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Sheriff’s office has most vacancies

Officials working to fill most of them

Nearly half of the 38 unfilled vacancies in Yavapai County government reside with the sheriff’s office.

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First Congregational United Church of Christ renovation spotlighted in open house

Church invites public to view completed renovation on Jan. 29

Most people in Prescott know about the annual July Pancake Breakfast in the street outside the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Gurley.

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Actions, consequences in nature create powerful exhibit

Randy Waln’s symbolic photographic collages make an effective statement about power, greed and sacrifice in the natural world.

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Veteran calls golf program a ‘lifesaver’: Golf club also donates to equine therapy program for veterans

In the beginning, John Gunby, a golf pro at the Club at Prescott Lakes, and members of the Club offered six sessions of golf lessons to veterans with disabilities living at the domiciliary at the Bob Stump Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Prescott.

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Ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Seven organizations will sponsor eight events over the course of five days leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrated Monday, Jan. 16.

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Local cast of ‘Peter Pan’ takes the stage Friday, Saturday

Fly with the Lost Boys in Prescott Valley production

A new theater group is forming in the Quad Cities. Yet unnamed, it will present the classic production of “Peter Pan” at Franklin Phonetic School, 6116 Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.

ADOT unveils plans for Highway 89 between Chino Valley, Paulden

More planned roundabouts thrill (or not) Paulden residents

Plans to widen Highway 89 to four lanes on a 13-mile segment of road between Chino Valley and Paulden came as welcome news to most of the more than 60 audience members attending the Jan. 5 Paulden Area Community Organization meeting.

ADOT agreement with county on Chino Valley traffic light design may exceed $100K

One county supervisor balked at making an additional $50,000 available to the Arizona Department of Transportation for a traffic light and road-widening project at Highway 89 and Road 1 North in Chino Valley.

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Shooting range cleanup to cost Forest Service nearly $1 million

Bullet contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service expects to pay $980,000 to remove contaminated soil where the former Prescott Sportsmen’s Club Shooting Range (PSC) site existed off Iron Springs and North Granite Basin roads near the Wildwood Estates subdivision.

County supes place Yarnell, Seligman, Cottonwood as top 3 grant contenders

Seven entities want a cut of the possible $950,000 in grant money that would benefit low- to moderate-income people, prevent blight or fix an urgent threat to health or safety.

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