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Chino Valley in Brief: Coffee with Cops is April 24

Chances to meet with local law enforcement include the Coffee with Cops event from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley. Pictured are some of the town’s finest at a National Night Out event. (CVPD/Courtesy)

Chances to meet with local law enforcement include the Coffee with Cops event from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley. Pictured are some of the town’s finest at a National Night Out event. (CVPD/Courtesy)

Coffee with Cops on April 24

Come meet and enjoy casual conversation with local law enforcement at the Coffee with Cops event from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley.

Meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Chapman and other police department employees.

Town seeks board and committee applicants

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to serve on the following Town Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment; Industrial Development Authority; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; Roads and Streets Committee; and Senior Center Advisory Board.

Visit http://www.chinoaz.net/222/Boards-Commissions to obtain a Public Body Appointment Application or to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, meeting days and times to see where you best fit in.

Applications must include a brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First review to occur April 29.

For questions and to obtain and submit applications, write to Town of Chino Valley, Attention: Town Clerk’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, call 928-636-2646, ext. 1052, or email clerks@chinoaz.net.

Benefit dinner to benefit Sheriff’s Auxiliary volunteers

A Murder Mystery Dinner and play event hosted by the Prescott Noon Lioness club will benefit the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force volunteers.

The cost of much-needed equipment and supplies used in their search and rescue work is borne by the volunteers.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the American Warehouse, 226 N. Montezuma St. in Prescott. Ticket price of $75 includes two tickets for adult and non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and the audience-participation murder mystery “who dunnit” play.

There will be a silent auction and 50/50 drawing as well, with all net proceeds of the evening benefiting the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Force volunteers, Yavapai Search and Rescue Team (4x4 Unit, Quad Unit, Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Back Country Unit and the Southern Unit); Volunteers in Protection (VIPs), Yavapai County Jeep Posse; and Verde Search and Rescue.

For ticket sales, contact Lioness Cathy Dressler at 714-495-0359.

American Legion to host Spring Fling

The American Legion Auxiliary at Highway 89 and Road 3 South in Chino Valley is sponsoring a Spring Fling featuring a craft show and bake sale on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Anita at 586-295-0015 or Darlene at 602-670-6830.

Clothing giveaway on May 3 and 4

First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley, 1524 N. Highway 89, will have a clothing giveaway on May 3 and 4.

The event includes clothes, outerwear, shoes, linens, and more for all members of the family.

It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at noon, both Friday and Saturday.

There will be a free drawing for a used bicycle at 10 a.m. Saturday. One entry per person.

Look for the signs.

Presentation April 13 to address study on water quality

The City of Prescott is wrapping up planning efforts that began in April 2016 to study Watson Lake and the upper portions of Granite Creek Watershed.

Matt Killeen, environmental coordinator for the city, will share the findings of these studies at a presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

In May, these two planning efforts will come to a close, and management plans will be produced for improving the water quality of Watson Lake and many of the creeks that feed it.

Killeen’s presentation will touch on the study results and focus on the ongoing and planned pollution reduction strategies that the city will utilize going forward. He also will discuss some of the partnerships, projects and opportunities that will impact these waters and what the public can do to help improve the quality of Prescott’s creeks and lakes.

This program is presented free by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG). Register at the meeting for a free rain barrel donated by C-A-L Ranch with diverter donated by CWAG to be given away at CWAG’s April 20 Earth Day booth.

CWAG is a local citizens group advocating for a sustainable water future for Prescott and central Yavapai County and for the protection of the upper Verde River. For information, visit www.cwagaz.org, call 928-445-4218, or email info@cwagaz.org.

Citizen’s Academy is each Thursday

The Town of Chino Valley in partnership with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering public informational sessions every Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through May 9 as part of its Spring Citizen’s Academy program. The sessions will take place at the Chino Valley Town Hall, 202 N. Highway 89.

Town staff as well as community leaders and speakers from civil and service organizations will present various topics including: Magistrate Court, Law Enforcement and Fire Service (April 11); Education (April 18); Service/Civic Organizations (April 25); The Town of Chino Valley in the Future (May 2); and Wrap Up and Round Table Discussion (May 9).

The public is invited to attend any one or all sessions at no cost. Register online at www.chinovalley.org or call 928-636-2493 to reserve your spot.

Well water workshop is April 16

Do you have a private well? Do you drink your well water? Have you tested your well water quality lately? These are important questions that could impact the health and well-being of you and your family.

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott.

Attendees will learn about: geology and aquifers, regulation, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for your well.

Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist and Gary Hix, registered geologist and past president of the Arizona Well Association.

Workshop participants will receive water-related publications at no charge. Registration is required. Contact Lydia Watts, lydiawatts@email.arizona.edu or call 928-445-6590 ext. 221.

Free tax prep service available locally

IRS certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Charities, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file service at two locations:

• Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and,

• Catholic Charities office, 434 W. Gurley St., Prescott, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are recommended. Call 928-460-9895.

Head Start accepting applications

Chino Valley Head Start/Early Head Start Home Base and Paulden Head Start programs are accepting student applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Head Start/Early Head Start offers free full-day services to preschool children and home-based services to infants, toddlers and expectant moms. Services for preschool children (ages 3 to 5) are provided in center-based classrooms where children attend extended sessions to help accommodate the needs of the families.

Education staff at Head Start provide children with activities that help them grow cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Head Start features a play-based, developmentally appropriate classrooms that encourage children to discover and explore. Children must be 3 before Aug. 1 and be fully potty trained. The class sessions run August to May, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Applications are available at 1985 North Road 1 West, Chino Valley (across the street from the library), 928-636-1076. Paulden Head Start is located at the Paulden Community School, 24850 Naples Drive, 928-227-3393. Applications can be picked up at either school.

Chino Valley Animal Partners seeks members

If you love dogs and cats, Chino Valley Animal Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, would love to have you as a member. The mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer your time and raise money to help the local shelter with its needs and those in the community on a fixed income that may require some financial assistance, with companion care dogs and cats.

The monthly meetings are at 6 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center at 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley. www.chinovalleyanimalpartners.org, FB page, chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com.

TOPS meets Tuesdays in Chino Valley

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E. Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the food bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the program and meeting are from 8 to 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month. For more information about TOPS go to www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

AARP accepting applications for challenge grants

AARP Community Challenge 2019 program is accepting applications for grants that will provide funds for community-based “quick-action” projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces. The grant application period closes on April 17.

The program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress in support of residents of all ages.

In 2017, the AARP grant program received nearly 1,200 applications and chose 88 winning grantees. In 2018, AARP received almost 1,600 applications and funded 129 quick-action projects.

To read more about the grant opportunity, the application process and to view a short video highlighting previous grant-winning projects, please visit:

https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/about/info-2017/aarp-community-challenge.html.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day April 27

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Bradshaw Mountain Middle School gym located at 12255 E. Turquoise Circle in Dewey.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is in its 20th year and is celebrated on the last Saturday of April in more than 85 countries around the globe. This event is free and open to the public. Many local Tai Chi and Qigong instructors will be available to answer questions. There will be demonstrations of various forms of Tai Chi and Qigong with an opportunity for audience participation.

For information, contact Patti Daughtery, 928-899-5252 or taichipatti@me.com.

Prescribed burn near Cordes on April 6

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District will conduct a prescribed burn of cut and piled juniper within 120 acres of the Agua Fria National Monument in the Sycamore Mesa area, approximately five miles northeast of Cordes Junction.

The burn is planned for one to three days between April 6 and 13, according to a news release.

BLM will ignite the piles when the weather conditions are favorable. People in the area should expect some light smoke to be visible during the burn operation. Firefighters will remain on the scene to control the burning piles, as well as to monitor public and resource safety. No local road closures are expected.

By thinning and burning the juniper that has encroached into grasslands, wildlife corridors are opened, predator cover is reduced, and forage for wildlife improves. It also serves to reduce wildfire intensity and spread to adjacent communities or sensitive ecosystems in the immediate area when a wildfire occurs in the area.

Community cleanup set in Paulden

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, has announced a community cleanup in Paulden.

The cleanup will be at the Paulden Transfer Station, 23750 N. Marblehead Avenue.

The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged household trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.

Items that will not be accepted: Loose trash will be refused, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals.

Wildfires are never out of season and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. Please remember to be cautious of sparks as you are cutting and trimming. All yard trimmings will be accepted at the cleanup.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For information, contact the Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.

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