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Election change lengthens terms Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:42

A law passed last year that took effect on Jan. 1 will change when elections are held in the Verde Valley and around the state.New laws come into effect with the new year. Some of the new laws concern voting in municipal elections in even-numbered years, pushing dates from March and May later in the year to August and November.

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Ceremonies and celebrations mark 2013 in Verde Valley Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 11:42

From dogs being banished from the farmer’s market to the approval of civil unions around the Verde Valley, 2013 brought in some changes.A 42-year-old pilot from Oklahoma crashes his plane into a fence after he mistakes the road next to the Cottonwood Airport for the actual runway in mid-May. The pilot only suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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Main Stage boosts art, community Print E-mail
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 11:38

After closing out 2013, Main Stage in Cottonwood is looking to increase programming as the venue approaches its first anniversary in May.Rebecca Riffel, co-owner of Main Stage in Cottonwood, stands at the bar on Thursday, Dec. 26, as the night’s musical acts set up. Main Stage is in its eighth month of operation. Riffel is excited to see it continue to grow.

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Cottonwood approves civil unions Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:59

The city of Cottonwood last week became the sixth municipality in the state of Arizona to recognize civil unions.Cottonwood City Councilman Terence Pratt reads a quote by Thomas Jefferson about the separation of church and state before the public comment period regarding the city’s proposed civil union ordinance on Dec. 17. Council passed the ordinance 6-1, making the city the sixth in the state and fourth in the Verde Valley to approve civil unions.

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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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