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What better way to get the word out than to advertise during the Super Bowl? Using this time-honored strategy, six students enrolled in Camp Verde High School’s Graphic and Web Design class recently outdid themselves in trying to curb underage drinking.

“We have won another contest, putting us on the map and money in our students’ pockets,” CVHS Graphic Design Teacher Tina Scott said. “As always, we entered one of the annual contests MATForce puts on for schools within Yavapai County.”

Town of Camp Verde Economic Development Specialist Sebra Choe beamed as she surveyed the crowd gathered at JT Bistro on Feb. 8 for a business mixer sponsored by the town and nonprofits Local First AZ and Camp Verde Business Alliance.

“I think we just threw the biggest party in Camp Verde, ever,” Choe said, moving from table to table to welcome newcomers and talk up the town’s efforts to promote business development and long-term sustainability.

As the nation celebrates Black History Month, Fort Verde State Historic Park gears up for its 10th annual Buffalo Soldier event Saturday, Feb. 18.

“Since February is officially recognized nationally as Black History Month, we created an event that pays tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers, particularly since we had two troops of the 10th Cavalry, Troops I and M, stationed at Fort Verde during the Indian Wars Period,” Fort Verde Park Manager Sheila Stubler.

Imagine being positioned on a rope, hanging in open space above a canyon floor, your only anchor points 300 feet in either direction.

For local emergency rescue crews who use tracklines to bridge the span between one peak and another, this is the reality.

On Jan. 21, Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt was awarded the Moose Lodge Cottonwood Officer of the Year Award at the third annual First Responders banquet held at the Verde Valley Moose Lodge in Clarkdale.Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell, Moose International Heart of the Community Committee Member Allen Marx and Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt, from left.

Judge Bill Lundy of the Verde Valley Justice Court has been elected by the Justices of the Peace in Yavapai County as its presiding judge.

The duties of the presiding justice of the peace are to supervise the administration of the judicial and internal administrative functions of the five Justice Courts in Yavapai County.

Knowing how difficult it can be for the homeless to get around, Sedona-based bicycling advocate and bicycle tour guide Heather Parris donated seven bikes to Angie’s House, a Cottonwood-based nonprofit that provides transitional housing for those impacted by homelessness, addiction and mental illness.

On Jan. 18, Parris met with Angie’s House founder Angela Lonzano, delivering five immediately rideable bikes and two that needed minor repairs. In addition, she handed over parts and bike helmets donated by a bicycling and gear shop in Cottonwood and mountain bike business in Sedona.

In addition to finding an interim replacement for dismissed Mingus Union High School District Interim Superintendent Eric Harmon, the MUHSD Governing Board has narrowed its list of permanent superintendent candidates down to four.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Jack Keegan will become the interim superintendent for MUSHD through Friday, June 30, operating in a transitional role between the outgoing Harmon and the incoming superintendent.

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