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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Friday, April 24, 2015
Yavapai County ranchers appeal tax court ruling on grazing land values
The 80-plus plaintiffs in the case own a combined 430,000 acres of the approximately 750,000 private agriculture acres in the county. They include locally well-known names such as Chino Grande, Deep Well, Fain, Hays, Kieckhefer, Maughn, McCraine, Orme, Teskey and Yavapai Ranch. Thinkstock.com
The 80-plus plaintiffs in the case own a combined 430,000 acres of the approximately 750,000 private agriculture acres in the county. They include locally well-known names such as Chino Grande, Deep Well, Fain, Hays, Kieckhefer, Maughn, McCraine, Orme, Teskey and Yavapai Ranch. Thinkstock.com
PRESCOTT - A huge alliance of Yavapai County ranchers is appealing portions of a tax court ruling about the value of the county's grazing land.



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• Coldwell Banker-Mabery Real Estate recognized among top affiliates
• Drive-up coffee shop opens in Cottonwood
• Philip Tatum joins Realty Executives Northern Arizona as Sedona/Verde Valley manager
• Verde Valley Job Fair returns April 8 at Yavapai College
• Cottonwood thrift shop readies to reopen
• Sedona's Lonnie Lillie named Hotelier of the Year
• Changing of the guard is all in the family for DeGeer State Farm Insurance
• Construction crews working on AZ 260 'Market Place'
• It's tax season; preparation is essential

Features
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• Lookin' Good Cottonwood sets new records
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The Villager


• Village moves forward with community dark sky designation
• Davis explains legislative impact on county budget
• Community input needed on public transit service
• VOCA 'springing' into action
• KSB, Sedona present 'Bag It' April 8
• Major flood insurance cost increases coming April 1
• VOCA/Village Community Calendar
• National Library Week celebrated April 12-18
• In the garden timing is everything

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• World-renowned bird show "SQUAWK" comes to Sedona
• Al Pacino brings his 'A Game' to moving, wonderful Danny Collins
• Film Festival presents 'Deli Man' premiere screenings April 30
• Bell Rock Plaza to host weekend art show
• Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates five years
• Miller, Martin & Ki Trio 'Rockin' & Blue' at Marketplace Café
• New Music this week
• The Band Perry -- Grammy-winning superstar sibling trio comes to Cliff Castle Stargazer Pavilion

Sports
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• Verde Valley Little Leaguer Shain Ball won't let his challenges to take away the game he loves
• Mingus tracksters preform at Sedona
• Cottonwood native Tim Freriks wins half marathon
• McKeever's lifters preform strong
• Brian Mickelsen results (with photo gallery)
• Mingus track does strong at home meet
• Cottonwood volleyball wraps up regular season
• Mingus softball gets much-needed win
• Mingus boys tennis defeats Kingman, falls to Page

Obituaries


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• Obituary: Norman L. Norvell
• Obituary: Lois Jean Hook
• Obituary: Theresa Couch
• Obituary: Ralph W.Higgs
• Obituary: Thelma Ingle Smith Sweet
• Obituary: Emily M. Dickey
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Special Coverage
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• Golden Anniversary
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Bird watching the watchers
Bird watching the watchers
The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival is underway at Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood as hundreds of bird enthusiasts have traveled to the Verde Valley to see its vast collection of birds attracted by the local river and wetlands. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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