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Voters will clearly see wisdom of council’s decision on sales tax

Re: Much can change before sales tax hike becomes official.

I disagree with Dan Engler that city council members who supported the tax hike are in the political hot seat leading up to the August primary.

Many of us applaud their courage to act, especially in an election year.… Read the rest

Fire restrictions continue through Memorial Day Weekend

The Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office urges residents to register with the Emergency Notification System, CodeRED at

The system notifies residents and businesses of proximal emergencies.

Evacuation Levels

READY — This notification warns residents that a major incident exists in their area.… Read the rest

VACTE receives Support My Club donation

COTTONWOOD – Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education (VACTE) has received a donation for four SkillsUSA jackets from donors who have given to, according to Valley Academy Superintendent Bob Weir.

According to Weir, the VACTE SkillsUSA club for the construction program is one of 139 schools who have registered on the website as an extracurricular program needing support.… Read the rest

VACTE construction students perform community service

COTTONWOOD – In an effort to perform community service, the construction program at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education has repaired the ceiling and the trusses at Habitat for Humanity’s Cottonwood building.

Besides the 13 hours spent at Habitat, the VACTE construction students also worked a collective 20 hours as they built and installed wooden shelving at Steps to Recovery in Cottonwood.… Read the rest

Obituary: Terry Barrett Kampfe

Terry Barrett Kampfe, 60, of Cornville, Arizona, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 12, 2018, after a short but fierce battle with stage 4 cancer.

Born to Lester and Kay Barrett and raised in the Los Angeles area, she attended Long Beach State University and stayed in the Los Angeles area into her 50’s.… Read the rest