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Demise of the Great American Bookstore
Old Town shop closing its doors

Owner Ranney Moss said she opened the bookstore in the Old Town location almost 20 years ago and now the building has been sold. Moss said the new owners have other plans for the space.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2021
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Cottonwood’s Thomas and Diana Serafini were married June 10, 1966, in Santa Fe Springs, California. Longtime residents of Cottonwood, the Serafinis are the parents of two children, Matthew Serafini and Emily Serafini

June 7, 2021
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On Memorial Day 2010, the staff of Montezuma Castle National Monument hosted an educational program by Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee.

By ANNE WORTHINGTON Special to The Verde Independent May 25, 2021
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The animals come to live out their lives at her refuge. The animals are brought to the sanctuary for a number of reasons, she said,

By Vyto Starinskas May 24, 2021
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Many believed the fire was of incendiary origin and expected parties to be arrested. The guilty were not publicly identified or punished.

By Glenda Farley May 24, 2021
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Raymond and Peggy Angus are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary.

May 7, 2021
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A bullet had already penetrated the left shoulder of Night Officer J. W. Hudgens before he began shooting at Dave Schriber.

By Glenda Farley April 30, 2021
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Green Earth L.C., has been sold by longtime owner David Grondin to Paul Comstock. Grondin will retire after 42 years of working on many large landscaping construction projects in the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas April 27, 2021
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Alexa never seems to stop listening. Evidently, our “helpful” devices never turn off, meaning that your private conversations are not so private.

By Ju April 23, 2021
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Mary Beth Groseta is selling her Quilters Quarters store after providing fabric, supplies and knowledge to the local quilting and sewing community for 19 years.

By Vyto Starinskas April 16, 2021
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Ian Pedersen and Josh McIver plan to open Flew the Coop Nashville Hot Chicken Shack at 1620 W. State Route 260, suite D.

By Bill Helm April 15, 2021
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It took a posse of kids and a custodian to corral the desperado in the boy’s bathroom at Oak Creek Elementary School.

By Vyto Starinskas March 17, 2021
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As a resident of Cottonwood he was known for his buildings, businesses, and involvement in the community.

By Glenda Farley March 10, 2021
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The United Verde mine and smelter are hiring more employees and warmer weather is prevailing.

By Glenda Farley March 10, 2021
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Aliyah Alpert wins third consecutive spelling bee
Six Verde Valley students compete in 75th annual Yavapai County event

For the third consecutive year, a home schooled student from Prescott has won Yavapai County’s annual spelling bee.

By Bill Helm March 5, 2021
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It’s hard to imagine that if not for a fire 106 years ago this week, there would be a magnificent 150-room hotel at the top of Jerome.

By Vyto Starinskas March 1, 2021
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Juliana Adjovu, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Humanity Healthcare at the Cottonwood Clinic.

March 1, 2021
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While the corporal slumbered in the baggage car, his prisoner escaped by jumping off the train.

By Glenda Farley February 22, 2021
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The government reports from 1874 and 1875 contain some interesting descriptions and information.

By Glenda Farley February 22, 2021
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Say “cheese please” on your next trip to historic downtown Clarkdale.

By Vyto Starinskas February 16, 2021
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After the cave-in over 90 underground miners quit and sought employment elsewhere. Colorado miners and others arrived to replace them.

February 10, 2021
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The Verde River resembles the great Mississippi, several smelters will soon be producing copper, there is an epidemic, and an embezzler has been arrested. "The snow storm which commenced on Friday continued at intervals until last night when the 'clouds rolled by' and today opened perfectly clear." (Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; Wednesday, February 6, 1901.) There was another storm.

By Glenda Farley February 9, 2021
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A man was stabbed and a woman was shot. While searching for a killer, police seize liquor and 3 stills.

By Glenda Farley February 4, 2021
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Campers and fishermen talked about their discoveries, ghost sightings, and told "fish stories." Even local residents were thought to exaggerate. As a result only a few of their stories were printed.

By Glenda Farley February 3, 2021
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The mineral patent in the name of Elizabeth C. Fisher was obtained for the "Little Daisy" on July 8, 1901. Her husband, the largest stockholder, was in charge of work at the mine.

By Glenda Farley January 25, 2021

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