For 16 years, Camp Verde has annually celebrated one thing: Before the wine got added to its name, the Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival help locals and visitors go nuts over the pecan, one of the town’s assets.

A brief history lesson for those who don’t know: In the late 1920s, landowner’s daughter Eva Haydon planted a row of pecan trees along what would become a section of Montezuma Castle Highway known as Pecan Lane. In 2000, the Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape became a site on the National Register of Historic Places.

The investigation continues into the cause of death of a man whose body was found this week under Midgley Bridge.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, crews from the Sedona Fire District responded to a call of an unresponsive person in Oak Creek. After making their way to the victim, SFD crews determined the person in the water was deceased, SFD Fire Marshal Jon Davis stated

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not hard to put a price tag on progress — it’s $3 a day.

That’s how much it now costs to park in the heretofore free lot across from the immensely popular scenic overlook at the Sedona Airport. The new payment plan was instituted in November, according to airport general manager Amanda Shankland.

Two days prior to the year’s end, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter announced the appointment of Village of Oak Creek resident Connie Harris to the Yavapai College District Governing Board.

The position — which represents YCDGB District 3, comprising the upper Verde Valley communities of Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek — was created by the resignation of Al Filardo in December. The appointment is valid from Harris taking the oath of office during the YCDGB meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Dec. 31, 2018.

Just prior to stepping into the role of Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Randy Garrison said it would be some time before he understood the full extent of his responsibilities.

“I’m constantly learning what abilities I have,” Garrison said. “I still don’t know what the job pays.”

Add this one to the list.

Recently, there have been an array of phone scams to hit Arizona, including the Sedona area. They have included an APS scam in which business owners are told their power will be turned off unless they remit payment immediately via pre-paid debit cards. There have also been a rash of calls in Yavapai and Coconino counties from scammers saying that those being called missed jury duty and that a summons for their arrest will be issued unless they pay a fine — once again by pre-paid debit calls.

Leading up to election day, Laura J. Hamblin, a human resources and employment lawyer local to Prescott, wondered at the lack of information regarding Arizona Proposition 206.

“I thought, ‘I can’t believe the business community is not educating voters as to the implications of this law,’” Hamblin said in a roundtable address hosted by the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 19. “All of the ads were for the proponents of [the proposition] .... Ignorance is not a defense. That’s where the chambers of commerce come in about educating employers.”

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