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Anyone looking for something prehistoric need look no further than the pit houses at Willow Lake City Park.

By Jason Wheeler February 7, 2019
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From the greenhouse to the market
Yavapai College horticulture students see whole planting cycle

Carefully examining the tomato plants for new formations inside the humid greenhouse, MaKenna Snyder said just how much she enjoys the Production Horticulture class at Yavapai College.

By Jason Wheeler February 5, 2019
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Town Council a goal for chamber director
Wants the town to do well, she says

Lorette Brashear, executive director at the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, says that one day she hopes to be on the Chino Valley Town Council.

By Jason Wheeler February 5, 2019
How do you feel about the proposed property tax levy?
Residents share opinions on one of the special election’s ballot questions

In January, the Chino Valley Town Council called for a special election.

By Jason Wheeler February 5, 2019
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Ever since assuming the role of director at the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Lorette Brashear has taken insight from her favorite quote, going where there is no path and leaving a trail.

By Jason Wheeler February 3, 2019
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A model train belonging to a member of the Bradshaw Mountain Hi Railers Group speeds past a model station at Gateway Mall Saturday, Feb. 2. The group offers a free model train exhibit on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By Jason Wheeler February 3, 2019
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Breweries across Arizona are celebrating their craft and collaborating with each other for Arizona Beer Week, happening from Thursday, Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb. 16 with more than 200 events occurring across the state.

By Jason Wheeler January 31, 2019
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Prescott Center for the Arts is putting on Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” with showings beginning next week.

By Jason Wheeler January 31, 2019
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The year was 1969 – Woodstock happened, the Beatles gave their last performance, Led Zeppelin released their first two albums and The Who performed “Tommy” for the first time.

By Jason Wheeler January 31, 2019
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Tas Cru, a touring blues player out of upstate New York whose songs have been described as raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky and outright irreverent, is performing next week with His Band of Tortured Souls.

By Jason Wheeler January 31, 2019
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Fortune favors the animals in need in and around Chino Valley with the formation of a new nonprofit called Luck is Up Animal Rescue.

By Jason Wheeler January 29, 2019
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The Knights of Columbus, Chino Valley Council 10234 recently donated $1,003.07 to the Intermountain Centers for Human Development facility in Chino Valley, which the director says went toward a medical table.

By Jason Wheeler January 29, 2019

Job seekers are encouraged to head to Chino Valley High School on Friday as numerous employers from around the community are seeking to fill positions at the Chino Valley Job Fair.

By Jason Wheeler January 29, 2019
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Save the Dells’ message delivered at conference
Group’s communications director addresses environmental gathering

After speaking at the inaugural Northern Arizona Environmental Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, Save the Dells Communications Director Amber Fields said the group fit right into the conference, especially with it being held in Prescott.

By Jason Wheeler January 27, 2019
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"C-Bar 2,” the sequel to the locally made 2015 film, “C-Bar,” is set to premiere next weekend at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

By Jason Wheeler January 24, 2019
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Council going to do some good things in the future, Tom Agostino says.

By Jason Wheeler January 24, 2019
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Paula Poundstone, comedienne and regular panelist on the NPR comedy news quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,” is bringing her brand of observational comedy back to Prescott for a show at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center this weekend.

By Jason Wheeler January 24, 2019
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The Prescott Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 36th consecutive year next week with a concert devoted to music from the Baroque period.

By Jason Wheeler January 24, 2019
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Prescott-owned well site to be rehabilitated
Current building out of date

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

By Jason Wheeler January 18, 2019
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The Central Arizona Concert Band’s first concert of 2019 is this weekend and features a performance of the band’s clarinet choir.

By Jason Wheeler January 17, 2019
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Voters to have their say on proposed levy for roads
Town council calls for special election

The Town of Chino Valley will hold a special election in May asking voters two questions following a unanimous call for the election at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

By Jason Wheeler January 15, 2019
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Range at Sportsmen’s Club to reopen this month
Current memberships will be honored, town manager says

The Chino Valley Shooting Facility will reopen later this month after a unanimous decision by the Chino Valley Town Council to terminate the concessionaire agreement at its Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting.

By Jason Wheeler January 15, 2019
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Updates set for well site
Prescott-owned property to be rehabilitated

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

By Jason Wheeler January 15, 2019
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Monster trucks and the transforming fire-breathing, car-eating dinosaur robot known as Megasaurus are set to roll into the Findlay Toyota Center Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour.

By Jason Wheeler January 10, 2019
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The Phoenix Symphony is returning to Prescott for two January concerts, the first of which is Sunday, Jan. 13, and features a patriotic program lead by guest conductor Matthew Kasper.

By Jason Wheeler January 10, 2019
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Comedian Mark Cordes is returning for one of his Spouse Whisperer shows at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

By Jason Wheeler January 10, 2019
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Four Shillings Short, the musical duo the Albequerque Journal said brings “an experimental spirit to traditional music” is coming back to Prescott for a show at Prescott Center for the Arts.

By Jason Wheeler January 10, 2019
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Take a worldwide musical adventure with Pink Martini and its blending of American music with a world music vibe as the group returns to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

By Jason Wheeler January 10, 2019
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Chino Valley overflowing in coffee
Overflow Coffee offers warm, friendly environment

For six years, Overflow Coffee has been providing Chino Valley with a cup of coffee and a warm environment.

By Jason Wheeler January 8, 2019
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Equestrian Association looks to do more with community
Organization planning a hoedown later this year

After last year’s successful efforts to raise awareness of the Chino Valley Equestrian Association within the community, the organization is working on ways to be more involved, according to President Danielle Feller.

By Jason Wheeler January 8, 2019
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What has the Town of Chino Valley done right?
Residents share their positives for the town

Last week, the Chino Valley Review published the comments of residents who gave the Town of Chino Valley some New Year’s resolutions.

By Jason Wheeler January 8, 2019
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In a world where more than a few search for meaning in their lives, some Prescott residents say that their family is what makes life meaningful.

By Jason Wheeler January 6, 2019
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Jumping out of the pool at Mountain Valley Splash and making a beeline for her towel, Shaylee Nation made it clear in no uncertain terms that she was freezing.

By Jason Wheeler January 6, 2019
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It’s been just over a year since Chila Caldera did the first origami class of the Prescott Origami Fanatics at the Prescott Public Library and the next class is coming up this weekend.

By Jason Wheeler January 3, 2019
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After a while away from Prescott, the Sons of the Pioneers are moseying back for a show at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

By Jason Wheeler January 3, 2019
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New Year, New Body — that’s the mantra of many coming into 2019 with the New Year’s Resolution to get in shape.

By Jason Wheeler January 3, 2019
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Sitting amongst the stacks of books at Country Roads Books, Karen Litt admitted to a love of books and no desire for an e-reader.

By Jason Wheeler January 2, 2019
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Though Chino Valley doesn’t have a farmers market in the winter, local farmers keep their livelihoods going selling their wares at the winter markets in Prescott.

By Jason Wheeler January 2, 2019
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Read more books, save more money, take off those last few stubborn pounds … many look at the New Year as a time to reflect and make some resolutions.

By Jason Wheeler January 2, 2019
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Americans staying the same height but adding pounds, CDC says
Adults not moving like they used to, retired Prescott physician says

Americans are staying the same height, but their waistlines continue to expand, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Jason Wheeler January 1, 2019
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Despite the chill of winter, the Prescott Farmers Market continues to thrive with its vendors either shifting focus to other products or being able to keep their usual wares out without missing a beat.

By Jason Wheeler January 1, 2019
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Got a hangover? You’re not alone
‘Hangover symptoms’ most Googled item in Arizona on New Year’s Day 2018

It is New Year’s Day, you wake up, take a quick look at last night’s pictures, get out of bed and get ready to face the New Year – or you would if it weren’t for what feels like a 6-year-old’s rendition of “Stomp” going on in your head.

By Jason Wheeler January 1, 2019
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Update: Boot Drop 2019 still on despite weather
Event gives community a sense of camaraderie, organizer says

In the last remaining seconds of 2018, a six-foot tall, illuminated cowboy boot will drop down from a Whiskey Row flagpole, ringing in 2019.

By Jason Wheeler December 30, 2018
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Ring in the New Year the Prescott way as the community celebrates the beginning of 2019 next week at the eighth annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop.

By Jason Wheeler December 27, 2018
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On the fourth Friday of every month, Lori Wallach instructs a Chair Yoga class at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

By Jason Wheeler December 27, 2018
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The front of Head Start Chino Valley has been given a makeover with a spruced up flagpole area that saw its first flag raising on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

By Jason Wheeler December 26, 2018
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The Town of Chino Valley has a number of plans for the coming year that include calling for a special election and filling two vacant director positions.

By Jason Wheeler December 26, 2018
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Dewey resident Ryan Blauvelt took first-place honors in the Courier Cares Christmas Lighting Contest and has no idea how many lights are on his house.

By Jason Wheeler December 25, 2018
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See the sensation that the Huntsville Times calls “… the perfect gift for Christmas … a holiday feast for the ears and eyes” at a show for one night only next week.

By Jason Wheeler December 20, 2018
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Tis Art Center & Gallery has its annual Winter Fine Art Photography exhibit coming up, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 27, and running all the way through Tuesday, Jan. 22.

By Jason Wheeler December 20, 2018