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Responding to the bell: Barb U'Ren named 2016 Verde Champions Educator of the year
COTTONWOOD - Barbara U'Ren calls it the "teaching career bell," and for her, it first rung when she was 8 years old.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Verde Champions Student of the year: Joel Beauty
CAMP VERDE - It isn't easy being both cultural and modern.

But Joel Beauty, who this fall will be one of many freshman at Arizona State University, endeavors to bridge the two schools of thought.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Steps to Recovery: Verde Valley Champions Organization of the Year
"Our Mission is to provide a safe environment, free from any illicit drugs or alcohol, for people with substance abuse issues. We focus on behavior modifications and are dedicated to consistency, structure, and direction in our homes. We are passionate about our own recovery and want to help others find peace."
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tourism Champion: Eric Glomski's Tilted Earth slides folks into Old Town
VERDE VALLEY - To earn Tourism Champion of the Year, Eric Glomski "made our community stand-out by advocating for Verde Valley tourism."


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Business Person of the Year: Dick Cook's charitable heart pumps-up local non-profits
VERDE VALLEY - To attain recognition as Business of the Year, an enterprise must have "made a deliberate and focused effort, by its nature or through a specific project, to improve our local quality of life."
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Business of the Year: Taylor Waste
Chris Taylor, owner of Taylor Waste in Cottonwood, believes it's important to give back to the community as a business, and also as an individual.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Don Godard earns Lifetime Achiever award
Don is a third-generation Verde Valley resident.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

2012 Verde Pride Awards: Paul Green: Citizen of the Year
Many people will recognize Paul Green. He’s the guy with the open hands and the big smile.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 Verde Pride Awards: Acme Pizzaria: Business of the Year
For almost six years -- right through a deep recession -- Acme Pizzaria has been turning out pizza, calzones, subs and other culinary delights for folks in Cottonwood. This year’s Verde Pride Business of the Year clearly enjoys returning the favor to the community.
Thursday, March 8, 2012


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