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Prescott’s Friday night Moonlight Movies at Ken Lindley Field have been canceled in July because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

By Cindy Barks July 1, 2020
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If you are planning to visit the Prescott National Forest over the July 4th weekend, the Forest Service asks that you leave your fireworks at home. Officials want to remind visitors that fireworks are always prohibited on national forest lands, regardless of weather or conditions.

By The Daily Courier July 1, 2020
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These are AZ’s children: Lashaw is a charming, caring young man with an easy-going personality.

July 1, 2020
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Despite confirmed COVID-19 cases readjusting to 791 (down three from Tuesday), Yavapai County saw its 10th death due to the coronavirus, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services release Wednesday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. July 1, 2020
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People who hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon will have less options for overnight stays and for restrooms because of strains on a wastewater treatment plant. The plant at Phantom Ranch needs an overhaul because it doesn't meet current state requirements for effluent, park officials said Tuesday.

By Associated Press July 1, 2020
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PHOENIX — A masked Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Arizona on Wednesday as the state leads the nation in the rate of new coronavirus cases. Gov. Doug Ducey, also wearing a mask, greeted Pence with an elbow bump at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. He also bumped elbows with others traveling with the vice president, including Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press July 1, 2020
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Navajo Nation health officials have reported 17 additional cases of coronavirus with one additional death.

By Associated Press July 1, 2020
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Prescott Valley, Prescott 5th and 6th in state for Census responses
Don’t forget! Report your Census data by Aug. 31

In a statewide ranking by city for responses to the 2020 Census, Prescott Valley and Prescott on June 29 were rated fifth and sixth, respectively, out of 91 Arizona municipalities, the Census Bureau reported.

By Doug Cook June 30, 2020
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Yavapai Silent Witness Director Chris Wilson has announced the start of the summer 2020 Catch 22 campaign. Each day through July 22, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) will share information about a wanted fugitive from the program.

By The Daily Courier June 30, 2020
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The Walmart stores on Gail Gardner Way in Prescott and on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley in late June began requiring customers to wear face coverings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across Arizona.

By Doug Cook June 30, 2020
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A 16-year-old’s living arrangement still hangs in the balance of a legal debate after moving in with his grandparents following the death of his parents in 2019.

By Max Efrein June 30, 2020
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Robert Eddy and Tara Hahn of Prescott Valley listen to 19 bell chimes Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Wildfire on June 30, 2013.

By Cindy Barks June 30, 2020
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At a special virtual meeting Tuesday night, the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously to use one-time federal dollars attached to the COVID-19 crisis to hire two coordinators to oversee both the district’s distance learning and health and safety protocols for all six schools.

By Nanci Hutson June 30, 2020
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Yavapai County Community Health Services leaders have confirmed it is actively investigating four assisted living or skilled nursing facilities related to recent, multiple patient COVID-19 outbreaks.

By Nanci Hutson June 30, 2020
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Kylie is outgoing and friendly. With her easygoing personality, she gets along with almost anyone.

June 30, 2020
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In response to the recent spike in positive COVID-19 test results, Yavapai County will again be closing its buildings to the public, starting Monday, July 6.

By Cindy Barks June 30, 2020
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All superior courts in Arizona will begin providing public access to civil and criminal court proceedings by use of electronic means starting July 1.

June 30, 2020
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To comply with Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order on Monday, officials with the Town of Prescott Valley say that they have modified their Fourth of July activities at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane.

By Doug Cook June 29, 2020
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As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-43, issued on Monday, June 29, the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce has canceled Prescott Valley Days 2020 scheduled for June 23-26.

June 30, 2020
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Fentanyl dealer arrested in Cottonwood after PANT investigation
Supply of pills recovered during booking search

A suspected fentanyl dealer was caught during the booking process attempting to bring fentanyl pills into the Yavapai County jail by hiding them in his rectum, police said.

By The Daily Courier June 30, 2020
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COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our planning for activities and events.

By Marnie Uhl, CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce June 30, 2020
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Chino Valley 9-11 Memorial to receive improvements
Sculpture features steel beam of fallen World Trade Center

Chino Valley’s 9-11 Memorial sculpture that sits at the entrance of the Compass Training Center off Perkinsville Road received storyboard upgrades by the 9-11 Memorial Improvement Project committee Saturday, June 13.

By Aaron Valdez June 30, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy for anybody. But the Salvation Army of Prescott has been making it a little easier for the less-fortunate families in Chino Valley, as it held a weekly drive-by food box distribution at St. Catherine Laboure church.

By Aaron Valdez June 30, 2020
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Bob Gilfert is the new pastor at Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

June 30, 2020
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The reopening of Tucson's historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. General manager Todd Hanley on June 4 ended a two-month coronavirus lockdown and reopened the 39-room hotel at half-capacity, along with an adjoining restaurant for outdoor dining. Yet with reported COVID-19 cases spiking across Arizona, Hanley made the painful decision last weekend to give up, for now.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020

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