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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dewey-Humboldt Little League president, Lindsay Statler, earned the 2017 Dewey-Humboldt Volunteer of the Year.
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.”
Who has the biggest pumpkin?
Who has the biggest pumpkin in Yavapai County? What about the juiciest, tastiest tomatoes?
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?
The inaugural concert of the Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) may require tissues as its two world premieres promise to stir the emotions.
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.
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.
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.
Collects evidence, draws blood, takes fingerprints
The Prescott Valley Police Department has trained its first civilian phlebotomist, Misty Edwards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many people, a justice of the peace or constable are not part of one’s daily life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No crying, clinging children in Lynette Buskirk’s kindergarten class were evident this year.
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.
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.
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.”
Recipients of the Purple Heart receive certificates and are honored at the Aug. 1, 2018, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott, Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
Its purpose is to educate neighbors about crime and drug prevention, and support and participate in local anti-crime programs.
New dog license fees effective July 28
Effective Saturday, July 28, changes in the Prescott Valley animal code and licensing fees went into effect.
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.
Two candidates, Kell Palguta and Michael Whiting, are running for Prescott Valley mayor for the seat vacated by Harvey Skoog.
Seven candidates are running for mayor and council seats in Dewey-Humboldt: two for mayor, and five for three council seats.
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.