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 

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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Body of Missing Woman Found

May 30, 2017

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The body of missing Williamson Valley woman Sandra Pagniano was found in a remote area about ten miles northwest of her home on N. Yaqui Drive outside of Prescott at noon on Friday, May 26th according to Dwight D’Evelyn, Yavapai Country Sheriff Office Media Relations Coordinator.

The effort to find Pagniano was non-stop since her disappearance and involved deputies, a full contingent of detectives as well as search and rescue volunteers, the release stated. 

The original release mentioned Pagniano’s husband, 55-year-old David Pagniano, was arrested for one count of second degree murder earlier after evidence was obtained that he may have harmed or killed his wife.

More details are expected to be released soon.

Tips to Rid your Garden of Pesky Pests

May 30, 2017

In this podcast of the Mountain Gardener with Ken Lain, we cover lots of details to help gardeners out there with implement these three ideas to make the pesky garden pests run, and hop, for cover.  We also cover lots of info on flowers, a group of perennial sedum and cactus.

Prescott Valley Community Excellence Recognition

May 26, 2017

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the annual Community Excellence Recognition program, which honors organizations and individuals who have  made significant contributions to Prescott Valley in the fiscal year of 2016-2017, will be taking place on July 14th, 2017 at the Prescott Resort. 

In the release, it was mentioned the Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations of citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations for the prestigious awards. 

Some awards mentioned were student of the year, teacher of the year, organization of the year, citizen of the year, business leader of the year and much more. 

Individuals can fill out nomination forms at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce office ay 7120 E. Pav Way, Ste. 102 or call 772-8857. 

BASIS Graduates Earn 82 College Acceptances & Millions in Scholarships

May 26, 2017

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Basis Prescott officially hosted it’s first graduation after opening the doors in 2014. In a release, it was mentioned that eleven students received their diplomas and while the first class is small, the students achieved a bunch.

Some accomplishments in the release state that over two million-five hundred thousand dollars were raised in merit-based scholarships, 9 of the eleven were AP Scholars including one hispanic scholar, one national commended scholar and one national merit scholar. 

The school dedicates the success of their students to hard work, perseverance and college prep curriculum which all begins in kindergarten where students learn engineering and madarin later advancing to physics, chemistry and economics as they continue on with schooling. 

At the high school level, it was mentioned the students then take AP college-prep courses, while still having time to have fun.