The question of combining two local fire districts in 2016 hinted at a potential savings, and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) officials have said they saved $686,000 in the first year.
Would be higher had CAFMA not been formed
Before the formation of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) was even being considered, the Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) began an aggressive campaign to stabilize a jeopardized budget following the recession.
Chino police post officers at each of town's schools
Police are investigating an alleged threat made in person and then spread on social media against Chino Valley High School by a former student.
Winning messages will appear on signs above AZ state highways
You may recall the safety message contest hosted by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) last year.
As the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) often reminds the public, “If you see something, say something.”
Trooper transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
A Prescott Valley man was arrested on multiple felony charges after his truck collided with an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper’s vehicle Sunday evening, Feb. 18, according to a Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) news release.
‘American Metal,’ customizing Humvees, set to air on April 1
All it takes to make a reality television show these days is an entrepreneurial venture and some personalities with specialized knowledge to make it come alive.
Yearly drug seizure statistics are one indication of which illegal substances are declining in popularity within a community and which are gaining.
Sheriff: 'This is the right thing to do for Yavapai County and our communities.'
Wherever he went, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher kept hearing the same question again and again from concerned citizens: what does one do if an individual with an apparent mental-health issue is being disorderly, trespassing or doing something else that could be considered illegal?
Everyone booked into jail will receive mental-health screening
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking $1.5 million from the state to expand a post-arrest reentry program that is already underway at the county’s jail in Camp Verde.
Recently returned from successful mission in Michigan
It’s no wonder that Prescott resident Robert Ward is so often referred to as a “space cowboy.”
Books were looked at one year after the merger
During their regular monthly board meetings on Monday, Jan. 22, the Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD), the Chino Valley Fire District (CVFD) and their joint administration, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, received auditing reports.
Excuses himself from executive session meeting when denied
Central Yavapai Fire District board member Tom Steele made an attempt to tape an executive session meeting on his personal recording device during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 22.
“It’s like my body got hot and my pupils dilated”
It was about a week-and-a-half until Christmas, 2017, and Kelsey hadn’t gambled in 92 days.
Restoration efforts expected to continue overnight
An interruption in natural gas service provided by Unisource Energy Services (UES) has been reported in Prescott Valley within the Granville community.
Family, friends mourn murder victim
The funeral of James Dean Herbert II, 58, took place in Prescott on Tuesday, Jan. 16, a week after his wife, Katherine, admitted to shooting him in the head with a shotgun at their home in Peeples Valley three days earlier.
If you don’t have student loan debt yourself, there’s a good chance you know at least one person who does.
Maybe more rain to come in next 10 days
Northern Arizona finally received some precipitation Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, and Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, after an unprecedented dry streak.
No charges have been filed so far in the case
Esther Dorsch, a 101-year-old woman who was run over in the Fry’s Food and Drug parking lot in Prescott Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 3, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, in a Phoenix area hospital.
Is marijuana safer than alcohol?
Like it or not, marijuana use is on the rise as more and more states legalize it for either recreational or medicinal use.
As event announcer Jean Lupa put it, this year’s Polar Bear Splash was more like a “Southern Splash” given the unseasonably warm weather the Prescott area has been experiencing this cold season.
Mitigating exposure to radioactive gas
It’s clear why developers wish to build in and around the Granite Dells.
Warmest, driest fall/winter ever for Prescott area
It’s been a long time coming for the Southwest, but the cold season’s first precipitation event is on tap for early this week.
50 line workers hope to restore power to island
Arizona utility companies are answering the call for help by Puerto Ricans still without electricity following heavy damage to the island by hurricanes in September.
Lack of inventory continues to plague market
Forecasts for the 2018 real estate market are indicating slower growth in home prices nationwide and a continued shortage of available homes as developers and home builders are now working to catch up with spiking demand after years of housing stagnation.
Need2Know: Little word about Dunkin Donuts in Prescott Valley; All West Fire has moved; recent 10-year anniversaries for two businesses
Little word about PV Dunkin Donuts In August, the final development plan for a Dunkin Donuts was unanimously approved by the Prescott Valley Town Council.
Chief: Member said to have violated open meeting law
Internal strife among Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) board members continues to intensify despite repeated attempts to address and resolve certain matters brought up by a disgruntled minority of the five-member board.
Options are limited
Whether you forgot to stock up on enough eggnog for the party, don’t feel like making a family meal, or just need a reason to get out of the house, there are some businesses in town open on Christmas Day for just such reasons.
Need2Know: Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands; Spectrum Healthcare acquires practice in Prescott; MetLife practice in Prescott changes hands
Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands After 50 years of cutting hair at the Modern Barbershop and owning it for much of that time, Roger Gibson, 75, has sold his business, Roger’s Modern Barbershop, to Angela Maldonado.
Injecting popular culture into the classroom
Every episode of the popular television show Shark Tank features the same format:
Employers look to develop their own workforces to fill in-demand roles
Will Reidhead, 21, considered pursuing a career as a chef, but cooking wasn’t cutting it financially.
MunchkinLand Play Center coming soon A play center for children ages 6 months to 10 years is slated to open on the west end of the Frontier Village Center in Prescott in early January.
Experts say it’s not likely as Northern Arizona continues to see warm temperatures
People who love winter and all that it brings are perhaps a little disappointed so far this year.
Season of shared beliefs
Divisive language/opinions can often drown out the universal aspects of life. “I don’t care who you ask – left, right, gay, straight, atheist, orthodox Christian – it doesn’t matter,” said Dana Cummins, co-founder of the Mountain Spirit Co-Op in Prescott.
Yes, employee engagement equals higher productivity
As the business magnate, investor and philanthropist Richard Branson once said, “the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.”
Groups unhappy with president’s decision on national monuments
More than 100 people gathered on the Yavapai Courthouse Plaza Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9, to protest President Donald Trump’s recent decision to reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments in Utah.
One of state’s oldest institutions finally enters 21st century
As of Friday, Dec. 1, attorneys are now required to electronically file all documents for civil cases when filing into the Yavapai County Superior Court and Mohave County Superior Court.
Chrach saved many lives while in service
When Chrach (pronounced “crash”) retired after eight years of service as a military working dog (MWD), adopting him out was an unusually contentious matter.
The Prescott Christmas Parade featured several unique aspects this year.
Trying to get construction done in “most efficient time-frame possible”
Willow Creek Apartments, a new 160-unit apartment community located at 3137 Willow Creek Road in Prescott, has retained Copper Tree Construction Group LLC (Copper Tree) as its new general contractor.
Supply catching up to demand in Tri-city area
A significant amount of interest has been shown by developers in the last couple of years to build apartment complexes throughout Prescott.
Tickled Pink shuttering Tickled Pink Gift and Apparel Shop at 117 S. Cortez in downtown Prescott is going out of business.
Three locals with recently acquired DUIs share their stories
Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) does many things to one’s life.
Members will also look at business license ordinance
Prescott City Council’s newly elected members are set to take their seats on Tuesday, Nov. 28, but not before the current council has a chance to finally vote on the Deep Well Ranch project.
New study reveals Yavapai County in 32nd percentile of US metro areas for discretionary spending
After the utilities are covered, the rent is paid, taxes are deducted and spending on necessary items is made, how much money is left over to either save or spend?
Valley Hobby grand re-opening A Prescott Valley hobby shop called Valley Hobby has changed hands, moved, and will be the subject of a grand re-opening on Sunday, Nov. 26.
Best Black Friday retailers, savvy shopper tips, best gift cards
For quad-city resident Jessie Billi, Black Friday is less about the deals than it is about the energy put into the event by retailers and shoppers.
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.
Businesses submit photos, public votes on them
To encourage local downtown merchants to maximize their holiday spirit with equally over the top window decorations, the Daily Courier is partnering with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott Downtown Partnership to host a reader’s choice contest.
The Plumbing Store owners aim to fully move in by the end of 2017
Kim and Bill Gagnon had been looking for a building to purchase for their business, The Plumbing Store, for about seven years.