Brian Boudreau speaks Tuesday at Cottonwood council chambers before accepting the Citation Plaque from Cottonwood police for his assistance in helping police bust a retail theft ring outside Home Depot. Cottonwood Police Chief Steve Gesell said Boudreau provided “critical eyewitness information leading to the felony arrest of three members of an expansive, organized retail theft ring. “ Gesell said Boudreau is the second citizen to receive the award. Boudreau, a 30-year postal worker said what he did wasn’t about being a hero, “It’s just doing the right thing.” VVN/Kelcie Grega
Seventeen years as an educator, the past 13 teaching kindergarten at Camp Verde’s United Christian School. Jill Maynard said she has been teaching kindergarten for so long that she’s now able to attend her previous kindergarteners’ high school graduations.
Harmony on the Rocks, Sedona’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is bringing Singing Valentines to Sedona and the Verde Valley again this year.
CAMP VERDE – Laura Norman is a true “Capturing Kids’ Hearts teacher.”
Some days do not turn out the way you plan, but they can be exceptionally fine days too
COTTONWOOD -- When you pass the “Judgment Free Zone” at Planet Fitness in Cottonwood, it’s like entering another world.
A nurse practitioner has opened a new primary care medical office in Cottonwood that only takes cash, credit cards and checks -- but no health insurance.
SEDONA -- Longtime owners of Blackmarr’s Furniture Dan and Peggy Potter are keeping their store in the family as they pass on the Sedona business and store to their daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Scott Keller.
The view from SW of Rogers Lake, looking to the NE, on a very wintry day last February.
If you remember, oh plucky reader, the last time I got chicks--the Brahmas--was two Januarys ago. For their first two weeks they lived in an old cast iron tub that had dirt in the bottom and was covered with several hardware cloth-filled frames to prevent cat intrusion. This worked really well. Not only did the cast iron tub have round corners, thus preventing chick death from all of them trying to squish into a square corner (a strange chick behavior), but the heat lamps warmed the cast iron which radiated even more heat back at the chicks. However, with thirty chicks they very quickly outgrew that small space and I soon moved them outside the barn into a thrown together pallet-and-baling-twine built coop inside a chicken run.
You are mine, at least that what this Coopers Hawk seems to be telling the birds hiding and seeking shelter in our Desert Olive bush
A new medical office has opened in Sedona featuring a family doctor, family nurse and behavioral health and chronic-care management services.
Yavapai Broadcasting Corporation, an independent broadcasting company with offices and studios in Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Prescott Valley, Arizona, has announced several staff changes to fill the void left when Operations Manager Rich Malone (Richard D. Nearing) succumbed to cancer in October 2018.
I once again have seven cats living on the farm, courtesy of the new guy in my life. Molly is a Somali Cat, which means she looks more like a fox than a cat.
I took this shot last week on a flight to the east of the San Francisco Peaks and got to shoot some of my favorite scenes besides the mountains and clouds and those are of the wonderful abstract patterns created when snow falls and does not completely cover the fields … an abstract of black and white patterns.
Brooks spent more than 25 years in retail as an assistant manager for Kmart and Walgreens before she transitioned to education. It was there that Brooks learned “don’t take work home.”
Planning for the October 8 dedication of State Highway 79 and the W. W. Midgley Bridge began during January.
The public is invited to a special opening reception January 18, 5-7 p.m., to celebrate a photography exhibit by Jerome artist Ron Chilston, which will be hosted at the Verde Valley Art Gallery of Yavapai College in Clarkdale.
It was a beautiful day in Sedona when I took off this afternoon, but by the time I got half way to the peaks I was dodging snow showers.
COTTONWOOD – From family pictures to senior pictures, engagement shoots to newborn babies, Lauren Thagard has photographed just about everything.
Every Jan. 1, Verde Valley motorcycle enthusiasts gather to ride to raise money for a local charity.
The Community Sanitation Program came into existence as one of many work relief projects during December of 1933.
One of the worst winters before the famous "1967 Snow" occurred in 1937, with 9 snow storms by January 19, and 14 counting from the day after Christmas.
OK, be kind, dear relatives from Duluth. I know you sneer each time I mention it, but I have snow!
The United Verde Extension Mining Company Smelter at Clemenceau closed on January 14, 1937, and James S Douglas retired from business during December of 1938.
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- Jury finds Benjamin Pita guilty in stabbing case
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- Obituary: Steven Jay Hiatt 1950-2019
- Catch 22: Cottonwood police arrest man wanted since 2012
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- Mother, daughter allegedly murder matriarch, leaving body in home for 18 months
- Obituary: Eric Seitz
- Out With the Old (in with Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts)
- Man crashes stolen car into Verde Village home
- Brandi Bateman pleads guilty to tampering with public record
- 22 Years Later: Jan. 8, 2020, trial date firmly set in Marisol Gonzalez murder case
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- 18 pounds of meth hidden in vehicle found after K9 Alert
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