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Living near forest means learning to deal with wildlife Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Thursday, 08 July 2010 00:00
A young bear who became accustomed to the taste of trash paid the ultimate price for his habit last week.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department euthanized a 12---year-old black bear in Flagstaff after capturing him in...

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Arizonans celebrate July 4 without setting their towns on fire Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Thursday, 01 July 2010 12:39

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Arizona the past few years taught me all Americans don’t get belligerent and blow things up to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

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It takes a very special man to be a little girl’s daddy Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:59

My father was either blessed or cursed, depending on your perspective, to play daddy to three girls.

Now that we’re all grown up, it’s easier to see why it takes a special kind of man to fill that role.

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Rest in peace, Zeus; you will always be loved Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 13:01
Yesterday marked the end of a long life that meant more to my fiance and, eventually, me than either of us could ever explain.

We laid Henry MacVittie’s 17-year companion to rest Monday, June 7, and we lost a member of...

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1-cent for the children Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:45

Teachers and school administrators can start the summer with a sigh of relief after Arizona taxpayers agreed to a 1-cent sales tax increase in the name of the children.

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Bumper stickers reflect on your character Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 14:48
One of the first things someone told me when I started to drive was, “Be careful what kind of stickers you put on you car. They say a lot about the person driving.”

I hadn’t thought about that valuable life lesson...

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We don’t run every letter to the editor Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 09:09
I was reminded last week we aren’t the only newspapers that don’t run every letter to the editor we receive verbatim when my publisher handed me an e-mail highlighting some basics of publishing letters.

The e-mail...

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Get outside and move Print E-mail
Written by Trista Steers MacVittie   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 14:02
Saturday, April 17, was a beautiful day to run in the Brian Mickelsen memorial race.

I joined hundreds of other Verde Valley and Northern Arizona residents taking advantage of an opportunity to exercise with others...

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Verde Valley Weather

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Cottonwood, AZ

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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