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Monument Valley is one of Arizona's more stunning and unique places.

By Melissa Bowersock September 30, 2019
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We often see these little guys after dark, either scurrying around our patios or climbing our outside walls.

By Melissa Bowersock August 16, 2019
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On July 16, there were no less than three fires in the area surrounding Camp Verde, and the smoke output was impressive.

By Melissa Bowersock July 22, 2019
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Noctilucent clouds are fairly unusual and only appear in certain conditions.

By Melissa Bowersock July 8, 2019
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The other day, the wispy clouds and the bit of moisture in the air combined to produce a rare sight: a sun halo.

By Melissa Bowersock June 13, 2019
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Clear Creek has disappeared. Beamed up by aliens? No, it has been completely rerouted by the recent flooding.

By Melissa Bowersock March 31, 2019
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The recent cold temperatures have produced a vast array of natural art within the puddles around town.

By Melissa Bowersock February 25, 2019
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Although it's still blustery and we're still starting the days with below freezing temps, we know spring is getting ready for its grand entrance.

By Melissa Bowersock February 12, 2019
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Friday, Feb. 15, Main Stage welcomes local favorite, DJ ill.Ego. DJ ill.Ego’s performance roots began at Cottonwood’s Main Stage and have seen him garner a thriving and ever-growing fan base not just in the Verde Valley, but throughout Arizona.

February 10, 2019
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On the last day of 2018, Camp Verde had a rare 4-inch snowfall.

By Melissa Bowersock January 2, 2019
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Whereas much of the Verde Valley wears its cloak of gray-green until midwinter, there is a hidden treasure in Oak Creek Canyon

By Melissa Bowersock November 1, 2018
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A Phainopepla is sometimes called a black cardinal--perhaps a cardinal's evil twin.

By Melissa Bowersock September 13, 2018
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On a recent trip to Alaska, my family and I were treated to a rare sight of Denali, The Great One, free of its pervasive cloud cover

By Melissa Bowersock August 21, 2018
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You know the summer is starting to wind down when you see Rufus hummingbirds at your feeder.

By Melissa Bowersock August 8, 2018
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Mammatus clouds, named for their similarity to the female anatomy, are generally a sign of unsettled weather.

By Melissa Bowersock July 28, 2018
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Jerome is a town of ghosts.

By Melissa Bowersock February 27, 2018
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Reflections of the fall color along Clear Creek bring to mind the impressionistic paintings of Monet.

By Melissa Bowersock December 8, 2017
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