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Flash flood warning issued for Yavapai County until 11:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued the following flash flood warning for Yavapai County until 11:15 p.m.

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Flooding forces evacuation of mobile home parks in Mayer

Creek flooding from a monsoon storm forced the evacuation of trailer parks in a central Arizona community which was the site of a major wildfire several weeks ago.

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Water, water everywhere: Rain closes Fain Lake, floods Diamond Valley and Mayer

Rain fell fast and furious in the Prescott area Wednesday. The National Weather Service recorded 0.66 inches of rain at the Prescott airport between 11:40 a.m. and 1:53 p.m.

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D-H council divided over manager issues

Opinions on interim manager, recruiters differ

Following the resignation of Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council was divided and unable to make a decision regarding an interim town manager as well as whether or not to negotiate a contract with a recruiting firm or qualified individual to search for a permanent town manager at its special meeting on Tuesday, July 11.

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Council approves DOJ grant application

Would create unit to address special concerns

The Prescott Valley Town Council unanimously approved the submittal of an application for a United States Department of Justice grant at its meeting on Thursday, July 13.

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D-H Council discusses road policy

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council started the process of looking at the town’s road policy at a Town Council Special Session on Tuesday, July 11.

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Providing books to the homebound

PV Library revamps its delivery service for homebound patrons

Though Good Samaritan’s independent living facility in Prescott Valley has a small library in its dining room, Jane Barks said she’d pretty much exhausted the type of book she likes to read.

Prescott Valley Police report

The Prescott Valley Police Department has provided this accounting of police calls from July 10-17.

Virtual training simulator finds home at middle school

No fiscal impact on the town

The Prescott Valley Town Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Humboldt Unified School District providing a place at Glassford Hill Middle School for a virtual training simulator at its meeting on Thursday, July 13.

Prescott Valley in Brief: Week of July 19, 2017

Prescott Valley in Brief: Week of July 19, 2017

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Voucher foes using paid circulators

Opponents don’t want tax dollars going to private, religious schools

Foes of taxpayer-funded school vouchers are now using paid circulators to boost the chances that voters get the last word on the legislatively approved expansion of the program.

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Vaping down among youth nationally, up in Tri-Cities

Anti-tobacco groups believe regulation is key to tobacco cessation for teens

The use of electronic cigarettes has declined nationally among youth for the first time since the federal government started tracking it in 2011.

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Need2Know: 3 developments in PV’s Crossroads; best pie in Arizona?

Three new projects in Prescott Valley’s Crossroads shopping center are in various stages of development.

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Opioid antidote carries its own risks to first responders

It has been well established that opioids, whether in prescription form, such as hydrocodone, or illegal form, like heroin, have been responsible for an increasing number of overdose deaths.

Victim in fatal Mayer crash identified

The Brooklyn Fire, burning northeast Black Canyon City, has charred 32,800 acres and is 85 percent contained, while the smaller Bull and Cedar Fires are at 76 and 95 percent containment respectively, said Dolores Garcia, spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management.

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How would you do? Library holds survival workshop

When it comes to surviving out in the Arizona wilderness, water is one of the three most important things to have due to the extreme aridity in the state, said Prescott Valley Public Library Assistant Library Director Ted Johnson.

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Crunch time for PV Library film festival

Entries in PV library film festival vary

At the beginning of the summer, it felt like there was so much time until the Prescott Valley Public Library’s first-ever Teen Short Film Festival, but as June rolled into July, the film festival drew ever closer, said Teen Librarian Coleen Bornschlegel, noting that the deadline for submissions is Friday, July 14, and the festival itself is on Tuesday, July 18.

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Prescott Valley in Brief: Week of July 12, 2017

Birdhouse Puppet Theatre presents “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

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Prescott Valley teen runs again for water

Goes from Show Low to Cibecue

No sooner did Prescott Valley teenager and Hopi Tribal member Riley Ortega come back from South Dakota, having participated in the Sacred Hoop 500-mile run following his 1,400-mile Perseverance for Preservation run from Flagstaff to Cannonball, North Dakota, did he decide to run 42 miles from Show Low to Cibecue on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.

Verified response doesn’t work, group says

Alarm Association to council: Police proposal would be dangerous

The Prescott Valley Police Department’s proposal to the Town Council to institute a verified response protocol would change the town’s alarm ordinance to one that is unpopular and dangerous, wrote Arizona Alarm Association President Julia Young in a letter to the council.

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Get your Route 66 kicks at PV Library

Hip Historian Marshall Shore shares history of the Mother Road

It’s known as the Mother Road and the highway on which Chuck Berry told everyone to get their kicks. It’s route 66 and Arizona’s Hip Historian, Marshall Shore, will be presenting a lecture on the route’s history at the Prescott Valley Public Library on Friday, July 14.

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Prescott Valley Police report: July 12, 2017

The Prescott Valley Police Department has provided this accounting of police calls from July 3-9. Prescott Valley Police do not report cases that are considered active investigations, so this is not a complete report. (Calls listed at Civic Circle are usually reports filed at the police department offices).

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Local newspaper family donation supports mission of Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott

Center specializes in memory care

The love affair between Dick Kersh, 88, and his wife Marlaine, 87, started when they were just young teenagers growing up in Michigan, their early affections turning into 67 years of marital devotion.

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Monsoon season starts with a boom

Sunday storm leaves an impression on Prescott Valley folks

Mother Nature presented her own July pyrotechnic show on Sunday night, complete with rocking thunder, hail, and lightning bolts bright enough to illuminate the night sky.

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Brooklyn Fire spreads to 35,000 acres by Sunday morning

The Brooklyn Fire near Black Canyon City grew to more than 35,000 acres by morning on Sunday, July 9, 2017, but has not caused any significant closures so far.