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PV boy wins third consecutive county spelling bee

Prescott Valley boy spells ‘euthanasia’ to win competition in 42 rounds

Prescott Valley’s Tanner Dodt is becoming a bit predictable.

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Prescott Valley changes police building plans

Instead of second floor, officials choose a new addition

When interviewing architects for their plans on expanding the Prescott Valley Police Department building last year, one of the things the department liked about the chosen company, Stroh Architecture, Inc, was they brought different options that hadn’t been thought of before, said PVPD Chief Bryan Jarrell, stating those options made good sense when they did think about them.

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PV targets underage drinking

Town’s police to set up breath tests outside popular bars

In the past, Barefoot Bob’s Billiards Manager Hayley Vanzant said she’s worked at bars where the police have performed sting operations, but has never had such a thing happen at Barefoot Bob’s.

State may limit police’s right to seize property

State lawmakers are moving to limit the power of police and prosecutors to take away property they say is involved in criminal activity without actually having to first convict the owner of any crime.

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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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Prescott Valley in Brief: Week of Feb. 22

Doing historical research Parker Anderson, author of local history books, will detail the methods of historical research at the monthly Professional Writers of Prescott meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 ....

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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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Library receives $2,000 Community Reads grant

PV residents invited to join in, learn about the Hotshots

In January, the Prescott Valley Public Library was awarded $2,000 for a Community Reads Grant through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records for a community reads series where the library encourages community members to read the same book.

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Prescott Valley Police report, Feb. 22, 2017

The Prescott Valley Police Department has provided this accounting of police calls from Feb. 13 through Feb. 17.

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PV may give up a public access channel

Town officials say many other options exist

About every decade or so, the Town of Prescott Valley has an agreement it renews with CableOne to operate within the town, letting the company use the town right-of-ways and work within the town to provide their services, said Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy, noting that about 10 years ago, the town decided to split off the public access portion of its programming to a separate channel, channel 65.

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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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PV boy tries to ‘three-peat’ at county spelling bee

38 school spelling bee winners battle for county spelling supremacy

Two years ago, Tanner Dodt of Prescott Valley won his first Yavapai County Spelling Bee.

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No refugees in Prescott area; local group tries to help

No matter that Prescott calls itself Everybody’s Hometown, it isn’t. Not for refugees, anyway.

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Hotshots artwork on display this month

Offers a ‘glimpse of Hotshots’ lives’

The iconic photo of Granite Mountain Hotshots smiling broadly while in pyramid formation in front of an ancient juniper tree got special treatment recently from a local artist.

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Dog recovering after being dragged behind car

Maltese/Chihuahua mix owes recovery to generosity of others

Steve Adams’ devoted companion for the past five years – some of which have been fraught with struggle and strife – is none other than a rescue Maltese/Chihuahua he named “Glory.”

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Emergency care for pets limited to solo 24-hour facilities

The nature of emergency injuries and accidents is they never happen at a convenient time or when money is no object.

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Moviegoers have reservations about theater safety

Are we any safer now?

It’s been nearly five years since a gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience of a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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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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Raindrops keep falling on PV Library's books

The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down, right into the Prescott Valley Public Library. Resident David Conray said the library is like a sieve when it rains.

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Highway 69 Republicans Club decides to disband

President says fewer people are attending meetings

It was 2003, a time when there were no conservative clubs in Yavapai County when Yavapai County District Two Supervisor and Club President Tom Thurman wondered why there weren’t any such clubs in the area.

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PV Council updates its animal ordinances

Changes in state law forces periodical review

Every once in a while, the state of Arizona tweaks its statutes regarding animals, said Prescott Valley Town Attorney Ivan Legler, noting that Paralegal Carol Cornell spent time going through the statutes to make sure the town was in compliance and met with the prosecutor to make sure the code is in line with what is happening in terms of the town’s enforcement process.