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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

Cottonwood-Oak Creek's annual Meet The Teachers event

Though classes start on Wednesday, Aug. 8, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School kicked off its new school year on Friday, Aug. 3 with a special teacher meet-and-greet. Called “Made in the Shade,” the event began with a 7 a.m. breakfast on the district’s grounds, then was followed by district-wide staff introductions beginning shortly at 8 a.m. The district also gave out various prizes to staff. This event is held each year and is a “fun event, driven toward celebrating the special people who call Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District their home,” said Tricia Winters, executive assistant to District Superintendent Steve King and secretary for the district’s governing board. VVN/Bill Helm

2018 Camp Verde Unified School District's annual Meet The Teachers

Camp Verde Unified School kicked off its new school year on Wednesday with a special teacher meet-and-greet. The event began with breakfast in the district’s cafeteria at 7 am, then was followed by new staff introductions beginning at 8 a.m. VVN/Bill Helm

2018 Clarkdale-Jerome School's Meet the Teachers

Though classes at Clarkdale-Jerome School started on Thursday, children, their parents and interested community members visited the school Wednesday afternoon to meet their teachers, find out which classroom is theirs, and meet other community groups. The Clarkdale-Jerome community donated more than $30,000 in parts and labor this summer for the purchase and installation of new bleachers at the soccer field at Clarkdale-Jerome School, according to District Superintendent Danny Brown. Mark Tufte, vice president and manager of Country Bank in Cottonwood, was one of the community’s donators for the project. Tufte, also an AYSO soccer coach, said Wednesday that each of the 32 new metal benches should seat approximately 14 people, which means there are about 450 seats available for the community to watch events at the field. Besides Country Bank of Cottonwood, the following community businesses and organizations also contributed to the project: Sherwin Williams, Pro Build, Benchmark Builders, Cactus Flooring, Clarkdale Police Department, Barnworks Fabrication, Backus Building Companies, Town of Clarkdale, Verde Valley Rotary Club, AYSO Soccer 232, Hale’s Roofing. VVN/Bill Helm

Sedona Pink Jeep Tours

It started as a way to sell prospective property owners on Sedona’s beauty. But Don Pratt’s jeep rides in the 1950s turned into Sedona Jeep Tours. The Grand Canyon was on Jay Anderson’s bucket list. But the Naperville, Illinois family stopped in Sedona on the way to the Canyon – and took in a Sedona Jeep Tour. VVN/Bill Helm

Operation Back To School 2018

At the Old Town Mission, volunteers spent the morning of Tuesday, July 24 filling backpacks with pencils, paper, folders, binders, composition books, rulers, scissors and crayons. For the annual Operation: Back to School project, Old Town Mission Executive Director Kellie Wilson says that more than 1,200 backpacks will be given out from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Verde Community Church. VVN/Bill Helm

2018 Beaver Creek Summer Reading Program Finale

Maria and Henry Flurry, better known on the children’s music circuit as Sticks and Tones, perform a collection of their more playful tunes Wednesday at the Beaver Creek Library’s Summer Reading Program finale for 2018. This year’s theme, Libraries Rock, encouraged children to read with a variety of programs geared to the world of music. Children and adults alike enjoyed and participated in the musical presentation – then celebrated the end of the program by eating pizza. VVN/Bill Helm

Recycled Music at Beaver Creek Library

On June 20, Beaver Creek’s children made musical instruments out of recycled objects. Wednesday, those children made music – recycled music at the Beaver Creek Public Library. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock. Local high school students – and local adults played music with and for the children Wednesday, while the children played and danced along. Beaver Creek Library is located at 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. VVN/Bill Helm

2018 Beaver Creek Independence Day Celebration

It started with pancakes and sausage, and ended with a rubber duck race. In the middle, Beaver Creek’s annual Fourth of July celebration was an opportunity to recognize America’s independence as a nation, as well as have fun on a hot summer day. Lake Montezuma resident Verna Shafer was this year’s parade grand marshal, and 15-year-old Abigail Jensen 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 Honor Guard helped post the colors following the 9 a.m. parade, which traveled south on Montezuma Avenue past Rollins Park. Following the parade, folks ae plenty of hot dogs and ice cream, listened to music and played games, won prizes and cooled off thanks to water games hosted by the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority. The following is a list of winners for Beaver Creek's annual 4th of July parade: -Best of Parade – Grace Community Lutheran Church -Most Patriotic – Grace Community Lutheran Church 2nd place – Montezuma Rimrock Water Company -Most Historically Accurate – Bob Feeser with his mountain man costume 2nd place – USFS with Smokey the Bear -Most Original – The redneck 4th of July – the Cooper Kids 2nd place – Montezuma Rimrock Family Dental -Community Service – Beaver Creek Head Start 2nd place – Beaver Creek Adult Center with their mascot Murphy -Equestrian – Pistols and Petticoats 2nd place – Team of Willie & Keebler driven by Robert Bruce -Small Vehicle – Beaver Creek Adult Center 2nd place Michael Gonzales. VVN/Bill Helm

Verde Valley Farmers Market

Through Oct. 6, come to the Verde Valley Farmers' Market in Camp Verde for your favorite produce and home-made edibles. All foods sold at the Market are grown within 50 miles of Camp Verde. VVN/Bill Helm

2018 Beaver Creek Summer Reading

A cornucopia of fun as children escape the summer heat Wednesday, June 20 at the Beaver Creek Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is Libraries Rock. Wednesdays through July 18, visit the Beaver Creek Library for one of its many workshops and activities that are part of the annual reading program. Children of all ages are encouraged to read for both fun and for prizes through July 18. Beaver Creek Library is located at 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (VVN/Bill Helm)