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Airport-area developers say city’s proposed Airport Vicinity Overlay would be ‘a taking’ of private property

Just days after the City of Prescott’s proposed new Airport Vicinity Overlay generated legal challenges from two local development companies, several developers registered their objections in person during a Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission review of the overlay.

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Fandomania returns to Prescott Valley

The Town of Prescott Valley hosted Fandomania, a Comic Con event Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the Findlay Toyota Center.

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Master-planned project proposed in Kirkland to house employees of possible Bagdad Mine expansion

The possibility of a major expansion that would add 500 to 700 employees at Bagdad’s Freeport McMoRan Mine is driving a proposal for a master-planned residential and commercial project in the nearby Yavapai County town of Kirkland.

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Cameron Smith has claret jug and now eyes No. 1 in the world

British Open champion Cameron Smith has spent all week ignoring queries about reports he will be the latest to leave the PGA Tour for Saudi-funded LIV Golf. His only concern was try to win the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Gallen dominates, Rivera 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rockies 6-0

Zac Gallen pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Emmanuel Rivera went deep twice for his first career multi-homer game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Saturday night.

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Prescott’s MacGraw VanWormer selected to NTIS Southwest Region baseball team

MacGraw VanWormer might be just a kid who’s not even old enough to watch a PG-13 movie by himself yet, but he’s a kid with tremendous talent and a shot to make a USA baseball development team.

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Beluga whale lost in French river euthanized during rescue

A beluga whale that became a French celebrity after a wrong turn took it up the Seine River had to be euthanized Wednesday after experiencing health complications during an urgent rescue operation, authorities said.

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How much is Zuckerberg worth? Card collector could find out

When camp counselor Allie Tarantino was flipping through a magazine years ago, he came upon a familiar name: Mark Zuckerberg. He rifled through boxes of memorabilia in his basement, running his fingers over old photos, newspapers and bus maps before finding a baseball card featuring a very young Zuckerberg grinning in a red jersey and gripping a bat.

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Big pink diamond discovered in Angola, largest in 300 years

A big pink diamond of 170 carats has been discovered in Angola and is claimed to be the largest such gemstone found in 300 years.

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Osterfelt: Kindness, acceptance should not be limited

This is a direct response to the Aug. 2 Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) clarification to the July 26 Courier article, “PUSD, Republican Women of Prescott at odds over alliance with The Launch Pad Teen Center.”

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Editorial cartoon (2): Aug. 14, 2022

Editorial cartoon (2): Aug. 14, 2022

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Editorial cartoon (1): Aug. 14, 2022

Editorial cartoon (1): Aug. 14, 2022

Reader Poll:

Are you happy with the Primary Election results?

  • Yes 43%
  • No 55%
  • I do not care. 2%

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Reader Poll:

Are you happy with the Primary Election results?

  • Yes 43%
  • No 55%
  • I do not care. 2%

134 total votes

See past polls

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Amazing Places: World class pilots crashed in the Bradshaws in 1928

Today I will describe a fatal plane crash in the Bradshaw Mountains that happened in November 1928, almost a century ago.

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HUSD Governing Board honors 3 August VIPs from Liberty Traditional School

Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board honored three selected VIPs — a school volunteer, a student support employee and a classroom teacher – from Liberty Traditional School at its Aug. 9 meeting.

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Chamber Teacher of the Year — Lake Valley Elementary 6th-grade ELA teacher Kelly VanKirk

This six-year teacher has “grown in her level of teaching and engagement in the community,” said her nomination. VanKirk is the Student Council Teacher Leader, the PTO teacher liaison, a member of the Humboldt Education Association, and she serves on the school Leadership team.

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Adoption Spotlight: Kaelin

Kaelin is a fun, playful and active child who loves playing sports. He is a helpful and caring child and gets along with those around him. Kaelin enjoys playing with legos, pokemon cards, wrestling action figures and skateboarding.

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Adoption Spotlight: Kannon

Kannon is outgoing and loves to make friends. He has a keen ability to make others smile and laugh and enjoys the tv show Impractical Jokers. In school, Kannon loves music, reading and writing stories.

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Anniversary: John and Sara Beal celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Sara Foote Beal and John E. Beal celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 13, at the POA, Prescott Country Club.

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Obituary: Louise Anne Koniarski

Louise Anne Koniarski, 84, of Prescott, Arizona, was born April 28, 1938 in Prescott, Arizona, and passed away July 27, 2022.

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Obituary: Joseph Bryan McNally

Joseph Bryan McNally, 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on August 2, 2022.

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Obituary: Robbin Jonas Partridge

Rob Jo entered this world in Cottonwood, Arizona on April 9, 1966. He left us unexpectedly on August 7, 2022 when God called him.

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Wall Street extends winning streak to 4th week

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, giving the S&P 500 its first 4-week winning streak since November.

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Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation

With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, Congress is poised to approve President Joe Biden’s signature Inflation Reduction Act. Its title raises a tantalizing question: Will the measure actually tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardships on American households?

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Man who tried to breach FBI office killed after standoff

An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.