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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: April 16, 2019

I have always enjoyed this image and usually shoot a few new ones every year … it is a reminder of this date (April 15th) during my working years as this is usually how I felt.

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Life in the Slow Lane: 'Too Stinking Cute'

I gotta ask. Are these not the most stinkingly cute critters you're ever seen? Ducklings! I got ducklings and it's not even Easter yet.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Andrew Wang

Drew Wang began his tenure at Camp Verde’s American Heritage Academy as the school’s sixth grade teacher.

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Coldwell Banker-Mabery ranked in top 4% nationally

COTTONWOOD -- Coldwell Banker-Mabery Real Estate has just been honored as being in the top 4% of all 3100 Coldwell Banker offices for 2018.

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Nancy and Leon Pontikes join Cottonwood Cottonwood CrossFit staff

Cottonwood CrossFit Can-Do owners Brandon and Jill Iurato have announced a new partnership with Nancy and Leon Pontikes.

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Puscifer the Store welcomes Carina Round for Record Store Day performance April 13

Puscifer the Store, an eclectic retailer of new and used vinyl, will host British singer and songwriter Carina Round for a special in-store performance on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 13, 3

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Drawn to life: Longtime animator, director to showcase work at Sedona show

He told me of his life with the Yellow Submarine but Ron Campbell has much more to show in his 50-year body of work as an animator, director and producer.

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Handmade, one-of-a-kind art a Native American artist’s responsibility

Colors represent the “things of the Earth, different things in nature, also they represent directions,” Quotskuyva said. There are six colors in Hopi that represent different directions.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: April 3, 2019

Talking … to me? Or to someone or something else? In any case our blue heron friend was proclaiming something of which I was clueless … he was a beautiful subject for this shot though and I like that you can see both of his wings in this image.

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Camp Verde volunteer retires after more than three decades

It was 1983, back when the old Camp Verde Community Library was more new than old. Lindsey’s mother Rosie “always” took her kids to the library.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Amy Badger

You won’t find a more committed, compassionate kind educator than Amy Badger.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: April 1, 2019

I took this shot a few years ago on a morning flight up to and over the Colorado Plateau. There were numerous storm cells drifting around the area, some large blue holes with the sun coming through and in general all seemed well with the world.

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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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Back to the Old Salt Mine: Camp Verde’s Salt Mine may have been first mined 2,000 years ago

CAMP VERDE – Not only is Camp Verde’s Salt Mine one of the oldest known mines in the United States, some experts believe that as long as 2,000 years ago, the site was likely worked for its chief resource.

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Paul Rosenfeld and the ‘music of life’

Lifelong musician talks history of ‘togetherness’

Ever since Paul Rosenfeld was a young boy in Austria, he has always been interested in “musical things.”

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Reanna Byrd

CAMP VERDE – It’s been three years since Reanna Byrd began her teaching career.

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Be Fit Fit: When Things Get Tough…

The difference was major, at least from my Mommy-On-Duty perspective. I went in there with my 16-year-old daughter, Amaya. Few days earlier, both of us decided to do it. You know, she had been preparing for the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim with her school, our beloved VVS, which is to happen in May this year. She kept hiking around the Baldwin Trail three times at a time with her friends, in circles. Or the Hiline slopes.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Burrowing Chicks

I thought I had them. But N-O-O-O. I have burrowing chicks.

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Life in the Slow Lane: The Great Ram Wrangle

First, I apologize that this post is a day late. Work came out of the woodwork yesterday, chores and tasks falling over each other, all needing to be completed NOW.

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Sedona Pathways: Our Daily Journey -- March 20, 2019

Dreams … daffodils or simply a field of great beauty where you can spend time and let your mind wander in a scene of intense beauty. This is a shot from the daffodil fields at Filoli and the field and apple trees were in full bloom.

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6 Questions with Jenniffer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen’s voice is beamed across the Verde Valley air waves on five radio stations as producer for Yavapai Broadcasting News.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Karen Amoscato

Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.

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Aloha Sedona: Taste of Hawaii comes to Red Rock country with Poke restaurant

Poke “is a traditional Hawaiian dish,” explained Nichols. Its raw ahi (tuna) mixed with sesame seeds, soy sauce, several types of seaweed, sesame oil and a little bit of honey.”

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LISTEN: 4 things you need to know about the fourth annual Verde Valley Comic Expo

Cosplayers, comic book fans, artists and anyone in between will have the chance to support their local library Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South Sixth Street.

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Three steps to deflect criticism

Did you know? When people criticize you, you don’t have to absorb their criticism. If people speak to you and you hear criticism in what they say, your defenses rise. You can learn to deflect the criticism and decrease your defensive response.

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