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Despite having to travel nearly three hours to a high school in a different time zone, Chino Valley didn’t skip a beat and dismantled Tuba City 42-0 on the road on Friday, Sept. 17.

By Aaron Valdez September 17, 2021
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Prescott football is off to its best season start in a long while and the team’s latest win over Washington was the most impressive one yet as the Badgers crushed the Rams 56-18 on the road Friday, Sept. 17.

By Aaron Valdez September 17, 2021
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The Yavapai Silent Witness Open Golf Tournament is the main fundraiser for Yavapai Silent Witness while also being a great way to connect with the community and bring all of them together.

By Aaron Valdez September 15, 2021
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It took a couple of games but Prescott volleyball snatched its first win in Grand Canyon region play by taking down Mohave in straight sets on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home.

By Aaron Valdez September 14, 2021
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Sept. 11, 2021, marked the 20th anniversary for a very dark day in the United States of America.

By Aaron Valdez September 14, 2021
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In a tournament loaded with stiff Division I and II competition, Prescott badminton showed their worth by taking fourth place out of nine teams at the Basha Birdie Bash, hosted by Basha High School in Chandler, over the weekend.

By Aaron Valdez September 13, 2021
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Chino Valley musician uses trauma from cancer battle to turn life around
Mahoney tells tale of debauchery, tragedy and rise to stardom in local music scene

“Cancer is the best thing to ever happen to me” is a sequence of words that you’d never think of hearing a person say.

By Aaron Valdez September 13, 2021
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Chino Valley football head coach Michael Gilpin knew it was only a matter of time.

By Aaron Valdez September 11, 2021
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Chino Valley football head coach Michael Gilpin knew it was only a matter of time.

By Aaron Valdez September 10, 2021
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On Tuesday night, the Bradshaw Mountain High School gym was packed for the first time in what seems like forever, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Aaron Valdez September 7, 2021
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Since its last production, “The Cowhand’s Christmas Carol,” which released during the 2020 holiday season, the Chino Valley Repertory Theatre has risen in popularity around town, primarily thanks to efforts from its founder and creative director Jeff Frohock.

By Aaron Valdez September 7, 2021
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On the field, it’s safe to say that no one was satisfied with the how the Northern Arizona Wranglers’ inaugural season went.

By Aaron Valdez September 6, 2021
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Chino Valley girls soccer couldn’t have asked for a better start to their season as the Cougars avenged last year’s semifinal loss to St. Johns by defeating them 4-2 in a rematch at home on Friday, Sept. 3.

By Aaron Valdez September 4, 2021
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In their 2021 season opener on Friday, Sept. 3, Prescott football went down to Glendale and handedly defeated the Cardinals 27-13. Yes. You read that correctly.

By Aaron Valdez September 3, 2021
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The vacant seat on the Chino Valley Town Council is vacant no longer, as John McCafferty was appointed to fill it during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

By Aaron Valdez August 31, 2021
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Multiple organizations in Chino Valley and in other parts around the Quad Cities have joined forces to start an initiative to help build and promote local Hispanic businesses.

By Aaron Valdez August 31, 2021
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Whether you’re a resident of Chino Valley or just an out-of-towner passing through, it’s easy to zip down Highway 89 and not bat an eye at the buildings or structures that line the roadway.

By Aaron Valdez August 24, 2021
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6 Chino Valley students test positive for COVID-19, 61 placed under quarantine
Superintendent Scholl says no plans to alter COVID protocols yet

During the second week of the school year, six students in the Chino Valley Unified School District tested positive for COVID-19 while 61 others have had to be placed under quarantine, according to the COVID-19 Dashboard on the district’s website.

By Aaron Valdez August 24, 2021
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NAZ Wranglers part ways with head coach Dominic Bramante
Team taps OC Landrick Brody to man the helm

Just half way through the Northern Arizona Wranglers’ inaugural season, head coach Dominic Bramante was relieved of his duties sometime in late July, team owner Trey Medlock told the Daily Courier.

By Aaron Valdez August 19, 2021
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If one thing is for sure when it comes to the children in quad-city area school districts, it’s that they’ll always be well fed thanks to programs like the Hungry Kids Project.

By Aaron Valdez August 17, 2021
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After the first week of the of the 2021-22 academic year came and went, the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) school board discussed a number of topics at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, including COVID-19, enrollment and a proactive program to prevent students from having to take summer school.

By Aaron Valdez August 16, 2021
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Man in ‘Bearsun’ costume trekking on foot from LA to NYC for charity
California native passes through Ash Fork Tuesday morning

It’s the ultimate cross-country road trip, but on foot.

By Aaron Valdez July 27, 2021
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During a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 13, the Chino Valley Town Council approved a project that will rezone two properties located at the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection of Road 4 ½ South and Road 1 East from Commercial Light (CL) to (Commercial Heavy (CH) with a Planned Area Development (PAD) with stipulations.

By Aaron Valdez July 20, 2021
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Through the new school year, custodial staff will continue the deep cleanings of classrooms and common areas. Hand hygiene, washing hands and use of hand sanitizer, will be encouraged for students and staff, which helps with not only COVID-19 but the flu and other illnesses as well.

By Aaron Valdez July 19, 2021
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Audiobooks are all the rage these days in the bookworm world. People are always on the run these days and the fact that you can just plug in some earphones and listen to your favorite book is massively convenient.

By Aaron Valdez July 13, 2021
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The Town of Chino Valley Planning and Zoning commission had two rezoning items on its agenda during for the regular meeting Tuesday, July 6, voting to approve one while tabling the other for a future meeting.

By Aaron Valdez July 13, 2021
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Three people were killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 89A Tuesday afternoon, July 6, just north of Prescott Valley, according to Department of Safety spokesman Bart Graves.

By Aaron Valdez July 7, 2021
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The story behind local music duo Peaceful Outlaws and how they formed sounds like it came out of a Hollywood movie.

By Aaron Valdez July 6, 2021
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On Tuesday, June 29, the Town of Chino Valley administered the oath of office to Joan Dwyer, its new presiding magistrate for the Chino Valley Municipal Court.

By Aaron Valdez July 6, 2021
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The 79th annual Kiwanis Kiddie Parade took place in downtown Prescott on Friday, July 2, 2021.

By Aaron Valdez July 3, 2021
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Safe Exchange Zone established in Prescott Valley Police Department parking lot
Law enforcement shares how to stay safe during exchanges

The Town of Prescott Valley is joining other communities across the nation in providing “Safe Exchange Zones” with one now in the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) parking lot for residents to utilize.

By Aaron Valdez July 3, 2021
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The Indoor Football League named quarterback Verlon Reed Jr. of the Northern Arizona Wranglers as its Offensive Player of the Week for Week 10.

By Aaron Valdez July 3, 2021
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Smoke from wildfires impacts Prescott, Quad Cities
Prescott-area fire officials offer advice to stay safe

The one thing that fire officials have been fearing since late last year is seemingly coming to fruition and that is an abnormally intense fire season.

By Aaron Valdez July 1, 2021
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The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Fire on June 30, 2013, will forever have deep roots in the community of the Prescott area.

By Aaron Valdez June 29, 2021
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Kharma Lindsey of Chino Valley may not exactly be a certified medical professional, but her ability to help heal people who are enduring any emotional trauma, deep states of depression, or ailing physically is something that is sure to turn heads. And the only tool she needs to do it is a drum.

By Aaron Valdez June 29, 2021
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The Chino Valley Lioness Club held its installation luncheon to name the new officers that were elected for its board on Thursday, June 24, at El Charro Norte in Chino Valley.

By Aaron Valdez June 29, 2021
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The Chino Valley Public Library will hold a free Back-to-School Education Book Swap on Tuesday, Aug. 3, to support all young learners this school year.

By Aaron Valdez June 29, 2021
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The way pandemonium struck the Findlay Toyota Center Saturday night after the Northern Arizona Wranglers edged the Tucson Sugar Skulls 48-44, you’d think the team had just won the Indoor Football League championship.

By Aaron Valdez June 28, 2021
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As the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dissipate, local businesses are seeing the light of the end of the tunnel not only because they are starting to return to normal operations, but because a high rush of clientele is headed their way.

By Aaron Valdez June 22, 2021
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Chino Valley school board reviews COVID-filled 2020-21 year
Summer school students awarded for good attendance

In first meeting after the school year ended, the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Governing Board went over how it fared through the year and where the district stands now, while also giving updates on summer school, on Wednesday, June 9.

By Aaron Valdez June 22, 2021
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Fire agencies, like others, left out of COVID relief funding
CAFMA seeking to get reimbursement from state, county

With fire agencies, districts and companies across the country being left out of both rounds of COVID-19 relief funding through the CARES Act, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) is working to find ways to be reimbursed for the expenses related to COVID-19 response accumulated over the past year, according to Chief Scott Freitag.

By Aaron Valdez June 19, 2021
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Several small fires in remote locations north of Paulden have been responded to or are closely being monitored by fire crews as of Friday afternoon, June 18, according to Debbie Maneely of the Prescott National Forest.

By Aaron Valdez June 18, 2021
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The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is making ground on one of the biggest projects in its history — the remodel of its newly purchased property.

By Aaron Valdez June 17, 2021
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Many Chino Valley residents exhaled a big sigh of relief when they heard Granite Creek Vineyards, a longtime town-favorite winery and hangout spot, would carry on operations after new ownership took over this past February.

By Aaron Valdez June 17, 2021
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Prescott National Forest crews on scene of Wildcat Fire east of Chino Valley
Sheriff’s Office orders 2 nearby households to evacuate

Prescott National Forest resources are on the scene of the Wildcat Fire east of Chino Valley, which started early Thursday afternoon, June 17, and has grown to about 20 acres, according to Debbie Maneely of the Prescott National Forest.

By Aaron Valdez June 17, 2021
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If all the recent fires popping up all over Arizona remind us of anything, it is that we live in a dry climate that is prone to dangerous wildfires.

By Aaron Valdez June 16, 2021
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Granite Creek Vineyards here to stay
New ownership keeping Chino Valley gem alive with catty twist

Many Chino Valley residents exhaled a big sigh of relief when they heard Granite Creek Vineyards, a longtime town-favorite winery and hangout spot, would carry on operations after new ownership took over this past February.

By Aaron Valdez June 15, 2021
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Chino Valley Chamber making progress in renovation of new location
Director says Chamber plans to open to public in August

The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is making ground on one of the biggest projects in its history — the remodel of its newly purchased property. Plans to move into the new location this year are coming along very nicely, according to Chamber Director Lorette Brashear.

By Aaron Valdez June 15, 2021
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Unfortunately for Bramante and the Wranglers, they are still experiencing the growing pains that usually come with starting a new franchise as the Gladiators took care of business on Saturday to defeat the Wranglers 34-17.

By Aaron Valdez June 13, 2021
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Prescott Roadrunners are city’s newest team for summer league baseball
Northern Arizona League seeking families to host players for season

There’s almost no better place in Arizona to play summer baseball than in orthern Arizona and because of that, the Northern Arizona League (NAL) will open its first-ever season June 17, which will feature the newly created Prescott Roadrunners as one of the competing teams.

By Aaron Valdez June 12, 2021

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