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Prescott High School students taking a second year Japanese language course

About 20 learning to speak Japanese

With a blend of poise and humor, Prescott High School sophomore Teagan McPherson this week shared with a lively class of some 20 students a video presentation about what she did over the summer break —

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Two Yavapai County men killed in weekend plane crash

Two Yavapai County men were killed Saturday evening, Aug. 18, when the experimental plane they were flying in crashed in rugged terrain southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Spicer recounts tumultuous White House tenure

Former White House spokesman Sean Spicer briefed a crowd of more than 350 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Saturday evening, offering a mix of partisan political views and often humorous personal anecdotes from his tumultuous seven-month tenure as President Donald Trump’s first press secretary.

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Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans.

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Science: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames.

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Driver gets stuck in water

A motorist walks behind the a white Honda Civic, which was stranded at a Granite Creek crossing Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2018.

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New Community Development Director begins in Prescott Aug. 20

After the August retirement of longtime Community Development Director Tom Guice, the City of Prescott has named a new director.

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State’s largest electric company seeks to block energy initiative

The state’s largest electric company hopes to block a public vote on a renewable energy initiative by charging that initiative organizers purposely — and knowingly — submitted signatures they knew were invalid.

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Calendar of Events: August 20-24

Today Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

Date Creek Ranch to host Apple Festival Sept. 1-2

The Date Creek Ranch Apple Festival, a major fundraiser for the PTSA at Morristown Elementary and Rainbow Girls of Glendale, will be Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2.

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Two Yavapai County men killed in plane crash

Two Yavapai County men were killed Saturday evening, Aug. 18, when the experimental plane they were riding in crashed in rugged terrain southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Spicer recounts tumultuous White House tenure

Visits Prescott to push new book

Former White House spokesman Sean Spicer briefed a crowd of more than 350 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Saturday evening, offering a mix of partisan political views and often humorous personal anecdotes from his tumultuous seven-month tenure as President Donald Trump’s first press secretary.

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Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump

77 skimmers found in Arizona so far this year

The number of credit card skimmers found attached to gas station pumps in Arizona so far this year is already well above the number seen in all of 2017 and is nearing the number from 2016.

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County considers building fee hike

Considering buying a new home or maybe sprucing up that dated kitchen?

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Sold-out WineFest sees lots of repeat attendees

Pick and Pull a hit

Sharlot Hall Museum’s sixth annual WineFest, a sold-out event, on Saturday, Aug. 18, had a lot of repeat attendees, including Mary and Dave Reda.

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Photo Gallery: It’s a Monsoon Festival

David and Arya Cutrer come down the 600-plus-foot water slide at the Monsoon Festival in downtown Prescott on Saturday.

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Calendar of Events: August 19-24

Today Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began,” 10 a.m., Chamber’s Visitor Information Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

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Highlighting Prescott’s ‘well-kept secret’

Arizona Israel Technology Alliance meeting focuses on local tech potential

With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s cybersecurity expertise as a backdrop, about 20 Israeli entrepreneurs had a business-to-business encounter with their Arizona counterparts this past week.

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Need2Know: Comfort Mobility opening new location; Ashley HomeStore coming to Prescott; Synergy Wellness opens PV location

Comfort Mobility — formerly named Canyon Mobility — will be hosting a grand opening of a retail location at 1230 Iron Springs Road on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Firefighters extinguish Chino Valley mobile home fire; no injuries

Several fire engines from the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority and one engine from the Prescott Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Bottle Brush Drive in Chino Valley around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Bisbee's decision to remove fluoride from water criticized

Public health officials are warning Bisbee residents that they may be more susceptible to cavities after city officials removed fluoride from the southern Arizona city's water supply.

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Health officials warn of measles threat

State and county health officials are warning Northern Arizona residents about the threat of potential exposure to the measles virus after an out-of-state visitor with measles traveled through the area during early August.

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Resort postpones reopening after closure due to storm damage

A Scottsdale-area resort closed Aug. 11 because of storm flooding and damage is postponing its reopening.

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PVPD warns about imposter animal control officers

Imposters are taking custody of animals, bringing them to local animal hospitals illegally

Prescott Valley Police Department Animal Control has received several reports from concerned residents about individuals who are conducting themselves as an official animal control officer.

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Trail of the Month: Badger Mountain Trail

The trail ties together sweeping views with forest terrain

At virtually every turn on the newly rerouted Badger Mountain Trail, a stellar view of Thumb Butte, or downtown Prescott, or Granite Mountain is front and center.

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