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Motor sports not going to happen in Chino Valley, says mayor

Would have cost the town a lot of money

Chino Valley Mayor Darryl Croft said motor sports is not going to happen in Chino Valley.

Town gives notice it may raise water rates

In the first step of the process for the Town of Chino Valley to increase its water and wastewater rates, the Town Council approved a notice of intention to raise the rates at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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Falconers swooping down on Chino Valley

Statewide group to meet and stage its first event in Chino Valley

For the first time, the Arizona Falconers Association Desert Hawking Classic will be held in Chino Valley, hosted by residents Anne and Paul Schnell.

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Mendoza focuses on benefits to Dancing for the Stars

Still getting the mechanics of the routine figured out, he says

Chino Valley Councilman Corey Mendoza said focusing on the benefits of Dancing for the Stars has been helping to lessen the intimidation of dancing in front of a group of people come April.

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Student of the Week: Presley

Presley Jones is a motivated, caring, and generous kindergarten student in Ms. Jensen’s class at Territorial Early Childhood Center.

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CVUSD turns 100 years this year

Superintendent Scholl looks back on first year as superintendent, forward to coming year

In 2017, the Chino Valley Unified School District kicked off its centennial year, but will really celebrate that anniversary this year, said Superintendent John Scholl.

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People & Places: Vendors bring unique gifts to Hometown Christmas

The Chino Valley Hometown Christmas event has taken place for several years now and is a big hit with the community.

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People & Places: A dream comes true, even after death

Mom, wife open seafood restaurant in Chino Valley

All his life Danny Beasley loved the ocean, all kinds of fishing, and all kinds of sea food, and it inspired his dream. He hoped one day he would be able to open his own fish and chips restaurant. Unfortunately, Danny Beasley died three years ago.

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People & Places: Being 9 years old, and a prisoner of war

Paulden woman recaps childhood in her book about World War II

Who can even imagine the terror of having your family being told to flee into the hills because the Japanese were bombing Hawaii. Then, a few weeks later, she was put into a prison camp.

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Pet of the Week: Scooby

Scooby is an American Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei Mix male dog looking for a home.

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Cooking with Diane: Cabbage Burgers

Cabbage burgers are a popular midwestern dish brought over by German immigrants (my ancestors). They are very tasty, and are great with potato or pasta salads.

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People & Places: Takes a lot of work to get the horse to do the work

Chino Valley man trains cutting horses

His love of horses is a large part of Phil Jackson’s life. Born in Peoria and raised in Buckeye, Jackson said he has always had horses and ridden consistently since he was a teen, and was into competitive team penning and ranch sorting.

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Pet of the Week: Amelia

Amelia, a Pit Bull/Terrier mixed female, seeks a family. Visit her at the Chino Valley Animal Shelter, 1950 Voss Drive in Chino Valley.

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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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People & Places: Discovering the secret to a successful relationship

Chino Valley couple celebrates 63 years together

Denny met Janet in 1950 when they were both in high school. After a courtship, there was a marriage.

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Pet of the Week: Molly

Molly is a German Shepherd/Border Collie mixed female dog looking for a family. She is about 7 years old.

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Murder suspect extradited from California, now in Camp Verde jail

Francis Claude Klettke, accused in the Oct. 26 murder of his father at a campground near Camp Verde, was extradited to Arizona on Nov. 9 after being arrested in Alameda County, California.

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Armed homeowner wards off Cornville burglar

CORNVILLE – A man who heard a burglar rummaging through his cabinets on Saturday, Sept. 17, confronted the suspect with a handgun and ordered him to lie on the floor, but the suspect got away when the homeowner had to leave the room to call police, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Police test stores for underage alcohol sales

Area police conducting a compliance check of 44 convenience and grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 10, by sending in teens to try to buy alcohol, found that nine stores sold to the underage buyers, according to PVPD Cpl. Tony Lawrence.

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3 arrested in failed robbery attempt

CORDES LAKES – Three men were arrested after two suspects in ski masks forced their way into a home in the 20900 block of East Coyote Lane while carrying weapons on Sunday, Sept. 11, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Pickup strikes gas line in Dewey, forces evacuations

DEWEY – A pickup truck struck a gas line Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, shearing it off and forcing some residents to be evacuated, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Man arrested for alleged involvement in screwdriver stabbing attack

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – A family fight on Aug. 20 resulted in one man’s being stabbed with a screwdriver, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Driver stopped for going too slow; deputy finds 3 pounds of pot in car

PRESCOTT – A deputy who pulled over a car for driving 35 in a 75 zone on Interstate 17 on Monday, Aug. 1, found a 17-year-old driver with no license, and seized almost three pounds of marijuana.

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Flash Flood Warning issued for Yavapai County

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Yavapai County until 3:30 p.m.

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Body found on I-17 near Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – A body was found on the shoulder of I-17 northbound near Camp Verde Sunday morning, July 31, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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