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Bradshaw Mountain High School Class of 2018

The 319 members of Bradshaw Mountain’s Class of 2018 gather for a final photo before their commencement ceremony at the Prescott Valley Event Center Thursday, May 24, 2018.

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Prescott Valley Music Festival starts small, but definitely energetic

As the first night of the inaugural Prescott Valley Music Festival came to an end Saturday, May 19, Doll Skin’s Sydney Dolezal left a small but energetic crowd singing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

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Motivation, time management, supportive friends lead to high school success, Bradshaw top grads say

Earning scholarships for loan-free education helps

Time management more than anything is what four graduating seniors said helped most during their four years at Bradshaw Mountain High School.

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Prescott Valley rejects initial bids for Civic Center roof replacement

Town looking to get closer to $300,000 budget

At 18 years old, the Prescott Valley Civic Center roof has reached the end of its life and is in need of replacement, a job town leaders hope to be able to accomplish early this summer.

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Middle-schoolers enjoy at least one track meet

Each year six elementary schools in the Humboldt Unified School District, plus home-school organizations, come together for an end-of-the-year track and field meet.

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Dewey-Humboldt helicopter training school faces opposition

A plan to operate a helicopter flight-training facility in Dewey-Humboldt has raised some objections among residents, who told a meeting of the Town Council that they don’t want the noise and dust it would bring.

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Chip seal work set for July 1 to Aug. 15 in Prescott Valley

Contract will affect about 45 miles of town’s roads

From Stoneridge to Viewpoint, and throughout the core of Prescott Valley, street work is expected to begin in early July, and continue through mid-August.

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How are teachers spending their 5-day contract extension?

Mostly with professional development, training

At Bradshaw Mountain High School, Principal Kort Miner said the five-day extension to the Humboldt Unified School District’s school calendar will be filled with teachers working on new programs and training, planning with their content teams, checking the master schedule for next year, and cleaning and organizing their classrooms.

Chamber seeks nominations for Community Excellence awards

‘Making a Positive Difference’

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its annual Community Excellence Recognition program where organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to Prescott Valley in fiscal year 2017-18 will be recognized and awarded.

Elementary students to get new language arts books after 12 years

Research, pilot studies, training, field trips to other districts, and a meeting with publishers narrowed the choices for a language arts curriculum for students at Humboldt Unified School District to two: McGraw-Hill’s Ready Wonders for grades K-6, and Pearson’s ReadyGen My Perspectives for grades 9-12.

Police Chief establishing a police advisory board

Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell has announced the formation of a Police Advisory Board to provide yet another avenue for information-sharing between the Police Department and the community it serves.

Prescott Valley in Brief: Franklin Phonetic accepting students

Franklin Phonetic accepting students Franklin Phonetic Primary School is accepting enrollment for the 2018-19 school year.

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AZ ‘Dreamers’ struggle after losing cheaper tuition option

Prescott College offers an alternative

David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona’s lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college.

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National Trails Day in Prescott

Volunteers construct a turn through a rock garden as more than 50 volunteers came out to the Spence Basin trail system to help the Prescott National Forest as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Prescott.

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Doll Skin, Co-Op headline inaugural PV Music Festival May 19-20

Doll Skin, signed by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, and Co-Op, led by Alice Cooper’s son Dash Cooper, are set to headline the inaugural, two-day Prescott Valley Music Festival this weekend.

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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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Warrant issued for Prescott man accused of fraudulently acting as a contractor

Public asked to help in locating him

A warrant for the arrest of Mark Allen Whittington, 60, of Prescott, was issued on Mon., May 14, by the Prescott Justice Court and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

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Police seek suspect in $100,000 Cottonwood Old Town Association fraud

The Cottonwood Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating a fraud suspect believed responsible for embezzling an estimated $100,000 from the Old Town Association.

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'Know Your Limit' program proves successful at PV rodeo

Not one alcohol-related incident reported

As part of a “Know Your Limit” program, the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) Traffic Unit sent officers to a the Mile High Professional Bull Riding Rodeo (PBR) at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday, April 28.

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PVPD Family Violence Unit receives sufficient cellphone contributions

Victims need phones for basic communication

Because of the generosity of the community, the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) Family Violence Unit has been able to provide local victims of domestic violence donated cellphones and phone cards needed for basic communication.

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'Buckle Up' enforcement through June 3

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Prescott Valley Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.

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Fire south of Walker causes limited evacuations

One structure burned

A wildfire that started just south of Walker Wednesday morning, May 16, led to the evacuation of residents located off of Bluff Road east of Poachers Way.

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YCSO seeking whereabouts of teen/probationer

Guardians concerned for her safety

A 16-year-old girl named Rylee Krueger is being sought by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO). She reportedly ran away from her home in the 3000 block of Highway 89 in Prescott sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, according to a YCSO news release.

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Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019; Wagering could start in July

Horse Racing

The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group during its May 10 meeting, paving the way for horse racing in 2019.

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Voters overwhelmingly approve county jail tax

One-quarter percent tax extended for 20 years

An overwhelming 76 percent of Yavapai County voters agree: The jail tax should go on as it has for nearly two decades.