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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 Arizona…It’s the Law! Enforcement Campaign

Arizona occupant protection enforcement program Monday, May 21 through Sunday, 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.

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Agua Fria River easement donated to Central Arizona Land Trust for preservation

Dewey-Humboldt resident offers 20 acres; no development allowed on property

It was 21 years ago that Garry and Denise Rogers purchased about 16 acres near the Agua Fria River in Dewey-Humboldt.

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PV Days Parade fun, enjoyable to spectators

Joe Weightman comes in first for inaugural Bear Dash 5k run

Nobody had to go over the rainbow to enjoy a parade, all it took was picking a spot on Florentine Road in Prescott Valley to enjoy the annual Prescott Valley Days Parade.

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Art students receive scholarship money

Four Bradshaw Mountain High School art students learned of their scholarship awards at the Prescott Center for the Arts awards ceremony April 29.

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Are you ready to rock?

30 bands take the stage this weekend in Prescott Valley’s Music Festival

For two days, on two stages, the Prescott Valley Music Festival will rock the town Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 at the Theater on the Green, Civic Center Stage, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

AG: CAFMA is legal entity, does not disenfranchise voters

State representatives get answers to most questions

The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) is a legal entity under Arizona law, according to a recent opinion released by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

PVPD Chief Bryan Jarrell encourages citizens to use Nixle and CodeRED

A means of staying up to date during emergency situations

In light of the recent wildland fire near the Viewpoint Development in Prescott Valley, and instances of miscommunication, Prescott Valley Police Department Chief Bryan Jarrell encourages all citizens to sign up for Nixle and CodeRED alert systems.

Prescott Valley in Briefly: Library book clubs meet this month

Library book clubs meet this month Prescott Valley Public Library hosts two book clubs each month.

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Wildland fire along Fain Road claims 54 acres

Wind-driven fire chars grasslands; no structures damaged

A wildland fire along Fain Road in Prescott Valley charred about 54 acres of grassland before being declared contained around 1 p.m., Monday, May 14.

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Wildland fire along Fain Road contained

Wind-driven fire chars 54 acres of grassland; no structures damaged

A wildland fire along Fain Road in Prescott Valley was declared contained as of 1 p.m., Monday, May 14. The wind-driven blaze charred about 25 acres of grassland south of Fain Road before crews were able to stop its progression.

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Medical marijuana protection legislation comes up short

Arizona’s more than 162,000 medical marijuana users are not going to get any state protection from being sold drugs that are tainted with pesticides or mold, at least not for the time being.

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The Morning After: Human-caused Viewpoint Fire 100 percent contained, investigation continues

Viewpoint residents share gratitude for first-responder efforts

While more than 140 firefighters continue to make progress on containing a Viewpoint Fire that forced the evacuation of two communities in Prescott Valley, some residents returned Saturday morning only to find heartbreak.

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Arizona Supreme Court to hear arguments on Snowbowl effluent case

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Hopi tribe can try to block the use of treated effluent to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks.

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Gov. Ducey pushing school safety bill, despite party opposition

Undeterred by opposition from his own party, Gov. Doug Ducey is determined to make another bid this coming year to let parents and school officials ask judges to take guns away from people who are a danger to themselves or others -- assuming he’s still governor.

AZ charter school asks parents to subsidize teacher pay

Years before the demands for higher teacher pay led to a school walkout in Arizona, one of the state’s high-profile charter schools found a way to subsidized teachers’ income: push parents to pay.

Arizona in Briefly: Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado River’s peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

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