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Cottonwood P&Z to look at plans to add side yard to Bocce
COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood Planning & Zoning will hear a proposal Monday to expand Pizzeria Bocce Patio Bar in Old Town. The expansion would add restrooms, expand the kitchen, storage and outdoor seating area, according to staff documents. Walk-in coolers would also be placed at the rear of the proper
Cottonwood to consider flag banner ban Tuesday
COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood City Council may approve an amendment to an ordinance that would prohibit flag banner signage Tuesday. The existing code dictates that temporary signs shall be subject to certain provisions. The proposed amendment adds flag banners to the code.
Old Town Association to request funding from city
COTTONWOOD -- Tuesday, Brenda Clouston of the Old Town Association will update Cottonwood City Council on the organization’s progress and request funding for 2019. OTA is requesting $10,000 in funding from the city.
Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor
CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.
Use permit seeks conversion of old rec center into Old Town brewpub
COTTONWOOD -- A plan to turn a former church building at the entrance of Old Town Cottonwood into a brewpub will be in front of the Cottonwood Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night.
VACTE fire science students prepare for state certification
COTTONWOOD – The Firefighter Academy at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education “has been busy training and preparing students” to become qualified as firefighters, said Steve Darby, the program’s fire science instructor.
Friends: Social media tip led to finding NAU student's body
Friends of a Northern Arizona University student say they acted on a social media tip to find his body in a flood control channel in downtown Flagstaff. Austin Jones and Jesus Ramirez told police they went looking for Kain Turner, of Cottonwood, on Dec. 3 despite being advised not to do so by univer
For $6.2 million, you can own the historic Little Daisy Hotel (with photo gallery)
It’s been 100 years since “Rawhide Jimmy” Douglas opened the Little Daily Hotel in Jerome. Now, Lisa Acker, the owner of the former hotel that is now a mansion, said she will mark the milestone with a laser show to share with the public on New Year’s Eve.
Prescott police find stolen weapon, meth in vehicle driving along Gurley Street
Two Chino Valley residents were booked into the Yavapai County jail Wednesday, Dec. 12, after police found a stolen gun and illicit drugs in their vehicle. Prescott Police Department (PPD) officers pulled the car over at about 7:30 a.m. for a registration violation in the 1200 block of East Gurley.
Armed suspect fires weapon in Cordes Lakes neighborhood, threatens to ‘shoot it out’ with deputies
A Cordes Lakes man faces a long list of charges after allegedly firing off a weapon in a neighborhood, running from police and then trying to escape again while already detained, according to authorities.
Jerome looks at accessory building ordinance
JEROME – The Jerome Town Council reviewed an ordinance Tuesday regarding the height of accessory buildings. Ordinance 446 amends the definition of an “accessory building” as being a building or structure that is “visually” subordinate to the main building. The proposed amendment adds that an accesso
Bomb threats reported at assessor’s office, Sedona PD, Prescott newspaper
Cottonwood police and other area emergency responders are currently at the Yavapai County Annex in Cottonwood following a threat of a bomb placed in the county assessor’s office, according to a report on the Cottonwood police scanner.
Alleged Fentanyl dealer and 2 others arrested by PANT
Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking detectives (PANT) have made more drug arrests, including two involving fentanyl. Over the past several months, PANT received information identifying 53-year-old Prescott Valley resident Todd Bearden as a dealer of fentanyl pills and powder in Yavapai County, ac
VERDE HERITAGE 1972: COTTONWOOD BUILDING CODE
"BUILDING CODE WON'T CAUSE HARDSHIPS SAYS INSPECTOR." "Cleaning up unsightly dilapidated and unsafe buildings in the Town of Cottonwood is the aim of the town's new building inspector, Charles 'Chuck' Crockett."
Mingus board OKs winter Prop. 301 incentive pay
COTTONWOOD – At Mingus Union High School, teachers receive their Prop. 301 incentive funds twice each school year, once in December and once in May. Wednesday, the Mingus Union School Board voted to approve the December payout schedule. Full-time educators at Mingus Union will receive a $1,800 payou
Circle of Friends concert plays last tune
Now 26 years later, the Circle of Friends holiday concert has grown to become a mainstay of Cottonwood’s Christmas season, bringing in more than a dozen performers and hundreds of attendees in the audience every year. But Ziegler has decided that this year’s concert, held Sunday Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Resign At The End Of The Year
Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning. Kyl wrote in a letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey he plans to step down from his position at the end of the year. He said in part, "It has been an honor and a privilege to again serve the people of Arizona."
Cloudy but warmer weather moves into Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Pretty nice weather for mid December is expected this weekend with temperatures a few degrees warmer than normal. For Friday through Saturday, high pressure will keep conditions dry but allow high clouds to increase across Arizona as an area of low pressure develops around
PANT continues effort to rid Yavapai County of Fentanyl Drug Plague
FENTANYL DEALER ARRESTED - Over the past several months, Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking detectives (PANT) received information identifying 53-year-old Prescott Valley resident Todd Bearden as a dealer of fentanyl pills and powder in Yavapai County. Bearden was known to purchase fentanyl lac
Editorial: Now the hard part begins on Verde Connect project
When the Feb. 20, 1993, Verde River flood left Cottonwood’s lone bridge crossing terribly compromised, it became obvious we needed a second bridge crossing over the river. It took years to accomplish, but in the end the Mingus Avenue extension project provided the added security of having a second b