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Editorial: AZMerit unearths chasm of perception

Yes, the AZMerit scores are in. And, yes, local schools showed a little improvement, year over year.

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Firefighters extinguish Chino Valley mobile home fire; no injuries

Several fire engines from the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority and one engine from the Prescott Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Bottle Brush Drive in Chino Valley around 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Former bar manager arrested for allegedly selling meth out of Prescott hotel room

More than a quarter pound of meth seized

Authorities in Prescott have arrested a former Prescott bar manager following an investigation into drug trafficking activity out of an area hotel.

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Sex offender arrested for alleged sexual assault in Congress area

A Congress man, who was already on lifetime probation as a sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her home, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

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PUSD Governing Board donates two Kate Thomson Cory paintings to Smoki Museum

The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) Governing Board is donating two paintings by Prescott artist Kate Thomson Cory to a collection on exhibit at the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art & Culture.

Editorial: Stop the robocalls, FCC

“Ring, ring, ring,” followed by a recording. That’s what Arizonans have heard more than ever this year on our cell and landline phones.

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Video: Man dies after car swept away in flooded wash near Tucson

Authorities in Pima County say a 46-year-old man died after his car was swept away in floodwaters south of Tucson Sunday night.

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Motorhome hits church, driver jailed for alleged DUI

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputies responded to a report about a motorhome colliding with a church building in the 20,000 block of Club Lane in Cordes Lakes around noon on Saturday, Aug. 12, according to a news release from YCSO Media Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Female motorist saved during swift water rescue in Humboldt

An unidentified woman was rescued Sunday evening, Aug. 12, after the car she was driving became trapped by a torrent of water at a river crossing in Humboldt, the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (CAFMA) said.

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CAFMA puts out residential fire in Dewey's Whitehorse Ranch

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority responded to a residential structure fire in the 1900 block of North Gallian Fox Run in the Whitehorse Ranch subdivision in Dewey at 2:47 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, according to a release from CAFMA Fire Marshal Rick Chase.

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Editorial: ‘Ballot harvesting’ versus voter responsibility

Some people just cannot get to the polls at election time.

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Community calendar: Aug. 11-17

Your guide to events and happenings in the greater Prescott area, Aug. 11-17.

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Community calendar: Aug. 10-16

A calendar of community events in the greater Prescott area, Aug. 10-16.

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Hazy skies result of Coconino fires

Smoke settling in low-level areas

Winds have dragged smoke from several lighting-started fires in the Coconino National Forest into the greater Prescott area.

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Stubbs Fire expected to burn out soon

After a month of burning, the lightning-caused Stubbs Fire appears to be nearing its natural conclusion, according to a Prescott National Forest (PNF) news release.

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Lightning strike causes house fire in Cottonwood

Alerted by a neighbor, resident escapes safely

Due to a vigilant neighbor, an 83-year-old woman was able to safely escape her home in Cottonwood after a lightning strike set it on fire early Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

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Stubbs Fire expected to burn out soon

Ecological outcomes positive, Forest Service said

After a month of burning, the lightning-caused Stubbs Fire appears to be nearing its natural conclusion, according to a Prescott National Forest (PNF) news release.

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Vehicle collision leads to felony arrest in PV

Man’s stalled truck on Hwy 89A had illegal items in it

The driver of a Ford F-350 was arrested Monday night, Aug. 6, after the truck was rear-ended on Highway 89 and responding officers found a variety of illegal items in it while investigating the collision.

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Man allegedly beat, drugged woman to keep her in Dewey home

Woman said she met the man on Tinder

A man who allegedly held a woman locked in his home against her will by beating her and sedating her with drugs has been arrested on multiple felony charges.

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Yavapai College presidential search community forum is Aug. 27

Yavapai College is working with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to conduct a national search for a new president. Current Yavapai College president Dr. Penny Wills is scheduled to retire in December.

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‘Unusual Ways to Keep Your Body & Brain Thriving’

“Unusual Ways to Keep Your Body & Brain Thriving” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation to occur Thursday, Aug. 16 from 12-1 p.m. at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

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Why are flags at half-staff today, Aug. 6, 2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that State of Arizona flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, August 6, 2018, in honor of Gilbert Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief James Nelson.

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Police 'apprehend' dummy used by juvenile pranksters to scare drivers in Utah

Police in Utah have apprehended a dummy used by juvenile pranksters to frighten drivers who thought the mannequin was a body in the middle of the road.

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Need2Know: SueAnn’s Apple Pan, Brown Bag Burger, Prescott Firehouse Subs, and Don Walters renamed EVP of Miramonte Homes

Mark and SueAnn Duncan have sold their restaurant, SueAnn’s Apple Pan, at 510 W. Gurley St., after owning it since 2003.

Business Briefs: Interventional pain management specialist joins YRMC PhysicianCare

Craig Leicht, MD, MPH, has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s new Interventional Pain Management and Neurosciences medical practice in Prescott.

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PV Police arrest wrong-way driver on Highway 69

Driver had blood on him, car; admitted to smoking meth

On July 29, at about 3:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Police officers responded to several reports of a reckless wrong way driver travelling at excessive speeds eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.

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Israeli aircraft company Eviation announces Prescott as new US headquarters

Eviation, an Israeli startup pioneering the industry’s first all-electric aircraft, selected Prescott for its U.S. corporate headquarters, the company and city announced in a news release Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Embry-Riddle student team competes in SpaceX Hyperloop competition

For a second year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and Arizona State University students joined forces as the Arizona Hyperloop (“AZLoop”) team to develop new super-fast mass transportation technology, in response to a SpaceX challenge.

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Suspects arrested after drive-by shooting in Cottonwood area

Shooting allegedly involved dispute over woman

Both suspects believed to be involved in a drive-by shooting in the Verde Village Tuesday night, July 31, have been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde.

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12-year-old girl may have used social media to plan runaway

Police urge parents to be aware of what kids do online

Early Monday morning, July 30, a 12-year-old girl in Prescott Valley ran away from her home after being dropped off by her father.

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Boys & Girls Clubs names Prescott Valley Clubhouse after Fain Family

On Tuesday, July 31, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona officially named its Prescott Valley Clubhouse after longtime benefactor, the Fain Family.

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Phippen to host ‘Hold Your Horses!’ exhibit

As an annual tribute to that majestic, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind — the horse — the Phippen Museum once again presents its popular Hold Your Horses!

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Yavapai Casino temporarily closed to deal with security issue

Surveillance cameras being fixed

The Yavapai Casino closed as of about 11 a.m. today, July 30, due to a security concern.

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Three from GOP seek two Legislative District 1 seats

For the Aug. 28 primary election, The Daily Courier is highlighting contested races.

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Photo Gallery: Comic Con in Prescott Valley

A comic-con event – Fandomania - came to Prescott Valley on Saturday, July 28.

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Editorial: Prescott Police kick it in Lip Sync Challenge

Law enforcement officers and employees have tough jobs. They handle tense calls for help. They run toward danger. They make quick decisions in complex situations. And they sing and dance ...

Planet Fitness celebrates Prescott renovation with $2,500 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

Planet Fitness in Prescott will celebrate the recent renovation of its Frontier Village Center location on July 31 with a $2,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.

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Don’t kill the tarantulas, they’re helping you, experts say

Tarantulas come out with monsoon rains

A group of children watch from the front porch as a hairy creature creeps its way across the wet road in front of their Prescott-area home.

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Extreme heat spikes APS customers’ energy use

Tips for staying safe and comfortable 

With high temperatures and noticeable humidity spiking this week throughout Arizona, Arizona Public Service (APS) customers reached near-record electricity demand.

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Rollover on Highway 69; one treated at scene

A white Toyota 4Runner careened off of Highway 69 about a mile east of Mortimer Family Farms shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, July 27.

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Monsoon thunderstorms cause small fires on Chino Valley Ranger District

Two, small lightning-caused fires popped up on the Chino Valley Ranger District after monsoonal thunderstorms crossed portions of the Prescott National Forest Wednesday afternoon, July 25, according to a news release from Prescott National Forest Public Affairs Officer Debbie Maneely.

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55-year-old arrested for alleged sex with Prescott minor

Cottonwood suspect found girl using Snapchat app

A Cottonwood man who allegedly used the social media smartphone application Snapchat to find and rape a Prescott-area teenager has been arrested by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

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Editorial: Saving water is a year-round responsibility

We’re in a drought. Though the area is currently receiving precipitation from monsoons, the rainfall will not be enough to undo our water shortage.

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Briefs: Prescott Council presentation on Hotshots memorial set for Tuesday

A public presentation on the Hotshots memorial planned for the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza will take place during the Prescott City Council meeting Tuesday, July 24.

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Credit card fraud suspect taken into custody

A woman suspected of fraud was taken into custody Sunday, July 22, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Off-the-grid sex offender from Cottonwood apprehended in Oregon

A Cottonwood level-3 sex offender was apprehended in Oregon by the U.S. Marshal and was booked at the Yavapai County Detention Center in Camp Verde Wednesday, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

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Overturned SUV delays Friday night traffic off Robert Road in PV

Multiple units of the Prescott Valley Police Department responded to a collision at the intersection of Robert Road and Florentine Road in Prescott Valley on Friday night.

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Pile Burning underway in Mingus Mountain area through July 31

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles today through Tuesday, July 31st; pending favorable weather conditions.

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Bear climbs ladder to escape Arizona water tank

Game and Fish officials asked residents to donate to a wildlife water program

A black bear trapped in an uncovered water storage tank in Arizona was saved by a ladder.

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Video shows gnome thief taking a tumble in British yard

A thief received a portion of just desserts this week after stealing a 2-foot-tall garden gnome from a British home.

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