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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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Life in the Slow Lane: 'The Chicks Are Here'

I intended for my new chicks to arrive a few weeks ago, but their delivery date coincided with Oak Creek making its foray onto my property. Fortunately for me, I heeded the warning of the USGS and put off delivery until "sometime in early March." "Sometime" turned out to be Friday.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: March 13, 2019

… I have been doing aerial shooting of fall colors on the plateau since 2007 and 2018 was the best ever …

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Elizabeth Thurner

Not only is this the school’s first year offering K-8 instruction, but Thurner recently was nominated for the county’s Teacher of the Year award in the first-year category.

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Melissa Decker wins annual Future Chefs Challenge

Creating specialties such as albondigas, Spanish rice and chicken tacos, the ninth annual Future Chefs Challenge was an opportunity for six Cottonwood-Oak Creek students to compete for prizes and bragging rights.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Erica Allred

CLARKDALE – Respect is a valued commodity in Erica Allred’s classroom.

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Untangle the knot of incompletion and anxiety in your life

I sat in front of my magnifying mirror, staring at the tangle of turquoise beads knotted just below my throat. I sometimes wear two long necklaces together, each looped twice around my neck so they look like one tiered necklace.

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135-pound nickel-iron meteorite delicately wrapped, reverently placed in stone cyst

In the spring of 1927, Dawson found himself between jobs. A Phoenix resident, he loaded his truck with supplies and tools of his trade, and headed north, hoping the fertile ground of the Verde Valley would surrender its ancient treasures.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Steve Darby

COTTONWOOD – As Camp Verde High School’s principal a few years ago, Bob Weir worked with retired firefighter and paramedic Steve Darby.

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Life in the Slow Lane: The joys of technology

It started with posts on Facebook. Folks from my local area were sharing maps of the predicted storm. It looked like a lot of snow was going to come down in a very short period of time.

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Western Light: A Study in Ice

The recent cold temperatures have produced a vast array of natural art within the puddles around town.

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Sedona Pathways Our Daily Journey: Feb. 25, 2019

This rock serves as a great reminder to have a cup of coffee … or my preferred espresso shots.