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Brook Apartments applicant stops process in Chino Valley

The controversial Brook Apartments project will not be moving forward after applicant Tim Emberlin of Copper Tree Construction withdrew the proposal, according to Chino Valley Development Services Director Jason Sanks.

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P&Z recommends denial of Brook apartments

High density project with rural homes doesn’t work, neighbor says

After a third and final look at the proposed Brook Apartments Tuesday, July 3, the Chino Valley Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously forwarded the matter to council with a recommendation to deny the project.

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A better town Kelly’s only goal

Has learned a lot in one year on council

Running unopposed in this year’s election, Chino Valley Town Councilman Cloyce Kelly said his only goal is to help make the town better.

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Chino Mud Run: Lots of improvements to this year’s course, officials say

Get down, get dirty – the Chino Mud Run is just a few weeks away though registration is already open.

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Councilman Mike Best seeks another term

Looks forward to town’s 50th anniversary

Councilman Mike Best is seeking another two-year term on the Chino Valley Town Council and is running unopposed.

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Chino Valley Town Council votes to give itself a raise

Could be an added incentive for younger people, mayor says

In a split 4-3 decision, the Chino Valley Town Council voted in favor of giving itself a raise at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 26.

Town, CAFMA have workable Fourth of July fireworks plan

Concerns from Chino Valley citizens over the town’s planned Fourth of July fireworks display are a top priority and the town has a detailed, workable plan created alongside Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, according to a news release from Chino Valley Communications Officer Matt Santos.

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Chino Valley’s Unified Sports team recognized by AIA

Chino Valley High School’s Unified Sports team was recognized earlier this year as senior partner David Gehman was chosen as the Arizona Interscholastic Association Champions Unified Partner of the Year and the school being acknowledged as a National Unified Champion School by Special Olympics USA, according to a news release from Assistant Superintendent Cindy Daniels.

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Croft runs unopposed for final term

Mayor aims to finish what he started for the Town of Chino Valley

Mayor Darryl Croft is running for one last term as Chino Valley Mayor, a race in which he is running unopposed.

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Chino Valley Senior Center to host ‘Let’s Dance’ event June 28

The second Let’s Dance at the Chino Valley Senior Center, featuring Shades of Yesterday as the band, presents a good time for the whole community, according to its organizers.

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Photo: Arizona’s Balloon Cowboy

Arizona Rick, the balloon cowboy.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Community Center Park

Fireworks are expected, town staff says

Not only is there going to be a huge Fourth of July celebration next week at Community Center Park, but Town of Chino Valley staff is fully expecting there to be fireworks.

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Property tax for roads still an option

Could go to council before the end of the year

A property tax where the money goes towards road and street maintenance is still an option as discussed by the Roads & Streets Committee at its meeting Monday, June 11.

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Grant approval could mean wider streets

Roads & Streets committee discusses federal grant CYMPO is considering

Highway 89 beyond the Perkinsville roundabout could get wider if the federal BUILD grant Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) is considering applying for gets approved.

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Expired permit renewed, well drilling business continues legal operation

Permit originally expired in 2001, town staff says

Mitchell McGee can continue legally operating and maintaining his well drilling business thanks to a unanimous decision by the Chino Valley Town Council to approve the conditional use permit at the regular meeting Tuesday, June 12.

Chino Valley schools seeking to continue property tax levy

Has been going on for years, CVUSD superintendent says

The Chino Valley Unified School District is seeking to continue its primary property tax levy, which superintendent John Scholl said is something the district has been doing for a number of years.

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Meet the Opposition: Paulden opposes Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage Project

‘I’ll be damned’ says resident

New to the water debate, Paulden resident Monica Baty said she was enraged when she found out about the Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage Project.

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Chino Valley residents not in favor of proposed Brook Apartments’ density

Request made to double amount of units from 92 to 192

Chino Valley residents living near the proposed Brook Apartments voiced their concerns over the project’s density at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday, June 5.

P&Z looks at food truck court idea

Commissioner: Proposed area unsafe for handicapped individuals

The Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission got its first look at a proposed food truck court at its meeting Tuesday, June 5.

CVUSD to hold off on capital bond

Recommendation to wait until 2020, superintendent says

After gaging whether or not a capital bond would pass if it were to be on the ballot in November, the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board directed Superintendent John Scholl not to move forward at its meeting Tuesday, June 5.

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Taking care of animals addictive, says Blue Moon Rescue founder

Four horses taken in since last October

Taking care of animals is addictive, once you start it’s really hard to break away from it said Blue Moon Rescue and Sanctuary Founder Candy Rotering.

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Chino Valley Farmers Market heads into 11th year

New vendors with popular favorites, says market manager

The Chino Valley Farmers Market heads into its 11th year this week with the market starting back up for the season Thursday, June 7.

Football Booster Club holds dinner, poker night fundraiser

The first event for newly formed club

The newly formed Cougar Football Booster Club is holding a dinner and poker night as an inaugural fundraiser this weekend.

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Stabbed, shot mailbox is missing; artist offers reward

First it was stabbed, shot and left for dead by email, now it’s missing.

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Meet the Chamber’s new director: Lorette Brashear says she’s in her dream job

Lorette Brashear, the newest Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce director, says she’s in the job of her dreams.

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Council nixes wall in rezoning request; calls for other type of light, sound barrier

Though the Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a minor general plan amendment, changing 1460 W. Road 4 North to Commercial/Multi-Family Residential, there was some division over the condition of a six-foot wall along the west side of the property in the rezoning portion.

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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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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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Devil Pups to begin training in May

Aimed toward challenging boys, girls to gain more confidence, self-discipline

The Devil Pups, a nonprofit organization aimed toward challenging boys and girls to gain more confidence and self-discipline, is having its first meeting Saturday, May 12.

Council votes to raise Aquatic Center fees

Still cheaper than other area pools, Community Services director says

The Chino Valley Town Council voted unanimously to raise the entry fees for the town’s aquatic center at its meeting Tuesday, April 25, yet the fees will still be lower than those of surrounding municipalities, according to the town’s Community Services director, Scott Bruner.

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CV Police Foundation helps boost Head Start

Money came from anonymous donation

The Chino Valley Police Foundation recently donated more than $200 worth of classroom materials to Head Start Chino Valley thanks to an anonymous donation, according to Chino Valley Police Foundation Treasurer Maureen Johnson.

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Principal for an hour

Paulden Community School honor roll students get to run the school

A group of Honor Roll students at Paulden Community School got to spend time Thursday, April 19, as principal for an hour.

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Number one priority is serving citizens

Fiscal Health: Community Services does well with budget it has, director says

Chino Valley’s Community Services Department is in good shape financially and does a good job with the budget it has, says Community Services Director Scott Bruner.

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Wildwood Baptist Church pastor is mission-minded

All a matter of doing God’s work, pastor says

After taking over as pastor for Wildwood Baptist Church in August of last year, Edward Albus said his focus is on missions and what the church can do in the community to grow the kingdom of God.

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Chino Valley High School students raise money for international students

Chino Valley High School students are looking to make a difference in the lives of international students by selling “Yuda Bands” to raise money so underprivileged kids around the world can go to school.

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Fiscal health: Development Services doing well, director says

The Chino Valley Development Services Department is doing well financially with an efficient and lean staff, said Director Jason Sanks.

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Fiscal health: Public Works needs money for roads

Funds from HURF not enough to keep up with maintenance, Public Works director says

The Chino Valley Public Works Department needs more money for maintaining and improving the roads, say both Finance Director Joe Duffy and Public Works Director Frank Marbury.

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P&Z sends hot asphalt mix plant to council

No time frame associated with conditional use permit

The Chino Valley Planning & Zoning Commission approved sending the request of a conditional use permit for a hot asphalt mix plant to the Chino Valley Town Council at its meeting Tuesday, April 2.

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Higher water rates go into effect in July

Town raises water rates, buy-in fees, decreases wastewater rates

The Chino Valley Town Council voted to raise the town’s water rates and water and wastewater buy-in fees by 3 percent over five years, while decreasing wastewater rates by 3 percent, following a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, March 27.