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logo_azdotDrivers can expect a 15 minute delay between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. 

Cottonwood AZ (April 10, 2014) - State Route 89A in Cottonwood at Sixth Street (milepost 352) will be closed at night between 9 and 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, as overhead utility lines are installed across the roadway. Read More→

logo_azdotCrack seal work scheduled between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday

Cottonwood AZ (April 4, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Transportation will seal cracks in the pavement on State Route 89A in both directions (mileposts 355 to 354) in Cottonwood starting Sunday night, April 6 through Wednesday night, April 9.

Work hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night and drivers can expect minimal delays.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511. 

logo_verdevillagepropertyownersassociationCottonwood AZ (March 25, 2014) – On Monday March 24, June Hayes, President of the Verde Village Property Owners Association (VVPOA), announced the VVPOA’s Annual Meeting will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the VVPOA Clubhouse, located at 4855 Broken Saddle Dr, Cottonwood. President Hayes commented, “the VVPOA March 10th General Meeting was cancelled after too few voting members attended the meeting. After a discussion with the attendees and me regarding nominations for VVPOA’s president and directors on March 10, the attendees agreed that written or email nominations would be accepted at the VVPOA Clubhouse up to 5 p.m. Sat. March 15th.” Read More→

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Contra Dance Returns to Cottonwood

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Cottonwood AZ (February 8, 2014) – Contra Dance returns Saturday, Feb. 15th, to the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. in Old Town. Get ready to lift your feet as Just Desserts fills the hall with driving rhythms and beautiful harmonies; our caller will be Steve Elliot. Contra dance is easy to learn. Bring a smile & wear comfortable clothes. Come alone or bring a friend. The lesson is at 6:30 PM and the regular dance starts at 7:00. Price is $9 per dancer, $7 for students, and $6 for age 16 & under; if possible, bring a snack to share. For more information, contact or call 928-699-5456.


Hike in Water Rates Hurt Low Income Customers in Verde Village, Cornville and Bridgeport

Cottonwood AZ (January 8, 2014) – A group of citizens say a 67 percent rate increase by Cottonwood Municipal Water utility in Oct. 1st, 2013 is burdening low income customers in Verde Village, Bridgeport and Cornville and they want it reversed. At the same time, city profits and salaries continue to grow. Outside residents fear a cut of their water payments is going down the drain, to pay for the city’s indebted waste water sewer system. Read More→

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (January 1, 2014) – On December 26, 2013, 30-year-old Joseph Allen from Cottonwood was arrested for Aggravated DUI- Person under 15 years in vehicle, DUI on Revoked License, Flee Pursuing Law Enforcement Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Criminal Damage, and Endangerment x3. He remains in-custody on a $10,000 bond. Read More→

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Cottonwood AZ (December 29, 2013) – On December 25, 2013, just after 3 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a hit and run/assault incident that occurred on Mountain View Road and Western Drive, Cottonwood. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 42-year-old Gary Wolf of Rimrock, Arizona.

 The 19-year-old victim told deputies he had been driving his grandfather’s 2013 black Dodge Durango south on Highway 260 between Del Rio Drive and Western Drive near Cottonwood. His 15-year-old sister was a passenger at the time. A red Dodge pick-up drove up behind him and began following very close. Even when the victim increased his speed, the Dodge pick-up continued to “tail gate” and maintained the unsafe distance until the intersection at Western Drive. At that time, the Dodge passed the victim and pulled into a left turn lane. Read More→

20131229_cottonwoodcommunitybandCottonwood AZ (December 29, 2013) – Dust off your instrument and come join the Cottonwood Community Band, a forty-five-member concert band that rehearses Monday evenings beginning January 6 from 7-9 PM at the Cottonwood Middle School band room (Room 301). The band has several performances planned for spring 2014. All instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, trombonists, and clarinetists, are welcomed. There is no audition. Read More→

logo_ycsoCornville AZ (December 22, 2013) – On December 21, 2013, at approximately 1:15 P.M., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 2800 block of Tissaw Road, Cornville, regarding a neighbor threatening to kill the reporting party and her husband.

A deputy arrived within minutes and as he exited his vehicle, he heard gunfire. Dispatchers also notified the deputy that 2 adults (husband, age 60 and his wife, age 59) inside the home could see the suspect shooting through their back door. While maintaining cover, the deputy was able to locate the suspect as described in the call. The man, identified as 54-year-old Clifford Katz, was spotted by the deputy sitting on the back porch of the victim’s home next to a rifle lying on a table. The deputy could see numerous bullet holes through the glass in the rear door of the home. By way of verbal commands, the deputy was able to distance the suspect from the rifle and take him into custody. Read More→

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (December 3, 2013) -On November 30, 2013, around 12:30 AM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 1600 block of S. Carpenter Lane, Cottonwood, regarding suspicious persons and vehicles in the area. Upon arrival, deputies learned that several people were inside what should have been a vacant home in the neighborhood. When deputies checked the home in question, they found screens had been pried off several windows with at least one window apparently forced open. A rental sign was seen lying on the ground in the front yard. Beer can litter was also visible. Read More→

Cottonwood AZ (November 22, 2013) – Kick off the Holiday Season by enjoying a concert of Christmas music and other musical selections at the Cottonwood Community Band’s Concerts in Sedona and Cottonwood. The Sedona concert is December 1st 3 PM program at the Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 390 Dry Creek Road in Sedona. The band will repeat the concert on December 8th at 3 PM in the Cottonwood Recreation Center 150 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Read More→

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Cottonwood AZ (October 30, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun an intersection improvement project to improve the intersection at State Route 89A and State Route 260 in Cottonwood.

Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and minimal impacts are expected. Crews will also be performing work at night between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.; a single-lane restriction between SR 89A and SR 260 is possible during night work hours. Read More→

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Cottonwood AZ (October 23, 2013) – A street restriping project has been rescheduled and will begin in Cottonwood on Monday, Oct. 28 and will run through Friday, Nov. 1. The project was originally scheduled to occur in early October but was rescheduled due to technical issues.

Striping will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at the following locations: Mingus, Fir, Willard, 10th and Aspen streets. Read More→

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Cottonwood AZ (October 9, 2013) – A street restriping project is scheduled in Cottonwood starting today through Friday, Oct. 9 – 11.

Striping will between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations: Mingus, Fir, Willard, 10th and Aspen streets.

The work is part of a highway safety improvement project, which consists of restriping specified local roads and crosswalks in Payson, Globe, Sedona, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and various locations in Apache County.

For more information, email or call the ADOT Project Hotline at 1.855.712.8530.

logo_mindfulmamasCottonwood AZ (August 28, 2013) – Mothers of all ages will enjoy learning how to incorporate practical tools of mindfulness, stillness, creativity, and connection in a 6-week workshop titled, “Mindful Mamas: Creating More Connection, Meaning & Balance” beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3.

This collaborative class will be facilitated by Megan Aronson at The Shiva Shack. Owners, Arin Thrine and Jeff Masters, recently relocated the popular yoga studio to a new location in Cottonwood, in the Copperwood Square.

“We are so excited to offer this workshop in our new facility,” said Jeff and Arin. “As the parents of two young girls, we understand the struggle to find balance between nurturing our children, and nurturing ourselves, our passions, and goals.” Read More→

Cottonwood AZ (August 7, 2013) – Dust off your instrument and come join the Cottonwood Community Band, a forty-five-member concert band that rehearses Monday evenings beginning August 12 from 7-9 PM at the Cottonwood Middle School band room. The band has several performances planned for fall 2013. All instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, trombonists, and clarinetists, are welcomed. There is no audition. Read More→

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (June 26, 2013) – At approximately 10:30 PM on June 21, 2013, a 25-year female residing in the 2600 block of Village Drive, Cottonwood, answered the door and was confronted by a man about 5’03-5’04,” 130 lbs, wearing a black shirt, black pants, along with a hood and mask. He entered the home and immediately struck her over the head with a metal bat or pipe. He continued striking her until she was unconscious. The victim was on the phone at the time of the attack, and the person she was talking to heard screams and called 911. The victim eventually regained consciousness, crawled next door, and spoke with a neighbor who called 911 for assistance. The victim was transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center by ambulance. She suffered multiple head injuries as a result of the attack and has since been released from the hospital. Read More→

logo_thehauntedgroupCottonwood AZ (June 17, 2013) – Restaurateurs and owners of the Tavern Hotel, Eric and Michelle Jurisin, are well on their way to opening their sixth restaurant. It started with the Haunted Hamburger (they call their business collection The Haunted Group) and it grew with Grapes in Jerome, the Tavern Grille in Scottsdale, the Tavern Grille and Nic’s Italian Steak & Crab House in Cottonwood and, opening in July, Pizzeria Bocce next to the stone bridge on Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood. The Jurisins engaged the services of Studio K restaurant designer Kimberly Harris who has had a hand in a very long list of the most popular establishments in Phoenix and Scottsdale including The Vig’s, Roys, Crescent Ballroom, Sapporo, Zinc Bistro, R&R, Axis Radius, and coming attraction Justin Beckett’s Southern Rail. Read More→

logo_azdotVerde Valley AZ (May 2, 2013) – Lane restrictions will be required on an eight-mile segment of State Route 89A between Cottonwood and Sedona beginning Monday, May 13 to allow crews to perform preventative maintenance on the roadway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Work will continue daily, Monday to Thursday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May 21.

The four-lane divided highway segment of SR 89A (mileposts 357-365) will be narrowed to one lane in each direction. Motorists should anticipate delays.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

logo_cityofcottonwoodCottonwood AZ (May 1, 2013) – The 2nd grade students from Doctor Daniel Bright will be treated to a fieldtrip at Dead Horse Ranch State Park (DHRSP) on Thursday May 2. The City of Cottonwood sponsors this annual event. There is no better place to have this special event happen then right in their own backyard at DHRSP.

Smokey Bear will be present for the fieldtrip as well as several Wildland Fire Fighters! Students will enjoy the book “The True Story of Smokey Bear” from Prescott National Forest Ranger Olivia Rahman and Coconino National Forest Ranger Anthony Monteil. Students have an opportunity to learn all about Common Insects from Albert Sillas who joins us from the Prescott National Forest. Read More→