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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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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Ruth Ellen Elinski

Thinking and acting locally

For Elinski, when it comes to working in small, rural communities, patience is a virtue.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 19, 2018

Have a heart ... and this view of Sunset Crater from the west looking east gives you the heart shape cone I was talking about a week or so ago when I sent out photos from the east looking west.

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VERDE HERITAGE: PIONEER PICNIC TRADITION

The traditional gathering at the Montezuma Well Picnic Ground will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Spiders!

For those who don't know the story, there was once a beautiful and talented weaver in ancient Greece named Arachne. She was so talented that the goddess Athena, also a weaver, challenged her to a weave-off.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 18, 2019

You are mine! So sayeth the Coopers Hawk to the dove as it flies by … and I will get you … check the cutlery out beginning with the razor sharp talons that sink into his prey as they make contact in the air and the sharp and deadly beak to pluck feathers and rip into the prey and shred it into bite size chunks

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VERDE VALLEY EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK: Karen Crownoble

First grade teacher, American Heritage Academy, Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – For Karen Crownoble’s fifth birthday, her parents bought her a whiteboard/chalkboard easel.

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The Fit Life: Get Fat!

What?!?!?! Yes, we, actually, should be getting 20-30% of our daily calories from fat! And these calories will not make you… fat! Actually, if you eat excess calories form any source, being it carbs, fat, even proteins – you will, undoubtfully, gain weight. Yep. Tough luck.

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Little Bikers: Motorcycles go to School

Students at the Cottonwood Community School file out of the class as motorcycle rider from the MMAVVD, Grand Canyon Harley Davidson, American Legion Riders and the Thunder Valley Rally roll into the schools courtyard on Thursday. They came to the school to teach them about motorcycle safety and awareness.

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Verde Valley Women who Lead: Sebra Choe

Building communities from the ground up

Since taking on her role in the town’s Economic Development department, Choe said she often deals with constant doubt from people who aren’t ready to accept change. However, she also feels emboldened in her role in a workspace that supports “99 percent” of her ideas.

Mother-Daughter Look-alike photo contest 2018

The Verde Independent and Bugle 2018 Mother-Daughter Look-alike photo contest entries will appear on this gallery.

Flag Replacement Ceremony On Veterans Day

The local VFW, American Legion, Marine Corp League and other veterans held their semiannual flag replacement at the Verde Valley Military Service Park on Veterans Day on Saturday in Cottonwood. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Native American Week

Each September, the Yavapai-Apache Nation celebrates Native American Week with a variety of events - and lots of great food. Saturday, Sept. 24 was the culmination of the weeklong commemoration, which included a parade on the Nation’s Middle Verde reservation and several activities, presentations and performances at Veterans Memorial Park near Cliff Castle Casino Hotel on Middle Verde Road. (Photos by Bill Helm)