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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.”

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.

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.
 

Conservation group Friends of the Verde River began with just a few volunteers passionate about river conservation. Ten years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit has grown in numbers, merged with other environmental groups and has become a major leader in protecting the Verde River.
 
Friends Board President Chip Norton, who joined the group in 2009, said he feels that river conservation should be a bipartisan effort, which is key in promoting community stewardship.

Cottonwood Police are looking for a 28-year-old Clarkdale man on suspicion of armed robbery and assault.
 
On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 10, Lewis Bradley committed an armed robbery and struck a victim in the head, then took their bike, bag and money on the 600 block of W. Mingus Avenue, said Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

Phoenix resident Alberto Savvedra Lopez was arrested on a felony theft charge after he arrived at the Cottonwood Police Department for what he thought would be a job interview on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to Cottonwood Police.
 
Lopez, a 32-year-old employee at the Bank of America branch in Cottonwood, stole $5,000 from the bank between July and September 2016, according to a theft report the bank filed in October 2016.

Labeling anything a “senior activity” can be tricky. Nonetheless, it’s unlikely that any locals under the age of 50 are avid pickleball players.

Pickleball, a paddle sport similar to tennis but combining elements of table tennis and badminton, is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, according to the USA Pickleball Association.

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