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ADOT considers raised median, signal on Highway 69 along Truwood-Enterprise corridor in Prescott Valley

To improve safety, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials are considering whether to install a raised median, a traffic signal and a future green-T intersection along a 2-mile stretch of Highway 69, from Truwood Drive to Enterprise Parkway in Prescott Valley.

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Lucy Dee’s BBQ restaurant opens on Sheldon Street

Lisa and Zip Lucidi of Prescott spruce up former Cattleman’s property

When Lisa and Zip Lucidi moved to Prescott a few years ago, they hadn’t planned on starting another restaurant.

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Need2Know: Coppertop Alehouse gets extended liquor license for sidewalk patio on South Montezuma

Sets new precedent for downtown restaurants, pubs, shops on Prescott’s south side

To a degree, Coppertop Alehouse owner Scott Whitney fought the law, and he won.

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Local leaders push state agencies’ directors for help growing rural economies

Discussion at Yavapai College reveals continued need for higher-paying jobs

To begin a roundtable discussion with local leaders and state agencies’ directors during an Arizona Economic Development Tour Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Yavapai College, Department of Administration Director Andy Tobin said Gov. Doug Ducey is ready to listen to rural communities’ needs.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain football hopes to build on successes of 2018 campaign

Prep Football

Is Bradshaw Mountain’s football team ready for an encore in 2019?

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The Sushi Man: Chef Ken Homan brings his own twist on Japanese cuisine to Prescott

Before serving any plate of sushi at his modest Prescott restaurant, Chef Ken Homan must taste test the fish.

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Need Viable Housing? Quad-city area community leaders say public, private, nonprofit cooperation key

So, you recently graduated from high school and you want to stay here to live and work in the Quad Cities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley or Dewey-Humboldt?

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Prescott Valley wants peddlers in town to be licensed

Violators of ordinance can face legal troubles, including arrest

In June, as summer approached, Prescott Valley police reported they had cited and released two peddlers for wandering around the Quailwood and StoneRidge subdivisions without the town’s permission.

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Peddlers in Prescott also face strict rules

Much like Prescott Valley, Prescott requires peddlers to carry a license if they want to conduct business within city limits.

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Klotzbach retires after 39 years as owner of Heiji’s Foreign Car Repair on Sheldon Street

For most of his life, Heiji Klotzbach has considered two sundrenched places home.

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Need2Know: Frosty’s Pop Shop & Virtual Reality Gaming opens; Willow Creek Restaurant repainted; Carmella’s takes former El Charro location; new Anytime Fitness

Every once and a while, a small business pops up that has you thinking, “Wow, that’s different!”

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People on the Street: Remembering the moon landing

Q: Where were you, or do you remember when Apollo 11 landed on the moon 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969? How did you feel?

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Off-track betting issue still murky: Arizona Downs official hopes for ‘even playing field’

Two days before Arizona Downs resumes its inaugural horse racing season, track general manager Ann McGovern said Wednesday, July 17, that she is thankful Turf Paradise in Phoenix has backed away from suing the state over a new law opening off-track betting signals to all Arizona racetracks.

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Trading spaces: Stepping Stones, Armadilla Wax Works, $6 Deals to exchange locations in Prescott Valley

It is uncommon for a nonprofit and a small business in the same town to swap the buildings where they sell their merchandise.

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Need2Know: Ocean Blue Car Washes expands, Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant moves, new Prescott Creamery & Soda Shop

You could say that Prescott Valley and Prescott will soon be awash in Ocean Blue Car Washes.

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A ride for the ages: Prescott’s Chris Seistrup wins grueling Tour Divide

Mountain Biking

There’s something special in Chris Seistrup’s blood.

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Top 8 tips for National Cellphone Courtesy Month

Cellphone do's and don'ts

Have you been on summer vacation with family, let’s say walking along the rim of the Grand Canyon, and briefly thought about soaking in the views without grabbing your cellphone to snap photos or a video?

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Tanner Green wins all-around buckle for 1st time at ‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’

Texas team roper, tie-down roper’s performance in slack keys victory

Tanner Green of Cotulla, Texas, captured his first all-around buckle at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo on a breezy, partly cloudy Sunday, July 7, after claiming $1,953 in team roping and tie-down roping.

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Behind the Chutes: ‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’ tour provides history lesson for all involved

The Behind the Chutes Tour at Prescott Frontier Days July 1 offered a glimpse into the 132-year history of the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” while showcasing the intricacies of the Rodeo Grounds.

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Ride of his life: 17-year-old J.C. Mortensen makes his World’s Oldest Rodeo debut

World's Oldest Rodeo

Seventeen-year-old pro bull rider J.C. Mortensen of Paulden is so easygoing that it’s hard to tell when he’s nervous.

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For the Love of Roping

2019 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo

Header Nate Singletary of Surprise and heeler Tom Bill Johnson of nearby Kirkland have team roped professionally for more than 20 years. But they’re not in it for the money.

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Arizona Downs reverses course, will reopen track thanks to new investor

Horseracing to resume July 20, 21 at venue in Prescott Valley

In a stunning reversal, Arizona Downs in Prescott Valley announced Monday that it would reopen its racetrack for thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing the weekend of July 20 and 21, a little more than a week after track ownership said it would close for the rest of 2019 because of financial woes.

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‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’ begins Monday night in Prescott

8 performances scheduled over the next 7 days

Opening night of the 2019 Prescott Frontier Days “World’s Oldest Rodeo” is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight.

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Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins makes much-anticipated debut in PV

The wait for the sweet stuff, at long last, is over.

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Chino Valley woman hospitalized after being shot Tuesday, police report

A 32-year-old woman is in stable condition after being flown to Flagstaff Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her torso on Tuesday, June 25, Chino Valley police report.

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Paulden man arrested in Highway 89 crash that killed 2 teens in March, CVPD says

A Paulden man has been arrested in connection with a head-on traffic collision March 18 that resulted in the deaths of two Chino Valley High School students, the Chino Valley Police Department reports.

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Prescott man said he lost his way on hike before rescue crews found him

Now safe, Saville, 64, was by himself for 18 days

If John Saville weren’t an experienced hiker, it is possible that the 64-year-old would have died after spending 18 days alone and lost in the wilderness 60 miles west of Prescott.

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Counseling forum related to teen’s shooting death scheduled for tonight at Chino Valley High School

A community forum involving professional counseling for individuals impacted by the June 16 shooting death of 16-year-old Aneesa Williams will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Chino Valley High School cafeteria, 760 E. Center St.

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Update: Missing Prescott man found safe, in good condition

Diligent work by ground crews and a Rescue 1 helicopter team on Tuesday, June 25, helped Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputies find a 64-year-old Prescott man who had been missing for several days.

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Gun used to kill Chino Valley girl was stolen weapon

40 guns taken from burned home

Chino Valley police on Monday, June 24, charged the suspect in the shooting death of 16-year-old Aneesa Williams with possession of a stolen handgun.

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Livernois sentenced to nearly 8 years for meth, fentanyl possession for sale

Chino Valley man, 42, headed to prison after short delay

A 42-year-old Chino Valley man whom Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) caught with both methamphetamine and suspected “mimic pills” containing fentanyl in 2018, was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison Monday, June 24, at Yavapai County Superior Court.

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Missing Prescott man’s pickup found at remote ranch; search for him continues

A search unit from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) located the pickup truck of a 64-year-old Prescott man on June 23, three days after he was reported missing.

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Update: DPS identifies Chino Valley man who died in head-on collision near Paulden

Austin Joel Obermeyer, a 21-year-old Chino Valley man, died after a head-on collision on Highway 89 north of Paulden on Saturday, June 22, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported Monday morning.

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Prescott Golf Club hires OB Sports to manage complex near Dewey

2nd management change in past 6 months for 18-hole golf course

For the second time in six months, Prescott Golf Club is under new management in hopes of refurbishing the 48-year-old course and its amenities for members and the public.

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Prescott man, 64, missing after heading out for long hike, YCSO reports

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputies are looking for a 64-year-old Prescott man who went missing this month after telling a friend that he intended to go on a long hike northwest of Prescott.

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Arizona Downs cutting season short after this weekend

Final live racing days for 2019 are Saturday and Sunday; officials blame fight over off-track betting signals

When racing ends on Sunday, June 23, the Arizona Downs horseracing complex will cancel the remainder of its inaugural 2019 season.

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Fire restrictions on state lands start Friday in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Yuma counties

Mohave County, south of Colorado River, also affected; Yavapai County not yet on list

With summer beginning, Stage 1 fire restrictions start at 8 a.m. Friday, June 21, on state-owned and managed lands in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa and Yuma counties, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management announced Thursday.

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Man accused of fatally shooting teenage girl facing additional gun charges

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Thursday, June 20, filed additional complaints against the 19-year-old Chino Valley man accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl during a party June 16 in a remote section of Perkinsville Road, 12 miles east of Chino Valley.

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Police release photos of brazen scam suspect’s vehicle

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) detectives on June 19 received video surveillance of the suspect’s vehicle involved in an alleged scam attempt on an elderly couple from Dewey.

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Prescott man, 53, arrested on suspicion of child porn

Prescott police Tuesday, June 18, arrested a 53-year-old Prescott man on suspicion of uploading and downloading child pornography from a computer file-sharing network.

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‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ fundraiser dinner Saturday

Prescott Frontier Days to recognize fight against breast cancer July 2

The “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraiser at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo reminds us that we can all play a role, no matter how small, in waging the battle against breast cancer.

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Yavapai College softball’s Alani, Brown earn NFCA West Region First Team honors

Junior College Softball

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Yavapai College softball players Kylie Brown and Shaylee Alani among the 98 players from 43 schools that the association selected to its 2019 NJCAA Division I All-Region softball teams on June 5.

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7 former Roughriders soccer players move on to 4-year programs

College Men's Soccer

Two-time NJCAA All-American midfielder and 2017/2018 Yavapai College soccer team co-captain Jose Perez Flores of McMinnville, Oregon, is one of seven former Roughriders who will be playing for NCAA programs this fall.

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Prescott Valley crushes Wickenburg, advances to 2nd straight TOC championship

Little League

Prescott Valley Little League’s Majors team is once again on the cusp of winning an Arizona District 10 Tournament of Champions (TOC) title after gliding past Wickenburg in a 17-0 run-ruled semifinals victory Saturday, June 1.

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Agua Fria eliminates host Chino Valley in TOC opener

Little League

Despite missing two of its best players, who were traveling with the Prescott Rebels Club ball squad in New York this weekend, Chino Valley Little League’s Majors team didn’t seemed fazed to start its opening-round game of the Arizona District 10 Tournament of Champions.

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Bagdad eliminates Verde Valley in Majors TOC

Little League

Through five innings, Bagdad’s Little League Majors team had been dominating Verde Valley in an opening-round game of the Arizona District 10 Tournament of Champions Friday night, May 31.

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Weekend event, plaque to honor late Prescott softball tourney director

Girls Fastpitch Softball

PRESCOTT — The Prescott Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the National Softball Association (NSA), will honor former city tournament director Don Fishel during the inaugural Don Fishel Memorial girls fastpitch softball tournament Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2.

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Chloe Woodruff wins World Cup Short Track race May 24 in Czech Republic

Mountain Biking

Pro women’s mountain biker Chloe Woodruff of Prescott has begun the 2019 World Cup series in fine form, winning the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Short Track Cross-Country race May 24 in Nové Mesto, Czech Republic, after placing sixth in the Mountain Bike World Cup May 18 in Albstadt, Germany.

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