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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Friday, February 5, 2016
College advisory chair makes his case on administrative district
Paul Chevalier, chairman of the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee
Paul Chevalier, chairman of the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee
"The outcome would be two colleges, each with their own head," said Paul Chevalier, chairman of the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee ... "Bob Oliphant has really thought this out and is providing us some good information."

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The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce celebrated it's annual dinner at the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood on Friday night to the theme of Viva Las Verde. The event had a Las Vegas and Elvis theme, live auction and music. A large turnout filled the dining hall, above, as members looked at auction items. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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