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League of Women Voters Elects Officers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

logo_leagueofwomenvotersSedona AZ (June 1, 2015) – At the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters  Greater Verde Valley on May 30, the 2015-16 board and officers were elected including Barbara Litrell, President; Robyn Prud’homme Bauer, Vice President; Mary Gassaway, Secretary/Treasurer and Janet Kissinger and Kathy Davis, Board Members. Ellie Bauer, retiring   as P  resident of the LWVGVV, was recognized for her leadership and many years of service  to  the League. Read More→

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Register Now for State-wide Fundraising Conference

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

logo_associationoffundraisingprofessionalsVerde Valley AZ (May 27, 2015) – Interested in Fundraising and Nonprofit Work? Don’t miss the 2015 Arizona State Conference this July in Prescott, Ariz. The Association for Fundraising Professionals – Northern Arizona Chapter is hosting the 2015 Arizona Statewide Conference on Fundraising July 23-24 at the Prescott Resort. The conference is intended for professionals in the nonprofit industry, but anyone can attend with interest in the nonprofit sector. Board members, community volunteers and philanthropist will gain additional skills to work effectively in the nonprofit industry with confidence. The conference allows for full conference registration, or one-day attendance.  Topics include: “Truth, Transparency, and Overhead,” “The Seven Faces of Philanthropy,” and “Successful Grant Writing – Elements of the Winning Proposal.” For more information and to register go to: http://bit.ly/AFPAZ2015Read More→

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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Jack!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (May 27, 2015) – Meet Jack – he is a medium sized sweet boy. He likes to play and loves to receive affection.

20150527_vvhs_jackYou’ll find Jack at the Verde Valley Humane Societyopen from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Muncipal Airport).

 

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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Desi!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (May 20, 2015) - Meet Desi, a sweet, calm heeler cross. She’s a spayed female about five years old. Desi loves to play ball and would fit beautifully into a family or single home.

20150520_VVHS_desiVerde 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 Pet of the Week: Meet Jack!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (May 15, 2015) - Hi, I’m Jack. I’m a male, Jack Russell Terrier mix,about one year old. I’m a
rambunctious, fun guy – very loyal and protective – I’d be best as an only dog. I’m twice as big as a normal JRT, and twice as 20150515_VVHS_jackfun too. I can sit and I’m smart enough to learn whatever you want to teach me! Please come over and check me out.

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).

 

logo_leagueofwomenvotersVerde Valley AZ (May 13, 2015) – Andrea Houchard, Director of Philosophy in the Public Interest at Northern Arizona University, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley (LWVGVV) Saturday, May 30, 10AM-Noon at Olde Sedona Grille, 1405 State Rte 89A in West Sedona.  Houchard is passionate about engaging all people in the voting process. According to Houchard, “In politics today, many people, especially young people, are convinced that their vote does not count and there really is not much difference between one politician and the next.  We’ll explore strategies we can use to convince people of the importance of voting and encourage them to do it. We need to increase voter turnout in the 2016 election.”  Read More→

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logo_sedonaverdevalleytourismcouncil‘Geotourism MapGuide’ will tell region’s authentic story and benefit local economies

Sedona AZ (May 8, 2015) – Organizations in the Arizona communities of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Jerome and Yavapai-Apache Nation are joining with National Geographic Mapsto highlight the world-class natural and cultural attractions of the Verde Valley. The program is designed to support the economic health of the region by promoting geotourism: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy Dale Guthrie MD FAAP
(May 7, 2015)

As a fourth generation native Arizonan with twenty-six years as a practicing Pediatrician, Past President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, father and grandfather, I am opposed to the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. It is clear to me that the science and research shows what serious detrimental, even dangerous effects this would have on the youth of our State. Read More→

VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Desi!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (May 6, 2015) – “Hi, I’m Desi.  I am a sweet loving, spayed heeler mix, and am about 5 years old.  I love to sit and shake hands.  Please come and meet me. I’d be a great family dog!”

20150506_vvhs_desiVerde 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).

 

Verde Valley AZ (May 1, 2015) – A group of Verde Valley citizens met on April 28 at the Cliff Castle Conference Center, to reorganize and revitalize the Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs. The new Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Officers were elected to serve through May 2016. Dick Dahl of Sedona was elected president; he had been the organization’s founding president in 1984. Also elected were Jim Eaton, Vice President Operations; Lisa Hirsch, Secretary; and Bill Kusner, Treasurer. Appointments were also made for standing and special committees. Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (May 1, 2015) – MATFORCE announces Ava Byrnes, a 7-year old student from Coyote Springs Elementary School in Prescott Valley, and Danil Pelmenev, a 17-year old student from Red Rock High School in Sedona, are the grand prize winners of the MATFORCE 2015 Youth Poster Contest.  Both winners will receive a $250 cash award. 

MATFORCE’s poster contest is an annual event held to raise awareness about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse.  Each winning poster will be featured on MATFORCE substance abuse prevention materials, including; a poster, website and in prevention workbooks for schools. Read More→

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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Perry!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (April 30, 2015) – Hello, my name is Perry. I’m a handsome Yellow Lab, but I’m mostly white. I’m a big, calm, cheerful neutered male about four years old. I would be the best family dog on earth!

20150430_VVHS_perryLook me up at the Verde Valley Humane Society in Cottonwood. 928.634.7387.  Verde Valley Humane Society is open from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and is located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Municipal Airport).

logo_mentalhealthawarenessweekVerde Valley AZ (April 29, 2015) – Bringing new awareness, hope and sensitivity to Sedona and the Verde Valley, the area’s first Mental Health Awareness Week will be May 11-16 announced Barbara Litrell, facilitator of the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley (MHCVV) and Lori Morrison, Coordinator of the Education Committee of the Coalition. 

Dedicated to all who seek to lift the stigma associated with mental illness and to understand and learn about the resources for treatment and recovery, Mental Health Awareness Week is organized by MHCVV and supported by sponsors. All events are free but reservations are requested. Read More→

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Golf in The Pines to Benefit Catholic Charities

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

logo_catholiccharitiesFlagstaff AZ (April 29, 2015) – On Friday, May 8th golfers from around the state will come together for a good cause during ‘Golf in the Pines’. Join them for a day of 18-hole golfing at the Aspen Valley Golf Course to benefit Catholic Charities northern Arizona programs that help the homeless, foster care kids and many others. Festivities will also include a hotdog bar lunch and a barbequed dinner after the event. Participants will also enjoy contests and goody bags. Read More→

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MATFORCE Announces Video Contest Winners

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (April 29, 2015) – MATFORCE announces winners of its annual “My Voice Makes a Difference” Video Contest.  The contest gives youth in Yavapai County the opportunity to create a message against drug and alcohol abuse. Winning videos will be used by MATFORCE at community events and as Public Service Announcements.

Doug Bartosh, MATFORCE Co-Chair and Cottonwood City Manager said, “Each video submitted shows remarkable skill and gives a strong message against abusing drugs or alcohol.  MATFORCE highly commends these students who stand on the side of safe and healthy choices.”  Krista Witherow of CableOne Advertising and MATFORCE’s Prescott Area Steering Committee assisted in the judging. Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (April 27, 2015) – A “Dump the Drugs” event will be held on Saturday, May 9th, in Lake Montezuma at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  MATFORCE, the Beaver Creek Community Action Team and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office are helping sponsor this event.

The Beaver Creek Dump the Drugs event gives local community members a chance to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication.    Thirty percent of youth report they get pills to abuse right out of the family medicine cabinet.  Proper disposal of unwanted medication will help keep potentially dangerous drugs out of the wrong hands and from getting into our water systems. Read More→

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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).

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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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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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).