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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Puff!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 25, 2015) – Puff is a beautiful Blue Heeler with the stunning eyes, is a spayed female, about five years old. Recently, VVHS volunteers noticed she wasn’t feeling well. Puff was taken to the vet and 20150625_VVHS_puffrushed into surgery for an obstructed bowel. She is feeling much better now and would love to go home. She doesn’t show well in her kennel, so if you want to meet the real Puff, we will be happy to bring her out to you.

The Verde Valley Humane Society is open 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).

 

logo_arizonaruraldevelopmentcouncilAnnual forum offers venue for exchange of ideas to strengthen rural Arizona and foster economic growth

Clarkdale AZ (June 25, 2015) – The 9th Annual Arizona Rural Policy Forum will be held at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in Clarkdale, Arizona during August 6 through 7, 2015. This annual forum, hosted by the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC), a program of the Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF), will connect rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities. Read More→

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logo_hospicecompassusPrescott AZ (June 25, 2015) – Hospice Compassus has announced Candace Reid, D.O., as Medical Director for its program serving Yavapai County. Reid will develop, maintain and monitor the standards of medical care across the program, including the delivery of medical direction to the hospice team to deliver the highest quality hospice care available in the community the program serves. Read More→

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Shop the Paw Boutique and Make a Difference!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 24, 2015) – By shopping at The Paw Boutique, not only will you find some great items at great deals, but you will also be making a difference in animals’ lives. The Paw Boutique is the only thrift 20150624_Paw-Boutiquestore in Cottonwood that supports your local animal shelter – The Verde Valley Humane Society. Come on in for clothes, furniture, housewares, books, and more. The Paw Boutique is open from 10 to 5 Tuesday-Saturday, in the Food City shopping center. Happy Shopping!

VVCC launches “900 New Neighbors” campaign

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

logo_verdevalleycaregiversSedona AZ (June 23, 2015) – Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition has launched the “900 New Neighbors in 2015” major gifts campaign to prepare for the 900 additional older adults who will need services by the end of the year.

VVCC Executive Director Kent Ellsworth said his projections are based on the steady increase in needs each year. Last year VVCC enrolled 650 new neighbors and this year expects to enroll 900.

“The vast majority of the older adults we serve are at an advanced age of 85 and older. Nearly 50 percent of the neighbors we serve are 90 to 99 years of age, and 20 of our clients are 100 plus,” Ellsworth said. “They all wish to stay living independently in their homes and community of choice for as long as possible.” Read More→

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VVHS Pet of The Week: Meet Aura!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 17, 2015) – Meet Aura. She’s about a year old, sweet, energetic and loving. She enjoys playing with other dogs. Aura is a Labrador mix, spayed female and up to date on her shots. You can meet Aura at the Verde Valley Humane Society in Cottonwood.

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The Verde Valley Humane Society is open 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).

logo_redroseinspirationBy The Red Rose Team Members

Sedona AZ (June 16, 2015) – Red Rose Inspiration for Animals has been existence for 6 years now and has been fortunate enough to make a tremendous impact throughout the Verde Valley.  We serve the desperate need of homeless animals within our community, and assist pet owners, who have fallen upon hard times, retain the animals they love!  So, we are focused on animal/community rescue and welfare.

When the Founder of Red Rose Inspiration for Animals lost her beloved canine, Rosey, she was determined to spread the love she had for Rosey and other rescue animals by giving back to canines and felines who found themselves in less fortunate circumstances. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (June 6, 2015) – Captain Dustin Chambliss recently received the highest decoration of bravery, the Medal of Valor from the Verde Valley Fire District.  The Medal was justifiable for his bravery and courageous act. 

Captain Chambliss was confronted with a situation while on duty with Blue Ridge Fire District (BRFD).  In the middle of the night he found himself and his patient in an ambulance while it was moving without a driver.  He immediately reacted by removing himself from the rear of the ambulance, ran after the moving ambulance to the cab area, jumped inside and leaped over the center console to brake and secure the moving ambulance.  Read More→

VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Kiwi!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 4, 2015) – Meet “Kiwi”, a beautiful Aussie mix approx 5 yrs old She is spayed and healthy. Kiwi was found as a stray with a flower collar. She loves people, playtime and her walks. For more information about Kiwi or to met her please feel free to contact the shelter.

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The Verde Valley Humane Society is open 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).

Wildland Fire at Page Springs

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCornville AZ (June 4, 2015) – On Wednesday, June 3 approximately 1200 hours the Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) responded to a possible wildland fire off of Page Springs Road in Cornville.  First units arrived to find a 1.5 acre urban interface wildfire with high fuels threatening homes.  Fire units from VVFD, Montezuma Rimrock FD, Clarkdale FD, Forest service including air support, and YCSO was added to this assignment.  Read More→

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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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).

 

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).

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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