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Life in the Slow Lane: Humidity

Our Monsoon season opened with a storm so powerful that it sent a flash flood right through my property.

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NEW BUSINESS: Feral Goat Firearms ‘gun people serving gun people’

Feral Goat Firearms has opened on Main Street in Cottonwood and offers gunsmithing, firearm sales, ammo, training, tactical equipment, lethal and non-lethal protection equipment.

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What’s Happening in the Verde Valley: July 11

The Cottonwood Public Library is offering a new program for job seekers called Jobs 101. On the third Thursdays of every month patrons can learn how to take advantage of free library resources to help them on their way to a new career.

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Life in the Slow Lane: PCU

It's official. I'm not selling the farm. What makes my decision official? I bought piglets.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Brian Tankesley

It’s been 10 years since Brian Tankesley changed careers and became a teacher.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 10, 2018

I saw a bobcat whilst out with One this evening and it reminded me of a shot I took in 2015 of a young bobcat in someone’s yard high up on Merry Go Round Rock Road while heading into town.

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NEW BUSINESS: Gaia’s Place to serve community as holistic gathering venue

Patti Lane, the owner of Gaia’s Place in Cottonwood, wants her new holistic center to be a place for people to gather in Cottonwood.

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NEW VERDE VALLEY BUSINESS: Toasted Roasters

For the past 15 years, Denise Lee’s go-to employment has been the coffee business.

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Trotters Wake Irish Band to perform in Clarkdale Concert in the Park

Time to practice your Irish jig. Saturday, July 7, Clarkdale Community Services presents Trotters Wake Irish Band.

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Live in the Slow Lane: "Beaver"

Over the past eight years (and this month it's officially eight years that I've been a co-owner of this property), I've only once seen a beaver. That was about five years ago in July, no less. I was standing on the porch when all of sudden Moosie, then just a pup, went racing down to the Mason ditch. I watched as he walked along the ditch bank his attention on something in the water.

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Sedonas Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 3, 2018

Coal Mine Canyon is one of the beautiful canyons in northern Arizona and it much more vast when viewed from the air as opposed to from the ground. It

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What's Happening: July 2, 2018

Don’t miss the fourth annual Dogs on the Catwalk Red Carpet Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser and Adoption Event at Pawz On Main in Old Town Cottonwood. 

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‘Bombs bursting in air’ -- Be wary of lost pets this Independence Day

More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1926: MINGUS MOUNTAIN FIRE, June 11

The constantly changing wind made fire fighting more difficult.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Jane Mathews

If Jane Mathews wasn’t a high school counselor, she’d have wanted to be a race car drive – or a train conductor.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Flies, ugh

It's only been a few years since I last had dairy cows on the property, but in that short time I completely forgot how awful the flies are. However, before I get into discussing the pestilence of flies, I need to get you caught up on general cow news.

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What's Happening: June 24, 2018

Come hear the Cottonwood Community Band as it provides music for Clarkdale’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.

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Western Light: Yellow on Yellow

Spring is the time for color, and in Arizona, that color is more often than not yellow.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1956: FIRE ON MINGUS, June 19

A controlled brush burn of 170 acres got out of control and burned 14,500 acres.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Summer is here

And how am I certain that summer has arrived? Because on Friday the temperature got over 100 degrees while Saturday brought us a lovely all-day rainstorm. It was overcast, drizzly, and cool, and I had all the windows open. Welcome to summer in Northern Arizona.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: June 20, 2018

Sometimes a combination of music and beautiful scenery sweeps you into new dimensions and an inner glow brings a smile, eyes close and you are along for the ride … perhaps among the stars or as tonight along the beauty of Sycamore Canyon, the Colorado Plateau and the San Francisco Volcanic field

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My sister and chocolate: a treasured memory

Yesterday I placed a piece of dark chocolate in my mouth, and its smooth sweetness transported me, in memory, to a secret middle-of-the-night adventure.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Ellen Dehnert

Fifth grade teacher, American Heritage Academy, Cottonwood

After 12 years at Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy campus and 16 as an educator, Ellen Dehnert is moving on. Eric Evans, the school’s principal, says his fifth-grade teacher “will be sorely missed,” as she begins her Master’s program at Arizona State University in the fall to pursue her Speech Language Pathologist credentials.

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7-year-old Verde child seeks ‘Big Brother,’ chocolate ice cream

Ilijah spent one of the first days of his summer vacation swimming and splashing in Beaver Creek. He would like more opportunities to do so during the coming hot months.

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Sedona Pathways: Our Daily Journey, June 13, 2018

I took this shot of Humphreys Peak mid-February, late in the afternoon, the winds were down, so not much orographic lift and the engine was on

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