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Researchers Zero In On Climate Change Timeframe

from News Over the past decade or so, global temperatures haven’t risen as steeply as some expected, recently calling into question the basis for climate change. But that will soon change, say researchers. This could be the last decade before humans experience “an entirely new climate,” when the coldest year is warmer than the […]

Verde Valley Irrigators Share Verde River Water

As drought and high water demands deplete more and more rivers in the western United States, it’s easy to assume a future of dryness is the inescapable fate of once vibrant streams. But in the beautiful valley of the Verde River in central Arizona, farmers, residents, and conservationists are working together to restore flows to […]

Save the Verde – AZ Central

By Pam HaitMy TurnFri Aug 30, 2013 6:08 PM Ogden Nash famously wrote, “If called by a panther, don’t anther.” I have no experience with panthers, but I know that if you get a call to kayak the Verde River from Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig, “don’t miss ig.” Our group put in close to […]

ADOT completes study on economic impact of bicycling in Arizona

By Staff Study finds out-of-state bicycle tourists bring in $88 million annually Arizona is considered a destination state when it comes to getting around on two wheels. Our state’s ideal weather, new infrastructure and numerous bicycling events continue to lure cyclists from all over the country and around the world to experience riding through […]

Water Restoration Certificates

Interesting in helping restore Verde River water flows? Here’s an opportunity, the go to to learn about the Nature Conservancy project along the river. Then, you can purchase a water restoration certificate which will help fund the project. If you’re familiar with buying carbon offsets to offset the climate changing carbon you produce when you drive […]

Great Chili Cookoff – a Great Success

On Saturday, May 4, more than 1,000 chili enthusiasts flocked to the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Over 4 hours, they tasted 14 chilis created by local chefs. The goals was to determine the best chili in the area and to support the Rotary Club of Sedona’s community projects. There were […]

Munds Mountain Wilderness Monitoring Hike

Munds Mountain Wilderness Monitoring Day Hike Saturday May 18, 2013 Arizona is well known for its red-rock formations, conjuring up images of magnificent crimson outcroppings set  against azure skies. Munds Mountain Wilderness is home to many of these ruggedly beautiful specimens, along  with several traditional high mesas common to central Arizona. Elevations on the mountain […]

McLean Meditation Center Grand Opening

Is Our Water Budget Broken?

On April 11, 2013, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) publicly presented its findings from its Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model study. The presentation was sponsored by the Verde River Basin Partnership was held in Camp Verde. The event gave an unprecedented opportunity for our elected leaders, business community members, federal, state and local land […]

Oak Creek Watershed Receives Water Improvement Grants

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced today that a $253,326 grant has been awarded to the Oak Creek Watershed Council for construction of a restroom near Slide Rock, installing 20 pet waste stations and conducting recreation outreach in Oak Creek Canyon.  Oak Creek, one of the primary tributaries in the Verde River watershed, is […]