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The Prescott Valley Public Works Department gave updates last week on three of its major roadway projects happening around town, including Sunset Lane, Glassford Hill Free Flow Right and the Viewpoint Connector.

By Aaron Valdez May 26, 2020
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During its meeting on Thursday, May 21, the Prescott Valley Town Council discussed and went over its budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and saw a 10% shortfall overall, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Aaron Valdez May 26, 2020
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100-year-old Mormon chapel still stands in Chino Valley
Antique building constructed with blue granite quarried from Prescott

It’s the aging, run-down but still-standing little stone building that every Chino Valley resident sees while traveling down Highway 89.

By Aaron Valdez May 26, 2020
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For someone like Robin Kerr — who has spent 26 years in animal care and a zookeeper at Sea World, Prescott’s Heritage Park Zoo and Out of Africa: Wildlife Park in Camp Verde — corralling loose and stray pigs to find them a permanent home should be a synch.

By Aaron Valdez May 26, 2020
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Prescott swimmer Blake Francis signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Ottawa University in Phoenix.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2020
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Chino Valley town council reviews reopening of businesses
Public Library reopened May 18 with social distancing guidelines

In its meeting on Tuesday, May 12, the Chino Valley Town Council went over how the town will go about the reopening of some businesses after Gov. Doug Ducey said his stay-at-home order will expire on May 15.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2020
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On a warm sunny day in May, Suzie Cornman and her husband Bob of 46 years are seen tending to their flower garden they planted in their sizable yard behind their farm-style home in Chino Valley.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2020
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A slight sense of normalcy was in the air at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 14, as it held a luncheon, which featured a facemask fashion show, for the first time in two months because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2020
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Chino Valley right-handed pitcher Thomas Bartels signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Northwestern Oklahoma State University next spring.

By Aaron Valdez May 18, 2020
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Coloring contest inspired by Hopi artist Abel Nash
Museum of Indigenous People accepting entries for contest until May 30

Prescott’s Museum of Indigenous People (MIP), formally known as the Smoki Museum, is holding a coloring contest that was inspired by Hopi artist Abel Nash and his illustrations to help keep people busy during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Aaron Valdez May 13, 2020
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Prescott’s Clay Gross has signed his letter of intent to continue his education and play football for nearby Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff.

By Aaron Valdez May 12, 2020
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In a brief Chino Valley Unified School District board meeting, members continued to discuss plans for the rest of the canceled school year and the next school year.

By Aaron Valdez May 12, 2020
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American Legion celebrates Philip Guild with drive-by parade
Former Chino Valley Marine graduates Veteran’s Court redemption program

The American Legion Post 140 of Prescott Valley held a drive-by parade for Chino Valley’s Philip Guild on Tuesday, May 5, to celebrate the former Marine’s graduation from the Veteran’s Court redemption program

By Aaron Valdez May 12, 2020
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In a brief Chino Valley Unified School District board meeting, members continued to discuss plans for the rest of the canceled school year and the next school year.

By Aaron Valdez May 11, 2020
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On Friday, May 1, Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives arrested three suspects on the 4800 block of Robert Road in Prescott Valley for possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin) and a stolen shotgun.

By Aaron Valdez May 7, 2020
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Talk about a history lesson. The current day Chino Valley Unified School District gymnasium was built using lumber from an Air Force hangar that was located on an air base in Kingman during World War II.

By Aaron Valdez May 5, 2020
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In what was described by city officials as a “monumental” action, the Prescott City Council approved two consecutive measures this week that will allow city water service to be used by Chino Valley businesses.

By Aaron Valdez, Cindy Barks May 5, 2020
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Prescott volleyball star Kate Radavich verbally committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Portland State.

By Aaron Valdez May 1, 2020
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Chino Valley schools announce year-end activity plans
High school aims to postpone graduation until a later date

John Scholl, superintendent for Chino Valley Unified School District, announced updates via email regarding the postponements and cancelations of the district’s end-of-year activities

By Aaron Valdez April 28, 2020
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In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Chino Valley Lioness Club partnered with Yavapai Regional Transit (YRT) to hand out free supply bags to local riders and community members in need on Saturday, April 11.

By Aaron Valdez April 28, 2020
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While the Chino Valley Public Library is closed to the public, the Town of Chino Valley is still posting videos on its Facebook page of librarian Rebecca Laurence reading select books to the children of the community.

By Aaron Valdez April 21, 2020
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There’s an app for that! Well now there actually is as the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce will be launching an app which aims to spread news to the community and provide a way for local businesses to communicate with their customers.

By Aaron Valdez April 21, 2020
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In an announcement released by Colette Greenlee on Friday, the Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center has postponed three concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2020
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Keller Rock, Chino Valley’s star and heavily decorated wrestler, will remain home for the next step in his career as he signed his letter of intent to continue wrestling at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

By Aaron Valdez April 17, 2020
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Outside Hitter Jordyn Moser of Bradshaw Mountain volleyball inked her letter of intent to continue her athletic career at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, Calif.

By Aaron Valdez April 17, 2020
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Chino Valley linebacker/running back Trevor Gianfrancesco signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic career at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, Minn.

By Aaron Valdez April 17, 2020
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As the executive director for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Brashear gave life to Chino Bob the puppet, whose goal is to not only highlight local businesses in Chino Valley, but to put a smile on everyone’s face, especially during these tough, coronavirus-plagued times.

By Aaron Valdez April 14, 2020
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The world is right in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic and the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) governing board ironed out details on how it will continue to operate during the closure of all Arizona schools for the rest of the year at its board meeting on April 7.

By Aaron Valdez April 14, 2020
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Crooked Canes Arts & More, a Chino Valley-based group that offers in-person art programs and lessons to the community, is now giving out to-go art kits for children ages 5 to 17 to work on at home during the coronavirus outbreak

By Aaron Valdez April 14, 2020
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Chino Valley athletic director Marty Campitelli announced on Thursday, April 9, that Michael Gilpin was hired to replace Wade Krug as Chino Valley football head coach.

By Aaron Valdez April 9, 2020
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With Prescott girls soccer putting together such an impressive season, it was no surprise that Badgers’ star winger Lily Jensen and head coach Paul Campuzano were named 4A Conference Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.

By Aaron Valdez April 9, 2020
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In 2016, founder of Yavapai Humane Trappers Katrina Karr was a member of a well-established organization called Lost Pets of Northern Arizona, which now has over 19,000 followers on Facebook.

By Aaron Valdez April 7, 2020
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Yes, Gov. Doug Ducey canceled the rest of the school year in the state of Arizona due to coronavirus concerns. However, Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is still providing a number of at-home and online educational services to its students.

By Aaron Valdez April 7, 2020
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Chino Valley recreation areas closed amid COVID-19 threat
Town complying with Gov. Ducey order to ensure safety of Arizona residents

The Town of Chino Valley released statement on Saturday that announced some recreational areas and features will be closed down until further notice in compliance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s order to ensure the safety of Arizona residents amid coronavirus concerns.

By Aaron Valdez April 7, 2020
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On a rainy evening in March, locals straggle but eventually fill the modest-sized Average Joe’s Gym, which is tightly sandwiched within a small strip mall on the outskirts of downtown Prescott.When gym members walk through the door after getting off from their day job, they are immediately greeted by owner and trainer John Potenza.

By Aaron Valdez April 1, 2020
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The Chino Valley Education Foundation’s Hungry Kids Project held an event at Heritage Middle School the morning of Thursday, March 26, where community students packed grocery bags with food and then delivered it to some of the less fortunate families in town.

By Aaron Valdez March 31, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has nearly shut down the entire world and it’s no different for Arizona schools and their sports programs as Gov. Doug Ducey canceled all school-related operations for the rest of the year.

By Aaron Valdez March 28, 2020
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) will sponsor reduced adoption fees across the country starting Thursday, March 26 in an effort to assist struggling and shorthanded animal shelters, including Chino Valley.

By Aaron Valdez March 25, 2020
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) detectives announced on March 25, 2020, that they are searching for a missing person.

By Aaron Valdez March 25, 2020
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Friday that school will remained closed an additional two weeks until April 10 amid coronavirus concerns. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) will abide by that directive and suspended all athletic operations until further notice.

By Aaron Valdez March 20, 2020
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Despite the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Prescott is still on course to host the Arizona High School State Finals Rodeo from June 3 to June 7.

By Aaron Valdez March 19, 2020
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Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona state, Yavapai County and Prescott city officials mandated Epic Rides to postpone the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race that was scheduled for April 24-26 in downtown Prescott.

By Aaron Valdez March 17, 2020
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After Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued a decision on Sunday to shut down all schools statewide for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) followed up on Monday by putting athletics on hold for two weeks as well.

By Aaron Valdez March 16, 2020
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In a joint effort, Prescott Unified School District superintendent Joe Howard and Humboldt Unified School District superintendent Dan Streeter announced on Saturday that both districts will suspend all school activates, including athletics, for the next two weeks due the coronavirus pandemic.

By Aaron Valdez March 14, 2020
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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) — which is the governing body of all community, state and junior college athletics in the United States — issued a statement Friday that declared the suspension of all athletic competition from March 14 through April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

By Aaron Valdez March 13, 2020
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to flip the world upside down, the Cal Pac Conference Directors Council said in a statement Thursday that its agreed to suspend all athletic operations indefinitely while Yavapai and the ACCAC are still mulling a decision.

By Aaron Valdez March 12, 2020
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In some cold and rainy conditions at Antelope Hills Golf Course, Embry-Riddle golf weathered the storm as both the men and women teams finished first at the Eagles’ own Spring Invite on Tuesday.

By Aaron Valdez March 10, 2020
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Just a few hours before the NAZ Suns tipped off against the Agua Caliente Clippers at the Findlay Toyota Center in early February, head coach Bret Burchard, 33, observed his team’s shoot-around from a courtside seat.

By Aaron Valdez March 7, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain softball emerged with a respectable 4-2 record after competing in the Mohave-hosted Tournament of Champions, which lasted from Thursday to Saturday.

By Aaron Valdez March 7, 2020
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Since dropping its first two games of the season at the Wayne Decombs Pre-Season West Side Invitational, Bradshaw Mountain baseball has went on a tear. The Bears strung together their fifth straight win by swiftly defeating Deer Valley 11-1 in a freedom game on Friday.

By Aaron Valdez March 6, 2020

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