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Photo: YCCA, State Farm, CAFMA team with 'Courier Cares' to give away smoke alarms

Prescott News Network's "Courier Cares" initiative, members of the Yavapai County Contractors Association, State Farm and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority teamed up to give away smoke alarms on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at CAFMA Fire Station 50.

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While shopping, don’t give criminals chance to act

Here are tips for safe 2018 holiday season

Many people look forward to the holiday season as a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also peak season for criminals who take advantage of the opportunities inadvertently given to them.

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Forest Service’s cutting of older trees draws criticism

FLAGSTAFF — A Forest Service decision to cut down more than 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project.

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Arizona Korean War veterans hold fast to memories of ‘forgotten war’

The memories, and the stories, of Pat Haggard's service in the Korean War came out in last month as he prepared for the last Arizona Honor Flight of the year.

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Investigation into United Christian Youth Camp fire in Prescott underway

The Prescott Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at United Christian Youth Camp after the quick-thinking of a local camper dialing 911 in the early hours Saturday morning.

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Courier Editorial: Take action against local fentanyl dealers

Our Children Are Dying

Enough is enough. In recent months our community has buried young people and taken others to the hospital with uncertain futures because there are dealers in this community selling disguised and deadly fentanyl-laced pills and other street drugs to our children.

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Gaynor concedes to Hobbs in tight secretary of state race

Steve Gaynor finally conceded late Friday he isn’t going to be secretary of state.

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Photo Gallery: Interfaith Celebration of Thanks

The annual Celebration of Thanks event, called "Many Voices of Thanks," is sponsored by the Quad City Interfaith Council.

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Area realtors ‘pay it forward’ to local charities

The Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) Community Service and Outreach Committee donated a total of $2000 to four local charities as part of a “Pay It Forward” Nov. donation spree.

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Dunkin' Donuts breaks ground in Prescott Valley

Expected to open by March or April 2019

The long awaited opening of Dunkin’ Donuts in Prescott Valley is on its way – and this time it’s official.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 18-23

The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) 10 a.m., Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St.

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Need2Know: Ashley HomeStore open; Sprouts Grab N’ Give program supports food banks; YRMC West expansion details

Ashley HomeStore has opened a Prescott location in what used to be The Roomstore next to the Prescott Gateway Mall. The grand opening took place Friday, Nov. 16.

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Flying High Turkey Drive Monday at all Fry’s stores

Benefits less fortunate families in community

Beginning at noon on Monday, Nov. 19, a few brave souls will take to the skies for the annual Flying High Turkey Drive to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank.

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Prescott Valley police set to host ‘Overdose Epidemic’ forum Nov. 19

“A killer is stalking our community. It has many forms, and it doesn’t discriminate.” Those were the words chosen to lead a flyer from the Prescott Valley Police Department in effort to get the word out about an upcoming community forum called “Overdose Epidemic.”

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Arizona governor fires embattled state parks director

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has fired embattled state Parks Director Sue Black following complaints she allowed potential archaeological sites to be bulldozed to make way for new cabins.

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Arizona man gets probation for Mexican gray wolf killing

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing an endangered Mexican gray wolf.

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Jennie-O ground turkey recalled because of salmonella

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be linked to a multi-state salmonella outbreak.

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The why behind little free libraries

Books constantly rotating at El Gato Azul location

When she moved into her home at 2050 Victoria Drive, Candace Lea said she found a Little Free Library on the road in front of the house.

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State GOP launching ‘independent audit’ on allegations of election fraud

Alleging voting “irregularities’’ the state Republican Party is launching what it calls its own an “independent audit’’ of practices by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes - an audit being aided by a law firm that represents the party.

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Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

WASHINGTON – On Nov. 14, 1992, a Native American woman was found murdered in Tucson, and 26 years later her name is still not known.

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Police: 19-year-old PV men died of accidental overdose involving fentanyl

The deaths of 19-year-olds Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales have been ruled an accidental overdose of illicit drugs and fentanyl intoxication, according to a Yavapai County Medical Examiner report obtained by The Daily Courier.

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 17-18

Touchmark Trekkers beginning hiking club, 8 a.m., Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, 3150 Touchmark Blvd., Prescott. Please RSVP to this free event by calling 928-632-7800.

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Fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 69

Motorcyclist declared dead on scene

A middle-aged motorcycle rider was declared dead at the scene of a vehicle accident along Highway 69 in front of the Frontier Village Center in Prescott early Friday afternoon, Nov. 16.

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Small car smashes into produce truck on Highway 69

One man airlifted to Phoenix-area hospital with serious injuries

A small black sedan was heavily damaged in a high-speed crash with a produce truck along Highway 69 early Friday afternoon, Nov. 16. The driver was the only one in the vehicle and was seriously injured.

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Maricopa County development grant to research urban heat

PHOENIX — An economic development agency run by Maricopa County says it will issue a grant of nearly $3 million to Arizona State University for research to reduce urban heat and improve air quality.

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