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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

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

How to turn your problems into pearls
From time to time in life, we all face "problem" people and "problem" situations. They grate on us, and sometimes we let them get under our skin. Allowing them to aggravate and irritate us produces a negativity within us that can feel toxic.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What's Happening: May 25, 2016
McGuireville will host the 3rd annual Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show on Saturday, May 28th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What's Happening: May 22, 2016
Join in on the Camp Verde Relay for Life The Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

What's Happening May 20, 2016
Remember the fun swingin' music of the 1940's? Well, it's back! EF Productions presents the 16th Annual Celebrate America: 1940s USO Holiday Radio Show, June 24-26 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Thursday, May 19, 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

What's Happening: May 13, 2016
Each year the Verde Valley Humane Society rescues, cares for, and finds homes for about 1,300 animals.  VVHS offers a safe refuge and makes sure they are adopted into a forever home with responsible pet owners.  
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

What's Happening May 1, 2016
The Verde Baptist Choir and Praise Band welcome the Rainbow Acres Rancher Choir for a joint concert on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fulfill your relationships by closing your circle
In my workshops, I sometimes describe an unhealthy relationship by making a half circle with the thumb and forefinger of one hand. I do the same with the other hand.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

What's Happening: April 27, 2016
Clarkdale Community Services is pleased to announce the 2016 Concerts in the Park series. Clarkdale Community Services annually hosts a series of concerts in the Clarkdale Town Park which run throughout the summer months. These concerts are performed from the Town Park gazebo on Saturday evenings and are FREE to the public. This year eight concerts are offered representing a wide variety of genres.

Tuesday, April 26, 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

What's Happening: April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016

What's Happening: April 20, 2016
April 23, the Cottonwood Roadrunners Square Dance Club invites the public to a night at the park along with other clubs throughout the state at the Clarkdale Park from 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 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

What's Happening: April 17, 2016
Cottonwood Community Band presents Spring Concerts

Come join the Cottonwood Community Band as it welcomes back regular band director, Will Norris, after a short leave of absence during the fall season. He has selected upbeat music from the genre of "pop music," which is certain to keep your toes tapping. The many favorite tunes that everyone will remember and enjoy include a little jazz, movie themes and of course a march or two.

The band will play their first concert, Sunday May 1, 3 p.m, in the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South 6th Street in Cottonwood. The second presentation will be on Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m., at the Multi-Use Theater, 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. The music will be the same for both concerts and admission is free.

The May 8th concert is on "Mother's Day," so what a nice gift for that special person in your life. The music has appeal that ranges from the young to the older set. Children are welcome.

Cottonwood Community Band is always extending an invitation to people in the area who have missed playing their instrument on a regular basis and would have the time for practice and meeting once a week for group rehearsals. For further information, contact Cottonwood Community

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

What's Happening 4-15-16
The band will play their first concert, Sunday May 1, 3 p.m, in the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South 6th Street in Cottonwood.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

What's Happening: April 13, 2016
Local and award-winning cowboy poet, Rocky Sullivan, will perform at Studio B at the Old Town Center For The Arts complex, on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Then & Now: Cottonwood Healing Arts Center was original community hospital
Marcus J. Lawrence and his mother Mrs. Carrie Lawrence, moved to the Verde Valley from Washington, D.C. in 1931. They came out to the Wild West to become cowboys if you will, going into partnership for an undisclosed interest with Bruce Brockett of the Beaver Creek Guest House to run things at their newly acquired V Bar V Ranch.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

What's Happening: April 10, 2016
51st annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce continues planning the most talked about event of the year, The Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour, celebrating its 51st year.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thespians loose at Mingus
Rehearsals have begun for the Mingus Union High School theater department's performance of Footloose scheduled for weekends from April 15-24 at the school's auditorium in Cottonwood.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

What's happening: April 8, 2016
Verde Valley Comic Expo

Fans of Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, X-Men and Deadpool mark your calendars and save the date! The Cottonwood Library in conjunction with the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association is hosting the first ever Verde Valley Comic Expo on Saturday April 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,at the Cottonwood Rec Center.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mike Midkiff performs for Meals on Wheels
Michael Midkiff, a remarkably accomplished guitarist, will be performing at the Center for Positive Living in the Living Room Concert Series at 7 p.m. April 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What's Happening: April 6, 2016
On Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m., pianist Joseph Martin presents a concert of great Southern Gospel and Hymns of the Church.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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