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A bicyclist participating in the BikeMS race was killed Saturday, May 17, following a traffic accident on Cornville Road.The crushed bicycle of a 48-year-old Gilbert woman lies along the side of Cornville Road after being struck by a 2011 Chrysler van driven by a 90-year-old man from Cottonwood on Saturday,  May 17. The woman was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center where she died around 6 p.m. The cyclist was participating in the first day of the BikeMS charity ride when she was struck. Two other cyclists on a tandem bicycle were also injured and taken to Verde Valley Medical Center.

Just before 12:30 p.m. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a traffic accident involving a vehicle and three bicyclists on Cornville Road west of Beaverhead Flat Road.

Business owners, regional officials and others gathered last week to discuss how to work together and help take advantage of tourism.State tourism officials recently held an all-day tourism workshop. In addition to Sedona’s red rocks, one of the Verde Valley’s biggest draws for tourists coming to and from the Grand Canyon is Montezuma Castle near Camp Verde. On any given day, many tourists come through, pointing cameras up at the ancient cliff dwelling.

The gathering was a workshop hosted by the Arizona Office of Tourism on April 30 at the Cliff Castle Hotel in Camp Verde.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is discussing the creation of a new access point for the Verde River.Yavapai County is looking into creating a new Verde River access point in Cottonwood near the bridge where Mingus Avenue crosses the river.
The proposal would provide for a road and parking lot by the Mingus Avenue extension bridge where it crosses the river.

As the temperature rises, so does the number of visitors to some of the most popular spots along Fossil and Oak creeks.The Forest Service banned glass containers along the banks of Fossil Creek or Oak Creek beginning Tuesday, April 1, to prevent  injuries to people walking or wading with bare feet.

And while users of these areas are welcomed, glass containers are not.

The Cottonwood Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a Cottonwood bank Tuesday, Feb. 11, who may also have robbed a Camp Verde bank on Feb. 4.This is a picture taken from security camera footage of the suspect. Anyone with information should contact Cottonwood Police at 634-4246 or the Camp Verde Marshal's Office at 554-8300.

Water is life. In the Southwest, it’s always been somewhat of a contentious issue over who has the rights to it.Wes Jacobsen and Nicole Woodruff of Flagstaff spend the day along the Verde River with their kids, Haylie, Indiana and Savannah, on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Verde River Basin Partnership recently hosted an event on water laws in Arizona. This is important for the Verde Valley, as the Verde River flows through much of it, including Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Clarkdale.

Mayors in the Verde Valley are joining with other mayors and politicians around Arizona in an effort to restore funding that was intended to help cities and towns care for the maintenance of their streets and roads.Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German has joined in a plea for the state to restore road and highway funding. Camp Verde has lost some funding, and as a result, road repairs have gone to the wayside. This intersection at Fifth Street and Hollamon is one that would potentially be repaired with the funds.

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