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How to attract business vs. stay rural big topic of forum

All candidates want to keep D-H a ‘Country Town’

Dewey-Humboldt council candidate Karen Brooks complimented the audience of about 80 at Thursday’s, Aug. 9, candidate forum for being informed about the issues facing the town.

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Fossils, forensics and flight topics for summer camp

17 students attended PV School’s first STEM camp in June

Prescott Valley School hosted its first ever STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Summer Camp.

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Lots to talk about on National Night Out: traffic, crime, storms

PV town staff, fire, police officials visit 16 groups

Prescott Valley town, police and fire officials expect the applause and kudos from residents on National Night Out when they stop in at neighborhood parties.

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Meet the candidates running for Justice of Peace, Constable in Yavapai County

For many people, a justice of the peace or constable are not part of one’s daily life.

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Dewey-Humboldt candidates want ‘country town’ to remain

Dewey-Humboldt Town Council candidate Karen Brooks complimented the audience of about 80 at Thursday’s candidate forum for being informed about the issues facing the town.

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Crescent moon makes meteor viewing nearly perfect

Perseid meteor showers best seen Saturday, Sunday nights

The Perseid meteor shower this weekend takes place on nights when the moon is in the new or crescent phase, with about 1 percent of the lit moon surface showing on Saturday, Aug. 11, and 2 percent on Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Residents connect with town officials, first responders on National Night Out

National Night Out in Prescott Valley was all about connecting residents with town officials and first responders, and also to initiate conversations and actions about neighborhood safety.

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Be an informed voter — come hear candidates for D-H mayor, council Thursday

The Mayoral-Council Candidate forum for Dewey-Humboldt residents takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center, Highway 169 and Foothill Drive.

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No child fell asleep on bus, few shed tears on first day of school

No crying, clinging children in Lynette Buskirk’s kindergarten class were evident this year.

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Learn about local mining history, stamp mill on Wednesday

After the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society’s monthly general meeting, Charlie Connell will give a presentation on Fain Park Mining History, followed by a presentation on the historical society’s own Two Stamp Mill.

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State candidates offer thoughts on water

Solutions range from hydroponics, metered wells to teeth in laws, conservation efforts

An attentive audience at Saturday’s candidate forum on water issues posed some pointed questions to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG), sponsor of the forum that took place at the Granite Peak Universalist Unitarian Church Congregation.

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County redefines vehicle damage, accidents, incidents

Road hazards, weather, animals — not all damage needs repair

“All along, along, there were incidents and accidents,” Paul Simon sings in his 1986 song, “You Can Call Me Al.”

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Purple Heart recipients honored by Board of Supervisors

Recipients of the Purple Heart receive certificates and are honored at the Aug. 1, 2018, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott, Arizona.

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PV voters want to know about water, traffic, roads, growth

Questions answered at forums

Roads, traffic, water and growth. These are the issues foremost on the minds of Prescott Valley residents based on audience questions at a candidate forum Monday, July 30, at StoneRidge Community Center that included those running for mayor, council and Mayer constable seats.

Candidates speak at PV Chamber breakfast

17 candidates give brief remarks

Four minutes is not much time for candidates to talk about their growing-up years, education, work history and why voters should elect them.

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300 backpacks with supplies given out Saturday

More available Aug. 1 at HUSD

Five students from one family made up the first group of the day Friday, July 27, to help fill backpacks with school supplies at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley.

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Support crime prevention while sharing food, fun Tuesday, Aug. 7

Its purpose is to educate neighbors about crime and drug prevention, and support and participate in local anti-crime programs.

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Changes in Prescott Valley animal codes now in effect

New dog license fees effective July 28

Effective Saturday, July 28, changes in the Prescott Valley animal code and licensing fees went into effect.

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LD1 candidates answer tough questions

Some agreement, some opposite side of the aisle remarks at candidate forum on education

Everyone at the Legislative District 1 candidate forum July 25 agreed on one thing: Schools need more money.

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Meet the candidates running for Prescott Valley mayor, council

Two candidates, Kell Palguta and Michael Whiting, are running for Prescott Valley mayor for the seat vacated by Harvey Skoog.

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Meet the candidates for Dewey-Humboldt mayor, council

Seven candidates are running for mayor and council seats in Dewey-Humboldt: two for mayor, and five for three council seats.

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All ages invited to comic-con event Saturday in PV

Library hosting Fandomania for fun, fashion, fantasy

They come in costume – that makes attending a comic-con event all the more fun – and on July 28, the winner of the Fandomania fashion show will win a $100 gift card.

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Heavy rains cause leaks at PV library, cleanup continues

Rain in such quantity never before seen in Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski’s 29-year history caused two road closures Sunday, July 15.

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Council looks at future growth calling for more water, roads

The recent issuance of a Level 2 Water Conservation Alert to residents, and the reasons for doing so, has Prescott Valley town officials re-evaluating the need for new wells balanced against the impending need for water storage tanks.

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‘No driving on sidewalks’ PV Police Chief Jarrell says

Anybody — even postal carriers — will get citation

A temporary stop in postal delivery earlier this month for customers residing on Robert Road has been rectified and delivery is back to normal.

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Prescott Valley Election: Palguta spends nearly $9K, Whiting at $2.2K

Mayor candidates file financial statements through June 30

Two candidates are vying for the mayor’s seat in Prescott Valley, and both have filed their financial report showing receipts and disbursements through June 30 for campaign activities.

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Prescott family helps save rescued elk calf after pregnant mother dies in freeway crash

Good fortune was with a newborn elk in the early morning hours of June 10. Not so much its mother who was struck and killed on I-40 near Flagstaff.

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Hail damages about 1,000 vehicles at local car dealerships

Storm damage could translate to good deals for car shoppers

Rain and a significant amount of hail from the Wednesday, July 18, storm damaged about 1,000 vehicles at local car dealerships.

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2 roads were closed in Prescott Valley due to heavy rain earlier this week

A deluge of rain in Prescott Valley caused two road closures Sunday, July 15.

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Prescott Valley council looks at future growth - 2 new wells, roads

The recent issuance of a Level 2 Water Conservation Alert to residents, and the reasons for doing so, has Prescott Valley town officials re-evaluating the need for new wells balanced against the impending need for water storage tanks.

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Prescott's Natural History Institute revitalizes the practice of natural history

Jen Chandler, left, talks on “Art of Natural History: Understanding the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection” at the Natural History Institute’s Art and Science Open House July 13, 2018.

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Pounding rain, wind shuts down Farmers Market

Next one set for Aug. 8 at Coyote Springs School

A brief 45 minutes from the opening of the Prescott Farmers Market in Granville, vendors and customers were scrambling for cover as torrential rain and wind swept through Prescott Valley Monday afternoon, July 16.

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Kale sampled in smoothie taste test

Students overwhelmingly love it

Kalan Inman, owner and market manager with the Prescott Valley Farmers Market, visited students at Mountain View Elementary School on July 13, bringing with her fresh kale.

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Oral histories sought from Dewey-Humboldt ‘old-timers’

As people grow older or move away, their stories about living in an area that later becomes a Superfund site are lost.

Candidate forum announced for Aug. 9

2 running for mayor, 5 running for 3 council seats

Residents are invited to the Dewey-Humboldt Mayoral-Council Candidate Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center.

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Skull Valley, Prescott residents vocal in opposition to proposed Kirkland mine

Deadline to file comments is Sept. 4

Every person who spoke during the public comment period Wednesday, July 11, voiced concerns about the Kirkland Mining Company’s (KMC) proposed pozzolan mine in Skull Valley.

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Arizona Downs open for business; live racing slated for 2019

Arizona Downs shines with $2 million in repairs, renovations

A new roof, flooring, paint job inside and out, and 50 flat screen televisions are part of the $2 million in renovations occurring at the much-improved Arizona Downs racetrack facility, formerly known as Yavapai Downs.

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Water restrictions lifted for Prescott Valley residents

Record usage, well repairs necessitated conservation alert

After a week of Level 2 water restrictions, the Town of Prescott Valley has lifted the restrictions as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.

Mail delivery to resume along Robert Road in Prescott Valley

Service had been interrupted because of unsafe stops

Residents on Robert Road in Prescott Valley realized they weren’t getting mail early this week.

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Cell tower in Highland Pines gets go-ahead from supes

Aesthetics trumped by safety

Waivers, stipulations and opposition took up most of the discussion around a proposed cell tower in Highland Pines at the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors July 3 meeting.

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He worked for free, now a sergeant with Prescott Valley Police

Kyle Hader promoted at council meeting

Kyle Hader began his career in law enforcement after receiving his Administration of Justice associate’s degree from Yavapai College.

$218.5M county budget shows 4% decrease

Primary property tax drops 6 cents

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the 2018-19 tentative budget — that will result in a total county tax rate decrease — after a brief presentation by County Administrator Phil Bourdon at the July 3 board meeting.

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Mayer rock painting group finds its rocks all over the world

Mayer AZ Rocks! - Paint, hide, find, post a photo

You can spot them everywhere, but you have to know what you’re hunting.

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Help with school supplies offered to families in need

Consider donating supplies, money

More than 1,200 schoolchildren benefitted from the community’s good will and donations of school supplies this past year through the Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) and its Fair Start program.

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How will proposed pumped storage facility impact my water?

Residents demand answers

The big questions remain unanswered: How will this affect me? What will happen to our water?

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Town honors Deputy Chief Edelstein for 20 years with police

‘Exemplary service’ to Prescott Valley

Being raised with the stories of his grandparents who lived in Europe and the United States during World War II gave James Edelstein the belief that nothing is more important than to respect each and every human life.

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Lady Ermintrude returns to top of fountain

Lady Ermintrude is back in town! Yavapai County facilities staff set the statue in place atop the fountain at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 26.

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AAEC principal ‘surprised’ at sex charges against teacher

Background check came up clear on teacher accused of sexual conduct with a minor

Prescott Valley charter school, Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center (AAEC), conducts background checks on all their teachers.

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Embry-Riddle grad weighs in on Verde bridge location

Study helps find best location

Many reasons exist for building a new bridge over the Verde River. An alternate route when Interstate 17 closes, for instance, or emergency access and quicker response times.

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Lane restrictions on Highway 89 in place through June 2019

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for continued lane restrictions on Highway 89 in Prescott, between Deep Well Ranch Road and Highway 89A until June 2019.

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