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Some nights are quieter than others for Cottonwood Police Department: People stay at home watching Netflix and generally don’t cause trouble.

Then there are the other nights. As two recent incidents reveal, CPD officers are regularly forced to deal with difficult customers.

This weekend marks a first for Cottonwood’s signature Old Town event: After years on Main Street alone, Thunder Valley Rally will be split between two venues.

More than 2,000 residents of the Verde Villages, the Verde Valley’s largest community, live in poverty. With that poverty comes food insecurity.

Mike Newcomb, a former Amazon.com executive and wholesale food distributor, founded Manzanita Outreach in 2011 to address the gaps between food distribution services in communities like the Verde Villages.

According to a recent Huffington Post and YouGov poll, “more than a third of Americans say they or someone they know has been affected by the flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey.”

Jet Foley, owner of Rendezvous in Old Town, better known as RIOT, is one such individual. Instead of contenting herself with giving to a charity or commiserating with friends, however, she is doing something that will directly impact afflicted people in her hometown of Spring, Texas, a suburb northwest of Houston.

As the region’s only Catholic school, Cottonwood’s Immaculate Conception Catholic School serves families throughout the Verde Valley and Sedona.

Despite substantial support from parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Camp Verde and St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Sedona, funding for the preschool at Immaculate Conception Catholic School has always been a challenge. Arizona Education Tax Credits cannot be applied to the preschool program and scholarships are not available for preschoolers.

Lane constrictions, detours and road closures — it’s impossible not to notice the work that’s happening on Mingus Avenue.

For the last month, construction crews have made their way eastward in sections, working on a waterline installation project in advance of the second and third phases of Mingus Avenue’s improvement project.

The city of Cottonwood has mailed its fourth citizen satisfaction survey to residents via their water/sewer utility bills.

According to the city, the purpose of sending the survey out with water bills is to allow “citizens who live outside the city boundaries [the] ability to provide feedback, as they are regular users of our facilities and community.”

Cottonwood is one step closer to a potential solution for an inoperable injection well at Riverfront Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Cottonwood City Council approved a $123,233.41 contract with KP Ventures Well Drilling & Pump Co. for “the drilling, geophysical logging and development of a deep boring” at Cottonwood Kids Park adjacent to the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

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