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VERDE HERITAGE 1937: WPA Projects in the Verde Valley

The Works Progress Administration projects at Page Springs and Camp Verde were under way and the new bridge at Clarkdale would begin during April.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 19, 2018

Early evening is one of my favorite times to be cruising the peaks with all the beautiful shadows and the low angle light warming all the colors and so it was on Saturday when I headed up there just before sunset.

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Yavapai County Public Works Director retires after 32 years

Feb. 15, Byron Jaspers officially concluded his 23 year career with Yavapai County as the Public Works Director.

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What's Happening: Feb. 18, 2018

What's Happening: Feb. 18, 2018

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VERDE HERITAGE 1924: CLARKDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Architect A. J. Gilford designed the new building with 8 classrooms at the Lower Townsite.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1925: CHOKREE GOBINS BUILDING

Mr. Gobins hired Architect A. L. Gilford to design his new building and Contractor George Barnett to build the structure.

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Life in the Slow Lane: "Flooring!"

When my ex-husband and I bought this place back in July of 2010, we were told that Sam, the previous owner, had upgraded the house from a tiny, tar paper shack to a 2500 square foot McMansion.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Feb. 17, 2018

A little bonus in case you are inclined to head to Snow Bowl this weekend

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VVN serves lunch at Old Town Mission

Verde Valley Newspapers employees, from left, Amanda Arnold, Jessica Ryan, and Bill Helm serve lunch at the Old Town Mission Jan. 31.

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Friends of the Verde River presents Verde River Runoff March 17

Friends of the Verde River presents the 6th annual Verde River Runoff March 17 in Camp Verde.

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Mount Hope nourishes community

The 26th annual “A Circle of Friends” holiday concert sponsored by Mount Hope Foods was a huge success again in 2017.

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Verde Valley Educator of the Week: Shelly Wilcoxson

After more than a dozen years as an educator in Christian schools, Shelly Wilcoxson moved to the public school system, specifically American Heritage Academy’s Cottonwood campus.

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What's Happening: Feb. 14, 2018

What's Happening: Feb. 14, 2018

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5 date ideas for Valentine’s Day

The Deal- Get a box of Lulu’s Love Truffles, Maca Buttercups, Salted Carmel raw chocolates, and Javelina Leap Sangiovese Wine with every tour booked when you mention the Verde Independent story.

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Are women more addicted to smartphones than men? YEP!

Yavapai College students reflect on results of survey that says just that

After surveying about 200 college students on their use of smartphones, a professor at Binghamton University found twice as many women addicted to smartphones, compared to men.

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What's Happening: Feb. 9, 2019

What's Happening: Feb. 9, 2019

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 7, 2018

Ol' Blue Eyes … well they are more a turquoise color, but that wouldn’t fit the narrative, so here is a Cormorant I shot last summer on Watson Lake and one of my favorites.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1973-1974: Cottonwood Rural Fire Department

The Cottonwood Rural Fire Station, planned during 1973, was completed during April of 1974.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1955: FORT VERDE MUSEUM PLANNED

Barracks Six, one of four remaining buildings, will be used for a museum. The other buildings have been converted into homes.

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Verde Valley Educator of the Week: Alice Santamaria, Third-grade teacher, Verde Christian Academy, Cottonwood

It’s been 30 years since Alice Santamaria began her teaching career. At Verde Christian Academy the past 17 years, the third grade teacher knew right out of high school that she wanted to return to the classroom to help mold the minds of her community’s youth.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1971-1972: COTTONWOOD LIBRARY

The new Cottonwood Public Library was built on Mingus Avenue near Sixth Street.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Lamb St-oup

Before I throw myself into this week's post, I have to kvetch over the recent full moon. I know everyone was going on about it being this blue-blood-full-eclipse moon, but why didn't someone warn me what that meant? Here I was, figuring this was a full moon like all the other full moons I suffer through, what with the coyotes showing up and Bear barking all night.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 5, 2018

In time … our brief sojourn on the planet … they may be short and they may be numbered, but while we are here, we have the choice as to how we live each day and that makes all the difference … a good day or a bad day … my choice and your choice.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1936: TUZIGOOT RUINS WORK PROCEEDS

Artifacts from Tuzigoot were displayed in the museum at Clarkdale before the Tuzigoot Museum building was completed.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1898: Sheep Thieves Arrested Near Jerome

A collection of newspaper clippings tells the story of Sheriff Cameron, Al. Sieber and 3 Indian trackers.

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