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Like most libraries, Cottonwood Public Library boasts a variety of resources unrecognized by the community in which it exists — a shame, its employees know, because more than a few individuals could benefit greatly by coming in for a visit.

Those with disabilities, particular those with a sight impairment or an inability to hold a book or reading device, might consider the library. Not only does the facility boast over 2,000 audiobooks and a small collection of Braille books, but its patrons have access to thousands more volumes available for free order through the Yavapai County Library network and the Overdrive e-book and audiobook collection.

For the 12th year running, the Mingus Union High School Auto Club is hosting its car show.

The event takes place Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MUHS. It is co-sponsored by the Verde Valley Corvette Club.

As anyone who uses them regularly knows, social media sites are tricky places: Addictive, risky due to security concerns, the various platforms provided an avenue for entertainment but also an opportunity to waste time and money.

But as Ruth Ellen Elinski, Northern Arizona Director for Local First AZ, pointed out to participants of a social media workshop March 1 at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, marketing on social media can pay off for Verde Valley businesses.

Thirty-one may seem like a small number, but according to the Tavern Hotel owner Eric Jurisin it signifies a great benefit to Cottonwood’s economy.

On Jan. 1, Jurisin and his wife, Michele — who together run the Haunted Group’s six restaurants in Cottonwood and Jerome — broke ground on the Tavern Hotel’s expansion, which will increase the building’s capacity from 13 rooms to 44.

Though he resides just outside Park City, Utah, Mingus Union High School Interim Superintendent Jack Keegan is no stranger to Arizona school district politics — or, for that matter, acting as a superintendent for school districts in transition.

From 2013 to 2014, Keegan was interim superintendent of Gilbert Public School District, administering a board that was described by various media outlets as tense and divided. Ultimately, Keegan handed in his resignation early.

Given his perceived influence in the presidential election, FBI Director James Comey — the man responsible for communicating with the public concerning then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — has become a polarizing figure.

Comey addressed his part in the election season’s drama during an hour-long meeting at the FBI Headquarters in Phoenix, Feb. 1.

Thunder Valley Rally is moving.

Cottonwood City Council voted 4-2 to continue its relationship with TVR under an alternate plan presented by the TVR Committee on Feb. 7.

The committee’s alternate plan, often portrayed as a compromise, was to move the main music stages to Riverfront Park, while only closing Main Street in Old Town for a few yet-to-be-determined hours in the afternoon.

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.

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