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home : features : people, places & past February 5, 2016


Something fishy is going on
After spending a long day serving his 477 Clarkdale-Jerome School District students, Superintendent/Principal Scott Jacobson returns home to care for hundreds of tropical fish in his 60 aquariums.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Out of Africa handlers romp with beautiful yet dangerous creatures
Ask Jeff Harwell of Out of Africa Wildlife Park if he ever feels fear while working and he'll answer, "All the time."


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Diners' guide to Thanksgiving in Verde Valley
The Verde Valley has more than its share of options for folks who love a big, holiday meal and are not able to prepare it for themselves.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG IDEAS
VERDE VALLEY- Having an idea of what you want to be when you grow up gives you a goal to strive toward.

Sometimes throughout childhood these goals change, you decide to go down a different career path. But either way, having a dream to be something is important. Though each child may have a different goal, the students in the Verde Valley want to be successful.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sharing a little puppy gratitude
Ever since our dog, Cookie, died almost three years ago, I have been dogless. It’s not that I didn’t want another dog much sooner. Since my husband, Steve, is not the animal lover that I am, I had promised to honor his request to wait awhile before bringing another canine companion into our lives.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Verde Formation: A story that holds water
There is no greater puzzle in the world than the world itself. When we look out across the landscape, we see not only rocks and rivers, hills and valleys, cliffs and canyons but also a record of the past.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: When smelter smoke reigned
JEROME - The mineral wealth beneath Jerome is contained within a rare ore deposit known to geologists as a volcanogenic massive sulfide.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Killer Flu of 1918
With news reports about a possible swine flu epidemic and constant references to the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, a look into what happened in the upper Verde Valley during the 1918 outbreak might provide insight into an epidemic.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Esther and Charles Miller celebrate 70th anniversary
It all started with a broken date. Now it includes four more generations, careers in aviation and art - and 70 years of memories.
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Route 66: Easy lessons from the 'hard road': Only remnants remain of highway and its era
Route 66 introduced Arizona to America.

Running 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, U.S. Highway 66 was born Nov. 11, 1926. It rolled across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas (only 12 miles), Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, and it lived almost 60 years before being pronounced dead June 27, 1985.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Knifemaker: Mixing Art & Science
Frank Lampson, of Rimrock, has been making knives for more than 50 years. He says it all started when he was a young man who enjoyed hunting, but got very frustrated with having to skin and butcher his own game with dull knives.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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