Chino Valley in Brief: Special election is May 21
Chino Valley special election is May 21
The Town of Chino Valley will hold a special election on May 21 containing two ballot items.
Item one is to establish a primary property tax to fund a road construction and maintenance program within the town. Item two is to purchase water systems located within town limits.
Informational sessions regarding these items will take place April 18, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the community center; April 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the senior center; and April 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the community center.
For more information, call 928-636-2646 or 928-636-4427.
Library features spring book selection
The Chino Valley Public Library bookstore features a spring selection of books on topics including gardening, vegetables, flowers, and landscaping.
All proceeds benefit the library, 1020 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley.
For more information, call 928-636-2687.
Hope Lutheran offers Easter services
Hope Lutheran Church of Chino Valley invites you to worship with us for Holy Week and Easter services — on Good Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 21 at 7 a.m. for our Sonrise worship or at 9 a.m. for our Festival Worship.
Easter Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and an egg hunt for children starts at 8:20 a.m.
Citizen’s Academy on Thursdays
The Town of Chino Valley in partnership with the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering public information 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 Chino Valley Town Hall, 202 N. Highway 89. The public is invited to attend any one or all sessions.
Register online at chinovalley.org or call 928-636-2493.
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.
Horse, burro adoption, sale April 19-22
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking good homes for wild horses and burros during its adoption and sale event planned for April 19-22, at the Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center, 3731 N. Road 1 W, Chino Valley.
The event, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 19 to 22, will feature horse and burro training demonstrations on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Florence Inmate Training Program, a collaboration between the BLM and the Arizona Department of Corrections, will conduct the demonstrations.
Through the new Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) qualified adopters are eligible to receive $500 within 60 days of the adoption date and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling for each animal, which can be applied for one year from the adoption date.
All untrained animals are now a minimum of $25. All trained animals, whether adopted or purchased, are a minimum of $125. The incentive is only available for untrained animals that are eligible for adoption at BLM facilities, off-site events or on the agency’s Online Corral website.
To qualify to adopt or buy, you must be 18 years old, have approved facilities to keep the animal(s), and proper transportation home for the animal(s) from the event site. BLM staff will load each animal, with the new owner’s halter and lead rope, into a BLM-approved trailer provided by the adopter.
BLM offers wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in the West to qualified individuals who must demonstrate humane care for the animal. Wild horses are known for their sure-footedness, strength, intelligence and endurance. With kindness and patience, these animals can be trained for many uses. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and have a current negative Coggins test.
For more information and adoption/purchase qualifications, call 866-4MUSTANGS or visit www.blm.gov/whb.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
United Way awards grant to PASS
United Way of Yavapai County awarded Prescott Area Shelter Services an $8,000 grant for its education to employability program, a part of its case management program.
Prescott Area Shelter Services, a homeless shelter for women and children, helps them overcome the challenges of poverty and homelessness with extensive case management, connection to resources, a warm and safe place to stay, and support from dedicated volunteers and staff.
Since opening in the winter of 2007 PASS has served more than 2,400 homeless women and children and provided more than 48,000 bed nights. The transition rate from homelessness into permanent housing at PASS is 88 percent.
For information, call 928-778-5933.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.