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Prescott-owned well site to be rehabilitated

Current building out of date

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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Central Arizona Concert Band gives year’s first performance

The Central Arizona Concert Band’s first concert of 2019 is this weekend and features a performance of the band’s clarinet choir.

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Voters to have their say on proposed levy for roads

Town council calls for special election

The Town of Chino Valley will hold a special election in May asking voters two questions following a unanimous call for the election at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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Range at Sportsmen’s Club to reopen this month

Current memberships will be honored, town manager says

The Chino Valley Shooting Facility will reopen later this month after a unanimous decision by the Chino Valley Town Council to terminate the concessionaire agreement at its Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting.

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Updates set for well site

Prescott-owned property to be rehabilitated

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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Monster Trucks roll in

Monster trucks and the transforming fire-breathing, car-eating dinosaur robot known as Megasaurus are set to roll into the Findlay Toyota Center Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour.

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Phoenix Symphony performs two January concerts

The Phoenix Symphony is returning to Prescott for two January concerts, the first of which is Sunday, Jan. 13, and features a patriotic program lead by guest conductor Matthew Kasper.

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Mark Cordes returns as Spouse Whisperer

Comedian Mark Cordes is returning for one of his Spouse Whisperer shows at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

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Four Shillings Short plays the PCA

Four Shillings Short, the musical duo the Albequerque Journal said brings “an experimental spirit to traditional music” is coming back to Prescott for a show at Prescott Center for the Arts.

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Pink Martini makes Prescott stop on tour

Take a worldwide musical adventure with Pink Martini and its blending of American music with a world music vibe as the group returns to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

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Chino Valley overflowing in coffee

Overflow Coffee offers warm, friendly environment

For six years, Overflow Coffee has been providing Chino Valley with a cup of coffee and a warm environment.

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Equestrian Association looks to do more with community

Organization planning a hoedown later this year

After last year’s successful efforts to raise awareness of the Chino Valley Equestrian Association within the community, the organization is working on ways to be more involved, according to President Danielle Feller.

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What has the Town of Chino Valley done right?

Residents share their positives for the town

Last week, the Chino Valley Review published the comments of residents who gave the Town of Chino Valley some New Year’s resolutions.

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The meaning of life? Prescott residents point to their family

In a world where more than a few search for meaning in their lives, some Prescott residents say that their family is what makes life meaningful.

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Polar bears take plunge at Mountain Valley Splash

Ice Princess defends his title

Jumping out of the pool at Mountain Valley Splash and making a beeline for her towel, Shaylee Nation made it clear in no uncertain terms that she was freezing.

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Fold a bit at the Prescott Public Library

It’s been just over a year since Chila Caldera did the first origami class of the Prescott Origami Fanatics at the Prescott Public Library and the next class is coming up this weekend.

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Sons of the Pioneers mosey back

After a while away from Prescott, the Sons of the Pioneers are moseying back for a show at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

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Fitness done differently

New Year, New Body — that’s the mantra of many coming into 2019 with the New Year’s Resolution to get in shape.

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Residents suggest New Year’s resolutions for Chino Valley

Ideas include more fun for kids

Read more books, save more money, take off those last few stubborn pounds … many look at the New Year as a time to reflect and make some resolutions.

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Chino Valley bookstore thrives in online, e-book world

A pleasure to read

Sitting amongst the stacks of books at Country Roads Books, Karen Litt admitted to a love of books and no desire for an e-reader.

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Chino Valley farmers find way to make sales even in colder weather

Though Chino Valley doesn’t have a farmers market in the winter, local farmers keep their livelihoods going selling their wares at the winter markets in Prescott.

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Americans staying the same height but adding pounds, CDC says

Adults not moving like they used to, retired Prescott physician says

Americans are staying the same height, but their waistlines continue to expand, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Farmers market having good winter season

Despite the chill of winter, the Prescott Farmers Market continues to thrive with its vendors either shifting focus to other products or being able to keep their usual wares out without missing a beat.

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Got a hangover? You’re not alone

‘Hangover symptoms’ most Googled item in Arizona on New Year’s Day 2018

It is New Year’s Day, you wake up, take a quick look at last night’s pictures, get out of bed and get ready to face the New Year – or you would if it weren’t for what feels like a 6-year-old’s rendition of “Stomp” going on in your head.

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Update: Boot Drop 2019 still on despite weather

Event gives community a sense of camaraderie, organizer says

In the last remaining seconds of 2018, a six-foot tall, illuminated cowboy boot will drop down from a Whiskey Row flagpole, ringing in 2019.

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Count down to the New Year on Whiskey Row

Ring in the New Year the Prescott way as the community celebrates the beginning of 2019 next week at the eighth annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop.

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It’s yoga… with a chair

On the fourth Friday of every month, Lori Wallach instructs a Chair Yoga class at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

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Chino Valley Head Start grounds improved

The front of Head Start Chino Valley has been given a makeover with a spruced up flagpole area that saw its first flag raising on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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Town talks 2019 plans; 2 director positions need to be filled

The Town of Chino Valley has a number of plans for the coming year that include calling for a special election and filling two vacant director positions.

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Dewey resident takes first in Courier Cares Christmas Lighting Contest

Dewey resident Ryan Blauvelt took first-place honors in the Courier Cares Christmas Lighting Contest and has no idea how many lights are on his house.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas coming to Prescott Valley Event Center

See the sensation that the Huntsville Times calls “… the perfect gift for Christmas … a holiday feast for the ears and eyes” at a show for one night only next week.

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‘Tis Art Center & Gallery puts on annual Winter Fine Art Photography exhibit

Tis Art Center & Gallery has its annual Winter Fine Art Photography exhibit coming up, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 27, and running all the way through Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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A chance for adults to color together

For a little more than two years, the Prescott Valley Public Library has been offering free coloring classes for adults, led by Teen Library Assistant Coleen Bornschlegel.

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Two weekends left for Wildlights and Animal Sights

There are only two weekends left to see holiday lights while being among the animals at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

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What will happen if the government shuts down?

Shutdown poised to begin midnight Friday

The government could partially shut down at midnight Friday night, Dec. 21, if Congress and the White House cannot agree on a budget bill before then.

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Mud Run looking to grow to the next level

With the success of August’s Chino Valley Mud Run, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board looked toward making next year’s event even better at its meeting Monday, Dec. 10.

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Children’s Library named after Darlene Westcott

Darlene Westcott, Chino Valley children’s librarian, was honored by Mayor Darryl Croft as “Children’s Librarian Extraordinaire” at the Chino Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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Chamber director looks forward to 2019

Morning mixers to begin next year, Brashear says

Reciting her favorite motto of not going where the path leads but instead going where there is no path and leaving a trail, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lorette Brashear said there’s a lot to look forward to in 2019.

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Staff recommends $1.5M property tax levy

Original percentages rounded to nearest hundred dollars, says finance manager

Chino Valley town staff recommended a $1.5 million property tax levy, an amount originally given as a 2 percent property tax, at the Chino Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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Shop with a Cop special for police, kids

Program marks 21st year in area

As he perused the electronics section with Kobe, 12, on Saturday morning, Dec. 15, at the Walmart on Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley Police Officer Brandon Kelly remembered participating in the first local Shop with a Cop event 21 years ago.

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Prescott Valley Kmart building gets new owner

Pruitt’s Fine Furniture looks to March opening, 20 new hires

Phoenix-based and family-owned Pruitt’s Fine Furniture is moving into the site of the former Prescott Valley Kmart, 7550 Highway 89.

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When Christmas gets weird

When it comes to Christmas, it’s understood that Santa Claus has his list of naughty and nice, but what about when Christmas gets weird?

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Dance to Yavapai College jazz groups

The Yavapai College jazz ensembles, the Roughriders and the Trailblazers, are putting on a different kind of concert next week called “Holiday Swing.”

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Celebrate the holidays with the Prescott Chorale

The Prescott Chorale is putting on its annual holiday concert with two performances that have two separate programs this weekend.

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Last-minute gifts at non-profit stocking-stuffer bazaar

Get some last-minute holiday gifts, or maybe some unique gifts to give in the coming year, at the 27th annual Last-Minute Non-Profit Stocking-Stuffer Bazaar this weekend.

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Enchanted Christmas is up and running

Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights hasn’t disappeared, it simply relocated to Depot Marketplace in downtown Prescott at 377 N. Montezuma St, Suite 101 right behind the Chipotle and Starbucks.

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Prescott-owned well site could be rehabilitated

Work could begin early next year

A Prescott-owned well site could be rehabilitated starting early next year after the Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission fowarded a recommendation of approval for a conditional use permit allowing for the rehabilitation at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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Chino Valley intends to declare special election early next year

Ballot would ask voters two questions

The Town of Chino Valley plans to declare a special election early next year, to be held in May, to ask residents two questions.

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Controversial rezoning request denied advancement

Commissioner: Proposal consistent with general plan but inadvisable

A controversial rezoning request was denied advancement to the Chino Valley Town Council after failing to gain enough votes from the Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission.

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Sharlot Hall Museum poised to begin construction for expansion soon

A larger space is needed, says executive director

The Sharlot Hall Museum is poised to begin work on an expansion two years in the making with January 2019 as a target date for the beginning of construction, said Museum Executive Director Fred Veil.