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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.

By By STEVE AYERS Special to Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. February 27, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – As Camp Verde High School’s principal a few years ago, Bob Weir worked with retired firefighter and paramedic Steve Darby.

By Bill Helm February 26, 2019
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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.

By Denise Domning February 25, 2019
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The recent cold temperatures have produced a vast array of natural art within the puddles around town.

By Melissa Bowersock February 25, 2019
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This rock serves as a great reminder to have a cup of coffee … or my preferred espresso shots.

By Ted Grussing February 25, 2019
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The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Over 400,00 athletes from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period.

February 21, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Eva Ancira has been with Montessori Children’s House in Camp Verde since its inception in 1998. According to the school’s director, Ancira’s love of children and passion for teaching have “not diluted throughout the years.”

By Bill Helm February 19, 2019
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Most of the time I love living next to Oak Creek. The water tumbles merrily in the cool shade of the tall trees as the otters hunt for crayfish.

By Denise Domning February 19, 2019
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Cottonwood has been selected as one of the best antiquing towns in the country in by onlyinyourstate.com.

February 16, 2019
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Debbie LaFrance recently joined the Cottonwood office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee.

February 14, 2019
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5 places in the Verde Valley to take yourself on a date on Valentine’s Day
After all, who knows how to treat yourself better on a date than you?

Look out for number one. Here are five places in the Verde Valley to take yourself on a date

February 13, 2019
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RIMROCK – Ask Kirsti Baiamonte what beauty means. To her, it’s about “self-love and self-respect.”

By Bill Helm February 12, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – Quality teachers are “dedicated, caring, and talented.” According to Ben Russel, lead administrator at Verde Christian Academy in Cottonwood, Natalie Rice is a quality teacher.

By Bill Helm February 12, 2019
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Although it's still blustery and we're still starting the days with below freezing temps, we know spring is getting ready for its grand entrance.

By Melissa Bowersock February 12, 2019
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Before I get to the dog part of this story, I thought I'd update you all on my newly completed brooder coop. At last, after sorting through all the many bits and pieces of this and that cluttering my barn, buying as little as possible and when necessary from Restore, the coop is done and the barn is clean.

By Denise Domning February 11, 2019
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Friday, Feb. 15, Main Stage welcomes local favorite, DJ ill.Ego. DJ ill.Ego’s performance roots began at Cottonwood’s Main Stage and have seen him garner a thriving and ever-growing fan base not just in the Verde Valley, but throughout Arizona.

February 10, 2019
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Brian Boudreau speaks Tuesday at Cottonwood council chambers before accepting the Citation Plaque from Cottonwood police for his assistance in helping police bust a retail theft ring outside Home Depot. Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell said Boudreau provided “critical eyewitness information leading to the felony arrest of three members of an expansive, organized retail theft ring. “ Gesell said Boudreau is the second citizen to receive the award. Boudreau, a 30-year postal worker said what he did wasn’t about being a hero, “It’s just doing the right thing.” VVN/Kelcie Grega

February 7, 2019
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Seventeen years as an educator, the past 13 teaching kindergarten at Camp Verde’s United Christian School. Jill Maynard said she has been teaching kindergarten for so long that she’s now able to attend her previous kindergarteners’ high school graduations.

By Bill Helm February 5, 2019
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Harmony on the Rocks, Sedona’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is bringing Singing Valentines to Sedona and the Verde Valley again this year.

January 30, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Laura Norman is a true “Capturing Kids’ Hearts teacher.”

By Bill Helm January 30, 2019
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Some days do not turn out the way you plan, but they can be exceptionally fine days too

January 30, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- When you pass the “Judgment Free Zone” at Planet Fitness in Cottonwood, it’s like entering another world.

By Vyto Starinskas January 26, 2019
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A nurse practitioner has opened a new primary care medical office in Cottonwood that only takes cash, credit cards and checks -- but no health insurance.

By Vyto Starinskas January 26, 2019
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SEDONA -- Longtime owners of Blackmarr’s Furniture Dan and Peggy Potter are keeping their store in the family as they pass on the Sedona business and store to their daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Scott Keller.

By Vyto Starinskas January 26, 2019
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The view from SW of Rogers Lake, looking to the NE, on a very wintry day last February.

By Ted Grussing January 23, 2019