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Verde Heritage 1953: Officer Shortage In Verde Area

After deputies were removed from the Yavapai County payroll, there was a new shortage of officers in the Verde Valley.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey July 19, 2017

I found this image of the SF Peaks which I took last November as I was going through the portfolio tonight looking for an image that fit my mood.

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What's Happening: July 19, 2017

The flags retired from the park on Memorial Day weekend were offered through mail-in bids. The winning bidders were Tom Hurkett from Minerals Research, Inc. for the United States Flag, Jody White from Northern Arizona Construction Services for the U.S. Navy flag, Milton Cruver for the U.S. Marine Corps flag, Joni Cruver for the U.S. Coast Guard flag, and Terrie Frankel for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army flags. They were presented with Certificates of Authenticity, attesting that the flags flew over the Park from Veterans Day 11/11/2015 to Memorial Day 5/27/2017.

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Verde Heritage 1905: Jerome Miners Put Boycott On Saloons

Trouble grew out of businessmen employing a "scab" to lead the Jerome Hose Team in the race at Prescott.

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AB Massage Therapy moves to new location

B Massage Therapy recently moved to its new location at Midtown Plaza, located 468 S. Main St., Suite A, in Cottonwood.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 3

Tree-removal projects have already caused stream bank erosion.

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Western Light: Goodwin Fire residue

Luckily for us, some of the wildfires have been fought into containment. Not so for folks elsewhere, but we can give thanks for our hard-working firefighters and their support teams.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 2

The "water salvage" program and cutting trees in the Verde Valley has ended for 1969, but the long-term project will continue.

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Barrel tasting event at Yavapai College

CLARKDALE – From noon until 2 p.m. July 15, Yavapai College’s Verde campus will host its first barrel tasting event at the college’s Southwest Wine Center.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 1

After trees were clear-cut or thinned along the Verde River to "save water" and for "flood control" the wildlife habitat was destroyed, and a few residents began to complain.

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What's Happening: July 12, 2017

Blood Drive at Rainbow Acres There is a short supply of life-saving blood. Please give blood and help save lives! Please donate from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. After you donate, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our ranch. Sample our fresh-baked cookies, coffee and juice. To save time and make it easy on yourself, reserve your appointment by contacting United Blood Services at www.bloodhero.com and entering “Rainbow Acres” as the sponsor code. You may also just drop in and fill out the necessary forms when you get there. Rainbow Acres is a 50-acre ranch-style community that provides loving homes and lives of purpose for adults with developmental disabilities. You will find it just two miles from I-17, off Middle Verde Road at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. Give the gift of life at Rainbow Acres on July 15th. Call 928-567-5231 for additional information. Visit: www.RainbowAcres.com

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Cottonwood; Westcott Funeral Home

The old boarding house was remodeled and opened as Cottonwood Funeral Chapel on September 15, 1949. The building was reconstructed during 1968, and remodeling was completed during 1970.

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What's Happening: July 9, 2017

Skip on over to the Cottonwood Elementary School gymnasium for the Cottonwood Contra Dance on Saturday, July 15th.  The gymnasium is in the back of the school complex at 301 N. Willard St.  Michael Barraclough will teach and call the dances to the tunes of Just Desserts, Flagstaff’s open house band.  Don’t miss the lesson at 6:30 and then dance until 10pm.  Wear comfortable clothes; no partner is necessary. If you can walk, you can contra.  Bring a snack to share if possible. Donation is $10 per dancer, $7 for students. For more information call 928-634-0486 or email sandy@ringsforever.com.

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Life in the Slow Lane: A Difficult Decision

For anyone uncomfortable with the idea of animals being slaughtered for meat, you may want to skip this post. I promise there will be nothing graphic, just a difficult description and a little sadness.

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What's Happening: July 7, 2017

Verde Thumbs Gardeners to meet July 11 Join us on July 11 to learn about the many insects that are staging sneak attacks on your veggies and entire garden. How do we keep these insects under control and maintain an organic garden? We’ll learn about predators—both good and bad. What does the weather have to do with the appearance of different insects throughout the summer? There will be lots of summer gardening questions and answers for both new and experienced gardeners. Join us at 6 pm at Pine Shadows Clubhouse, 2050 W. State Route 89A, Cottonwood.  Questions? Call Janice Montgomery 634-7172.

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Verde Valley celebrates Independence Day

Beginning with pancakes and sausage, then ending with a rubber ducky 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.

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Sedona hot-spot offers a cool oasis in the heat

he hike down below Sedona’s Midgley Bridge was a great place for a cool-down in the heat Friday, but expect crowds this Holiday weekend.

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What's Happening: July 5, 2017

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition invites you to learn how you can become a volunteer and make a difference in the lives of older adults in need.

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Verde Heritage 1905: JEROME NEWS

A new business, fights, a motorcycle speed record, an inquest, an explosion, and the 8th grade graduation were of interest to Jerome citizens during the middle of June.

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Western Light: Smokerise

Summer is smoke season in Arizona, no doubt about it. In recent days, the Goodwin fire near Mayer, AZ, has been clouding our skies with orange, ruddy smoke.

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New pastor for Mountain View, Haven United Methodist churches

The parishioners of Cottonwood’s Mountain View and Jerome’s Haven United Methodist churches will welcome their new pastor as he delivers his message at Sunday’s morning worship services.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: June 27, 2017

TBO … also known as time between overhaul and it appears that this crow is just about at the limit with missing barbules in his feather structure structure …

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Verde Heritage 1957: BECCHETTI COPPER CORPORATION

Mingus Mountain could harbor the very industry needed today. Mining "new" minerals offers a distinct possibility.

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Students get creative with film-making

The Sedona Arts Center is offering a Filmaking Camp this week at the Sedona Arts Center with filmmaker and educator Bryan Reinhart.

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My Hero: New puppy musings

I’m more distracted these days by potty functions and toys than I have been since my sons were babies.

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