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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
What's hot in Verde Valley job market?
VERDE VALLEY - With four out of five of the fastest growing occupations not requiring a college degree - - but rather, technical training - - the Verde Valley finds itself in a quandary of having too many job openings with not enough skilled workers to fill them.

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Latest News
Local | Regional | State

• Is 123 enough? Proposition means more money for teachers and staff, but no more revenue for materials
• Cast, crew of Footloose named finalists for American High School Theater Awards
• Cornville man charged with child molestation seeks plea
• Election season leaves Cottonwood Council short-handed
• Fifth annual Verde Valley Wine Consortium scheduled May 28
• When it comes to spending limits, Jerome goes 'Home Rule' while Clarkdale looks to permanent adjustment
• Matthew Mitschelen selected Hometown Hero of the Month
• All indications are that Prop. 123 narrowly approved by voters
• Arizona jobless rate stands at 5.5% in April

Editorials | Letters | Commentary

• Commentary: Passage of Prop. 123 an important first step forward
• Letters: A Great Big Thank You!
• Editorial: No surprise voters split down middle on Prop. 123
• Letter: Spinning numbers is nothing new for Yavapai College
• Letter: Still safe, for now, from predatory lending
• Editorial: Here is your chance to give Yavapai College some sound advice
• Editorial: Single-family zoning goes the way of 8-track tapes
• Editorial: Lack of effort, absence of methodology, make committee's efforts suspect
• Letter: Sedona National Monument: A proclamation by a monarch

Business & Economy

• Gourmet market finds home in Old Town Cottonwood
• Main Street T's opens in Old Town Cottonwood
• KidZaam makes dentistry fun for kids
• Verde Digital Works converts to 928MediaLab
• Larry Green receives GM 25-Year Award

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

• What's Happening: May 22, 2016
• What's Happening May 20, 2016
• Jerome's Don Robertson built his dream with two bare hands, monkey wrenches and elbow grease
• What's Happening: May 13, 2016
• Five-time kayak champ Jeff Johnson on a mission
• What's Happening May 1, 2016
• Fulfill your relationships by closing your circle
• What's Happening: April 27, 2016
• Third-grader becomes dispatcher for a day for Cottonwood Police

The Villager

• Governor's election rival throws his support behind school-funding measure
• League of Women Voters asks Arizonans to reject Prop 123
• New leadership at Big Park, Sedona-Red Rock Junior High School
• New leadership slate in place for Village of Oakcreek Assn.
• Big Park seeks Council secretary
• JD Maddy presents 'Under the Dark Skies of Sedona'
• Creating sustainable society a win-win for everyone
• Changing of the guard for SVBA
• Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off May 7

Kudos Spotlight

• Mask-making with performance artist Pash Galbavy
• New Music this week
• Sedona Arts Center announces Summer Camp for Creative Kids
• Joe Neri Live at Studio B
• Rockin' musical menu this week at Sound Bites Grill
• 'Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan' premieres in Art & Architecture Series May 23
• Film Festival hosts 'Verdi Requiem' Legends Concert May 22
• Woodstock legend Melanie to perform at Sedona's Sound Bites Grill
• Three-year anniversary promises weekend of music at Cottonwood Main Stage

Local | Regional | Gallery: Mingus at Sedona Red Rock Hoops Classic (2015)

• Mingus athletes earn All-Section nods
• Marauders fall to Alhambra, 8-7, to end State Title run
• No. 5-seeded Mingus set to take on No. 1-seeded Alhambra in AIA Division III State Playoff Semi-Finals
• NBA D-League coming to Prescott Valley
• Macafee's Monologues: Summer is approaching
• Marauders earn three medals at State Meet
• Mingus moves on to Division III Semi-Finals
• Arellano snaps two records at latest meet for Aftershock Distance
• No. 5 Marauders take on No. 4 Kofa Kings


• Obituary: Helen Louise 'Misty' Coumbe 1923-2016
• Obituary: Dixie Rose Hatch Amberson
• Obituary: Mary Jane Richmond 1939-2016
• Obituary: Karen Glover Hayhurst 1946-2016
• Obituary: John Nelson Sr. 1929-2016
• Obituary: Emma Jean Henry 1937-2016
• Obituary: Abbie Isabell Davis 1945-2016
• Obituary: Francis V. Saporito 1922-2016
• Obituary: Beatrice Ritchey-Lanning 1934-2016

Special Coverage
Galleries | Videos | Projects

• Verde Heritage -- 1947: Record Number of Verde Tourists
• Sedona Pathways ... Our Daily Journey May 23, 2016
• Mingus Union High School Graduation 2016
• Verde Heritage -- 1919: JEROME; Fernandez Pool Hall Closed
• Verde Heritage: News about the Verde Mining District during May
• Sedona Pathways ... Our Daily Journey May 20, 2016
• Verde Heritage -- 1939: Rabid Dog at the Pioneer Picnic
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey May 18, 2016

Anniversaries | Births | Community Interest

• Students of the Month
• Wedding Plans
• New Arrival: Krisna Cooper Soldwedel
• New Arrival: Davina Margaret Pirtle
• New Arrival: Onyx Zaiden Cole MacDonald
• Cottonwood's Jeanne Martin crowned Ms. Senior Arizona
• Elks Honors
• New Arrival: Felise Langi David Colston
• Wedding Plans: Shafer Stockton and Heidi Brooks

Chillin' a Bear
Chillin' a Bear
The black bears get cooled down at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Clarkdale. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

This Week's Events
    Standing on Sacred Ground, Part IV: Islands of Sanctuary Film & Q&A with Dorothy Firecloud

Mask Making for Healing Workshop

5th Annual VVWC Wine Festival & Symposium

Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale - May 28th and 29th, 2016


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