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Statue will honor the ‘thin blue line’
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:26

Efforts are moving forward with plans to construct a statue honoring law enforcement in front of the Cottonwood Police Department.Artist Neil Logan outlines the stages of his sculpting process in a poster of “The Calling,” on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Moose Lodge No. 1449. “The Calling” will eventually become a four-and-a-half-foot tall bronze-cast statue, to be placed at the Cottonwood Police Department.

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Several interests work to finalize SR 260 widening
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:20

Communities and governments in the Verde Valley are in the process of finalizing agreements to widen State Route 260 between Cottonwood and I-17 in Camp Verde.shortly outside of Cottonwood on State Route 260 heading towards Camp Verde, a four-lane highway bottlenecks down to two lanes, one in each direction. Eventually, at milepost 218 — as the speed limit significantly drops — the highway opens back up to four lanes. A proposed SR 260 widening project would make the entire stretch between Camp Verde and Cottonwood a four-lane divided highway, similar to State Route 89A between Cottonwood and Sedona.

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Voters approve school overrides
Written by Christopher Fox Graham   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 20:08
Verde Valley voters appear to have approved the Mingus Union School District budget increase override, according to unofficial results.

Voters approved the override 3,917 to 2,741, or 58.3 percent to 41.17...

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Camp Verde collects more in sales taxes
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:45
Taxes collected by the state were up in most of the municipalities in the Verde Valley in September.

Transaction taxes are revenues collected by the state generated across a wide range of economic sectors ranging from...

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Made in Clarkdale expands its scope
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:22

Made in Clarkdale started back in 1986 as an art show with 17 participating artists, created by Ellie Bauer initially as an effort to fund the Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter.the men’s lounge in Clarkdale will host the 27th annual Made in Clarkdale art show for 10 days in December and will feature many different types and styles of art.

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Airport eyes land for future
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:17

The Cottonwood Airport is looking ahead by planning for future capital improvement projects over the next five years.personal airplanes park at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport, which houses many small aircraft belonging to local pilots. The airport is currently drawing up plans for future improvements so it will last for future generations of aviation enthusiasts.

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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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