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People & Places: Handed a miracle

Local sport shooter, air force enlistee comes back from hand injury

Back in October, Prescott Valley resident Colton Underwood said he and his father were deer hunting near Jerome when he sliced open his final two fingers on his right hand.

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People & Places: PV teen plants flags along Highway 69

She’s been helping veterans since 2013

It was four years ago, in the day leading up to Pearl Harbor Days 2013 when Prescott Valley resident Kassy Holme’s neighbors asked if she wanted help plant flags across town for the VFW Post 10227.

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Changing course to help children

Humboldt teacher found her passion by accident

Back when she ran a camp for special needs children as the physical education director, Humboldt Elementary School Resource Teacher Deb Galliers said she loved it so much that when she went back to college, she changed her major.

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People & Places: Local Girl Scout receives Gold Award

Making a difference motivated her to earn the top honor

About 13 years ago, Prescott Valley resident Ellie Bowen said she saw that her mother was a leader in the Girl Scouts and that her sister had done it, making her want to join in.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Elizabeth

Elizabeth Nolasco earned the Mountain View Elementary School Outstanding Student Award.

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People & Places: Prescott Valley School plans expansion

New building planned for fall 2018

When Prescott Valley School’s administration team started evaluating data and doing strategic planning for the coming years, it was noticed that high school enrollment was declining and the elementary population was growing exponentially, said Chief Operations Officer Monika Fuller.

PV puts on Eggstravaganza

Families, community come together

Ever since Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation put on the first Eggstravaganza and Family Arts Festival 14 years ago, one of the strategies was to keep families together for family purposes, said Parks & Recreation Director Brian Witty.

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People & Places: Teacher instills a love of learning

HUSD honors Liberty Traditional School’s Zalfini

Prior to teaching, Liberty Traditional School fourth-grade teacher Albert Zalfini said he was working in real estate and decided to go back to college and get a degree after the market crashed in 2009.

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Prescott Valley Performing Arts plans to built 170-seat theater

Building planned for entertainment district

In 2004, Prescott Valley Performing Arts started as a 501c3 and began having performances at different locations, said Executive Director Clyde Neville in a presentation to the Prescott Valley Town Council on Thursday, March 23.

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PV community rallies to encourage children to read

Mountain View participates in Read Across America Day

About nine years ago, Mountain View Elementary third-grade teacher Allison McElwee took over as the chairperson for Read Across America Committee and she said she’s made it a priority to try and get more community members involved in the annual Read Across America Day.

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Cooking with Diane: Cabbage Burgers

Cabbage burgers are a popular midwestern dish brought over by German immigrants (my ancestors). They are very tasty, and are great with potato or pasta salads.

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Cordes Lakes Community Center playground goes up

Many thanks to Steve Wisecarver of Micon Construction for the donation AND installation of the new playground equipment at the Community Center.

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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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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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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: 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.

Big Bug News briefs, Feb. 1, 2017

Big Bug News briefs for Feb. 1, 2017.

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Murder suspect extradited from California, now in Camp Verde jail

Francis Claude Klettke, accused in the Oct. 26 murder of his father at a campground near Camp Verde, was extradited to Arizona on Nov. 9 after being arrested in Alameda County, California.

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