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Mingus requests law enforcement investigation into school bus incident

According to a media alert issued by Mingus Union School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove Sunday morning, the Mingus administration has requested the assistance of law enforcement in investigating an incident involving a matter that occurred on one of its buses.

The news release states, “While law enforcement is permitted to do its job, the Mingus educators-employees have been asked to neither comment nor speculate, recognizing and protecting the privacy rights of all involved.… Read the rest

Cottonwood present mirrors past

From Workers Progress Administration project, to community clubhouse, to naval housing, the Cottonwood Civic Center has stood the test of time and now Cottonwood city employees hope to see it stand even longer.

“There is a connection to the past and getting the lifetime of the building extended,” said Cottonwood Community Development Manager Berrin Nejad.… Read the rest

Governor Ducey: New Florida gun laws not part of Arizona agenda

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is nixing enacting the same new restrictions on guns to control school violence that fellow Republican and Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed into law.

But some of the things he will propose when unveiling his plan Monday already are getting questions — including a claim by the spokesman for the Citizens Defense League that “if the governor would bother to learn the laws he’s already sworn to uphold’’ he would know it’s not necessary to have a new statute to let judges seize weapons from those who are dangerous.… Read the rest

Rep. Noel Campbell takes Democrats to task over student protest over school shootings

PHOENIX — A Prescott Republican lawmaker lashed out at Democrats Thursday, accusing them of being more interested in political “theater’’ than solving the question of gun violence in schools.

And that brought a sharp retort from the Democrats.

Rep. Noel Campbell said all lawmakers are upset about the shootings at Majory Stoneman High School in Florida.… Read the rest

Wage equalization likely topic for consolidation committee

Although members of the Advisory Committee for Consolidation have discussed wage equalization at each of their meetings, talks have mostly been about certified employees such as teachers and paraprofessionals.

The committee has not yet released the agenda for its March 20 meeting, but one item left behind from the committee’s last meeting could be discussed.… Read the rest

Obituary: Curtis Clark Bohall 1934-2018

Curtis Clark Bohall, 83, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away on Feb. 16, 2018, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

He was born on June 12, 1934, in Randolph, New York, to Ralph Bohall and Eleanore Caswell.

Curt attended Randolph Central High. He retired from the Navy in 1982 as an Aviation Electronics Tech 1st Class.… Read the rest

Clarkdale Town Park restoration project underway

CLARKDALE – Freeport Minerals initiated the United Verde Soil Program (UVSP) to test soil at residential, commercial and public properties in areas of Clarkdale near the historical copper smelter.

The work is done under the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Voluntary Remediation Program using procedures and work plans approved by ADEQ.… Read the rest