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Local vineyards, wineries, orchards

Yavapai County produces a number of award-winning wines in Prescott, Jerome and the Verde Valley. Yavapai College’s certificate and degree programs in viticulture and enology at the Southwest Wine Center in Clarkdale serve as a hub of education in viticulture industry in the region.

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Revitalizing apple cider

Prescott’s newest apple cider orchard, Stoic Cider, had a successful first year in 2017, producing 70 barrels of cider, both on tap and bottled.

North-Aire Aviation announces professional pilot track agreement with Mokulele Airlines

Prospective students have opportunity to ask questions about program on March 12

North-Aire Aviation, an FAA Part 141 flight school, has signed an agreement with Mokulele Airlines of Hawaii for a professional pilot track.

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Fully autonomous vehicles are getting closer to everyday reality

Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, issued March 1, allowing self-driving cars to be tested without human drivers on board, supersedes a previous, more restrictive one issued in 2015.

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Governor talks new, stricter rules for driverless vehicles

With hundreds of them already on Arizona roads, Gov. Doug Ducey is laying out some new — and stricter — rules for autonomous vehicles.

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Need2Know: Downtown Greek Pitas to close; Pasghetti’s brings Italian food to Chino Valley

Dave and Sherry Marino will be shutting down their Downtown Greek Pita restaurant at 148 N. Montezuma on March 11.

Business in Brief: APS refunds, about $5 per home, on the way

Starting Friday, March 2, Arizona Public Service (APS) customers began seeing an average reduction of $5.40 on their monthly electric bill as a result of $119 million in federal corporate tax cuts, the company stated in a news release.

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Tax deadline looms

Here’s what you need to know about filing

April 17 is approaching. Have you done your taxes or set up an appointment with a tax specialist yet?

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Need2Know: Two more Alfonso’s are still on the way; McDonald’s leaving Prescott Walmart; and Ace takes over where Frank & Jesse James Moving left off

Alfonso’s: Two new locations on the way, still The city approval process for two new Alfonso’s Mexican Food restaurants is bogged down, but owner Martin Luna is still confident they’ll be open soon.

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House Speaker wants voters to revisit Prop 206 to level field between employers, workers

Measure would change language, help businesses in court

State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off.

Lawmakers eye tax break on sales of investments

Bill discussion opens debate over who should benefit and at what percentage

Got stocks, land or similar investments?

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Need2Know: FooteWork celebrating 20 years; Sam’s has not sold; Golden Nugget rentals holds open house; Northern Arizona Pain Institute offers new treatment

FooteWork turns 20 In January 1998, Ken Foote opened FooteWork Auto License and Title Service.

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Fire sprinklers for homes save lives, property

Systems growing in popularity, requirements add cost, value

No longer found exclusively in commercial buildings, the fire sprinkler system has moved into homes.

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Business in Brief: Uhl gains regional Chamber re-accreditation

Uhl gains regional Chamber re-accreditation Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce President Marnie Uhl was recognized for renewing her Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) status at the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) annual conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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Self-defense classes growing in popularity

Even kids find a need to fight back, but physical ability is only a part of the battle

If you’re worried about defending yourself in case of an attack, but don’t want to carry a firearm, the natural next choice is martial arts training, and more people are looking into it.

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Need2Know: Dunkin’ Donuts still coming to PV; Munchkinland opening in Prescott; uBreakiFix now open

The Prescott Valley Dunkin’ Donuts, set for the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Centre Court, has been delayed by various situations — including a couple of building plan changes — but is still on track for a groundbreaking by the end of March, said Ben Hooper, Prescott Valley’s Economic Development coordinator.

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Business in Brief: Cheryl Rolland joins Country Bank as Sr. Business Development Officer

Cheryl Rolland joins Country Bank as Sr. Business Development Officer Cheryl Rolland has been hired as Senior Business Development Officer at Country Bank.

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Store chosen as Chamber’s Business of the Year

Relationships important at Chino Rentals & Supply

Chino Rentals & Supply was recently chosen as the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year, a choice that former director Arlene Alen said was well deserved.

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Chino resident opens physical therapy clinic

There’s a new physical therapy clinic in town

Leslie Terrell once had a physical therapy clinic in Chino Valley in 1999, but she moved to Prescott, where she lived.

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Instacart grocery delivery service to expand to Quad Cities

Instacart, a retail grocery delivery service that uses shoppers to hand-pick and deliver groceries from local stores, announced Thursday, Feb. 1, that it would start operations in northern Arizona on Feb. 8.

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Arizona 10th in women-owned businesses; employ nearly 150,000

Arizona has about 202,900 women-owned businesses, employing 147,900 people, according to an annual report commissioned by American Express.

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Need2Know: Construction delayed, but Wildflower still moving; On Q Financial expands; Lonesome Valley Trading Post opens

Wildflower Bread Company is still moving to the edge of Prescott Gateway Mall, despite a pause in construction.

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21,000 Walmart employees in Arizona to share in $18.6M in pay hikes, bonuses

Walmart’s recent announcement that it would increase the starting wage rate for all hourly workers in the U.S. to $11 and increase some benefits, will mean more money for one million hourly employees, including more than 21,000 Walmart associates in Arizona.

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Need2Know: Dutch Bros.; new flight simulators; arts & crafts; and Fifty Plus Care in Prescott

A Dutch Bros. Coffee is going in at the Lakeview Plaza at the intersection of Willow Creek and Willow Lake roads, according to developer Ken Mabarak. He said it should start construction “around the first of March.”

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‘Cord-cutters’ leaving cable and satellite

Over-the-air free TV clear in some places, not others

With the trend toward so-called “cord cutting,” cable and satellite TV operators may have a legitimate worry about declining subscriber numbers.