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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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Sept. 7-14 Healing Fields effort honors lives lost in tragedies

It can be just a number – 3,000 lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack – but viewing 3,000 flags, each honoring a victim, brings home the enormity of loss of human lives.

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What to expect during Patriot Week in Prescott Valley starting Sept. 8

Healing Field one part of weeklong events

The flags will be up and visible Friday morning as volunteers finish placing them on the grounds of the Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle Drive.

Projects, roads, park on the Sept. 6 Prescott Valley council agenda

Prescott Valley Town Council members will look into several projects — wells, roads, parks and playground equipment — at their study session Thursday, Sept. 6, following the conclusion of the regular Council meeting.

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Volunteers at Doce Pit recover 6-7 tons of garbage in cleanup effort

Proving that not all recreational target shooters are irresponsible and leave behind shot-up old television sets, couches and lots and lots of glass bottles, more than 100 volunteers showed up Saturday, Sept. 1, to clean up the Doce Pit recreational area.

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Third/fourth place switch for Dewey-Humboldt council

Unofficial election results in

Unofficial elections results are in for Yavapai County and one Dewey-Humboldt race has switched its third- and fourth-place winners.

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Winners decided in races for Justice of the Peace, Constables

Dowling, Oen, Savona emerge victorious in Aug. 29 election

From exhaustion to elation, the winners and also-rans have come to grips with the results of the Aug. 28 primary election.

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Close mayoral races in PV, Dewey-Humboldt

In a close election with a mere 69 votes separating the two candidates for the Prescott Valley mayor’s seat, unofficial results show Kell Palguta has received 50.57 percent of the votes ahead of Michael Whiting, who received 49.29 percent.

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Republicans Campbell, Stringer advance to General Election ballot in LD1

Prescott’s two Republican incumbents in the Arizona House of Representatives appear to be on their way to the General Election to face two Democratic challengers.

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Luxury PV apartments pushing for December move-in date

Pre-lease agreements signed for 20 percent of Phase I

Interested renters began applying this month for units in the Homestead Talking Glass Luxury Apartments located near Prescott Valley’s Entertainment District on Main Street and Florentine Road.

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Little League leader is 2017 Dewey-Humboldt Volunteer of Year

The Dewey-Humboldt Little League president, Lindsay Statler, earned the 2017 Dewey-Humboldt Volunteer of the Year.

3 parking lots in Prescott Valley slated to get upgrades

As Norm Davis, Prescott Valley’s director of Public Works, said during budget hearings several months ago, “This is the year of the parking lot.”

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Get your kicks at the Yavapai County Fair Sept. 6-9

Who has the biggest pumpkin?

Who has the biggest pumpkin in Yavapai County? What about the juiciest, tastiest tomatoes?

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What’s in the works for our highways in Prescott?

ADOT’s Five-Year Plan and beyond tackles expansion

Frustrated with how traffic narrows to two lanes in either direction along Highway 69 between Prescott Lakes Parkway and Yavpe Connector at Frontier Village?

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Inaugural Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra performance on Sunday, Aug. 26, features 2 world premieres

The inaugural concert of the Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) may require tissues as its two world premieres promise to stir the emotions.

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300 show up to oppose multi-family zoning plans in Pronghorn

Proposal to rezone commercial acreage at 89A to townhomes, apartments

David Maguire applied for a minor general plan amendment and rezoning of property Monday, Aug. 20, along the southern edge of the Pronghorn subdivision along Highway 89A, and two days later, he held a community meeting to explain his plans to a substantial gathering of unhappy residents.

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Town of Prescott Valley celebrates 40th anniversary this weekend

Lakeshore Drive closed Friday evening through Sunday evening

Calling it the largest fireworks show in Northern Arizona, Prescott Valley’s free display is sure to attract residents and surrounding communities at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Mountain Valley Park, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26.

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Historical Society Museum moves outdoor equipment to new location

Beginning at 4:30 a.m. Aug. 11, volunteers with the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society moved its outdoor exhibits from the former Second Street location to their new home at Mortimer Family Farms.

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PV Police hires civilian phlebotomist

Collects evidence, draws blood, takes fingerprints

The Prescott Valley Police Department has trained its first civilian phlebotomist, Misty Edwards.

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The people behind street names in Prescott Valley — maybe

Some road names originated from known residents

Who are – or were – the people behind Prescott Valley’s street names? A look at the town’s early history hints at some, directly relates to others.

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How to attract business vs. stay rural big topic of forum

All candidates want to keep D-H a ‘Country Town’

Dewey-Humboldt council candidate Karen Brooks complimented the audience of about 80 at Thursday’s, Aug. 9, candidate forum for being informed about the issues facing the town.

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Fossils, forensics and flight topics for summer camp

17 students attended PV School’s first STEM camp in June

Prescott Valley School hosted its first ever STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Summer Camp.

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Lots to talk about on National Night Out: traffic, crime, storms

PV town staff, fire, police officials visit 16 groups

Prescott Valley town, police and fire officials expect the applause and kudos from residents on National Night Out when they stop in at neighborhood parties.

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Meet the candidates running for Justice of Peace, Constable in Yavapai County

For many people, a justice of the peace or constable are not part of one’s daily life.

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Dewey-Humboldt candidates want ‘country town’ to remain

Dewey-Humboldt Town Council candidate Karen Brooks complimented the audience of about 80 at Thursday’s candidate forum for being informed about the issues facing the town.

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Crescent moon makes meteor viewing nearly perfect

Perseid meteor showers best seen Saturday, Sunday nights

The Perseid meteor shower this weekend takes place on nights when the moon is in the new or crescent phase, with about 1 percent of the lit moon surface showing on Saturday, Aug. 11, and 2 percent on Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Residents connect with town officials, first responders on National Night Out

National Night Out in Prescott Valley was all about connecting residents with town officials and first responders, and also to initiate conversations and actions about neighborhood safety.

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Be an informed voter — come hear candidates for D-H mayor, council Thursday

The Mayoral-Council Candidate forum for Dewey-Humboldt residents takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center, Highway 169 and Foothill Drive.

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No child fell asleep on bus, few shed tears on first day of school

No crying, clinging children in Lynette Buskirk’s kindergarten class were evident this year.

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Learn about local mining history, stamp mill on Wednesday

After the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society’s monthly general meeting, Charlie Connell will give a presentation on Fain Park Mining History, followed by a presentation on the historical society’s own Two Stamp Mill.

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State candidates offer thoughts on water

Solutions range from hydroponics, metered wells to teeth in laws, conservation efforts

An attentive audience at Saturday’s candidate forum on water issues posed some pointed questions to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG), sponsor of the forum that took place at the Granite Peak Universalist Unitarian Church Congregation.

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County redefines vehicle damage, accidents, incidents

Road hazards, weather, animals — not all damage needs repair

“All along, along, there were incidents and accidents,” Paul Simon sings in his 1986 song, “You Can Call Me Al.”

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Purple Heart recipients honored by Board of Supervisors

Recipients of the Purple Heart receive certificates and are honored at the Aug. 1, 2018, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott, Arizona.

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PV voters want to know about water, traffic, roads, growth

Questions answered at forums

Roads, traffic, water and growth. These are the issues foremost on the minds of Prescott Valley residents based on audience questions at a candidate forum Monday, July 30, at StoneRidge Community Center that included those running for mayor, council and Mayer constable seats.

Candidates speak at PV Chamber breakfast

17 candidates give brief remarks

Four minutes is not much time for candidates to talk about their growing-up years, education, work history and why voters should elect them.

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300 backpacks with supplies given out Saturday

More available Aug. 1 at HUSD

Five students from one family made up the first group of the day Friday, July 27, to help fill backpacks with school supplies at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley.

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Support crime prevention while sharing food, fun Tuesday, Aug. 7

Its purpose is to educate neighbors about crime and drug prevention, and support and participate in local anti-crime programs.

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Changes in Prescott Valley animal codes now in effect

New dog license fees effective July 28

Effective Saturday, July 28, changes in the Prescott Valley animal code and licensing fees went into effect.

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LD1 candidates answer tough questions

Some agreement, some opposite side of the aisle remarks at candidate forum on education

Everyone at the Legislative District 1 candidate forum July 25 agreed on one thing: Schools need more money.

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Meet the candidates running for Prescott Valley mayor, council

Two candidates, Kell Palguta and Michael Whiting, are running for Prescott Valley mayor for the seat vacated by Harvey Skoog.

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Meet the candidates for Dewey-Humboldt mayor, council

Seven candidates are running for mayor and council seats in Dewey-Humboldt: two for mayor, and five for three council seats.

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All ages invited to comic-con event Saturday in PV

Library hosting Fandomania for fun, fashion, fantasy

They come in costume – that makes attending a comic-con event all the more fun – and on July 28, the winner of the Fandomania fashion show will win a $100 gift card.

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