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Should Bible studies be part of public school curriculum?

Issue being studied for Camp Verde schools; request also sent to Mingus Union

CAMP VERDE – In January, Cottonwood residents Barry Jones and Tony Isola asked the Camp Verde School Board to “teach the Bible for credit.”

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Site Steward program seeks volunteers

Archaeology Center regional coordinator for Sedona/Verde Valley sites

CAMP VERDE – After a lifetime in Southern California, Tom Burris moved to the Verde Valley in 2013.

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Westcott begins superintendent internship at Mingus

COTTONWOOD – In 2016, Mike Westcott was named Yavapai County Teacher of the Year. Now working with Mingus Union under an administrative consulting contract, Westcott is working on his superintendent’s certificate through Brandman University, an online program.

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Mingus attorney goes ‘beyond the basics’ of Open Meeting Law

COTTONWOOD – New to the Mingus Union School Board, Chip Currie admitted to the district’s attorney that he’d like to “define my role as a board member – and define my role as a citizen.”

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Camp Verde Economic Development Director Steve Ayers talks water rights, allocation, adjudication

VERDE VALLEY – Whether or not the Camp Verde’s town government acquires the Camp Verde Water System, Economic Development Director Steve Ayers “think[s] it’s in everybody’s best interests to get an understanding of the process, history and what proof exists of historic water rights, with the understanding that the inventory of surface water rights is limited.”

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Water rights: anxieties, legalities, difficulties … and shortages?

VERDE VALLEY – As Natural Resource Advisor to the Camp Verde Town Council, Tony Gioia has been tasked with organizing the town’s water portfolio.

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An ironclad understanding of water rights

VERDE VALLEY – Ask anyone in the know about water rights and water use agreements and they will admit they don’t know it all.

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Education committee to hear SB 1073 Feb. 19

Monday, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter announced that the amended version of SB1074 is “not yet ready for the committee.”

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Open Meeting Law, auditor general on Mingus Union agenda

COTTONWOOD – At Mingus Union’s January meeting, the district governing board discussed plans for its annual retreat, as well as an Open Meeting Law training.

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Fort Verde to hold 13th Buffalo Soldiers event

CAMP VERDE – With living history presenters, ceremonies and presentations, and 1860-era base ball, Fort Verde State Historic Park will hold its 13th annual Buffalo Soldiers event Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fort Verde parade grounds.

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