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Every summer, teens and young adults travel from Caborca, Mexico, to spend a weekend in Prescott with day trips to other nearby places. This experience provides an opportunity for the residents of the Quad Cities to intermingle, share cultures and give the kids an opportunity to practice their English.

By Sue Tone October 13, 2019
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School board finds self-evaluation process helpful
New questionnaire from state not so great

Board members took a close look Sept. 24 at how they have operated over the past year, and came out pretty pleased with themselves.

By Sue Tone October 10, 2019
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Beginning this school year, fifth- and sixth-graders at four elementary schools in the Humboldt Unified School District now can learn stringed instruments and play in orchestras.

By Sue Tone October 9, 2019
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Dewey-Humboldt has admirable nominees for yearly award
Donovans selected as 2018 Volunteer of Year

Many residents of Dewey-Humboldt are deserving of the town’s 2018 Volunteer(s) of the Year award.

By Sue Tone October 8, 2019
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Tackling new things at Bradshaw with a smile
Sidney Ducote chosen as September Student of the Month

Nominated by the staff and teachers at Bradshaw Mountain High School, Sidney Ducote is the September Student of the Month.

By Sue Tone October 8, 2019
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On Oct. 10, 1969, 50 yet-to-be official Prescott Valley residents visited the post office, browsed the shelves lined with books and became patrons of the first library.

By Sue Tone October 3, 2019
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Prescott Valley student adds West Point acceptance to long list of accomplishments
Nicole Babbitt, named August ‘Student of the Month,’ awaits Naval, Air Force Academy acceptance

Joining the Civil Air Patrol may not have been the deciding factor in Nicole Babbitt’s early acceptance to West Point Academy, but it certainly contributed to her list of accomplishments.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019
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Pickleball, the newest sport in town, has four new courts for its Prescott Valley fans.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019
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Discover yourself, share your stories
D-H Library offers two free workshop series

A Dewey-Humboldt resident for only four months, Cynthia Snyder is a new Friends of the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library member and already has volunteered to head up two free workshops for adults.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019
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Two Prescott Valley artists will open their studios to the public this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, for the 12th annual Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019
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Runners have an opportunity to work their lungs this Saturday with the Run for the Hill of It, up Glassford Hill Summit Trail, with an elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet covering 4.6 miles.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019

Bradshaw Mountain High School students have an opportunity to win $100, $75 or $50 and all they have to do is talk.

By Sue Tone October 1, 2019
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County board to discuss new justice center at Oct. 2 meeting
Supervisors also to hear update on Gurley Street parking deck

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will hear an update on the project schedule for the new Criminal Justice Facility Project at its regular board meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair St.

By Sue Tone September 30, 2019
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One might think, as we head into colder weather and the wood fireplaces and stoves begin to heat homes, Prescott would suffer poor air quality, maybe like that brown haze sometimes visible in Phoenix. Air quality is based on ozone and particulate levels, two separate matters.

By Sue Tone September 29, 2019
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The developers of a 33-lot subdivision on Bradshaw Drive received the recommendation of the Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission Sept. 26 to forward to the City Council a revised preliminary plat changing the original 25-foot front and rear setbacks to 15 feet and from a 9-foot setback to 7 feet at the sides.

By Sue Tone September 27, 2019
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Sometimes family historians list names, dates and places for ancestors. But people yearn for more personal connections to those who came before, their daily struggles, hopes and dreams.

By Sue Tone September 26, 2019
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Local ranches set to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day Sept. 28
Tour three alpaca ranches this weekend, Sept. 28-29

Three alpaca farms situated within a few miles of each other in Prescott Valley will open their properties to the public as a way of celebrating National Alpaca Farm Day.

By Sue Tone September 25, 2019
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Pickleball, the newest sport in town, has four new courts for its Prescott Valley fans.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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This week’s events listed in the “7 in 7” series include the opening of the season’s Pumpkin Festival at Mortimer Family Farms — a sure indication of the arrival of fall.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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Alpacas rule this weekend, Sept. 28-29
Tour three alpaca ranches on National Alpaca Farm Day

Three Alpaca Farms situated within a few miles of each other in Prescott Valley will open their properties to the public as a way of celebrating National Alpaca Farm Day.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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It’s true – using a library card means patrons develop better reading skills and more knowledge, which can lead to better paying jobs and a higher quality of life.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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Constitution celebrates 232nd birthday
DAR provides flags, information to Mayer Elementary School

The Constitution of the United States of America is 232 years old, and Mayer Elementary School students celebrated along with the Yavapai Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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Bradshaw students’ trip to Germany opens eyes
Friendships also forged between two rival high schools

Science teacher Bob Supergan of Bradshaw Mountain High School acted as chaperone this past summer spending nearly three weeks in Germany with a second chaperone, eight students from Bradshaw and eight from Prescott High School.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019

Sometimes family historians list names, dates, and places for ancestors.

By Sue Tone September 24, 2019
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Library cards are ticket to better reading skills, life
New to town or not, September is the month to get a card

It’s true — using a library card means patrons develop better reading skills and more knowledge, which can lead to better-paying jobs and a higher quality of life.

By Sue Tone September 23, 2019
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Mack Rowe revisits Great Depression, WWII, Iron King Mine
Army veteran enjoys life at Pioneer Home

Mack Rowe has recently accomplished two milestones – his 95th birthday and participating in an Honor Flight visit to Washington, DC.

By Sue Tone September 21, 2019
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Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta is keen on saving the signage of the defunct Prescott Valley Motel, and has suggested on his Facebook page that maybe the incoming property owner, Circle K, can integrate its logo into the vintage 1962-era neon sign.

By Sue Tone September 19, 2019
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The Literary Southwest continues its 10th Anniversary celebration with a reading by acclaimed novelist Janet Fitch at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Yavapai College Library Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus.

By Sue Tone September 18, 2019
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After an extensive search and interview process, Town Manager Larry Tarkowski on Wednesday, Sept. 18, announced his choice for Prescott Valley’s new Chief of Police.

By Sue Tone September 18, 2019
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A yellow tinge to leaves means fall weather is creeping closer, which provides a better environment for fundraising walks, rallies and parades.

By Sue Tone September 17, 2019
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Unhappy Granville residents show up to oppose rezoning, General Plan amendment
Plans to fix flood plain, build 56 homes south of school property

Granville developer Joe Contadino maintained a calm, if at times exasperated, demeanor as he faced a room full of Granville residents who frequently interrupted him during the community meeting Sept. 10 on a rezoning and General Plan amendment request that will complete the final build-out of the development.

By Sue Tone September 17, 2019
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Bradshaw Mountain Middle School honors its VIPS
Honoring a sister, helping an anxious student, offering a smile

Taking a personal interest, becoming a second mom, and a makeover embodied this month’s VIPS at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School.

By Sue Tone September 17, 2019
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Two relocation projects by the Town of Prescott Valley involve water mains and gas lines.

By Sue Tone September 17, 2019
Plans for ‘Prescott Valley Crossing’ bungalows come before P&Z
Traffic, road issues concern horse trainers, residents

At the southern end of Prescott Valley where the town borders Dewey-Humboldt, two highways intersect.

By Sue Tone September 17, 2019
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An hour before opening to the public, the line at Empty Bowls wound from the corner at Montezuma Street up to the ticket takers near the central bandstand. Two hours later, at noon, the line numbered about 300 on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.

By Sue Tone September 15, 2019
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The Unlovables, a variety of animals some people find incredibly difficult to love. Maybe it is the way they look or how they behave. Whatever the reason, many people don’t like them.

By Sue Tone September 15, 2019
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Local cowgirl, rancher and Western artist, the late Cynthia Rigden, willl become the newest member of the Phippen Museum’s Arizona Rancher and Cowboy Hall of Fame.

By Sue Tone September 12, 2019
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Public to meet PV police chief applicants at Sept. 12 event
4 finalists appear 4-6 p.m at PV Library, third floor

Taken together, the four applicants for the position of chief of police, Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD), embrace 108 years of public safety experience. Their backgrounds include prior experience as chief of police, acting chief of police and commander.

By Sue Tone September 11, 2019
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Residents in Yavapai County can take advantage of a community cleanup event in Skull Valley from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 3-5.

By Sue Tone September 11, 2019
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This week’s events listed in “7 in 7” will interest history and military buffs interested in aviation and the Vietnam War, as well as somewhat lighter fare with a dinner/classical music event and also information and performance on Native American flutes.

By Sue Tone September 10, 2019
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Humboldt school district governing board meets Tuesday
Policies discussion, foreign language student trip to Germany, updates on Bradshaw Mountain Middle School on agenda

Each month, the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board meets at a different school site. The principal is able to honor a VIP certified staff, classified staff and volunteer, and give a presentation on the programs and upcoming events of the school.

By Sue Tone September 8, 2019
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All kids are responsible for all their animals at the Yavapai County Fair.

By Sue Tone September 7, 2019
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For some, collecting treasures is a hobby; for others, a passion. The Yavapai County Fair provides an opportunity for collectors to share their prized possessions with the public.

By Sue Tone September 7, 2019
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In a majority vote, the Prescott Valley Town Council chose its newest member — Lori Moss Hunt — who brings with her 30 years of experience in government, most recently as community development director with Sacramento, Calif. Her term will run through December 2020.

By Sue Tone September 6, 2019
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County questions how to best use CodeRED system
What is an ‘emergency’ for smaller communities?

During a discussion on a contract renewal of the CodeRED emergency notification system at the Sept. 4 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the question of what constitutes an emergency came up.

By Sue Tone September 5, 2019
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Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta congratulates Lori Moss Hunt on her selection to fill the vacant council seat through December 2020 following an interview process and vote at the Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, town council study session. Two other applicants were interviewed - Brenda Dickinson and Mary Williams.

By Sue Tone September 5, 2019
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$3M in new county vehicles part of 5-year rotation plan
Cars, trucks, vans, excavator, forklift, trailers add up

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Craig Brown wanted to know more about the $3.1 million in vehicle purchases that he and fellow board supervisors would ultimately approve at the Sept. 4 board of supervisors meeting.

By Sue Tone September 4, 2019
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7-in-7: Tree rings, singers, writers and role play all ahead this week
Local Prescott Sings finalists perform Thursday

This week’s events listed in “7 in 7” brings opportunities to learn about Prescott’s historical Ponderosa Pines, healthcare options, and events for teens and animal lovers.

By Sue Tone September 3, 2019
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Humboldt elementary students can join orchestra
Instruments, donations needed: violins, violas, cellos

Fifth- and sixth-graders at four elementary schools can now learn stringed instruments and play in orchestras in the Humboldt Unified School District.

By Sue Tone August 27, 2019
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A Community Development Block Grant has made a big difference for Prescott Valley families and for the expansion project of the Prescott Valley Boys & Girls Club.

By Sue Tone August 27, 2019

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