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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Betty!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (April 25, 2015) - Sweet Betty arrived in the middle of giving birth. She has completed that process and is now spayed and ready for a little pampering of her own. She’s a calm, happy girl, about 4, and loooooooves her tennis balls. 20150425_VVHS_bettyLet’s find Betty a home. 

Verde Valley Humane Society is open from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and is located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Muncipal Airport).

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Volunteers Needed for Mitzvah Day

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

logo_mitzvahday2Sedona AZ (April 25, 2015) – Volunteers are still needed for the 8th annual Mitzvah (Good Deed) Day to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Everyone is invited to participate in this community-wide intergenerational, interfaith, spirit-led day of community service in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Rabbi Alicia Magal, Mitzvah Day co-chair, said the volunteer day presents an opportunity for organizations to come together to help those in need in the community and to promote volunteerism throughout the year. Read More→

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Jana Bommersbach is Dinner Speaker
at LWV Arizona Convention

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

logo_leagueofwomenvotersVerde Valley AZ (April 23, 2015) – One of Arizona’s most acclaimed journalists, Jana Bommersbach, is coming to the Verde Valley on May 16 as the guest speaker at the League Women Voters of Arizona Convention.  The Mabery Pavilion on the Verde Valley Campus, Yavapai College in Clarkdale is the perfect setting for this dinner event.

Jana’s direct, pithy, funny, engaging, entertaining and informative style of speaking will delight all who attend the League’s dinner.  Her topic will be WILD, WILD, WILD Arizona and will be a wild romp through Arizona’s colorful history from Arizona’s influence on American politics to how the state once tried to pass a “dildo bill” and the inside scoop on Geronimo.   Read More→

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Verde Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Tatters!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (April 21, 2015) – Meet Tatters, a handsome 2-year-old pit mix who came in to us terribly thin. He is now gaining weight and is neutered, had his shots and is good to go. Tatters looks sad in his picture, but he’s a happy guy! He needs to be an only dog, but is extremely loving to his humans.  For more info, call Angie at 634-7387.

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Verde Valley Humane Society is open from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and is located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Muncipal Airport).

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VVHS Photo Shoot, April 25

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

logo_verdevalleyhumanesocietyVerde Valley AZ (April 21, 2015) – Bring yourself/your family and your pets to The Verde Valley Humane Society on April 25th, between 11 and 3, and get a pawsome portrait by professional photographer, Dale Maas. 5×7 prints/CDs are $10 each/both for $20 and will be available to pick up at the VVHS May 1-9. All proceeds benefit your local animal shelter. For more info, call VVHS at 634-7387 or go to www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org.

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Newest VVCC volunteer balances work
and helping the community

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

logo_verdevalleycaregiversSedona AZ (April 21, 2015)  - Chris Favorite is known around town as the owner of Sedona’s trendiest fashion boutique, Favorite Clothing. Her clothing store provides a service to the community by offering access to all the latest fashions, but recently she has taken a new approach to serving the residents of Sedona—volunteering with Verde Valley Caregivers.

“I realized it was a chance to do something good for someone besides myself,” Favorite says. “It was the perfect chance to get involved in the community.” Over the past six months, Favorite has helped several neighbors by driving them to doctor’s appointments and assisting with grocery shopping. Read More→

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logo_morningstarrSedona AZ (April 17, 2015) – Morning Starr Spay Neuter Clinic is conducting a shoe collection drive until April 30 that will not only raise funds for their spay/neuter programs but will also help impoverished people in developing countries. Morning Starr will receive funding from Funds2Orgs based on the quantity of pairs they collect so please help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes, boots, slippers, etc. at the following places: Morning Starr, 257 Justin Drive, Cottonwood, Sedona Paint Center and Golden Bone Pet Products in Sedona at 2885 and 2710 W. SR 89A respectively. Call Fran at 821-2420 or Michelle at Sedona Paint at 203-9500 for more info.

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logo_assocarizonafoodbanksPhoenix AZ (April 14, 2015) – Feeding America released new Map the Meal Gap data today revealing almost 1 in 5 Arizonans (17.5%), or 1.16 million people, struggled with food insecurity in 2013 – essentially unchanged from the 17.8% figure from 2012.  When a household suffers from food insecurity, it means they may at times lack access to or the ability to afford enough food to feed their household.  The national food insecurity rate in 2013 was 15.8%.  Read More→

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logo_professionalwomensgroupBusiness Networking for Women in Northern Arizona!

Cottonwood AZ (April 14, 2015) – The local Chapter of Professional Women’s Group has their second quarterly luncheon of 2015 on April 21, 2015. Luncheon will be at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 11:30am – 1:30pm and include a speaker presentation, networking opportunities, catered lunch, and raffle/door prizes. This month’s luncheon will be catered by Café Jerona based out of Cottonwood.  Pre-registration for this event is required and you can sign up at www.pwgaz.org. Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (April 8, 2015) – A Dump the Drugs event will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at seven locations countywide, including: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde and Clarkdale.  MATFORCE and area law enforcement are sponsoring the event to help reduce prescription drug abuse by gathering and safely disposing of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication. Read More→

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MATFORCE Sticker Shock Campaign

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

logo_MATForceCottonwood AZ (April 7, 2015) – The MATFORCE Sticker Shock Campaign is raising awareness among adults about purchasing alcohol and illegally providing it to a minor.  Students from Cottonwood Teen Advisory Council, TLC, are taking the lead in this project locally.  

On Wednesday, April 1st, the Teen Council hosted a youth training on the Sticker Shock Campaign.  Students learned about underage drinking risks and that adults are often illegally buying alcohol for youth.  According to the 2014 Arizona Youth Survey for Yavapai County, 13% of 8th graders using alcohol said they obtained alcohol by giving money to someone else to buy it for them.  For 10th graders the percentage was 28% and for 12th graders it was 44% Read More→

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Beginner Hawaiian Ukulele Classes

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (April 5, 2015) - E Komo Mai!  E Kanikapila Kakou!  Come! Let’s make some music together!  Learn to play the `ukulele, a stringed instrument that originated in Hawaii in the late 1800′s and gained popularity in the US in the 1920s.  In this beginner class, Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii will teach you chords and strumming techniques, no experience necessary.  So, dust off that `ukulele you have stored away in your closet and come learn how to have fun playing it!  If you don’t already own one, you can purchase an inexpensive one in your local music store or on the internet. Read More→

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logo_amitabhastupaBuddhist Methodology for Transference of Consciousness at Death

Sedona AZ (April 3, 2015) – Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC) of Sedona is pleased to announce a cycle of extremely rare teachings by His Eminence Dragmar Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master. By invitation of Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, director of KPC, Rinpoche will be conferring an Amitabha Buddha Empowerment with subsequent teachings on the profound practice of Phowa, or the spiritual technology of transferring one’s
consciousness at the time of
 death. This powerful, traditional practice has its origins centuries ago in Tibet. Anyone may attend and you do not have to be a Buddhist practitioner to receive the benefits from Phowa. Signs of accomplishment are frequently reported and experienced by participants. Read More→

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logo_redroseinspirationBy Red Rose Team Members

Sedona AZ (April 2, 2015) – The key ingredient to ending pet over-population is to spay and neuter.  Many rescue organizations for canines and felines will offer free programs to accomplish this!  Red Rose has always offered free spay and neuter. We have found over time that even low-cost options were just not enough to remove a financial barrier for some pet owners. Even a low-cost neuter/spay on a large dog can cost approximately $85.00; and if the female is in heat at the time of the surgery the cost can be even higher.    As a ‘no kill organization’ we offer a variety of programs that include spay and neuter….please come see us.  Additionally, we offer other supportive programs that connect animals with people and help owners to keep the animals that they love. Read More→

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VVCC senior hasn’t given up on bucket list

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

logo_verdevalleycaregiversCottonwood AZ (March 19, 2015) – In her quaint home in Cottonwood, Sylvia is surrounded with memories. From the collection of family photos, home movies and paintings of Native American art, there is no doubt she has lived an eventful life. However, this adventurous life was recently put on hold when her daughter became ill. Taking care of her daughter had begun to take its toll on Sylvia, and she wasn’t sure what help was available.

Luckily, Sylvia contacted Verde Valley Caregivers seeking assistance with shopping and transportation. “I was delighted that the people on the other end of the phone were so nice,” she says. “It was good to know there was someone out there who cared. Suddenly, doors were open to me that weren’t open before.” Read More→

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logo_marijuanaharmlessBy Sally Schindel
(March 18, 2015) 

You always seem to hear people say that marijuana is a safe drug because no one has ever died from using it. I’m here to tell you that is simply not true. My 31 year old son Andy died by suicide one year ago this month in Peoria, leaving a note that ended with these words: “My soul is already dead. Marijuana Killed my soul + ruined my brain.” Read More→

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logo_bearizona2Spring is right around the corner and it’s the beginning of baby season at Bearizona Wildlife Park. All different species of North American wildlife start to have their young between March and July, making it the perfect time to visit

Williams AZ (March 14, 2015) – Bearizona Wildlife Park is excited to announce the arrival of three un”bear”ably cute North American bear cubs, which were born in early January at the Williams, Arizona Wildlife Park. The bear cubs will be view-able in a special care area of the park until May, when they will then be big enough to go out into their own enclosure within the walk through portion of the park. Read More→

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Multi-vehicle Accident on Interstate 17

Friday, March 13th, 2015

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictVerde Valley AZ (March 13, 2015) – On Thursday afternoon at about 15:55 hours, the Montezuma Rimrock, Sedona, and Verde Valley Fire Districts were dispatched to a report of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 17 just south of the Sedona/Highway 179 Interchange.  The incident involved a tractor/trailer rig that ended up perched on a berm in the median. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation was conducting roadway improvements and had a lane restriction in place at the time of the incident.   Fortunately, despite the heavy damage sustained by two of the four personal vehicles involved, plus the big rig, none of the 15 occupants were seriously injured, and none were transported by ambulance for treatment.  Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (March 13, 2015) – The topic of the March 26th MATFORCE Lunch ‘n Learn will be an overview of substance abuse educational services being offered to Yavapai County schools.  Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent, and Kelly Lee, MATFORCE Education Coordinator, will lead the presentation. Read More→

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logo_historicpreservationconferenceVerde Valley AZ (March 12, 2015) – Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will take place May 13-15, 2015 on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, emphasizing the theme “Paths to Preservation.”

The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Parks, and the City of Flagstaff invite you to join them at the 13th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. The goal of the conference is to bring together preservationists from around the Southwest to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues, and to foster cooperation between the diverse Arizona preservation communities. This conference provides valuable training and development opportunities for members of the historic preservation community in fields such as city planning, architecture, archaeology, education, consulting, design, construction, contracting, land development, and many others. Read More→

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