$5,448,757 in Scholarships for Bradshaw Mountain Grads

May 25, 2017

Seventy-seven graduates from the class of 2017 at Bradshaw Mountain High School accumulated over five-million dollars in scholarship aid.

Local businesses, organizations as well as private and public universities across Arizona were just a few of the nearly two-hundred scholarships awarded to Bradshaw Mountain graduates during a celebration in front of fellow students, staff, family and friends at Glassford Hill Middle School on Tuesday night.

Scholarship amounts varied anywhere between a couple hundred dollars to some which exceeded fifty-thousand dollars. 

When Principal Kort Miner first arrived at Bradshaw Mountain High School eight years ago, the school did not break a million dollars in scholarship aid. Over the last five years, Bradshaw Mountain High School graduates have compiled at least five-million dollars in scholarships each year, which Miner contributes to teachers and counselors at the school. 

The Class of 2017 will graduate from Bradshaw Mountain High School at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Thursday.

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Husband Suspected in Wife’s Murder

May 25, 2017

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According to Yavapai County Sheriff Office Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn, deputies took a missing person report on Sunday May 21st, 2017 regarding 39-year-old Sandra Pagniano after the report was made by a family friend. 

According to the release, Pagniano was last seen on May 19th and friends got concerned when she did not show up for a scheduled social event.  

The release stated that evidence obtained in the last twenty-four hours led to the arrest of fifty-five year old David Pagniano, Sandra Pagniano’s husband, for one count of 2nd degree murder after information developed that Sandra Pagniano may have been harmed or killed by her husband.  

It was also mentioned that David Pagniano is in custody at a two-million-dollar bond and the couple, who were se separated but living together, have two children ages eight and twelve who are currently under monitored care. 

The release stated the search for Sandra Pagniano is on-going and detectives are seeking any information on her whereabouts and encourage those with information to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 928-771-3278 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

Growing the Private Garden - The Mountain Gardener

May 17, 2017

In this episode of the Mountain Gardener, Ken Lain talks about the best plants and techniques to surround yourself with to create a noise free sanctuary. Living screens that keep the world out and your sanity in.  You'll be a plant privacy pro after this week's show on QuadPodAZ.com 

DPS Helicopter Crew Saves Life

May 17, 2017

A DPS ranger crew found a 34-Year old phoenix man stranded in a very precarious position on a small ledge in the Sycamore Canyon north of Clarkdale after falling earlier in the day on May 13th according to a release from Yavapai County Sheriff Office Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn. 

The man was reported missing by his sister at just before 8pm on May 13th and was located after seven hours of searching but due to nightfall, the rescue effort had to take place at daybreak the next morning, the release stated. 

By 7am, the patient was being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, according to the release. The man left detailed instructions to where he was going and told his sister to call if he had not returned by 6pm, the release stated. 

While the man did leave instructions, The Yavapai County Sheriff Office urges people not to hike alone in rugged wilderness areas as they are dangerous and could cost someone their life. 

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Salute to Heroes - Prescott Valley

May 15, 2017

The Salute to Heroes event took place at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday and featured various way to remember and learn about those who are and have protected the country on a daily basis.

One-hundred and ten stories is what firefighters had to climb at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Over fifteen years later, their memory is kept alive all over the country by taking those same steps as individuals wore the badges of fallen personnel as they made laps through the stairs at the Prescott Valley Event Center to match the those climbed on September 11th.

Meanwhile outside, individuals got up close looks at Military vehicles, such as a Blackhawk helicopter, as well as observing how police, fire and medical personnel conduct business on a daily basis such as rescuing individuals and suspending down from the air.

Finally, the Salute to Service event also aided local personnel and veteran foundations in the community by hosting a monster truck show where all the proceeds went to the various organizations.

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Prescott Valley Public Library Kicks Off “Community Reads”

May 15, 2017

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The Prescott Valley Public Library will host it’s inaugural Community Reads with the book “The Fire Line.” It fit perfectly for the Library as the book is authored by Phoenix Resident Fernanda Santos and is about the Granite Mountain Hot Shots and their families. 

It all starts with the kickoff event on May 20th from 10am-11am where Santos will be reading a passage of the book while enjoying food and refreshments with members of the community in preparation for the upcoming events in June.

On Friday June 17th, the Prescott Valley Public Library will host a discussion with Santos followed by a panel discussion the following day with representatives from the state park, someone who helped build the memorial trail, first responders and family members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

While the June panels will not be an open-mic discussion, the library is urging individuals to submit questions.

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Lots to Do in Prescott Valley This Weekend

May 12, 2017

This is your 60 second news update from PrescottValleyeNews.com.

A lot of things to do this weekend in Prescott Valley. Along with the annual PV Days which kicked off Thursday, the Prescott Valley Performing Arts will also be showing their last weekend of Willy Wonka Jr. 

The cast of thirty-two incredible young actors bring the audience into the magic of Wonka within seconds of showtime. Throughout the show filled with song and dance, the audience sits on the edge of their seat tapping along to the musical numbers along with feeling the heartache every time Charlie opens a candy bar only to find no golden ticket.

Willy Wonka Jr. will be showing on Friday, May 12th at 7pm, Saturday, May 13th at 3:30pm and 7pm with the final show being on Sunday, May 14th starting at 3:30pm. Tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. An extra bonus is mothers get in free on May 14th for Mother’s Day. The Prescott Valley Performing Arts is located in the Prescott Valley Entertainment District across from the Harkins Theatre and Freedom Station.

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Diana Green Picked as Humboldt Principal

May 12, 2017

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Diana Green was picked to be Humboldt Elementary School’s new principal for the upcoming school year at the Humboldt Unified School board meeting on Tuesday night. 

Following retirement from her nearly thirty-year career working various positions in school districts, retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be for Green and she was looking for some work when an opportunity presented itself to fill the vacant spot at Humboldt Elementary. 

Humboldt Unified School District Superintendent Daniel Streeter was thrilled to have Green back in the district who had previously been the principal of Granville Elementary.

Meanwhile, current principal Lisa Uvila is moving back to her home state of Washington to become the principal of Monument Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. 

Upon arrival, Green mentioned she will work with the staff to determine the school’s current level of academic achievement and set a goal to where they want to be, something Green has done throughout her career which includes several different stints as a principal.

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Fain Helps Performing Arts Find a Home in Prescott Valley

May 11, 2017

In this segment of Ranchland Radio on www.QuadPodAZ.com, Brad Fain of the Fain Signature Group talks with Clyde Neville, Executive Producer of the Prescott Valley Performing Arts. The two discuss how the Performing Arts developed in Prescott Valley and how the Fain Signature Group played a pivotal role in helping the Arts find a home in Prescott Valley, AZ.  Brad also shares with listeners the upcoming events that will be taking place this spring at the Prescott Valley Events Center. 

This segment of the Ranchland Radio podcast on QuadPodAZ.com has been made possible by the Prescott Valley Events Center, Central and Northern Arizona's premier events destination. Get your tickets online at www.PrescottValleyEventCenter.com 

60 Second News Update - Boys and Girls Club May 10th

May 10, 2017

This is your 60 second news update from PrescotteNews.com.

Recently, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona announced April’s inaugural “Dancing for the Stars” event raised over $130,000 for the organization.

A fundraising spin on the popular reality show on CBS “Dancing with the Stars”, which features celebrities dancing with professionals and battling others for the top prize, The Boys and Girls Club worked for seven months planning the event and recruiting local celebrities to participate

Five-hundred people came out to see the show while hundreds others watched the fundraiser streamed on television.

Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona Devolpment Director Kristen Kerns mentioned planning for next year’s “Dancing for the Stars” has already started and looks to be bigger and better with new celebrities participating. As for the money raised in the inaugural event, Kerns mentioned the organization will use the money for youth programs after school and during the summer.

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