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Q&A: Dave Chapman to retire as transportation, maintenance director for Clarkdale-Jerome School District

CLARKDALE – Come Dec. 21, Dave Chapman will no longer be part of the working class.

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Photo Feature: Local Troop 7020 Boy Scouts work to create a path around Sunset Lake

Local Troop 7020 Boy Scouts work to create a path around Sunset Lake

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Dec. 14, 2018

The outing on Lake Pleasant today was one of the funnest days on the water yet

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The case of the lost Christmas Tree

Cottonwood police are trying to crack the case of the lost Christmas tree. For now, the Christmas tree is in solitary confinement in the police department’s outdoor shed under lock and key.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1972: COTTONWOOD BUILDING CODE

New building codes and an inspector will result in the clean up (repairing, remodeling, redecorating) of abandoned and old structures, or their demolition.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Tiny's Shadow

The conversion of Lonely Girl from pig to sheep is now complete, at least in her mind and much to Tiny's complete aggravation. That aggravation is complicated not just by Tiny's certainty that Lonely Girl isn't a sheep, but because the pig (She-ig? P-eep?) treats her the way Lonely Girl and her porcine sisters treated June the Cow.

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Sedona Pathways, Our Daily Journey: Dec. 12, 2018

No one really likes waiting in line at the grocery store and some even take naps while waiting for their fresh meat to be delivered to them.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week: Matt Bazzill

sixth-grade teacher, American Heritage Academy

Before Matt Bazzill became a teacher, he studied Chinese medicine, martial arts, and acupuncture. Though he still love these things, Bazzill does not practice them in the classroom.

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Chabad hosts menorah lighting, festival of lights at Tlaquepaque

Chabad of Sedona hosted a menorah lighting event to commemorate the first night of Hanukkah Sunday at the Tlaquepaque in Sedona. Friday marks the sixth night.

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Verde Canyon takes trip to North Pole

Verde Canyon Railroad made its inaugural trip to the North Pole Saturday night with a train full of children and adults. The trip started in Clarkdale.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1972: Indian Community Requests 800 Acres

There are 400 acres available near the Middle Verde Reservation and 400 acres available near Lynx Lake east of Prescott.

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Q&A with Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education Business Manager Shawnna Patton

It’s been more than 20 years since Shawnna Patton’s mother started working in education. It’s why she works in education, “seeing the benefits of working for a school.”

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Mingus thespians present: A Christmas Carol

Over the next two weekends, Mingus Union High School’s theater troupe will present A Christmas Carol at the school’s auditorium.

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Comic book artists set up shop in Old Town

Locals and visitors in Old Town Cottonwood can not only pick up a locally made piece of jewelry or clothing but comic books now, too.

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Q&A with VERDE VALLEY’S EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK Felisa McGavock

Montessori educator a ‘role model to her fellow co-workers’

CAMP VERDE – Felisa McGavock was 7 years old when she decided she would become a teacher. McGavock, now lead teacher at the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Montessori Children’s House in Camp Verde, would gather her cousins at her home and they would play school.

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Cornville Historical Society holiday event planned at Cracchiolo DK Ranch

The Cornville Historical Society has announced its annual holiday fundraiser event at the historic University of Arizona, Cracchiolo DK Ranch, 225 S. Merritt Ranch Road in Cornville.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1973: CLARKDALE; Old Lindner Garage

Cottonwood businessmen move to Clarkdale

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 26, 2018

I love clouds and habitually shoot clouds that speak to me. I took this shot of the clouds from our back deck a couple of weeks ago and the Heron I shot at Watson Lake about a month ago.

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Life in the slow Lane: 'Lonely Girl'

It's that time of year and four out of my five piggies are now gone.

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Heart of Arizona Wine country just got bigger with 23rd tasting room

The “Heart of Arizona Wine Country” just got a little bigger. So big, in fact, that the list of tasting rooms in the Verde Valley now has its own map.

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Verde Valley Bicycle Company rolls into new era

Verde Valley Bicycle Company owner Bill Jackson and his staff pose for a photo during their open house after the bicycle shop in Old Town Cottonwood, 743 N Main St., finished major building renovations and upgrade to its bicycle inventory.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 2

The travelers visited Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle, Soda Springs, Montezuma Well, etc., before returning to Jerome, Jerome Junction, and Prescott.

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VERDE HERITAGE 1904: Trip to Jerome and Camp Verde, Part 1.

A traveler's impressions of the scenery, mines, smelter, and Town of Jerome.

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Q&A with VERDE VALLEY’S EDUCATOR OF THE WEEK Sarah O’Donnal

C-OC educator ‘leaves her heart print on every child that crosses her path’

COTTONWOOD – It’s not uncommon for Sarah O’Donnal to spend her spare time with work on her mind.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Nov. 19, 2018

Sometimes the sky and my moods intersect in a soft glow where the world becomes a vista of pastels and muted colors and the day I shot this image was such a day … dreamy landscapes, clouds and sky.