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Brian M. Bergner Jr.
News/Sports Editor

928-445-3333 Extension: 1106

bbergner@prescottaz.com

Brian M. Bergner Jr., news/sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for 18 years. Beginning his career as a student-assistant sports information director as early as 19, he joined the news business after graduating from Northern Arizona University in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations. He is an award-winning multimedia sports journalist, father of two and husband to a beautiful wife. He joined The Daily Courier in August 2015. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud at @TheEditorDesk.

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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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Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Monday, June 29, that prohibited organized events of more than 50 people due to a surge in COVID-19 cases across Arizona, but since the state allows cities to approve events like opening night of the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” the show went on in Prescott.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 29, 2020
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During the weekend leading up to the 133rd annual “World’s Oldest Rodeo” in Prescott, Yavapai County added 157 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a news release Monday morning.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 29, 2020
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A 26-year-old Prescott Valley man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting at another vehicle during a road rage incident, according to Prescott Valley Police.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 28, 2020
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The 133rd edition of the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” is just a few days away, but despite COVID-19 (coronavirus) numbers climbing in the state of Arizona, as they say, the show must go on.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 24, 2020
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The Daily Courier recently ran a poll on its website asking the question: “Are you ready to send your children back to school in August?”

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 16, 2020
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Heading to a local drive-in theater was always one of the most entertaining and fun nights of our summer vacation as a child growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 9, 2020
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The NBA G League has officially cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, the league announced Thursday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2020
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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli and Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta offered their support of Gov. Doug Ducey’s declaration of a state of emergency and imposition of curfew Sunday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 31, 2020
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4 people die in head-on collision on Highway 169 in Dewey
3 others flown to Phoenix hospital in critical condition

A head-on collision between two vehicles on Highway 169 in Dewey has left four people dead and three others in critical condition were flown to Phoenix-area hospitals via helicopter, according to a Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Facebook post Sunday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr., Doug Cook May 31, 2020

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