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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Lake Pleasant

So this is what I went down to the Lake Pleasant area to shoot yesterday

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Verde Heritage 1908: CHERRY CREEK; Etta Mine

The Etta mine, one of the oldest in the district, had produced $200,000 in gold before 1908.

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Wolf pups join pack at Out of Africa

CAMP VERDE – Ten-week-old brothers Alaska and Guardian seem to be enjoying their new home at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde.

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Photographer Susie Reed to lead 6th annual Explore Ancient Wonders Tour

Sedona photographer Susie Reed will share her passion for rock art and insights about archaeology on a specially customized tour of Honanki Heritage Site on Friday, March 31, 1-4:30 p.m. This tour, which is being held in honor of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, is part of the 6th Annual Explore Ancient Wonders Events.

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What's Happening: March 26, 2017

Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski stepped up to do Thursday’s preschool storytime reading at the Cottonwood Public Library. Preschool storytime happens every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Youth Services Department.

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What's Happening: March 24, 2017

2017 Verde Valley Job & Career Fair planned April 5 The 2017 Verde Valley Job & Career Fair will take place April 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. The Job Fair is hosted by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Yavapai College, DES Employment Service, and NACOG – Arizona at Work. 2017 sponsors for the Job Fair include Spectrum Healthcare, Windsor Austin House, and Northern Arizona Healthcare. Booth space is limited and will be reserved for hiring employers only. March 31, 2017 is the registration deadline for hiring employers. There are hundreds of job openings being represented at this event. Please visit CottonwoodChamberAZ.org or yc.edu/redc for a list of participating employers and link to their websites to view their job openings. For sponsorship and employer registration details, call Karen at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce 928.634.7593 or Katherine at Yavapai College 928-776-2008.

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3 Kings Kasbar sets March 31 opening in Old Town

3 Kings Kasbar, which is part of the Epiphany on Pimacomplex located at 102 E. Pima St. in Old Town Cottonwood, will have a grand opening Friday, March 31, 5 p.m.

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A Dog’s Tale: From rough Russian backroads to Arizona, Bella finds home sweet home in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD -- While two major super powers flex their political muscles at each other, a quiet, auburn-haired refugee of sorts is a living bridge between Russia and the U.S.

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What's Happening: March 19, 2017

9th annual ‘March for Meals’ planned March 25 The 9th annual “March for Meals” event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Check in time is 8 a.m. and starting time is 9 a.m. It’s a 2-mile walk from the Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood at 9:00 a.m. and back. Followed by a pancake & sausage breakfast provided by Randall’s & Denny’s Restaurant. Putting the spotlight and focus on the plight of our senior citizens is a mission that needs community support. Team up on March 25th, mobilize the Verde Valley and walk the walk to raise awareness and collect pledges to support our senior community. Sponsor! Pledge! Walk! Support! Registration & Pledge sheets are available at the Verde Valley Senior Center 500 E. Cherry St., or at www.verdevalleyseniorcenter.org For more information contact Brenda England at (928) 634-5450 ext. 231, brenda.vvseniorcenter@gmail.com

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Verde Heritage 1895: JEROME LUMBER COMPANY

This local mill provided lumber needed for the construction of homes and businesses in Jerome and the Verde Valley.

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What's Happening: March 17, 2017

March brings a new band and a new venue. Join other fun people at Cottonwood Contra Dance, now at the Clemenceau Building, 1 N. Willard St. in Cottonwood.  The dance is Saturday, March 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and features a new band, Slippery Slope, headed by fiddler extraordinaire Sonja Whisman.

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Verde Heritage 1919: Mines and Smelters Close from February 13 until May

Jerome and its surroundings, including Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Verde, are said to have more than 15,000 people depending on the mines of the district for their livelihood.

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What's Happening: March 12, 2017

An original musical drama written by a longtime Village resident, Letters from Luke will be performed April 7, 8 & 9 at Historic Wayside Bible Chapel, 401 N SR 89A, Uptown Sedona at 7 pm Friday, and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Verde Heritage 1902: PIONEER AFRICAN-AMERICAN, JAMES WILLIAMS, WAS SHOT MARCH 20.

James Williams was a pioneer resident of the Verde Valley where he ran a ranch with the Bush family over 20 years ago.

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Western Light: Raindrops on Roses....

Raindrops on Roses.... Or not. Maybe a cherry tree. Regardless, spring has sprung in the Verde Valley and nothing says spring like the first peek of blossoms sprinkled with rain

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Verde Heritage 1918: IMPORTING BOOZE IS RISKY.

Illegal liquor sold for $6 a pint until the recent shortage, when the price was raised to $10 a pint, or as high as $25 for two pints.

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What's Happening: March 8, 2017

The 47th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade is from 1030 a.m. until noon from Jordan Historical Park and proceeds south on Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Parade entrants include dignitaries and civic, social, cultural and religious organizations with area businesses. US Congressmen Tom O’Halleran is this year’s grand marshal. The festivities are presented by the City of Sedona, NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program and the Sedona Green Team.

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What's Happening: March 5, 2017

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s gripping new thriller ‘Man Overboard’ will be discussed during a book tour March 21, 3 p.m., at the Cottonwood Public Library, 150 South 6th Street.

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Verde Heritage 1921: MONTEZUMA CASTLE IMPROVEMENTS

The new approach does away with a walk of nearly a mile over hot cobblerocks in the bed of the creek.

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Verde Heritage 1969: PLANE SPOTS LOST HUNTER

The hunter became lost when his own tracks were covered with snow. He found shelter in the Goswick Cabin.

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What's Happening: March 3, 2017

Yavapai County Supervisor Thomas Thurman, working with the Public Works Department, is announcing a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.

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Verde Heritage 1918: JAMES S. DOUGLAS, WELL-KNOWN MINING MAN

He was an admired person who prospered and took pleasure in making fortunes for his friends who stood by him when success was problematical.

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Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead: Celebration of science, technology, engineering, math underway

COTTONWOD – The 2017 Verde Valley SciTech Festival is Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead through March 3.

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Be Fit Fit! Take It On!

Obstacles be damned. Take that mother on. You’ve got a goal, you’ve got a plan and you are about to execute it, step by step, just as planned. No matter what mother nature, circumstances, or your spouse throw at you.

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Verde Heritage 1919: CLOSURE OF MINES AND SMELTERS.

Only 182 of the required 250 miners reported for work at the United Verde Copper Company, and only 65 of the required 100 miners reported for work at the United Verde Extension Mining Company on February 13, 1919. The mines closed, and with no ore available, the smelters at Clarkdale and Verde were forced to close.

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