Verde Valley

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

A body was found Wednesday in Cottonwood has been identified as a 16-year-old girl who was swept away by floodwaters last week, authorities said.

Verde Valley Fire District Chief Danny Johnson said at a news conference that Faith Moore’s body was positively identified by her family.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said the body was found near where the Verde River meets a wash close to where the teen was last seen.

Morning Rundown: Monday, July 19

Jul 19, 2021
Angela Gervasi

It’s Monday, July 19. The National Weather Service issued several flash flood warnings throughout northern Arizona Sunday for areas including Dilkon, Lake Montezuma near Camp Verde, Supai, and Heber-Overgaard.

Precipitation remains in the forecast today with a 58% chance of rain in Flagstaff, a 53% chance in Prescott and 37% chance in Chinle. A Flash Flood Watch is effective for northern regions of Mohave County.

Flooding Updates: Ducey Declares Emergency As City Assesses Damage

Courtesy Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition

The Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition is rolling out a program to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people in their homes. The initiative is aimed at helping people who face barriers to vaccination. 


Cottonwood Police Department

Authorities say the former executive director of the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has been arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization.

Earth Notes: Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery

Jun 5, 2019

In the late 1960s 20-something Ignacio Mesa dreamed of producing his own wine. Three decades later he began planting grapevines between the Mogollon Rim and the Verde Valley. Now, Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery is thriving.