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Raptors visit Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Homeowners Association hosted the Chino Valley Raptors at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Cordes Lakes Community Center gets sweet

Taco Tuesday is usually a busy time at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, but when you add the sweetheart backdrop so Valentine’s Day pictures can be made, and a special Bingo game for the large box of chocolates, many sweethearts attend.

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Meals on Wheels Valentine’s Day Lunch

There is always a friendly group with lots of prizes and raffles at the Mayer Area Meals On Wheels luncheons, but for Valentine’s Day they try harder.

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Hogs and dogs hang out in Mayer

Yavapai County Humane Society brought three dogs ready for adoption to the Mayer Harley Davidson shop.

Big Bug News in Brief

Special events Produce will be available at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive on Feb. 23. Sign-up starts at 7 a.m. and the DOORS CLOSE at 9 a.m. ....

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Student of the Week: Ellie Krafft

Ellie Krafft is one of those students at Liberty Traditional School who does not draw attention to herself.

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PV couple are new to running things, but have 30 years experience

People & Places - Taking chances: Starting a business

As a union journeyman for more than 30 years, Bill Srock said he is certified in heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing and gas piping. In January, he and his wife Patty opened Wolverine Home & Property Inspections, LLC.

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Cooking with Diane: Potato Onion Bake

If you are tired of mashed, baked or fried potatoes, this potato dish is for you. It is easy to make and very delicious. Goes well with any type of meat.

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Ask the Contractor: Rural businesses, including farms, can get grants

I am sure you are talking about the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

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Child of the week: Carlos

When the ground hog saw its shadow early this month, 12-year-old Carlos said he was disappointed.

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People & Places: Police work a lot more fun with a friend

New officer adapts to life in the K-9 Unit

Having grown up around animals, with his father training horses and his mother always having dogs, it was during his tenure in the navy when he read an article about service dogs in the military that sparked an interest in working the Prescott Valley Police Department K-9 unit, said officer Matt Williams who was recently partnered with a dog named Turco.

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Cooking with Diane: Huckleberry-Cheese Oatmeal Bars

My sister-in-law in Washington sent me some huckleberry jam, so I decided to use some of it in this recipe. Everyone in your family will love this dessert, as you can use your own choice of jams.

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Ask the contractor: Keep your trash covered in transport or pay fine

First of all, welcome to Prescott. The team at the Prescott Transfer Station are great employees of the city and good stewards at keeping Prescott clean.

Ask the Contractor: Deadline for REAP grants is March 31

We own a home in rural Yavapai County and were told by a solar company that approached, there is grant money available for energy items. Do you know anything about this?

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People & Places: Adding woodwork to the kitchen

PV business continues to thrive making cabinets from scratch

Bob Myers has spent his entire life working on cabinets and in May of this year, it will be 23 years since he opened Northern Arizona Woodworking with business partner Tom Welle, he said.

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HUSD Student of the week, Feb. 8, 2017

Brandon Amaya, a fifth-grade student at Coyote Elementary School, has grown so much in such a short amount of time.

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Chamber focus: Totally Floored

Dan and Julie Hussey, owners of Totally Floored received their Chamber plaque from CEO Marnie Uhl celebrating their one-year anniversary of membership with the Prescott Valley Chamber.

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Cooking with Diane: Valentine’s Scones

These scones are a fun Valentine treat to do with your kids or grandkids.

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Change orders just as important as the contract

Not a week goes by that someone calls in with an “after the fact” problem.

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People & Places: Library plans Grand Canyon program

Geological history bigger than humanity

As a geologist who has been involved with the Grand Canyon for 41 years, Wayne Ranney said he came to Arizona on a two-week vacation in 1975 and never left.

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HUSD Student of the week, Feb. 1, 2017

Chase Jacobs is Coyote Springs Elementary School’s Student of the Week.

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Cooking with Diane: Spinach-Bacon Pasta Salad

This is a delicious dish as an accompaniment for any meal, and is great for any season of the year.

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Ask the Contractor: Be careful what you put in garbage disposals

I learned the hard way about what to not put down a disposal and most of the time the “hard way” comes in the middle of a Thanksgiving dinner or major celebration gathering.

Big Bug News briefs, Feb. 1, 2017

Big Bug News briefs for Feb. 1, 2017.

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Good places to go canyoneering

Some canyons are so narrow, you can barely squeeze through some sections, such as in Buckskin Gulch just over the state line in Utah.