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Sky Daddy to perform Clapton tribute

Sky Daddy is putting on his sixth Eric Clapton tribute show next week and said he wants to recreate last year’s performance.

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Campers get early start in Big Sting

Country music festival benefits Shadows Foundation Watson Lake will be a hive of country music fans this weekend with The Big Sting – It’s a Country Thing Country Music Festival.

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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween

Halloween is going to be here before you know it, but don’t worry – here’s a handy guide to make sure you’ve got everything you need to appease those restless spirits

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Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder comes to Prescott

The closest Eagles experience without spending hundreds, he says

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder is coming to Prescott, performing at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center for one show Saturday, Oct. 13.

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Senior, caregiving resources available at conference & expo

Knowledge is power, organizer says

Seniors and caregivers looking for information can get connected with what they need and companies with the services they might have a need for at the Senior & Caregivers Conference & Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

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New Smokey Robinson show comes to Elks

Show goes through his career, performer says

Lonely Street Productions is bringing its brand new show, “Cruisin’ – The Music of Smokey Robinson” to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Friday, Oct. 12.

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1929 beauty to be shown in local charity car show Oct. 14

Luxury, Speed, Bentley

Among the many vintage and classic cars in an unassuming Prescott Valley garage is a 1929 Bentley owned by Dick and Diane Belveale of Prescott.

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‘Haunted Prescott’ authors set for signings

Newly released book covers best, little known ghost stories

Prescott historian Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson, owner of A Haunting Experience Tours, have a new book that came out this past week and are scheduled for a number of book signings.

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Grace Baptist Church celebrating 40 years

Saturday event a way to thank the community, senior pastor says

Grace Baptist Church is holding a celebration this weekend in honor of its 40th anniversary, and the whole community is invited.

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Magician Eric Giliam to perform at library

New illusions come from thinking outside the box, Giliam says

It’s no illusion, magician Eric Giliam is coming to the Chino Valley Public Library for a couple early morning performances Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Campers get early start in Big Sting Country music festival

Campers buzzing into The Big Sting – It’s a Country Thing Country Music Festival will be able to participate in a few early activities before the main event begins.

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‘Top-notch’ jam session: Folk Music Festival a favorite of fans, performers

Courtney Howard and her family came up from Phoenix to spend the day in Prescott and planned to go to Sharlot Hall Museum, not even realizing that Saturday, Oct. 6, was the first day of the museum’s 40th annual Folk Music Festival.

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National Newspaper Week: Residents share their thoughts on the Courier’s role in their lives

Whether it is to follow the decisions made by the Prescott City Council, from the mundane to the controversial, or it is to read about an event that’s happening, everyone who reads The Daily Courier has their own reasons for doing so.

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Chino Valley football routs Kingman on homecoming

Prep Football

CHINO VALLEY — The Chino Valley Cougars’ football team enjoyed a dominating win in their homecoming game Friday night, Oct. 5, routing Kingman, 53-8.

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When should you get a flu shot?

Antibodies take 2 weeks to reproduce, officials say

This week marks the start of the flu season, meaning the best time to get that flu shot is now, says Yavapai County Health Services Epidemiologist Stephen Everett.

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Folk Music Festival: Celebrate folk music at Sharlot Hall this weekend

Sharlot Hall Museum’s 40th annual Folk Music Festival — Arizona’s longest running folk music event — is set to be in tune for this weekend.

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Turquoise Circuit Rodeo Finals returns to Prescott Valley this weekend


The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Ram Turquoise Circuit Rodeo Finals is returning to the Prescott Valley Event Center this weekend featuring top rodeo participants from Arizona and New Mexico.

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Marching bands to compete Saturday at Mile High festival

The Prescott High School Band Boosters are putting on the 16th annual Mile High Marching Band Festival this weekend with 13 bands from around the state competing.

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Prescott Chorale plans all-Bach performance

The Prescott Chorale is putting on a special concert, performing nothing but pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach featuring guest soloists and the new Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Pony Only show boon for Mustang fans

This weekend’s Pony Only Cruise is set to feature a wide variety of Ford Mustangs from the earliest 1964 models to at least one 2019 model, organizer Don Stewart said.

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Chino Valley, Paulden residents to demonstrate their craft at annual art tour

Out of the 80 juried artists at 51 private studios and three art centers for this year’s 11th annual Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour, 10 are from Chino Valley and Paulden.

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Chino council signs joint letter opposing Prop 127

In a 4-2 decision, Chino Valley Town Council approved the signing of a joint letter of opposition to Proposition 127 at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Living with less: Friends undergo surgery in battle against obesity

Four years ago, Prescott residents and friends Laura Hughes-Stiverson and Tisha Hill were health statistics, but through gastric sleeve surgery and each other’s support, they now lead healthy lives.

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Cattle Growers keep tradition alive

Annual BBQ and Calf Sale big social event of the year, association president says

The Yavapai Cattle Growers Association kept tradition alive Saturday, Sept. 29, with the organization’s 86th annual BBQ and Calf Sale.

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Insight goes national with its firearms training

Training methodology to become new standard for firearms training, Insight president says

In their mission to serve all facets of firearm ownership, Insight Firearms Training Development has gone national with its method of training shooters to put all their shots through the same hole with absolute consistency.

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Chino Valley suffers first at-home loss of season; four starters out, head coach says

Prep Football

Despite having the lead as they headed into the second half Friday night, Sept. 28, the Chino Valley Cougars were unable to retain, losing 21-12 — in their first at-home loss this season — against the Kingman Academy Tigers.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about birdwatching (but were afraid to ask)

Quick, get the guide — red head blending into a yellow body with black wings, back and tail. Looks like we’ve got a Western Tanager.

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ASU professor speaks on African-American pioneers of Arizona

The Prescott Public Library will host an Arizona Humanities lecture next week about African-American figures who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.

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Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze open weekends through October

Celebrate fall at the farm — Mortimer Farms to be precise — with the ninth annual Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze.

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Phoenix Symphony begins 52nd season Sept. 30

The Phoenix Symphony is returning to Prescott this weekend for the first concert of the 2018-19 season at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, featuring guest conductor David Danzmayr and piano soloist Drew Petersen.

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A night to celebrate

Police: National Night Out chance to bond, educate

After the event was rained out last year, the Chino Valley Police Department decided to move its fifth annual National Night Out celebration to Tuesday, Oct. 2, said Chino Valley Police Department Civilian Officer Marrilee Easton.

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Quilters show to have Western theme

Hourly drawings will be held to give Quilts of Honor to veterans

More than 150 quilts are set to dot the Chino Valley Quilters’ 2018 show, which has been given a Western theme this year, according to chairperson Lucille Hurley.

Concert to benefit food bank

Organizers promise eclectic mix of music

St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church in Chino Valley is hosting a Spirit of Abundance Concert next weekend to raise money for the Chino Valley Food Bank.

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PCA acts on expansion, renovation plans

New 99-seat theater planned

Prescott Center for the Arts is getting ready to kick off a $2.6 million capital campaign with plans including a new 99-seat theater.

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Model Aviators fly high in Chino Valley on Sept. 22

For more than three decades, a club of model aviators have been taking to the skies around Yavapai County and since 1998, they’ve called their field in Chino Valley home.

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Be a guest at the 12th annual Prescott Powwow

The public is invited to be a guest at this year’s 12th annual Prescott Powwow, happening this weekend at Watson Lake.

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Beer, pretzels, fireworks at this year’s Oktoberfest

Eat, drink and enjoy some fireworks this weekend at this year’s Prescott Oktoberfest where there’s 120 beers on tap at Prescott Mile High Middle School.

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Three shows at YCPAC next week

Yavapai College has a trifecta of shows happening at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center next week featuring Engelbert Humperdinck, Soledad O’Brien and the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.

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Something for everyone at Arizona’s oldest festival

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Agua Fria Festival, Arizona’s oldest and longest running festival, according to Event Chairman Sue Palacios.

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Kennel Club annual championship show set for this week at PVEC

When the Prescott Arizona Kennel Club moved its annual championship show from Chino Valley indoors to the Prescott Valley Event Center, it started with two days of conformation and obedience competitions.

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Rotary Balloon Fest returns; seven balloons to glow Saturday evening

After two years of not being able to pay for and have it, the Prescott Valley Rotary Club is bringing back the Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Fest and is putting a new spin on it, said Rotary President Chuck Abbott.

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Four threats to Paulden water, CWAG president says

Big Chino Pumped Storage Project presents the smallest threat

Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) President and Sierra Club Yavapai Group Chair Gary Beverly outlined four threats to Paulden Water at the Central Highlands Natural Resources Preservation Group meeting Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Mountain Artists Guild raises money for scholarships

More than $15,000 worth of items in auction this year, president says

Mountain Artists Guild is crafting an “Unforgettable” auction Saturday, Sept. 22, to raise money for scholarships going to students pursuing degrees in the visual arts.

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111th Agua Fria Festival kicks off Saturday

The Agua Fria Festival, the oldest and longest-running festival in Arizona, is returning for its 111th year this weekend put on by the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society.

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Chino Valley Chamber resurrects Lunch & Learn program

Sessions are held on the third Thursday of every month

Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Lorette Brashear said she feels so strongly about educating members of the community that she not only brought the Lunch & Learn program back to Chino Valley, but also opened up to the entire community.

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Church, music and car show in Chino Valley, Sept. 22

Monte Colucci’s 1959 Ford Galaxie just one car among many

Next weekend, going to church means seeing a car show where, among others, Monte Colucci will be showing off his 1959 Ford Galaxie.

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Why people buy guns: Majority of owners say self-defense key reason

Eileen Sherrill stood in front of the counter at Prescott Gun Club. Today was the day — she was buying her first gun.

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Photo: Farm to Table a tasty event

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Mortimer Farms and Yavapai Regional Medical Center, hosted the second annual Farm to Table: A Local Dining Experience community event on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mortimer Farms in Dewey.

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Scots take over Loch Watson for Highland Games

Caber tossing unlike any other sport, participant says

Whether it was simply a desire to get out of the house and do something like Tatton White, or coming to represent his family and Scottish heritage like Ethan McCallum, the 2018 Prescott Highland Games and Celtic Faire had no shortage of attendees Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Cougars win third straight with 26-7 win over AZ College Prep

Prep Football

Despite the Arizona College Prep. Knights scoring their first touchdown of the season, the Chino Valley Cougars kept their winning streak alive with a 26-7 victory Friday night.