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VA work - $30M and counting - in progress as facilities upgraded, renovated and expanded

Effort is to meet health needs of veterans

The local VA campus on Highway 89 is a historic icon — its service to area veterans dates back to 1930.

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Power poles in the sky?

APS working on rebuilding transmission line

Residents throughout the greater Prescott area may have recently noticed power poles being flown by helicopters past and over their neighborhoods.

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The cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates for consumers

LAKE MEAD — Swaths of mineral-stained white rock, more than 100 feet tall, mark Lake Mead’s basin, punctuating decades of drought in the Southwest. At one point, the white rock was underwater.

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Where have all the pronghorn gone? Meeting Oct. 24 to discuss capture of Glassford Hill herd

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will offer a presentation and answer questions from the public at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle, in Prescott Valley, about an upcoming pronghorn capture effort.

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Calling all veterans: Send the Courier your info

The Daily Courier wants to share with readers the stories of local residents’ service in the U.S. military in a special section that will be published in November in observance of Veterans Day.

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Man wanted by law enforcement known to frequent Cordes Lakes

Yavapai Silent Witness offering cash reward

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of Donald Lee Howard.

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Community Calendar: Oct. 23-27

Activities and happenings in the Prescott area, Oct. 23-27, 2018.

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2 new Firewise communities moves Yavapai County into third in nation

Marie Snow, National Fire Protection Association staff, announced Friday, Oct. 19, that Yavapai County has moved from fourth to third place in the nation for number of Firewise Communities.

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With teen tobacco use down, health officials target e-cigs

WASHINGTON — With teen use of cigarettes and other tobacco products declining, Arizona health officials say their “No. 1 priority” now is reducing e-cigarette use, or “vaping,” by high school and middle school students in the state.

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Cellphone driving ban up for Prescott Council vote

Legal use of a hand-held cellphone while driving in Prescott could be a thing of the past soon, depending on this week’s vote by the Prescott City Council.

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Chino Valley volunteer group works to feed Hungry Kids

In less than an hour on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11, 15 energetic Chino Valley volunteers — retirees to high school and college students — emptied and organized more than 175 reusable green grocery bags filled with non-perishables such as juice boxes, soups, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter.

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What to do when your child is bullied or is the bully

Lake Valley Elementary School fifth-grade Teacher Gaylee Chilicky remembers being bullied back when she was in school.

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Migrants captured after dropping over Arizona border wall

Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border

Authorities say large groups of Central America migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona, with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images.

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Bighorn sheep population thriving on range near Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — More hikers trekking through the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson have noticed the presence of the bighorn sheep, showing that an effort to reintroduce the animals is paying off, state wildlife officials said.

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Chandler police searching for suspect after man fatally shot

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Police in Chandler say they are searching for a suspect in a homicide case.

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Community Calendar: Oct. 22-24

Hiking, library storytime and the Prescott Valley Farmers Market are on the calendar.

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Folk singer returns for Prescott Celtic Concert Series

Jim Malcolm, a Scottish folk singer and songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica while employing storytelling and Scottish wit, is making a return to Prescott for the Prescott Celtic Concert Series.

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‘Save the Dells’ rally attracts hundreds to Point of Rocks

Group’s chairman: Granite Dells development ‘will break all of our hearts’

A wide cross-section of Prescott made the six-mile roundtrip trek to the heart of the Granite Dells Saturday morning — arriving on foot, astride bicycles, in strollers, and seated in bike taxis.

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Downed plane lost power on new engine

After making an emergency landing two miles south of the Arizona Downs horseracing track and east of Fain Road Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, the pilot indicated they had just left the Prescott Airport, lost engine power and could not maintain altitude, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s media coordinator, Dwight D’Evelyn.

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More parking for the masses in Jerome

The Town of Jerome is completing work on dismantling its old public works yard across from Jerome Town Hall and converting the space into much-needed parking to handle weekend traffic flow.

Arizona in Brief: 6 expected to survive after crash in Phoenix

Phoenix police say six people who were critically injured in a head-on crash are expected to survive.

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5 statewide propositions on ballot; what are they all about?

The Nov. 6 General Election ballot contains five statewide propositions.

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Photos: Puppy races: the Fido 500 continues

Puppies race against each other in Rocket’s K-9 Comets Fido 500 Mini Dog Races at Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Festival on Saturday.

Mark your calendars now, ‘Don’t Spend Christmas Alone’

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Prescott will be hosting the 38th annual “Don’t Spend Christmas Alone” community dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day.

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