COTTONWOOD -- “Local” is what the Verde Valley Fair is all about, explained Coleen Gilboy, fair director.
CAMP VERDE – The first section of a new recreational vehicle resort has opened behind Jones Ford off SR 260. It is approved for 299 sites, adding to the 402 recreational vehicle sites currently being built in Camp Verde closer to the intersection of Interstate 17 and SR260.
“Significant snowfall and rain in the highlands/mid-elevations has increased soil moisture and new grass growth,” according to Debbie Maneely, public affairs officer, Prescott National Forest. “This has resulted in a later start to ‘typical’ fire season that we’ve seen over the past two decades of persistent drought.”
Dr. Deborah Lindquist, MD, has treated thousands of cancer patients out of her Sedona office for 30 years. She says she is the one that is “truly blessed.”
The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake leered back at the group of captors who just set him free, shaking his newly colored rattle at them Thursday near the entrance of the Montezuma Castle National Monument.
Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski, right, and City Council Member and Historic Preservation Commissioner Michael Mathews install the first batch of the Commemorative Memorial Bricks at the Cottonwood Community Club House Friday.
There is now a new self-serve “dog wash” in Cottonwood where you can bond with your pooch over a shampoo and a blow dry.
The large rock that was blocking the chute at Slide Rock State Park has been removed just in time for spring swimmers.
Demolition work began this week on the former Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building that had been located at the corner of State Route 260 and State Route 89A for nearly 40 years. The City of Cottonwood has approved plans for a
A seventh-grade student at the Camp Verde Elementary School found a rare arrowhead while on a school trip at Montezuma Well.
John Parsons welcomed “Verde River moms, dads, aunts uncles, cousins, grand kids” to his Verde River Family reunion on Saturday in Camp Verde.
Grandmothers are on it. Even the family dog is on it. But getting accurate information about CBD to help with illnesses can be confusing.
The Oakcreek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek re-opened Thursday for the first time since being shut down after a storm damaged the course in late February.
COTTONWOOD -- If everything goes to plan, the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition will move into a former appliance business building on 15th Street by the end of July.
A Sedona resident wants the city to consider growing hemp along SR89A to take advantage of reclaimed water that is now being sprayed into the air and returned to the aquifer.
Poke “is a traditional Hawaiian dish,” explained Nichols. Its raw ahi (tuna) mixed with sesame seeds, soy sauce, several types of seaweed, sesame oil and a little bit of honey.”
Soon Verde Valley cancer patients will be able to get their chemotherapy treatments in Cottonwood and Sedona.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK -- The Oakcreek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek has been closed since Feb. 22 while staff cleans up the damage to almost 1,000 trees at the Trent Jones-designed golf course known for its tree-lined fairways.
The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris at Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Well.
The Medical Plaza on the corner of Mingus Avenue and SR89A is being reorganized to create a new “one-stop-shopping” experience for its patients.
Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski, far right and his wife Ruth Ellen, second from right, represent the city of Cottonwood along with staff Saturday at the annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade. The event is a partnership between NAU Parks and Recreation Program and the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
Spring has sprung and the Cottonwood Community Garden is filling up fast
The Sedona Yoga Festival is looking for first-responders who may be suffering from stress, trauma or even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to participate in free treatment during the upcoming Sedona Yoga Festival.
The Arizona State Parks Department will remove the large rock wedged into the chute used by swimmers at the popular Slide Rock State Park.
At one time, there were 15,000 residents and three swimming pools in Jerome. One of those three swimming pools, built in 1928, is now for sale.
CLARKDALE -- Freeport-McMoRan informed the Town of Clarkdale that the company will remove the 105-year-old Clarkdale dam on the Verde River after a storm breached about 60 feet of the dam two weeks ago.
CLARKDALE -- U.S. Navy Corpsman Reece Raykovitz, 26, said the Verde River took his breath away when he was baptized Monday in preparation for deployment to Central America.
CLARKDALE -- Last week’s flooding on the Verde River in Clarkdale knocked out part of a 105-year-old dam. Flood waters also destroyed a pond levee that helped divert water to Pecks Lake, according to Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig.
CLARKDALE -- The collapse of the 105-year-old metal dam in Clarkdale on the Verde River may be an opportunity to get rid of the obstruction and return the river back to its original eco-system.
Motorists fuming in the one-hour-plus traffic jams between the Village of Oak Creek and West Sedona on State Route 179 probably wish they had more information before driving into that weekend traffic quagmire.
Two motorcycle riders were taken to the hospital following a crash at mile-marker 338 on Mingus Mountain, south of Jerome, Saturday afternoon. The crash closed the road for less than an hour, according to the Department of Public Safety. “We received a call of a motorcycle down blocking the lanes of travel,” stated the DPS press report from Trooper Kameron Lee. “It is unknown why the motorcycle went down but the operator and passenger were both injured.” Both were transported to a local hospital and the operator, a 47-year-old man, was admitted for injuries.. The lanes re-opened shortly after 4 p.m. VVN/Vyto Starinskas
CLARKDALE -- The Verde Canyon Railroad eagles will glide through the canyons of the Verde Valley with a new attitude thanks to the skills of two long-time sign-painters.
There are sections of the Verde River that resemble a ride at Disneyland.
Brenda Nicholson said she has no scientific proof that eating local honey will help allergy symptoms, but her customers at the Honey Hole in Rimrock believe a teaspoon a day keeps the doctor away.
Cottonwood police describe it as the largest “bank burglary” in Arizona history.
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.
A new medical office has opened in Sedona featuring a family doctor, family nurse and behavioral health and chronic-care management services.
Echo, a 3-year-old mother wolf dog gives birth to five puppies at a breeders in California. They are among 160 wolf dogs that a judge has ordered put to death.
Now in its 14th year, the Sedona Marathon has crossed a symbolic finish line and dropped its marathon race and re-emerged under a new name: RunSedona.