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Second-floor room in library may be renamed
Application to change genealogy room to ‘Joe and Hertha Koole Room’

In July 2018, the Friends of the Prescott Valley Public Library received a check for more than $163,000 from the estate of Joe and Hertha Koole.

By Sue Tone August 27, 2019
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Vroom! Model Club meets monthly in PV Library
Members enjoy showing, talking about cars, planes, trains

All kinds of transportation vehicles – stagecoach, cars, trucks, planes – line the shelves of the glass cases inside the Prescott Valley Public Library.

By Sue Tone August 27, 2019
Humboldt district enrollment up 65 from last year
Bus times, stops on track as students learn routes

The 11th day of school is important to Dan Streeter, Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) superintendent, as he takes note of student enrollment.

By Sue Tone August 27, 2019
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Historic enrollment numbers as Embry-Riddle greets new students
Largest incoming class for Prescott campus

As classes commence on Monday, Aug. 26, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses in Arizona and Florida welcomes their largest incoming classes and highest total enrollment numbers in the university’s history.

By Sue Tone August 26, 2019
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Kathy Lopez and friends were on a geocaching adventure Friday morning, Aug. 23, when they spotted a small bear in an area between Mayer and Poland Junction.

By Sue Tone August 24, 2019
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The opening performance of the Arizona Philharmonic’s second season is sure to delight audiences with three of the nation’s favorite composers.

By Sue Tone August 22, 2019
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This week’s events listed in “7 in 7” brings topics of family, environment, classical and jazz music, and some laughter — if you think unicorns and polar bears running on a racetrack as funny.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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This beetle can cause blisters or irritation if you aggravate it enough to squirt out a defensive chemical called cantharidin onto your skin. Hence, the name blister beetle; Epicauta pardalis and Tegrodera aloga are two of nearly 150 species identified in Arizona.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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PV Town Council hears from 14 applicants for vacant seat
Finalists selected for Sept. 5 interviews

Fourteen Prescott Valley residents submitted their applications for the vacant seat on the Prescott Valley Town Council.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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VIPs at Glassford Hill Middle School honored for support of students, staff
Appreciation given for ‘cool math,’ ‘patient listener,’ ‘generous volunteer’

Celebrated as Glassford Hill Middle School VIPs, three people were honored Tuesday, Aug. 13, by the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board for their skills and attributes.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce collected items, packed them into 81 bags and delivered the bags to teachers in six schools throughout town as a welcome gesture.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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Resources for those needing a little extra help
Find out more at upcoming meetings in PV, Prescott, Camp Verde, Cottonwood

Yavapai Outreach reaches out to pretty much all of Yavapai County offering help to those in need of housing, food, health care, employment and transportation.

By Sue Tone August 20, 2019
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County supes set tax rates on $241M budget
59% county property tax goes to education

With a vote of 4-1, Yavapai County Supervisors approved the 2019-20 Yavapai County primary and secondary property tax rates at the board’s special meeting Monday, Aug. 19, in Prescott.

By Sue Tone August 19, 2019
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Residents north of Highway 89A to get convenience store
Residents disappointed that grocery store plans nixed

Despite the community’s wishes for a grocery store, the Prescott Valley Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of an amendment that will put a convenience store and carwash at the corner of Viewpoint Drive and Pronghorn Ranch Parkway.

By Sue Tone August 18, 2019
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Wildfire hazard for Prescott area is like Paradise, California
Study finds some risk factors greater, some lesser

A recent newspaper article set forth the risks of wildfire hazard potential for small communities, comparing them to those of Paradise, California.

By Sue Tone August 14, 2019
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7 in 7: Minds, mountains, monsoon madness coming up this week
Barbershop to treasure hunters to zucchinis

The Daily Courier offers a “7 in 7” look ahead, printed each Wednesday, of seven events happening around the Quad Cities occurring over the next seven days.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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Fourteen Prescott Valley residents submitted their applications to Town Clerk Diane Russell by the deadline 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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The only indication of the approaching fall season Monday morning, Aug. 5, was the arrival of schoolchildren across the 10 Humboldt Unified School District campuses.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society (DHHS) is gearing up for this year’s Agua Fria Festival taking place Saturday, Sept. 21.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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Partnership with county approved for Coyote Springs Road improvements
Jasper Phase 1 moves ahead with no opposition

Residents who use Coyote Springs Road heading north off Highway 89A will see work being done to widen and improve the roadway.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
Concerned Dewey-Humboldt residents meet on Superfund
Community invited to Aug. 15 meeting

Dewey-Humboldt resident Ashley Preston has organized a second community meeting on issues surrounding the Iron King Mine/Humboldt Smelter Site at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Mortimer Family Farm Barn.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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Yavapai County Flood Control District officials, together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will host an open house for property owners to view updated preliminary flood maps and meet one-on-one with FEMA and county staff.

By Sue Tone August 13, 2019
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Enrollment at two Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) schools has exceeded projections. The HUSD Governing Board will look at adding two more positions during its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Glassford Hill Middle School, 6901 Panther Path in Prescott Valley.

By Sue Tone August 11, 2019
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The late Cynthia Rigden, local rancher and Western artist, supported the Phippen Museum with her enthusiastic encouragement, donations of artwork to support fundraising, and her expertise as juror and judge during the annual Western Art Show & Sale.

By Sue Tone August 10, 2019
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Drivers using Glassford Hill Road and the Granville Subdivision East should use caution as the Town of Prescott Valley completes median and left turn access improvements through October.

By Sue Tone August 9, 2019
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Yavapai County Flood Control District officials, together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will host an open house for property owners to view updated preliminary flood maps and meet one-on-one with FEMA and county staff.

By Sue Tone August 8, 2019
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Even if the low water crossing has no water crossing the road, that doesn’t mean that in five minutes it won’t be a rushing river.

By Sue Tone August 8, 2019
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North of Highway 89A, at the intersection of Viewpoint Drive and Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, lies a proposed office and retail space on about 6.7 acres.

By Sue Tone August 7, 2019
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‘Race for the Rock’ features men in dresses running for diamond
Ladies Rock Day at AZ Downs Saturday, Aug 10

What could be more entertaining than watching men in dresses running on the racetrack for a chance to win a $1,500 diamond?

By Sue Tone August 7, 2019
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Yavapai County residents who appeared at the Aug. 5 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Truth in Taxation Hearing expressed their unhappiness and confusion over the proposed primary property tax increase.

By Sue Tone August 7, 2019
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Plans move forward for new county Criminal Justice Center in Prescott
Jail, courtrooms planned for Prescott Lakes Parkway property

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a new Criminal Justice Center for the Quad Cities – Option 1 of three – after hearing from Facilities and Parks Director Kenny Van Keuren at the Wednesday, Aug. 7, board meeting in Prescott.

By Sue Tone August 7, 2019
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7 in 7: Upcoming events for music, art lovers, men in dresses
Poetry, gardening, and more housing development on calendar

This week’s events listed in “7 in 7” tend toward entertainment across several venues, with the exception of a town council meeting where development plans will be discussed.

By Sue Tone August 6, 2019
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The Prescott Valley Town Council meets this week to consider adopting the final development pad for Phase 1 with 362 lots, in the Jasper Development owned by Arizona Eco Development.

By Sue Tone August 6, 2019
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Thanks to a generous donation from the Jewish Community Foundation, students at Lake Valley Elementary School are having an extra fun time navigating the main hallway.

By Sue Tone August 6, 2019
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will take a look at three options for a new Prescott Criminal Justice Facility Project at its regular meeting, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7.

By Sue Tone August 5, 2019
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Learn what you can do to heal the planet, stop earth’s path to extinction
Talk on transitioning to vegan lifestyle Thursday, Aug. 8

“How Not to Go Extinct” is the subject of an upcoming talk, backed by scientific evidence, on actions individuals can take to mitigate the causes of climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystems collapse and chemical pollution.

By Sue Tone August 4, 2019
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The Prescott Art Docents are looking for people who are interested in promoting appreciation and understanding of art in local schools and the community.

By Sue Tone August 4, 2019
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Carrie Holmes steps into role as Yavapai County’s chief building official
First woman in Yavapai County to fill position; started in construction at age 17

Carrie Holmes’ boss describes her as a person who looks for solutions rather than someone who tries to shut down projects.

By Sue Tone August 3, 2019
Property owner wants to amend development plan
Proposal includes office and retail space, including C-store and car wash

North of Highway 89A, at the intersection of Viewpoint Drive and Pronghorn Ranch Parkway, lies a proposed office and retail space on about 6.7 acres.

By Sue Tone August 3, 2019
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All grade levels see new programs at Humboldt
Offerings include JROTC, art, language and literacy

At nearly every grade level in the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) students are encountering new and exciting programs from early language and literacy for preschoolers to art experiences for all elementary schools and a Junior ROTC program at the high school.

By Sue Tone August 1, 2019
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will begin its Aug. 5 meeting with a Truth in Taxation hearing, a hearing on tax levies and the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

By Sue Tone August 1, 2019

As part of its Back-to-School Day event, the Arizona Downs will be giving away 30 backpacks with school supplies inside for teachers in attendance at the racetrack on Saturday, Aug. 3.

By Aaron Valdez, Sue Tone July 30, 2019
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The horse, a loyal and fiercely dedicated companion — as well as an animal that provides transportation and a working ranch hand — is a valuable resource here in the West.

By Sue Tone July 30, 2019
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Town hires another law firm in litigation over library leaks
Architects claim not at fault; construction claim not at fault

In every major rainstorm since 2010, staff produces buckets to catch water leaking from the roof inside the Prescott Valley Public Library building.

By Sue Tone July 30, 2019
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The many dog owners in the Quad Cities will be happy to note Woof Down Lunch is coming up this weekend on the Yavapai County courthouse plaza.

By Sue Tone July 30, 2019
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Current town staff and former mayor Harvey Skoog heaped praises on former council member Mary Mallory and also on Town Manager Larry Tarkowski, who was recognized for 30 years of service with the Town of Prescott Valley at the July 25 council meeting.

By Sue Tone July 30, 2019
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People who want to know how to prepare for a disaster and plan to join a Community Emergency Response Team may register for an upcoming class in basic training to acquire skills needed in the aftermath of disaster. The free course presents techniques to assist in saving lives and protecting property.

By Sue Tone July 29, 2019
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Dewey-Humboldt government finds stability with town manager
Contentious meetings lessen, staff replaced, all part of confidence in 'new' leadership

Bringing some stability to the Town of Dewey-Humboldt — that’s what Ed Hanks has been working on since he stepped into the interim town manager’s position in January.

By Sue Tone July 25, 2019
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Fandomania is returning to the Prescott Valley Library for its second year.

By Sue Tone July 24, 2019
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Residents will have an opportunity to speak to council members about a request for a zoning map change on Loos Drive for construction of two duplexes during a public hearing portion of the Prescott Valley Town Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the auditorium of the Prescott Valley Public Library.

By Sue Tone July 23, 2019

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