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Trees bring back memories of past holidays enjoyed Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
Pine trees evoke memories of Christmases past — the smell of a live tree, the perfection of a fake tree.

Memories of trekking into the woods with our families or spending afternoons together decorating come to mind each...

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Even small donations can make difference during the holidays Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
The lines at area food banks appear longer as the holidays get under way while the supply on the shelves seems to dwindle.

This year, like last, local charities that work to make a difference in the lives of those down on...

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Early deadlines last even longer for Thanksgiving Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 November 2011 11:11
While the news never sleeps, takes a holiday or goes on vacation, those who bring it to you do.

Larson Newspapers will give its busy employees a day off to celebrate Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24, which means we’ll be...

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You don’t have to be a child to dress up on Halloween Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Thursday, 03 November 2011 00:00
We saw goblins, ghouls and skeletons, fairies, princesses and mermaids, and characters from “Transformers,” “Real Steel” and “Smurfs” swarming our communities Monday, Oct. 31.

Some were miniature versions but...

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Public transit not easy in rural area, but it’s necessary Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 00:00
There appears to be friction over funding and control of local public transportation.

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority eliminated one route and increased the length of time a route...

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Turn off computer and game systems to battle youth obesity Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
Thanks to video games and processed foods, today’s children face a problem many of us didn’t worry about until we were adults.

To me as a child, weight was something they calculated each year in gym class and not...

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We do our best to balance coverage of Verde Valley issues Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
If you line up 15 random Verde Valley residents and ask them which local issue is most important to them, you’re bound to get many different answers.

Some residents are concerned with the Yavapai County Board of...

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The laws governing media also apply to general public Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00
A media law conference at Harvard Law School last week refreshed my memory regarding traditional journalism rules and offered insight as to how online standards are taking shape.

Copyright, defamation and the First...

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