Women’s Air Race Classic 2017

June 24, 2017

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University announced that female pilots are once again competing in the historic 2017 Women’s Air Race Classic after sweeping the top spot in the collegiate division and besting 50 teams as the number one squad for the first time in school history last year. 

Three teams made up of two female student pilots and flight instructors each will represent Embry Riddle’s campuses in Daytona Beach Floria and Prescott Arizona, the release stated. 

The release mentioned the crew will make the more than 2,600 mile trip across the United States along with nearly 100 other women pilots in a race that traces back to Amelia Airhart. 

The two pilots currently representing Prescott are Hannah Burright and Rachel Hutzell who are joined by Becca Dooling and Jenn Lowe, according to the release. 

The Women’s Air Classic, started on June 20th in Frederick Maryland and will concluded June 23 in Santa Fe New Mexico.

High Approvals during Prescott Film Festival

June 20, 2017

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The eighth annual Prescott Film Festival just concluded and Founder Helen Stephenson said during a phone interview the 2017 festival was the highest approval for films ever received from the audience.

Due to the quality standard of each movie shown, it was a hard decision for the Prescott Film Festival jury and audience members to choose a best of show for various categories.

Lost In Paris ended up being the jury pick for best narrative short while The Fake was honored by the audience.

The best documentary feature in the minds of the jury belonged to Prison Dogs while Tyrus won the audience choice.

Meanwhile, the jury tabbed The Cellist for the best documentary short with Ace and The Desert Dog being picked by the audience.

Finally, Burn Your Maps was a unanimous favorite-winning best narrative feature for both the jury and the audience.

The ninth annual Prescott Film Festival date is already confirmed as the events will take place from June 8th-16th, 2018. 

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Seven Fires Statewide, Fire Restrictions Yavapai County

June 19, 2017

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This is your 60 second news update from PrescotteNews.com. I’m Torrence Dunham 

It’s wildfire season across Arizona and despite the wet winter weather in the high country, Arizona Game and Fish Department reported seven wildfires have already broken out.

As such, the department announced stage fire restrictions in various Yavapai County areas will continue until rescinded.

The release stated stage one fire restrictions place prohibitions on campfires and smoking outside of designated areas. In addition, it was stated fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands. 

According to firerestrictions.us, all but seven areas are on stage one fire restriction including Prescott, Coconino and Tonto national forests along with state lands in Yavapai County. 

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Graffiti in Prescott National Forest

June 15, 2017

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The Prescott National Forest released that they are seeking any information regarding an incident that occurred sometime between June 2nd and June 6th. 

It was stated that unknown individuals spray painted graffiti on boulders and a juniper tree at the Sierra Prieta Overlook off Forest Road 373 and Trail 366.

The release mentioned that anyone with information is urged to contact the United States Forest Service Law Enforcement at (928)-443-8110 and encourages all visitors to enjoy outings on public lands leaving no trace so that all visitors have an enjoyable experience. 

Basic Marksmanship Tips with the Prescott Gun Club

June 14, 2017

#LISTEN and Shoot Online with the Prescott Gun Club as we talk with Don Grier, range owner, attorney and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor about Basic Marksmanship.

In this podcast, Don covers with us:

  • Building Muscle Memory
  • Minimizing Movement
  • The Seven Steps to Basic Marksmanship
    • Good grip
    • Trigger control
    • Stance - don’t let everybody tell you what your stance should be.
    • Sight picture / sight alignment
    • Breathing
    • Follow through
    • Dry fire practice
  • And, establishing the slack / finger placement.

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Increased Police Presence In Prescott June 19th - 23rd

June 14, 2017

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Prescott Police Department Officer David Fuller announced the department will be participating in a Summer Street Safety campaign in order to help traffic issues regarding speed and aggressive driving with the increased activity in town.

The release stated the Prescott Police Department partnered with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Department of Public Saftey, Prescott Valley Police, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Chino Valley Police Department to embark on specialized traffic enforcement. 

According to the release, starting June 19th through June 23rd, the Prescott Police Department and other area agencies will have extra dedicated resources to combat traffic issues while other resources will work education and enforcement techniques in high frequency accident areas. In addition, the release stated others will operate in high complaint areas. 

Tomatoes - Tips to Growing Bigger Better Fruits

June 13, 2017

In this podcast segment of the Mountain Gardener, Ken Lain shares with us how to grow bigger, better tomatoes. Listen and Grow online with Ken Lain on www.QuadPodAZ.com/mountain-gardener-ken-lain 

Christian Pearson Candlelight Vigil June 17th

June 13, 2017

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10-year-old Christian Pearson, who died at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sunday night after sustaining injuries and abuse on June 8th according to Chino Valley Police Department Lt. Vince Schann, will have a candlelight vigil on June 17th at Memory Park in Chino Valley from 7:00pm-9:00pm, the town announced.

Meanwhile, the release mentioned the investigation is ongoing as the department has been in contact with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office and have requested charges against Christian’s mother Julianna Moreno and her boyfriend Daniel Terry, who Christian was staying with at the time, be upgraded to First Degree Murder in the death of Christian. 

In addition, the release stated that Moreno and Terry had a yard sale at their residence at the 1200 block of Poco Ln on the day of the incident and the Chino Valley Police Department is asking anyone who attended the yard sale to contact the department and request to speak to a detective.

Finally, it was stated all stuffed animals, cards, and other gifts received at the department for Christian will be delivered to his biological father. 

Prescott Film Festival

June 8, 2017

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While most consider a trip to the movies as going to see the latest blockbuster, film fans in the quad cities will have a chance to get a bit of a different experience during the upcoming eighth annual Prescott Film Festival. 

Beginning on Friday June 9th and ending Saturday June 17th, sixteen short films, nineteen feature films and twenty-one student films will be shown at Yavapai College.  

Other then the style of films, another special perk at the Prescott Film Festival is filmmakers will be in attendance both at the college and via Skype providing an extra look at how the film was made along with ideas behind it. Currently, over ten of the films will feature filmmaker talks. In addition, film professionals both locally and away from the area will be conducting workshops throughout the week at Yavapai College in building three, room nineteen.

Show times for each film are available on the Prescott Film Festival website along with different ticket packages for the various events.

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