Acquiring the address of the one marijuana growing facility registered fully with the Town of Camp Verde is relatively simple, involving only one call to the Community Development department.The nondescript industrial building sits a ways back from the road at 3755 Old Highway 279.
The Camp Verde Unified School District superintendent created a difficult situation for himself when he recommended Camp Verde High School Principal Bob Weir for the position left vacant by the departure of Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education Superintendent Lisa Aragon.
Released from his contract with Camp Verde High School after 24 years, newly appointed Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education Superintendent Bob Weir said that he always intended to close out his career with VACTE.
“It’s been a goal of mine for a long time,” Weir said of heading VACTE, which allowed his own daughter to become a certified nursing assistant by the time she left high school.
Though he humbly refers to himself as “the guy who cuts the trees,” Robert Jennings Jr. has been an instrumental part of Fort Verde State Historic Park, acting as assistant manager — the go-to guy for anything the park or its visitors needed.
Thursday, June 30 marked his departure. As he stood with his fellow employees and volunteers at a surprise party thrown in his honor on the day in question, emotions were understandably high.
Over the last two and a half decades, the Camp Verde Cornfest has become a stable of local culture — an event informed by daily life in the Verde Valley and an awareness of our shared farming heritage.
Arizona and Tanzania are separated by continental masses and oceans, cultures and economies, but the principles of supporting children are essentially the same in both places.
Sedona Red Rock High School graduate Adam Rubin and Tanzanian Uswege Mwakapango founded Renew in Tanzania three years ago — as, in Rubin’s words, “a response to the gap in the education system.”
Despite their own diminutive size, the Verde Valley’s five incorporated communities can sometimes overshadow their unincorporated neighbors.
This means that many of the quirky events organized by these communities pass by without locals knowing.
The scenario is familiar to anyone who does the grocery shopping: You walk into the store, looking for fresh produce. Noting that your avocados are rock hard, your bananas green, you wonder where on Earth the fruit is from.
Peru, perhaps, or Brazil. China, maybe?