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What's Happening: Sept. 22, 2017

Beginning in October of 2017 and continuing through April of 2018, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument will be hosting bird walks. 

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Verde Heritage 1970: CHAPARRAL OPENS

After the Bridgeport Tavern was torn down Jim and Virginia McGowan moved to their new Chaparral on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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Life in the Slow Lane: "Planting Day"

Ya-HOO! I completed enough of the sheer drudgery work on my list that I took the day today to plant my first winter garden. The drudgery included putting the dirt back into the hole for the plumbing fix Al and I did a few weeks back. The fix is holding and it's now safe to refill the cavern. After that, I emptied the dirt from the somewhat smaller but wider cavern where Al and I fixed plumbing two years ago.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 20, 2017

It has been a very good day beginning with an early AM flight up to Red Mountain to get some more shots of it … no matter how good you already have, the absolute perfection killer shot is just waiting to be taken so you go back and do it again.

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What's Happening: Sept. 15, 2017

The 9th annual 2017 Sedona Winefest takes place on the September 23 & 24 at the historic “Sedona Posse Grounds Park.” We invite you to enjoy tasty food, music, merchandise vendors, and tasting and delighting in wines from 19 wineries from Northern and Southern Arizona

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Life in the Slow Lane: Head Spinning

Dang it, I just finished editing the print version of the book and opened this page to start this post, only to remember that I have water running on my trees.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: TAPCO Celebrates 100 Years

The ruins and smokestack of TAPCO are located about 3 miles up the Verde River from Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1917-2017: KOVACOVICH MERCANTILE COMPANY

The oldest buildings in the Cottonwood Commercial Historic District are the 1917 Kovacovich Mercantile grocery store and the 1917 Kovacovich Warehouse. Both are 100 years old.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 13, 2017

Green ... the color of life and summer … coupled with the mystical beauty that is Watson Lake.

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Former teacher sells insurance, offers financial services in Camp Verde

Farm Bureau Financial Services located in Wingfield Plaza

The average person doesn’t know all that much about automotive, home or life insurance.

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What's Happening: Sept. 13, 2017

Newspaper seeks photographs, stories for Veteran’s Day section

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Sept. 8, 2017

Yesterday’s image was of the eagle soaring overhead and tonight is the view he would have if soaring the gap between Long Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon.

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Jerome Ghost Walk gets spook-tacular for 14th year

Two nights of gunslingers, bordellos and murder – all in the name of a one-of-a-kind history lesson.

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What's Happening: Sept. 8, 2017

The Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle newspapers are looking for photographs of Verde Valley veterans for inclusion in our Veteran’s Day special section, which will publish Friday Nov. 10, 2017.

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Be Fit Fit: Want to Hike Far?

So, you mastered the art of the few-hour-long hike, half-day and day-long hikes.

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Verde Heritage 1891: "A SACK OF BEANS"

It caused 1,000 miles of travel and a man's death; the strange story told by a prospector:

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Sedona Pathways OurDaily Journey: Spet. 6, 2017

This Cormorant seems to have that look as he launches himself into flight, the teal colored eyes staring down the watery runway stretching out before him.

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14-year-old named to National Society of High School Scholars

At 14 years of age, it makes sense that Keegan Rhoda likes to ride his dirt bike, play video games, play the guitar and hang out with his friends.

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What's Happening: Sept. 6, 2017

Verde Valley residents are being asked to step up with donations that will be distributed by the Red Cross to flood victims in Houston and South Texas

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Verde Heritagte 1972: SEDONA; "Bitter Creek" Comes To Life.

The Bob Bradshaw Ranch, 9 miles from the highway, now has a western town ready to be photographed.

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Camp Verde students see ‘best eclipse in 99 years’

10 seniors, two chaperones brave traffic, cramped bus to spend Aug. 21 on 8,320-foot Snowbank Mountain

Five days, about 2,200 miles of driving, 40 hours on a short bus, six hours in traffic, $480 for gasoline, 14 loaves of bread, 10 students, two teachers … all for two minutes and six seconds of totality.

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Local historian to give talk for TAPCO Steam Plant centennial

Local historian Tim Coons explains with a smile that he does not want us to tell you too much about his talk about the TAPCO Steam Plant in Clarkdale because he wants to save the exciting parts for his Centennial talk about the historic plant on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Verde Valley residents discuss their health, use of medical cannabis

Easily found on the Internet Movie Database – better known as IMDb – Raven De La Croix has 40 years of movie credits to her resume.

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Living a ‘well-thy’ life: Before taking any medicine, know what you’re taking

Valerie Borrego says she would “probably be dead by now” if it wasn’t for medical cannabis.

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Walk on the Wild Side: Javelina, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, deer – your backyard could also be their stomping grounds

The lush-yet-rugged beauty of the Verde Valley landscape is home to all sorts of wildlife.

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