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Western Light: Super Moon

We've had a lot of Super Moons lately, it seems, and the moon just lends itself to dreamy, peaceful photography.

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Wellness comes first at Rimrock’s Emerald Waves Healing

At Rimrock’s newest business, there are no set hours, says Christine Frydenborg Dargon.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Welcome Spring!"

What a gorgeous spring day it was today. Not quite as nice as the weekend, which was the PERFECT. What could be better than twenty-four hours of sweet gentle spring rain?

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 14, 2018

View of Sedona from a pull off on Upper Red Rock Loop Road which gives one of the classic and beautiful overviews of the Sedona area. It is easy to access, just turn east onto Upper Red Rock Loop Road at the High School and about a third of the way down there are a number of pull outs where you can get beautiful shots of the area.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1929: United Verde Copper Company

The United Verde's mine has developed 50 miles of tunnels and the ore bodies appear inexhaustible as great tonnage is taken out.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1927 JEROME; NEW HAVEN METHODIST CHURCH

Construction of the building began on February 4, and will be completed by the end of May, 1927.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Deanell Gregory

Physical Education teacher, American Heritage Academy, Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – Deanell Gregory says the thing she most likes about the education field is the diversity of the students. Gregory, in her second year at Camp Verde’s American Heritage Academy, taught science, health and physical education for the previous nine years in China.

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Christian recording artist brings free concert to Clarkdale Baptist Church

Wade Hammond, an Inspirational Country Music Association award-winning artist, will perform at Clarkdale Baptist Church, 1051 W. SR89A in Clarkdale at 10:15 a.m. on March 18.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1957: Last Cord for the Mingus Mountain Hermit

Geronimo Pena led a lonely existence for about 40 years on Mingus Mountain.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Steve Doerksen

Principal, associate superintendent Clarkdale-Jerome School, Clarkdale

CLARKDALE – Nearly 30 years in education, Steve Doerksen has been at Clarkdale-Jerome School the past four years.

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What's Happening: March 7, 2018

This year’s Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival needs your help. Please consider signing up for a 2-hour shift for gatekeeping. It’s an easy sitting job and as long as you are over 21, you could really help us out.

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Cottonwood Community Band announces spring concert schedule

The Cottonwood Community Band will bring its music to you by presenting three concerts in three Verde Valley locations under the direction of Dr. Sy Brandon. 

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Camp Verde to roll out welcome mat for Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival

Many of the Verde Valley’s wineries will be in the “wine tent” at this year’s fourth annual Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival, March 17-18.

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Cactuses thrive at Arizona Botanical Gardens

Ever drive by that cactus store on the road going to Jerome and feel a need to stop in?

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Thinking outside the proverbial bee box

As a local beekeeper I have people all the time -- ALL THE TIME, texting, emailing, telling me at meetings and during presentations, “I want to have bees.”

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What's Happening: March 2, 2018

What's Happening: March 2, 2018

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VERDE HERITAGE 1918: JEROME; Phenomenal Growth Continues

The mining camp is still overcrowded and it is almost impossible to get a place to sleep unless accommodations have been reserved in advance.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1939: COTTONWOOD COMMUNITY CLUB HOUSE

How the Cottonwood Community Club House was built is a story of determined women with the motto, "Work from the heart is the key to achievement."

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Western Light: Door to Nowhere

Jerome is a town of ghosts.

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Sharon Ackerman

Sixth grade teacher United Christian School Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – With 15 years as an educator, including five at Camp Verde’s United Christian School, Sharon Ackerman knew at age 15 that she wanted to work with children “in some capacity.”

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What's Happening: Feb. 25, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 10 and join us on Main Street in Historic Downtown Clarkdale for our 8th Annual Car Show & Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance and the Clarkdale Foundation.

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Verde Valley veteran gets cooling, heating upgrade thanks to Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical

Adam and Ted Goettl, owners of Goettl’s High Desert Mechanical in the Verde Valley since 1987, and their crew shook hands with Vietnam veteran Bill Irving of Clarkdale and listened as Irving talked about his service.

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Verde Valley Leadership: mid-year skills training day

Class members of Verde Valley Leadership Class XII reached the halfway mark of their one-year class Feb. 16.

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Joshua Szyman joins Taylor & Huntley Financial Group

Joshua Szyman, who works with Taylor & Huntley Financial Group clients from all over Northern Arizona, graduated Summa Cum Laude at Northern Arizona University with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Life in the Slow Lane: 'Cold Day, Wool Socks'

What a change. January brought days in the 80s but now that it's late February we're enjoying a stretch of cold, wet weather. Today, the wind is howling, the sky is heavy with thick dark clouds, and it smells like snow.