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Suzy Bogguss returns to Elks Theatre Saturday, April 22

In the four or five years since she’s performed in Prescott, Grammy and Country Music Award winner Suzy Bogguss said she’s put out a couple of new records, including one consisting of Merle Haggard songs.

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Community leaders put out fires (literally) (VIDEO)

Fire Ops 101 allows officials to get a sense of what it’s like to be a firefighter

Though she had been invited in the past, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Marnie Uhl said she had always had events to attend and this year was the first with the opportunity to participate in Fire Ops 101.

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Prescott Valley 5th grader Potter heading to national archery tourney

Prescott Valley School fifth grader Laureli Potter is on her way to the national archery tournament for the second year in a row. Not only is it her second year of going to nationals, but it’s also her second year of competing on the archery team, Potter said.

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#TacoTuesday: Devour ‘a bit of world history’

Taste the world at several Prescott-area eateries

When you eat a taco, you’re eating a distinct piece of culture, according to Arizona Humanities Council Speaker Gregory McNamee, commenting prior to a lecture on all the ingredients of a taco at the Prescott Valley Public Library in 2016.

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Humboldt Unified board member resigns

Bringing on Streeter a notable accomplishment

It was after the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board’s March meeting, Board Member Brian Letendre said he got notice of acceptance of a new job in St. Louis and had to leave town.

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Yavapai Downs has potential buyer

Phoenix company hopes to return horse racing to region in 2018 if sale goes through

Horse racing may return to Yavapai County as early as next year if a Phoenix-based retail company decides to go through with purchasing the property.

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$41,000 in equipment donated to first responders

Local fire, medical districts welcome extra funds

Since 2005, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $25 million worth of equipment to more than 2,700 public safety organizations, said Executive Director Robin Peters on Tuesday, March 28 at a ceremony donating $41,938 worth of equipment to three local fire agencies.

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Reputation precedes Beatles tribute band

When Paperback Writer was just starting out as a Beatles tribute band, they played festivals and bars before moving to festivals but now, they’ve graduated to casinos and event centers, the same places a person can go see a national headlining act such as ZZ Top or LeAnn Rimes, said Glenn Henry III, the band’s manager and Paul McCartney.

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Free screening of human trafficking movie at Harkins March 23

Screening is first part of local Eagle Scout Project to raise awareness

Ammon Montes’ Eagle Project is raising awareness of human trafficking. Part of the project is a free screening of “The Abolitionists” at Harkins Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. The movie if from the producers of Schindler's List and Jurassic Park.

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“Arsenic & Old Lace” opens this weekend

Theater experiments with four directors, one play

While most plays have only one director, Prescott Valley Performing Arts’ first show of the season, “Arsenic & Old Lace,” has four directors, said Executive Director Clyde Neville, calling the move an educational experiment.

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