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Clarkdale reels in river award
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:32
The town of Clarkdale has been recognized with an environmental efforts on what the town has dubbed the Verde River@Clarkdale project.

The town received the award last month at a ceremony to mark the 34th annual Arizona...

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Town hires Schlegel for magistrate
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:56
The Town of Camp Verde has hired local attorney Paul Schlegel as its new chief magistrate.

Schlegel practices law out of Cottonwood and was hired last week after the Town Council interviewed two final candidates for the...

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Project supports restoring forests
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:08

The Salt River Project provides drinking water to residents in the Phoenix area, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country.Along State Route 89A north of Sedona, Coconino National Forest becomes dense with foliage and towering trees. The Salt River Project provides much of the Phoenix area with water that originates in the forests of Northern Arizona. The project is working to preserve and restore ​forests before they are damaged in forest fires like the Slide Fire.

That water depends on sources from up north, including the Verde River.

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Historic home tour organized
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:03

The Cottonwood Historic Preservation Commission is preparing for a tour of historic homes.The city of Cottonwood is preparing for its first Historic Home Tour to take place next month. Proceeds from the tour will be put toward restoring the Cottonwood civic center.​

It’s the first such tour in Cottonwood and organizers hope for the event to grow in the future.

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Karstadt’s love of guitars reverberates into business
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:00

Ted Karstadt used to work for Intel down in the Valley of the Sun. Today, he’s his own boss.Ted Karstadt owns a little music shop off of State Route 89A in Cottonwood with his wife, Susie. Karstadt has been playing the guitar since at least high school, when he got his start strumming on a Sears Silvertone.

It’s been that way for eight years.

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Town imposes new food tax
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:49

The Town of Camp Verde will implement a 3 percent tax on food starting Monday, Dec. 1.Dan Bramwell loads groceries into his truck after shopping at a Camp Verde grocery store. Camp Verde Town Council voted to remove an exemption on food sales taxes.

The measure comes after a 4-3 vote by the Town Council at its Sept. 17 meeting.

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Jericho & park observe rhino day
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:46

The cake was absolutely delicious.World Rhino Day aims to bring awareness to the five remaining species of rhinoceros, all of which are threatened or critically  endangered. Out of Africa Wildlife Park also used the event to  celebrate its current rhino Jericho’s 18th birthday. A special “cake” was prepared for Jericho, composed of alfalfa, molasses, horse treats and topped with a carrot “candle.”

At least that was the takeaway, if Jericho’s reaction to it was to be believed.

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Wills brings her passion for food to Main Street Inn
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:19

Lynne Wills hopes to see Main Street Camp Verde get some more traffic.Lynne Wills and a crew of folks have been working for months to get The Montezuma Inn, which has been a fixture in Camp Verde for more than a century, ready for business. Wills hopes to open possibly as soon as this Thursday. In addition, Wills also manufactures her own laundry soap, which she hopes to eventually sell in the restaurant.

Not because Wills necessarily wants to have to wait a bit longer to cross the street but because she would like to see more business in the area.

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