Your History. Our News.

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Original special section cover

Your History. Our News.

A special section recapping 60 years of local news reporting. (Originally published Feb. 12, 2008)

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End of an Era: Loss of mining turned Jerome into a ghost town

Whatever Happened To... Rip Vaughn: Camp Verde phenom Rip Vaughn was the most dominant high school golfer in Arizona history

Growing Pains: Incorporation was a struggle as Cottonwood set roots to become a city

Eyesore for the Verde Valley: It took 50 years to bury Clarkdale tailings

Fightin' Words: School district consolidation has always been an unpopular subject in the Upper Verde, especially when Cottonwood and Clarkdale high schools became MUHS

The Story of Clarkdale: The rise and fall of smelter industry is inextricably tied to town's history

Second Time Around: Sedonans vote to incorporate

Economic Lifeline: Phoenix Cement came along at perfect time to resurrect struggling Verde Valley economy

The BIG Flood: Flood of '93 remains high-water mark for Verde River deluge forced 250 Verde Valley families from their homes

Capture of Danny Ray Horning ends biggest manhunt in Arizona history: Fugitive is now on death row in California's San Quentin Prison

Local Control: Camp Verde takes the reins of its own destiny with 1986 incorporation of town

State Parks' favorite fort: Camp Verde has always viewed Fort Verde as an inseparable part of the community

Arizona's greatest snow storm: Climatic anomaly leaves Verde Valley buried in white stuff

Whatever Happened To... Marty James: When he was in grade school, Marty James was a legend at the old Peck's Lake golf course; he would later go head to head against Tiger Woods

A Mountainous Journey: Mingus Union High School moves from Jerome

Our Own College: Yavapai College establishes Verde Campus in 1975

Whatever Happened To... Jeff Huson: Sheer perseverence takes Jeff Huson from Mingus Union High School to a 14-year career in the Big Leagues

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Verde Valley Medical Center has grown with the community

The Last Picture Show: Fire closes historic Old Town Palace Theater for good

On the Banks of Beaver Creek: Lake Montezuma: From ranch to resort

The Long Journey: Cliff Castle Casino brings prosperity to Yavapai Apache Nation

Whatever Happened To... Wayne See: Camp Verde Coach Wayne See was first Arizonan to play in NBA

Jerome Historic Park: The Verde's first State Park

Dead Horse Ranch Park: Gateway to the Verde River


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