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Dewey-Humboldt taps Alan Lanning for next town manager
Position offer approved at April 16 council meeting

After one candidate dropped out of the running for the vacant Dewey-Humboldt town manager position, council has offered the job to Alan Lanning, with a 5-2 vote — councilmembers Lynn Collins and Amy Lance opposing — at the April 16 town council meeting.

By Sue Tone April 23, 2019
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Stoneridge a priority for evacuation plans
County rates subdivision as high wildfire hazard

Stoneridge subdivision has plenty of fuel available for wildfires and concerned residents are working with a variety of agencies to take steps to decrease the risk: Yavapai County Emergency Services and Public Works departments, Firewise Communities, and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, in addition to Town of Prescott Valley departments.

By Sue Tone April 23, 2019
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Teachers and staff in the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) will be covered by a different health insurance company this coming school year.

By Sue Tone April 23, 2019
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Game and Fish tranquilizes, relocates bear roaming PV neighborhood
Neighbors reported bear ‘jumping fences’

The bear went over the fences – and then maybe the mountains – in Prescott Valley Sunday, April 21, alarming the neighbors in the 8100 block of Donna Road, just north of Highway 69 between Robert Road and Windsong Drive.

By Sue Tone April 22, 2019
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Prescott celebrates Earth Day, Firewise Expo
‘Because we need to be kinder to our earth before it’s too late’

Saturday, April 20, was a bright, breezy day to be alive on Planet Earth in downtown Prescott walking in the sun and shade of the tall elms lining Cortez Street. The annual Firewise Expo and Earth Day events celebrate the efforts of people and organizations locally and nationwide to preserve, protect, and recycle.

By Sue Tone April 21, 2019
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The Prescott Valley Police Department invites the public to a free Spokes and Sneakers event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Findlay Toyota Center north parking lot in Prescott Valley.

By Sue Tone April 19, 2019
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The work doesn’t stop and the challenges are great, Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) Superintendent Dan Streeter said at the April 9 governing board meeting where he gave a budget update to board members.

By Sue Tone April 17, 2019
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First choice for Dewey-Humboldt town manager drops out
Town Council may offer position to runners-up

Number one pick for Dewey-Humboldt town manager, Richard Heath, has withdrawn from consideration before a Special Council session scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, to discuss contract negotiations.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Funny and strict, meet and greet, advocate and serve
Bradshaw Mountain Middle School’s three Very Important People

Three important people working or volunteering at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School were honored Tuesday, April 9, at the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board meeting.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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More fire protection for Dewey-Humboldt residents
Town to dedicate Blue Hills water tanks in May

The residents of the Blue Hills area of Dewey-Humboldt can rest a little easier knowing their properties are better protected from fire thanks to the late Paul Manganella, who donated a 5-acre parcel of land in the Blue Hills, and to the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) for providing funds and work.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Already, 196 students at Bradshaw Mountain High School have expressed an interest in participating in an Army Junior ROTC program. Now they can make plans for the 2019-20 school year.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Impaired teen backs car into Prescott Valley home, police say
Passenger charged with furnishing alcohol to minor

An 18-year-old woman apparently under the influence of alcohol lost control of the vehicle she was driving and backed into a Prescott Valley home on Monday afternoon, April 15, according to police.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Embry-Riddle professor dies in Fountain Hills helicopter crash
Rucie Moore was a pilot and and an Army vet

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) pilot and professor Rucie Moore died of injuries sustained Tuesday, April 16, in a private helicopter crash near Fountain Hills, according to the university.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Earth Day and the Firewise Expo are Saturday, April 20, between Gurley and Union streets in Prescott.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Evacuation plan, process topic at Prescott Valley council study session
Building Code, Parks and Rec Master Plan also on agenda

Town of Prescott Valley staff will brief the council Thursday, April 18, on the planned process for public review and comment of a draft Emergency Evacuation Access Plan. Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

By Sue Tone April 16, 2019
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Proposed increase in fees for restaurants, schools in Yavapai County
County wants fees to cover cost of inspections, licenses

After conducting a time and cost study, Yavapai County Community Health Services (CHS) is looking at increasing its environmental health fees received for inspections and reviews of restaurant, hotel, school, and other kitchens.

By Sue Tone April 14, 2019
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PV police: 35 distracted driving citations
Local departments tell drivers to put down cellphones

It happened first in unincorporated areas of Yavapai County, then in Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott and Prescott Valley.

By Sue Tone April 9, 2019
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Bradshaw principal’s video message goes viral
Promotes sleep, breakfast, high scores on AzMERIT tests

Principal Kort Miner’s rap video, with its educational message, has been so popular, students at Bradshaw Mountain High School are demanding another one from the school’s leader.

By Sue Tone April 9, 2019
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Arizona’s only all documentary film festival April 26-28 at Arcosanti
Inaugural festival can include tours, sunset dinners, music

The inaugural Arcosanti International Film Carnivale celebrates the art of documentary cinema over three days, April 26-28, at Arcosanti near Cordes Junction.

By Sue Tone April 9, 2019
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Seeking justice, overturning unlawful conviction cases
Arizona Justice Project works for release of those wrongfully convicted of crimes

It can take more than a year to recreate a file on a criminal conviction that took place decades ago, and years to represent inmates in post-conviction relief proceedings.

By Sue Tone April 9, 2019

The Prescott Valley Police Department is working in collaboration with several partners, including Yavapai College, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in all areas of the community through various educational and awareness events.

By Sue Tone April 8, 2019
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Arizona’s only all documentary film festival at Arcosanti
Inaugural festival can include tours, sunset dinners, music

The inaugural Arcosanti International Film Carnivale celebrates the art of documentary cinema over three days, April 26-28, at Arcosanti near Cordes Junction.

By Sue Tone April 8, 2019
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Prescott Valley loses friend, historian Jean Cross
September 19, 1924 — April 1, 2019

A friendship started 30 years ago in Prescott Valley ended April 1 when Jean Cross, longtime resident, historian, teacher, artist and author died at age 94.

By Sue Tone April 6, 2019
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‘Common sense’ describes 2018 building code
Municipalities on board to adopt guidelines this year

Construction companies, developers and homebuyers in the Quad Cities and throughout Yavapai County are looking forward to all jurisdictions adopting the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Building and Technical Codes.

By Sue Tone April 6, 2019
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Almost everyone who attended the March 26 presentation on harvesting spider venom at the Highlands Center for Natural History has a fascination for these eight-legged creatures.

By Sue Tone April 4, 2019

Prescott Valley high school student Ethan Flinner has the opportunity this summer to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering at the University of California Berkeley.

By Sue Tone April 4, 2019
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Prescott Valley high school student Ethan Flinner has the opportunity this summer to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering at the University of California Berkeley.

By Sue Tone April 2, 2019
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First to head to college, student artist earns Optimist Club’s award
‘Growth in confidence’ cited by Bradshaw Mountain High School principal

Iesha Ramirez appeared before the Prescott Valley Town Council on March 28 to accept the Optimist Club of Yavapai County’s March Student of the Month award and made her “hardworking dad” shed tears of pride as she expressed her love.

By Sue Tone April 2, 2019
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Town Council approves $30K for July 4 fireworks show
Inclusive playground equipment planned for Granville Park

The Prescott Valley Town Council approved a contract with Reyman Pyrotechniques/Any Pyro for the town’s annual July 4 celebration at its March 28 meeting.

By Sue Tone April 2, 2019
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Restaurants, schools, swimming pools, caterers may see their Environmental Health Fees go up if the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approves a new fee schedule at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

By Sue Tone April 1, 2019
Sunset Lane project on agenda for council
Protection against rock fall for new water tank also will be discussed

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets for special session 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, to consider a contract for the Little Pete Well offsite power.

By Sue Tone April 1, 2019
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Dorn Homes scraps 3-story apartment idea, submits new development plan
Neighbors’ concerns considered in revamp of project at Highway 69 near Quailwood

Dorn Homes is letting go of plans for three-story apartments in its development plans along Highway 69 south of Bradshaw Mountain Road near the Quailwood subdivision.

By Sue Tone March 31, 2019
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With open space versus development at the heart of Arizona Eco Development’s (AED) plans for The Homestead and Point of Rocks subdivisions and possible annexation into the City of Prescott, the Town of Prescott Valley has a stake in one portion of the project – the Iron King Trail.

By Sue Tone March 26, 2019
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Superfund site, 2 projects get updates from community environmental board
Project Harvest halfway through 3-year span; Voices Unheard continues with miners’ interviews

Residents heard updates on projects relating to the Iron King Mine/Humboldt Smelter Superfund site at the March 13 quarterly meeting of the Dewey-Humboldt Environmental Board.

By Sue Tone March 20, 2019
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Residents want distinction between Interstate 17, Cordes area of county
Drug busts on freeway not part of Cordes Lakes community, they say

Nothing riles up Cordes Lakes residents more than when they read a news report of a drug bust near the intersection of Interstate 17 and Highway 69 and if refers to the location as “Cordes Lakes.”

By Sue Tone March 19, 2019
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Your dog, Houdini, escapes from your fenced yard and kills your neighbor’s chickens. Or perhaps during the “visit” the chickens kill Houdini.

By Sue Tone March 17, 2019
Women Aviators of WWII
Embry-Riddle Aviation History presentation Wednesday

Learn about the history and development of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II through an academic study by Army veteran Natalie J.

By Sue Tone March 15, 2019

Along with Prescott’s designation as capital of the Arizona Territory in 1864, came a proliferation of rich history and an equally dramatic heritage of supernatural occurrences and manifestations.

By Sue Tone March 14, 2019
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The residents escaped harm, but a home in Pinon Oaks in northeast Prescott suffered significant damage from fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 14.

By Sue Tone March 14, 2019
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Kids create glass sun for lobby of Boys & Girls Club
Recycled, reclaimed materials used in Solaris

Its multi-colored arms stretch from a center of glass baubles, emitting glints of brightness like a dream coming to fruition.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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Small grants provide big outcomes for students
Humboldt teachers report on mini-grants from Yavapai County Education Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of the Yavapai County Education Foundation, 11 classrooms in the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) are providing additional opportunities for students, including sending home recorded books with students, K’NEX kits that teach coding, equipment to film school announcements, tiny bots, and manipulatives for students with motor skill difficulties.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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No parts for aging radios, dead spots, PV police need better equipment
Council hears challenges, solutions to its radio system

A police officer’s radio is like a scuba diver’s air supply with its the connection between the diver’s mask and the boat.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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Short meeting as Dorn Homes, Fain projects tabled
Planning & Zoning elect new officers

The Prescott Valley Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for Monday, March 11, attracted about 30 residents from the Quailwood subdivision on a rainy evening.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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A sixth-grade math teacher at Coyote Springs Elementary School was awarded the Humboldt Unified School District’s (HUSD) VIP award for certified employee of the month at the district’s board meeting March 5 at the school.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
Plans for picnic, possible future museum site topics at D-H Historical Society meeting
Presentations on ‘Voices Unheard,’ stamp mill bull wheel today

A “jam-packed” meeting of the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society takes place at 5:30 p.m. today, March 13, at the Agua Fria Church on 2nd Street in old, historic Humboldt.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
Superfund research updates at today’s meeting
Dewey-Humboldt Community Environmental Board meets at 12:30 p.m.

The Dewey-Humboldt Community Environmental Board meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library, lower level Mitchell Room.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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Expo for seniors, caregivers offers more vendors, programs
60 booths, 5 speakers at Liberty Traditional School March 15

New resources, vendors and speakers’ topics offer more information than ever to attendees at the free semi-annual Senior and Caregivers Conference and Expo taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N. Lake Valley Road, in Prescott Valley.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
Learn about emergency preparedness planning March 20
Linda Niles, Yavapai Community Health Services, presents at Firewise Community meeting

The March Dewey-Humboldt Firewise Community meeting offers a repeat presentation on how to prepare for an emergency evacuation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Hall, 2735 Highway 69, Humboldt.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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A bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature would remove a restriction that has kept Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) from developing 16.6 acres on the east side of Willow Creek Road across from the Prescott campus.

By Sue Tone March 12, 2019
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Embry-Riddle now able to better utilize its vacant land thanks to federal bill
Legislation included in Natural Resources Management Act

A bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature would remove a restriction that has kept Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) from developing 16.6 acres on the east side of Willow Creek Road across from the Prescott campus.

By Sue Tone March 10, 2019

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