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40th annual Home & Garden show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20

The 40th Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show will get underway this weekend at the Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 North Main St.

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Ask the Contractor: Home and Garden Show set for this weekend in Prescott Valley

The 40th annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show is finally here!

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HUSD Student of the Week: Daniela

We are pleased to recognize Daniela Salmeron-Vega from Granville Elementary as the HUSD Student of the Week.

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Agua Fria River easement donated to Central Arizona Land Trust for preservation

Dewey-Humboldt resident offers 20 acres; no development allowed on property

It was 21 years ago that Garry and Denise Rogers purchased about 16 acres near the Agua Fria River in Dewey-Humboldt.

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People & Places: Marshmallow fling, planetarium, electric vehicles, all part of science festival

Embry-Riddle hosts science, math students April 21

Twelve students from the Prescott Valley School STEM Club (science, technology, engineering, math) attended the Arizona SciTech Fest at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University April 21.

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People & Places: Pregnant woman unable to lift sick dog and drive to vet

PVPD animal control officer goes above and beyond to help

Amelia Lundgren found herself in a quandry April 18.

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‘Wizard of Oz’ theme for PV Days this weekend

5K Run, Beer and Margarita Garden, Folkloric dancers, fire shows May 10-13

Prescott Valley Days celebrates the community with a plethora of events beginning Thursday, May 10, when the Sun Valley Rides Carnival opens in the Entertainment District, and continuing until about 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, when the Carnival closes.

First book in trilogy gives insight into no-budget middle-school classroom

Local author speaks on education, debut novel, Saturday

What happens in a public middle school public school where the 60-year-old rookie teacher faces a classroom with no budget, no books, no supplies?

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HUSD Student of the Week: Hope

Congratulations to Hope from Coyote Springs for being recognized as the Humboldt Unified School District Student of the Week.

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Ask the Contractor: ‘Instant hot water’ saves water and money

Gosh, my heart is so proud, and our organization is so honored for the readers and supporters of our column.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Kinsley

Kinsley is a preschooler at Bright Futures Preschool.

Corridor calendar: Week of May 2, 2018

Cinco de Mayo for May 5 is being planned for the Cordes Lakes Center.

Track member, exceptional scholar earns Student of Month

Bradshaw Mountain High School senior Jacquelyn Bassford was selected as the April 2018 Student of the Month.

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Ask the Contractor: New technology, methods help conserve water

Now that low-flow toilets, showerheads and faucets have gone mainstream, one might expect that home water usage would decline each year.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Eva

Congratulations to Eva Perez the HUSD Student of the Week from Mountain View Elementary!

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Trees bring fruit to Coyote Springs’ students

Grant provides for 45 trees planted on campus

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s grant to Coyote Springs Elementary School is the start to an orchard with 45 various fruit and nut trees.

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$25 cash awarded to two middle school students by Lions Club

The Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Club recognized its April students of the month at their meeting April 18.

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Ask the Contractor: Window condensation a sign of indoor humidity

Why are our windows forming condensation, most always in the bathroom? Lucy and Paul, Prescott

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HUSD Teacher of the Month: Ms. Russell

I am very proud to present the HUSD VIP award for our Teacher of the Month for April to Jantina Russell.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Nick

Lake Valley Elementary has selected sixth-grade student, Nick Carbajal, as the HUSD Student of the Week.

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Ask the Contractor: Paint the fifth wall — the ceiling — for impact

The ceiling represents one-sixth of the space in a room

In all of the years that I’ve been writing ‘Ask the Contractor’ and answering questions from our community, never have I received a question about painting ceilings.

Corridor Calendar: Week of April 13, 2018

Priceless Prom Project is open on April 10, 16 and 20. Hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 122 N. Cortez St., third floor.

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Strategies for raising ‘little wounded people’

Subject of workshop on substance-exposed children

Whether in utero or through the environment, babies and children exposed to substances may exhibit challenging behavior and thought processes for the rest of their lives. Drugs — legal or illegal — can affect impulse control, moods, ability to soothe oneself, organization, memory, social cues, and how to process and express feelings.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Jackson

Jackson, the Student of the Week, is a kind and respectful third grader who loves to help his teacher and tutor other students.

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Substitute teacher brings speech contest to high school

Speaking in front of group a valuable skill to have

Robert Shegog, substitute teacher for the Humboldt Unified School District, noticed the high school offered no basic speech classes.