Jason Wheeler

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Monsoon Festival-goers enjoy sliding down

On his way down the 675-foot water slide on Union Street at the 2017 Northern Arizona Monsoon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, Brian Patterson had only one thought going through his mind: don’t let his son get down first.

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Gun show continues Sunday at Event Center

Attendees of all stripes prove there’s something for everyone

Wandering through the Western Collectibles & Firearms Gun Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday, Aug. 19, Daniel Gilliam said he was looking for a bow case and wound up finding a crossbow for his friend.

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Frontier Brass performs at PV's Theatre on the Green

Family-friendly, lively and fun. That’s what the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department asked the Arts & Culture Commission to find, said Prescott Valley Arts and Special Events Coordinator Hope Hooper, noting that the commission came up with Frontier Brass, one of the smaller ensembles connected to the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps Band.

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Lt. Col. Allen West talks liberty, tyranny

Urges attendees to think about their legacy

Liberty and tyranny. Those were the two words Lt. Col. Allen West said he wanted everyone to remember at Saturday night’s “Guardian of the Republic,” an event presented by the Republican Women of Prescott.

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Prescott Valley boys lift car off granduncle, save his life

Car falling on him was ‘perfect storm,’ granduncle says

Prescott resident Don Mapes credits his grandnephews, Patrick and Wyatt Eyler, for saving his life when the 1952 MG TD he has been working to restore collapsed, pinning him under the car.

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Republican Women of Prescott presents Allen West

A motivator with deep character, says club president

The Republican Women of Prescott is always looking for conservative speakers with strong character, said Club President Linda Nichols, noting that the club presented Judge Jeannine Pirro last year and Dinesh D’Souza two years ago.

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Excitement, nervousness mark first day of school

Mountain View kindergarten class to go over rules, procedures

Monday, Aug. 7, marked Alexander Bidderman’s first day of kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary school, which Alexander said he was “very excited” for.

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Glassford Hill, Long Look signal to be installed by next week

Officer-directed traffic will occur through this week

Parents and students, as well as those traveling through Glassford Hill Road, may have noticed the lack of traffic signals at the Glassford Hill Road-Long Look Drive intersection during the drop-off and pick-up times for Bradshaw Mountain High School’s first day of school on Monday, Aug. 7.

Making Walker aware following fire

Evacuation during fire smooth due to county, agency relationships

When the Goodwin Fire started, it was a shocker to everyone at the county, said Jack Smith at a community meeting at the Walker Fire Station on Saturday, Aug. 5, noting that with so many questions being asked, it was a good time for a meeting to go into some background and what can be done going forward in case any issues spring up.

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Rock, gem vendors share their stories; Gem & Mineral Show continues Aug. 5-6

When he was only 15 years old, Mel Stairs said he went to a rock show and saw some wulfenite cyrstals that were beautiful thin orange blades.

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