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Weather, timing prevent rescue of child from flood
When Mayer Fire Chief Glenn Brown got the call about a family of four stuck in flood waters north of Highway 69 near Chauncey Ranch Thursday night, he knew he and other rescuers would be in a fight for all four lives. Though three family members survived, that doesn't take away the pain of losing Jacob Baudek, 6, to the raging waters.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

County, Camp Verde officials work to keep state parks open
Some state parks in Yavapai County are set to close after the Arizona State Parks Board took drastic budget cutting measures Friday.

The Parks Board gave at least one state park in Yavapai County, Fort Verde, a temporary reprieve.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cops brighten holiday for 85 local children
Eighty-five emergency vehicles' lights flashed and sirens blared in a procession from Prescott Valley to Prescott on Saturday as officers brought 85 children to Wal-Mart to "Shop with a Cop."

"Neveah loved driving in the police car," Sgt. Georgia Davies of the Prescott Police said. "She talked the whole way over and really liked the siren."

This program, in its 12th year, pairs children in need with officers who help them shop for holiday gifts for their family, said Michelle Medina of the Prescott Police Department.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Observe fire prevention for life, not just for a week
The National Fire Protection Association has declared this week - Oct. 4-10 - as Fire Prevention Week, and with the recent devastating fires in Mayer and Prescott, awareness cannot be emphasized enough.

But Central Yavapai Fire District's assistant chief, Charlie Cook, said his department doesn't observe the week as such, and for good reason: CYFD teaches fire safety year-round.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Peter's Pumpkin Patch a 'no go' without permit
The planned Peter's Pumpkin Patch failed to obtain a town permit and will not take place at the former Young's Farm.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bike and Build teams with Habitat for Humanity
Start May 15 on the North Carolina coast at the Atlantic Ocean. Rise at five a.m. Pedal a bicycle 75 miles in the rain. Sleep on a gym floor. Repeat for 65 days for 3,513 miles with variations, including nine days of home-building. End in San Diego July 18.

That's the schedule 31 young people, most of them college students averaging about 21 years of age, have followed this summer on the Bike and Build program to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still time for a great cookie exchange
I didn't know that I had missed it until I was reunited with it. After living in Arizona for a few years, a cookie exchange brought me back in contact with one of the cookies I crave - the snicker doodle.
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quilters piece together help for Food Bank
Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild members brought in 175 pounds of personal hygiene items for the Yavapai Food Bank at the guild's July meeting. In addition, LVQG donated 20 flannel baby blankets, three child-size quilts, and seven regular size quilts, so the food bank can include them in the layettes of clients who are in need.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Have some fun with your dog on Saturday at "Dog Day of Summer"
United Animal Friends will host "Dog Day of Summer" at Watson Lake Park in Prescott from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, where families can share a day of fun with their canine buddies.
Friday, July 11, 2008

Circus: Big production, big effort
To put on the "The Greatest Show on Earth" requires a great deal of effort, equipment and energy. That was evident as the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus conducted its "load in" on Thursday in Prescott Valley, preparing for its Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows at Tim's Toyota Center.
Friday, July 11, 2008

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Hillside hosts alumni celebration
About 150 people attended the 2nd annual Hillside Recovery Program Alumni Group's recent picnic in Granite Creek Park. This group of successful local residents sponsored this free event as a celebration of sobriety and as a testimony to the power of recovery.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Youths with disabilities show off equestrian skills
On a warm Saturday in June, riders, volunteers and horses from the Quad-Communities and Phoenix arrived at the Whistle Stop Ranch in Dewey for an equestrian Special Olympics event. Horses with HEART, Hands-On Equine Assisted Riding Therapy program for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, hosted the show in which more than 20 riders participated.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Chamber plans bigger, better Prescott Valley Days
Prescott Valley Days events will happen in Downtown Prescott Valley's Entertainment District for the 30th annual celebration, June 26-29. One of the highlights of Prescott Valley Days is the parade, which is returning to Robert Road this year, at 9 a.m. June 28.
Friday, June 13, 2008

Trains, planes show raises money for Veterans Memorial
Especially for one little lady, the model train and airplane show at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds this past weekend provoked a sense of awe and wonderment. "It's always fun to watch the little kids. One little girl - who was about 3 - her eyes were as big as silver dollars as she stared at the Santa's Village panorama, looking for Santa to come," said American Legion Auxiliary member Carm Staker, who helped organize the show to benefit the proposed Prescott Valley Military Service Monument.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Good Morning Arizona spotlights Prescott Valley
For several Prescott Valley folks, this past Friday morning began much earlier than usual.

he Good Morning Arizona program from 3TV asked Freedom Station owners Chad and Brenda Cook to be at their business at 3 a.m., and a live broadcast from Tim's Toyota Center for the Arizona Adrenaline Professional Football team and its dance team, the Adrenaline Rush, began at 5 bells.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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