Bill Helm


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Looking back at Fort Verde Days … by the numbers

9,450-plus miles, 267 Dutch oven meals, 18 old-time photos

CAMP VERDE – Half-way between Sydney and Melbourne, in Australia, is a rural town called Albury. From there it is about 9,500 miles as the Kangaroo hops to Camp Verde.

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New Verde Valley business: Tadeo's Barber Shop

A barber, a therapist, a friend

Tadeo’s Barber Shop is new to Camp Verde, having just opened on Oct. 2 in the Wingfield Plaza a few doors down from Sutler’s Steak House.

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Fort Verde Days continues Sunday

The town of Camp Verde’s 60th annual Fort Verde Days celebration kicked off Friday with a plethora of carnival rides and games, as well as lots of food and music.

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Fort Verde Days schedule of events for Sunday

Fort Verde Days schedule of events for Sunday, Oct. 15

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State report cards show Verde Valley schools mostly average

Initial scores a ‘superficial way of quantifying effectiveness’

Boiling down everything a school does into a single letter grade is a “very superficial way of quantifying a school’s effectiveness,” says Tim Carter, president of the Arizona State Board of Education.

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Verde Valley schools teach for success despite average grades

There are two schools of thought – no pun intended – to preparing students for their future.

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Valley Academy construction students learn pier building

The construction class at Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education recently started a unit on pier building in the masonry part of the curriculum.

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5 things you can see at an 1860s-era base ball game

It’s part historical, part reenactment – and 100-percent fun.

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Yavapai College wine-tasting room exceeds forecasts

Campus vineyard yields 6 tons of grapes

CLARKDALE – It may be big news that the Tasting Room at Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center exceeded forecasts for the fiscal year by almost $29,000.

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Fort Verde Days celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music, games and contests

Come to Fort Verde Days on Sunday for a salsa contest that starts at noon sharp at the Ramada.

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