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Pilot in Cottonwood plane crash dies

The pilot in Monday’s plane crash in the Tierra Verde Circle neighborhood in Cottonwood has died, according to the Cottonwood Police Department.

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Grand Canyon's North Rim seasonal shutdown to begin Oct. 16

The Grand Canyon's North Rim operations will begin seasonal changes on the morning of Oct. 16.

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Prescott Fire Department honors police officers for EMS aid

The Prescott Fire Department recognized several Prescott Police Department officers last week for their efforts in rendering aid during an EMS call in August.

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State Senator: Lawmakers need to mandate oversight of charter school operations

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s open to the idea of reforms in how charter schools are operated, including how they handle their finances.

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Camp Verde man wrestles with black bear near Patagonia

PATAGONIA — A 30-year-old Camp Verde man was hospitalized for injuries Sunday after he was attacked by a black bear south of Patagonia.

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Monsoon season giving final push; Thunderstorms expected Wednesday

Monsoon weather lovers will have at least one more chance to enjoy the brilliant thunder and torrential rains that often visit northern Arizona between July and October.

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Rotary Balloon Fest returns; seven balloons to glow Saturday evening

After two years of not being able to pay for and have it, the Prescott Valley Rotary Club is bringing back the Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Fest and is putting a new spin on it, said Rotary President Chuck Abbott.

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Pastor pleads not guilty to 9 new charges

CAMP VERDE — A former Prescott pastor entered a not-guilty plea on nine new felony charges Monday. Thomas Chantry, 47, surrendered himself to the Yavapai County Superior Court last week and is being held in the County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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Kennel Club hosts 4th annual dog show this week

Event Center gone to dogs

When the Prescott Arizona Kennel Club moved its annual championship show from Chino Valley indoors to the Prescott Valley Event Center, it started with two days of conformation and obedience competitions.

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AG Brnovich alters language of ballot description for Prop. 127

PHOENIX — A key aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich altered language of the ballot description of Proposition 127 that the state’s top elections officer called “eyebrow raising’’ and the lawyer for initiative organizers said is designed to help Arizona Public Service convince voters to reject it.

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For the kid in all of us

Prescott Sunrise Lions fundraiser to feature sports, food and fun

The Prescott Sunrise Lions have a new fundraiser coming up that combines food, beer and sports, all for the benefit of the Yavapai Food Bank/Lion charities.

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Four threats to Paulden water, CWAG president says

Big Chino Pumped Storage Project presents the smallest threat

Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) President and Sierra Club Yavapai Group Chair Gary Beverly outlined four threats to Paulden Water at the Central Highlands Natural Resources Preservation Group meeting Thursday, Sept. 13.

Planned giving seminar planned for Sept. 20

In partnership with Friends of the Prescott Public Library, Prescott Meals on Wheels, Smoki Museum, and the Yavapai Humane Society, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County is hosting a planned giving seminar on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Authorities unsure what led ATV to go off Arizona cliff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to figure out how an ATV went off a cliff, killing all four men riding in it.

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Rash of vehicle thefts, burglaries strike Granville in Prescott Valley

One theft leads to high-speed chase to Phoenix

Between Friday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 16, the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) responded to reports of over twenty vehicle burglaries and four vehicle thefts that took place within the Granville subdivision of Prescott Valley, according to a PVPD news release.

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Bugs with bad reputations: Common annoyances have important roles to play

Flies, spiders, bees, ants, mosquitos — it’s no surprise that bugs can be quite annoying and bothersome to many people.

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$25,000 in bed tax money slated for Prescott Chamber Visitors Center

A portion of the revenue that the City of Prescott raises by taxing customers at local hotels and motels will now go to help cover the cost of informing the community’s visitors.

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VA slowly unfolding no-smoking policy on its Prescott campus

At a time when smoking in public places has become more and more taboo, the local VA is instituting a no-smoking policy, beginning at its Domiciliary program, a short-term, in-patient rehabilitation program for those coping with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and homelessness.

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Prescott National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day

In celebration of National Public Lands Day and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee free day” on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 18-20

As you go through your week, study meditation and Buddhism at Unity Church of Prescott, or enjoy an Italian dinner at VFW Post 541.

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YCSO volunteer rescues dog attached to moving semi-truck

A dog tied to the back of a semi-truck lived to chew another bone Sept. 8 thanks to the quick actions of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, who used his patrol vehicle to signal the unknowing truck driver before leaving the parking lot of a gas station.

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Bodies of 4 men in ATV crash off an Arizona cliff recovered

The bodies of four men apparently killed in a fiery crash of an ATV that went over a northern Arizona cliff have been recovered, authorities said Monday.

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Man fined $52 for causing Phoenix airport terminal shutdown

A man who caused a busy terminal at Phoenix's airport to shut down for hours after abandoning a rental car in a no-parking area isn't facing charges.

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Body recovered from Grand Canyon believed to be missing man

A body recovered from the bottom of the Grand Canyon is believed to be that of a California man reported missing from a river trip.

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70-year-old pilot crashes crash in Cottonwood neighborhood

Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.


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