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Secret compartment of motorhome hides 40 pounds of pot

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy found 40 pounds of marijuana sealed in bags in a motorhome he stopped on Interstate 40 on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and arrested the driver, said Dwight D’Evelyn, YCSO spokesman.

Chino Valley police officer stops scam victim from sending money

A Chino Valley police officer on Aug. 15 kept a resident from sending money to a con artist who made it appear he was a police official, and claimed the victim would be arrested if he didn’t pay, said Lt. Vince Schaan.

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Seven Sundays recalls Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli

Minneapolis-based Seven Sundays LLC is recalling 12-ounce pouches of its Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli because they may contain undeclared almonds.

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A muddy good time: Prep for annual Chino Mudder on schedule

Prepare to get dirty — literally. The annual Chino Mudder footrace returns to Chino Valley at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, with a bigger and better course for competitors of all abilities who love the slop-and-roll.

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Chino Valley High has new principal

Privileged to serve familiar community of students and faculty

On the bookshelf behind her desk at Chino Valley High, Heidi Wolf has the typical books one might expect of an educator.

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Chino PD training facility gets OK

Building will include tactical village, small pistol range

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved on Tuesday, Aug. 8, that the Chino Valley Police Department begin utilizing currently vacant town land significantly expand its law enforcement training facility.

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Men to gather for fellowship, fun Saturday

'Get Real' Men's Expo an opportunity to connect with other Christians

A gathering of men who enjoy food, fun and fellowship takes place this Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Yavapai College.

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Wet & Wild Water Day at the zoo Saturday

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is gearing up for its biggest summer event of the year, Wet & Wild Water Day on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Chino Valley hires new public works director

Prior experience includes work in Kingman, Denver

The Town of Chino Valley has hired a new public works director, which Town Manager Cecilia Grittman confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 10.

School board member training set for Sept. 11

“Governing Board Member Training: New and Prospective Board Members,” for area school boards will be Sept. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of Aug. 16

The Chino Valley Police Department is offering its Police Citizen Academy to any residents who wish to learn more about local law enforcement.

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Torch ignites Paulden home’s roof

A torch being used to construct a new porch roof on a mobile home caught roofing materials on fire on Monday, Aug. 14, Central Arizona Fire Division Chief Rick Chase said.

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Lt. Col. Allen West talks liberty, tyranny

Urges attendees to think about their legacy

Liberty and tyranny. Those were the two words Lt. Col. Allen West said he wanted everyone to remember at Saturday night’s “Guardian of the Republic,” an event presented by the Republican Women of Prescott.

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Great American Eclipse: locals hope to catch full experience, students plan to document

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be passing directly over the United States.

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Chino Valley schools celebrate 100 years

District says it has a lot to be proud of during its centennial

Chino Valley Unified School District marks its centennial this school year — and its foremost cheerleaders assure there will be much to celebrate starting with the students’ first day, which was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8.