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Navigating social media can be a challenging, even frustrating, task.

Fortunately, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is here to provide some levity, maintaining a balance between informing the public and amusing it — even in the face of mountain lions.

Driving along State Route 260, it’s impossible not to notice the bridge going up about a mile west of Cherry Creek Road.

“It’s really not that complicated a project,” said James Bramble, a resident engineer with Arizona Department of Transportation in charge of managing the State Route 260 improvement project. “The bridge will probably be complete by the end of the year .... Once that bridge is there, we’ll be able to put cars on it.”

Since the unveiling of Rockin’ River Ranch Park’s preliminary plan in June, Arizona State Parks and Trails has reduced the scope of the project considerably.

The budget for development of the park, $4 million allocated in Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2017-18 budget, has not changed, nor have the boundaries of the park itself. Rockin’ River sits along more than a mile of the Verde River in Camp Verde’s Salt Mine region. Arizona State Parks has owned the inaccessible property since 2008.

Spectrum Healthcare Group has officially opened the doors of its renovated facility at 452 Finnie Flat Road.

The upgraded interior, which guests toured during an open house Aug. 4, marks an expansion of Spectrum’s operations in Camp Verde beyond counseling, case management and psychiatry to include primary care and pediatrics. Most services are accessible the same day of a patient’s visit.

It becomes more apparent as time goes on: Yavapai County’s libraries are far from low-tech.

But for its barn-like exterior, the Camp Verde Community Library, a two-story, 17,000-square-foot building less than a year old, does not feel much like a rural facility.

State Route 260 is shaping up nicely and on schedule, according to Arizona Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Ryan Harding.

After months of seeing mostly the movement of dirt and construction vehicles, permanent paving on the newly constructed eastbound roadway from Wilshire Road to Horseshoe Bend Drive has begun. Drainage features, box culverts and bridge stanchions are completed and under construction.

The bodies of two people were discovered by the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office July 18.

“[CVMO] responded to the 700 block of West Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde in regards to a check welfare on the residents,” CVMO Chief Administrative Assistant Darby Martin said. “Upon arrival, deputies found two victims inside who were deceased.”

Two Camp Verde men are getting the professional chance of a lifetime, joining an elite crew of detailers responsible for giving Air Force One a presidential shine.

This week, July 24 through 30, Rob Fafrowicz and Rob Zubek of All in the Polish Detailing are taking part in a detailing event at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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