A Colorado investment firm is suing a former Cottonwood property manager to recover money that was part of a wider embezzlement scheme that the manager admitted to.

ET Investments filed suit last month in Yavapai County Superior Court seeking $13,596 in rental payments, deposits and property expenses from November 2015 that Margaret Shandera collected but failed to forward to ET.

The death toll has hit nine as canine distemper has struck the Verde Valley Humane Society in Cottonwood. 


VVHS Shelter Manager Angie Hare said that dog patient zero had not been identified at the shelter but one of two dogs could have led to the outbreak.

On any given summer weekend last year, the Fossil Creek area reached full capacity by 7 a.m., resulting in hundreds of people — many of whom had driven two or more hours to get there — being turned away.

Homeland Security Investigations conducted a search warrant at 6250 Distant View Court, in Verde Sante Fe, before 7 a.m. Thursday, March 3.

According to nearby homeowners, roughly 15 vehicles were at the scene where uniformed and plain clothes officers participated in serving the search warrant, some with “HSI” on their jackets.

When Amanda Shankland’s colleagues at the Flagstaff Airport found out she’d been hired to run the Sedona Airport, they asked how big her new office would be. She told them it was quite a bit smaller, but added that it didn’t matter because she wasn’t planning on spending a lot of time there.

Life can seem much like a maze, especially when you’re young: It’s difficult to know which direction to go. You butt up against walls and have to turn around, reorienting yourself to the barriers in your way.

Yavapai County’s attempt to take over the Sedona Airport is in a holding pattern as the two sides work to resolve the issues that prompted the takeover talk.

Representatives from the county and the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority are scheduled to meet informally Friday, March 18, according to Chip Davis, county supervisor for District 3, which includes Sedona.

High School Musical actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens caught the attention of area law enforcement over Valentine’s Day weekend for the alleged defacement of rocks in Coconino National Forest, but she is hardly the only person to get in hot water for allegedly damaging local natural and archaeological resources.

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