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Sheriff: Watch out for door-to-door scams

PRESCOTT – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be alert to scams that have happened when someone came to the door and was allowed into a home.

School district begins spending Prop. 123 funds: Teachers, staff to get 3.2 percent raises

The Chino Valley Unified School District adopted a budget just exceeding $13 million for maintenance and operations at its July 11 regular meeting.

Mayer/Cordes Lakes Corridor Briefs

SPECIAL EVENTS The School Food Program is continuing at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

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Yavapai County tops state in number of search-and-rescue missions

PRESCOTT – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s search-and rescue (SAR) units were tasked to perform 22 percent of all such missions in Arizona in fiscal year 2015-16, making them the busiest in the state.

Fitch upgrades Prescott Valley bond rating to AA+

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Town of Prescott Valley’s bond rating to AA+ from AA-.

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Teacher shortage hits Humboldt Unified

Humboldt Unified School District is having difficulty filling multiple open teaching positions and while there has been some progress, there are still a few openings left, Superintendent Dan Streeter said.

‘Can’t do’ on $2K request for veterans memorial, say county supes

It’s not about not being patriotic or not supporting military veterans. Yavapai County Board of Supervisors (BOS) just could not on July 6 approve a request for money to buy a sculpture for the Veterans Memorial Ramada at Henry Cordes Park in Cordes Lakes.

Corridor Briefs: School Food Program and more

SPECIAL EVENTS The School Food Program is continuing at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

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Coming Home: Of godmothers and surrogate grandmas

One of my annual rituals occurs each July 14. No matter where I am or what I am doing, I find a nice tavern and order a vodka martini.

Chino Valley considers motorsports

It’s been more than a year since Prescott Valley Speedway closed its doors because of the failure of Yavapai Downs (where they were located).

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Two suspects arrested in meth and heroin bust

CAMP VERDE – A man and a woman were arrested June 28 after a traffic stop resulted in officers’ discovery of heroin and methamphetamine, according to Yavapai county Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Man burned, dog killed in Dewey fire

DEWEY – A man suffered burns and a dog died as a result of a fire that ignited around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at a residence in the 1700 block of Wait A Minute Way.

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Prescott Valley Wendy’s one of over 1,000 hit by hackers

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Wendy’s said Thursday, July 7 that hackers were able to breach security at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, including the one in Prescott Valley, stealing customers’ credit and debit card details.

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Meals on Wheels' July Fourth lunch a success

Since Meals on Wheels was closed July Fourth so the employees could enjoy the holiday, they scheduled their party for Friday, July 1.

Corridor Briefs: Week of July 8

The School Food Program is continuing at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

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Barbecue cook-off at Henry Cordes Park fun for everyone

The early storm passing through Cordes Junction cooled things down and made it very pleasant weather for the cook-off at Henry Cordes Park.

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Man shot by deputies released from hospital, moved to jail

DEWEY – A man shot in the leg by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly confronted deputies with a gun Saturday, July 2, has been released from Flagstaff Medical Center and is in the Camp Verde jail, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Fuel treatment at Gray Wolf begins this week July 5-11

The Prescott Forest Service (PFS) began Tuesday morning, July 5, its planned prescribed burn at Gray Wolf this week by blacklining along Highway 169.

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*Update* - Update: Second suspect in Cornville burglary already in jail

Faces more charges

CORNVILLE – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of a woman they said was a second suspect in a burglary and ID theft case.

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Cordes Lakes School food program meeting needs

Lisa (Hawkins) Giguere has been running the school food program in Cordes Lakes for several years now.

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Mayer Library hosts many guests

Not to be outdone by the Cordes Lakes Library, the Mayer Library is also busy this summer.

Coming Home: The ‘bear’ essentials of living with wildlife

I sure wish I could have seen the bear that was reported wandering around Prescott on Sunday.

Gratitude for a firefighting job well done

Tuesday morning started pleasantly enough.

Corridor Briefs

SPECIAL EVENTS The School Food Program is continuing at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. This program is free to those under 18 years of age.

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Bug Creek fire grows little overnight; 50 percent contained

CORDES LAKES -- The Bug Creek Fire grew just 80 acres overnight, and is now 50 percent contained.