The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing: Loss and Redemption

Change unravels many relationships and delivers a future not easily able to be predicted. Perhaps that is why many people fear, deny, and are confused by its portents. The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing, a slice of history barely disguised as a novel, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Katie Lee

Ever since Glen Canyon was buried by Reservoir Powell in the nineteen sixties, Katie Lee has sung, stomped, photographed, written about, fought to restore the magic of Glen Canyon and to let the Colorado River run free. She is venerated … Continue reading

Leaverites as Art—The Retaining Walls of Jerome AZ

Fifteen hundred retaining walls and fifteen hundred feet of elevation separate the house known as the Eagle’s Nest at the entrance into Jerome AZ from Prescott to its lowest residences—a couple of twisty miles as you follow the highway through … Continue reading

Art: The Soul of Jerome Arizona

Jerome Arizona is an unusual art mecca because its resident artists are deeply entwined in the collective identity of the town. Artists are the heart of the town’s quirky, and sometimes contentious, soulfulness. Since 1970, the ratio of artists to … Continue reading

Environmental Activist and Author Katie Lee and her Triple Tizzy

Katie Lee, now 94 years old, may be seeing the edges of her considerable legacy as one of the Southwest’s most outspoken environmental activists and authors. She just returned from Colorado from a screening of award-winning film “DamNation.” The Ghosts … Continue reading

Honoring the Women in Jerome AZ: International Women’s Day

Anyone who has lived in Jerome for any period of time knows this to be true: the women are strong, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, accomplished at what they set out to do and passionately engaged. Many are artists that have served the town politically. And they’re smart. Very very smart. Here’s my contribution to International Women’s Day.

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Modern Anasazi Hand-stacked Wall Builders of Jerome AZ —Jane Moore

Jane Moore is one of the few women who built hand-stacked rock walls in Jerome. I always looked at her driveway and corral walls when I drove up to Richard’s house and assumed Chuck Runyon, her partner, built them. I am so embarrassed. Jane wrote, “Not too many people have ever seen them. I’m sending you a few pictures. I don’t know of too many other women in Jerome who do dry stack walls!”

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Modern Anasazi Hand-stacked Walls—Paul Nonnast

Paul Nonnast is right at the top of my list of favorite artists, a visionary that is adept at sculpture, painting and architecture, as well as a master stonemason…Only a few people in Jerome know that Nonnast received one of four honorable mentions in the prestigious Vietnam War Memorial Design competition sponsored in Washington D.C. in l981.

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