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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Thursday, February 26, 2015
SciTech Festival enters second year in Verde Valley
Community leaders and nonprofit groups throughout the Verde Valley are gearing up for the Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math.

This year's festival includes at least 17 different events throughout the Verde Valley from March 21-27.

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Latest News
Local | Regional | State

• Alcantara vs. Oliver trial delayed again
• Yavapai College students honored with All-Arizona scholarships
• Bolshoi Ballet's 'Swan Lake' at Yavapai College in Clarkdale March 1
• Stranded NAU students, faculty airlifted to safety
• Business interests seek property tax relief on their equipment
• Ducey signs SB 1194, designed to direct doctors to rural areas
• Keep Sedona Beautiful honors Cottonwood for Southwest Wine Center recycled water project
• DEA: Surge in meth seizures at border sign of Mexican cartels boosting production
• 12th Street north work to start Monday

Editorials | Letters | Commentary

• Commentary: Continue to make your voice heard on Yavapai College
• Letters: Find a better, safer place to locate cell phone tower
• Editorial: Finding perfect site for cell tower easier said than done
• Letters: Do not locate cell tower so close to residential area
• Letters: Let's make trash collection a Verde Valley team sport
• Editorial: Coach Showers is teaching something more important than winning games
• Letters: Cottonwood pan handlers scamming good people
• Guest Editorial: Executive budget proposal again sells Arizona classrooms short
• Letters: How about turning down the volume?

Business & Economy

• Sedona's Lonnie Lillie named Hotelier of the Year
• Changing of the guard is all in the family for DeGeer State Farm Insurance
• Construction crews working on AZ 260 'Market Place'
• It's tax season; preparation is essential
• Alan Bostock joins McFarland Law Firm
• Anvil pizza owners plan Valentine's Day soft opening
• Pines Motel installs first EV and Tesla charging stations in Cottonwood
• New Jerome gallery prepares for First Saturday
• Remodeled Snap Fitness center plans open house this month

What's Happening | People, Places & Past | Verde Valley's Amazing Grapes

• What's Happening: 2-25-15
• What's Happening: 2-22-15
• What's Happening: 2-20-15
• Raising spiritually aware children
• What's Happening; 2-18-15
• Verde Valley hops into Arizona Beer Week
• What's Happening: 2-15-15
• What's Happening: 2-13-15
• What's Happening: 2-11-15

The Villager

• Dark Sky support letters needed
• Council bans mall U-Haul business parking
• VOCA/Village Community Calendar
• The time is now to preserve our dark skies
• Short month, long days at VOCA
• Busy spring for Sedona Village Business Assn.
• Big Park Community council wrap
• Every day a lucky day at library
• In-home dining at Abbie's Kitchen

Kudos Spotlight

• 'More Deception, Lies & Alibis' at Sedona Heritage Museum
• McFarland USA a life lesson in community pride, value of family
• Claire Lynch Band comes to Old Town
• 2015 Western Music Entertainer of the Year Dave Stamey comes to Cottonwood
• World-renowned LIAN Ensemble comes to Old Town Center for the Arts
• Larry Dunn Anthology of Earth Wind & Fire to kick off Sedona Film Festival Feb. 20
• Sir Harrison is in the house with a passion for blues at Sound Bites Grill
• 45th annual Sedona St. Patrick's Parade entries are due Feb. 23
• Larry Lindahl tabbed as featured speaker for Sedona Camera Club

Local | Regional

• Booster Clubs provide financial punch for Mingus football, baseball programs
• Mingus baseball alum returns from overseas
• Pay-to-play bridges budget gap for Camp Verde sports programs
• Mingus baseball gets first live look
• Budget realities, facilities, drive Camp Verde athletic choices
• Mingus boys tennis getting ready for season
• Mingus softball looks to improve
• Stretching the budget dollar a daily job to fund Mingus athletic programs
• Goettl, Whitworth expected to play huge roles Mingus girls track team


• Obituary: Lynn Rhodes 1927 - 2015
• Obituary: Robert Franklin Crose 1919 - 2015
• Obituary: Thomas B. Zimmerman 1938 - 2015
• Obituary: Gloria Emma Dunn 1924 - 2015
• Obituary: Joe Mongini 1918 - 2015
• Obituary: Lynn Rhodes 1927 - 2015
• Obituary: James Gray 1918 - 2015
• Obituary: Paul Allen Gates 1930 - 2015
• Obituary: Gloria Emma Dunn 1924 - 2015

Special Coverage
Galleries | Videos | Projects

• Verde Heritage -- 1917: Jerome-Verde Bonanza
• Verde Heritage -- 1875-1876: Hard Times
• Verde Heritage -- 1938: VULTEE ARCH
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Feb. 24, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1970: Moonscape Created
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Feb. 20, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1912: New United Verde Smelter Planned
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Feb. 19, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1954: Jerome Bell Returns, February 18

Anniversaries | Births | Community Interest

• Reserve Champion
• Rotary Student Ambassadors
• Clarkdale-Jerome School Honor Roll
• New Arrival: Aiden Lee Grant
• New Arrival: Rylan Elias Nahozoni Yazzie
• Local student conquers WordMasters Challenge
• New Arrival: Jonathan Geronimo Griego
• New Arrival: Shane Michael Nissen Jr.
• New Arrival: Danica Kinley Pascoe

Moooove over!
Moooove over!
A hot air balloon cruises along SH260 Thursday as the mornings continue to be chilly, but the afternoons begin to warm up now. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

This Week's Events
Quail Country Quilters Guild Meeting

FREE Hopi Talks at Cottonwood Village

  Structures and Buildings Watercolor Workshop

Whiskey Row-llers VS. Duke City Roller Girls

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Whiskey Row-llers VS. Duke City Roller Girls

Caregiver Workshop

Caregiver Workshop

Whiskey Row-llers VS. Duke City Roller Girls

LVQG to Host Heidi Pridemore


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