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What's Happening: Dec. 27, 2017

Starting on January 1st, 2018, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will increase the fee for the park-specific annual pass from $30 to $40.  

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Focus on peace and love the perfect antidote to Christmas anxiety

When I woke up a couple mornings ago blown about by a hurricane of anxiety, my feelings cued me to take a look at my thoughts.

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Students sing songs of the season

Students at the Clarkdale Jerome School perform classic Christmas songs Wednesday evening.

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The purest of human pleasures: 90-year-old volunteer tends to garden at Dr. Daniel Bright School

It’s been about 10 years since Kuntz began tending garden at Dr. Daniel Bright School in Cottonwood.

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What's Happening: Dec. 22, 2017

What's Happening: Dec. 22, 2017

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Bueno Marketplace & Printshop opens in Old Town Cottonwood

“There is no better place on the planet for Bueno Marketplace & Printshop!” exclaimed Nate Oskar when asked why he chose to open the store in Cottonwood.

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Leadership students raise more than $2K for care packages

Leadership students at Mingus Union High School decided that for their semester final they would like to create winter break care packages that will be full of snacks and other necessities to be given to families in need.

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Verde Valley Leadership hosts day of discussion on youth, education

On Friday, Dec. 15, speakers and panelists from various organizations joined Verde Valley Leadership for a full day of talks and a discussion panel on Youth and Education.

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Verde Valley Educator of the Week: Ashley Sherman

Ashley Sherman hopes to one day become a teacher.

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What's Happening: Dec. 20, 2017

Four Eight Wineworks and the Clarkdale Foundation have formally announced the date for the 2018 Verde Valley Wine Festival: May 12, 2018 at the Town Park in Downtown Clarkdale.

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Western Light: Iridescent clouds

Sometimes the sun, the clouds, the time of day and the angles all line up together to create ephemeral beauty in the sky.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: United Verde Extension Mining Company

J. J. Fisher discovered a small sliver of unclaimed land, then it was patented by Elizabeth C. Fisher. After Mr. Fisher died in 1911, the property attracted the attention of James S. Douglas.

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Manzanita Outreach delivers 'Oasis in a Food Desert'

Verde Village is a food desert, according to Mike Newcomb, the executive director of Manzanita Outreach.

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What's Happening: Dec. 15, 2017

What's Happening: Dec. 15, 2017

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VERDE HERITAGE 1916: Jerome District Made Attractive to Tourists

After the scenic ride on the railroad to Jerome, tourists may enjoy a series of scenic drives on roads to the mines.

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Verde Valley Educator of the Week: Peggy White

Peggy White says that if she weren’t an educator, she’d love to be a writer.

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Specializing in special treatment all in day’s work at One Love Pet Spa

One Love Pet Spa welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes.

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Students sing Christmas songs at Daniel Bright School

Tuesday, kindergartners from Dr. Daniel Bright School in Cottonwood sing Christmas songs at the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s monthly board meeting.

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Western Light: Reflections of fall color

Reflections of the fall color along Clear Creek bring to mind the impressionistic paintings of Monet.

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Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

Holiday Happenings Dec. 8-9

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Children to shop with cops Saturday

Law enforcement agencies partner again for program

Each year, Verde Valley law enforcement agencies partner to make Christmas a little brighter for a select few of lower income children. Last year, 40 police officers took 30 children, ages 7-12, to Wal-Mart where each child was able to spend $150 each.

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What's Happening: Dec. 8, 2017

What's Happening: Dec. 8, 2017

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Verde Heritage 1897: JEROME NEWS

Most of the improvements at Jerome mentioned by the correspondent would, as he predicted, burn in another fire.

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Verde Valley Educator of the Week: Peggy Dickey

For the past few years, Peggy Dickey has been involved with Camp Verde Unified School District’s Fifth Day programs.

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Verde Valley Voices ‘Get a Handel on Christmas’

“Get a Handel on Christmas” with the Verde Valley Voices this year.