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4/7/2013 9:08:00 PM
Football great promotes Prescott Valley in video
Ken Hedler
The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT VALLEY - The town government hopes to score some touchdowns for public exposure by paying former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw to host a five-minute "Today in America" video promoting the community.

The town hired Today in America this past August for $19,800 to produce and air the video. It will air nationally on the Discovery Channel and 19 times regionally through a combination of ABC, Fox stations or both, according to the contract.

The video amounts to paid programming, and the town has total control of its content, said Greg Fister, the town's economic development manager.

"They sent a list of television markets across the country, and we picked our top 15 choices," Fister said.

Bradshaw touts Prescott Valley as "one of America's best places to live, work and play," features interviews with Mayor Harvey Skoog, developer Brad Fain and others, along with scenes of the Civic Center, Fain Lake, Iron King Trail, of grazing cattle and other locales.

Town staff provided some clips and still images, but Bradshaw's crew filmed most of the video, Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy said.

The town aired the video during the council meeting March 14, and is promoting the video on its Facebook and You Tube pages.

The town's Facebook page indicated as of Monday more than 800 people have "shared" it with others, Judy said, The video can reach more than 52,000 people, he added.

"That was the intent of the video, to promote Prescott Valley," he said.

The video drew praise from one its most visible promoters: Marnie Uhl, president and chief executive officer of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.

"For a short piece, it touches on a little bit of everything that makes us special," she said Monday after watching it for the first time.

Uhl said the video might encourage watchers out of state to call the chamber, visit Prescott Valley and move here.








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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013
Article comment by: another tired of it all

The highest sales tax hum. Another reason not to shop here.

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Article comment by: Interesting Sentence

Prescott Valley has a higher sales tax than 56.4% of Arizona's other cities and counties.
http://www.tax-rates.org/arizona/prescott_valley_sales_tax


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: To: @ The Trolls

Well, maybe you should stay out of trouble with the police or move back down to the valley. See ya.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: @ What The Heck

To What the Heck, you say the town trolls are "full of facts and examples". You yourself said that the election "was rigged". That's where you lost credibility with this girl. What "factual" information do you have that the election was rigged? Please share. Aparently, the majority of people are satisfied with how the town is being run or they wouldn't have voted Skoog back in.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: Coyote Contraire™

Harriet G.,
Or you could just skip the comments. That should be easy.
'-..-'


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: What the Heck

I see the negative comments about the town, They are full of facts and examples that make us embarrasses to be part of this sinking ship. I find them to be truthful and beyond doubt. Then you have the kool-aid drinkers, probably all making money off the taxpayers, or part of the government or the "elite "few. They snipe at the truth tellers and never really site any examples. Yes this town wastes millions, yes we all know Brad Fain was arrested for D.U.I. and got away with it. The Library is a $29 million waste of taxpayer money.The photo radar has been proven, yes proven to be a corrupt program. What more proof do you need. I wish these "town groupies" would read the articles in the courier instead of just commenting on the negative concerned taxpayers. The good people of this town are sick and tired of these kool-aid drinking elitists who blindly follow the lead of this inept Mayor and his clown posse council. Maybe then if this town gets cleaned up, we wouldn't need a hokey video to encourage people to move here. The only thing this place has going for it at this point is the weather, I hope Harvey and the clowns don't find a way to screw that up.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: @ The Trolls

I can guarantee you are wrong! One of the bad comments was from myself. I have lived here for 10 years after moving from Phoenix. My biggest problem with PV and their cops, use of force to be exact. I was assaulted by a cop here 8 years ago who then proceeded to lie about the whole incident and when I took it to trial he stood up and comitted perjury (a class 4 felony). I filed a formal complaint and the brass found that he did nothing wrong, it seems that in their mind splitting someones head open who is rubbing their wrists constitutes a threat.
Another incident just occured when 3 cops were given Medal of Valor Awards for shooting and killing a guy armed with a steak knife. Got it now? Oh yeah this cop who assaulted me still works here so beware...


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: Harriet G.

Once again, the overabundance of tired old negative commenters that show up here. What a lovely newspaper.

I suggest that the Daily Courier do away with the online comments section altogether. It will truly create a more pleasant reading experience.


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: ronald raygun

"But it's a dry hate"
unknown


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: A Clarification

@ No Cal's Comment:

You must also mean beefing up Prescott Valley's western border and blocking the source of negativity.



Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: The trolls...

I can guarantee you that the negative trolls that commented on this story these have never even lived in the great town of Prescott Valley.

No city or town is perfect (including others in the Quad-City area).

Opinions are simply just that, opinions. They really don't hold a lot of stock in the positive aspects of a great town.

As a proud resident of PV, I stand tall to my beliefs of truth, friendship, good values and community. I also stand behind my town for a bright future.

WAY TO GO PRESCOTT VALLEY!!!!!!


Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: Really, did you need to spend that much?

That's great to spend $19,800 - how about fixing roads, putting money into youth programs, anything other than someone that has trouble speaking to do a lame video. The non-famous business employees had a better presentation than Bradshaw. So much for everyone complaining about fire department. Interesting that the newspaper didn't run a story on this before the Town approved wasting, I mean spending almost $20,000.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: Something Else They Forgot

Something else they forgot was a mention of the internet trolls who continually monitor these news stories to find something negative to say.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Article comment by: Barth gimbel

And to think I thought Terry Bradshaw was a neat guy.

How low can he sink.................


Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Joey Chapman

Listen to this..Not everything is perfect in this town (photo radar) but this negative criticism comes from people not willing to have any pride in our town. I may not like some of the decisions that our town makes but I applaud them for letting the word out that this is still a very nice place to live. as for the comment about the poor lady who moved to a town based on a promotional video is ridiculous. I feel as though the money spent on this promotional video is worthwhile and will help let potential residents make a good research decision. This town has come a long way since I have grown up here and hope that it will be better in the future.

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: GRUNDO is astonished The Emperor Has No Clothes !

This is totally amazing! Has this Bradshaw taken too many head injuries over the years? Has his diet food ad and participation affected his sense of reason? Or is he just out for a quick buck? I hope he stays a few weeks in Pee Vee ( if he has ever even been here) and talks to some real residents. This reminds me of the Senator who became an actor, then was pitching reverse mortgages to the old folks. Don't some folks ever have enough or must they continually whore themselves for a buck? I am amazed at Skoog and crew ,if things really went bad I'll bet he'd be pitching Kim Chee for North Korea.

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: No Cal

I do believe that we could solve some of our problems here by beefing up border security. Not on the Southern side on the Western side...

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Simply Awesome!

A great promotional video about our beautiful town! We moved here 2 years ago and couldn't be more proud. We love this town and the friendly people here. We wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. Not much love for the negative commenters here though. The nay-sayers are always welcome to move away. Then our town will be even more pleasant than it already is.

You Go PV!!!!


Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: fugue state

You mopes would whine about winning the lottery.

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Johnny Rebel

@ What the Heck.
Just so we all have the facts straight about Brad Fain beating the DUI. I wrote to the prosecutor questioning it and he wrote me back saying that there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Bahahaha LOL...Blows a 0.15, trouble balancing, leaving the scene of an accident, but that's not enough. Looks like we need a new Prosecutor in PV then if that's good enough for him.


Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: What a Joke

Notice how they did not show the outside of the library? Cute video, Too bad it is all lies and smoke and mirrors. I guess making a video that illustrates the corruption would not go down so smoothly. Picking the Fain that was arrested for drunk driving was an interesting choice for "promoting" the town. Don't lift any rocks in PV folks there are plenty of skeletons hidden beneath them. ...

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Prescott Valley Resident

Brad Fain is the perfect spokesman for this town. His decadent life style paid for by the taxpayers is surely a trait any future investor will love to help pay for. I can see the money and businesses just flying in to support the corruption and waste that has become Prescott Valley. Then when all is said and done, Bradley will put a prison dab smack in the middle of it all. I can't wait to see this video, get the popcorn.

Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Coyote Contraire™

This is a little bit of a hoot. Particularly like Marnie Uhl's line "...everything that makes us special." Okay then, let's get started on that list:

1.

That's all I can think of.

About ten years ago I met a woman who had made the move to PeaVey based on a promotional videotape she had been sent. She described how the beautiful shots of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Prescott and other not-PV places had been instrumental in her decision.

Unfortunately she had not been wise enough to visit the place before committing and was livid about what she saw as blatant deception. She was already working on a way to leave and has probably been gone for years now.

Too bad PeaVey didn't hire her to give a testimonial in Bradshaw's promo.
'-..-'


Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: 35 Year PV resident

All I can say is... Slick video and a load of baloney....Businesses fail more often in Prescott Valley than a lot of Arizona Communities. Drive around and see how many vacant commercial properties are standing empty. There is a reason. Do your homework.

I have a bridge in Brooklyn NY that I would like to sell you.

02 cents


Posted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Article comment by: Coyote Contraire™

This is a little bit of a hoot. Particularly like Marnie Uhl's line "...everything that makes us special." Okay then, let's get started on that list:

1.

About ten years ago I met a woman who had made the move to PeaVey based on a promotional videotape she had been sent. She described how the beautiful shots of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Prescott and other not-PV places had been instrumental in her decision.

Unfortunately she had not been wise enough to visit the place before committing and was livid about what she saw as blatant deception. She was already working on a way to leave and has probably been gone for years now.

Too bad PeaVey didn't hire her to give a testimonial in Bradshaw's promo.
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