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What's Happening: July 26, 2017

It’s tee time!  Planning for the 15th Annual Cottonwood Cooler Golf Challenge is well underway.  Committee members are inviting area businesses to join as major sponsors. Sponsorships available: Gold $750-includes one foursome with company name on a Tee or Green, exposure on all marketing promotions, opportunity to hang advertising banner and place a table to promote your business at the event and two flyer inserts in the Chamber Newsletter. Silver $400-includes one twosome with company name on a Tee or Green, exposure on all marketing promotions, opportunity to place a table to promote your business at the event and one flyer insert in the Chamber Newsletter.

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Flight training returns to Verde Valley

‘The CTLS is an amazing aircraft to fly’

COTTONWOOD – Pam Spoo went over the checklist with certified flight instructor Ed Kalabus Friday morning before they took off in a Light Sport Aircraft recently acquired by Kestrel Aviation Services (KAS).

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VERDE HERITAGE 1971: SEDONA AIRPORT FLIES HIGH

Joe Moser and Ray Steele, with the support of Sedona citizens, made their dream of having an airport become a reality.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Chamber of Commerce (1947-1950)

The Cottonwood Progressive Association tried to revive the Chamber of Commerce.

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Verde Heritage 1953: Officer Shortage In Verde Area

After deputies were removed from the Yavapai County payroll, there was a new shortage of officers in the Verde Valley.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey July 19, 2017

I found this image of the SF Peaks which I took last November as I was going through the portfolio tonight looking for an image that fit my mood.

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What's Happening: July 19, 2017

The flags retired from the park on Memorial Day weekend were offered through mail-in bids. The winning bidders were Tom Hurkett from Minerals Research, Inc. for the United States Flag, Jody White from Northern Arizona Construction Services for the U.S. Navy flag, Milton Cruver for the U.S. Marine Corps flag, Joni Cruver for the U.S. Coast Guard flag, and Terrie Frankel for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army flags. They were presented with Certificates of Authenticity, attesting that the flags flew over the Park from Veterans Day 11/11/2015 to Memorial Day 5/27/2017.

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Verde Heritage 1905: Jerome Miners Put Boycott On Saloons

Trouble grew out of businessmen employing a "scab" to lead the Jerome Hose Team in the race at Prescott.

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AB Massage Therapy moves to new location

B Massage Therapy recently moved to its new location at Midtown Plaza, located 468 S. Main St., Suite A, in Cottonwood.

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Life in the Slow Lane: "Predators"

It's been quite a couple of weeks for predators out here. This is because something large--the mountain lion, I assume--killed something equally as large between my fence and the creek. (Of course, the mystery writer in me spun a completely different story. Morbid is now my middle name.)

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 3

Tree-removal projects have already caused stream bank erosion.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 17, 2017

There is generally a meaning of finality with the term drawing a red line and with the USFS it is no exception. Instead of words they use aerial bombardment laying down redlines of fire retardant where they want to stop fire and not permit it to cross that line. I took this photo this morning and I was north of Hwy 69 looking to the SW, west of Mayer and the fire was the Goodwin Fire. You can see the redline laid down at the base and near the base of the mountains and some homes just on the non-fire side of the line that were saved from destruction by that red line of retardant … pretty cool stuff.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 2

The "water salvage" program and cutting trees in the Verde Valley has ended for 1969, but the long-term project will continue.

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Barrel tasting event at Yavapai College

CLARKDALE – From noon until 2 p.m. July 15, Yavapai College’s Verde campus will host its first barrel tasting event at the college’s Southwest Wine Center.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 13, 2017

I flew this morning, but this time there was a lot of water vapor in the sky, some smoke and some ozone so that by the time I got to 12,000’ the landscape was getting hazed out. Spent some time cruising around Kendrick peak as they have lifted the TFR which had a floor of 12,000’.

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Life in the Slow Lane: "Monsoon Season"

India isn't the only place where Monsoons are a given. Northern Arizona has its own rainy season and it started with a bang last Friday. Well, not a bang as much as multiple crashes of thunder.

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Verde Heritage 1969: Petition to Save the Cottonwoods, Part 1

After trees were clear-cut or thinned along the Verde River to "save water" and for "flood control" the wildlife habitat was destroyed, and a few residents began to complain.

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What's Happening: July 12, 2017

Blood Drive at Rainbow Acres There is a short supply of life-saving blood. Please give blood and help save lives! Please donate from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 in the Palmer Community Center at Rainbow Acres. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. After you donate, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our ranch. Sample our fresh-baked cookies, coffee and juice. To save time and make it easy on yourself, reserve your appointment by contacting United Blood Services at www.bloodhero.com and entering “Rainbow Acres” as the sponsor code. You may also just drop in and fill out the necessary forms when you get there. Rainbow Acres is a 50-acre ranch-style community that provides loving homes and lives of purpose for adults with developmental disabilities. You will find it just two miles from I-17, off Middle Verde Road at 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Camp Verde. Give the gift of life at Rainbow Acres on July 15th. Call 928-567-5231 for additional information. Visit: www.RainbowAcres.com

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: July 11, 2017

Forever and … forever beyond that … a rainbow in the distance over the Painted Desert, low clouds embracing the NW faces of the San Francisco Peaks

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VERDE HERITAGE 1970: Cottonwood; Westcott Funeral Home

The old boarding house was remodeled and opened as Cottonwood Funeral Chapel on September 15, 1949. The building was reconstructed during 1968, and remodeling was completed during 1970.

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Be Fit Fit! Think of the Payoffs

In need of some motivation to stick your head from under that cozy blankie at 6AM to head out for the gym?

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What's Happening: July 9, 2017

Skip on over to the Cottonwood Elementary School gymnasium for the Cottonwood Contra Dance on Saturday, July 15th.  The gymnasium is in the back of the school complex at 301 N. Willard St.  Michael Barraclough will teach and call the dances to the tunes of Just Desserts, Flagstaff’s open house band.  Don’t miss the lesson at 6:30 and then dance until 10pm.  Wear comfortable clothes; no partner is necessary. If you can walk, you can contra.  Bring a snack to share if possible. Donation is $10 per dancer, $7 for students. For more information call 928-634-0486 or email sandy@ringsforever.com.

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Life in the Slow Lane: A Difficult Decision

For anyone uncomfortable with the idea of animals being slaughtered for meat, you may want to skip this post. I promise there will be nothing graphic, just a difficult description and a little sadness.

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What's Happening: July 7, 2017

Verde Thumbs Gardeners to meet July 11 Join us on July 11 to learn about the many insects that are staging sneak attacks on your veggies and entire garden. How do we keep these insects under control and maintain an organic garden? We’ll learn about predators—both good and bad. What does the weather have to do with the appearance of different insects throughout the summer? There will be lots of summer gardening questions and answers for both new and experienced gardeners. Join us at 6 pm at Pine Shadows Clubhouse, 2050 W. State Route 89A, Cottonwood.  Questions? Call Janice Montgomery 634-7172.

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Verde Valley celebrates Independence Day

Beginning with pancakes and sausage, then ending with a rubber ducky race, Beaver Creek’s annual Fourth of July celebration is an opportunity to recognize America’s independence as a nation, as well as have a fun day.

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