Wednesday Dec 18
Cottonwood Council approves civil union registry
Vyto Starinskas Photo/Associated Press Supporters for civil unions for same-sex relationships applaud right after the Cottonwood City Council approved a civil unions ordinance on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in a packed council chambers in Cottonwood.
Cities, towns weather October downturn in sales tax revenue
Out of four Verde Valley communities, Cottonwood was alone in increasing its collected sales tax revenue in October, at about 5.7 percent more than the same month last year.
Fire and brimstone at Jerome Junction
The Ghost City, otherwise known as Jerome, Arizona always gets the glory as the "wickedest town in the West", but the ghost town of Jerome Junction deserves a bit of recognition, too.
Hot debate over civil unions in Cottonwood
The passion in the room was so thick it could be cut with a knife. There were no smiles; everyone in the audience was deadly serious.
Editorial: Christmas season has obviously arrived in Verde Valley
From Cottonwood to Camp Verde to Clarkdale and up the mountain to Jerome, no one throws out the welcome mat for the holiday season as does the Verde Valley.
Council talks 260 4-lane, civil unions Tuesday
The discussion of upgrading SR 260 moves to the Cottonwood City Council chambers Tuesday night.
Giving thanks is a community tradition
The Verde Valley Senior Center, Cottonwood, celebrated Thanksgiving with a full course holiday turkey dinner on Wednesday afternoon, November 20. The center was full - about 150 people were served at the center and another 200 meals were delivered as meals-on-wheels - as civic leaders from Jerome and Clarkdale served the three-course holiday ... (more)
Verde Valley Leadership Class gets overview of local education system
Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Barb U'Ren explained to the VVL class how the school district has integrated the new Common Core standards into its curriculum.
Editorial: School districts' shared services no longer a joke
Last summer, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board President Jason Finger said the ongoing talk of shared services between his district and Mingus Union had begun to "sound like a joke."
Clarkdale's St. Thomas Episcopal Church celebrates its centennial anniversary
Once upon a time nine people met in a home on the banks of the Verde River and St. Thomas Episcopal Church was born.
Teaching winery set to open in fall 2014
The Tuesday groundbreaking ceremony for the teaching winery at Yavapai College took place next to the vineyard where students learn to grow grapes.