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Aloha Sedona: Taste of Hawaii comes to Red Rock country with Poke restaurant

Poke “is a traditional Hawaiian dish,” explained Nichols. Its raw ahi (tuna) mixed with sesame seeds, soy sauce, several types of seaweed, sesame oil and a little bit of honey.”

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Debbie LaFrance joins Cottonwood Edward Jones firm

Debbie LaFrance recently joined the Cottonwood office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee.

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NEW BUSINESS: Kirsti Baiamonte opens Magnolia Beauty Bar in Rimrock

RIMROCK – Ask Kirsti Baiamonte what beauty means. To her, it’s about “self-love and self-respect.”

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New ‘judgment free’ fitness center opens in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD -- When you pass the “Judgment Free Zone” at Planet Fitness in Cottonwood, it’s like entering another world.

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Flat-rate cash-pay medical practice opens in Cottonwood

A nurse practitioner has opened a new primary care medical office in Cottonwood that only takes cash, credit cards and checks -- but no health insurance.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY: New owners for Blackmarr’s Furniture

SEDONA -- Longtime owners of Blackmarr’s Furniture Dan and Peggy Potter are keeping their store in the family as they pass on the Sedona business and store to their daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Scott Keller.

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Flagstaff Family Care expands medical services to Sedona

A new medical office has opened in Sedona featuring a family doctor, family nurse and behavioral health and chronic-care management services.

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Changing of the guard at Yavapai Broadcasting

Yavapai Broadcasting Corporation, an independent broadcasting company with offices and studios in Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Prescott Valley, Arizona, has announced several staff changes to fill the void left when Operations Manager Rich Malone (Richard D. Nearing) succumbed to cancer in October 2018.

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Carlson Creek Vineyard opens in Old Town

The Carlson Creek Vineyard has opened in Old Town Cottonwood to “share our wines with the communities throughout the Verde Valley,” said co-owner and winemaker Robert Carlson.

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Comic book artists set up shop in Old Town

Locals and visitors in Old Town Cottonwood can not only pick up a locally made piece of jewelry or clothing but comic books now, too.

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Heart of Arizona Wine country just got bigger with 23rd tasting room

The “Heart of Arizona Wine Country” just got a little bigger. So big, in fact, that the list of tasting rooms in the Verde Valley now has its own map.

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Verde Valley Bicycle Company rolls into new era

Verde Valley Bicycle Company owner Bill Jackson and his staff pose for a photo during their open house after the bicycle shop in Old Town Cottonwood, 743 N Main St., finished major building renovations and upgrade to its bicycle inventory.

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C&B Construction earns EPA indoor airPLUS Leader Award for 2018

C&B Construction has once again received the EPA indoor airPLUS Leader Award for 2018 from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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5 things you should know about New Cornville business: ‘Living Spaces’

In 2014, Mary Steibli began to show signs of dementia. Eventually, her husband Manfred decided that she needed better care than he could provide. So they decided to offer assisted living for others – in their own home.

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT New Cornville business ‘Living Spaces’

On Oct. 1, Manfred and Mary Steibli’s home officially became Living Spaces Assisted Living. Though licensed for as many as eight clients, Manfred Steibli said he will “aim for six, seven at the most.”

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6 things you should know about new cottonwood business: ‘Find It Here’

It’s all about consignment at Find It Here, Cottonwood’s newest place to buy and sell.

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NEWS BUSINESS: Ink Stain Tattoo

A new tattoo and piercing shop opened in Cottonwood last month and owners Joey Bovee and Cheyanne Crum are hoping to serve the entire Verde Valley “and then some.” The shop currently employs artist Chip Taylor and piercer Alex James.

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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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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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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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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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Tom and Erika Garrow received Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award

SEDONA -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has presented Tom and Erika Garrow, affiliate agents with the Sedona office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, with the International President’s Elite Award.

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NEW BUSINESS: ‘Vital Essence’ retreat finds home in Old Town Cottonwood

“From the warm sands of Nantucket to the Red Rocks of Sedona,” Kim Bettincourt explains that she is bringing 11 years of experience in Wellness, Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and ACE Therapeutic Cupping to her new “Vital Essence” retreat in Old Town Cottonwood.

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NEW VERDE VALLEY BUSINESS: Nichols Mechanical

New to running their own business, David and Desirea Nichols have opened Nichols Mechanical thanks to the help from the City of Cottonwood’s Small Business Development Counseling Services.

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