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Editorial: Close the forest, don't take chances

It is time to close the Prescott National Forest. Forests to the north and east of Yavapai County have done so, because of drought conditions and lack of precipitation.

Two meetings May 24 about Dells project

Representatives from Arizona Eco Development will hold an open house regarding their proposed annexation and development in the City of Prescott.

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Editorial: Smokey’s right: Preventing fires is up to us

The early results are in, and it is apparent that fire season is upon us.

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2 sent to hospital after head-on collision in Prescott

Two patients were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center after two vehicles suffered heavy damage from what witnesses reported as a head-on collision Saturday afternoon in Prescott.

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Winners of Mother/Daughter Look-alike Contest receive matching diamond pendants

Greg Raskin, of Raskin's Jewelers, presents Ivy and Amanda Hermance -- the winners of The Daily Courier’s 2018 Mother/Daughter Look-alike Contest -- with pendants Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Prescott.

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May 24 open house set for continued discussion of Arizona Eco’s Granite Dells project

Another in a series of discussions will take place next week on the proposed Arizona Eco Development project in the Granite Dells area.

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Editorial: What it takes to be a good Samaritan

As temperatures begin to creep upward, so does the number of heat-related deaths.

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Accident seriously injures 19-year-old man

Vehicle strikes highway protection barrels, flies into bridge support pillar

A 19-year-old Dewey man is in critical condition after a severe accident at the intersection of Highway 89A and Granite Dells Parkway late Tuesday night, May 15.

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City, Chamber launch Prescott Heritage Trail during National Travel and Tourism Week

In recognition of the 35th anniversary of National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6 – 12, 2018, the City of Prescott and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 7, launched the Prescott Heritage Trail with a presentation and ribbon cutting at the trail’s starting point, just outside the Chamber’s visitor center -- 117 W. Goodwin St., in downtown Prescott.

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YCSO seeking whereabouts of teen/probationer

Guardians concerned for her safety

A 16-year-old girl named Rylee Krueger is being sought by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO). She reportedly ran away from her home in the 3000 block of Highway 89 in Prescott sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, according to a YCSO news release.

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Man charged with 2nd degree murder after Prescott shooting

Victim was member of Phoenix-area motorcycle group

A man from Surprise died in Prescott very early Sunday morning, May 13, after being shot several times in the area of 800 White Spar Road.

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Wildland fire along Fain Road contained

Wind-driven fire chars 54 acres of grassland; no structures damaged

A wildland fire along Fain Road in Prescott Valley was declared contained as of 1 p.m., Monday, May 14. The wind-driven blaze charred about 25 acres of grassland south of Fain Road before crews were able to stop its progression.

Prescott launches new Citizen’s Academy

The City of Prescott is kicking off a free Citizen’s Academy this summer that aims to expose residents to city departments and operations.

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CAFMA responds to fires in Paulden, Dewey

The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded to two fires in Paulden and Dewey at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 and at about 4 a.m. Friday, May 11, according to a news release from CAFMA Fire Marshal Rick Chase.

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Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with this year’s food drive

Saturday, May 12, is the U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, a day when letter carriers and volunteers in more than 10,000 cities and towns around the country, including here in the Quad Cities, will collect food donations left out for them at the mailbox.

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Viewpoint Fire destroys 2 homes, chars 2,500-plus acres

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Poquito Valley, Antelope Meadows residents were allowed back in homes

A wildland fire just north of Prescott Valley forced the communities of Poquito Valley and Antelope Meadows to be evacuated early Friday afternoon, but as of 6:30 p.m., residents in those areas were being allowed back into their homes.

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Fire Update: Poquito Valley, Antelope Meadows under mandatory evacuation

4 homes reportedly on fire in blaze near Prescott Valley

As a wildland fire near Prescott Valley rages on, the communities of Poquito Valley and Antelope Meadows are now under mandatory evacuation, and four homes reportedly have caught fire due to the blaze.

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Brush fires threaten homes in Prescott Valley

A Code Red evacuation message was sent out to residents in the Viewpoint neighborhood Friday, May 11, in the 11 a.m. hour, as a wildland fire, driven by strong winds, ripped through the area.

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Structure fire on Las Flores Avenue in Prescott Valley

Central Arizona Fire and Medical firefighters are fighting a structure fire on Las Flores Avenue in Prescott Valley late Tuesday night.

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Editorial: National Guard’s Charlie Company has a job to do

A beautiful show of pride filled the streets of Prescott Valley on Sunday, when the town gave the National Guard Infantry Unit Charlie Company 1st Battalion-158 a parade and grand send-off.

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Police: Child struck, seriously injured, by hit-and-run driver

A 12-year-old boy crossing Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley was struck and seriously injured on Monday, May 7, by a vehicle that allegedly left the scene, according to Sgt. Rob Brown, Prescott Valley Police Department traffic section supervisor.

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Craigslist contact leads to theft

A woman recently reported to the Prescott Valley Police Department that she had given an unknown man $1,500 for a vehicle she had found for sale on Craigslist, according to a news release from the department.

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Developer eyeing Dells-area project to hold open house May 8

Representatives from Arizona Eco Development will hold an open house regarding their proposed annexation and development in the City of Prescott near the Granite Dells.

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Yavapai College is conducting study for cost to build multi-purpose field

Yavapai College is looking into how much it will cost to build a multi-purpose field on its Prescott campus.

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Officers save life of overdose victim

Victim took pill believed to be laced with fentanyl

Officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) are believed to have helped keep an overdose victim alive until emergency medical personnel could take over in the resuscitation of the victim.

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Kingman couple on motorcycle killed in Seligman collision

Truck turned in front of motorcycle

A married couple from Kingman died after their motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck in Seligman Thursday afternoon, May 3. Neither was wearing a helmet.

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Military parade Sunday to honor deploying unit, close streets in Prescott Valley

The Town of Prescott Valley will be hosting a parade of about 100 National Guard soldiers on Sunday, May 6, and streets will be closed as a result.

Editorial: Do not give power to those who divide

Last month someone called a local law enforcement agency making a claim that there was a bomb at a building in the quad-city area.

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Prescott Valley business donates trailer to Mayer Firefighter Charities

The Mayer Firefighter Charities has received a donated cargo trailer from Little Dealers Little Prices in Prescott Valley.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely

Area police on high alert

Local law enforcement will be specifically looking for any signs of drunk driving this coming Cinco De Mayo weekend.

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Car plows into new roundabout on Highway 89

Distracted driving caused the driver of a white sedan to plow his vehicle into the newly constructed roundabout on Highway 89 in front of the Phippen Museum late Sunday night, April 29, according to a Prescott Police Department report.

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Downtown buildings evacuated Monday

Gas from burner fills 100 block of South Cortez Street

Several adjoined buildings along the 100 block of South Cortez Street in downtown Prescott were evacuated by the Prescott Fire Department (PFD) Monday morning, April 30, when occupants of the buildings reported smelling gas.

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Missing, endangered 14-year-old girl located

Returned home this morning

"Early this morning, Sarah returned home," Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn reported.

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Aircraft goes nose down at Prescott Airport

Landing gear collapses; no injuries

Two passengers of a Cesna airplane declared an emergency while flying above the Prescott Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon, April 29. The aircraft’s gear indicator light would not show that the landing gear was down.

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Fugitive arrested by law enforcement agencies

A 51-year-old man was arrested Friday, April 27, for an outstanding felony warrant on aggravated assault, authorities said.

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Prescott High School Prom: ‘Neverland – Where Time Stops, and Dreams Begin’

One of the ultimate senior experiences for many soon-to-be graduates is the annual prom.

Business in Brief: Young adult career and job fair set for May 16

Young adult career and job fair set for May 16 The 2018 Young Adult Job Fair, for ages 16-24, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Yavapai Juvenile Justice Center Lawn Area, 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway, Prescott.

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Fire destroys home along Cranberry Road in Dewey

Cause under investigation

A home near the intersection of Cranberry Road and Tonto Drive is considered a complete loss after a fire midday Thursday, April 27.

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Manufactured home in Dewey destroyed by fire early Thursday morning

Cause under investigation

At 3:19 a.m. Thursday morning, April 26, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in Dewey on Manzanita Blvd, according to CAFMA officials. The first arriving crew found a 1000 square foot manufactured home already about 50 percent involved in fire.

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Editorial: Justice has come a long way

Many of Joseph James DeAngelo’s longtime neighbors in the Sacramento County, California, neighborhood where he lived said they were accustomed to the old man’s loud fits of rage over the small irritants of daily life, like his misplaced car keys.

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Reward now offered to capture armed, dangerous man on the run

Several law enforcement agencies in Yavapai County are eager to capture a man considered armed and dangerous.

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Editorial: Roadside memorials serve purpose for a time

The issue of roadside memorials seems to never go away.

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Four-year-old found wandering alone in PV

A young boy found walking alone in Prescott Valley Saturday morning, April 21, told police he was trying to find his grandmother’s house, but did not know where it was.

Sheriff’s office seeking to identify human remains

Anyone with information may contact detectives

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is working to identify human remains found in a remote area alongside the Verde River.

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Bird watching presentation 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26

Feathers and Beaks, Bars and Streaks: Form and Pattern in Birds, a presentation by Dr. Mark Riegner,

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One brush fire, two prescribed burns fill sky with smoke Monday

A brush fire about 2 miles north of Kirkland shut down Highway 89 for several hours Monday afternoon, April 23.

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Editorial: The smallest victims among us need help too

To the common citizen, opioid abuse exists only among drug abusers; however, among us are people who “maintain” on painkillers that are opioids.

Woman to be honored by CAFMA for saving child’s life

A Prescott Valley woman will be receiving a lifesaving award from the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) during the agency’s upcoming board of directors meeting.

Mother-daughter small business owners to speak at Chamber luncheon

The Prescott Chamber’s quarterly Women in Business Luncheon on May 16 will feature the mother-and-daughter duo of Sara and Amanda Murray.

Quad Cities in Brief

Chalk It Up! Prescott set for April 22 Chalk It Up! Prescott is a free, family-friendly and community-centered, chalk-art festival, intended to cultivate creativity in people of all ages and abilities while raising funds and awareness for mental health, crisis-intervention and substance-use treatment services supported by the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation.