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Prescott Center for the Arts, currently in the throes of its capital campaign to expand, among other things, will enhance the organization’s youth program, Executive Director Robyn Allen said.

By Jason Wheeler September 13, 2019
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For the third concert of its regular season, the Prescott POPs Symphony will go on tour around the world without leaving the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

By Jason Wheeler September 12, 2019
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On Sunday, the courthouse plaza will be filled with people and bowls handcrafted by local artisans that will be filled with soup prepared by local chefs, all in the name of alleviating hunger, for the 22nd annual Empty Bowls event.

By Jason Wheeler September 12, 2019
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It’s something that happens every week – the trash gets put out to get picked up, the collectors come in their easily recognizable trucks and take it away. Week after week. The question is though … do you put your trash container on the sidewalk or in the street?

By Jason Wheeler September 9, 2019
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Nolan Adair wins 10th Prescott Sings! season
Second male winner in the competition’s history

With his rendition of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Prescott Valley’s Nolan Adair took home first place at the Thursday, Sept. 5, Prescott Sings! finale, becoming the competition’s second male winner.

By Jason Wheeler September 6, 2019
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Making healthy learning fun
YRMC puts on Celebrate Life Health Expo

Have a healthy adventure at the Findlay Toyota Center with Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Celebrate Life Health Expo 2019.

By Jason Wheeler September 5, 2019
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‘Anything Goes’ at Prescott Center for the Arts
A classical musical, director says

The first show of Prescott Center for the Arts’ 50th anniversary season — “Anything Goes” directed by Sandy Vernon — starts next week.

By Jason Wheeler September 5, 2019
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Knowing that parents are always looking for things to do for their kids, The Dance Studio owner Donna Casey has been putting on dance classes at the Chino Valley Community Center since January.

By Jason Wheeler September 3, 2019
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Schaffer Farms gets into CV Farmers Market
Farmers looking to get a bigger name for themselves

For the past couple of months, Paulden-based Schaffer Farms has had a presence at the Chino Valley Farmers Market.

By Jason Wheeler September 3, 2019
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Those who have yet to wander into downtown Prescott over the holiday weekend may want to end their summer season by venturing onto the courthouse plaza for the final day of the Faire on the Square.

By Jason Wheeler September 1, 2019
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The party began Saturday morning, Aug. 31, with nearly 30 entries in the 2019 Territorial Days Parade, celebrating Chino Valley as the first territorial capital of Arizona and kicking off the town’s 50th anniversary.

By Jason Wheeler September 1, 2019
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There are multiple meetings scheduled in Chino Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 3, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board and the Chino Valley Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

By Jason Wheeler August 31, 2019
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There’s fun coming for the whole family at the upcoming Yavapai County Fair, happening Thursday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 8.

By Jason Wheeler August 31, 2019
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The 106th annual Yavapai County Fair, featuring fun for the whole family, begins next week from Thursday Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 8.

By Jason Wheeler August 29, 2019
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Chino Valley is celebrating Territorial Days this weekend, an event that Chino Valley Assistant Community Services Director, Cyndi Thomas, says kicks off the town’s 50th anniversary.

By Jason Wheeler August 29, 2019
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Sequins & Saddles kicks off Territorial Days
Brings Chino Valley to its roots, chamber director says

Enjoy a community barn dance and barbecue dinner this weekend with the annual Sequins & Saddles event put on by the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Horses with H.E.A.R.T.

By Jason Wheeler August 27, 2019
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Celebrate Chino Valley as Arizona’s first territorial capital Saturday, Aug. 31, with Territorial Days, an event that also kicks off the town’s 50th anniversary, said Chino Valley Assistant Community Services Director Cyndi Thomas.

By Jason Wheeler August 27, 2019
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Shucks, you sure do have a nice set of ears.

By Jason Wheeler August 27, 2019
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Alexandia Noreuio, Abby Parra and Natalya Micale checking out Mark Gardners booth at the Gateway to Geekdom event at Gateway Mall on Saturday, Aug. 24.

By Jason Wheeler August 26, 2019
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Top EnduroCross racers visited the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on Saturday night. Motorcycle racers made their way through a custom track filled with several obstacles in front of a big crowd.

By Jason Wheeler August 24, 2019
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Prescott Center for the Arts is heading into its 2019/2020 50th Anniversary Season, which Executive Director Robyn Allen said is going to be really fun. When it came to figuring out which plays to have for this year’s season, Allen said she steered the selection committee to a sort of director’s choice.

By Jason Wheeler August 22, 2019
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One Stage Family Theatre is heading back to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center with three performances of “Mamma Mia!” this weekend.

By Jason Wheeler August 22, 2019
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It’s going to be a weekend full of jazz as listeners go on a musical journey for the 19th annual Prescott Jazz Summit.

By Jason Wheeler August 22, 2019
2nd annual concert against teen bullying set for Saturday
Brings issue to the forefront, organizer says

Music United Against Teen Bullying & Suicide is having its second annual Concert Against Teen Bullying and Suicide Music Festival is this weekend with 15 musical acts set to perform.

By Jason Wheeler August 22, 2019
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Among the hundreds who got dirty at the Chino Mud Run Saturday, Aug. 17, Chino Valley resident Jennifer Lam said she had a great time.

By Jason Wheeler August 20, 2019
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Sharing a quote from Mark Twain, Chino Valley resident Jeff Frohock stood alongside Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lorette Brashear at the Chino Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13 to propose their idea for a repertory theater.

By Jason Wheeler August 20, 2019
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The Chino Valley Police Foundation is saying “aloha” again as it holds its second annual Hawaiian Luau this weekend.

By Jason Wheeler August 20, 2019
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Among the hundreds who got dirty at the Chino Mud Run Saturday, Aug. 17, Chino Valley resident Jennifer Lam said she had a great time.

By Jason Wheeler August 18, 2019
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Locals and visitors alike came to the seventh annual Sharlot’s WineFest at Sharlot Hall Museum Saturday, Aug. 17, which Executive Director Fred Veil said sold out.

By Jason Wheeler August 17, 2019
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At the Highlands Center for Natural History’s James Family Discovery Gardens, people of all ability levels have been able to enjoy nature and learn about the natural world around them.

By Jason Wheeler August 15, 2019
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Slide down Union Street on a massive water slide this weekend for the Monsoon Festival, put on by Prescott Events.

By Jason Wheeler August 15, 2019
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Matthew Thigpen says he tends to be more guarded, but also gives people the benefit of the doubt. Maverick Thigpen says he, personally, feels he can trust people and they’re not out to get him. Hannah Asfeldt says that, for her, trust depends on the person.

By Jason Wheeler August 15, 2019
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Chino Valley Teen Center reopens
Reopening not possible without community partnerships, interim executive director says

After closing its doors for the second semester of last school year, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona’s Chino Valley Teen Center is open once more.

By Jason Wheeler August 13, 2019
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Heritage Point preliminary plat forwarded to council
Residents with horses around development won’t be impeded, commission chairman says

The Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6, forwarded the preliminary plat for the planned Heritage Point subdivision to the Chino Valley Town Council.

By Jason Wheeler August 13, 2019
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While the Chino Valley Unified School District had to cut a teacher who provided art half time at Del Rio Elementary School, kids who want it will still have the chance for some art instruction thanks to a new program unanimously approved by the Governing Board at its Aug. 6 meeting.

By Jason Wheeler August 13, 2019
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Through video and answering questions, members of the Fain family recounted the history of their family and the Rafter Eleven ranch at Yavapai College Saturday, Aug. 10, during the 32nd annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.

By Jason Wheeler August 11, 2019
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Arts council aiming to rekindle book festival in Prescott
Published authors invited to November event

As part of its effort to make a comeback, the Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council is putting together a book festival.

By Jason Wheeler August 11, 2019
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Locals, visitors enjoy Mile High Brewfest
Participants seem to be having a good time, organizer says

About an hour and a half into the eighth annual Mile High Brewfest, or two and a half hours for VIP ticketholders, and things were going well, said event organizer Molly Fernow, development officer at Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona.

By Jason Wheeler August 11, 2019
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Familiar faces, new vendors expected for oldest art festival
Mountain Artists Guild's Fine Art & Crafts Festival

As the Mountain Artists Guild continues to celebrate 70 years this year, this weekend sees its 69th annual Fine Art & Crafts Festival, Prescott’s oldest downtown art festival.

By Jason Wheeler August 8, 2019
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The eighth annual Mile High Brewfest, an event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, with some fun things alongside all the participating brewers, organizer Molly Fernow said.

By Jason Wheeler August 8, 2019
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Though Jen’s Seventh Avenue Café has been open for only six months, owner Jen Greene said she was pretty much born and raised in a restaurant.

By Jason Wheeler August 8, 2019
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Chino Valley pool season ends this weekend
Facility has seen increase in popularity, town staff says

Swimmers have just a few more days to enjoy the pool before the Chino Valley Aquatic Center closes for the season — its last day is Sunday, Aug. 11.

By Jason Wheeler August 6, 2019
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Compass Training Center AZ set for grand opening Aug. 10 in Chino Valley
New range owner says facility’s trouble in the past

Compass Training Center AZ is set for its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 10, following a soft opening Thursday, Aug. 1.

By Jason Wheeler August 6, 2019
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As students headed to their classrooms on the first day of school Monday, Aug. 5, ready to begin another year of learning in the Chino Valley Unified School District, things were going pretty smoothly at Territorial Early Childhood Center.

By Jason Wheeler August 5, 2019
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Among the rocks, gems and minerals in the Findlay Toyota Center on Saturday for the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s 16th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show was Tony Znaniecki and his rocks with animal scenes painted on them.

By Jason Wheeler August 3, 2019
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Chino Valley schools eye more resources in the classroom
District to post for additional kindergarten position

When the “kiddos” in Chino Valley Unified School District go off to their first day of school Monday, Aug. 5, they’ll find there’s a little bit of new mixed with the familiar.

By Jason Wheeler August 2, 2019
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More than 40 cowboy poets and musicians are moseying into Prescott next week to share their talents as well as their heritage and the culture of the American cowboy.

By Jason Wheeler August 1, 2019
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This weekend is the time to learn some western history, more specifically Southwestern history, at the 16th annual Western History Symposium Saturday, Aug. 3, co-sponsored by Sharlot Hall Museum and the Prescott corral of Westerners International.

By Jason Wheeler August 1, 2019
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This weekend is going to rock with the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s 16th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show and Sale.

By Jason Wheeler August 1, 2019
Chino Valley Town Council delays approval of strategic plan
Needs to include roads, councilmember says

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously voted to postpone approving the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Council Strategic Plan until later in the year at its Tuesday, July 23, meeting.

By Jason Wheeler July 31, 2019

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