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What's Happening: Aug. 21, 2016
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m., a field trip, "Beaver Blather and Otter Nonsense: Roles of Aquatic Mammals in Riparian Health," will take participants along the Verde River to learn about beavers and otters, and the role they play in the ecosystem.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

How Cottonwood Goodwill turned a life around
VERDE VALLEY - Warren Hille, 48, suffered a childhood being beaten by his father, endured an adolescence under a cloud of drugs and alcohol and faced adulthood on the wrong end of the law - - until two years ago.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What's Happening Aug. 19, 2016
Do you have a sock drawer at home? The homeless don't. Please donate new men's, women's and children's socks for the homeless and needy.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Do you drive the car, or does it drive you?
PHOENIX -- Don't be shocked when you see the car next to you speeding down the freeway with no one's hands on the steering wheel.

Or no one behind the wheel at all.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What's Happening: Aug. 17, 2016
If you live in Cottonwood Arizona or are visiting Thursday, Aug 18, you are in for a special treat as Green Light, a five-piece original classic-rock band from Sedona, takes the stage at the city's Farmer's Market Jamboree, starting 5 p.m. and rocking until dark.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What's Happening: Aug. 12, 2016
If you live in Cottonwood Arizona or are visiting Thursday, Aug. 18, you are in for a special treat as Green Light, a five-piece original classic-rock band from Sedona, takes the stage at the city's Farmer's Market Jamboree, starting 5 p.m. and rocking until dark.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cottonwood teen athlete helps build Bible Training Center in Balgüe, Nicaragua
Cottonwood teen Trenton Stafford recently returned from a 10-day trip to Ometepe Island in Nicaragua.  Ometepe Island is located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's Happening: April 7, 2016
Monday, August 15, the monthly Voter Education Program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley, in partnership with OLLI,  will feature Clarkdale Mayor and local water guru Doug Von Gausig speaking about "The Future of Water in the Verde Valley: We Know the Problem, Now What Can We Do About It?"
Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's Happening Aug. 3, 2016
The local Chapter of Professional Women's Group will hold Business After Hours Event on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Cucina Rustica in the Village of Oak Creek at the Collective from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Time out provides for reflection on agenda of ego vs. needs of relationship
The noise of coffee shop machines and conversations whirled around us. Steve and I sat across from each other, leaning over our coffee cups, deep in conversation. The coffee shop provided the backdrop for our attempts to mend our communication from a few hours before.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

A uniform feeling: Verde Valley school officials agree dressing for success key to student achievment
For most people, the only problem with casual Friday is that it only comes once each week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Humane Society seeks foster families
Luie is a lonely guy. The handsome Airedale mix had found the perfect woman to adopt him, but he wasn't crazy about her husband, so he was returned to the shelter.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Late-season monsoon brings gardeners a second chance
VERDE VALLEY -Along with the crack of thunder and torrent of showers ushered-in by summer monsoon season, savvy gardeners can also take advantage of its favor for a second-chance garden.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What's Happening, 7-20-16.
Yavapai College, Clarkdale Campus, Rm and Time TBA, will present "The Magic of Migration" Saturday, August 20.

To register please contact 928-282-2202

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pokémon Go takes Verde Valley by storm
VERDE VALLEY -- Pokémon Go, the latest craze to hit the country, is hitting places locally like Acme Pizza and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building and the old jail in Camp Verde.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

What's Happening July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 23, Clarkdale Community Services is proud to present Cadillac Angels. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo. This concert is free.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

What's Happening, 7-13-16.
The July 18 monthly voter education program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will feature Larry Gould, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University and Executive Director of the Western Social Science Association. 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Trio of new lions takes up residence at Out of Africa Wildlife Park
CAMP VERDE -- The King seems happy with his new Kingdom. He has made it in the shade, content, gazing at his subjects, closing his eyes while nodding off, taking a long sigh as his name was called to grab his attention.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Be the screen; be the silence
You may have noticed I sometimes write (or talk) about the perception, 'you are not your body, your thoughts, your emotions or your personality.'

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What's Happening July 1, 2016
For the past quarter century the Camp Verde Cornfest has celebrated the annual sweet corn crop grown on the banks of the Verde River by Hauser Farms. But the Cornfest has always been much more than that. It is a celebration of families and summer, as well as Camp Verde's rich agricultural history and the simple joys of small town life.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What's Happening, 6-22-16.
Camp Verde Coffee with a Cop

Join the neighbors and the local police officers for coffee and conversation June 27. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in Camp Verde. Coffee with a Cop is from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. the last Monday of each month at Thanks a Latte, located at 348 S. Main St. Camp Verde. Sponsored by the Camp Verde Marshal's Office.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monsoon season officially here ... Where's the rain?
No longer do we have to wait for three successive days for a dew point greater than 55 degrees in Phoenix to establish a monsoon season for the American Southwest.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gary Wagner celebrates 20 years of service to Rainbow Acres
Gary Wagner recently reached a milestone in his professional journey, when the Board of Trustees recognized his 20 years of service as President and CEO of Rainbow Acres.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

What's Happening, 6-17-16.
Sedona residents should expect to see an increase in activity at Posse Ground Park on Sunday, June 19, from the community event, Operation Orlando, which will be held at 6 p.m. to honor the victims in the tragedy from this past Sunday in which 49 people were killed in Orlando, Florida.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

What's Happening June 15, 2016
Ever wonder what the pets we love do when we leave? Join the Verde Valley Humane Society for a private screening of "The Secret Life of Pets" at Harkins Sedona on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

What's Happening June 10, 2016
Camp Verde Community Library, Saturday, June 11, 2-4 p.m.,, Camp Verde Community Library is hosting the talented Jan Marc Quisumbing, better known as the Janimal.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What's Happening: June 5, 2016
The City of Cottonwood Ordinance Enforcement team is partnering with local veterinarians to provide free spay/neuter services for domestic dogs and cats.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What's Happening: June 3, 2016
As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, the Camp Verde Community Library is offering a Square Dance on Wednesday June 15, 1 p.m., in the Town Gym, 395 S. Main Street.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Revelation Wines: Old Town's first full-production winery on the way
COTTONWOOD -- While numerous tasting rooms fill Old Town Cottonwood, Revelation Wines will be the historic area's first winery. Located just off Main Street at 102 E. Pima Street, a tasting room will also accompany the full-production winery in what previously housed a church.

The opening is set for 2014, with exact dates to be announced in the coming months.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Verde Valley Southwest Wine Center closer to completion
CLARKDALE - After two months of construction, the exterior structure of the Southwest Wine Center on the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus has been completed.

According to Tom Beveridge, FCI Constructors project superintendent, the building's interior concrete slab will be placed this week with framing and electrical/plumbing work to follow.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The adventure of cooking with wine
VERDE VALLEY - Kathy Chambers has one basic rule for cooking with wine.

"We only use wines we would drink," says Chambers, owner of Vintages Grille in Rimrock.

Cooking meaty dishes - and desserts - with wine, chef Saul Gomez has been stretching the minds and palettes of diners at Vintages since 2011.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wine pairings: Wine and dine perfection
"The best wine is the wine you like the best," says Chambers, owner of Vintages Grille in Rimrock. "It's all about enjoyment. Everyone's palette is different. It's about the beauty of the wine, how the nose takes it in. It all factors in."

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A beginner's guide to drinking wine
Wine sloshes around the bottoms of spittoons in the Verde Valley, replacing the typical cowboy backwash with samples from a growing industry.

Four tasting rooms sit almost next to each other in Old Town Cottonwood. Justin Ove, assistant manager and event coordinator for Arizona Stronghold, said if more than one tasting room is on the agenda, don't be afraid to spit.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teaching winery set to open fall 2014
CLARKDALE - City officials and wine aficionados broke ground Tuesday on what is now the four squares of a racquetball court, but will soon house a $1.9 million teaching winery at Yavapai College.

Starting fall 2014, students are going to ferment, age and market the grapes harvested from the 6 planted acres of vineyard that sit next to the new facility.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wine shortage refuted, but Verde Valley vintners say demand still high
CORNVILLE - Though national officials are refuting reports of a global wine shortage, Deb Wahl of Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery says increasing demand is pressuring her, and other Verde Valley winemakers, to produce more.

"We can't plant enough, we can't produce [enough]," said Wahl, Oak Creek's owner. "Even with my small winery, I'm always under the gun to produce more [and] produce better. That's a good problem to have, right?"


Friday, November 22, 2013

Verde Valley Wine Consortium receives Rural Economic Development Grant
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has awarded a Rural Economic Development Grant in the amount of $208,500 to the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, Inc. (VVWC), for business expansion at six Verde Valley wineries.
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Arizona wine industry elects new leadership
The Arizona Wine Growers Association elected its new officers.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New planning for other side of Cornville Road, VSF sees wine culture as lure
"We are not off and running, yet, but we have brought it back to the forefront and we are all fired up."

Brookfield Communities Founder and President Phil Peterson is referring to what in the past was called Bella Montana, the 750 acres of Republic Properties north of Cornville Road. But, forget that name. The proposed development is now part of "a new vision" that Peterson says will be better suited to the rural character of the area.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Gallery: Old Town Association Mixer at Pillsbury Wine Co
The Old Town Association hosted merchants for a mixer at the Pillsbury Wine Company on Tuesday, January 15. The meeting presented new OTA President Lindsey Higginson and bid farewell to retiring president, Lisa Pender.
Thursday, January 17, 2013

1917: WINE MAKER PARDONED BY GOVERNOR; Released December 12.
"WINE GETS 3 IN BAD: Henry Schuerman, Oak Creek Rancher, Held for Selling and Two Others for Moving 100 Gallons of Joy."
Monday, December 17, 2012

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