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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Dave Beery

Social Studies teacher, boys basketball coach Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – If Dave Beery was to change careers, he’d probably endeavor to become a chef.

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Brevity is a little tool with a big impact

Brevity packs a lot of power.

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What's Happening: Aug. 10, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6t. This is the day the Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance along with The Clarkdale Foundation and The Town of Clarkdale bring you our biggest and best party of the year. Join us from 1-9 pm for our fifth annual Clarktoberfest on Main Street in Historic Downtown Clarkdale.

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Western Light: Rufus Hummingbird

You know the summer is starting to wind down when you see Rufus hummingbirds at your feeder.

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Called Magic Wok, owner of JT Bistro to offer affordable, casual Asian dining

‘Fresh tastes better, the flavors are wonderful’

CAMP VERDE – When John Teah opened J.T. Bistro two years ago, his plan was to open five restaurants in seven years.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Alvena Meyer

Almost 20 years in education, Alvena Meyer is now in her second year at Camp Verde’s United Christian School.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Aug. 7, 2018

I captured a series of shots of the Blue Heron that I sent out last night and this shot is the next in the series, taken approximately .14 seconds after the shot from last night … you can see where he has lifted off with the mighty force of the push from the legs and the forward and downward beat of the wings.

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Central Barber Shop serves Cottonwood for 40 years

Nancy Griggsby, the owner of Central Barber Shop located in the Food City Plaza, is celebrating the business’ 40th anniversary in Cottonwood this month.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Aug. 1, 2018

End of day on the Colorado Plateau on January 8th , 2017 … I took this shot on a very high wind day about 20 minutes before sunset and the conditions were phenomenal by anyone’s standards.

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Passport to success for Macy Ahlers: 22-year-old embarks on journey as English teacher at Mingus Union

COTTONWOOD – Macy Ahlers isn’t too much older than the students she now teaches.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Laurie Sudol

As principal at Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy campus, Eric Evans says he could place Laurie Sudol “anywhere in K-6 and she would shine.”

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What’s Happening in the Verde Valley: Aug. 1

August 15th: Linda Brannock, Career Coach at Yavapai College will discuss what information you should include in a successful resume and what you probably leave out and why. She will also discuss resume formats.

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Western Light: Mammatus

Mammatus clouds, named for their similarity to the female anatomy, are generally a sign of unsettled weather.

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Artist in residence program comes to Verde Valley

Poet, Hopi weaver visit Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot national parks

VERDE VALLEY – Earlier this year at Petrified Forest National Park, the man they call “Monk” wrote poetry about people, mostly about the rangers and other park staff.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Heather Priest

Kindergarten teacher American Heritage Academy Camp Verde

At Camp Verde’s American Heritage Academy, Heather Priest is the “light of love.”

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 23, 2018

For a few moments last Friday afternoon, these two predators had their eyes locked on each other and then the larger of them turned his head and resumed his stroll across the grass towards the wild area of brush, trees and tangles.

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NEW BUSINESS: Bombaz Grill expands food truck to restaurant in Verde Village

A new restaurant has opened on Western Drive in Verde Village, just a few hundred feet off State Route 260. The Bombaz Grill has opened with a menu serving “Southwest Style Fixins.”

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On a mission At St. Cecilia’s

Vets For Hire is first going to spend five to six days prepping the stucco-covered church, according to Allen.

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Western Light Monsoon Sunset

One thing the monsoon does for us is bring us clouds; glorious, rain-swollen clouds.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 18, 2018

When all else fails, do something different and this is the seventh photo I pulled up tonight.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Kristy Aston

In education, resourcefulness isn’t limited to the classroom.

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VERDE HERITAGE: 1970: Remember Alfredo at Bueno's?

Alfredo and Ava Gutierrez operated a Mexican restaurant on 89A at 12th Street.

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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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