Verde Independent

Serving Cottonwood, Arizona & The Verde Valley
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The flagship publication, the award-winning Verde Independent, serves 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 region of the Verde Valley, covering the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Verde Village, Cornville, Page Springs and Sedona.

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Key Personnel

Babette Cubitt


Dan Engler


Bill Helm


Vyto Starinskas


Nancy James

Graphics Manager

Targeting Your Market

The Verde Independent not only provides the best news content for Cottonwood, Arizona and The Verde Valley, we also have the advertising and marketing power to get businesses the results they want. Our team of experts can put your business in front of customers looking for your products and services. Are you interested in tapping into our subscriber network and deliver your ads to people’s doorstep? We have state of the art commercial printing facilities and a wide area of coverage. Are you looking to put your message on one of our digital products, or even geo-target potential customers? Our skilled digital marketing consultants can deliver the results you are looking for. If you are ready to take your business to the next level, Verde Independent advertising is the solution.


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Contact Verde Independent

116 South Main Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
(928) 634-2241
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Additional Information

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

Other Publications


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 –

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 mailed to all the Village of Oak Creek residents. Articles from The Villager are also posted to the Independent’s online publication,

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

Smart Shopper

A total market coverage 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.

Contact Circulation

(928) 634-2241
ext. 6042

Contact Advertising

(928) 634-2241
ext. 6024

Contact Editorial

(928) 634-2241
ext. 6032