JEROME -- Don Robertson is smiling in his race car in the sky as Big Bertha is again roaring above the hills of Gold King Mine.
Motorist traveling along Mingus Avenue on Wednesday saw asphalt paving operations along Mingus Avenue and South Sixth Street.
Yavapai County Supervisors Thomas Thurman and Randy Garrison patiently stood on Beaverhead Flats Road and Cornville Road last week as traffic backed up at the stop sign. They pointed to the traffic and said this is why something needed to be done in the Verde Valley.
COTTONWOOD -- Go online, order your groceries, drive to Walmart, the employees put the groceries in your car, and you are headed home.
Publisher of Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., Pam Miller, accepts a proclamation from Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski recognizing the Verde Independent’s “70 Years of Keeping the Verde Valley Informed” at Tuesday’s council meeting.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors present a proclamation in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, during the supervisors meeting in Cottonwood Wednesday. Members of the VFW Post 7400 in Cottonwood accepted the proclamation.
SEDONA -- Sedona Fire and an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter from Flagstaff, with the help of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, rescued a hiker that fell about 15 feet and tumbled another 15 feet on the backside of Cathedral Rock Tuesday afternoon.
Y.E.S. The Arc will open doors on freezing nights
The overnight, cold-weather homeless shelter in Cottonwood will open Sunday night, after years of different attempts to help the homeless problem in the Verde Valley.
Ryan Bigelow, the new Cottonwood Library Manager, reads a Dr. Seuss book during the library’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Party for small children Thursday morning.
Ever drive by that cactus store on the road going to Jerome and feel a need to stop in?
Liz Olson, shelter manager of the Humane Society of Sedona, said the shelter has 18 or 19 puppies in its care right now and has run out of puppy food.
The Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity is building their hopes high this year as they plan five homes in the Verde Valley.
COTTONWOOD -- The doors of a proposed homeless shelter in Cottonwood remained closed despite temperatures dipping into the 20s the past few nights in the Verde Valley.
Is there a doctor in the house?
The Association of American Medical Colleges reported that there will be a shortage of 100,000 doctors in the nation by 2030 and the trend in the Verde Valley is no different. Local patients are scrambling to get treated in traditional practices, clinics, instant care facilities and emergency rooms. Many are waiting to see doctors until they are severely ill.
Eric Jurisin has opened his expanded “upscale boutique” Tavern Hotel in Old Town Cottonwood with 45 “rustic retro” rooms.
To celebrate 10 years as the leader in Verde River conversation work, the Friends of the Verde River held an open house and ribbon cutting at their new offices in Cottonwood on South Main Street.
Townspeople in Clarkdale could see contaminated soil removed from their yards and public property as soon as March in the United Verde Soil Program, now that the Department of Environmental Quality has approved a plan and location to take the contaminated soil.
Sunrise is the newest member of the Out of Africa family in Camp Verde.
Organization’s open house set for Jan. 25
The Verde River is the historic and vital pulse that created the Verde Valley.
The amenities of a full-service hotel with the adventure of a camping experience
Karen Abbott and Mark Boyko are as excited as children planning an overnight campout as they show off their backyard “glamping” business behind their home in Sedona.
At least one dog was lost in the fire, as well as all the people’s belongings, he said.
The US Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to children at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on Friday during the Cottonwood Toys for Tots.
A crew of about a dozen people on probation/deferral through the Cottonwood Municipal Court use plastic bags and pick-up sticks to clean Balboa Wash in Old Town Cottonwood early Thursday morning.
COTTONWOOD -- An injection well at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds to pump reclaimed water from the new Riverfront Park treatment plant looks “promising,” according to Tom Whitmer, Cottonwood’s Director of Natural Resources. The injection well is
CAMP VERDE -- Will a tom cat from Cornville fall in love with a kitten from Camp Verde?
EF Productions presents the 23rd annual Celebration of Christmas this year: “Set in old England, it is a cross between Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life."
Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135, along with the help of Camp Verde Post 93, Camp Verde VFW Post 6739, and the Camp Verde Boy Scouts, hosted their annual flag retirement ceremony Saturday.
COTTONWOOD – Police received a phone call from whom they believed to be a concerned mother reporting a gunman at the American Heritage Academy Wednesday, but when police responded they determine it was only a lockdown drill by the school.
The 33rd annual Verde Valley Toy Run, sponsored by the Moose Lodge, makes a stop at the Main Stage in Cottonwood on one of its stops during the ride.
People line up for the party at the Maverik store on SR 89A and Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood on Thursday to check out the new building.
The Cottonwood Village honored the 35 veterans (25 from World War II), who reside at the Cottonwood Village, in a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday.
Veterans with the Verde Valley Flyers, who were at a Veterans Day event at the Cottonwood Airport Saturday morning, line up for a photo in front of Terry Andrew’s 1944 attack trainer airplane.
The City of Cottonwood is getting a new performance venue – kind of.
A man died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a diesel tanker truck exiting Interstate 17 in Camp Verde.
CORNVILLE -- A 6-week-old orphaned mountain lion is rehabilitating in the safe hands of Billy Harvey at the Runnin’ W Wildlife Center in Cornville after being abandoned by its mother near the Verde River.
SEDONA -- A man in Sedona reportedly stole a water company truck at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village Friday afternoon, abandoned it and then allegedly stole a Honda in the school district parking lot before he was arrested at gunpoint by Sedona Police on SR179 and Schnebly Hill Road, according to Sedona Police.
JEROME -- The Town of Jerome is replacing the roof of the old Hotel Jerome, hoping to plug a nagging problem.
The road is covered with trash, mainly fast-food bags, cups, ash tray dumps, plastic bags, and even a tray of rice from a buffet.
It was a big-time reopening at the Cottonwood McDonalds Restaurant on State Route 260 on Saturday with Ronald McDonald, giveaways, face painting, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and bungee trampolines.
Spectators visit the Galpin RV Center in Cottonwood Saturday during their inaugural Oktoberfest Car Show fundraiser with the Cornville American Legion Post 135.
To the tune of “YMCA,” above, and some classic rock songs booming from speakers to encourage them, some of the 800 volunteers at the Kids Against Hunger meal-packing event at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday form an assembly line to pack nutritious meals for the Kids Against Hunger program.
The City of Cottonwood announced that it has a “great” new bus stop at the Spectrum Healthcare facility.
This weekend brings a vortex of colors and events in the Verde Valley. Our fall tour begins winding down twisting turns of Oak Creek Canyon among turning foliage where you can stop to bite into a fresh juicy Autumn apple, chug down a mug of suds while dancing a polka, and end up dipping your feet into the Verde River among blooming Yellow Viguieras.
Cottonwood's market offers entertainment, Camp Verde's focuses on farmers
The moon was half-full the night local music-legend Llory McDonald closed out the last Music and the Market concert of 2017.
Valeria Ortiz and Wesley Loveall were crowned Camp Verde High School’s Queen and King during the Coyboys' Homecoming game Friday evening.
Owner Marisa Gladen said she has the Hippie Emporium in Old Town Cottonwood up for sale or rent and is closing.
The Big Time was a great time last Thursday at the ‘Music and the Market’ in Old Town Cottonwood.
SOUTH TEXAS -- Under the protection of armed townspeople and the Louisiana Cajun Navy, Cottonwood’s Ken Wood made sure that Hurricane Harvey relief donations he collected from the Verde Valley ended up directly in the hands of hurricane victims in South Texas.
Donations from the Verde Valley have been loaded up by a second Cottonwood business owner and headed out Friday morning to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief.
JEROME -- Two skateboarders zoom down a switchback on Mingus Mountain over the Labor Day Weekend. It happens so fast, motorists wonder what they just witnessed.