CLARKDALE -- Diane Sward Rapaport opens the first chapter of her delightful, recently published collection of stories of the rebirth of Jerome, "Home Sweet Jerome," with a remarkable question and observation by Herbert V. Young.
Cottonwood resident and WW II P-38 "Lightning" Ace, Maj. Ralph Wandrey met Col. Todd Canterbury, a current F-35 "Lightning II" pilot at a reception in Al Gradijan's Cottonwood Airport hangar on Saturday, June 21.
NORTHERN ARIZONA -- Prescott is celebrating its anniversary as a town this year. Established May 30, 1864, it marks its sesquicentennial. And while it would appear through the backwards lens of 150 years as a frontier town, Arizona was a beehive of activity at that time. It was a vibrant period of exploration and expansion that would establish the roadways we still use today.
The 22nd annual National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7. Established by the American Hiking Society to celebrate the nation's 200,000 miles of trails, the day brings appreciation for special places and the beauty of the wild. Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Paul Hawk remembers the first Open Mic night at his coffee shop.
"It started off with a kick right away," he says. "It was packed. It gives people something to do on a Monday night. Gives an outlet for local musicians to do their thing, to play. And we're appreciative to the people who come in and do dinner."
COTTONWOOD -- One of its founding members, tenor Jake Baker, believes, "There are about 30 community chorals in Arizona, but probably none as large or respected as the Verde Valley Voices," which draws from the Verde Valley and surrounding area. The numbers grow and wane but sometimes the chorale numbers as many as 125.
When Bev Hall became director of the Voices over 15 years ago, there were only about 30 singers. She is giving up the baton after this week's performance. (2 comments) Tuesday, April 29, 2014
PHOENIX - On the morning of June 30, 1956, a Trans World Airlines L-1049 Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon, near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. All 128 people aboard the planes died.
Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, was 17 when he heard the news on a car radio. He and his date looked at each other in shock.
"I think something like two planes colliding over the Grand Canyon was something that people thought couldn't happen, but it did happen," he said.
Ever since our dog, Cookie, died almost three years ago, I have been dogless. It’s not that I didn’t want another dog much sooner. Since my husband, Steve, is not the animal lover that I am, I had promised to honor his request to wait awhile before bringing another canine companion into our lives. Tuesday, November 24, 2009
There is no greater puzzle in the world than the world itself. When we look out across the landscape, we see not only rocks and rivers, hills and valleys, cliffs and canyons but also a record of the past.