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Chino Valley in Brief: Coffee with cops is Sept. 26

Jim Wilmington grills burgers at a tailgate party in front of Chino Valley High School prior to the Cougars’ home opener Friday, Sept. 7. The tailgater was sponsored by the football booster club for the home opener. Future tailgaters include Sept. 28 (versus Kingman Academy) for Youth Night, and Oct. 26 (versus Northwest Christian) for Senior Night. On Sept. 7, Chino Valley battled Camp Verde for the Bronze Boot, which the Cougars retained again — in a 42-0 effort. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Jim Wilmington grills burgers at a tailgate party in front of Chino Valley High School prior to the Cougars’ home opener Friday, Sept. 7. The tailgater was sponsored by the football booster club for the home opener. Future tailgaters include Sept. 28 (versus Kingman Academy) for Youth Night, and Oct. 26 (versus Northwest Christian) for Senior Night. On Sept. 7, Chino Valley battled Camp Verde for the Bronze Boot, which the Cougars retained again — in a 42-0 effort. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Coffee with cops is Sept. 26

Come for casual conversation with your local law enforcement from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley.

Meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Schaan, Lt. Chapman and various other Chino Valley Police Department employees.

Town hall on criminal justice Sept. 12

Members of the Prescott-area community are invited to attend a town hall event to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The event will address the question “What is the best way to create and maintain safe, productive communities?”

The Prescott Community Town Hall on Criminal Justice in Arizona begins at 8 a.m. (check-in), with the program from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Embry-Riddle Student Union (directional signs will be posted on campus).

The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.

Visit or call Alexandra Sedillo, Arizona Town Hall, at 602-252-9600.

Nominees sought for Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us Awards recognize the “heroes among us,” men and women who served in uniform and now continue to serve the community through volunteering.

The program will also recognize spouses of these heroes and an organization that serves veterans and/or first responders. Nominations of those who are volunteering with organizations related to military, first responders and/or horses are especially encouraged.

Awards categories are: Military Veteran, First Responder, Military Veteran Spouse, First Responder Spouse, and Organization.

Nominate Now!

Forms and information can be found on our website or by calling 928-499-9442

Please return forms to or PO Box 12945, Prescott, AZ 86304. Nominations are due by Sept. 30.

The Heroes Among Us Awards luncheon will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Granite Creek Vineyards, 2515 N Road 1 E, Chino Valley.

Safe Sitter classes ahead

There will be three upcoming Safe Sitter classes on Sept. 15, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. Safe Sitter class content includes safety skills, first aid and rescue skills, child care skills and life and business skills.

Classes are limited, so sign up today. Call 928-708-7206 or email for more information. Visit to register.

Next YC 50th event showcases healthcare

The Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center and its healthcare career training programs will take center stage for the second of six distinct community celebrations commemorating 50 years of life-changing education at Yavapai College.

At the Prescott Valley Center, 50th anniversary celebrants will be treated to health and wellness services, activities and some fun and games. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 15, attendees can stay busy giving blood, checking their blood pressure, watching bed-making contests and wheelchair races or tackling the obstacle course challenge. The center is located at 6955 Panther Path, Prescott Valley.

The 50th anniversary celebration at the Prescott Valley Center also will feature mini health, safety and fitness classes and a complimentary lunch. Chair massages, law enforcement vehicle displays and information tables also are included in celebration plans.

All are welcome to join in the festivities at no charge. Additional details about the YC Prescott Valley Center 50th anniversary celebration are available on the YC 50th website,

The website also spotlights celebrations later this summer and fall at YC campuses in Clarkdale, Chino Valley, Sedona and at CTEC near the Prescott Airport. The website also houses a historical photo gallery, oral histories, a historical timeline and the newly released 50th anniversary commemorative video.

In remarks during a keystone presentation at the Prescott campus celebration, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services Clint Ewell noted that more than 100,000 people have accessed education, training and cultural resources at YC in the last 50 years.

Those lives “have been enriched in some way by Yavapai College,” he said.

The numbers reflect the college’s commitment to its founding vision — “that people shouldn’t have to travel far or have to spend their life savings to receive a quality education,” Ewell said.

College President Dr. Penny Wills also lauded the college’s legacy of lifting the lives of so many. “When I think of Yavapai College now 50 years old, I don’t think of the buildings… I think of people, of new careers and talents discovered and lives that have changed for the better because of what your college has offered.”

Wills, who is retiring at the end of the year, invited the anniversary kickoff audience to continue to celebrate with and connect with the college. “I hope you will remember that this is your college. Use our resources to fortify your own life and come back often.”

Future YC 50th anniversary celebration dates around Yavapai County include:

• Sept. 29, Career and Technical Education Center;

• Oct. 20, Verde Valley Campus;

• Oct. 27, Chino Valley Agribusiness and Science Technology Center;

• Nov. 3, Sedona Center.

Overlay roadwork underway

Please be advised that Cactus Asphalt, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing roadwork on Yuma Drive and Pheasant Drive in Chino Valley, Spring Lane in Spring Valley, Western and Eastern Drives in Verde Village, Hogan Lane in Cottonwood, and Wild Horse Mesa and Chavez Ranch Road in Village of Oak Creek. Construction began Monday, Sept. 4, and continue through Nov. 15. Road construction will consist of Asphalt overlays, shoulder work, guardrail installation, new striping and miscellaneous concrete work in a few areas. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zones. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices when travelling through the work zone.

For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at

District 4 Town Hall schedule

Supervisor Craig Brown has completed his scheduling calendar for the annual Town Halls for 2018.

Town Halls provide the community the quality time and opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County Government. The departments represented at the scheduled meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Ash Fork Development Association, 450 W. Lewis, Ash Fork.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Seligman Library, 54170 Floyd Street, Seligman.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Coyote Springs, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Juniperwoods Land Owners Association, 1108 Folkerts Lane, Juniperwood Ranch.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Williamson Valley Community Organization, 4125 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott.

For more information, contact Mary Conner, Assistant to Supervisor Brown at 928-442-5132 or visit the website at:

September Books

Visit the Friends of the Chino Valley Library Bookstore located at 1020 Palomino inside the Library. Many old and classic books are available during the month of September. There are old books from the 1800’s to 1950 and a variety of classics in paperback and hard cover.

Classic Car Show is Sept. 22

Chino Valley United Methodist Church is hosting the 11th annual classic car show from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 735 E. Road 1 S., Chino Valley. Car show admission is free. There is no fee for participants. There will be door prizes and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will be a BBQ dinner, with an ice cream social, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy

Come learn about the local Police Department. Meet the officers. Experience firsthand some of the training Officers go through in a shooting simulator. See vehicles and equipment used by the department. Learn about Citizens on Patrol Volunteers. See K-9 demonstrations. Gain a deeper understanding of how cases are investigated and processed through the legal system.

The academy meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Sept. 26 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at Police Shooting Range Classroom, 2178 Sgt. Dee Barnes Way.

To register, call Laurie at 928-636-4223 ext. 8.

2018 Chino Valley Chip Seal Project

On July 23, the Town of Chino Valley began the complete pulverization and reconstruction of the following roads: Reed Road from Road 3 North to Road 4 North, Road 4 North from Reed Road to just west of Road 1 West and Chino Drive from Center Street to the end.

The reconstruction process will take approximately three to six weeks. Expect the roads to be closed to all but local traffic only during this time. The road condition will be a gravel surface during construction. Alternate routes are advised to avoid delays. In addition, the following roads will receive a chip seal surface in mid to late August: Outer Loop Road from Road 1 West to Highway 89, and Road 1 East from Perkinsville Road to Road 4 North. Traffic striping may be eliminated for a time during the seal coating process, but closures will be limited to just a few days. Alternate routes are also advised for these streets.

Please obey all construction signs and workers. The Town of Chino Valley would like to thank the public for their patience during this time. For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 928-636-7140 with any questions. Chino Valley is also on the web at

American Legion breakfasts

The American Legion hosts breakfast on the first, second and third Sunday of the month. The cost is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The American Legion Post 40 is located at 650 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley.

— Chino Valley Review

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