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Elvis lives at Elks Theatre Aug. 25

Elvis Lives. Or at least Lonely Street Productions’ Robert Shaw lives portraying Elvis Presley at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center saluting Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special this weekend.

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PCA 24 Hour Play Festival returns

Full productions from scratch all within one day

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Gaelle Buswell the tour’s musical star

Mountain Artists Guild’s newest exhibition, “The French Connection,” opens Friday, Aug. 24 and marks the return of the Voila Tour.

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Council decision allows possible food truck court

Court limited up to three trucks

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit allowing for a food truck court at 246 N. Highway 89 at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Sequins & Saddles kicks off Territorial Days

First year for tickets at the door

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Horses with Heart have teamed up again for the annual Sequins and Saddles event, kicking off this year’s Territorial Days, said Chamber of Commerce Director Lorette Brashear.

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Council decision on ball field lighting postponed

Lights will go on different field

While there will be more lighting at the ball fields in Chino Valley’s Community Center Park, the Chino Valley Town Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 14, to suspend the matter until a future council meeting.

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Ticks gaining ground across the country

Ticks. They’re tiny, can hide well, carry disease and they’re gaining ground.

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Preview: Cougars hoping recent years of hard work pays off in 2018

Prep Football

CHINO VALLEY — While the Chino Valley football team has gotten better and better in recent years — going 4-6 last year — this is the do or die season, said Cougars’ head coach Wade Krug.

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Sold-out WineFest sees lots of repeat attendees

Pick and Pull a hit

Sharlot Hall Museum’s sixth annual WineFest, a sold-out event, on Saturday, Aug. 18, had a lot of repeat attendees, including Mary and Dave Reda.

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Prescott Valley mayoral candidates talk on the issues

Whiting, Palguta share thoughts water, roads and more

Prescott Valley’s two mayoral candidates, Michael Whiting and Kell Palguta, touched on a number of community issues in a forum at The Event Spot in Prescott Valley, Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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International exhibit marks start of Voila Tour Friday, Aug. 24

Art reflects relationship with France

The French have returned. Or at least the Voila Tour is returning for a second year, presenting Prescott with another cultural exchange

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Sharlot Hall celebrates anniversary with sixth annual WineFest on Saturday

In the middle of all the festivities surrounding its 90th year, Sharlot Hall Museum is celebrating with the sixth annual Sharlot’s WineFest.

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Guitar, dance collide Saturday, featuring Anthony Mazzella and Myryka Nunyaz

Two of the hottest entertainers in Arizona are teaming up for a performance mixing guitar and dance Saturday at Prescott Center for the arts.

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Jazz Summit gives tribute to New Orleans on Aug. 24

The Prescott Jazz Summit is gearing up for its big show of the season next weekend, featuring Mike Vax and The Great American Jazz Band performing a tribute to the music and heritage of New Orleans.

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Local quilters decorate library’s community room

Cost paid for by Friends of the Chino Valley Public Library

The Chino Valley Public Library Community Room – once plain-looking with echoes constantly reverberating off the walls, it now has quilts decorating said walls helping to absorb the sound.

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Half a season left for Farmers Market

Monsoons make market a challenge, director of community outreach says

There’s only a few weeks left for this year’s Chino Valley Summer Farmers Market as it moves into the second half of its season.

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Beer, tunes flow to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

VIP experience a good setup, says attendee

As music from The Instant Classics filled the air, Eric Hatchell and Kris Little were enjoying a couple beers from Wild Tonic, while on the Mile High Middle School athletic field for this year’s Mile High Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Mile High Brewfest this weekend has new location, VIP ‘glampout’

This weekend’s seventh annual Mile High Brewfest, put on by the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona, is in the new location of Mile High Middle School’s athletic field.

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'Woody in the Woods' celebrates Columbia River Songs on Sunday

This weekend, the Folk Sessions celebrates the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs at the Highlands Center for Natural History with the Woody in the Woods Fest.

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Elks sees one-of-a-kind night, Aug. 11, says CheekTones’ Drew Hall

The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is set to feature a lot of original music Saturday from Walt Richardson and Friends, Blaine Long and Rosas del Rey and The CheekTones Trio.

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Star-studded season celebrates Yavapai College’s 50th anniversary

Yavapai College Performing Art Center’s upcoming season – celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary – is set to feature more stars than the night sky.

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Mountain Artists Guild festival is this weekend; every space is filled

Every space is filled in Mountain Artists Guild’s 68th annual August Arts & Crafts Festival, with 141 vendors set to fill out courthouse plaza this weekend.

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Tips: 4 ways to stop mosquitoes from breeding

Here are some ways to eliminate or limit mosquito breeding sites, according to information provided by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

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Beware of the blood suckers

They want to suck your blood — no really.

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First day of school: Parents, teachers, students all nervous and excited

Just a few minutes before the bell rang to kick off the first day of school at Del Rio Elementary School, the first day of Chino Valley Unified School District’s 100th year, students were still getting settled into their seats in Robin Bond’s third grade classroom.

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Pool season coming to a close

Positive comments on removing split sessions, assistant community services director says

Chino Valley’s pool season is coming to a close, which means there’s only one weekend left for people like Tracy Hunt and grandkids Braeylen Varney, 8, and Jantzen Varney, 7, to enjoy the Aquatic Center until next year.

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New Virtual Reality business operates in Chino Valley

Business has been good since opening, owner says

Since May, Sean Souva has been operating his virtual reality business, Virtual Odysseys, while based out of Chino Valley and serving the Prescott, Flagstaff and Phoenix areas.

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Photo: Chino Valley book sale

Books on sale at the Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road. Through the end of August, hardback books are $.50 and paperback books are $.25 and all proceeds benefit the library.

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First day of school for Chino Valley goes smoothly

The first day of school for Chino Valley Monday, Aug. 6, went pretty smoothly at Del Rio Elementary School, said Principal Carolyn Reeder.

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Rock out at Gem & Mineral show Aug. 3-5

The Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s 15th annual Gem & Mineral Show and Sale, which is this weekend, is looking pretty good this year, said Co-Chair Maggi Lieber.

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Body found after fire in Chino Valley

A body was found after Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority responded to a fire in the area of El Rancho Road in Chino Valley Friday morning, Aug. 3, according to Battalion Chief Cody Rose.

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Cowboy poets gather Aug. 9-11

More than 40 poets and singers to perform

More than 40 authentic cowboy poets and singers are set to perform for two days and three nights next week for one of Prescott’s most popular events.

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Annual Western History Symposium has wide appeal, Saturday, Aug. 4

All of the Symposium’s lectures are free

From the Arizona Territory’s greatest con man to Mickey Free and the Apache Wars, there’s plenty of western history to be uncovered at the 15th annual Western History Symposium this weekend, sponsored by the Sharlot Hall Museum and Prescott Corral of Westerners International.

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Walter Salas-Humara returns to The Raven

Walter Salas-Humara, co-founder of the Silos, is coming back to Prescott for another performance at The Raven Café ahead of his new album, “Walterio.”

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Slow Hand tribute to Clapton returns

Tom Rubino is bringing his “Slow Hand: The Eric Clapton Experience” tribute back to Prescott, performing at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center next week.

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‘Hold Your Horses’ show and sale begins this weekend

No, really. “Hold Your Horses.” The Phippen Museum’s fifth annual “Hold Your Horses” Exhibition and Sale starts this weekend, with a special opening reception and members’ preview at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

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Chino Valley Chamber ready to tee off

Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament open to anyone in quad-city area

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to tee off for the 10th annual Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament in just a couple weeks.

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CVPD releases traffic plan for first day of school

Officers not authorized to issue warnings during first two weeks

The Chino Valley Unified School District’s first day of school is Monday, Aug. 6, and to prepare, the Chino Valley Police Department has released a traffic plan to facilitate and expedite traffic at certain schools.

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Council approves contract to finish Road 1 East construction

Goal is to have work done by mid-September, says public works director

Work to complete construction of Road 1 East could be completed by the middle of September due to a unanimous decision by the Chino Valley Town Council approving a construction contract to Sunland Asphalt for the project Tuesday, July 24.

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The story of a century-old Buick

Car will be at Prescott Antique Auto Club’s Watson Lake Show

Prescott residents Carol and Scott Hein have a 1918 E-35 Buick, which they’re proud to show off any chance they get.

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First Fandomania a hit at Prescott Valley Public Library

Numerous costumed attendees at July 28 event

Dressed as the comic book character Robin, Haley Oravac went to the inaugural Fandomania comic-con event at the Prescott Valley Public Library Saturday, July 28 to find her people.

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Crowds draw from far and wide to Shootout on Whiskey Row

Event continues today

The Shootout on Whiskey Row drew crowds from all over Arizona as well as plenty from other states Saturday, July 28.

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Antique Auto Club puts on annual car show at Watson Lake Aug. 4-5, 2018

The Prescott Antique Auto Club is putting on its 44th annual show this weekend at Watson Lake, showing cars, exchanging parts and selling in a for-sale car corral.

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Johnny Cash Roadshow highlights Cash’s variety

Lonely Street Productions is bringing an all new Johnny Cash show to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend.

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Los Pino’s Comedy Night roars again

Prescott Night Out is bringing another comedy night to Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant due to popular demand, according to organizer San Martin Rodriguez.

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Mountain Artists Guild holds Fourth Friday open house

This month’s Fourth Friday Art Walk is a special one for Mountain Artists Guild, which is holding a special open house to celebrate the end of the work being done on Alarcon Street, according to Guild President Cathleen Rainey.

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Vice-Mayor Turner looks forward this election season

Encourages community to be involved in the town

Vice-Mayor Lon Turner has lived in Chino Valley for 45 years, spending seven on the Chino Valley Town Council, and this election season, he’s looking forward to the future.

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Library closes the chapter on summer

The Chino Valley Public Library is closing the chapter on this year’s summer reading program with a grand finale today.

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Brook Apartments applicant halts process, withdraws proposal

The controversial Brook Apartments project will not be moving forward after applicant Tim Emberlin of Copper Tree Construction withdrew the proposal, according to Chino Valley Development Services Director Jason Sanks.

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Deadliest gunfight lecture a hit at Sharlot Hall

Scene: 1918; the Powers Cabin in the Galiuro Mountains of Arizona; Jeff Power, his sons Tom and John Power and hired hand Tom Sisson square off against Sheriff Frank McBride, Deputy Marshal Frank Haynes and two sheriff’s deputies.