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Les Stukenberg

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Chino Valley High School Commencement

Chino Valley High School Class of 2018 held their commencement at the Prescott Valley Event Center Wednesday, May 23.

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330 cyclists grind it out in 5th Chino Grinder

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CHINO VALLEY — The fifth annual Chino Grinder saw 330 cyclists hit the gravel roads in Chino Valley Saturday morning, where they picked their poison in distances ranging from 115 miles down to 25 miles.

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National Service Recognition Day

Volunteers prepare the community garden during National Service Recognition Day as Prescott Council Member Alexa Scholl, Prescott Valley Mayor Harvey Skoog and Chino Valley Mayor Darryl Croft were on hand to support Arizona Serve on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Prescott YMCA Community Garden.

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Gallery: Top Photos of 2017

A collection of the top photos of 2017 by Daily Courier Photo Editor Les Stukenberg.

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Gallery: Top Sports Moments of 2017

A collection of the top sports moments of 2017 by Daily Courier Photo Editor Les Stukenberg.

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Prescott Valley hosts New Year's Eve community event

Fireworks light the sky as Prescott Valley hosted their first community New Year's eve celebration Sunday night at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

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6th annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop

Fireworks light the sky during the 6th annual New Year's eve Whiskey Row Boot Drop in Prescott Sunday night.

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Prescott Valley Holiday Festival of Lights & Parade Photo Gallery

Holiday Festival of Lights & Parade held Friday, December 1 in Prescott Valley.

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Ghosts and goblins on Mount Vernon

Parents and children were out early on Mount Vernon Tuesday for trick-or-treating in Prescott.

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Two wildland fires in two days

Fire crews were kept busy on Monday and Tuesday as they responded to two wildland fires in the forest.

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Mountain bike nirvana in Prescott

Prescott was the star of Arizona’s mountain bike scene this past weekend as lots of different events brought riders to town.

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Bradshaw Mountain powder puff game comes down to last play

It came down to last play of the 26th annual Bradshaw Mountain Powder Puff game, seniors fourth down inside the 10-yard line down by six.

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Prescott High School crowns homecoming royalty

Wesley Bradstreet and Makenna Jex were crowned Prescott’s 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.

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Prescott airport trains for worst nightmare

Prescott Airport officials held a mass casualty drill Thursday that involved a crashed airliner.

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Rollover sends 1 to hospital

One person was flown by helicopter to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix after this two-vehicle collision on Highway 89 between Ruger Road and the new Willow Creek roundabout Thursday afternoon.

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Photo: Great start for a beginner

Braden Couch flies in the beginner class of the second annual King Pearl Go Skateboarding Day presented by Skate Stop at the Mike Fann Skatepark in Prescott Saturday afternoon. Couch placed first in the beginner’s category. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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Buddhism teaching event at Yavapai College draws people from around the country and world

Nearly 600 people have registered for the event. Two talks today have English translations: “How to be a Dharma Practitioner in the 21st Century” at 11 a.m. and “A Jewel More Precious Than A Diamond” at 2:30 p.m. The lectures are $25 each.

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Firefighters shave their heads to support a manager (Gallery)

Cancer is a bad, bad thing that no one ever wants to get.

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Rollover claims life, hospitalizes one in serious condition

Emergency personnel transport the second of two people from this single vehicle rollover on Highway 69 north of Enterprise Parkway in Prescott Valley Friday, March 10.

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Bradshaw Mountain beats Prescott in girls basketball

Bradshaw Mountain Lady Bears took control in the second half and pulled away from cross-town rival Prescott to win 48-38 Tuesday, January 31 at Prescott High School.

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Lady Roughriders top Lady Eagles in exhibition volleyball battle (Photo Gallery)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took on Yavapai College on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the annual Battle Against Breast Cancer volleyball exhibition match.

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Old Hell Canyon bridge goes down (VIDEO)

The old Hell Canyon bridge on Highway 89 between Prescott and Ash Fork, Arizona went crashing into the canyon Friday, September 16, 2016.

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K9's thrill large crowd at Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Hundreds of people got a chance to see law enforcement K-9's and their handlers from around Arizona demonstrate their skills during a public demonstration at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds Tuesday night.

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Photo: Passerby helps extinguish Fain Road Brush fire

Passersby help to extinguish a wildland fire on Fain Road just south of Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley Tuesday afternoon.

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Prescott's 4th of July downtown

Lots of inflatables, food and live music during the Fourth of July festivities on the Prescott Mile High Football field in downtown Prescott Sunday afternoon.

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Hotshots remembered by family and friends

Family members, friends and coworkers gathered Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Arizona Pioneer Home Cemetery for a Celebration of Remembrance for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died three years ago fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Gymnast Chiara Andrew quickly climbing amateur ladder

Ten-year-old gymnast Chiara Andrew possesses one of those rare athletic gifts that you can’t quantify.

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Second fire in a week scorches Granite Creek Park

PRESCOTT – For the second time in a week, firefighters on Wednesday, April 27, responded to Granite Creek Park for a brush fire, Prescott Fire spokesman Conrad Jackson said.

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Humboldt Unified School District purchases defibrillators

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority firefighter Erik Trujillo and Captain Doug Niemynski deliver five automatic external defibrillators (AED) to Humboldt Unified School District nurse Amy Stooks and secretary Shannon Chaney.

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Photo: Firefighter Charities helps family

Prescott Firefighter Charities’ Ron Kayser presents $500 to Regina Kaiser, Addison Perry, Briar Perry and Judy Laurvick after the family lost their home in a fire last month.