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Kelcie Grega is the Associate Editor of the Verde Independent, Camp Verde Bugle and Kudos entertainment guide.

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County P&Z to consider Page Springs Cellars expansion

COTTONWOOD -- The Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approving an expansion of Page Springs Cellars in Cornville Thursday at the Yavapai County annex building in Cottonwood.

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Man crashes stolen car into Verde Village home

According to YCSO, Area missed a right turn on East Mesa Drive and collided into the residence. A woman inside the house was injured in the collision.

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Cottonwood to discuss water, wastewater fee increases Tuesday

In a study conducted by staff, they concluded “ … that small adjustments in years 2-5 over the next 5-year period would support the system’s operation and maintenance programs as well as equipment replacements at current or improved levels.”

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Paid parking in Jerome still on hold

Town directs staff get more information on parking kiosks

The Jerome Town Council still wasn’t ready to move forward on whether to implement parking kiosks as of Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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Jerome continues agreement with Prescott Law Group despite controversy with prosecutor

Tuesday, Jerome Town Council continued their agreement to work with Prescott Law Group despite controversies related to Andrew Jolley, their town prosecutor.

School district consolidation bill takes another step forward

Thursday, the school district consolidation bill, Senate Bill 1073, passed House Committee of the Whole and its third read in the House of Representatives on a 53-7 vote.

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Fun or cruel? Part 3: Circus owners say they love their animals

Activists say facts point to abuse

When it comes to the best interest of exotic animals involved in traveling circus performances, both circus workers and animal rights activists feel they know what’s right.

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Cottonwood explores waste, recycling options

Council, staff express concern over trucks causing wear to roads

Tuesday, Cottonwood City Council explored different options in its waste and recycling management during a work session.

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Traffic stop leads to meth, heroin bust

Both packages were wrapped in shrink wrap and coated with axle grease and what appeared to be cayenne pepper, according to YCSO.

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FUN OR CRUEL? Part 2: Activist says traveling circuses have roots in cruelty, neglect

CAMP VERDE -- The circus is back in the Verde Valley with the intent of bringing wonder and entertainment to all who attend. Local animal rights activists, however, say the circus brings nothing but “cruelty” and “neglect” to its animal performers.

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