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3:41 PM Tue, Jan. 22nd



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Firefighters battling home fire in Prescott

Occupants evacuated safely

Firefighters are battling a basement fire at a 3,500-square-foot home in the 3100 block of Rainbow Ridge Dr. in Prescott.

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Delinquent tax lien sale set for Feb. 12

Yavapai County annual tax lien sale

There are 3,064 properties listed this year in the annual Yavapai County Treasurer Office’s tax lien sale, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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Carrying on MLK’s legacy in Prescott - see gallery

‘This type of work is a lifestyle’ – Brittini Ward, Prescott Umoja

The message was loud and clear: Prescott marched in celebration of Martin Luther King’s message of equality for all – and a lot more work needs to be done to make the Quad-cities a more inclusive, welcoming community.

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State Supreme Court to hear arguments over Phoenix anti-discrimination ordinance

The Arizona Supreme Court court is poised to decide exactly how far business owners can go in refusing to serve customers because of their sexual orientation.

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U.S. VETS celebrates anniversary, moving, expanding

Relocating to new $8M complex on Whipple Street providing 150 units of housing

For 16 years, U.S. VETS Prescott has been housing homeless veterans, either through its transitional living complex that expanded this year or through independent housing with case management supports.

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Multi-family homes proposed along Highway 69 at Quailwood; neighborhood meeting Tuesday

Dorn Homes will host a neighborhood meeting to present plans for a proposed multi-family housing development along Highway 69 in Quailwood near the Family Dollar Store from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Bradshaw Mountain Middle School gym, 12255 Turquoise Circle, Dewey.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 22-24

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 7:30 a.m., Open Door Baptist Church, 8451 E. Stevens Drive, Prescott Valley. 928-413-4060

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‘Prescott Valley Fire’ burns about 300 acres north of Highway 89A

Firefighters jump on response; no structures damaged

A wind-driven wildfire took some battling after tearing through grasslands north of Highway 89A early Monday afternoon, Jan. 21.

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Wind-driven wildfire quickly moving northeast of Prescott

Firefighters jump on response; no homes at risk yet

Firefighter crews from Prescott and Prescott Valley are working a wildfire burning north of Highway 89A between Prescott and Prescott Valley.

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Missing 18-year-old found after night in woods

Got lost while riding ATV near Crown King

An 18-year-old man from Phoenix was found by rescue crews Monday morning, Jan. 21, after spending a cold night in the wooded area near Crown King.

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Cottonwood police detective accused of domestic violence back to work in ‘administrative role’

A Cottonwood police detective facing domestic violence charges is working again with Cottonwood PD after being placed on administrative leave.

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Expect More Arizona ‘road map’ calls for more financial investment in public education

Expect More Arizona, a statewide educational advocacy organization, just released a “road map” for prioritizing the state’s investment from pre-school to college between now and 2030, one that doesn’t prescribe how many more dollars but offers a kick-off point to a debate on investment, officials said.

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Flags were at half-staff in Arizona for nearly one-fourth of 2018

Using the position of the U.S. Flag as a barometer of collective mourning, the level of sadness in Arizona dipped dramatically in 2018.

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Hilton Garden Inn agreement up for Prescott Council vote Tuesday

An amended agreement that includes “significant changes” to a hotel deal in downtown Prescott will be among the issues that could be decided by the Prescott City Council this week.

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Sentencing fentanyl dealers and other alleged drug pushers is no simple matter

Deputy County Attorney: ‘A thousand different factors might be a rough estimate’

Not everyone arrested for dealing or using drugs is necessarily provided an opportunity to share such information, said Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking Lieutenant Nate Auvenshine.

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Successful work boot camp continues to run smoothly

If the hype from the organizer and feedback from the participants of the Job Readiness Boot Camp is to be believed then the program so far has been a huge success.

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Study: West Nile virus appears to endemic in Maricopa County

PHOENIX — A new study suggests that a strain of the West Nile virus is going to remain in Arizona's most populous county for the foreseeable future.

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Calendar of Events: Jan. 21- 31

PAL, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Alliance Bible Church, 2601 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott. PAL provides hope through education and support to parents of loved ones who are suffering with addiction and alcoholism.

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College eliminating some classes in quest to focus on need

CASA GRANDE — The president of Central Arizona College says less can be better when it comes to how many classes the college offers Pinal County residents.

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Fine day to express thoughts about women’s, human rights

Marchers make their feelings known at Women March On event

Even tempers and catchy slogans made the Yavapai County Women March On event on the courthouse plaza enjoyable while also making an important statement for women’s rights, as well as human rights in general, and the environment.

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Emergency repairs cause day-long closure of Highway 89; widening project is still on track, ADOT says

Pavement that was slated for replacement later this year was unable to withstand the impacts from recent heavy rains.

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Get ready for ‘super blood wolf moon’

Five-hour lunar eclipse on horizon Sunday night

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is positioned behind the earth – and into its shadow.

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Need2Know: Audio Plus relocating, downsizing; Freedom Station undergoes changes

Everything must go! Audio Plus employees have posted this classic phrase throughout the store at 2225 E. Highway 69 in Prescott as they prepare to move and downsize.

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Thinning operations along Highway 89 slated for three to four weeks

For approximately the next three to four weeks, the White Spar Trailhead and associated trails will be closed, as contractors continue work on the Schoolhouse Stewardship Project, according to the Prescott National Forest.

Receive free health care? You may be required to work

About 126,000 Arizonans who get free health care will soon be required to work, if they can.