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Adopt a needy family this season
Written by Letter to the Editor   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:32

While many people all over the Verde Valley are doing their best to get into the Christmas spirit, a few of them are working behind the scenes to bring that spirit to children who otherwise might not experience it.Patricia Kaminsky, of Camp Verde, is the driving force behind the town’s Adopt-a-Family program. Families wishing for help contact her with their needs, and people wishing to help out bring her  donations. The program has been going on for many years. It started with Kaminsky seeking to help one family and it grew from there.

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Kiwanis tree drive starts
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:28

Things were smelling pleasant last week in the parking lot of the Outpost Mall on Finnie Flat Road, as volunteers with the local Kiwanis Club unloaded more than 200 Christmas trees in preparation of the annual tree sale.Lynn Sweitzer, Raven Martinez and Pat Schultz, from left, run the annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale Thursday, Dec. 5, on Finnie Flat Road in front of the shopping plaza in Camp Verde. Martinez was the recipient of the Kiwanis Scholarship to Yavapai College, so she was eager to help.

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Germanic barbarians defeat Roman legion in battle
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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Town’s marshal, manager face new residency rules
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:36
After denying Camp Verde Town Marshal Nancy Gardner permission to live in Munds Park a couple of times over the past several months, a divided Camp Verde Town Council approved new rules last month governing residency...

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Tax collections down in valley
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:31
Transaction tax collections were down across municipalities in the Verde Valley in October compared to the same month last year, according to numbers released last month from the Arizona Department of Revenue Office of...

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Two districts to share services, staff
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:24

The Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District and the Camp Verde Fire District are finalizing efforts to share services.Jake Cecil, Tanner McDonald and Jon Hilton, of the Camp Verde Fire District, left to right, may soon be joining forces with another neighboring firehouse. The CVFD is currently looking at combining its reserve forces with those of Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District and sharing services.

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College winery breaks ground
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
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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