Residents report sightings in Mountain Club, not bothered by animals
Mountain lion sightings in The Mountain Club on the west side of Prescott are not all that uncommon.
Board meets in Cottonwood Wednesday
Meeting in Cottonwood Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is looking to approve funding for study and a recreation plan, and to recruit and appoint a new Flood Control District director.
Recognized for their service
Staff and other residents at Highgate Senior Living facility honored 22 veterans Friday, Nov. 10, in partnership with Kindred Hospice.
No need to establish primary use first
People wanting to use steel containers to store personal items or construction materials on their property no longer need to obtain primary use (a dwelling) first through Yavapai County Development Services Department.
Prescott Valley Town councilwoman Jodi Rooney, a Republican, announced her intention to seek the Legislative District 1 seat in Arizona House of Representatives.
Admin offices triple in space in new Eastridge facility
No ordinary ribbon-cutting event for this grand opening. A “new old tradition” took place Monday, Nov. 6, at the Central Arizona Medical and Fire Authority administration building in Prescott Valley that involved an “uncoupling” of two hoses stretched between fire engines.
Let’s not be another Santa Rosa
Northern California lost 7,500 structures to catastrophic fires this summer.
When the weather outside is delightful – or frightful
Get outside while the weather is dry and crisp and a few trees are still in their glory of red, yellow and orange leaves.
With little discussion, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, sitting as board of directors for the Yavapai County Jail District, signed off on the ballot language Wednesday for an extension of the existing quarter-cent sales tax.
Bill Ball, owner/developer of the Viewpoint master planned community, is expanding his 21-year-old project with plans to develop the final 150 acres at the north end of the subdivision north of Highway 89A.
Literary Southwest program free to public Nov. 3
One of America’s most celebrated writers of crime fiction visits The Literary Southwest at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. T.
Mine could be No. 8 on same property in Skull Valley
Since the turn of the last century, seven previous mining operations have used the site of the proposed Kirkland High Quality Pozzolan Mine near Skull Valley.
Curtain Up! series includes pirates, Shakespeare and Disney
What kid wouldn’t want to see a magic show or maybe find out how Jeremy Jacobs became a pirate? Perhaps she wants to see the musical Beauty and the Beast or Petra and the Wolf (Peter’s granddaughter)?
County supervisors also hears presentation on Prescott Historic Walk, Hunt for History
The March 13 ballot will include a question on whether to extend the jail tax, and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will look at the ballot language during its Wednesday, Nov. 1, board meeting.
10-acre auction cramps Circle L Ranch and Animal Sanctuary
Circle L Ranch and Animal Sanctuary will need to vacate 10 acres and relocate its rescued animals across the road to the other side of the ranch.
18 subdivisions recuperating from recession
Whether located in Yavapai County or the Town of Prescott Valley, permit applications for single-family homes are holding steady in recent years or increasing.
Yavapai Regional Transit has increased its service to residents of Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley.
DH Historical Society also hosting picnic
The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society has several events planned for October and November.
Wattles — another possible use for wood chips?
Presenters at the second annual All Hands, All Lands: Partners in Watershed Management conference Oct. 10 touched on much the same topics as in its inaugural event last year: the underfunded Forest Service and how to reduce juniper and pinyon overgrowth to diminish the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
The ink was barely dry Monday afternoon when the celebration began with the new owner and management of the Prescott Golf and Country Club in Dewey.
Metastasis – what to expect at end of life
Metastatic breast cancer can be treated, but not cured. Only 6 percent of women initially diagnosed with breast cancer are diagnosed Stage IV, the most advanced stage.
Decrease in donations, fundraisers led to leaving the state
Dwindling donations and fundraising event participation caused the Susan G. Komen organization to discontinue its annual Race for the Cure in Phoenix in late June.
Normally drone owners can get in serious trouble flying their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over wildfires — unless, that is, they have been called in by fire officials.
When Matthew deGoey, 10, knew his family was going on vacation and he couldn’t, of course, bring along a piano, he planned in advance to practice double sessions to make up for the missed days so he could still reach his goal — 1,000 days of practicing.
Extra landscaping pushes zoning change through
Additional landscaping around the proposed storage units on Highway 89 in Granite Dells has placated some Yavapai County supervisors and raised the ire of others.
The nonprofit Animal Disaster Services was called into service during the Goodwin Fire, sheltering and caring for hundreds of dogs, cats, horses and other cherished pets belonging to their evacuated or fire-threatened owners.
Existing quarter-cent used to operate jail will sunset in 2020
The quarter-cent sales tax that provides 48 percent of the operating revenue for the Yavapai County Jail District is set to expire in 2020. In its Oct. 4 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an extension of the existing tax on the March ballot for county residents to decide.
Arizona School for Deaf and Blind works with Humboldt schools
Two second-grade students at Coyote Springs Elementary School in Prescott Valley watch for the flashcards to flip.
Some spend years, a lot of money to obtain citizenship
Offer citizenship classes and the students will come — from all over the world.
Goodwin Fire made big impression
It took this summer’s Goodwin Fire to finally grab the attention of property owners in the Upper Blue Hills.
What it takes to set up the Healing Field
In little more than four hours, 100 volunteers erected 3,019 flags at the Prescott Valley Civic Center — 3,000 to represent the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and 19 to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013.
Celebrated fiction writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and editor Ana Castillo visits The Literary Southwest at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Yavapai College Library Community Room (Building 19, Room 147).
Judges in the photography department scored and awarded ribbons Tuesday, one of several departments preparing for the opening of the Yavapai County Fair Thursday, Sept. 7.
Supes also consider POW/MIA Recognition Day, Constitution Week
The National Flood Insurance Program has been in the news recently and county residents soon may be able to access information to help understand their flood insurance options.
Have you been waiting all year for the Chino Valley Corn Dinner?
Organizations help those in need in Texas
How do American Red Cross volunteers from Prescott get to work in the Houston area? By whatever means is available.
Phippen Museum offers workshops, contest to youth
A generous grant from the Arizona Community Foundation allows the Phippen Museum to offer a very special art activity for all local schoolchildren interested in trying their hands at clay sculpture.
The bridge on Old Highway 89 in Chino Valley is in “poor condition” and may need to be closed.
Hearing continued for 6 weeks for possible acceptance of plea by Jeremiah Gaver
Jeremiah Gaver appeared in Yavapai County Superior Court Friday, Aug. 18, for a pre-trial conference, but at the request of his attorney, the hearing was continued until Oct. 4.
After career as Science Center CEO, Phoenix woman publishes fiction
No science talk, no more analytical writing. Sheila Grinell left that behind after more than 20 years heading up the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.
The Fifth Annual Sharlot’s Wine Fest takes place with a first pour occurring at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, on the museum campus.
Shash’s tumor removal successful
One of the first large animals to arrive at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in 1994 underwent surgery Aug. 1 to remove a cancerous tumor, and doctors say he is on the path to recovery.
'Get Real' Men's Expo an opportunity to connect with other Christians
A gathering of men who enjoy food, fun and fellowship takes place this Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Yavapai College.
The 30th Annual Gathering of Cowboy Poets takes place with three 7 p.m. shows Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 10-12, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.
Website ranks two county towns among its top 10
Prescott has made the Top 10 list for a variety of reasons: best place to retire, happiest city, most sprawling city, greatest place to live, True Western Towns.
Membership has increased and town hopes sales tax revenue will as well
Chino Valley Town Council members agreed unanimously July 25 that the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is doing good work and bringing tourism and business interest to town.
Learn from Firewise residents at meeting
In light of the recent Goodwin Fire, residents of Yavapai County are much more inclined to view their yards and property with new eyes and a clearer vision of the risk of wildfire.
The Yavapai County Supervisors will consider making refunds to employees who contributed more than necessary to their Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and Elected Officials Retirement Plan in an amount not to exceed $225,000.
Water, dust are No. 1, 2 issues for residents
The public is invited to a community meeting regarding the proposed plan for the Kirkland Mining Company at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Skull Valley School, 127 Skull Valley Road.
No surveys needed on private land for biomass, silt dam projects
Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition members have decided to focus on private land for their biomass studies, silt dams, and potential forestry industry because of lengthy waits on archeological surveys required on public lands.