Photo galleries

Camp Verde Girls Basketball At Sedona Red Rock Jan 9

Sedona Red Rock girls basketball beat Camp Verde 62-36 (VVN/James Kelley)

Mingus Union Boys Soccer Lee Williams Jan 5 2018

Mingus Union beat Lee Williams 2-1 at home (VVN/James Kelley)

Camp Verde Boys Basketball Glendale Prep Jan 6 2018

Glendale Prep beat Camp Verde boys basketball 65-59 (VVN/James Kelley)

2017 In Pictures

A year in pictures: These are some of the hundreds of photographs that appeared in the Camp Verde Bugle in 2017. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Austin's Play House

God answers prayer - and Santa made the delivery. That's what the Strean family said Tuesday when a 8-foot by 14-foot play house arrived at their home courtesy of Firebird Towing, The Home Depot, and Sean and Tammy O'Shaughnessy. For years, 8-year-old Austin Strean has been praying for a play house, his mother Cassie Strean said. Keep checking for a story about Austin and his play house. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Sedona Railroaders Holiday Train Show

The Sedona Railroaders Annual Holiday show runs to Dec. 30th at the Sedona Village Vista Mall in the Village of Oak Creek in Sedona with numerous operating model train layouts on display. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Cottonwood-Oak Creek students sing at board meeting

Tuesday, kindergarteners from Dr. Daniel Bright School in Cottonwood sing Christmas songs at the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s monthly board meeting. Songs included Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells and Do You Remember Christmas as a Child? The students began by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Cottonwood Elementary School Veterans Day Program

Monday, Cottonwood Elementary School was host to its annual Veterans Day program, with several presentations and songs by the school’s fifth grade class, led by school music teacher Pam Costello. Songs included: My Country T’is of Thee, God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and You’re a Grand, Old Flag. VFW Post 7400 Cottonwood presented and retired the colors. Taps was played by Art Gallegos of VFW Post 7400. CES Principal Jessica, as well as many of her school’s students, had special reading parts. Students honored veterans from the nation’s Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Halloween in Beaver Creek and Camp Verde

The Camp Verde and Beaver Creek communities celebrate Halloween each year as they shut down their Main streets to motor vehicles and provide plenty of space for local residents, businesses and organizations to give out candy to kids of all ages. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, the streets were filled with music, games – and candy as far as the eye could see. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Camp Verde Elementary School's Halloween Parade of Costumes

Tuesday, Camp Verde Elementary School held its annual Parade of Costumes, as students and teachers marched to beat of music around the school’s grassy area between the campus and Camp Verde High School. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Camp Verde Football At Sedona Red Rock

The Camp Verde Cowboys wrapped up their season with a 30-14 win at rival Sedona Red Rock on Friday Oct. 27.

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2017 Fort Verde Days

The 60th annual Fort Verde Days celebration, held Oct. 13-15, was a weekend full of fun for both Verde Valley residents and visitors. The theme for this year’s celebration was Remembering the Pioneers, with events all across the Downtown corridor and at Fort Verde State Historic Park, including the annual parade, vintage baseball, arts and crafts, as well as carnival rides, games, other contests, and lots of food and vendors. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Beaver Creek School's Walk To School Day

Close to 300 students of Beaver Creek School, as well as a few parents, teachers and other administrators walk about one-half mile to school Tuesday in Rimrock. Walkers met at 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Kramer Drive and E. Beaver Creek Road and were escorted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department. Walk-to-School Day is part of the school’s annual Spirit Week, which includes other activities such as Sports Fan Day, Crazy Hair Day and Twin Day. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Special Olympics Bocce

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” That is the motto of the Special Olympics. On Sept. 29 at the home of Camp Verde residents Allan and Judy Roughton, dozens of Special Olympians competed in the Bocce Regional Tournament’s Mountain Area regionals of the Special Olympics. Whether in Italian or American English, bocce is a bowling game played on natural or asphalt courts. Competitors included several residents of Rainbow Acres. Known by the Camp Verde-based social services facility as ranchers, Rainbow Acres’ residents were like the home team as the Mountain Area regionals served as a qualifying event, as winners will move on to the Special Olympics state games. Winners at the state games would qualify for the Special Olympics USA Games. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Colonel's Daughter

Ellanor Lee Gray was named the 2017 Colonel’s Daughter in the Sunday, Sept. 24 Colonel's Daughter competition at the parade grounds of Fort Verde State Historic Park. Gray, 15, was one of nine young women who competed in the 57th annual event, as they showcased their horsemanship, poise and personality. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Mingus Union Homecoming Royalty 2017

Justin Link and Taylor Ervin were named the 2017 Mingus Union Homecoming king and queen. Photos by James Kelley

2017 Native American Week Fun Walk Run

Friday, more than a dozen members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation gathered at the Nation’s Middle Verde reservation for a 1.5-mile fun run/walk, part of the Nation’s annual Native American Week, with contests, community meals, movie night, parade and Bingo and karaoke. The morning run started at the Nation’s baseball field, next to the Yavapai-Apache Police Station. Runners of all ages either ran or walked, though one made sure to take a stroll with his baby. (Photos by Bill Helm)

South Verde High School Food Bank Volunteers

One Wednesday each month, students from South Verde High School volunteer at the Camp Verde Seventh-Day Adventist Church's food bank. From about 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., the students distribute food, sort clothing or help take boxes of food to people’s cars. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Blue Oyster Cult at 2017 Thunder Valley Rally

Blue Oyster Cult was the headlining act of Thunder Valley Rally's Day 2 of the annual Thunder Valley Rally in Cottonwood. (Photos by Bill Helm)