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Adios, John McNerney
John McNerney, founder of Jerome Instrument Corporation (JIC), in Jerome, AZ in 1979, died on May 20 at his home in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico. Iris, his wife was with him, as were a few of his closest friends. The lung infection he had battled with for many years finally caught up with him.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jerome's Don Robertson built his dream with two bare hands, monkey wrenches and elbow grease
Don Robertson, 73, may not be the King of Jerome, but he does live in his own little kingdom atop the tiny historic mining town.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Five-time kayak champ Jeff Johnson on a mission
VERDE VALLEY - Competitive kayaker Jeff Johnson of Cornville, a five-time consecutive First Place winner in the Verde River Runoff, lost two friends to kayaking tragedies.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Third-grader becomes dispatcher for a day for Cottonwood Police
COTTONWOOD -- It may have been the Grinch robbing a Cottonwood store, but 9-year-old Jessica Casa still dispatched Cottonwood Police officers with a clear and confident voice.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hannah Detwiler: Designing for the peasant girl turned princess
COTTONWOOD -- Up-and-coming clothing and cosmetic artist Hannah Detwiler is currently is taking residence in Cottonwood and styling at a local hair salon.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fish Story
Spring break was 'fishy' for one Cornville family. The Brewer family, from Cornville, reeled in a 250-pound mako shark 50 miles from Rocky Point in the Sea of Cortez.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Are you emotionally intelligent?
You're probably familiar with IQ tests administered in schools and by mental health professionals to evaluate general knowledge. There is also something called Emotional Intelligence.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

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


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