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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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Armed homeowner wards off Cornville burglar

CORNVILLE – A man who heard a burglar rummaging through his cabinets on Saturday, Sept. 17, confronted the suspect with a handgun and ordered him to lie on the floor, but the suspect got away when the homeowner had to leave the room to call police, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Police test stores for underage alcohol sales

Area police conducting a compliance check of 44 convenience and grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 10, by sending in teens to try to buy alcohol, found that nine stores sold to the underage buyers, according to PVPD Cpl. Tony Lawrence.

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3 arrested in failed robbery attempt

CORDES LAKES – Three men were arrested after two suspects in ski masks forced their way into a home in the 20900 block of East Coyote Lane while carrying weapons on Sunday, Sept. 11, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Pickup strikes gas line in Dewey, forces evacuations

DEWEY – A pickup truck struck a gas line Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, shearing it off and forcing some residents to be evacuated, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Man arrested for alleged involvement in screwdriver stabbing attack

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – A family fight on Aug. 20 resulted in one man’s being stabbed with a screwdriver, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Driver stopped for going too slow; deputy finds 3 pounds of pot in car

PRESCOTT – A deputy who pulled over a car for driving 35 in a 75 zone on Interstate 17 on Monday, Aug. 1, found a 17-year-old driver with no license, and seized almost three pounds of marijuana.

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Flash Flood Warning issued for Yavapai County

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Yavapai County until 3:30 p.m.

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Body found on I-17 near Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – A body was found on the shoulder of I-17 northbound near Camp Verde Sunday morning, July 31, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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Rescue-1 helicopter pilot finds stuck driver near Crown King

CROWN KING – A man from Fountain Hills found himself stuck when he tried to drive a rough road in an SUV, and required a lift from the Sheriff’s Rescue-1 helicopter on Tuesday, July 26.