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City/Forest Service collaboration completes new stretch of trail along Prescott loop

Streamlining the Circle Trail

No sooner had a group of hard-hatted volunteers scaled the steep, rough ravine off Senator Highway than sounds of metal hitting rock and dirt filled the air.

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Prescott considered one of America’s best small towns for Christmas

Country Living magazine includes Prescott on list of 23 Christmas cities

Prescott was labeled “Arizona’s Christmas City” in 1989 by then-Gov. Rose Mofford.

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Medicaid expansion remains, high court affirms

Fee paid by hospitals is legal; opposition calls it new ‘loophole’

The state’s high court on Friday upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans.

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Police receive false alarm about gunman at charter school

Police received a phone call from whom they believed to be a concerned mother reporting a gunman at the American Heritage Academy Wednesday, but when police responded they determine it was only a lockdown drill by the school.

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Annual interfaith Celebration of Thanks benefits local food bank

Choirs, musicians and speakers from Quad-City area churches joined together to present the fourth annual interfaith Celebration of Thanks performance on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 18 - 22

Saturday, Nov. 18 Prescott Antique Auto Club parts exchange and craft show, 8 a.m., Clubhouse, 823 Osburn St., behind the County building, at the rodeo grounds in Prescott.

Quad Cities in Brief: Scholarship opportunities for local students

Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invite scholarship providers to present opportunities to local students.

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Yavapai College providing free tuition to those with GEDs

YC board approves $7 million resolution for additional capital investments/improvements

For Arizona residents who earned a GED diploma in 2016 or 2017, Yavapai College is offering free tuition for the upcoming spring semester.

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Tips for living with coyotes; rule No. 1 - Don’t feed them

If you live around here long enough, you’re going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or the coyote.

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‘Pride of Prescott’ to perform in 2017 Arizona Marching Band Championship in Tempe on Nov. 18

Prescott Unified School District leaders are preening with pride that the high school’s “Pride of Prescott” marching band will once again be showcasing its students’ musical talents at the 2017 Arizona State Marching Band Championships scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

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Ducey: ‘No place for sexual harassment’ at Capitol

Let investigators do their job, the governor says

Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday his experience is that women who complain about being sexually harassed are generally telling the truth.

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Koch’s nonprofit gets involved in Arizona’s voucher debate

Conservatives to educate voters before next year’s referendum

A nonprofit funded at least in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that a spokesman said is designed to “educate” Arizonans about school choice.

Sheriff’s office issues ‘virtual kidnapping’ alert

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam that tries to convince a random victim that a member of their family has been kidnapped and that the victim must pay a ransom for their safe return.

MatForce announces Youth ‘Pizza Box Topper’ art contest

MatForce invites area youth to speak out against underage drinking by entering its annual Pizza Box Topper Art Contest.

Green Party Senate candidate at Prescott College Saturday

Eve Reyes-Aguirre, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, is coming to Prescott College’s Fanon Center this Saturday for a direct Q-&-A session.

False alarm requires Abia Judd to ‘shelter in place’ Thursday

Possible explosive raises the alarm; lunch and recess remain indoors

Abia Judd Elementary students “sheltered in place” on Thursday morning after someone spotted what turned out to be an exploded blasting cap in the 1900 block of Peaceful Mesa Drive, officials said.

Community coaches needed for Yavapai reentry project

Interested in serving as a volunteer guide or mentor for someone reentering the community after serving in prison?

Auto club collects food for veterans Saturday

The Prescott Antique Auto Club is looking to the public for support in collecting nonperishable food items for the Veterans Resource Center this Saturday at its parts exchange and craft show.

Arizona photo travelogue Saturday at Phippen

Photographer Joe Webster has traveled over most of Arizona capturing the beauty of this amazing state and visiting its best and most iconic locations.

Arizona in Brief: Man who sexually assaulted 12-year-old Glendale girl sought

Glendale police have released a description of a suspect who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl.

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Matisko World Orphan choir inspires Taylor Hicks students, staff with uplifting performance

Taylor Hicks Elementary students were offered an early, cultural Thanksgiving treat this week.

Gilbert, Scottsdale families spend most on gifts

Tucson spends the least

Don’t be surprised if that Christmas gift from your friend or relative in Tucson is not quite as flashy as one from someone in Gilbert.

Sentencings: April 24 - 25

4/24/17 Joshua Frederick Bartels, 3/21/1990. Charges: Shoplifting and criminal impersonation. Sentence: Suspended and defendant is placed on supervised probation for 4 years. Judge: Tina Ainley.

Calendar of Events: Nov. 17-Dec. 2

Don't miss these Prescott-area events.

Kingman boy, 11, faces felony charges for bringing BB gun to school

A fourth-grader was taken into custody Tuesday for bringing a BB gun to Desert Willow Elementary School in the 3700 block of Prospector Street in Kingman.