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Cornville light show delights through end of year Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:29

It’s almost Christmas, and there’s still time to see one of the Verde Valley’s tucked away holiday treasures to get into the holiday spirit.It’s a tradition for many people to drive around during the holiday season admiring lights and  decorations people put up. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive displays in the Verde Valley, and possibly all of Arizona, is located right in Cornville. The display is put on by Dave Kessel of Yavapai Broadcasting, uses over four miles of cords and lighting and is set to music, which can be dialed in on a car’s radio.

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Made in Clarkdale unveils newest art Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:48
Made in Clarkdale kicked off its annual art show last week, showcasing local talent and celebrating the arts in general.

“It’s going well,” Made in Clarkdale Chairman Greg Jiede said. “[Attendance] is at about 20...

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Copper Art Museum opens doors Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:40

Clarkdale was certainly a company town, founded for a single purpose. Zack Garcia/Larson Newspapers While the majority of copper has gone to industrial use, particularly electrical wiring and  components, a good amount has also been used for art, including architectural embellishments and religious iconography, some of which is now on display at the Clarkdale Copper Art Museum.

It was where the copper that was pouring out of the mines up the mountain in Jerome came to be smelted.

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Germanic barbarians defeat Roman legion in battle Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:17

A Roman legion based out of Cottonwood was smashed on the battlefield last week. romans and barbarians charge each other in a battle to the [pretend] death in a Germanic Wars reenactment Nov. 26 at American Heritage Academy. To keep the learning experience safe, simple touches count as a “death” to avoid real injuries, while real strategies and formations were still used.

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College winery breaks ground Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:39

The Verde Valley wine industry reached another milestone last week with the groundbreaking for the Southwest Wine Center Teaching Winery at the Clarkdale campus of Yavapai College.Yavapai College President Penny Wills, Ph.D., Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Dean James Perey, Verde Valley Wine Consortium President Tom Schumacher, Arizona Wine Growers Association President Peggy Fiandaca and construction company Vice President Joe Kelleher, left to right, break ground for the Teaching Winery.

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Café preps for free Thanksgiving Print E-mail
Written by George Werner   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:28

For many residents, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the free dinner from Georgie’s Café.
Luckily for them, the restaurant’s owner feels the same way.
Peggy Reed adds onions and celery to a stuffing bowl once they are caramelized to her liking. Georgie’s Café hosts its 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the Cottonwood restaurant served 1,700 meals.

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Rep. Gosar’s staff listens to voters Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:23

An older gentleman, a former pilot for Eastern Airlines, sat in the lobby of the Cottonwood Fire Department last week waiting for his chance to talk to his congressional representative.Julie Schreiner, staff member for U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar [R- District 4], held office hours Nov. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Fire Department. Residents were welcomed and encouraged to voice concerns about federal and state issues as well as receive help with federal agencies.

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Clarkdale becomes 5th town to OK civil unions Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:19

Clarkdale became the fifth municipality in Arizona to recognize civil unions last week after a unanimous vote from the Town Council at its Nov. 12 meeting.Clarkdale decided Nov. 12 to approve civil unions, following the example of Jerome, Cottonwood and Sedona. The move allows same-sex couples — and heterosexual couples — to enter into a civil union, gaining the benefits of power of attorney, living will and hospital visitation rights.

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