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Monday, September 15, 2014
Thunder Valley Rally roars into Cottonwood this week
COTTONWOOD -- Rolling in from every direction this weekend will be bikers ready to kick back at biggest ever Thunder Valley Rally Friday and Saturday and Sunday morning.

Monday, September 15, 2014
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Latest News
Local | Regional | State


• Courts asked to take on political attack ads
• Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity gets new director
• Katy Wilkins named Arizona March of Dimes 'Nurse of the Year'
• I-17 paving work continues south of Camp Verde
• Boys and Girls Club lease to be terminated
• We Will Never Forget 9-11
• County officials: Jail sales tax is preferable to property tax hike
• Clarkdale Town Council accepting applications for college committee
• Court Docket: Sept. 13, 2014

Features
Business & Economy | People, Places & Past | Verde Valley's Amazing Grapes


• What's Happening 9-14-14
• 5 reasons to attend Verde River Day
• What's Happening: 9-12-14
• Dress a scarecrow for the Fall Festival
• OLLI celebrates 10th anniversary at "A Taste of OLLI' Open House
• What's Happening: 9-10-14
• Tropical Dreams means ice cream
• What's Happening: 9-7-2014
• Mingus grad Colton Elmer serves as state FFA president

Obituaries


• Obituary: Rosalie McKnight 1939 - 2014
• Obituary: Erna Sejba, Nee Anderer 10/3/1912 - 8/9/2014
• Obituary: Dorothy 'Dottie' Gerlach 1921 - 2014
• Obituary: Waunita Swetnam 1921 - 2014
• Obituary: Richard Kenneth Glover
• Obituary: Barbara M. Parsons
• Obituary: Wayne Anthony Hancock Jr. 1960 - 2014
• Obituary: James Gertz 1949 - 2014
• Obituary: Alan James Gassman 1951 - 2014

Opinions
Editorials | Letters | Commentary


• Verde River Watershed a significant national resource
• Letters: Improved access to Verde River does not add up to an improved Verde River
• Editorial: Education's future on shoulders of next governor
• Letters: Please support school overrides
• Letters: What's with the Cornville Road speed limits?
• Letters: Cottonwood Public Library 2014 Author's Forum a success
• Letters: A little research makes college education affordable
• Commentary: Why I support the jail tax
• Commentary: Verde Valley businesses help beautify Arizona's roadways

Kudos Spotlight
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• Miller, Martin & Ki 'Rockin' & Blue' at Marketplace Café in the VOC
• Old Town Center for the Arts sets stage for 7th season
• Alexander weaves musical magic in Living Room concert series
• Fools Rush In: Carter to discuss his book, documentary Miss Sarajevo at Verde Valley School
• Can you carry a tune? Join Contemporary a Cappella this week
• More to learn of people, animals in Dolphin Tale 2
• Sedona International Film Festival presents Life of Crime and The One I Love
• The Mystery, Mysticism, and Motion Show
• SAC hosts Open Members Exhibition through Sept. 21

Celebrate
Anniversaries | Births | Community Interest


• New Arrival: Kynnlee Sue Bower
• Silver Anniversary
• Yavapai College presents healthcare scholarship recipients
• 108 Candles
• Cottonwood councilwoman receives Quilt of Valor to honor husband
• Unsung Hero: Rosemarie Shemaitisos
• New Arrival: Anthony Thomas Rocha
• Engagement: Swick-Ledesma Engagement
• 50th Anniversary

Sports
Local | Regional


• Mingus football falls to 0-3 with 56-7 loss to Paradise Valley
• Mingus volleyball looks impressive in first win
• Mingus golf looks to improve and move forward(with photo gallery)
• Mingus football 0-2: Next up, Paradise Valley
• Mingus swimmers start out strong(with photo gallery)
• New powerlifting records established
• Aftershock runners launch new season in style at Waddell Labor Day race
• Mingus volleyball off to shaky start
• Ace at Verde Santa Fe

Special Coverage
Galleries | Videos | Projects


• Mingus High School swim meet Tuesday photo gallery
• Rhythm & Ribs 2014 photo gallery
• Mingus Football vx Mingus Marauders photo gallery
• Picking grapes at Page Springs Cellars in photo gallery
• Camp Verde opening night game in photo gallery
• Camp Verde beats Chino Valley football photo gallery
• Jerome Hill Climb photo gallery
• Tomatoes make friends at Camp Verde vegetable stand in photo gallery
• Be Fit Fit! Blog: Are we too busy to exercise?

The Villager


• Celtic Harvest Festival returns to Village Sept. 20
• New signage approved for Tequa Plaza
• Yavapai County Jail Tax up for discussion for Big Park Council
• Food Neighbors connect the community and help hungry
• VOCA/Village Calendar
• A tale of two Villages
• Red Rose now focuses on rehab and healing center
• Get ready to 'Light the Village'
• Adult dog owners set poor example at Big Park School

Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11
A prayer is said to remember victims of 9/11 at the Verde Senior Center on Thursday. Cottonwood Fire Department Fire Inspector SteveTrautman, left, was on the scene of the twin towers on 9/11 as a New York EMS member and recollected his thoughts of the event during a ceremony recognizing 9/11 victims and firefighters at the center in Cottonwood. The Cottonwood Fire Department also lined Old Town on Thursday with flags to recognize 9/11. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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