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Video: Mago Celebration

Video length 2 minutes, 3 seconds

A huge crowd poured into large white tents on Bill Gray Road at the new Mago Earth Park Wednesday morning.
Thursday, December 17, 2009


Holiday greeting video from Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Chang
From Iwakuni, Japan, Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Chang sends out holiday greetings to his friends and family in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Video: Holiday greeting video from Jackson family
From Heidelburg, Germany, the Jackson family sends out holiday greetings to Kim, Dennis, Ty and Molly in Sedona, Arizona.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Video: Christmas Parade 2009

Video length 8 minutes, 26 seconds

If you missed this year's Christmas parade, then you are in luck. Verdenews.com filmed the whole parade and has condensed the hour long event into a less than ten minute show.
Sunday, December 6, 2009


Video: Kessel's Spectacular Lights 2008
For three years now Dave Kessel has transformed his property into a holiday display that can only be termed "spectacular."
(4 comments)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Video: Olde Tyme Country Fair

Video length 3 minutes, 21 seconds

Oak Creek School held its annual Olde Tyme Country Fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring food, musical entertainment, arts and crafts and games for the kids.
Saturday, November 21, 2009


Video: World Record Cup Stacking Attempt

Video length 2 minutes 40 seconds

DDB school joined in with hundreds of other schools, on November 12 to help break the world record for a cup stacking event.
Friday, November 13, 2009


Video: Halloween 2009

Video length 3 minutes

Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome all had special activities to usher in this year's Halloween for trick-or-treaters. Jerome had their first ever Parade Down Main Street, Clarkdale featured a costume contest in the park, and Cottonwood held their annual Trick or Treat on Main and Fall Carnival in Activity Park.
Thursday, November 5, 2009


Video: Fencing

Video length 1 minute 52 seconds

An opportunity to learn about fencing.
Thursday, October 22, 2009


Video: Brian Mickelsen Street Dedication

Video length 2 minutes, 42 seconds

A gathering of 30 to 40 people converged around a paper-covered street sign that marked the intersection of Mingus Avenue and the former Paula Street.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Video: Pet a Palooza 2009

Video length 2 minutes, 48 seconds

Petapalooza, the one-day event where you can meet your new best friend, was held this year at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. Over 50 new furry friends were found at this event.
Saturday, October 10, 2009


Video: Grape Harvest and Winemaking

Video length 3 minutes, 30 seconds

Freitas Vineyard Winemaker Darin J Evans and Assistant Winemaker Scott E Waltz provide a behind the scenes look at harvest and winemaking at the Cottonwoood vineyard owned by Ray Freitas.
(6 comments)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Video: Early Settlers' Day

Video length 2 minutes

On Saturday at Clemenceau Heritage Museum there was wood carving, fly-wheel engines, exotic animals, music and dancing, spinning and weaving, Dutch oven biscuits with homemade butter, hand made ice cream and much more!
Saturday, October 3, 2009


Video: Central Arizona Modelers
Video length 2 minutes, 10 seconds
Central Arizona Modelers is a sport-flyers club, their members and guests enjoy everything from small to large planes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Video Slide Show: Fiesta del Tlaquepaque 2009
Video slide show length 1 minute, 30 seconds
Fiesta del Tlaquepaque entered its 36th year of celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a mosaic of color, song, crafts and dance.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Video: A Kindergartner's First Day
Video length 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Young kids from the valley attend their first day of kindergarten at DDB.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Video: A taste of the Verde Valley
Video length 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Freitas Vineyard has been quietly operating in Cottonwood for nearly a decade. 2008 production for the vineyard is estimated to be 7000-8000 bottles. Owner Ray Freitas speaks with us about growing grapes and making estate grown wines in the Verde Valley.
(3 comments)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Video: First Day of School 2009
Video length 2 minutes
Administrators, teachers and staff at Dr. Daniel Bright School welcomed parents and students to the first day of school Thursday. Lots of new shoes, clothes and backpacks were on display as some kids shared hugs with returning classmates, and others, mostly new kids, were reluctant to let go of their parents' hands.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Video Slide Show: Vacation Fire School 2009
Video slide show length 1 minute
15 tween and teenage kids gathered each day to practice safety drills, learn about firefighting procedures and generally get a hands on experience behind-the-scenes as a firefighter or EMT in training.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Video Slide Show: Cornfest Boxing Championship
Video slide show length 1 minute, 15 seconds
Golden Cobra Center of Fitness with Camp Verde Promotions presented the 6th annual Boxing Championships on July 18.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Video Slide Show: Best of July 4th 2009
Video slide show length 1 minute, 20 seconds
Some of the best pictures celebrating our Independence Day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Video: Ed Dowling's Talents
Video length 4 minutes
Ed Dowling is a man of many talents and passions; we highlight two of his interests in this exclusive Verde News video. Ed's unique approach to guitar playing and guitar making is the focus as we drop by for an intimate performance and some Dowling philosophy.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Video Slide Show: Daddy/Daughter Date Night
Video slide show length 1 minute
Las Palapas Bar & Grill in Clarkdale and Cottonwood Parks & Recreation presented the ninth annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Video: Roller Derby Comes to the Verde Valley
Video length 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Hold on to your hats, the women of the Dirty Verde Roller Derby are spinning their wheels with some family-fun sport and entertainment
(3 comments)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video Slide Show: Pool Opens!
Video slide show length 1 minute
This week was opening day of the Cottonwood Aquatic Center with a large turnout of kids who took the opportunity to cool off and have fun at the community pool.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video Slide Show: Invention Camp
Video slide show length 1 minute
The mental gears were grinding at Invention Camp this past week at Cottonwood Elementary School. About 100 local youngsters, first through sixth grades, put their scientific skills to the test.
(1 comments)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Video Slide Show: Festival of Native American Culture 2009
Video slide show length 1 minute, 10 seconds
Organized by the Arizona Archaeological Society, the festival celebrates Native American culture through dance, music, fine arts and film at many locations throughout the Verde Valley this week - the festival wraps up on June 13th with an evening of Native American Dance at the Hilton Sedona Tequa Ballroom.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Video Slide Show: Concert in the Park, May 09
Video slide show length 1 minute, 30 seconds
The summer's first "Free Concert in the Park", featuring the popular local band Major Lingo, took place at the Clarkdale Park gazebo on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Video: Jerome Home Tour
Video length 4 minutes
Take a virtual tour of this year's 44th annual Jerome Home Tour. Jerome Chamber of Commerce President Tom Pitts is our host as we visit the Honeymoon Cottage, Robinson Victorian, Ewing House, Jerome Volunteer Fire Station and Spook Hall. Every Jerome Home Tour is a unique experience - the buildings from this year's tour will not be featured again for at least 5 years.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Video Slide Show: Miniature Goat Club
Video slide show length 1 minute
Miniature goats took over the livestock areas at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds this weekend as the Miniature Goat Club held its Memorial Weekend Show.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Video: Verde Valley Leadership
Video length 1 minute, 40 seconds
The Verde Valley Leadership organization is dedicated to training the community's next generation of leaders.
(1 comments)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Video: Everyday Heroes
Video length 1 minute, 30 seconds
Volunteers at the Old Town Mission in Cottonwood put in 23,200 hours during 2008 serving 3,750 of their Verde Valley neighbors in need. Talk about "Points of Light," these 150 to 200 volunteers absolutely sparkle with generosity and a sense of community.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Video Slide Show: Livestock Auction
Video slide show length 1 minute
Area buyers support Youth

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Video Slide Show: Verde Valley Fair 2009
Video slide show length 1 minute, 30 seconds

The Verde Valley Fair opened on Wednesday evening with the sounds of laughter, diesel engines and popular music filling the warm night air. The fairgrounds are chock full of attractions.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Video: Elementary Fire Safety
Video length 1 minutes, 30 seconds
LAFS (Life And Fire Safety) is an organization that includes all local Verde Valley fire departments, as well as the USDA Forest Service. Twice a year the group travels to local elementary schools spreading their message of fire safety and prevention. Fall presentations focus on the home, while spring has an outdoor concentration - check out the group in action at Cottonwood Elementary.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Video Slide Show: Brian Mickelsen Memorial Half-Marathon 2009
Video slide show length 2 minutes

Over 400 people registered and competed in the 1st annual Brian Mickelsen Memorial Half-Marathon, 10K and 2 mile Run/Walk on Saturday at Riverfront Park.
(1 comments)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Video Slide Show: Doug Longfellow Retirement Party
Video slide show length 2 minutes
On Saturday evening friends, employees and associates wished him a fond farewell during a retirement party held at the Verde Valley Senior Center.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Video: Contra Dance 2009
Video length 2 minutes
Contra Dancing in Cottonwood has been steadily gaining in popularity in recent years, in no small measure because of the efforts of Deb Comly and her organization, AZ We Dance.

Music by Cluster Folk.
(3 comments)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Video Slide Show: Flywheelers 25th
Video slide show length 2 minutes
The 25th Anniversary show of the Arizona Flywheelers and the Southwest Regional Show of the Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America got off to a rousing start on Friday at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Video Slide Show: Annual Chili Cook Off 2009
Video slide show length 2 minutes

The well-attended event helped to raise money for kids participating in a science field trip to California later in the year. Students, faculty and parents pitched in to make the evening a great time for everyone present.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Video Slide Show: Expressions in Dance
Video length 1 minute, 30 sec

Expressions in Dance - Traditional English Country Dance at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Saturday 7, 2009.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Video: Marauder Wrestling
Video length 2 minutes
Mingus Union wrestling team shoots for fourth consecutive state championship

Friday, February 27, 2009

Video: Time for You
Video length 3 minutes
Old Town Cottonwood "Time for You" clock-maker Charles Anderson shares the tricks, ticks and tocks of his trade.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Video Slide show: Cottonwood Caper
Video slide show length 2 minutes
The Cottonwood Caper, first contra dance extravaganza of the New Year, took place at the Cottonwood Civic Center.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Video: All aboard!
Video length 2 minutes, 16 seconds
Hear about the history and the operation of the Clemenceau Museum's Train Exhibit.
(5 comments)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Military Greeting: Osborn Family in Misawa AFB Japan
A holiday greeting video from the Osborn Family stationed in Misawa Air Force Base, Japan. Video provided by Army-Air Force Hometown News.

Video length 23 seconds


Friday, December 19, 2008

Video: Tis the Season
Video length 1 minute, 50 seconds

Director Beverly Hall and the Verde Valley Voices prepare for their Dec. 13 Christmas Concerts at Dr. Daniel Bright School

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Video Slide show: Cirque du Soleil frolics on Main
Video slide show length 2 minutes
Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Video: Cherry
Video length 2 minutes
Friday, November 14, 2008

Video Part 1: McCain visits Prescott on election eve
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain rallied supporters on the steps of the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott on election eve after stopping in seven key states. See McCain's complete rally speech in four parts.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Video Part 2: McCain visits Prescott on election eve
Part 2: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain rallied supporters on the steps of the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott on election eve.
Part 2 video length: 3 minutes, 4 seconds

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Video Part 3: McCain visits Prescott on election eve
Part 3: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain rallied supporters on the steps of the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott on election eve.
Part 3 video length: 2 minutes, 37 seconds

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Video Part 4: McCain visits Prescott on election eve
Part 4: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain rallied supporters on the steps of the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott on election eve.
Part 4 video length: 3 minutes, 53 seconds

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Video: Touch of Love
Video length 1 minute 40 seconds
Verde Valley cowboy Steve Harris shares the secrets of his Touch of Love horse-training program

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Video: 'Blade Runner'
Video slideshow length 3 minutes
Verde Village resident Miki Butterworth shares her story about her unique moped.
(3 comments)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Slide Show: Mingus Homecoming
Video slide show length 3 minutes
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Video: Sedona Heritage Museum
Sedona Heritage Museum chronicles 50 years of the Sedona Arts Center

Video length 1 minutes, 41 seconds
(1 comments)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Video: Tax Protest
Video length 1 minutes, 15 seconds
A crowd of protesters gathered in front of Cottonwood City Hall Tuesday evening 45 minutes before the scheduled council meeting. The area was spilling over with people shouting and carrying signs urging Cottonwood's council to abandon a sales tax increase.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Video: Out of Africa's Tigers & Bears
Watch as young bears and tigers interact with each other while Dean Harrison explains how this is possible.

Video length 3 minutes, 48 seconds

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Video: Horse Hydrotherapy
Tanner Bryson and his workers lead horses through the 120-foot long, 12-foot deep hydrotherapy pool at B Cross Ranch in Cornville. The cold-water pool is used to condition and build stamina in horses or as a rehabilitation therapy for injured horses or those recovering from surgery.

Video length 3 minutes, 16 seconds
(1 comments)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Video: The Price You Pay: Part II
Officials from the City of Cottonwood and Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District share how rising fuel costs put a huge dent in their bottom line.

Video length 2 minutes 30 seconds

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Video Slide Show: Fire Safety Day
The Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Verde Valley fire departments took their

message to the people Saturday during the annual Fire Safety Day education

forum at the Cottonwood Wal-Mart.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Video Slide Show: Girls Camp Twilight
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Video Slide Show: Daddy Daughter Date Night
The Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department held its eighth annual "Daddy

Daughter Date Night" Friday at the Cottonwood Middle School Multipurpose

room.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Video: The Price You Pay: Part I
Verde Valley residents explain how they are coping with ever-rising gasoline prices ... First in a two-art online video feature by verdenews.com.

Video length 2 minutes
(1 comments)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Video: Upper Verde River, Beautiful and Beleaguered
Starting east of Chino Valley, area resident Gary Beverly hiked 30 miles up the Upper Verde in May, 2008 to document damage from off-road vehicles (ORVs) and trash he'd been seeing while volunteering with the Sierra Club Water Sentinels. Beverly made this short documentary about his trip. "The movie is supposed to show people what a beautiful place the Upper Verde is, and motivate them to do something," Beverly said.

Video length 10 minutes, 54 seconds
(2 comments)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Video: Ride 'Em Cowboy
Dead Horse Ranch State Park now offers what may be one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing the park and portions of the Verde River.

Video length 3 minutes
Saturday, June 7, 2008


Video Slide Show: Police Memorial
Photos by VVN/Shane DeLong

Local residents, city officials and the men in blue from Clarkdale and Cottonwood pay their respects to their fallen comrades at Riverfront Park's National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
(1 comments)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Video Slide Show: Remembering Danny Rhodes
Video slide show length 3 minutes, 7 seconds
Several hundred people turned out Saturday morning for a memorial service for Verde Valley entertainer Danny Rhodes. Rhodes lost a lengthy battle against gastric cancer May 23. The memorial was held under a large tent on the softball field at Riverfront Park. Many friends, fellow musicians and family members shared their memories and experiences with Danny.
(2 comments)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Video Slide Show: Bike to Work 2008
Cottonwood municipal and Yavapai County officials lead by example on National Bike to Work Day.
(1 comments)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Video Slide Show: Yin Yang & Zen Some
Photos by VVN/Shane DLong

Sedona theatrical rock 'n' roll band Yin Yang & Zen Some performing at the closing party at the eighth annual Zaki Gordon Shorts Film Festival.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


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