7 hrs ago
The Arizona Republic
New designation would honor certain Mesa areas
Mesa may create a "Heritage Neighborhood" designation, which would honor the significance of certain areas without imposing the strict zoning and architectural requirements that go with historic status. Mesa areas ineligible for historic status may be honored Mesa may create a "Heritage Neighborhood" designation, which would honor the significance of certain areas without imposing the strict zoning and architectural requirements that go with historic status.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity gets new director
Board member Tanya Simms has taken over as director at Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity with a vision for the future. "We're continuing to grow," she said.
We Will Never Forget 9-11
Cottonwood Fire Department Fire Inspector SteveTrautman was on the scene of the twin towers on 9/11 as a New York EMS member and recollects his thoughts of the event during a ceremony recognizing 9/11 victims and firefighters at the Verde Valley Senior Center in Cottonwood. The Cottonwood Fire Department also lined Old Town on Thursday with flags to recognize 9/11.
The Daily Courier
Coalition seeks county help with grasslands restoration grant
The Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are the lead applicants for the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant administered by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Their treatment plan mostly involves a reduction in trees and brush on 17,000 acres of private, state and federal lands, alongside monitoring and data collection to see if the vegetation reduction helps the underground aquifers.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Cottonwood Hells Angel gang member sentenced to 8 years in prison
Bruce Schweigert, Sr., 50, Cottonwood, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Joseph C. Butner III Friday. Schweigert, Sr., was found guilty July 16 of several criminal charges stemming from an August 2013 bar fight in Cottonwood.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Drive time accident blocks traffic in Cottonwood
A drive time accident at State Route 89A and Mingus Avenue Wednesday morning injured at least one person. A pickup and a passenger car collided on the south side of the state highway.
The Arizona Republic
Can a single memento define the life of a 9/11 victim?
Can a single memento define the life of a 9/11 victim? Donna Bird has a decision to make, one she has been putting off for close to 13 years. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rXuQdx Donna Bird looks at a photo of her husband, Gary, who died during 9/11.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Prescott Valley Tribune
Dewey-Humboldt needs strategic plan on museum purchase appraisal
An hour's worth of discussion was long enough for the Dewey-Humboldt town council to realize it needed more time to talk about purchasing the building now housing the D-H Historical Museum. The council finally sent the matter to a future study session.
Chamber breakfast talks school elections
The Cottonwood chamber of Commerce Mixer Thursday, Sept. 18, will recognize three Cottonwood Oak Creek finalists for the Yavapai County Teacher of the Year.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Commentary: Verde Valley businesses help beautify Arizona's roadways
On Aug. 28, American Heritage Academy - Camp Verde partnered with Tire Pro Automotive in Camp Verde and Sedona to clean 1.3 miles of Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde. These students recovered 21 bags of trash in about two hours.
Assault at Rhythm and Ribs
Forty-year-old Mesa resident William Joseph McIntyre was arrested on an assault charge during the Rhythm and Ribs event in Cottonwood. McIntyre ran up to another patron and allegedly punched him.
DUI driver charged with aggravated assault
A little after 8 p.m. Sunday night, Cottonwood Police officers were dispatched to two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cove Parkway and South Main Street. Dispatch reported there was a person in a "lifted" truck that just crashed into second vehicle and the truck was stuck on a small white sedan facing south on Cove Parkway.
Cottonwood hits July slump, Camp Verde picks up revenue
Residents and visitors spent less on shopping in Cottonwood this July compared to the same month last year, according to the Arizona Department of Revenue. This is the first time this year that sales tax numbers fell in Cottonwood.
Hole in One
Myles Latimer of Cottonwood recorded a Hole in One on Saturday, Sept. 6th at the Coyote Trails Golf Course.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Road work ahead in Cottonwood
The roadway at the intersection will remain open throughout the duration of the construction. Flaggers will be present.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Editorial: History repeats itself with Cottonwood's logo conflict
They say history has a way of repeating itself and that certainly proved true this past week with the decision to go back to the drawing board on the Cottonwood city logo. Nearly 30 years ago, the city council at the time was in the crosshairs over the logo that had served the city since its earliest days of incorporation.
Grape Stomp 5K race returns to Old Town Cottonwood
The race will begin on Main Street adjacent to the Cottonwood Lions Park in Old Town, promptly at 9 a.m. The $35 registration fee includes a runners' tote bag, event t-shirt, wine glass, and discount coupons. The wine glasses can be used at local wineries for discounts.
Mingus Avenue gets money for reconstruction
A federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Grant program will provide $845,000 - nearly 40 percent of the cost of rebuilding Mingus Avenue from Willard to 10th Streets. Total construction is estimated to cost approximately $2.2 million.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Cottonwood approves notice to raise utility rates
The Cottonwood City Council gave official notice Tuesday of their intent to raise water and wastewater rates. Compared with a recent presentation, the notification was sparsely attended.
Editorial: Summer doldrums have passed; it's party time in the Verde Valley
Some say it's because a significant number of the Valley's elderly population relocates to cooler confines. Others say local events and activities dry up because it's just too darned hot.