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Officers are searching for two suspects after they attempted to rob the Taco Bell on the 2000 block of E. State Route 89A Sunday night, according to Cottonwood Police.

No money was taken but an employee was seriously injured and had to be treated at the hospital, said Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt. 
 

Results from this year’s Arizona Department of Water Resources indicate the city of Cottonwood has achieved an all-time low water usage.
 
According to the city’s Natural Resources Director Tom Whitmer, one of the major ways the Arizona Department of Water Resources measures the efficiency of water providers is by producing a Total Gallons Per Capita Daily Use figure, which is calculated “by dividing the total water pumped for all uses — residential, commercial and industrial — by the population served and then dividing that number by the number of days in a year.”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, Jan. 19, that in the event of a federal government shutdown, the state of Arizona is prepared to provide resources to keep the Grand Canyon open. The state is partnering in this effort with the National Park Service, with help from Arizona State Parks and Trails and the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Congress failed to reach a budget deal by midnight Jan. 19 to keep the federal government open. 

As members of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Governing Board continue to push for a vote on consolidation with Mingus Union High School District in November, board members from the Advisory Committee of MUHSD and COCSD are still hesitant.
 
The main concern: Not enough data.

Several law enforcement agencies in Arizona worked together to locate a teen runaway from Phoenix who was reportedly found to be in a relationship with a 27-year-old Cottonwood man.

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Phoenix Police contacted the Cottonwood Police Department requesting assistance in attempting to locate a 15-year-old runaway from their jurisdiction.

Motorists traveling on Seventh Street between Aspen Street and Mingus Avenue can expect a road closure of Seventh Street at the intersection of Mingus Avenue, according to City of Cottonwood Engineering Department.

Despite being near — or at, depending on the analyst — the bottom of the list for teacher pay nationally, Arizona’s voters continue to express the need for better K-12 education.
 
According to a December 2017 poll via education advocacy group Expect More Arizona, the majority of the poll’s approximately 600 likely Arizona voters agreed education is the No. 1 issue for the state. It is the third year the poll resulted in education being named top priority.

This month, the communities of the Verde Valley will hear from a new voice with Larson Newspapers, publisher of the Cottonwood Journal Extra, Camp Verde Journal, Sedona Red Rock News and Village View
 
Kelcie Grega replaces reporter Zachary Jernigan as the primary reporter for the EXTRA and JOURNAL.
 

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