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Chino Valley High School Commencement 2018

Chino Valley High School Class of 2018 held their commencement at the Prescott Valley Event Center Wednesday, May 23.

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Looking forward, Chino Valley High School seniors look back

Students share memories, advice

Their future lies before them. Tonight is the night. Wednesday, May 23, Chino Valley High School seniors will don their caps and gowns, walk out into the Prescott Valley Event Center and graduate high school.

Roads & Streets Subcommittee continues looking at funding options

Property tax would be a hard sell, says committee member

The Chino Valley Roads & Streets Subcommittee is still looking at funding options to pay for roads and street maintenance.

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Town constantly maintains pool to prep for season

No major replacements this year, staff says

The pool at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center opens for the season Friday, May 25, and efforts to get it ready for the season have been occurring all year long, staff says.

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Chino Valley in Brief: American Legion hosting Memorial Day celebration

The American Legion is having a Memorial Day celebration at the Chino Valley Cemetery at 10 a.m. There will be a pool and horse shoe tournament afterward.

Arizona unemployment rate reaches 4.9 percent; US at 3.9 percent

Arizona’s jobless rate is stalled - and at a rate higher than earlier this year -- even as the national figure continues to drop.

Judge: ‘No citizen has legal right to ignore, defy officer’ during traffic stop

Waiting until you’re on your own property before pulling over for police won’t save you from having you or your vehicle legally searched.

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40th annual Home & Garden show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20

The 40th Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show will get underway this weekend at the Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 North Main St.

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Warrant issued for Prescott man accused of fraudulently acting as a contractor

Public asked to help in locating him

A warrant for the arrest of Mark Allen Whittington, 60, of Prescott, was issued on Mon., May 14, by the Prescott Justice Court and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

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Fire south of Walker causes limited evacuations

One structure burned

A wildfire that started just south of Walker Wednesday morning, May 16, led to the evacuation of residents located off of Bluff Road east of Poachers Way.

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YCSO seeking whereabouts of teen/probationer

Guardians concerned for her safety

A 16-year-old girl named Rylee Krueger is being sought by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO). She reportedly ran away from her home in the 3000 block of Highway 89 in Prescott sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, according to a YCSO news release.

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Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019; Wagering could start in July

Horse Racing

The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group during its May 10 meeting, paving the way for horse racing in 2019.

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Del Rio fourth graders get hands-on lesson in Arizona history

Working on a small loom just outside of the Del Rio Elementary School library, fourth grader Estara Hofer was enjoying the experience, weaving without the use of electronics.

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Council approves up to $21,200 for master planning services

Final expense of where town is going, says Mendoza

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved up to $21,200 to EPS Group for master planning services for Old Home Manor at its meeting May 8.

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Voters overwhelmingly approve county jail tax

One-quarter percent tax extended for 20 years

An overwhelming 76 percent of Yavapai County voters agree: The jail tax should go on as it has for nearly two decades.