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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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Artists from the quad-city area and all over the country participated in the Phippen Museum’s 47th annual Western Art Show and Sale over Memorial Day weekend at the Yavapai Courthouse Plaza.

By Jesse Bertel June 3, 2021
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Madeline Coury, a 20-year-old ballet dancer from Prescott, was accepted into the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C., one of the top ballet schools in the nation, with a scholarship from the Elks Performing Arts Foundation.

By Jesse Bertel June 2, 2021
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Dancing for the Stars, an annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona, announced at a reveal party on Wednesday the dance teams who will be competing on Oct. 2.

By Jesse Bertel June 1, 2021
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Emma Dineh, 19, one of the Native American artists featured in the 2021 Journey’s in Spirit exhibition at ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery, explained how she developed her unique style of painting portraits.

By Jesse Bertel May 31, 2021
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Prescott High School graduated the Class of 2021 at its Ruth Street campus Bill Shepherd Field on Friday evening, May 28.

By Jesse Bertel May 29, 2021
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United Animal Friends held its 12th annual Woof Down Lunch on Saturday, May 22, at the courthouse plaza, to raise money and awareness for rescue dogs.

By Jesse Bertel May 26, 2021
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Prescott News Network and Across the Street staff spoke with Don Cheek, founder of the popular local band The CheekTones, to find out more about the man behind the music.

By Jesse Bertel May 26, 2021
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Area residents celebrated Bike Month and National Ride to Work Day with Prescott's Ride to Work with the Mayor event early Friday morning, May 21.

By Jesse Bertel May 21, 2021
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Prescott Valley Community Services and Mayor Kell Palguta hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon for the new splash pad at Bob Edwards Park, and plenty of kids were waiting to enjoy it for the first time.

By Jesse Bertel May 20, 2021
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Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) is being honored with the Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award from the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) at the Virtual AACTFest 2021 National Theatre Festival, June 19.

By Jesse Bertel May 12, 2021
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Yavapai College (YC) Prescott campus will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.

By Jesse Bertel May 11, 2021
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The Mountain Artists Guild kicked off the festival season with thousands of original works of art and unique fine crafts, including sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and a whole row of chocolate vendors at the Mother’s Day Fine Art & Chocolate Festival on Saturday.

By Jesse Bertel May 8, 2021
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The Phippen Museum, located at 4701 Highway 89, held a special opening reception on Saturday, May 1, for two new collections on display through the month of May — the Phippen Award Winners Show and the annual Miniature Masterpiece Show — marking the first event hosted by the Museum in over a year.

By Jesse Bertel May 6, 2021
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Artisan Craft Fair funds sponsor women going to college
There are 11 P.E.O. chapters in the quad-city area

P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization that benefits women, held an arts and crafts fair on Friday, April 30 and Saturday May 1, at the Property Owners Association building in Dewey, to raise funds.

By Jesse Bertel May 4, 2021
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Lessons by Lexe Dance Studio invites the public to experience a special dance performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” viewed through a crystal ball.

By Jesse Bertel April 22, 2021
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Over 600 cars showed up for the 9th annual Cruise-In for Veterans car show at the Prescott Gateway Mall on Saturday, April 17.

By Jesse Bertel April 20, 2021
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A group of young ladies dressed as fairies performed a unique ballet dance in front of the Yavapai County Courthouse on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, as part of the dance group Ser Arte, with shows at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

By Jesse Bertel April 15, 2021
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Prescott Valley families came out to the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) for a free Bike Rodeo to teach children about biking skills and safety on Saturday, April 3, in the parking lot of the PVPD, located at 7601 E. Skoog Blvd.

By Jesse Bertel April 13, 2021
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Whether you prefer to celebrate Earth Day 2021 from home or with the community, Prescott has you covered with the Earth Week Family Birding Festival and the Prescott Earth Day Festival at Granite Creek Park.

By Jesse Bertel April 10, 2021
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After closing for pandemic safety measures, Prescott Center for the Arts is reopening Thursday, April 8, with a production of “Red,” a 2009 play about painter Mark Rothko.

By Jesse Bertel April 1, 2021
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Realizing a life-long dream of recording his compositions written over a 40-year involvement in music, Prescott musician David Michael Archuleta’s debut album “Ghosts & Guitars (Songs From An Imperfect Gentleman)” readies for digital release Saturday, April 3.

By Jesse Bertel March 31, 2021
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MatForce hosted “Walk With Me, Be Drug-Free” at Mortimer Farms in Dewey from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, a free, annual event that celebrates living drug-free.

By Jesse Bertel March 31, 2021
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Kindness Arizona stopped by the Yavapai College (YC) Foundation this past week on its statewide tour to present a $5,000 donation to the “Daniel’s Ride” fundraiser, which benefits students who are struggling to stay in college during the pandemic.

By Jesse Bertel March 29, 2021
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Staying home during the pandemic can be frustrating. Fortunately, one thing there is no shortage of is Karaoke. The following is a list of places to find Karaoke in the quad-city area every day except Monday.

By Jesse Bertel March 25, 2021
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Jimmy Mikrut, boys gymnastics coach at the James Family Prescott YMCA, is heading to Tacoma, Washington, on Saturday, March 27, to compete in the “American Ninja Warrior” qualifiers after being removed from the lineup due to the pandemic in March 2021.

By Jesse Bertel March 24, 2021
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Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade returns with “True Western Determination” after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

By Jesse Bertel March 24, 2021
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Sharlot Hall Museum brings Victorian toys to life
‘Living History — Amusing Ourselves’

The Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley Street, brought the history of toys to life on Saturday, March 13, with the “Living History — Amusing Ourselves” event.

By Jesse Bertel March 18, 2021
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More people than ever are likely hoping to find a four-leaf clover or a pot of gold and the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day.

By Jesse Bertel March 13, 2021
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A small group of about a dozen people gathered in the back of the Museum of Indigenous People to watch the traditional Hopi-Tewa pottery firing Saturday, March 6, as part of the museum’s grand reopening and restarting of the Guest Artist Series.

By Jesse Bertel March 11, 2021
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The 2021 Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour, scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 1-3, is now accepting applications.

By Jesse Bertel March 11, 2021
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Last Laughs at the Espresso Barn
Prescott Comedy Club relocating to downtown venue

The Prescott Comedy Club celebrated its final show at the Espresso Barn on Saturday, Feb. 27, and plans to relocate to a bar downtown in the next few months.

By Jesse Bertel March 8, 2021
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Dr. Anita Fernandez has been appointed Prescott College’s first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), according to a news release Friday, March 5.

By Jesse Bertel March 8, 2021
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Yavapai College (YC) is premiering “The Thinking Machine: The Problem of Cell 13,” Friday, at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday at 8 p.m. with an encore streaming March 19-20. The performance is part of the YC Radio Players’ series.

By Jesse Bertel March 4, 2021
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Since the pandemic started, enrollment at community colleges has declined significantly across the country.

By Jesse Bertel February 27, 2021
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Could Yavapai College soon offer 4-year degrees?
Offering bachelor’s degree programs seen as a benefit to business community, county residents

Community colleges in Arizona may soon be able to offer four-year degrees to their students.

By Jesse Bertel February 27, 2021
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The Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues its free, astronomy-themed virtual events through March.

By Jesse Bertel February 25, 2021

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