighter Patrick Wiatrolik, left, and Firefighter Paramedic Ivan Anderson work at the Verde Valley Fire District’s Station 31 in Cottonwood. The district is still looking for a location for a new fire station after one proposed for the Amante neighborhood near Verde Santa Fe in Cornville, a location roughly centered between Stations 31 and 32, which would have helped give the district better coverage, did not receive enough votes of support from Amante residents.

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Councils to vote on civil unions
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:40

Cottonwood and Clarkdale are looking to bring back prepared ordinances that, if approved, would recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships in those towns’ jurisdictions.Greg Luckey and his partner Marc Luckey, right, the Sedona Verde Valley Pride president, plan on forming a civil union once the  30-day waiting period is up. While Jerome and Sedona have officially approved civil unions, Cottonwood and Clarkdale have yet to do so.

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VVMC seeks input on expansion
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:35
The Verde Valley Medical Center is looking to expand its operations in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona, but before plans are drawn up or ground is broken, the organization is first asking residents what they want to see...

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Council hears meter debate
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:43

The Clarkdale Town Council listened last week as a grassroots group expressed concern about smart meters, which monitor electricity usage and transmit the data back to the power company.Traditional energy meters are mounted on the sides of homes and require a person, known as a “meter reader,” to physically come on location and record the numbers. Smart meters will eliminate the need for someone to physically record the information, sending it directly to the billing company instead in a fashion similar to a text message. However, some residents are concerned with levels of radiation smart meters may put out.

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Marshal asks for residency waiver
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:24
The Camp Verde Town Council this month denied a request from Town Marshal Nancy Gardner to reside in Munds Park. This week, the council will look again at potentially allowing the marshal to claim residency in the small...

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‘Blue Trail’ may come to Verde River
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:02
Doug Von Gausig, mayor of Clarkdale and executive director of the Verde River Institute, has been working to garner support around the Verde Valley for creating a “Blue Trail” for the river, a designation from the...

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Gimbel speaks about Foreigner
Written by Ron Eland   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:00
Few bands were able to match the worldwide success Foreigner saw from 1977 to 1985.

The band’s first album had hits such as “Feels Like the First Time,” and “Hot Blooded.” It followed that up in 1979 with...

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City OK’s cell towers
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:39

The Cottoncell_tower_1wood City Council has approved a measure that would allow companies to ask for permission to build cell phone towers up to 90 feet high.

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