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Electric cars becoming common, but charging stations in northern Arizona still lacking

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular all the time, with a federal tax credit of around $7,500 for buying one, and several states offering additional credits and perks.

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Long-er lines at Sam’s Club on Saturday

The view from Comfort Suites looking south, a line at the Sam’s Club in Prescott Valley, 5757 E. Highway 69, stretches out toward Chipotle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.

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Business owner Mark Van Deusen ready to set sail

It’s not than common anymore for a business to be owned by one man for decades, but Quality Collision in Prescott Valley was, until October 2017, when Mark Van Deusen decided to call it quits and sold the business.

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Second Women’s March on Prescott is Jan. 20

Prescott women tired of being discounted, disregarded, overlooked

On the cusp of the second Women’s March, one wonders who, and how many, will appear at the Yavapai County Courthouse in downtown Prescott on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Governor’s budget plan focuses new cash on schools

Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a $10.1 billion spending plan for the next budget year built on projections of more consumer spending, Arizonans buying more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe, auditors the governor previously laid off.

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Deal-seekers wait hours to get into Sam’s Club

The line to get into the Sam’s Club store was especially long Friday, Jan. 12, one day after parent-company Walmart announced the Prescott Valley location is among the 63 nationwide that will close Jan. 26.

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Sam’s Club in PV to shut its doors Jan. 26

Store one of 63 closing, or being modified into online distribution centers

The Sam’s Club store in Prescott Valley will join three other Arizona stores in shutting its doors on Jan. 26, a company spokeswoman said Thursday, Jan. 11.

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Police arrest 3 on shoplifting, drug charges in Prescott Valley

New merchandise from Walmart, 2 Home Depot stores found in vehicle

Prescott Valley Police Department officers were able to bust a group of serial shoplifters soon after being notified of a shoplifting in progress at the Walmart Supercenter in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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Yavapai Downs sells for $3.22M; horse racing likely by 2019

The deal closed Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2018, with JACOR Partners from Phoenix and Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen signing papers to purchase Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley, Arizona, for $3.22 million out of federal bankruptcy court.

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Prescott Valley Sam’s Club to shut its doors Jan. 26, town confirms

Amid news media reports of Sam’s Club closures around the U.S. Thursday, Jan. 11, came word the Prescott Valley location was on the list as well.

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Pile burning underway in Prescott area; 10 more acres added

Bradshaw Ranger District fire managers continued their fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin this week; the burns are expected to go through Friday, Jan. 12, weather conditions permitting.

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No more left turns on Glassford Hill Road?

Traffic study shows more than 27,000 drivers per day on some parts

The draft traffic study of the Glassford Hill Road corridor is hefty — 150 pages, to be exact, said Norm Davis, Prescott Valley Public Works director.

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101-year-old dies after being run over in parking lot

No charges have been filed so far in the case

Esther Dorsch, a 101-year-old woman who was run over in the Fry’s Food and Drug parking lot in Prescott Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 3, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, in a Phoenix area hospital.

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Flood damage prevention is 1st county ordinance for 2018

Changes mostly in definitions, structure

In the first meeting of the year, Jan. 3, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its first 2018 ordinance, the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, which updates the previous 2010 ordinance.

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Circle L Ranch moo-ves rescue livestock to new paddocks

Some animals successfully adopted or transferred

It took the Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Livestock Division 10 weeks to complete the move from its previous location on Guinevere Drive in Prescott Valley to an abutting property at 7680 Coyote Springs Road.

Viewpoint North discussion postponed; developers looking at ‘all options’

Microbreweries, open space move forward

Citing a need to consider other options, the developers of Viewpoint North asked the Prescott Valley Planning and Zoning Commission to defer discussion on modifications to offsite improvements to another date.

Corrridor Calendar: Week of Jan. 9, 2018

The General Meeting for Cordes Lakes Community Association is Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Bring your suggestions for events for the coming year. Reorganization has started and your input is welcomed.

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Prescott Valley in Brief: Coffee Chat today with County Supervisor Smith and Police Chief Jarrell

Coffee Chat today with County Supervisor Smith and Police Chief Jarrell Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith will serve as the host for a monthly Coffee Chat from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Step One Coffee House, 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley.

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Bank theft suspect applies for job with police, arrested at interview

On Jan. 4, Phoenix resident Alberto Saavedra Lopez was arrested for felony theft after he arrived at Cottonwood Police Department for a job interview.

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Polar Bear Splash gets warm reception

As event announcer Jean Lupa put it, this year’s Polar Bear Splash was more like a “Southern Splash” given the unseasonably warm weather the Prescott area has been experiencing this cold season.

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Legislative session opens Monday; education taking center stage

Gov. Doug Ducey kicks off the legislative session Monday with a call for more education funding — but not with the tax hikes that some say are necessary to provide truly adequate funding for schools.

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How does a bill really become law?

So you think you know how a bill becomes law? Well, it isn’t exactly the process from the Schoolhouse Rock song, “I’m just a bill on Capitol Hill.”

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Burro’s shooting death prompts investigation, outrage

The New Year’s Eve shooting death of a young burro has ignited a firestorm on social media.

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Stolen military explosives found buried in Pine, Arizona

Construction crews digging in Pine, Arizona this fall uncovered a large stash of stolen military explosives and the government says it needs the public's help figuring out who buried it.

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