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logo_opinionBy Sherry Twamley, Cottonwood Resident
(May 3, 2016) 

Cottonwood’s water bill and taxpayers have taken a major financial hit under Mayor Diane Joens, who took office in June, 2003 (Councilmember 2003-2007, Mayor 2007-2016, vacating her seat to run for County Supervisor, District 3). . For more than 11 years, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, has triumphantly grabbed photo-ops, awards and hugs as she trumpeted her successes for building bigger and flashier city facilities and annexations that yielded no economic benefit to the city, incurring skyrocketing debts the city cannot afford to pay, while almost 100 percent of the city’s income (more than $18 million) is spent on employee salaries, benefits and labor costs. Read More→

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logo_amigosdelverdevalleyCottonwood AZ (February 29, 2016) – Amigos Del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition today announced its 2016 AMIGOS ADOPT-A-BLOCK home revitalization/transformation project will kickoff May 7th and end on October 15th, 2016. More than a hundred community volunteers are expected to participate. Read More→

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logo_arizonapublicsafetySuspect arrested on a Felony warrant for Narcotics

Cottonwood AZ (February 26, 2016) – On February 22, 2016, Yavapai GIITEM (Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission) Detectives along with Cottonwood Police attempted to serve a Felony Warrant on Shawn Kyle in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Cottonwood. Mr. Kyle refused to exit his vehicle and grabbed an axe.

A Cottonwood PD Canine was deployed into the vehicle while another detective used a Taser causing the suspect to drop the axe while he continued to resist arrest outside the vehicle. Prior to dropping the axe, the suspect swung the axe at the Canine. Fortunately, the Canine was not injured, and the suspect was eventually taken into custody. Read More→

logo_professionalwomensgroupBy Claudelle Johnson, PWG President

Cottonwood AZ (January 7, 2016) – The local Chapter of Professional Women’s Group is having their first quarterly luncheon of 2016 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Luncheon will be at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM and include a speaker presentation, networking opportunities, catered lunch, and raffle/door prizes. This month’s luncheon will be catered by Jerona Cafe in Cottonwood. Read More→

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logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (September 16, 2015) – On September 13, 2015, YCSO deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation on a female runaway juvenile out of the Cottonwood area. Deputies met with Cottonwood Police Officers at the Fry’s store in Cottonwood where they had 2 females detained, including the 16-year-old reported runaway. Both became disruptive and the runaway began resisting her detention. While attempting to handcuff the runaway, an initially uninvolved 14-year-old female came running towards deputies with a large rock in her hand. Deputies stopped her movement and placed her under arrest after she kicked a deputy while being restrained. Read More→

Cottonwood AZ (September 8, 2015) – AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and over, has announced that Cottonwood-Verde Village resident, Sherry Twamley has been honored with the 2015 AARP Arizona Andrus Award for Community Service.  The award is the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service and symbolizes an individual’s ability to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Read More→

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By Red Rose Team Members

Cottonwood AZ (August 22, 2015) – Red Rose Inspiration For Animals has just recently expanded – opening a second thrift store in Cottonwood call Red Rose Re-Tails Thrift.  As the community knows, Red Rose first started their charitable efforts for animals by promoting quality art shows in West Sedona and then opened its boutique-thrift in the VOC…called Thriftique…just a year ago in July at 41 Bell Rock Plaza. Read More→

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Come to Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday August 8 from 6-9pm for a mega-artist stroll about the town.

Cottonwood AZ (August 4, 2015) – Elevating the offerings of the Art Walk are three larger multi-artist shows to enjoy. Starting at N Main Street and 4th Street, “Summertime at The Manheim Gallery” presented by a selection of the Made in Clarkdale artists continues. Come enjoy jewelry, ceramics, flat art and more by artists Edward Krish, Mary Liggit, Marsha Foutz, Bear Schutz, Tyler Novak, Barbara Pierre, Emily M. Miller, Ramona Stites, Ben Roti, Tom Schumacher and Kaayla Fox. Read More→

logo_professionalwomensgroupBusiness Networking for Women in Northern Arizona

Cottonwood AZ (July 10, 2015) – The local Chapter of Professional Women’s Group has their third quarterly luncheon of 2015 on Tuesday July 21, 2015. Luncheon will be at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 11:30am – 1:30pm and include a speaker presentation, networking opportunities, catered lunch, and raffle/door prizes. This month’s luncheon will be catered by West Side Deli based out of Sedona. Pre-registration for this event is required and you can sign up at www.pwgaz.org. Read More→

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logo_MATForceCottonwood AZ (July 6, 2015) – The MATFORCE Game Changer award recognizes those who are helping to reduce substance abuse by encouraging positive and healthful activities and opportunities in our communities. Matt Watson of Cornville and Kim Welsh of Paulden are the two most recent award winners.  These two individuals go ‘above-and-beyond’ in their work to implement positive community changes. Read More→

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