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Hmm, lately it feels as though we are in the midst of the “dog days of summer.”

By Judy Bluhm July 18, 2020
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At Los Zpotes, it’s all about the children. Los Zpotes, freely translated, means “the children.”

By Bill Helm July 14, 2020
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Choices. Every action has a consequence. Sometimes, we are forced to make a decision. If you see a large, evil rattle snake in the middle of a country road that you are walking on alone, do you run, fight or hide?

By Judy Bluhm June 30, 2020
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It’s like the masks magically disappear, explained Kate Rusch.

By Vyto Starinskas June 23, 2020
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Friendship. They can start at any moment and span a lifetime. Sometimes friendships form, mysteriously, against all odds.

By Judy Bluhm June 23, 2020
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California-based Inspire Communities has acquired On the Greens in Cottonwood, a 55+ active lifestyle community and its Coyote Trails Golf Course.

June 17, 2020
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The owners of the Wicked Good Food truck picked a wicked good time to open their new business.

By Vyto Starinskas June 16, 2020
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Bacon Rind Park was named in 1890 by two fishermen from Jerome.

By Glenda Farley June 15, 2020
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June 8 was the official day Mike Mahon went from being his father’s employee to being his father’s boss.

By Jason W. Brooks June 13, 2020
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Clear Creek attracts all kinds of people to its cool, shaded shores and shallow pools.

By Melissa Bowersock June 10, 2020
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With the temperatures rising, many of us seek out the cooler environs nearby: lakes, creeks and rivers.

By Melissa Bowersock June 3, 2020
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J. O. Mullen was Superintendent of Schools for 31 years. During the early 1900's, schools were closed about 30% of the time due to epidemics such as smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, etc.

May 12, 2020
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Spring is always the time of new beginnings, new life, no matter how small or insignificant.

By Melissa Bowersock May 11, 2020
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Amid the chaos in the human world, nature still keeps to her silent rhythms, unfolding her beauty for us to enjoy.

By Melissa Bowersock April 29, 2020
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Muma says he plans to add the course to his department’s training efforts, and he’s excited to see the results as officers across the country complete the course.

By Rachel Zoch PoliceOne.com April 29, 2020
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Thanks to coronavirus closures, restrictions and safety procedures, the Verde Valley Fair’s annual junior livestock auction will take place May 1-2 on the Internet.

By Bill Helm April 28, 2020
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Open a window and enjoy the fresh air. Kachoo. On second thought, shut it fast. Spring is here. Soon, the cabin fever will end and we will be going back out into the world. One sneeze at a time.

By Judy Bluhm: Around the Bluhmin’ Town April 25, 2020
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The new bandstand was built south of the grandstand on the west side of the ball park.

By Glenda Farley April 24, 2020
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A fire in the center of town on the east side of Main Street during February was followed by the fire that destroyed most of the west side of Main Street during April of 1925. One year later, on the first anniversary, most of the buildings had been rebuilt.

By Glenda Farley April 22, 2020
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A group of doctors, nurses and staff gathered in the hallway of Verde Valley Medical Center and formed hearts with their fingers for a video salute to the local women and men sewing them hospital gowns.

By Vyto Starinskas April 20, 2020
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Camp Funston, where Yavapai County recruits were trained during World War I, was identified as a source of the influenza epidemic.

By Glenda Farley April 20, 2020
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We may be changed forever. For some, it may be in earth-shattering ways, for others, small little incremental adjustments. When half of the world is in quarantine, nothing remains the same.

By Judy Bluhm: Around the Bluhmin’ Town April 19, 2020
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Tilly is not your typical police K9.

By Vyto Starinskas April 15, 2020
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Cooped-up couch potatoes may consider cruising a Verde Valley road to cure their boredom.

By Vyto Starinskas April 14, 2020
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This epidemic began during the first week of March and lasted until the middle of June.

By Glenda Farley April 13, 2020

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