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Mingus Avenue boasts the heaviest traffic of any arterial road in Cottonwood. It’s about to get even worse.

In anticipation of the beginning of the next section of the Mingus Avenue reconstruction project, from Willard Street to the Eighth Street wash, utility companies have been updating their service lines along the roadway.

Interacting via social media is an increasingly demanding aspect of law enforcement. As a recent interaction on Facebook reveals, the Cottonwood Police Department is informing the public and generating conversation — among suspects themselves, people acquainted with suspects and the general, sometimes over-invested, public.

Among the words a person would use to sum up Camp Verde Unified School District Superintendent Dennis Goodwin, “forthright” is likely at the top of the list.

Especially when it comes to the health and wellness of students.

The Yavapai County Flood Control District is raising its secondary property taxes over last year’s level.

“[Flood control] is proposing an increase in secondary property taxes of $1 million or 24.44 percent,” the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors stated via press release. “This proposed increase is exclusive of increased secondary property taxes received from new construction.”

Without volunteers, your favorite annual events likely wouldn’t happen.

According to Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers, Camp Verde’s three special events, the Spring Heritage Fest, Fort Verde Days and the Cornfest, are “entirely volunteer driven.”

You probably don’t think of Camp Verde as a center of major scientific inquiry.

Well, think again. Thanks to Camp Verde Community Library, one of only eight places in the nation to host Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space, experts of international repute are informing the public about our searches beyond the atmosphere of Earth.

A recent interaction between the public and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office revealed an aspect to law enforcement few consider: Namely, that police are increasingly tasked with informing people via social media, sometimes countering the public’s perceptions with hard facts, humor and enthusiasm.

On June 15, CVMO posted on its Facebook page that a scheduled DUI checkpoint had been announced and then was canceled on June 28.

Despite challenges, a program meant to curb the devastating effect of addiction on Cottonwood’s homeless population is closer to fruition.

The Cottonwood Police Department, in collaboration with the Cottonwood city prosecutor and public defender, Spectrum Healthcare Integrated Care Arizona and Angie’s House, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County.

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