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Share your scare: Tell us your spooky true stories; we’ll publish the best ones

To celebrate the spooky season, The Daily Courier is inviting everyone living within the quad-city area to send us true stories of the creepiest or most paranormal thing that’s ever happened to them.

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Community Calendar: Oct. 9-10

Pick up some fresh goods Tuesday at the Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, then attend a Town Hall meeting with Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown on Wednesday night in Prescott Valley.

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Alert neighbors help solve burglary in Mayer

Suspect spotted by victim, arrested by deputies

A Mayer man has his neighbors to thank for some swift justice Friday morning, Oct. 5.

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Truck flips through air, lands on sedan

No one injured despite heavy vehicle damage

Firefighters were shocked to find a crash scene on Williamson Valley Road Sunday night, Oct. 7, normally only seen in the movies.

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Car collides with crosswalk pole

Driver uninjured due to wearing seatbelt

Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning, Oct. 6, Prescott Fire, Tribal Police, Prescott Police, and Lifeline Ambulance responded to reports of a single vehicle striking a light signal pole at the intersection of Highway 69 and Walker Road.

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PUSD Student of the Week: Bella

Bella is a Pre-K student at Discovery Gardens Preschool.

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Daily Courier seeking recipes for holiday cookie contest

Deadline: Entries due by Oct. 16

Calling all Prescott/Prescott Valley cookie bakers eager to conjure up their clever, creative holiday creations for The Daily Courier and Fry’s grocery stores’ eighth annual holiday cookie contest.

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YBBBS Child of the Week: Sara

Sara, 13, is in the eighth grade in Prescott. She has a multitude of interests. “I like to read, I like doing outdoor activities, I like dancing,” Sara said.

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Why are the flags at half-staff today, Oct. 7, 2018

United States Flags to Half-Staff on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

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Party in Pink a fun way to fight breast cancer in the Prescott community

Do you like to dance? Hang out with fun people? Do a good deed for others?

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Editorial: Journalism matters, especially locally

“Journalism matters. Now more than ever,” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13.

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Photos released of Ash Fork burglary suspect; YCSO still seeking ID

Detectives have made some progress in tracking a man who is believed to have broken into an Ash Fork gas station on Friday, Sept. 21.

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Courier seeking recipes for holiday cookie contest

Calling all Prescott/Prescott Valley cookie bakers eager to conjure up their clever, creative holiday creations for The Daily Courier and Fry’s grocery stores’ eighth annual holiday cookie contest.

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Suspicious PV death under investigation

Woman dies in home, witnesses either flee or lie

Prescott Valley police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred in the 3700 Block of Robin Drive this week.

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Paramedics bring the hospital to the scene of emergencies

Training and skill come together to save lives

When you call 911 for a medical emergency, the first crew to arrive may be in an ambulance or a fire engine.

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Photos: Badgers shut out Saguaro 9-0

Prep Badminton

Prescott’s Mackenzie Schultz hits a return shot as the Badgers host Saguaro in badminton Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Prescott. The No. 2-ranked Badgers beat Saguaro 9-0.

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Cordes Lakes motel drug bust nets meth, heroin

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men at a Cordes Lakes motel room on Thursday, Sept. 27, after receiving a report of possible drug use.

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Head-on collision in Cornville sends 1 to hospital

One man was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, after a head-on crash between a 1993 Cadillac and a semi-tractor trailer on Cornville Road near mile marker 3 on the switchbacks, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Celebration honoring Ernest A. Love, veterans set for Thursday

The City of Prescott, American Legion Post 6, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce are hosting a celebration of the life and sacrifice of Ernest A. Love, and all veterans, with a reception Thursday, Oct. 4.

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YRMC to present seminar on patient blood management

Yavapai Regional Medical Center presents Patient blood management: yesterday, today and tomorrow, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday Oct. 28, at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

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Tell us your spooky true stories

We’ll publish the best ones as Halloween approaches

We’ll publish the best ones as Halloween approaches October is here, meaning Halloween is near.

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Prescott man dies in vehicle crash in Oregon

Cause of single-vehicle accident unknown

A Prescott man recently died in a single-vehicle crash near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, according to police.

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Driver falls asleep behind wheel, rolls truck

A 29-year-old Cottonwood woman may have a seat belt to thank for her well-being.

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Ex-Crown King fire chief arrested for alleged theft of public funds

Charged with using fire district credit card for personal purchases

Former Crown King Fire District (CKFD) Fire Chief Mark Dillon, 50, was arrested at his home in Coolidge on charges of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card Thursday, Sept. 27, according to police officials.

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National Night Out rescheduled in Chino Valley; now Nov. 6

This year’s National Night Out celebration in Chino Valley, originally set for Tuesday, has been rescheduled due to the expected inclement weather, the Chino Valley Police Department announced Monday.

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PUSD Student of the Week: Colton

It has been a pleasure to have Colton in my class this year.

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Prescott solid waste division receives state honor

The City of Prescott’s Solid Waste Division has been recognized by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program for its environmental compliance record at the Sundog Ranch Road Transfer Station.

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Photo: Forest Service holds job fair

Prescott National Forest hosted a Forest Service Employment Workshop and Career Expo for the 2019 field season on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Prescott Fire Center.

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APS files second request to lower bills

Customers would receive additional $86.5 million in savings

Arizona Public Service (APS) customer savings from federal tax cuts could soon reach almost $8 per month, on average, if a second APS tax cut request is approved.

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Five allegedly connected with vehicle theft, drug possession arrested in PV

Police remind public to be safe

Five people were arrested in Prescott Valley Monday, Sept. 24, in connection with a theft of a car out of Peoria.

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Crash on Highway 69 caused by man fleeing from police

Suspect in stolen vehicle strikes multiple police, civilian vehicles

A vehicle pileup on Highway 69 Thursday evening, Sept. 27, was the result of a man attempting to flee from authorities in a stolen car.

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Recent hazy skies result of Kaibab burns

Should lighten up when rain comes

Smoke from a prescribed fire on the Kaibab National Forest, west of Sycamore Canyon, drifted into the Tri-City area, Thursday, Sept. 27, causing some hazy skies.

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Five-vehicle crash on Highway 69 Thursday night ties up traffic

Two transported to local hospital

Authorities reported a five-vehicle accident Thursday night, Sept. 27, on westbound Highway 69 where it intersects with Kachina Place in Dewey.

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Courier Cares washes cars, benefits the zoo

The first-ever Courier Cares Car Wash, put on by Prescott News Network employees to benefit the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 22, was a resounding success.

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Forest Service looking to fill more than 1,000 positions

Workshop, career expo set for Saturday

The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for another round of temporary and permanent hiring.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 26-27, 2018

Today, improve your job search techniques during a presentation at Prescott Public Library,

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Police run down suspect after recovering stolen motorcycle

Suspect had outstanding felony, misdemeanor warrants

After evading police earlier in the day, a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle in Prescott was chased down on foot and arrested in Prescott Valley Saturday evening, Sept. 22.

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YCSO seeking suspects in high-dollar Ash Fork burglaries

$500 cash reward offered by Yavapai Silent Witness

In August, two burglaries occurred in the Juniper Woods area of Ash Fork. Both incidents involved the theft of property worth tens of thousands of dollars in total.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 25, 2018

Today, don't miss Soledad O’Brien speaking at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, and then catch a performance by The Rockin’ Ukes in the Prescott Valley Public Library-Crystal Room.

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Man breaks into Ash Fork convenience store, raids cash register

Police looking for suspect

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is looking for a man suspected of breaking into an Ash Fork convenience store and stealing from its cash register.

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Embry-Riddle ROTC member Austin Fischer receives 'Cadet of the Year' honor in Washington

Embry-Riddle student and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028 cadet Austin Fischer was the recipient of the 2018 Air Force Association (AFA) “Outstanding ROTC Cadet of the Year” award. Fischer received this honor Sept. 17 at the AFA Air, Space, and Cyberspace Conference in Washington, D.C.

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PUSD Student of the Week: Kendall Onnen

Kendall Onnen is a student at Taylor Hicks Elementary School who “goes out of her way to be kind to everyone around her," according to a teacher.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 24-27, 2018

As you start your week, catch the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck on Monday at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, then stop by the Prescott Valley Farmers Market on Tuesday in the Harkins Theatre parking lot at Glassford Hill Road and Park Avenue.

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Wings Out West Airshow returns Oct. 6

Embry-Riddle, City of Prescott presenting event

The skies will be active Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field.

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$7 million in property involved in real estate fraud case

Case includes addresses in Yavapai and Maricopa counties

Authorities say a man obtained more than $7 million in real estate in Yavapai and Maricopa counties through fraud and forgery. Jesse Thacker, 30, faces charges including fraud, 14 counts of forgery, impersonation-ID theft, and theft, according to a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Speed, alcohol alleged factors in motorcycle crash at Chino Valley roundabout

Rider flown to Flagstaff with serious injuries

A man who attempted to ride a motorcycle through a Chino Valley roundabout at a dangerously-high speed was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night, Sept. 19.

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Editorial: Downtown hotel project vote needed more transparency

An Aug. 28 vote of 5-1 by the Prescott City Council continues to raise questions and concerns three weeks later.

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Watch: Six-legged walking robot named world's largest by Guinness

Watching Star Wars as a seven-year-old inspired a British engineer Matt Denton to create a 2-ton, 6-legged robot that has walked into the record books.

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Watch: Bear breaks window to escape from van

A North Carolina woman who unknowingly trapped a bear in her van is paying for a new driver's side window and other repairs after the bear found its own way out.

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Man sends toddler into arcade machine to steal prizes

Police say a man was caught on video using a toddler to steal expensive prizes by having her crawl inside an arcade machine at a New Hampshire mall.