Dry winter could mean increased wildfire threat
This year’s exceptionally dry winter has prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year, which begins July 1.
Even kids find a need to fight back, but physical ability is only a part of the battle
If you’re worried about defending yourself in case of an attack, but don’t want to carry a firearm, the natural next choice is martial arts training, and more people are looking into it.
The Prescott Valley Dunkin’ Donuts, set for the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Centre Court, has been delayed by various situations — including a couple of building plan changes — but is still on track for a groundbreaking by the end of March, said Ben Hooper, Prescott Valley’s Economic Development coordinator.
Tougher classification would take sentencing decision from judges
Linking the crime to domestic violence, a Senate panel voted Thursday to expand state laws of what constitutes animal abuse and demand harsher penalties.
Movement to not name them grows in hopes of stopping future attacks
Like most media outlets, The Daily Courier does not publish stories about school bomb threats unless there’s a specific, compelling reason to do so.
Charity named for leader of Hotshots helps families of firefighters
When the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot crew — Eric Marsh — was killed fighting the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30, 2013, his wife, Amanda, struggled to make sense the of his death and to find a way to give it meaning.
If you’re a subscriber to the DISH Network satellite TV service, you may have noticed a missing channel starting last week.
Arizona has about 202,900 women-owned businesses, employing 147,900 people, according to an annual report commissioned by American Express.
Need2Know: Construction delayed, but Wildflower still moving; On Q Financial expands; Lonesome Valley Trading Post opens
Wildflower Bread Company is still moving to the edge of Prescott Gateway Mall, despite a pause in construction.
More restrictions coming in 2020
Remember the incandescent light bulb ban from several years ago?
Seemingly endless infractions that can draw a police officer’s attention to your car — and your driving.
Tahna Falk says she’s nothing like the clichéd wedding planners seen on TV and in films, frantically running around, trying to make the ceremony perfect.
Walmart’s recent announcement that it would increase the starting wage rate for all hourly workers in the U.S. to $11 and increase some benefits, will mean more money for one million hourly employees, including more than 21,000 Walmart associates in Arizona.
A Dutch Bros. Coffee is going in at the Lakeview Plaza at the intersection of Willow Creek and Willow Lake roads, according to developer Ken Mabarak. He said it should start construction “around the first of March.”
If you’ve ever casually stuck an envelope or flier into a home mailbox, you might be surprised to learn it’s illegal to do so if you haven't attached any postage to the item.
Over-the-air free TV clear in some places, not others
With the trend toward so-called “cord cutting,” cable and satellite TV operators may have a legitimate worry about declining subscriber numbers.
Casa Pérez, a new Mexican restaurant in Prescott Valley, opened Jan. 15 at 3088 N. Glassford Hill Road.
Tips for knowing which to go to and when
Let’s say it’s a Thursday afternoon, and you have a need for medical treatment.
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular all the time, with a federal tax credit of around $7,500 for buying one, and several states offering additional credits and perks.
Chick-fil-A arrives in Prescott Valley The Prescott Valley Crossroads Chick-fil-A, 5773 E. Highway 69, opens at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
It’s not than common anymore for a business to be owned by one man for decades, but Quality Collision in Prescott Valley was, until October 2017, when Mark Van Deusen decided to call it quits and sold the business.
Amid news media reports of Sam’s Club closures around the U.S. Thursday, Jan. 11, came word the Prescott Valley location was on the list as well.
Ex-officer thought she was trying to steal packages, not deliver them
A postal worker who was making a delivery to a Prescott Valley home after dark Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, found herself in trouble when a woman with a gun confronted her, accusing her of stealing packages.
Survey ranks state third in nation for being pet-friendly
If you’re a pet lover, you can take comfort in knowing The Safewise Report has conducted a survey of all 50 states, and found that Arizona is third-best for pets.
As word spread about the death of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, Tuesday night, Jan. 2, at about 10:30 p.m., area church officials expressed not only their sadness, but their gratitude for his years of service.
If you want to become a sworn law enforcement officer in Arizona, you will need to be certified by AzPOST, the Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training board.
There was a time, not so long ago, when being a volunteer firefighter was a coveted position in any community.
Every year in the United States, 125,000 people die due to mismanaged medications and related causes.
Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.
Prescott Fire Department gives Firefighter of the Year award to veteran
Firefighters, by and large, are known for their aversion to blowing their own horns.
‘Tis the season to take advantage of online prices and have your Christmas gifts shipped right to your home.
GAO sides with manufacturer in a complaint against USFS
This summer, as the Goodwin Fire threatened Mayer, many Arizonans wondered why the world’s largest air tanker wasn’t dumping slurry on it.
2-days’ unpaid suspension, must attend firearm safety course
After further investigation, Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski decided to come down harder on Police Chief Bryan Jarrell for losing his gun.
For the most part, residents of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley live in safe communities.
New laws help victims cope with medical bills
The most dangerous part of firefighting may not be the danger of being burned in a fire.
FedEx employee wrongly was identified as part of a sting operation, later let go
Tracy Baker had no idea what was in store for her when she stopped into the Prescott Valley Walmart on Nov. 16 to cash a Moneygram card.
Dawn and dusk are prime time for deer to be active
This time of year, deer are frequently found on the road, especially as you drive farther out of populated areas, and they’re one of the most common animals to be struck by drivers, most often just as the sun is rising or setting.
Many die from mixing drugs, medical examiner says
A 15-month examination of nine accidental drug overdose deaths in Yavapai County, backed by MatForce, concluded that “it’s not an opioid crisis, but a drug crisis,” according to Executive Director Merilee Fowler.
Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell lost his service weapon, apparently leaving it in a public restroom over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, before he realized it was missing and reported it.
If you live around here long enough, you’re going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or the coyote.
Richard F. “Dick” Gordon, Jr., who died Nov. 6 at 88, was a U.S. Naval aviator, and a celebrated astronaut who flew as pilot of the Gemini 11 mission in 1966 and Apollo 12’s command module pilot, on the second manned mission to the moon, in 1969.
But don’t burn without a permit, fire department says
This time of year, when the leaves pile up, and the trash bags full of them become too much to deal with, many people, especially those who don’t live in a congested area, choose to burn them.
Police: Don’t waste time, call 911
Here’s a frightening scenario for today’s parents: Your child normally goes to school and returns on his or her own.
A Glendale kindergarten teacher whose body was found in Mayer was the victim of “multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries to the chest,” according to information released by the Yavapai County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
LOOKING BACK: A 2001 Fatal Flight
On Dec. 5, 2001, just after 10 a.m., a Cessna 182 took off from Ernest Love Field in Prescott, bound for Ajo.
Judge: ‘It’s working in Yavapai County’
A national advocacy group focusing on how defendants are treated while their cases await adjudication awarded Arizona a “B” grade in its first effort to gauge what it calls “pretrial outcomes” across the U.S.
Auto burglaries go ‘up and down like a roller coaster’
With vehicle burglaries becoming a common crime of opportunity, law enforcement officers are advising people to take the simplest precaution: lock the doors.
Are nuclear weapons no longer taboo?
In a world of political posturing grown turbulent, when saber-rattling has become louder than in the past, political scientists from Stanford University and Dartmouth College decided to ask a question: Would Americans support the use of nuclear weapons against civilians to force a nation to surrender?
National Teen Driving Week encourages parents, teens to talk about smartphones
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Roy Bennett, founder of Bennett Oil, died Thursday, Oct. 12, of complications of cancer. He was 80.