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Flash flooding causes difficult conditions in the Prescott area, residents share videos

A slow moving rain storm on the drought stricken Prescott area and surrounding communities caused flash flooding and road closures Sunday.

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Skull Valley, Prescott residents vocal in opposition to proposed Kirkland mine

Deadline to file comments is Sept. 4

Every person who spoke during the public comment period Wednesday, July 11, voiced concerns about the Kirkland Mining Company’s (KMC) proposed pozzolan mine in Skull Valley.

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Initiative aims to tax wealthy for K-12 money

An initiative proposing to pay for education improvements by hiking taxes on only the most wealthy also appears to remove a small income tax break available to those with fewer financial resources, who are just trying to keep their income even with inflation.

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Families in need gear up for school

Trinity Lutheran Church helps children from Humboldt Elementary School

Looking through the racks of clothes at the Walmart in Prescott Valley, Claire Andringa said it feels good to be able to have some new duds for when school starts.

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Hearing officer urges Corp Comm to take over Johnson Utilities

A state hearing officer is recommending the Arizona Corporation Commission seize control of Johnson Utilities away from the current management, at least temporarily, and install its own manager.

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Catch 22: NO. 16 - $500 reward offered for man wanted on armed robbery, assault charges

Today the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating Ramon Figueroa-Vela.

Security expert weighs in on car key fobs

If you were online at all Monday, July 9, you likely saw a story that was widely circulated describing a security expert’s warning that car key fobs need to be protected from hackers, and that wrapping them in foil will do the trick.

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Gardeners face challenges during drought

Lack of water has consequences

Whether you’re a master gardener or a gardening hobbyist, growing plants in the middle of a drought period can be a challenge.

Calendar of Events: July 16-24

Today Practical Self-Defense for Seniors, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, 3407 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley.

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Phoenix police: 2 caregivers arrested after young girl dies

olice in Phoenix say a young girl has died and her caregivers have been arrested on suspicion of homicide and child abuse.

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National Weather Service issues Flash Flood Warning and Flood Advisory for Yavapai County

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Yavapai County in the Goodwin fire scar area in west central Arizona, and a Flood Advisory for Yavapai County Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey Humboldt areas in west central Arizona.

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Prescott’s Greenways are scenic, but do residents want to use them?

City kicks off revitalization of the downtown creek trail system

Foreboding, seedy, inhospitable. These are just a few of the negatives used this past week to describe one of downtown-Prescott’s most prominent features — its creeks.

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Bank robbery suspect still being sought by Prescott Valley police

The Prescott Valley Police Department is still looking for a suspect believed to have been involved in the robbery of the OneAZ Credit Union on Pav Way Friday afternoon, July 13.

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Need2Know: New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space; Bin 239 closes down; playing Cornhole for a Cause

The former Rancher’s Wife store, 156 S. Montezuma St., is being converted to a restaurant to be called Carmella’s.

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Stranded father and son hikers rescued by YCSO team

Crews from the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Backcountry Unit, the Department of Public Safety Rangers and Copper Canyon Fire Department rescued a pair of stranded hikers, a father and son, Tuesday morning, July 10.

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Court: USGS not liable in fatal 2012 copter crash over Verde

The failure of a federal agency to mark an overhead cable does not make the government liable for the death of a helicopter pilot who flew into it, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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Central Yavapai Fire District majority condemns minority’s behavior

Responds to accusations

Three Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) board directors have decided they’ll no longer stand silent as the other two directors continue to run an aggressive campaign to discredit the agency and its operational arm, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA).

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Catch 22: No. 15 - $500 reward offered for an wanted on probation violations

Today police in Cottonwood are asking for your help in locating Juan Carlos Espinoza Rocha.

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House in Chino Valley hit by lightning

Lightning struck the outside of a house on the 1800 block of South Yellow Brick Road in Chino Valley at around 1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 14, according to Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Assistant Fire Marshal Andie Smith.

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Navajo silversmith Benally wins Best of Show at the Prescott Indian Art Market, show continues Sunday

Diné Navajo Veronica Benally captured “Best of Show” honors and earned the blue ribbon for jewelry at the 21st annual Prescott Indian Art Market held this weekend at Sharlot Hall Museum.

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Catch 22: No. 14 - $500 reward offered for an wanted on six felony charges

Today the Prescott Valley police are asking for the public’s help in locating Francisco Javier Gardea.

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Robbery suspect threatened to use force, Prescott Valley police say

Officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department swarmed the OneAZ Credit Union on Pav Way in Prescott Valley shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, July 13, following a report of a bank robbery.

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Arizona Downs open for business; live racing slated for 2019

Arizona Downs shines with $2 million in repairs, renovations

A new roof, flooring, paint job inside and out, and 50 flat screen televisions are part of the $2 million in renovations occurring at the much-improved Arizona Downs racetrack facility, formerly known as Yavapai Downs.

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Prostitution sting yields three arrests in Yavapai County

Operation involved using fabricated online advertisements

Three men have been arrested following an eight-hour prostitution sting operation conducted by the Prescott Valley Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) on Thursday, July 12.

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Judge to decide on voting law measure

A judge will decide whether lawmakers have an absolute right to ask voters to approve two changes in law in a single act, even if they may only want one of them and not the other.

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