Firewise Event & Calendar Contest
Preparations are underway for our 4th annual Don’t Get Burned Wildfire Safety Event and Calendar Contest at Mortimer Farms, Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Over the past three years, Dewey-Humboldt Firewise has held a wildfire safety contest for students K-12. This year, the theme is May the 4th Be with You.
Twelve winning students and their teachers will be awarded $100 in cash prizes for artwork to be included in a Firewise calendar. Teachers with more than one winning student will receive $100 for each winning student.
Winners will be announced at 11 a.m. May 4. They will be chosen by Dewey-Humboldt Firewise board members and community business leaders.
Entries are due no later than Feb. 28. Contest rules and lesson plans on fire safety are available at www.dhaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5437/2024-Calendar-contest-fin?bidId=. Call Ronnie Donovan, 949.939.9585, or Debbie Miller, 704.472.2128, with questions.
Education is a big piece of what Dewey-Humboldt Firewise does and the event itself is for families to come out and meet some of the local heroes, the agencies they represent, as well as agencies that provide support to the community during fires, floods, evacuation, accidents and need for medical assistance.
There also will be an art and craft show on the grounds. The entrance fee is free. More information is available at www.d-hfw.com; @FirewiseDeweyHumboldt on Facebook; and dhfirewise in Instagram.
Do you know your boundaries?
Do you live in the Town of Dewey-Humboldt, Town of Prescott Valley or in the county? Knowing your area and boundaries are important when it comes time for elections and the candidates and propositions you can vote on depending on where you live.
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is composed of 18.9 square miles and has a population of roughly 4,000. The two zip codes are 86327 (Dewey) and 86329 (Humboldt).
A majority of the zip codes are within the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. The Quailwood Meadows Subdivision and Orchard Ranch RV Park are assigned the 86327 zip code but are in the Town of Prescott Valley.
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“Come by and say ‘hello,’ you’ll be glad you did.”
–Mayor, John Hughes