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A recent rash of vehicle burglaries in the Verde Villages offers a concrete lesson in foresight — the kind of lesson that may seem obvious but bears repeating: Lock vehicle doors.

In the early morning hours of Nov. 16, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Verde Village units 2 and 4 regarding the vehicle burglaries.

Animal Guardian Network, a Cave Creek-based animal healing center, is relocating to Camp Verde. According to Animal Guardian Network founder and executive director Carrie Singer, the organization has purchased an approximately 22-acre river-accessible property off North Arena Del Loma.

In existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 2009, Animal Guardian Network will be offering specialized and hospice care to disabled and senior animals.

Made in Clarkdale kicks off its 31st annual showcase Thursday, Nov. 30 at Clark Memorial Clubhouse.

The four-day event features art and music across the spectrum, according to Jenny Emminger, a member of the event’s new artist management team.

With each new crash on State Route 260, local officials are reminding residents of the importance of safety and reassured that the situation will soon improve.

Accidents, particularly head-on collisions, are nothing new on the nine-mile section of SR 260 under construction by Arizona Department of Transportation.

For more than two decades, Cottonwood’s Georgie’s Cafe has invited the entire Verde Valley in for a free full-course Thanksgiving meal.

On Thursday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., every single member of Georgie’s staff will be on hand to serve the communities of the Verde Valley.

This story has been updated from an earlier version on Nov. 20. 

Jerome Town Council called a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, to discuss abatement of public nuisances.

Town attorney Bill Sims expressed concerns with the current planning and zoning code that provides very limited options when it comes to dealing with a public nuisance like a dilapidated building.

Because of human involvement, only one in five sections of rivers and streams in the Verde Valley meet the cleanliness standards for their intended use.

According to a recent analysis conducted by Darcy Hitchcock, co-founder of Sustainability Alliance AZ, in concert with the Red Rock Ranger District, the longest sections of the Verde River range from a three to a five on a one-to-five scale, while the majority of Oak Creek is designated a four.

As Camp Verde Community Development Director Carmen Howard admitted, development in Camp Verde is always in danger of being eclipsed by its more populous neighbors.

If recent residential and commercial progress is anything to go by, however, any omission of Camp Verde would be inexcusable. The heavy hitter on deck, Scottsdale-based CFT Ventures, is close to beginning construction on the largest housing development to come into Camp Verde in decades.

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