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Life in the Slow Lane: Toads

The other day I sadly swept a small, dead, completely desiccated toad out of my basement. I love my toads. I love them despite the fact they make the weirdest sound of all the creatures on the farm.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Jess Kennen

Seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, Clarkdale-Jerome School, Clarkdale

CLARKDALE – Though Jess Kennen teaches science, he really teaches students.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 10, 2018

What the inside of Sunset Crater looks like? Wonder no longer, as this shot I took last September, gives you a clear view of the entire caldera of Sunset Crater … one of my favorite place to go; in the air for beautiful photos of the crater and surrounding volcanic fields and other volcanic cones and on the ground for the spectacular wood and a sense of being in an area less than ten minutes ago in geologic time, saw the earth’s crust ripped and rendered and molten lava exploding out of the earth.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Brenda Lewis

Fourth grade teacher Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

With 29 years in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Brenda Lewis is in her first year at the newly realigned Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Gabe Leon

Maintenance, Beaver Creek School District, Rimrock

RIMROCK – It’s been 23 years since Gabe Leon began his career in maintenance at Beaver Creek School District.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: August 22, 2018

Few things are able to evoke the peace and tranquility that being out on quiet water can do … the beauty of sky, shorelines and reflections in the water … and no one else around to break the spell. I took this shot last August and I’m anxious to get back out there and just drift and absorb the beauty.

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Western Light: Denali

On a recent trip to Alaska, my family and I were treated to a rare sight of Denali, The Great One, free of its pervasive cloud cover

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Sedona Pathways: Our Daily Journey August 21, 2018

Going through photos for the book today I came on a shot of the SF Peaks I took last year which is one of my all-time favorite shots of them.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Melissa Howe

Fifth grade teacher -- Camp Verde Elementary School

CAMP VERDE – For the past 25 years, Melissa Howe has taught fifth graders at Camp Verde Elementary School.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Death Defiance

That cow! Remind me the next time I decide to buy a cow that I need to ask if she was raised by other cows or raised by humans. I definitely prefer cow-raised cows.

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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.”