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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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Bashas’, Food City, Fry’s, Safeway and CVS use Instacart to deliver groceries to their Verde Valley residents. Founded in 2012, Instacart delivers goods from more than 350 national, regional and local retailers nationwide.

By Bill Helm April 9, 2020
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Three U.S. Customs and Border Patrol employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona, bringing the number of confirmed cases among CBP employees in the state to six as of Sunday, April 5.

By Jonmaesha Beltran and Miranda Cyr, Cronkite News April 8, 2020
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In Arizona Territory, this was a legal holiday observed on the first Friday of February. Later, Arbor Day was celebrated on the first Friday of February in the southern counties and the first Friday of April in the northern counties. Arbor Day is now observed on the last Friday of April.

By Glenda Farley April 8, 2020
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This illness sweeping the world -- what is it here to teach us? How does COVID-19 enlighten us about ourselves? What is its deeper meaning for humanity?

By Marta Adelsman, Psy.D. April 7, 2020
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Social Isolation. Continues. The self-quarantine of Americans goes on with unexpected outcomes.

By Judy Bluhm April 7, 2020
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The mine at Jerome was shipping 12 railroad cars of 25% copper ore daily, and plans were made to build a smelter.

By Glenda Farley April 2, 2020
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Residents of Jerome complained about the indifference of county officials during the epidemic. The petition for the incorporation of the Town of Jerome was granted on March 8.

By Glenda Farley April 1, 2020
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The Marcus J. Lawrence Memorial Hospital building became a senior citizens' home.

By Glenda Farley March 31, 2020
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The Verde Independent asked 84-year-old Ben Taylor, a licensed professional counselor in the Verde Valley since 1991, about the stress people are suffering during the COVID-19 crisis.

By Vyto Starinskas March 31, 2020
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The parking lot was full on Sunday morning at Clarkdale Baptist Church, which may not seem unusual, except that all of the cars were also full.

March 30, 2020
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One year before the new smelter at Clarkdale began operations and four years before the new smelter at Verde/Clemenceau began filling the skies with smoke, farms, orchards, and vineyards were thriving. Irrigation water from artesian wells drilled after 1911 and ditch development brought agricultural prosperity to valley farmers who sold what they produced to the residents of the mining and smelter towns.

March 27, 2020
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Wine drinkers may soon be able to reach for that Verde Valley vintage, if local wineries and vineyards have their way.

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch Cronkite News March 16, 2020
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In 2019, Clear Creek flooded on February 14. This year, it's March 14. The crossing on Verde Lakes Drive is, once again, not only flooded but torn up by the raging creek. Will the road be fixed in time for the monsoons? Only time will tell.

By Melissa Bowersock March 16, 2020
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The proposed dam was expected to be built until the stock market crashed during October.

By Glenda Farley March 13, 2020
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These are Arizona’s children: A thoughtful and affectionate boy, Elijah is a good friend who likes to make people laugh.

March 10, 2020
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Incorporated Clarkdale old town area of 1.95 square miles, more than doubled in size with the addition of 2.31 square miles mostly owned by Clarkdale Realty, Inc.

By Glenda Farley March 9, 2020
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These are Arizona’s children: Jenna is on her way to an exciting future and would benefit from a forever family that can help cultivate her bright mind and kind heart.

March 7, 2020
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Camp Taylor will be rehabilitated for over-night camping.

By Glenda Farley March 5, 2020

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