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Jesse Bertel

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A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant awarded to the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) at Yavapai College (YC) will soon allow the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to expand its team and increase its consulting services in Camp Verde, Yarnell, and Wickenburg.

By Jesse Bertel August 6, 2022
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As the summer reading program has wrapped up, it’s time once again for “storytime” at the Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road.

By Jesse Bertel August 2, 2022
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Compass Training Center in Chino Valley celebrates third year in operation
Improvements planned for shooting range, training center

To celebrate its third anniversary, Compass Training Center is hosting a special event on Saturday, Aug. 6. Compass Training Center is a public shooting range located at 3926 Shooting Range Road, Chino Valley.

By Jesse Bertel July 26, 2022
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The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council voted at its July 19 meeting to delay action on a text amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would define “agri-tourism,” based in part on the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission.

By Jesse Bertel July 24, 2022
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Dewey-Humboldt Town Council voted Tuesday, July 19, to send the resume application back for review and corrections of the April 13, 2022, updated job description, to begin the hiring process for a permanent town manager and direct staff to place advertisements and establish a timeline.

By Jesse Bertel July 21, 2022
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Yavapai College’s (YC) new 3D Concrete Printing course, CBT250, broke ground on its first house.

By Jesse Bertel July 9, 2022
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A who’s who of people involved with the production of “Junior Bonner” and family members of those involved, gathered at Sharlot Hall Friday, July 1, for a discussion about their connection to the film, a celebration of 51 years since the film’s production in Prescott and a tour of the ‘To the Rodeo, Pardner’ exhibit.

By Jesse Bertel July 2, 2022
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Local authors and comic book vendors set up shop at the first Chino Valley Author Expo and Comic-Con Convention at Chino Valley High School Friday and Saturday, June 24-25.

By Jesse Bertel June 28, 2022
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Do you like comic books and supporting local artists? Area residents don’t need to travel all the way down to Phoenix to experience the sights and sounds of a comic book convention, because the first Chino Valley Author Expo and Comic-Con Convention is bringing authors to Chino Valley High School, located at 760 E. Center St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25.

By Jesse Bertel June 21, 2022
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The Polynesian Siva dancers performed at Memory Park as part of the Chino Valley Library Summer Reading Program. The program features events, workshops, and fun activities every week.

By Jesse Bertel June 13, 2022
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Prescott resident Joey Sensing just won the Sportsman’s Warehouse Special Edition RAM Giveaway. The contest was nationwide with over 375,000 entries.

By Jesse Bertel June 11, 2022
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Due to popular demand, the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications early for the 35th annual Territorial Days Parade.

By Jesse Bertel June 7, 2022
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The Prescott Jazz Summit in coordination with Under the Elk Productions continues its jazz concert series “A Jazz Journey at the Elks,” with “Jazz Goes to Broadway,” on Saturday, June 11, at the Elks Performing Arts Center Crystal Hall on the third floor, 117 E. Gurley St.

By Jesse Bertel June 6, 2022
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Keep the kids excited about learning while school’s out at the Chino Valley Library Summer Reading Program. The program features events, workshops, and fun activities every week starting with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

By Jesse Bertel May 30, 2022
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Dancers from Lessons by Lexe, a dance studio located at 3250 Gateway Blvd., Suite 106, Prescott, won multiple awards at the Celebrity Dance Competition in Mesa, which took place April 29–May 1.

By Jesse Bertel May 23, 2022
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The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new location, 199 N. Highway 89, Thursday, May 19.

By Jesse Bertel May 17, 2022
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Cruise-In For the Veterans held its 10th annual car show Saturday at the Gateway Mall in Prescott to benefit local veterans groups.

By Jesse Bertel May 14, 2022
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Craft time at library focuses on Mother’s Day
Workshops made possible through donated materials, families keep coming back

Area children made their own cards for Mother’s Day with a little help from the Chino Valley Public Library. All the materials were provided by the library and kids of all ages came by to make cards for their mothers and grandmothers at the cardmaking workshop on Friday, May 6.

By Jesse Bertel May 10, 2022
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Forty-three students from Northern Arizona University (NAU) Yavapai have applied to graduate in the NAU spring 2022 commencement. The ceremony will recognize candidates from NAU Yavapai at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, along with students from NAU Online, NAU Yuma and the College of Health and Human Services.

By Jesse Bertel May 5, 2022
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Fire season is officially here and for homeowners with livestock, it’s important to plan ahead for any disaster that may occur.

By Jesse Bertel May 3, 2022
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Residents of the Good Samaritan Society: Willow Wind assisted living housing got a visit from Gracie the chicken April 15.

By Jesse Bertel April 27, 2022
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Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Chino Valley now has a 9-hole course available to the public.

By Jesse Bertel April 26, 2022
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The Chino Valley High School (CVHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization hosted its annual Special Needs Rodeo at the Cooper AG Center Thursday, April 14.

By Jesse Bertel April 18, 2022
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Live from Chino Valley, it’s ‘Saturday Night’
Live theater returns to Chino Valley High School

Live theater returns to Chino Valley High School (CVHS) with a presentation of “Saturday Night Live” from the Advanced Theater class. The performance runs April 1-9 at the CVHS Theater, 690 E. Center St.

By Jesse Bertel March 29, 2022
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Chino Valley residents of all ages learned about birdwatching at one of the Chino Valley Public Library’s educational programs on Thursday, March 17. The interactive presentation was geared toward children, but many adults also attended.

By Jesse Bertel March 21, 2022
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Whenever the wind is mild and the weather is clear, members of the Chino Valley Flyers, Northern Arizona’s premier model aviators club, can be found launching a variety of planes into the air.

By Jesse Bertel March 16, 2022
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Yavapai College (YC) is a pioneer in the emerging technology of 3D concrete printing as the first community college in the nation to offer training.

By Jesse Bertel March 8, 2022
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“The first time I got in the kart, I drove right here and then spun out,” said Jase Frank, a novice level junior racer, pointing to the track. “Sometimes when I drive up, I turn in where it hasn’t been smoothed yet. I can drive better now. I don’t go up there anymore.”

By Jesse Bertel March 1, 2022
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More than 60 businesses will be providing information about themselves as employers, with more than 900 open positions available at the Chino Valley Job Fair at Chino Valley High School, 760 E. Center St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18.

By Jesse Bertel February 15, 2022
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Looking for information about what’s happening in Chino Valley? The Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is expanding its podcast to keep people up to date on events and new developments in the area.

By Jesse Bertel February 8, 2022
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Using the arts for community outreach, on Thursday, Jan. 27, Chino Valley Repertory donated money generated from performances to Chino Valley Public Library’s Children’s Library and Friends of the Library, a volunteer group.

By Jesse Bertel February 1, 2022
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Artist Ezra Lavinsky is donating all of the proceeds of his upcoming exhibit to AARF Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception during Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk on Jan. 28.

By Jesse Bertel January 27, 2022
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Yavapai College (YC) is a pioneer in the emerging technology of 3D concrete printing as the first community college in the nation to offer training. YC will begin teaching students how to 3D print a house this spring semester in its new class, CBT250 - Construction Building Technology. Classes begin Jan. 18.

By Jesse Bertel January 18, 2022
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A working man’s misfortune inspires his community to rally around him, with the help of an angel. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) invites you back to Bedford Falls for a reminder about the struggles of ordinary Americans, and how a strong community depends on citizens working together.

By Jesse Bertel December 15, 2021
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The Yavapai College District Governing Board held a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 16, to evaluate its performance. The board members do a self-assessment annually.

By Jesse Bertel November 22, 2021
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“Well, it was a longer course and he did great,” Peoria resident Susan Kramer said shortly after crossing the finish line. “He did really amazing. We placed first for the horses.”

By Jesse Bertel October 11, 2021
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The Yavapai County Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 9-12, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

By Jesse Bertel September 7, 2021
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Over 15 years ago, the Town of Prescott Valley received a donation of $300,000 from the estate of Joseph Maranda. This past week, a judge approved use of the Maranda Fund — which has grown to $370,000 — toward completion of the Prescott Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) children’s theater that is being built next to the Findlay Toyota Center.

By Jesse Bertel September 6, 2021
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Bronze Sculptor Ed Reilly unveiled his monumental design — the Jenkins Obelisk — Saturday, Aug. 28, at the southwest corner of Lakeshore Drive and Skoog Boulevard, in front of the Prescott Valley Public Library.

By Jesse Bertel September 1, 2021
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Yavapai College program offers help for students with children
Higher Education Childcare Subsidy assists student nurses, teachers

Yavapai College is launching a program for aspiring students whose childcare costs have kept their college dreams out of reach.

By Jesse Bertel August 24, 2021
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Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA), located at 208 N. Marina St., accepted a $5,000 donation from True Value toward their Capital Campaign, Wednesday, Aug. 4.

By Jesse Bertel August 19, 2021
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Dancers from Summer’s DanceWorks, located at 805 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, returned from the Las Vegas National Finals in July with multiple awards, including two Title Awards, four First Overall Awards and four Special Judges’ Awards.

By Jesse Bertel August 18, 2021
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The 33rd annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, wrapped up its third day of live performances Saturday.

By Jesse Bertel August 14, 2021
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The 17th annual Prescott Gem and Mineral Show will be held at Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7, and from 9 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.

By Jesse Bertel July 26, 2021
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Yavapai College incurred storm damage and flooding Friday, July 9, on its baseball field and tennis courts. The flooding left mud and debris covering the baseball field and exposed low-voltage irrigation piping near the mud-covered walkways and tennis courts.

By Jesse Bertel July 15, 2021
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The public is invited to set up chairs and blankets on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, for the Prescott Bluegrass Festival on Goodwin Street, a music-filled weekend with free admission.

By Jesse Bertel June 24, 2021
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While most rock cover bands play classic rock hits, 90 Proof, a popular Prescott cover band, skips over the ’60s through ’80s and focuses on the ’90s.

By Jesse Bertel June 16, 2021
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Woofstock and Adopt-a-thon, hosted by Prescott Dog Magazine, celebrated its 10th year running on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, located at 7501 East Civic Center Circle, with canine adoptions and demonstrations.

By Jesse Bertel June 14, 2021
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The Highlands Center (HC), located at 1375 S. Walker Road in Prescott, will host the Natural Women Festival 2, a festival of music, arts and science Sunday, June 13, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Discovery Gardens and outdoor Amphitheater.

By Jesse Bertel June 9, 2021
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Ponderosa Grove, a new band from Prescott, is kicking off their debut album with a release show Friday, June 18, starting at 4 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza.

By Jesse Bertel June 9, 2021

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