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What's Happening: Sept. 22, 2017

Beginning in October of 2017 and continuing through April of 2018, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument will be hosting bird walks. 

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Western Light: Nature's Beauty

Many animals make use of camouflage, their bland coloring or stripes or prints helping them to blend into the background and therefore be less visible to predators.

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Verde Heritage 1970: CHAPARRAL OPENS

After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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New Home and Garden décor business 'The Yard' open on Howards Road

CAMP VERDE – Since Aug. 7, The Yard, Home and Garden Imports on Howard’s Road off SR 260 has been open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. as a place for folks to pick up home and garden décor.

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What's Happening: Sept. 15, 2017

The 9th annual 2017 Sedona Winefest takes place on the September 23 & 24 at the historic “Sedona Posse Grounds Park.” We invite you to enjoy tasty food, music, merchandise vendors, and tasting and delighting in wines from 19 wineries from Northern and Southern Arizona

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: TAPCO Celebrates 100 Years

The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: KOVACOVICH MERCANTILE COMPANY

The oldest buildings in the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District are the 1917 Kovacovich Mercantile grocery store and the 1917 Kovacovich Warehouse. Both are 100 years old.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 13, 2017

Green ... the color of life and summer … coupled with the mystical beauty that is Watson Lake.

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Former teacher sells insurance, offers financial services in Camp Verde

Farm Bureau Financial Services located in Wingfield Plaza

The average person doesn’t know all that much about automotive, home or life insurance.

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What's Happening: Sept. 13, 2017

Newspaper seeks photographs, stories for Veteran’s Day section

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Jerome Ghost Walk gets spook-tacular for 14th year

Two nights of gunslingers, bordellos and murder – all in the name of a one-of-a-kind history lesson.

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What's Happening: Sept. 8, 2017

The Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle newspapers are looking for photographs of Verde Valley veterans for inclusion in our Veteran’s Day special section, which will publish Friday Nov. 10, 2017.

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Verde Heritage 1891: "A SACK OF BEANS"

It caused 1,000 miles of travel and a man's death; the strange story told by a prospector:

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Western Light: Monsoon Fireworks

A series of mini-storms rolled through the Camp Verde area on Monday evening, leaving not much rain but a lasting impression of lightning.

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14-year-old named to National Society of High School Scholars

At 14 years of age, it makes sense that Keegan Rhoda likes to ride his dirt bike, play video games, play the guitar and hang out with his friends.

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What's Happening: Sept. 6, 2017

Verde Valley residents are being asked to step up with donations that will be distributed by the Red Cross to flood victims in Houston and South Texas

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Verde Heritagte 1972: SEDONA; "Bitter Creek" Comes To Life.

The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.

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Camp Verde students see ‘best eclipse in 99 years’

10 seniors, two chaperones brave traffic, cramped bus to spend Aug. 21 on 8,320-foot Snowbank Mountain

Five days, about 2,200 miles of driving, 40 hours on a short bus, six hours in traffic, $480 for gasoline, 14 loaves of bread, 10 students, two teachers … all for two minutes and six seconds of totality.

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Local historian to give talk for TAPCO Steam Plant centennial

Local historian Tim Coons explains with a smile that he does not want us to tell you too much about his talk about the TAPCO Steam Plant in Clarkdale because he wants to save the exciting parts for his Centennial talk about the historic plant on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Verde Valley residents discuss their health, use of medical cannabis

Easily found on the Internet Movie Database – better known as IMDb – Raven De La Croix has 40 years of movie credits to her resume.

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Living a ‘well-thy’ life: Before taking any medicine, know what you’re taking

Valerie Borrego says she would “probably be dead by now” if it wasn’t for medical cannabis.

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Walk on the Wild Side: Javelina, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, deer – your backyard could also be their stomping grounds

The lush-yet-rugged beauty of the Verde Valley landscape is home to all sorts of wildlife.

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Verde Heritage 1917-2017: COTTONWOOD HOTEL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Although the original wood building was destroyed during a 1925 fire, the business survived as the Cottonwood Hotel. It is a reminder of the old town and its historic past.

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Life in the Slow Lane: "A Quick Note"

Only one chapter left! Well, one chapter--the hardest one, of course--and an epilogue. But I don't count epilogues because they're more postscript than chapter. I just read through the book again to check for any loose ends that I haven't pulled through. As I did I thought of all my knitter friends. Miss a stitch and the whole thing is off. So, because my mind is still stuck in 1211 AD, this is going to be a quick post.

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Black Canyon City’s ‘pie place’ gets a new look

Just west of the I-17, about 50 miles north of Phoenix, lies a dusty plaza of centuries-old buildings that have been touched up and remodeled into rock shops, farmers markets and artist galleries. Nestled in the center of it all is Rock Springs Café, one of Arizona’s oldest attractions.

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