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Western Light: Disappearing Creek

Clear Creek has disappeared. Beamed up by aliens? No, it has been completely rerouted by the recent flooding.

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Western Light: A Study in Ice

The recent cold temperatures have produced a vast array of natural art within the puddles around town.

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Western Light: Western Bluebird

Although it's still blustery and we're still starting the days with below freezing temps, we know spring is getting ready for its grand entrance.

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Main Stage presents Ladies Night Male Revue

Friday, Feb. 15, Main Stage welcomes local favorite, DJ ill.Ego. DJ ill.Ego’s performance roots began at Cottonwood’s Main Stage and have seen him garner a thriving and ever-growing fan base not just in the Verde Valley, but throughout Arizona.

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Western Light: Camp Verde Snow

On the last day of 2018, Camp Verde had a rare 4-inch snowfall.

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Western Light: Oak Creek Autumn

Whereas much of the Verde Valley wears its cloak of gray-green until midwinter, there is a hidden treasure in Oak Creek Canyon

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Western Light: Phainopepla

A Phainopepla is sometimes called a black cardinal--perhaps a cardinal's evil twin.

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Western Light: Denali

On a recent trip to Alaska, my family and I were treated to a rare sight of Denali, The Great One, free of its pervasive cloud cover

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Western Light: Rufus Hummingbird

You know the summer is starting to wind down when you see Rufus hummingbirds at your feeder.

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Western Light: Mammatus

Mammatus clouds, named for their similarity to the female anatomy, are generally a sign of unsettled weather.