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Attached is the announcement for the next virtual presentation on Tuesday, September 28 on Winter Gardening by the Yavapai County Master Gardener Association. No registration is required and it is free to the public. The Zoom link is: http://arizona.zoom.us/j/83555022646
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: FREE Online class with limited seating.
State Representative David Cook, chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Forest and Wildfire Management, announced today that the committee will hold its first in a series of hearings this Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The focus of the first hearing is to educate members of the committee and the public on historical and current fire and forest management practices utilized in the state.
The hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. in HHR 1. It is open to the public and news media, and it may also be viewed online through the House website: https://www.azleg.gov/liveproceedings/.
Agency presentations will include:
- David Tenney, Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) Director—History of DFFM forest management practices and current practices;
- Jim Zornes, former Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Supervisor—History of federal forest management practices and current practices;
- John Truett, DFFM Fire Management Officer—History of DFFM Fire Management practices and current fire management practices;
- (Invited) Jacob Nuttall, U.S. Forest Service, Region 3 (Arizona and New Mexico)—History of federal fire management practices and current practices;
- Bill Boyd, DFFM Deputy Director—State funding structures for fire management; and
- Arizona Department of Transportation—Roadway damage caused by Woodbury Fire and federal and state funding for roadway repairs.
The full meeting agenda is available here.
The ad hoc committee, announced last week, is designed to research and make recommendations for potential changes to state and federal laws and regulations related to the management of wildfires in the state of Arizona. Consideration will be given to protocols and accountability for reducing devastation from fire management and post fire hazards, including appropriate services available to rehabilitate from both the state and federal levels of government.
Members of the public are invited to attend the Prescott Valley Job Fair at Findlay Toyota Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wed., Sep. 29.
“There are currently 75 businesses signed up to be at the fair, with over 280 positions available,” said Regional Economic Development Center Programs Specialist, Katherine Anderson. “This is a great opportunity to find out who’s hiring in which fields, whether you’re looking make some extra cash or if you’re just starting out on your professional career.”
A complete listing of the companies participating is available online at yc.edu/jobfair.
Attendees will learn the latest information about careers, may apply for part-time, full-time, temporary, or seasonal jobs, and can meet with representatives from business, healthcare, non-profit, and military organizations.
Early admission to the job fair starts at 3 p.m. for veterans, those age 55 and over, and job seekers with disabilities. Professional attire is strongly recommended.
The job fair is coordinated by Yavapai College REDC, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, NACOG, [email protected] Yavapai County, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
If those attending the fair need assistance in preparing, resume review and interview tips are available at [email protected] and the Goodwill Career Center.
The REDC’s aim is to bridge the future of business development, business enhancement, workforce development, technology, and innovation under one roof. Through its Job and Career Fair events, the REDC provides the opportunities for employers to connect with Yavapai County job seekers.
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation has opened registration for the 65th annual Fort Verde Days Parade on October 9. The parade will feature long time community members Dick and Brenda Hauser as the Grand Marshals for the parade and the parade theme this year will be “Desert Life”, a celebration of living here in the Verde Valley. Parade float ideas might include the plants and animals of the Verde Valley as well as examples of how you or your ancestors lived here in the valley. Highlighting the unique aspects of life in the high desert with a river oasis through it is another possibility. These examples may be historical, current or even a future prediction of this life. Categories for the parade award entries include Individual, Community Group and Business as well as People’s Choice.
The parade kicks off at 10 am from behind the Basha’s Supermarket on Finnie Flat Rd. and continues up the hill onto Main Street passing through the center of Town and then out onto General Crook Trail to finish. At just over 1 mile and a small incline up to Main Street the parade is not too stressful for most. Parade entry applications including more float judging criteria are available at visitcampverde.com or at the P&R office at 395 S. Main Street. There is a $10 entry fee for parade entrants. Volunteers are needed to help organize the parade participants on Saturday morning so if you are interested, please email [email protected] .
Yavapai College and Larry Green Chevrolet are Platinum level sponsors of this year’s event. SRP continues as a Gold level sponsor for the event to help provide quality free community events in Camp Verde. Camp Verde ACE Hardware and Allegra Printing of Cottonwood are supporting sponsors. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event.
Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation at 395 S. Main St., [email protected] , (928)554-0820 Option 3 or visitcampverde.com/events for more information or vendor and parade applications.
The Sedona Heritage Museum will host another round of their popular local history tours, on September 29-30, and October 1-2, this time visiting historic sites, homesteads and buildings while following the Red Rock Loop Road.
CAMP VERDE COMMUNITY LIBRARY TO PARTICIPATE IN 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM’S EDUCATION EXHIBITION
September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World
Camp Verde Community Library is excited to announce its participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, displayed in the library’s first-floor exhibit space during the month of September, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events. Whether by volunteering in our local communities, serving our nation in the military, caring for the sick, or through other efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live. As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond—both large and small—can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.
This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.
The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National endowment for Humanities.
Camp Verde Community Library is located just off of Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information about this or any other library program, visit the library’s website at www.cvlibrary.org or call 554-8391.
Women from across Arizona who are currently making an impact in their communities in a meaningful way are being sought as nominees for Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women.
Now 11 years old, 48 Arizona Women, the sponsoring organization based in Scottsdale, started as an official Arizona Centennial Project in 2010 to recognize the state’s most remarkable women having a remarkable impact in their communities, often with little fanfare. The organization’s mission is to transform lives, build stronger communities and help positively shape Arizona and the nation. Partnering with the Arizona Historical Society, 48 Arizona Women honors professional and non-professional women from diverse backgrounds whose leadership and commitment are contributing in a positive way to the future of Arizona.
“The first group of 48 honorees were selected in 2012 and included U.S. Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O’Connor, Cindy McCain, and Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee,” said Connie Robinson, chair of the 48 Arizona Women Steering Committee. “But they also included a former governor, educators, a bull fighter who became a CEO, an advocate for the treatment and cure of Niemann Pick Type C disease, a former mezzo-soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, a pastor who ministers to incarcerated women, a mayor who transformed a city, an ambassador who became Secretary of the Air Force and many dedicated philanthropists, volunteers, doctors, artists and entertainers in leadership positions throughout the state.”
Open nominations are currently being accepted through Sept. 30 and Arizona residents are encouraged to nominate anyone they feel is worthy–from a next-door neighbor to an elected official. Nominations can be completed online at www.48women.org. Paper nomination forms are available by calling 602-896-9000 or can be downloaded from the website.
“This program was created to raise awareness for the amazing work women are doing to improve and enhance the lives of Arizonans,” added Robinson. “While some nominees will be well-known, others will be working diligently but less publicly in their cities and towns.”
Categories include Education/Scholars, Entertainment/Sports, Arts/Culture/History, Government/Legislative/Judicial, Social Change/Environmental, Business/Economics, Science/Medicine/Research, Technology/Innovation/Entrepreneurs, Philanthropy/Non-Profit, Military/Public Safety, Family/Community and Construction/Industrial/Transportation.
Honorees will be announced in early 2022 and featured in a 140-plus page coffee table book titled: Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women—A New Decade, telling each woman’s story in words and photos. All honorees will be formally recognized in Spring 2022 during a 48 Women Luncheon as well as a VIP reception for the launch of the book. The book will be available for purchase throughout Arizona in mid-2022.
“Our goal for the book is to incorporate it into the Arizona school curriculum as well as make it available in libraries around the state,” Robinson pointed out. “Children need everyday role models who are bringing meaningful change to their lives and the communities in which they live.” She added, “We also want to create awareness among Arizonans of the richness and uniqueness of the state’s history and the dedicated people who have contributed to it.”
For more information about nominations, visit the website or contact Robinson at 602-896-9000.
“Voices from the Grave” Pioneer Cemetery Walk at Cook Cemetery
October 29 & 30 (Friday & Saturday), Tour/show times 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Meet some of Sedona’s more interesting pioneers through these ghostly interpreters.
COVID safe outdoor event, will follow CDC COVID guidelines
Limited tickets available, no walk-ups, $25/person.
Presented by the Sedona Historical Society at the Cook Cemetery, follow signs from Airport Road, Sedona AZ
For more info: 928-282-7038 or [email protected]
“Voices from the Grave” pioneer cemetery walk is back this Fall in Sedona, and will once again provide a fascinating, outdoor theatrical program with costumed ‘spirits’, history and fun, along with some new ‘seraph’ surprises.
On Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, a limited number of fortunate ticket holders will be going back in time to meet pioneers who lived and worked in Red Rock country, and who experienced triumph and tragedy trying to carve out a life and adventure in this place we call Sedona.
These “Voices from the Grave” will be part of an open air “cemetery walk” with re-enactments by professional actors at the graveyard where many original pioneers are interred; the Cook Cedar Glade Cemetery off Airport Road. Participants will be escorted from one pioneer grave site to another for history and some hilarious or heartbreaking story telling by select “ghosts” as they recount their lives and adventures in the Sedona of the past.
The cemetery walk provides a unique experience for visitors to meet the early citizens of Oak Creek Canyon, including a mother who taught the Sedona School teacher a thing or two about school ground punishment; Sedona’s first litter lifter and beloved town drunk; our town’s namesake; and members of other pioneer families such as Jesse Purtymun, James Jackson, Margaret Pirtle, and midwife Nettie Van Deren.
This is not a cemetery tour, but rather a step back in time with an opportunity to meet and learn from some of Cook Cemetery’s ‘permanent’ residents. This second annual event has added to the show a lively new ‘dead’ personality, additional music, and more friendly apparitions.
The event is hosted by the Sedona Historical Society as a fundraiser to further the preservation and maintenance of the two local historic cemeteries they own. It is also a way to introduce residents and visitors to the bravery and humor of Sedona area pioneers. “Events like this cemetery walk are important,” Society president Janeen Trevillyan said, “because you don’t automatically know a town when you move there. When you have an opportunity to know really rich stories, I think you should tell them, and we are the guardian of those stories and we want to share them.”
Shondra Jepperson and Dev Ross, Society board members, actors, producers and singers have stepped forward to produce this event. They have conjured up a superbly talented group of other local actors to join them in these re-enactments. According to Jepperson, “One of the fulfilling parts of creating this event has been learning more about local history. These pioneers gave their lives to the community we love. It’s important to take the time to acknowledge their memory.” Dev Ross added, “And, who knew that some of our pioneers were truly ‘real’ characters?”
Board member Michele Zahner with Jepperson are securing sponsorships for the show to insure that the Society and cemeteries reap the benefit from the event that will help continue the Society’s preservation mission. To date, they are El Portal Hotel, Sefton Engineering, and Sedona New Day Spa. Additional sponsorships are available by contacting Michele at 202-997-3234.
To provide a covid-safe experience, participants are limited for each show, one at 3 p.m. and another at 4:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $25/person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include trick and treat swag bags for each ticket holder. As a fund-raiser, tickets are not refundable and no rain date has been set. These performances will sell out, so it is advised to get your tickets early.
Tickets are now available online at SedonaMuseum.org. For more information, call 928-282-7038.