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Rafael Fire explodes to 20,000 acres in Yavapai County; YCSO gives Paulden ‘set’ evacuation status for Silent Fire

With six fires being managed by the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 incident management team, the Rafael Fire just four miles north of Perkinsville in Yavapai County has grown to 20,000 acres, according to fire officials Monday afternoon.

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Update: Firefighters fighting 4 fires on Prescott forest's Chino Valley Ranger District

Firefighters - including two hotshot crews, one type-3 engine, and one type-6 engine - are battling four different fires on the Prescott National Forest's Chino Valley Ranger District east of Highway 89...

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Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona on Saturday, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store, authorities said.

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Jon Rahm's steady back nine paves way to US Open title

Everyone who’s played it, from the late, great Ben Hogan to the guys you get paired with down at the local muni, has probably said it at one time or another: Golf is a game of misses. It also happens to be the shortest way to explain how Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open.

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Booker has first triple-double, Suns beat Clippers 120-114

Devin Booker's first exposure to playoff basketball continues to be a revelation.

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Buehler takes no-hitter into 8th, Dodgers beat D-backs 9-3

Will Smith has been behind the plate for plenty of Walker Buehler's starts dating back to their minor league days. It doesn't take the Dodgers catcher long to know if Buehler's got the good stuff.

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Editorial cartoon (1): June 21, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): June 21, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (2): June 21, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): June 21, 2021

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Point - Mayor Mengarelli’s new rodeo job: Mengarelli + Rodeo = Conflicts

Mayor Mengarelli has several conflicts of interest with his new job with the rodeo. That’s unfortunate because as far as him having the job, that’s good for him. As far as it helping the rodeo, which is an important part of Prescott culture, that’s good too. But it’s all tangled up with that other job, being mayor.

Reader Poll:

The Granite Dells draft development agreement between the City of Prescott and Arizona Eco Development (AED) is expected to be presented for public review soon. Are you planning on reading the agreement?

  • Yes. I want to be certain the Granite Dells are protected. 52%
  • No. But I trust that the City will do their best protect the Dells and the developer's right to build. 16%
  • No. I do not trust the City or developers and feel nothing I do will change their plans. 22%
  • I will decide later after I read the latest news stories about the agreement. 9%

201 total votes

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Reader Poll:

The Granite Dells draft development agreement between the City of Prescott and Arizona Eco Development (AED) is expected to be presented for public review soon. Are you planning on reading the agreement?

  • Yes. I want to be certain the Granite Dells are protected. 52%
  • No. But I trust that the City will do their best protect the Dells and the developer's right to build. 16%
  • No. I do not trust the City or developers and feel nothing I do will change their plans. 22%
  • I will decide later after I read the latest news stories about the agreement. 9%

201 total votes

See past polls

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Printable Wonderword Puzzle 062121

Courier digital subscribers can print this Wonderword Puzzle challenge. This feature will print on standard 8.5x11-inch paper.

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To Your Good Health: Rare allergic reaction is triggered by exercise and certain food

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please write about food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

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Dear Annie: Wife's drinking Is out of control

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 10 years. We have three children who mean the world to me. I'm sure that, on the outside looking in, people think everything is great. However, my wife has developed a drinking problem.

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Anniversary: Darnell and Carol Goldsmith celebrate 60 years

Darnell “Goldie” and Carol Goldsmith were married on June 17, 1961, in Christ the King Lutheran Church in Torrance, California.

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Anniversary: Al and Shirley Sibson celebrate 50 years

Al and Shirley Sibson were married at the Finley Lutheran Church in Finley, North Dakota, on June 26, 1971.

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Anniversary: Wes and Peggy McQuaid celebrate 50 years

Wes and Peggy McQuaid will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 21.

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Obituary: David Jenner

When Dave was born in Chicago, his parents were living in Winnetka, Illinois, where he spent his childhood. He always spoke fondly of the summers he and his brother, Edward, spent in Wisconsin and the winter vacations in Miami Beach. Traveling was one of Dave’s favorite things to do, and he traveled every chance he got and managed to see a large part of the world during his lifetime. Dave came ...

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Obituary: Jacqueline Kay Rizzo

Jackie Rizzo, nee Norris, was born in December 1948, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When she was 4, the family moved to the San Fernando Valley, in California, where she grew up.

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Obituary: Lee Ann Gordon

Lee Ann Gordon, 67, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away in Prescott Valley, Arizona on June 13, 2021. She was born on Jan. 20, 1954 in Oceanside, California, and raised by her parents, James (deceased) and Carol Shuhardt.

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Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country.

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US stocks slump; S&P 500 has its worst week since February

Stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, knocking the S&P 500 to its worst weekly loss since February, as more steam comes out of banks and other stocks that soared earlier this year with expectations for the economy and inflation.

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US Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden

U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a "teaching document" that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.

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Prescott Valley Community Services and Mayor Kell Palguta hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday, May 20, 2021, for the new spray pad at Bob Edwards Park and plenty of kids were waiting to enjoy it for the first time. (Video by Jesse Bertel)