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Mingus Union Boys Soccer Lee Williams Jan 5 2018

Mingus Union beat Lee Williams 2-1 at home (VVN/James Kelley)

Horse Rides At Dead Horse State Park

Trail Horse Adventures keeps up the tradition of the Old West at Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood with horseback rides, open seven days a week, year-round. Call 1-866-95-TRAIL or go to TRAILHORSEADVENTURES.COM for more information. Here a ride of eleven customers ride out for an adventure in the park on Wednesday. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

2017 In Pictures

A year in pictures: These are some of the hundreds of photographs that appeared in the Camp Verde Bugle in 2017. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Austin's Play House

God answers prayer - and Santa made the delivery. That's what the Strean family said Tuesday when a 8-foot by 14-foot play house arrived at their home courtesy of Firebird Towing, The Home Depot, and Sean and Tammy O'Shaughnessy. For years, 8-year-old Austin Strean has been praying for a play house, his mother Cassie Strean said. Keep checking for a story about Austin and his play house. (Photos by Bill Helm)

Sedona Railroaders Holiday Train Show

The Sedona Railroaders Annual Holiday show runs to Dec. 30th at the Sedona Village Vista Mall in the Village of Oak Creek in Sedona with numerous operating model train layouts on display. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Dr Daniel Bright Ugly Sweater Day

Students and staff at the Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School show off their sweaters during Winter and Ugly Sweater Day Tuesday at the school. The day was also designated Ugly Sweater Day by some on the Internet. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Verde Valley Shop With A Cop

Police officers and children pose with Santa during the Verde Valley Shop with a Cop event at the Cottonwood Airport Saturday morning before heading to Walmart. Police departments throughout the Verde Valley participated in the event. The Verde Valley Medical Center's Guardian Air brought Santa into the airport. VVN/Vyto Starinskas...

Cottonwood-Oak Creek students sing at board meeting

Tuesday, kindergarteners from Dr. Daniel Bright School in Cottonwood sing Christmas songs at the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s monthly board meeting. Songs included Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells and Do You Remember Christmas as a Child? The students began by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photos by Bill Helm)

2017 Christmas Parde Cottonwood

Cottonwood Christmas parade heading towards Old Town. .VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Sedona Fire Rescues Hiker In Boynton Canyon

An injured hiker was carried off the Boynton Spur Trail by Sedona Fire Department personnel Monday after a technical rescue off the side of steep red rocks. According to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in at 11:10 a.m. for a 24-year-old male who slid down a hill at the vortex at the end of Boynton Trail where it leads into Vista Trail. He hit his head and injured his leg. A female was hiking with him. Sedona Fire Department arrived at the trailhead and transported the man to the Enchantment Resort where a Guardian Air helicopter was on standby. The man is in stable condition, according to SFD. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Girl Scouts Kick Off Thanksgiving In Clarkdale

The Girl Scouts from Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Cornville and volunteers worked hard Wednesday evening to serve 300 meals of turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy and pie to the community at the Elks lodge in Clarkdale. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

The Zeke Taylor Barbecue 2017

The cowboy beans get stirred to go with the traditional barbecued beef sandwiches and coleslaw at the annual Zeke Taylor BBQ at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum in Cottonwood Saturday. The barbecued beef for the fundraiser is cooked overnight in a pit outside and is to raise funds for the museum. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

11 14 Walking On Main Cottonwood 2017

Walkin’ on Main in Old Town Cottonwood Saturday had a huge crowd Saturday, with Keith Okie and Friends, a car show, above, vendors and the Mingus Union High School art club drawing their annual chalk art on Main Street. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Veterans Day Cottonwood Saturday

In two events honoring veterans in Cottonwood on Saturday morning: Veterans with the Verde Valley Flyers, who were at a Veterans Day event at the Cottonwood Airport Saturday morning, line up for a photo in front of Terry Andrew’s 1944 attack trainer airplane. The veterans had a cake and music. Col. Wayne Daniels, middle, poses with Terry Andrews, left, and Harry Olson. Veterans gathered during a Verde Valley Flyers Veterans day event at the Cottonwood Airport on Saturday. Daniels said that he was a former POW. He was a B17 pilot and was shot down over German and was captured after he parachuted from the airplane. The Cottonwood Village honored the 35 veterans (25 from World War II), who reside at the Cottonwood Village, in a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday. The Veterans Day program, which included an Honor Guard of Flags and a presentation of certificates and pins, was followed by a barbeque.VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Flag Replacement Ceremony On Veterans Day

The local VFW, American Legion, Marine Corp League and other veterans held their semiannual flag replacement at the Verde Valley Military Service Park on Veterans Day on Saturday in Cottonwood. VVN/Vyto Starinskas