CLARKDALE – The Town of Clarkdale wraps-up 2016 with a blossoming festival scene, recognition for its environmental and historic preservation and an uptick in housing and business development.
JEROME – The Town of Jerome managed to not only survive, but thrive in 2016. Despite its infrastructure woes, it earned recognition by the Arizona Office of Tourism as the second most visited site in the Verde Valley (next to Sedona).
CLARKDALE – A new website entitled “Experienceclarkdale.com” has been launched by the Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance in the hopes of promoting and facilitating local tourism.
TEMPE – A survey of 13 to 17-year-olds by Junior Achievement (JA) and Opinion Research Corporation revealed over half (51 percent) expect to pay more than $100 on gifts, with one in seven (15 percent) saying they plan to spend $250 or more.
At 7:48 a.m. Dec. 7, 1941, over 350 Japanese fighter planes, bombers and torpedo planes descended on the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By the end of the two hour sneak attack, 2,403 Americans lay dead and 1,178 had suffered wounds. Nearly half the casualties occurred aboard the ship USS Arizona.
Retailers are anticipating a $25 billion hike in holiday sales this year compared to last, with sales expected to rise from $631 billion to $656 billion, according to The National Retail Federation (NRF).
Newly-elected Council member Dee Jenkins, general manager/financial analyst at Quintus Inc. in Camp Verde, announced the Nov. 3 passing of Quintus Founder and Chairman of the Board Dick Cook, 87 during her first meeting Nov. 16.