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Search underway for teen-age girl swept from car; flash flood warnings still in effect

Flash flood warnings continue today, July 25, as rescue workers are working to locate a teen-age girl washed away during a rescue effort Saturday.

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Update: Heavy thunderstorms produce localized flooding in parts of Quad Cities Friday afternoon

Flooding from a severe monsoon storm early Friday afternoon, July 23, closed Prescott Valley streets in the vicinity of Roundup and Viewpoint drives as well as Robert Road, from Tranquil Boulevard to Highway 89A, the Prescott Valley Police Department reported in the mid-afternoon.

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Mile High Brewfest benefits Boys & Girls Club

Mile High Brewfest, the premiere beer-tasting event in the beautiful outdoors of Prescott, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Mile High Field, 300 S. Granite St. in downtown Prescott.

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Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow.

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Cocaine disguised as cake seized from vehicle

A New York man and a Maine woman are facing charges over cocaine disguised as a cake that was seized from their vehicle, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday, July 21.

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Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants.

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Editorial: Counting down to Election Day; learn and vote

Ten days. That is how long you have until your ballot is due in the City of Prescott mail-in Primary Election.

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Editorial cartoon (1): July 25, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): July 25, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (2): July 25, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): July 25, 2021

Reader Poll:

With all of the concerns over ballots and voting in the news, will YOU vote in upcoming elections via mail?

  • Yes. I believe questionable practices and vote-by-mail concerns are either not happening here or are overblown. 77%
  • No, I will either vote in person or not at all. The system needs true reform. 21%
  • I do not care. 2%

312 total votes

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Reader Poll:

With all of the concerns over ballots and voting in the news, will YOU vote in upcoming elections via mail?

  • Yes. I believe questionable practices and vote-by-mail concerns are either not happening here or are overblown. 77%
  • No, I will either vote in person or not at all. The system needs true reform. 21%
  • I do not care. 2%

312 total votes

See past polls

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Arizona History: July 25-31

In 1865, the first Masonic Lodge in Arizona held its first meeting in the upper room of the Governor’s mansion in Prescott.

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Days Past: Reliable electricity powers up Central Arizona

Today, we take electricity for granted. We only realize how essential this utility is when a power outage occurs. We are, pun intended, literally in the dark when appliances, lighting and heating/cooling systems do not function.

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Launch Pad Teen Center renovation underway in earnest; January opening anticipated

The Launch Pad Teen Center is eager for its final landing in a newly renovated home suitable for all teens throughout the quad-city area seeking to find their place, make new friends and explore talents and opportunities they might otherwise prove elusive.

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Adoption Spotlight: Leanna

Leanna enjoys school – especially math – and speaks highly of her teachers. She loves music and likes to get outdoors to play sports or catch frogs and bugs – but she is very much a “girly-girl,” too!

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Adoption Spotlight: Manny

Immanuelle, known as Manny, is a straight-A student and aspires to be an engineer someday – though he also dreams of a career playing for the Golden State Warriors or Denver Broncos.

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Adoption Spotlight: Kimberly

Kimberly is a friendly young lady whose smile lights up the room! She likes to listen to hip hop music and watch YouTube.

Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Joan Liebenheim Webb

Joan passed away peacefully at Highgate Senior Living. Joan lived in Prescott from 1993 until her death.

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Obituary: James Carroll Bell (Jim)

James Carroll Bell (Jim) passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Prescott, Arizona.

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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Hill Skougaard

Mary Elizabeth Hill Skougaard passed away June 27, 2021, at the age of 92.

National & International see more>

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Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

The United States is in an "unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

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New technology propels efforts to fight Western wildfires

As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.

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World in Brief: States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer.

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Prescott Farmers Market, a weekly community market that supports local agriculture, is open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Miller Valley Lot at 900 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.