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Gallery: Winter weather 2010

Snow overnight Wednesday blended with rain all day Thursday, leading to predictions of mass flooding throughout the Verde Valley. Camp Verde Unified schools have been closed due to the conditions.VVN photos by Steve Ayers

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Gallery: A New Coat

As part of a project to remedy water damage that has caused mold problems at Camp Verde High School and Middle School, several workers have been busily blasting off old coats of paint and putting on new sealant. Stacey Barker, Support Services director for Camp Verde Unified School District, says the work is completed at the middle school and moving at a rapid pace at the high school.VVN photos by Steve Ayers

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Gallery: Agua Fria turns 10

Hundreds if not thousands of people converged on the Horseshoe Ranch to celebrte the 10th anniversary of the Agua Fria National Monument on Saturday. The event featured bird-watching and archaeology tours along with lectures, wild animal displays, artists and plenty of interactive displays to learn and appreciate the skills once used by the Hohokam and Sinagua cultures that once inhabited the area within the monument. Overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, the monument is located between Dugas Road and Sunset Point along the east side of Interstate 17.VVN photos by Steve Ayers

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Gallery: Office Equipment Once Upon a Time

The Camp Verde Historical Society has begun a display of old office equipment in its museum on Main Street. In addition to the adding machine used in the Wingfield Commercial Company for more than 50 years, society members have added a classic Ditto Machine, a vintage 1950s Royal typewriter and a slew of miscellaneous office supplies. Anyone with items they would be willing to display is asked to call the Society at (928) 567-9560.VVN photos by Steve Ayers

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Gallery: Camp Verde High vs MUHS Boys Hoops 12/18

Photos by VVN/Jon PelletierHighlights from the close game between Mingus Union High and Camp Verde High on December 18, 2009. Final Score: MUHS 52 - CVHS 55.Click here to request any of these images as prints for purchase

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Gallery: Fort Verde Victorian Christmas 2009

Photos by VVN/Jon PelletierVictorian-era Christmas activities were on tap at Fort Verde State Park in Camp Verde on Friday and Saturday evening. There were candlelight tours of the holiday-decorated buildings of Officers Row, while period dressed re-enactors explained the traditions of a 19th century Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Claus invited guests to join them around an outdoor fire while they read from an 1800's journal, effectively transporting listeners back in time. Click here to request any of these images as prints for purchase

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Gallery: PAS Big Show December 2009

Photos by VVN/Jon PelletierPerforming Arts Studio presented its Fall Concert 2009 on Wednesday evening at the Multi-use Complex in Camp Verde. Musical performances ran the gamut from classical to pop and even a dose of heavy metal. Instructor Mike Showers presented his Youth Beginning, Adult Beginning and Intermediate Guitar groups as well as accompanying electric soloist Brett Worth on an instrumental version of the late Randy Rhodes penned Crazy Train. The drama group also took to the stage for a one-act scene entitled, Slappy Hooper, starring Mark Hawk as the title character. Accomplished classical vocalist and pianist, as well as a budding guitarist, Luke Surgeon made several appearances throughout the evening. Click here to request any of these images as prints for purchase

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Gallery: Christmas Festivities and Parade of Lights 2009

Photos by VVN/Jon PelletierCamp Verde's annual Christmas Festivities got off the ground at 8 am Saturday morning with a traditional pancake breakfast at the Community Center, followed by the daylong Christmas Craft Bazaar in the same location. In Room 206 of the Town Complex the annual Wreath and Gingerbread Contest and Auction took place with some stellar entries. Camp Verde Library Endowment volunteers and Sweet Pea Antiques organized the first Camp Verde Home Tour on Saturday, with proceeds going to the Library Endowment. Altogether, 9 homes ranging from historic to contemporary were on this year's inaugural tour - the 4 in this gallery are (in order) Blose House, Finch House, Hance House and the Darby House. Fort Verde State Park held its Victorian Christmas Ornament making workshops during the day, while the Annual Camp Verde Parade of Lights made its way through downtown as soon as night fell. Click here to request any of these images as prints for purchase

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Gallery: Holiday Fest 2009

Photos by VVN/Jon PelletierHoliday Fest, an old-fashioned Christmas party held annually in Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma, was a big success again this year. The celebration took place on Saturday afternoon and was well attended by the community. There were tables set out with free homemade cookies, freshly made popcorn and hot cocoa. Ornament making for the trees that adorn the center of the park (donated by the Logston family) was a popular activity for kids and adults alike - as was having a picture taken with Santa. Click here to request any of these images as prints for purchase

Teachers walk out of Camp Verde, Beaver Creek Schools

Wednesday afternoon across from Camp Verde’s Walgreens, then Thursday morning in front of Camp Verde Town Hall, Camp Verde and Beaver Creek educators seek reform of the state’s education funding mechanism. Educators Verde Valley-wide have joined educators from across the state in Thursday’s walk-out, with the majority of the area’s schools closed, but prepared to reopen on their next scheduled day. For some school districts, that means back to school on Friday. For four-day school districts such as Camp Verde and Beaver Creek, Monday. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2018 Cottonwood-Oak Creek Future Chefs

Creating specialty dishes such as Melissa’s Amazing Salad, Mango Coconut Curry and Asian Mex Salsa, the eighth annual Future Chefs Challenge was an opportunity for five Cottonwood-Oak Creek students to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Wednesday, five C-OC students prepared their Asian-inspired meals at Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School in Cottonwood. Madison Lusebrink, a fifth grader at Mountain View Preparatory in Cottonwood, took home first place for her crunchy chicken rolls. Four judges surrendered their palates as they tasted the tasty treats prepared by Lusebrink, Cottonwood Elementary School students Caleb Thompson-Cope (third grade), Melissa Decker (third grade) and Kaylee Sharber (fourth grade), and Oak Creek School third grader Elizabeth Cowgill. Each of the competitors received a gift basket of cooking utensils, as well as a t-shirt, apron and chef’s hat. Lusebrink also received a Polaroid Snap camera, Fit Bit, a wok, a pot and pan set, measuring cups and measuring spoons, and a silicon cutting board. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 In Pictures

A year in pictures: These are some of the hundreds of photographs that appeared in the Camp Verde Bugle in 2017. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Sedona Railroaders Holiday Train Show

The Sedona Railroaders Annual Holiday show runs to Dec. 30th at the Sedona Village Vista Mall in the Village of Oak Creek in Sedona with numerous operating model train layouts on display. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Cottonwood Elementary School Veterans Day Program

Monday, Cottonwood Elementary School was host to its annual Veterans Day program, with several presentations and songs by the school’s fifth grade class, led by school music teacher Pam Costello. Songs included: My Country T’is of Thee, God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and You’re a Grand, Old Flag. VFW Post 7400 Cottonwood presented and retired the colors. Taps was played by Art Gallegos of VFW Post 7400. CES Principal Jessica, as well as many of her school’s students, had special reading parts. Students honored veterans from the nation’s Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Beaver Creek Independence Day

Beginning with pancakes and sausage, then ending with a rubber duck race, Beaver Creek’s annual Fourth of July celebration is an opportunity to recognize America’s independence as a nation, as well as have a fun day. Lake Montezuma residents Ernie and Juddie Batcheller were this year’s parade grand marshals, and recent Beaver Creek School graduate Mia Charley was this year’s junior grand marshal. This year, American Legion Riders from Camp Verde’s American Legion Post 93 kicked off the parade, while members of the American Legion’s Post 135 Cornville helped post the colors following the 9 a.m. parade, which traveled south on Montezuma Avenue past Rollins Park. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 American Legion Post 93 Memorial Day at Clear Creek Cemetery

Monday, nearly 100 people attended the annual Memorial Day service at Clear Creek Cemetery. Presented each year by American Legion Post 93, the remembrance included various speakers, prayers, posting and retrieval of the colors, placing of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps. Following the service, Post 93 hosted a free luncheon. “Never forget, ever honor” was the theme of the event. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival

The Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival is one of the Town of Camp Verde’s signature celebratory events. This year, the festival was held March 18-19. Each year, Camp Verde Promotions organizes the festival, which is a combination of several community events, such as the Pecan and Wine Festival, Verde River Runoff, Native America Craft Show, live music, vintage baseball, and a wide variety of vendors with their arts and crafts – and their foods. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Trek For Tech

Close to 80 people either ran or walked their way through the March 18 Trek for Tech 5K/10K in Lake Montezuma. The event, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library and is held to raise money to help support Beaver Creek library’s programs and activities, including adult technology classes. Participants also had an opportunity to win prizes and coupons donated by local businesses, such as Cricket’s; El Patio; Robbie’s; Taco Bell of Cottonwood; Shake, Rattle and Bowl; Out of Africa; Two Feathers; the maintenance department at Oak Creek Golf course; McGuireville Mini Mart; Gail Mello; Johnny Rocket’s; Carl’s Jr.; Camp Verde Dairy Queen and Sonic. (Photos by Bill Helm)