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Service in Yarnell will remember 2013 fire

Four years after 19 elite firefighters died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, bells will chime in three area locations to commemorate the tragedy.

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Equestrian Park hosts Grand Opening Saturday

Depending on how donations come in, the Chino Valley Equestrian Park’s expansion will occur more quickly — or slowly — in its construction phases.

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Big Daddy E’s finally reopens after fire last fall

Top Chino Valley BBQ reopens after long delay

Big Daddy E’s Smokin’ BBQ reopened Wednesday, June 14, to the great delight of its patrons after a fire damaged the building eight months ago.

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Chino students give NASA a helping hand

Seventh-graders help build, test a heat shield

Heritage Middle School seventh-graders took part in a simulated Mission to Mars this past March during a visit to the Arizona Challenger Space Center.

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Students expand garden at Del Rio

Donations allow expansion from three crops to many

Poor soil, lack of a water source, no money for plants or construction materials, and no one with gardening expertise — all reasons why Del Rio Elementary School did not use until recently the open space next to the Native American hogan and territorial schoolhouse.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of June 21

The Chino Valley Police Department is busy preparing for its fourth annual National Night Out event, scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Chino Valley’s Memory Park.

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Hundreds gather at vigil for Christian Pearson

Friends and family speak fondly of a 'very good boy'

“Still a boy, never getting the chance to be a man.” Those words hung from a bouquet of flowers during a candlelight vigil for Christian Pearson Saturday evening, June 17, in Chino Valley.

Grief counselors at Del Rio school Monday

Grief counselors will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Del Rio Elementary School, in the wake of Christian Pearson’s death on June 11 and Saturday’s candle-light vigil.

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30 years later: Who Murdered Cathy Sposito?

Yavapai County Sheriff’s detectives now seeking a gun involved in ‘unimaginable killing’

Thirty years ago this week, Catherine Sposito, a Prescott College student, was killed as she hiked the Thumb Butte Trail.

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Baby lynx drawing fans at the zoo

Five new arrivals are now 8-weeks old

About seven weeks ago, five baby lynx were born at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, three females and two males.

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Grandma: Dad didn’t know about abuse

Two suspects gave police conflicting stories

The grandmother of a 10-year-old boy who died Sunday night, June 11, an apparent victim of abuse, said Wednesday that neither she nor the boy’s father had any idea that there was abuse going on in his mother and boyfriend’s Chino Valley home.

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Simple precautions can keep children healthy this vacation

Safe Fun in the Sun

Summer is touted as a time of idyll, a chance for families to reconnect with backyard barbecues and children to exercise their bodies on bicycles, in swimming pools and on camping trips with bonfires.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of June 14

Volunteers are lining up for the Big Chino Road clean-up effort on Saturday, June 24, and many more are welcomed to join in this event to keep Paulden’s roads cleaned up and looking nice.

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Before- and after-school program fees increase

Minimum wage hike trickles down to payroll needs

Fees will go up this coming school year for students enrolled in the Chino After School Advantage before- and after-school program.

P&Z recommends one senior project, but not another

Commission not convinced on plans for Perkinsville Estates

A request for zoning change with a Planned Area Development Overlay on 23 acres did not garner the recommendation of the Chino Valley Planning and Zoning Commission on June 6.

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