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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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Council approves permit for hot mix asphalt plant

Hot mix asphalt plant approved by council

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a hot mix asphalt plant located at 4820 E. Perkinsville Road at its meeting May 8.

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Sculptor of stabbed, shot mailbox has more installations planned

Just as the sun was beginning to light up Chino Valley early Saturday morning, April 28, a strange sight appeared in the Safeway parking lot — a blue mailbox stabbed on one side, shot on the other and a speech bubble stating three words: “It was email.”

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Equestrian Park puts on inaugural ‘Big Q’ event

The Chino Valley Equestrian Association is hosting its inaugural “The Big Q,” with the hope that it will become an annual event, organizers say.

Minor general plan amendment plus rezoning forwarded to council

Concern from neighbors prompts adding wall to portion of the property

The Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission, at its meeting Tuesday, May 1, forwarded to the Town Council a request for a minor amendment to the General Plan and a request to rezone a portion of a property to single-family residential.

Expired conditional use permit could be renewed

Permit originally expired in 2001, according to applicant’s representative

Mitchell McGee could continue legally operating and maintain his well-drilling business if a conditional use permit is approved following the Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission forwarding it to the Town Council.

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Rezoning to PAD on Perkinsville Road approved

Previously intended No buildings intended yet

The Chino Valley Town Council has approved rezoning from agricultural to single-family residential with a Planned Area Development (PAD) overlay, but there’s no building intended yet.

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For the love of the students and art

Art teacher Brett Elsy works to ignite students’ creative spark

Spend five minutes with Heritage Middle School art teacher Brett Elsy and two things become apparent: he loves his students, and he loves art.

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Police Department in good financial shape

Department works with small budget outside of personnel

The Chino Valley Police Department is in good financial shape, working closely with the town’s financial department and Town Council so there is a good plan on how to proceed with projects and what the department needs each year, said Public Information Officer Vincent Schaan.

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