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Camp Verde OK’S $7 million cap for first phase of sports complex

CAMP VERDE – Building out the first phase of the new Camp Verde Sports Complex should take about $7 million – conservatively – according to Town Manager Russ Martin.

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Diners’ guide to a Happy Thanksgiving

Several Verde Valley choices for a hot holiday meal

VERDE VALLEY – Not everyone is handy around the kitchen. So why should that be any different on Thanksgiving?

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Beaver Creek School explores offering high school courses

RIMROCK – According to Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter, there are 14 different ways that the Beaver Creek School District could offer high school courses.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek explores K-8 realignment; closing one existing campus

Wednesday’s public meeting at the school district’s office gave the community its first opportunity to weigh in – and to listen up – about the possibility that three of its district’s five schools could become two K-8 schools as early as 2018-2019.

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Committee begins task of deciding pros, cons of school district unification


COTTONWOOD – At one point during Tuesday’s consolidation committee meeting, Steve Gesell asked that if a merger of the Mingus Union and Cottonwood-Oak Creek school districts “doesn’t make sense fiscally, then why go forward?”

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Mathematics and photography teacher Cottonwood Middle School

COTTONWOOD – With both sides of her brain fully engaged, Cristin Combs teaches both mathematics and photography at Cottonwood Middle School.

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Could Beaver Creek School go K-12?

Superintendent, board to have exploratory talks with Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter

Each year, the K-8 Beaver Creek School District pays about $750,000 in tuition to send its previous year’s graduates to either Camp Verde, Mingus Union or Sedona-Red Rock high schools.

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Learn more about exceptional student services at ESS Parent University

At Camp Verde Unified School District, special education is known as Exceptional Student Services.

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‘Last hoorah’ for Nikki Miller

Vice president to step down from Camp Verde Promotions

It’s been nine years since Nikki Miller joined the uber-volunteer group known as Camp Verde Promotions.

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Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union school boards select educators, community members for consolidation committee

Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District governing board selected Kelli Rhoda and Micah Swenson as the two teachers that will be part of a fact-finding committee to help COCSD and Mingus Union school boards decide whether to support a merger of the two districts.

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