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Prescott Valley in Brief: 5th annual Patriot Run to take place on Sept. 7 in Prescott Valley

5th annual Patriot Run to take place on Sept. 7 in Prescott Valley

The Central Arizona Honor Guard will host the fifth annual Patriot Run. The run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7th and will include a 10K run, 5K run, and one-mile fun run that will start and finish at the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona.

This event is one of several that will highlight the Healing Field Memorial to the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the attacks on 9/11. The goal for the Patriot Run is to provide participants another opportunity to pay their respects to the victims of 9/11 through solemn observance of the memorial while simultaneously allowing them the chance to show honor in their own way by running for a good cause. The proceeds from the run/fundraiser go directly and in full to the Central Arizona Honor Guard.

‘Run for the Hill of It’ held at Glassford Hill Trail on Sept. 29

The town of Prescott Valley will be hosting Run for the Hill of It, a 5k/10k Summit run on Saturday, Spet. 29. The run starts at an elevation of 5,180 feet and ascends to 6,123 feet at the turn around (2.3 miles). The course is a double-track dirt trail and due to the nature of this course, participants may encounter animals such as deer, antelope, javelina and others. It is advised to stay on the course and admire the animals from a distance. Pre-registration is open until Sept. 20 and is $20 for adults (16 and up) and $15 for youth (15 and younger). Registration also includes a t-shirt and a medal but the prices will increase by $10 if registering the day of the event. Participants will need to park in the large lot to the south of the Summit Trail parking lot on Castle Drive where staff members will be there to assist. Check-in will be at the parking lot and starts at 6 a.m. For day of registration, please bring cash or credit card. Participants will be broken into 2 groups and will be asked if you are a runner/jogger or walker/hiker upon checkout. Runners/Joggers will begin at 7 a.m. while walkers/hikers will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact 928-759-3090.

Prescott Valley Balloon Fest set for Sept. 21

Plans for the 2019 Prescott Valley Balloon Fest include a full venue of balloons, live music and a wine and beer garden. There will be afternoon fun for the kids with games, food vendors and surprises in the Kids’ Zone, and, of course, plenty of hot air balloons.

Live musical guests include Cause N Affect, Sky Daddy and the Pop Rocks, and Truly Reckless.

The Prescott Valley Rotary has partnered with area businesses to sponsor this year’s event, so there is no entry fee. Sponsors to date include Signals, Affinity RV, Hensley Beverage, Decision Point and the Town of Prescott Valley.

Gates open at 2 p.m. at the Entertainment District, across from the event center. A hot air balloon glow will commence in the evening.

The 2019 Prescott Valley Balloon Fest committee is focused on addressing one of the major needs in Prescott Valley. Of the 160 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister, 96 of them live in the Prescott Valley area. Money raised will support the Prescott Valley portion of the program of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, according to a news release.

Grants To You’s September classes

Grants To You is an 18-year-old nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide training to volunteers who want to assist a nonprofit of their choice with its grant research and writing.

Since 2002, Grants To You has held 338 classes and trained 1,282 volunteer students. These volunteers have won 181 grants totaling $4,063,674 nationally.

In the Prescott area, 42 classes have been held involving 455 volunteer students who have won 125 grants worth $1,448,819 in funding.

The next scheduled class will be in Prescott Valley at the Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Drive, on two Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit and click on Classes and then Live classes. Please note that classes fill up quickly so don’t delay.

If you are unable to attend on these dates or times, you might want to check out the online classes that contain the same content as the live class. For questions, call Paul (founder) or Shirley Baskin at 928-925-1058 or email to

Town seeks applications for arts, culture seats

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from area residents to serve on the Arts and Culture Commission. Positions available are for two nonvoting members.

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley. It is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture. This is a physical commission that requires lifting, bending and the ability to set up and tear down events.

First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

Applicants are required to attend at least one Arts and Culture Commission meeting prior to an interview being scheduled.

Applications are available in the Executive Management Office, on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Bands to perform for Concert Series in September

The Prescott Valley Summer Concert Series continues in September with two bands playing from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Theater on the Green.

Shining Star Band & Famous in Denmark (rock/pop) will play Friday, Sept. 13. Thunder & Lightnin’ (bluegrass/country) plays Sept. 20.

The Theater on the Green is located at the Civic Center, 7501 E. Skoog Blvd. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets — no dogs, glass containers or alcohol — and enjoy an evening of music.

For more information, visit or call Parks & Recreation at 928-759-3090.

Classroom grants available for Humboldt district teachers

James Clemens, president of the Humboldt Education Foundation (HEF), unveiled a grant opportunity for Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) teachers at the welcome-back ceremony for HUSD teachers and staff.

HEF is offering four $500 classroom grants for the first three quarters of the school year. The nonprofit organization collected the money through the annual Teacher of the Year evening and generous grants, and has committed to $6,000 in teacher grants for the 2019-20 school year.

The deadline for the first round of applications is Sept. 30. Applications require a description of the project needing funding and the number of students that will benefit from it.

HEF’s other projects include the Carm Staker Scholarship Award for graduating seniors at Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Student Orchestra Project and the Hungry Kids Project. HEF is an approved State of Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona Tax Credit program.

To apply for the classroom grants, visit or call James Clemens at 928-499-2288.

Town seeks volunteer tour guide

The Town of Prescott Valley is looking for an outgoing and adventurous person who wants to create memorable experiences for “Explore Arizona” patrons.

A volunteer, an “Outdoor Adventurist,” with a love for hiking and exploring historic, natural and other significant sites of Arizona is needed to serve as driver and tour guide to help the public experience and understand the significance of various Prescott Valley Park and Recreation day-trip destinations. These include the red rocks of Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Desert Botanical Gardens and Phoenix Art Museum.

To apply, visit For more information, call Volunteer Central at 928-759-3123.

Reading with dogs at Prescott Valley Library

Children are welcome to read to a therapy dog every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library in the children’s activity room, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

Children may attend this free event as often as they want and read as many books during the hour to as many participating dogs as they desire. Cruiser, Megan and Griffin are regular therapy dogs that attend, thanks to Pet Partners of Prescott, a nonprofit organization of registered therapy dog teams.

These dogs love listening to children as they read, and the children gain confidence with their non-judgmental friends.

50-plus-year grads of Prescott High to meet

Prescott High School students who graduated 50 or more years ago will gather on Sept. 19 at the Prescott Resort for the annual Half Century Club luncheon.

Since many graduates have stayed in the area or still have connections in the area, this is open to PHs grads — no matter where they live.

This year’s event is hosted by members of the Class of 1968. Those who graduated in 1969 will be inducted into the Half Century Club at the Luncheon.

But it’s not just lunch. The Prescott High School band will perform and the high school’s ROTC group will present the colors. The Class of ’68 is also sponsoring a photo booth where alumni can take class photos. Local artist and PHS alum Bill Nebeker is donating “Born to Run,” a bronze sculpture of running horses as the grand prize in the Half Century Club’s drawing.

Prescott High 50-plus year graduates can learn more about the event by visiting

Road work ahead for Cordes Lakes, Prescott Valley

Yavapai County Public Works is conducting road work this month in several areas of the county.

Earth Resources Corporation, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing chip seal and fog seal operations on various roads and neighborhoods in Yavapai County.

The areas include Black Canyon City, Lake Montezuma, Williamson Valley Road (from Talking Rock Subdivision to end of pavement), Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Cordes Lakes, Paulden, Ponderosa Park, Skull Valley and Wilhoit.

Construction work will include placing a three-eighths-inch chip seal, fog seal and striping on various roads throughout the county. The chip seal is a rapid-moving construction method, so public impact should be minimal.

Construction is underway, and continues through Oct. 24. 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 areas. Please follow all traffic control devices when traveling through the work zones.

Paveco, Inc. will be performing work on Coyote Springs Road and County Fair Trail in the Prescott Valley area. Construction is underway, and continues through Oct. 14.

Road construction will consist of overlaying County Fair Trail with a conventional and rubberized chip application. Coyote Springs Road construction will consist of an overlay of existing asphalt and shoulder work.

For more information, call Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit

Prepare trash, yard waste for cleanup program Sept. 3-6

The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is holding its annual Fall Cleanup Program through Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12938 E. Main St. As part of the town’s Firewise Program, it will accept brush and yard clippings. Dumpsters will be available to handle discards; a separate area will be available to receive brush and yard clippings for chipping and mulching.

Non-acceptable items are tires, oils, hazardous chemicals, batteries, household trash, refrigerators/freezers with Freon/coolant canisters. Mulch will be available later on an appointment basis beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the mulch is gone.

For more information about the Fall Cleanup Program, or to schedule an appointment for mulch pickup, call Jason Berg at 928-632-7362.

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