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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Spring fever

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

By Ted Grussing

… February is fading and March is coming, spring arrives in not that long, Iris will be emerging from the soil and let loose an unbelievable display of beauty for a few short weeks. Last year I got a few nice shots including this one of a beauty in my neighbors yard. Did I play with this photo? Sure did, and I kinda like it … a wonderful world albeit it a very temporary world … but then again our “real world” is a very temporary world based on another scale of time. When I was a kid and thinking on the Big Bang theory I used to wonder if when we sent up beautiful firework displays, if millions of little worlds formed, had life forms develop on them and cycle through all of evolution before being extinguished in milliseconds.  It seems like that to us, but perhaps our own universe’s existence is as limited to an outside intelligence who just set off it’s own fireworks display … just saying … because our life spans are so short it seems like everything is forever, but it is not.

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ITC Seeks Public Input on Pumped Storage Technology

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

logo_cwag3Prescott AZ (February 21, 2018) – How could using water to store energy and generate electricity work to our region’s advantage?

The public is invited to take part in an interactive discussion on a pumped storage energy solution for our area with Brian Studenka and Andrew Jamieson of ITC Holdings Corp. and ITC consultant Don Pool when the Citizens Water Advocacy Group meets on Mar. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott. Read More→

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Categories : Watershed

Gallery 527 in Jerome Hosts ‘Ancient Journey’

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

New encaustic paintings by Ardis Harsche

Jerome AZ (February 21, 2018) – Gallery 527 in Jerome presents ‘Ancient Journey’, new encaustic work by Ardis Harsche. Her encaustic paintings are filled with symbols of ancient civilizations, primitive animals and vibrant colors. The artist explains, “My encaustic paintings of flowing wax and heavy texture are an expression of my ‘inner awareness’ of art from the stone age to the petroglyphs of Arizona. I invite the viewer to take this ANCIENT JOURNEY as art alone has connected us to our primal ancestors.” Read More→

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Win Cash Prizes in the MATFORCE Youth Poster Contest

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (February 21, 2018) – MATFORCE and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office announce the annual MATFORCE Youth Poster Contest. There are many cash prizes and ways to win.

Yavapai County youth, from age 5 to 18, are invited to enter the contest by creating an original poster that depicts an anti-drug message. Winning posters will be used in official MATFORCE materials, such as printed posters, school prevention workbooks, websites, and local or state media releases. Read More→

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Categories : Sedona

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Finishing up

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

By Ted Grussing

… I actually liked the first five shots in this series I shot of a Red Tail Hawk finishing his fresh, range fed, natural food field mouse better than this, but taking the sensitivities of some into account we’ll leave you with this one and a final view of our unwilling meal slipping down the throat of the hawk … As I aptly described in the video “Sharing with …” on my website: www.tedandcorky.com/videos.html there are no grocery stores or restaurants for our wildlife neighbors. They eat fresh every day and I am pleased to see that my daily scattering of seed in the back is attracting more and more quail and doves as well as smaller birds. Hawks are returning as I believe in feeding the full food chain and once again I am getting shots of them. Since I throw it on the ground, probably getting some mice, rabbits and squirrels too, which will bring back more bobcats and coyotes … life is good for all … well mostly, unless you are food for someone up the chain :+)

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Jerome Art Walk Keeps Momentum Going March 3rd

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (February 20, 2018) – The Jerome Art Walk keeps its momentum going on March 3rd, approaching the spring season with more artistic energy and wonderful talent than ever before.  Every first Saturday, the creative community of Jerome is pleased to host an evening of art, music and entertainment with open studios and galleries displaying local, regional and national artistic treasures. New members have joined the group and are planning special events throughout the town on March 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00PM. A free shuttle runs during the event. Restaurants will offer delightful meals and charming lodging choices abound for a delightful night’s stay for those who might enjoy making a weekend of it. Read More→

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logo_arizonacommunityfoundationSedona AZ (February 20, 2018) – The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the third quarter of its fiscal year. Between October 1 and December 31, 2017, a total of $16,171,154 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County and Yuma. Read More→

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SUUF Auction Open to All

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

logo_sedonaunitarianSedona AZ (February 20, 2018) – The Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold its Seventh Annual Auction and Fundraiser on Sunday, March 4 from 5:30-8pm at the JCSVV, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, Arizona.  The event is open to all, free of charge.   Read More→

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A New Perspective on PTSD

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

logo_mentalhealthawarenessweekSedona AZ (February 20, 2018) – The February Mental Health Monday program will feature Carol Landauer, LPC, and US Marine Corps medically retired Sgt Jason Supple talking about “Shifting the Paradigm: From PTSD to Post Traumatic Growth.” The program takes place Monday, February 26, 10AM-11:30AM at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Dr., in Sedona. The program is free, open to the public and is a partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Yavapai College.  Read More→

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Letter to The Editor:
City of Cottonwood’s Fiscal Deficit

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

logo_lettereditorBy Sherry Twamley, Verde Villages Resident
(February 20, 2018)

The big topic of the day is not about saving the Cottonwood Recreation Center for pickleball players, it is about the City of Cottonwood’s fiscal deficit.

On February 13, 2018 the City held a budget work session.  To address a projected fiscal deficit, the Council agreed to explore a sales tax increase; fees; consolidating services; getting outside agencies to be more competitive when asking for financial support; and merit levels for employees to address a fiscal budget shortage.  Read More→

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