Verde Independent

116 South Main Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
(928) 634-2241
(928) 634-2312 fax

About The Verde Independent

The flagship publication, the award-winning The Verde Independent, serving the Verde Valley region of north-central Arizona since the publication started in 1948. The three-times weekly product is the primary news source for the Upper Verde region of the Verde Valley, covering the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Verde Village, Cornville, Page Springs and Sedona.

The Camp Verde Bugle is a three-times weekly zoned edition of The Verde Independent, covering the communities of Camp Verde, Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. The Camp Verde Bugle was named in recognition of the bugle calls still heard daily in Camp Verde from an old U.S. Cavalry outpost now known as Fort Verde State Historic Park. The newspaper has been published since 1986 and is regarded as the primary news source for the Lower Verde region of the Verde Valley.

Related Online Content

A Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. publication

Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. publishes The Verde Independent, as well as The Camp Verde Bugle, Kudos, The Ad-King, The Villager and The Smart Shopper.

Other Publications

Kudos

An enthusiastically received weekly publication, recognizes and applauds "The Good Life" of the Verde Valley - Sedona with a focus on upcoming leisure activities, entertainment, events, arts, music, people and enterprise. It shares an online counterpart - KudosAz.com.

The Villager

The Villager is "The Voice of Big Park," serving an area more commonly known as the Village of Oak Creek (VOC), a bedroom community for Sedona, Arizona. The Villager is published monthly and inserted into Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc.'s flagship publucation, The Verde Independent. Articles from The Villager are also posted to the Independent's online publication, verdenews.com.

A direct URL to online Villager articles can be found here: TheVillagerAZ.com

Smart Shopper

A total market product that covers from Cottonwood to Camp Verde every Tuesday. It is distributed to non-subscribers inserted with grocery ads and other flyers, as well as inserted into our newspapers.

Other Verde Valley Newspapers Online Publications

Key Personnel

General Operations

Pam Miller
Publisher/CEO (Ext. 6019)

 

Nellie Monroe
Business Manager (Ext. 6015)

Editorial

Dan Engler
Editor (Ext. 6032)

 

Raquel Hendrickson
Bugle Managing Editor (Ext. 13)

 

Jon Hutchinson
Reporter (Ext. 6033)

 

Bill Helm
Bugle Staff Reporter (Ext. 14)

 

Vyto Starinskas
Photographer (Ext. 6031)

Graphics

Nancy James
Graphics Manager (Ext. 6022)

Circulation Information

  Total Distribution
Paid Circulation


Verde Independent/
Camp Verde Bugle


3,973


3,380
    (home delivery, mail, rack and dealer sales)

  Total Distribution
Paid Circulation


Kudos


15,825


8,700
    (Direct-mailed to Sedona homes, included
in Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle
and racks)
    Total Distribution
Paid Circulation


The Villager


6,194


5,007
    (Mailed, also distributed in racks throughout VOC)

    Total Distribution
Paid Circulation


Smart Shopper


21,511


3,380
    (Inserted in the Verde Independent/Camp Verde Bugle)

Contact Circulation

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Contact Advertising

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> CLICK HERE to E-mail our classified advertising department.

> CLICK HERE to inquire about online web advertising at verdenews.com.

Subscription Information

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To subscribe to The Verde Independent by mail, send a check or money orderto:

Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc.

116 South Main
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

To subscribe to The Verde Independent by telephone, please call (928) 634-2241 or toll-free at 1-800-647-9565.

Current Local News

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http://verdenews.com

Courts asked to take on political attack ads

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PHOENIX -- The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort. Attorney Tom Irvine wants the Supreme Court to rule that only groups which run commercials specifically asking viewers to vote for or against someone must spell out the source of the cash. Put another way, he is arguing that any spot without certain "magic words' like "vote for,' "elect,' "support' or "oppose' are exempt from laws saying who is pulling the financial strings, no matter how nasty the attack and no matter how close to election day it runs.

VVN web sites to modify reader comments protocol Oct. 1

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We will implement a change to our article comments system Oct. 1.

Yavapai College toasts completion of winery school

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Clarkdale is now home to the country's largest teaching vineyard and winery, spanning 17 acres, a 3,000-barrel production facility, and enology laboratory. A glass wall separates barrel storage from a tasting room that is divided by a bar made from recycled flooring, and a backdrop made of used, deconstructed barrels.

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