Photo galleries

Mingus Union Football June 13 7 On 7

On June 13, Mingus Union football hosted Payson, Flagstaff, Prescott, Snowflake and Chino Valley for 7-on-7 games, going 5-1. VVN/James Kelley

Beaver Creek School District's Summer Breakfast Program

Beaver Creek community children eat breakfast Wednesday in the cafeteria at Beaver Creek School in Rimrock. Through Thursday, June 28, breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. to community children ages 17 and younger Monday through Thursday at Beaver Creek School in Rimrock. Call 928-567-4631 for more information. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2018 McGuireville Memorial Day Weekend Tractor Show

The fifth annual Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show in Historic Downtown McGuireville, held on May 26, was an opportunity for folks to remember history through tractor rides and decades-old engines running on all cylinders, as well as to remember fallen soldiers. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Photo Gallery Mingus High School Graduation 2018

Mingus Union celebrates 280 graduates during their ceremony on Friday night VVN/Vyto Starinskas

2018 Camp Verde High School graduation

Thursday, Camp Verde High School’s Class of 2018 graduated on the Sam Hammerstrom football field, as the student-led ceremony included various introductions, awards recognitions, student speakers, the Camp Verde High School choir, an introduction of the 24 12-year seniors who attended Beaver Creek and/or Camp Verde schools since first grade – as well as the presentation of the graduation class, as 81 seniors – including students from the district’s accommodation school – received their diplomas. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Mingus Union High School 2017-18 Athletes of the Year

Mingus Union High School’s athletes of the year for 2017-2018 are cross country and track and field’s Hannah DeVore, football and baseball’s Justin Link and volleyball, girls basketball and softball’s Nikki Zielinski. (Photos by James Kelley)

Verde View Senior Apartments celebration

Wednesday, Verde View Senior Apartments celebrated the 55th anniversary of its parent company, Retirement Housing Foundation, also known as RHF. Verde View Senior Apartments, located on SR 260 in Camp Verde, opened in 1991. The celebration included presentations by the company’s president and CEO, as well as Camp Verde Mayor Charlie German, Camp Verdean and historical presenter Ed Lee, and others. Camp Verde VFW Post 6739 also presented a flag to Retirement Housing Foundation. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Photo Gallery Larry Green Chevy Show

The sun was out to shine on the Chevys at the 12 Annual Chevy Show at Larry Green Chevrolet in Cottonwood on Saturday. The Verde Valley Vettes Corvette Club presented the 12th Annual All Chevy Show with 18 trophy classes, food and soft drinks. Proceeds will benefit the Larry Green Chevrolet Christmas gift purchase fund for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Verde Valley. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

This week in photos: Night skies, fires and state championships

Check out this week in photos by VNI staff.

Track And Field State Meet

Mingus Union and Camp Verde competed at the state track and field championships on May 5. (VVN/James Kelley)

Camp Verde Softball State Championship Game 050818

Benson beat Camp Verde 7-3 in the 2A state championship game on Tuesday at ASU. (VVN/James Kelley)

Photo Gallery Yavapai Graduation 2018

One-hundred and eleven students were at the graduation to accept diplomas at the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College Friday night in Clarkdale. Dr. James Perey, Executive Dean of the Verde Valley campus, addresses the graduates, family and friends as the sun sets on a beautiful evening. VVN/Vyto Starinskas.

Mingus Union Softball Coconino State Playoffs

On Apr. 28, No. 9 Coconino beat No. 8 Mingus Union softball 5-2 in the first round of the 4A state tournament. (VVN/James Kelley)

Teachers walk out of Camp Verde, Beaver Creek Schools

Wednesday afternoon across from Camp Verde’s Walgreens, then Thursday morning in front of Camp Verde Town Hall, Camp Verde and Beaver Creek educators seek reform of the state’s education funding mechanism. Educators Verde Valley-wide have joined educators from across the state in Thursday’s walk-out, with the majority of the area’s schools closed, but prepared to reopen on their next scheduled day. For some school districts, that means back to school on Friday. For four-day school districts such as Camp Verde and Beaver Creek, Monday. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Mingus Baseball State Play In Bradshaw Mountain 042518

On Apr. 25 Mingus Union baseball beat Bradshaw Mountain in the state play-in 9-8. (VVN/James Kelley)

Red Rock Invitational Last Chance 042418

On Apr. 24 Sedona Red Rock hosted the Red Rock Invitational Last Chance (VVN/James Kelley)

Photo Gallery Apple Trees Blossom Slide Rock State Park

Spring is in the air at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona as the apple trees are in bloom. The apple farm is one of the few homesteads still preserved in Oak Creek Canyon, according to the state park. Around 1912, The Pendley family developed the land, the orchard and irrigation system that is still in use today.. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Photo Gallery Brian Mickelsen Run 2018

The Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon is underway at Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park Saturday morning, sending runners towards Dead Horse State Park. The event is featuring a 2-mile, 10K, half marathon and full marathon race.VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Photo Gallery Wolf Week Sedona 2018

Participants meet the pack during one of the Sedona Wolf events at the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona on Wednesday. Sedona Wolf Week is a multi-day event with speakers and events geared to education, advocacy and enrichment for wolf dogs and wolves. The animals in the meet the pack event were hybrid wolf dogs from California. VVN/Vyto Starinskas