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, is now in its 64th year of publication, serving the Verde Valley region of north-central Arizona. 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 Bugle is a three-times weekly zoned edition of The Verde Independent, covering the communities of Camp Verde, Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. The 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 is now in its 17th year of publication and is regarded as the primary news source for the Lower Verde region of the Verde Valley.

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.

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A Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. publication

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

Other Verde Valley Newspapers Online Publications

Key Personnel

General Operations

Pam Miller
Publisher/CEO (Ext. 6019)

 

Laure Thomson
Business Manager (Ext. 6015)

Editorial

Dan Engler
Editor (Ext. 6032)

 

Raquel Hendrickson
Bugle Managing Editor (Ext. 13)

Jon Hutchinson
Reporter (Ext. 6033)

Travis Guy
Sports Reporter (Ext. 6035)

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/Bugle


3,973


3,584
    (home delivery, mail, rack and dealer sales)

  Total Distribution
Paid Circulation


Kudos


15,871


8,600
    (Direct-mailed to Sedona homes,
included in Verde Independent/Bugle
and racks)

Smart Shopper

A total market product that covers from Cottonwood to Camp Verde; every Tuesday we distribute 17,988 to non-subscribers inserted with grocery store ads and other flyers; and we also insert it into our newspaper. Total Circulation: 21,000

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

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Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc.

116 South Main
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

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Yavapai College's stepped up community relations efforts mollify Clarkdale concerns

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Clarkdale Town Council members decided Tuesday to pass on a resolution calling for greater communication between Yavapai College and the communities it serves. The college's 10-year plan first elicited push back from the community late last year, and the recent effort to create an advisory group for the Verde campus and another for the governing board brought the issue back to Clarkdale's agenda.

Clarkdale plans future business district parking

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CLARKDALE -- Painted curbs, striping and added spaces are part of Clarkdale's plan to make the town look "open for business" to visitors. Parking is not always at a premium in Clarkdale, but Senior Planner Beth Escobar told town council members Tuesday that the planning commission wanted to be proactive.

County supervisors talk money

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COTTONWOOD - In a fairly quick meeting Monday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors discussed some money issues and went over the final draft of the county budget.

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