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Fire management crews are currently working a wildfire that was spotted at approximately 9:44 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the area of milemarker 4 on Bumblebee Road in southeast Yavapai County.

August 7, 2020
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Prescott High School will host its graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, Aug. 8, between 8:45 a.m. and noon on its Ruth Street campus/Bill Shepherd Field.

By The Daily Courier August 7, 2020
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An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be "the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said.

By ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press August 7, 2020
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Yavapai County has recorded 1,968 positive cases of COVID-19, up by only eight overnight, and one additional confirmed death, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) news release Friday, Aug. 7.

By The Daily Courier August 7, 2020
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Arizona health officials laid out a three-part test Thursday, Aug. 6, for when they say it is safe for schools to reopen, in full or in part.

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Which families will opt to keep kids home?
Prescott Unified board member empathizes with families wrestling with school uncertainty

With the all-remote learning expected to be temporary — albeit no one yet knows for how long — Prescott Unified School District Governing Board members were curious this week about the segue back to in-classroom instruction and options for those who choose not to return.

By Nanci Hutson August 6, 2020
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After going on a short hiatus, the Prescott Downtown Partnership rebooted its Summer Concert Series with a Road 1 South show on July 31 and will have events running through Aug. 25.

By Aaron Valdez August 6, 2020
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Yavapai County is nearing the place where schools will meet the health metrics needed to reopen for at least hybrid learning, according to local health officials.

By Nanci Hutson August 6, 2020
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Yavapai College approves fall semester re-entry plan with classes starting Aug. 17
Plan calls for five-phase re-entry plan, starting with ‘Phase Orange’

The Yavapai College District Governing Board unanimously approved an amended plan for the College’s return to classes and services for the fall semester.

August 6, 2020
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A solar panel was stolen from a speed sign in Chino Valley, and the Chino Valley Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the person responsible.

August 6, 2020
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Taylor Hicks Elementary second grader Lizzie Mackin in Prescott twirled around in her first day of school pink tulle skirt and Mickey/Minnie Mouse sparkling top as she awaited signing into her new classroom.

By Nanci Hutson August 6, 2020
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At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Groom Creek Fire Patrol found a one-acre fire near Goldwater Lake but first responders, including Prescott National Forest Service and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, swiftly arrived and contained it 100%, according to Prescott National Forest spokesperson Debbie Maneely.

By Aaron Valdez August 6, 2020
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These are AZ’s children: Demetre enjoys watching TV shows like “Yo Gaba Gaba,” “Teletubbies,” “Frozen,” and “Cars”. Get to know him and other adoptable children at the childrensheartgallery.org.

August 6, 2020
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The Primary Election returns, as of 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, from voters in Yavapai County.

August 4, 2020
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In our Aug. 6 story about the protest over the new Prescott jail, we included a quote near the end wherein we incorrectly identified Board of Supervisors candidate Harry Oberg as being "newly elected."

August 6, 2020
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The recorded cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County increased by 34 overnight, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) news release Thursday, Aug. 6

By The Daily Courier August 6, 2020
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An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. An Arizona dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.

By Associated Press August 6, 2020
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Politicians in tight races should not expect final results from Arizona's primary election for at least a few days, a regular occurrence in the state even though it sees the vast majority of voters cast ballots early by mail.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 6, 2020
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Arizona has grown more politically moderate in the past five years, but Republican primary voters haven’t entirely abandoned Joe Arpaio, the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix who lost the job in 2016 amid voter frustration over his legal troubles and headline-grabbing tactics.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press August 6, 2020
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Desert Storm veteran finds niche as Walmart associate in Prescott Valley
For Richard Savage, America’s largest retailer has welcomed him with open arms

Richard Savage has worked for Walmart in Prescott Valley for the past six years, and he says he’s grateful for the giant retailer’s commitment to military veterans and their families.

By Doug Cook August 4, 2020
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A group of around 35 people gathered early Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, in front of the Yavapai County Administrative Services building in Prescott to protest the proposed construction of a new jail.

By Jesse Bertel August 5, 2020
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A former Prescott-area resident living in Colorado has been identified, located and arrested after allegedly reporting a bomb in Prescott last month.

By The Daily Courier August 6, 2020
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Ground clearing and grubbing work is expected to get started at the site of the new Prescott jail and justice center within the week, based upon two unanimous votes by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

By Cindy Barks August 5, 2020
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Prescott Unified School District starts its new school year today, Aug. 6 and school leaders assure teachers and staff are ready to “kick some butt” with remote learning for all of its 4,000 students.

By Nanci Hutson August 5, 2020
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Arizona should not be forced to give voters a chance to "cure'' the fact that they forgot to sign the the envelopes holding their ballots before dropping them in the mail, Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends.

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