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Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit
Officials say groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pedestrian killed on State Route 69
Police: No criminal charges pending
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Man caught with child porn had been on FBI Most Wanted list for over year
Gary Edward Lasher on Wednesday accepted a plea agreement in a child porn case.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ducey must unite GOP after bruising primary
Doug Ducey campaigned from the middle and the far right, deftly gaining support from the business community and tea party supporters in his bid to win the Republican primary for Arizona governor. Now the victor will need to unite a party fractured by a bitter six-way primary and move back to the middle if he is to defeat a moderate Democrat in the November general election.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Man found dead near Willow Lake
A 49-year-old man who had not been seen for a week was found dead near Willow Lake Wednesday afternoon, a Prescott Police spokesman said.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gas prices: Aug. 27
Take a look at local gas prices.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tobin's congressional race has a razor-thin margin of 500 votes
House Speaker Andy Tobin held a lead of fewer than 500 votes in his quest for the Republican nomination in a sprawling Arizona congressional district that remained too close to call a day after the election.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

You're invited to the 2014 Reigning Cats & Dogs Gala
Calling all animal lovers: The signature animal welfare event of the year, the Yavapai Humane Society's Reigning Cats & Dogs Gala celebration, is fast approaching.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

County gets election tallies on state site after glitch
Yavapai County elections officials didn't get election results uploaded to the Arizona Secretary of State's website until 6 a.m. Wednesday because of a computer export problem.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Surviving Hotshot to help oversee firefighter memorial
The surviving member of an Arizona firefighting crew who nearly all perished in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire will serve on a board that will oversee creation of a memorial for his fallen comrades.
(2 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Armed Kingman man impersonates federal marshal, fires shots at vehicle
A man who told Mohave County Sheriff's deputies he was a U.S. marshal allegedly fired shots at a group of women he suspected stole his dog Monday evening in Kingman.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YCSO staffer reportedly one of two victims in Highway 89 head-on collision
Two people, one a community relations staff member at the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, were injured Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 89 about mid-way between Chino Valley and Prescott.
(5 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lengthy execution of Arizona inmate under review
Members of an independent team that will review the Arizona Department of Corrections investigation of the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood are no strangers to controversy surrounding correctional facilities.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Homicide trial set for man accused in Chino Valley shooting death
Second victim survived the November 2013 incident.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defendant's loss is taxpayers' gain as one lawyer is cut from murder case
Robert W. Wiesner, facing the death penalty in a 2010 murder, has one less attorney after a judge granted public defender John Napper's motion to release attorney Tom Kelly to save taxpayer dollars.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who's holding court? County residents decide
Donna McQuality won the job of Clerk of Court for Yavapai County Tuesday night, beating fellow GOP candidates Wayne Meddaugh and write-in challenger Alex Harris. In the Mayer Justice of the Peace race, incumbent Bill Rummer came out ahead of Danny Oen.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Corridor briefs: Aug. 27
Read news from the quad-city area and beyond.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prescott Fire Department report: Consolidate wildland, prevention divisions
The Prescott Fire Department's wildland division will go away, if the city follows the advice of a comprehensive evaluation of the department.
(6 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gas prices: Aug. 27
A look at local gas prices.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seligman man faces 17 years in prison for possession of child porn
A Seligman man accused of ten counts of sexual exploitation of a child accepted a plea agreement Tuesday, which cut that down to one count plus four counts of attempted sexual exploitation.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Woman reports strangulation attack downtown
A woman told police that she was attacked by a man who choked her Saturday morning in the 100 block of South Montezuma, a Prescott police report said.
(6 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Car Show of the Pines is Sunday
All proceeds benefit local families affected by cancer.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Horse sculpture painting for kids is Saturday at Phippen Museum
 On Saturday, the Phippen Museum is offering an art workshop for kids 7 to 16.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arizona education official loses re-election bid
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his bid for a second term Tuesday, falling in the Republican primary after he admitted making offensive anonymous comments on the Internet while serving as the state's chief education official.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uzi shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (with video)
Firing-range instructor killed when recoil wrenches weapon upward.
(28 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unofficial primary election results
Unofficial election results from Arizona Secretary of State and Yavapai County Elections Dept.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fann, Campbell win GOP LD1 race
The third time was a charm Tuesday for Noel Campbell, when he won the LD1 Republican primary alongside incumbent Rep. Karen Fann of Prescott.
(4 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Doug Ducey wins Republican governor primary, according to unofficial results
State treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Several local incumbents retain public offices, according to early primary election results
County residents who didn't vote early cast ballots at their respective polling places Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trailer total loss after Monday evening fire
Fire engines from Central Yavapai Fire District and Prescott Fire responded to a report of a possible structure fire in the 2000 block of Iron Springs Road at just before 6:30pm on Monday evening.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Justice delayed - Speedy trials are guaranteed in the Constitution, but they don't always happen
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial..."

- U.S. Constitution, 6th amendment
(4 comments)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ELECTION DAY! - GOP primary for LD1 house seats pits veterans against local hopefuls
Four Republicans competing for the two Legislative District 1 House seats will be narrowed to two Republicans today.

And in this Republican-dominated district, those two are likely to become the Prescott region's legislators even though they will face one Democratic competitor in November, Frank Cuccia.
(7 comments)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PUSD plans second community forum tonight
PRESCOTT - Officials with the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) will seek further public comment Tuesday during community forum at Prescott High School.
(7 comments)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gas Prices: Aug. 25
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Courier Ice Bucket Challenge draws a crowd *with video*
Locals dealing with ALS share tales of disease's aggresive nature
(3 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

3 arrested after Paulden shooting incident, pursuit
Authorities suspect gang affiliation
(7 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

PVPD snags alleged hit-and-run driver
Allegedly struck occupied vehicle while fleeing store security
(2 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Man calls to report assault, arrested on drug charges
Allegedly had 120 grams of heroin
(17 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Council to hear fire department analysis Tuesday
The way the Prescott Fire Department carries out its business will be under review this week, when the Prescott City Council receives the long-awaited public safety analysis on the department.
(4 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Doubly Downhearted - Benefit will aid family of stricken child
A Prescott Valley family who lost the enduring smile of their daughter to cancer in July will benefit from the Car Show of the Pines on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Frontier Village shopping center in Presccott.
(1 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Daily Courier Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS is today
Creating positive outcomes via community journalism is one of the goals of The Daily Courier and Prescott Newspapers Inc.
(2 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hot for the cold cause of ALS
Salon Tru Blu staffers Samantha Nelson, Kimberly Rayfield, Emily Toczko and Hanna Foote took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Homeless Summit focuses on jobs, housing, education
Is it possible to go from homeless to homeowner in Yavapai County?
(3 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gas prices: Aug. 25
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Mountain Institute JTED New sports medicine facility opens
The Sports Medicine Program at Mountain Institute JTED has a new home. Sports Medicine doubled its enrollment this year and, in anticipation of the influx, MIJTED remodeled a facility in its central campus complex to house the highly popular program for 2014-15.
Monday, August 25, 2014

'Mr. Firewise' praised for countless volunteer hours
Gary Roysdon was a man on a mission to reduce wildfire danger
(2 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Long-time residents put their memories on video
Old-timers travel back to their youthful days in Prescott in a video that will begin airing today on the Access13 television channels.
(1 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

CASA help needed for baby 'Warren'
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as a "Baby CASA" for one-month-old "Warren." The Division of Child Safety (DCS) took custody of the infant after he was found to have been born substance-exposed.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Online courses offer PHS students another 'choice'
The motto for the Prescott Unified School District is "The Smart Choice," and at Prescott High School the word "choice" has been truly embraced.
Monday, August 25, 2014

HUSD participates in STEM Focus; students learn about career paths
Mountain View Elementary School's Classical Enrichment program is moving full STEAM ahead as part of an extended curriculum at no cost to students
Monday, August 25, 2014

Freedom Day USA offers businesses a chance to give back
Freedom Day USA is a national "thank you" movement for the members of our military and their immediate families, along with Veterans.
Monday, August 25, 2014

6.0 quake shakes CA wine country
The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.
(5 comments)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Early morning 6.0 California quake causes injuries, damage
Earthquake rolls through northern Bay Area, damaging buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power
(4 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Self-help guru convicted in sweat lodge deaths back in Arizona for seminars
After nearly two years in prison, James Arthur Ray is hosting several seminars in the state.
(8 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daily Courier Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS is Monday
The Courier will do its part Monday, Aug. 25, when Publisher Kelly Soldwedel Thornhill will take the challenge.
(2 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Prescott's got talent: Locals audition for movie roles
An actress with a passion for performance, a former Marine who has never acted, a mom who wants to get back into acting - all these and more came to a Saturday casting call, hoping for a shot on the big screen.
(1 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PV event center naming rights up in the air
What's in a name? In Prescott Valley, about $175,000 a year.
(21 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

UAF adopters and pets to reunite at picnic Aug. 30
United Animal Friends is hosting a reunion and barbecue picnic for all UAF adopters and their pets from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the ramada near the Prescott Dog Park on Willow Creek Road in Prescott.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bus-stop gun ads popping up again in Phoenix area
Ads saying "guns save lives" have begun appearing again this month at Phoenix bus stops after being the subject of a four-year battle between city officials and a local activist, the Arizona Republic reported.
(3 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Immigrants found in locked rental truck
Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling.
(3 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Woman who had power cut off accused of stealing neighbor's generator
Deputies in Mohave County say a Kingman woman whose electricity had been turned off has been arrested after a stolen generator and other items taken from a neighbor were found in yard.
(3 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Two hospitalized in SUV vs. motorcycle collision
The driver of a motorcycle and passenger were taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center on Friday night after a collision with an SUV.
(1 comments)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Floodplain map revisions could mean big insurance hikes for some property owners
County adopting new floodplain maps for the area
(6 comments)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tim's Auto calls out car dealerships (with video)
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is becoming a popular charitable effort in the area.
(4 comments)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofits *with video*
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Doug Ducey, Scott Smith lead Arizona governor's race
After spending millions on advertising and crisscrossing the state for months, attending barbecues, chamber of commerce meetings and other events to get their message out, Arizona's six-way Republican governor's primary is widely seen as a contest between Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey.
(4 comments)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blue Ridge Reservoir closed for safety reasons
Coconino National Forest officials have closed the entire Blue Ridge (C.C. Cragin) Reservoir as well as Forest Road 751 for public safety reasons.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gas prices: Aug. 22
Take a look at area gas prices.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Traffic backed up on Highway 69
Traffic is backed up on Highway 69 going eastbound near Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley due to a collision.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Only a fake in surreal crime case
The "million-dollar original Picasso painting" allegedly stolen from a Prescott home earlier this week has been found.
(13 comments)

Friday, August 22, 2014

National parks, monuments free Monday
The National Park Service is offering free entrance to all its parks and monuments Aug. 25 to celebrate its 98th birthday.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled for possible Listeria contamination
The Prescott Sam's Club was able to confirm that they did have the recalled product and immediately removed any remaining stock as soon as the recall was announced.
(1 comments)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Firefighters rescue 5 ERAU students from atop Granite Mountain
The group failed to bring food, water, or clothes for the cooler, wet weather, and lost their way.
(36 comments)

Friday, August 22, 2014

PV man jailed after allegedly firing gun in confrontation
A man who allegedly shot at another man near Bay Circle and Mission Lane on Wednesday night because, he claimed, he felt threatened, has been arrested.
(2 comments)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mountain Oak school makes great strides, searches for new director
After a rocky year, Mountain Oak Charter School kicked off the 2014-15 school year with both an 'A' rating and a new interim executive director.
(3 comments)

Friday, August 22, 2014


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