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CVHS presents ‘While the Lights were Out’

What happened on a dark and stormy night at the high school?

A murder farce that will keep the audience in suspense — and in stitches — takes place this weekend at the Chino Valley High School.

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Horse show at Yavapai College arena

Students, adults with Yavapai College and AAEC to compete

Yavapai College is scheduled to host a horse show Saturday, April 29, at its college arena in Chino Valley in collaboration with the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center (AAEC) charter school in Prescott Valley.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of April 26

Head Start accepting applications

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Cheap park passes: One of the perks of turning 62 is a $10 lifetime pass

It’s a pass that lasts a lifetime — well, beginning at age 62 and beyond, that is. The Senior Pass, offered through five federal entities, costs $10 and is good for as long as the person can use it.

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Humanist prayer renews invocation debate in Arizona House

Republicans stage a second prayer, this time praying to Jesus

An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again.

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Ban on teen cellphone use while driving one step away from being law

Sen. Karen Fann just needs governor’s signature

Arizona is just one signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cellphones by teens.

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Chino woman adds Blessing Box to her Little Free Library

A little blessing to go with the books: Feeding mind and tummy

First there was a Little Free Library (No. 34126) in Jessie Spring’s front yard in November 2015. The Blessing Box came a year later. A teak bench sits between them offering a place to browse books, sit and give thanks for a can of soup, or perhaps just a place to rest.

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Swarm Weather! What you should do if you encounter bees

As a child, you probably heard the old adage, “If you don’t hurt bees, they won’t hurt you.”

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Council agrees on schedule to replace Cuka

Applications to join Town Council due May 1

The Town of Chino Valley is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy on the seven-member council following the resignation of Susie Cuka.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Week of April 19

New play at CVHS The Chino Valley Theater Arts Department is staging a play, “While the Lights Were Out,” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 through 29 at the high school.

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CVUSD test scores up, admin costs are down

Auditor General’s report positive for Chino schools

Administrative costs continue to decline in the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), which improves its operational efficiency, according to the State Auditor General’s 2016 report.

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Chino spends $1,500 to keep Paulden bus going

Despite poor ridership, transit to Aquatics Center returns for third year

Ron Romley, board chairman of Yavapai Regional Transit (YRT), appeared before the Chino Valley Town Council April 11 requesting financial help for this summer’s transportation from Paulden to the Aquatic Center in Chino Valley.

Arizona reps want more Uber, fewer state cars

Lawmakers: Cut government vehicle fleet by 10 percent

Arizona lawmakers want to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one.

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How to beat the steep price of ambulance and medical helicopter service

Cost of medical transportation

An ambulance ride, if you’re in an automobile crash or fall and break a leg, comes with a steep price tag; in Yavapai County, it can cost over $1,600.

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Update: Missing dementia patient returns home safe

An 84-year-old Chino Valley woman with dementia is missing and the Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding her.