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Doug Cook
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dcook@prescottaz.com

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Sparklight gradually replacing its cable TV service with internet TV
Will notify all cable customers in Quad Cities when, how to switch to Sparklight TV

Sparklight, a division of Cable One, plans to eventually transition all of its cable TV customers onto its new internet TV service, which will impact the Phoenix-based company’s subscribers in the Quad Cities.

By Doug Cook August 16, 2022
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Merchandise Mart Antique Mall closes after 35 years in Downtown Prescott
Shop owner cites significant increase in rent as cause for shuttering

Even as Jeanne Antonius stood behind a glass counter selling items to customers on the final day of business at Merchandise Mart Antique Mall Monday morning, she could not believe this was the end of the road.

By Doug Cook August 15, 2022
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On the heels of this summer’s Yavapai College’s Concerts on the Green, Prescott Valley’s Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission has kicked off its annual Music on the Green series, which showcases five live acts at the Civic Center amphitheater, 7501 E. Skoog Blvd.

By Doug Cook August 1, 2022
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Groundbreaking underway for Legado complex at Prescott Valley Entertainment District
Mixed-use residential, commercial project anticipates 2024 opening on SE side of Florentine, Glassford Hill Road

Prescott Valley-based developer Fain Signature Group has broken ground on Legado, a 329-unit apartment and commercial project scheduled to open in 2024 on the southeast side of the Florentine-Glassford Hill roads intersection.

By Doug Cook July 30, 2022
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Tax accountant Theresa (Ebarb) Brennan, who owns Prescott-based 3Twenty-Seven Accounting Services, said she plans to reopen her business at its original location, 1456 W. Gurley St., likely by early September.

By Doug Cook July 30, 2022
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The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council this week directed staffers to form a local steering committee for determining next steps for Phase 2 of revising the town’s General Plan, which dates to 2009.

By Doug Cook July 16, 2022
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Certified herbalist Jessica Ziemann, who specializes in women’s and children’s health, is celebrating the grand opening of Memaw’s Wild Herbs on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9800 E. Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley.

By Doug Cook July 16, 2022
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With weather forecasts in the Quad Cities calling for more monsoon thunderstorm-driven rains in the coming weeks, Yavapai County and Prescott National Forest officials lifted their fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 15.

By Doug Cook July 14, 2022
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Prescott Valley mayor running unopposed in primary election, details goals for 2nd term
Incumbent Schumacher, candidate Greer, write-in candidate Leyva on Town Council ballot

Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta is running unopposed in the Primary Election Tuesday, Aug. 2, but three candidates are vying for two seats on the Town Council, including incumbent Kendall Schumacher, candidate Michael Greer and write-in candidate Lucy Leyva.

By Doug Cook July 11, 2022
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Carman, Jolley, Padilla square off in election for Prescott Justice of the Peace
All 3 candidates are Prescott-area attorneys with different backgrounds

The head of the Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court is the justice of the peace/city magistrate, which makes judgments or decisions about violations of state law and Yavapai County code in the county’s Prescott Precinct.

By Doug Cook July 11, 2022

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