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Photos: Balloons launch Sunday morning over Prescott's Watson, Willow lakes

The crew and team from Sandy’s Sol Balloon Team from Cornville works to set up their hot air balloon Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, as part of the Prescott Valley Rotary Club's Balloon Fest at the Prescott Valley Entertainment District.

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Poet Alberto Rio headlines 10th anniversary of Literary Southwest Sept. 21

One of the Literary Southwest series’ original featured authors, Arizona poet Alberto Rios, the first poet to be named Arizona Poet Laureate, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room.

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PeaceBuilders plan week of activities leading to Day of Peace

Mission: To inspire the community to believe in – and work toward – a more peaceful, livable world

Beginning with stories, ending with a candlelight vigil, the Prescott PeaceBuilders have a week of activities and events in store for all ages and all people residing in the Quad Cities.

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Fallen are honored at Healing Field 9/11 ceremony

This year’s balmy dusk weather at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, Sept. 11, was a perfect bookend to the sunny morning in Manhattan 17 years ago — except for the fact that nearly 4,000 individuals, including 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, are no longer with us.

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Helicopter trainer demo in Dewey proves low decibel levels, no dust

Council undecided on approving helicopter school next to highway

Bystanders were shushed in order to get an audio reading on the decibel level of a helicopter trainer at full throttle on the property of a proposed helicopter school in Dewey-Humboldt Friday, Sept. 7.

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Chekhov’s first play coming to Arcosanti Sept. 28-29

While the original play ran five hours, LAARK Production’s take on the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s first play, “Wild Honey,” will not be near as long, playing 2.5 hours.

Fandomania ‘pretty darn successful’

Town considers $50K donation to Hotshot memorial

More than 3,500 people enjoyed the Prescott Valley Public Library’s Fandomania event on July 28, and it was “pretty darn successful,” said Library Director Casey Van Haren, in her report to council members at the Sept. 6 council work study session.

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Flooding dogs Yarnell residents after fires, monsoon rains

Sandbags line the edges of residential streets in Yarnell. Some sit in neat rows in front of doorways or along fence lines. Others lie strewn about in deep channels at the edge of roadways, spilling sand from shredded burlap sacks.

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Police arrest 3 for Extreme DUI over Labor Day weekend

Five law enforcement agencies participated in a DUI and Seatbelt Task Force during the Labor Day weekend, which resulted in several arrests and numerous citations.

Cap on merit raises removed for county employees

Must receive an ‘exceeds’ on performance evaluation to be eligible

Yavapai County supervisors removed a 3 percent cap per individual instituted two years ago in an effort to reduce “compression” issues, a situation where a new employee might start at a higher salary than an employee who has worked for four or five years in the same position.

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