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Rattlesnake Fire now 100 percent contained
The Rattlesnake Fire, which has been burning west of here in the Castle Creek Wilderness, is now 100 percent contained, due in part to rains that assisted firefighters.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Flash flood warning issued for Mayer, Walker
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for areas near Mayer and Walker on Thursday morning after heavy rainfall in the area.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

'Unofficial final results' see Oberg top Fraijo by 192 votes
PRESCOTT - The margin of victory in the Prescott mayoral race got even narrower Wednesday, Aug. 26, with the release of the "unofficial final results" by the Yavapai County Recorder's office.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Utilities Job Fair at NACOG office on Sept. 2
Team Fishel, a national utility contractor in electric distribution and transmission, gas distribution, and telecom/broadband markets, offers a Job Fair in partnership with the Yavapai Workforce Connection, NACOG, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the NACOG Business Assistance Center.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prescott council delegates downtown street-closure fee to city manager
PRESCOTT - Closing down a street in the downtown area comes with a cost, city officials say, and a new fee will aim to cover some of those costs.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Talk on saving rainwater for thirsty yards Sept. 12
Landscaping in the dry Central Arizona Highlands poses water challenges with quantity and quality issues.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Generation raises cash at show for Flagstaff festival
Area youth bands will gather on Saturday, Aug. 29, as the Greater Arizona Country & Western Swing Music Association holds a free music festival called Generation Monsoon Festival at the Rocking R&B Ranch.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Learn consequences of family planning budget cuts
The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County will host a panel of speakers for a discussion on the wide-ranging impact that cutting funding to Title X programs would have on women in Arizona and the nation at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, in the downstairs meeting room at Las Fuentes Retirement Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prescott local on Country Showdown
It's no secret that many in Prescott have an affinity for country music. But not many in the area can say they competed in a country showdown.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pet adoption event being held Aug. 28-30
Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) is hosting a "Pick Your Price" adoption event Aug. 28-30.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gas Prices: Aug. 27
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chino Valley gets $1.6 million grant for business park
The Economic Development Administration awarded a $1.6 million grant to Chino Valley to expand infrastructure at the proposed Old Home Manor business park, Development Services Director Ruth Mayday announced at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Community Calendar: Aug. 27- Sept. 4
Thursday, Aug. 27

"Short Stacks for a Tall Cause," flapjack fundraiser to support Honor and Remember, Inc., 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's, 1881 E. Highway 69. $7. 623-695-9705.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Promoting peace - Activists to Congress: 'No war with Iran'
PRESCOTT - Some 25 protesters gathered midday Wednesday, Aug. 26, bearing signs with messages like "No war with Iran" and "Defend diplomacy" in front of the downtown Prescott office for Sen. John McCain.

It was part of the National Day of Action organized by the left-leaning activist group and political action committee MoveOn. The nationwide event's stated goal is to "urge members of Congress to stand for diplomacy over war," according to a statement released by MoveOn.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Judge sentences Colorado movie shooter to life plus 3,318 years
Colorado movie theater shooter was ordered to serve life in prison without parole, plus 3,318 years.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prescott High teacher injured in Tuesday's fatal Willow Creek Road crash
Harrison Chislock, an economics and AP government teacher at Prescott High, sustained multiple-traumatic injuries.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies
A TV reporter and cameraman in Virginia were shot to death during a live interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Local retiree writes crime books
Sometimes a true-crime book grabs hold and haunts a reader long after the final page has been turned.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Column: So, what happened to Granny's China?
For years, I have occasionally eaten from a very fine set of Noritake china.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rockney's probation on child molestation conviction hits polygraph snag
PRESCOTT - Eric Rockney, who in May entered an Alford plea to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 10 years' probation, was back in court Tuesday, Aug. 25 to deal with a snag in the sentence.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gas Prices: Aug. 26
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Backyard garden tour slated for Sept. 19
Slow Food Prescott will present the second annual Chicken Coop/Backyard Garden Tour on Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the Prescott Farmers Market.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Corridor Briefs
SPECIAL EVENTS



August 31 to September 3 is the Book Fair at Mayer Elementary School Library.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prescott YMCA offers after-school programs
When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

St. Paul's wants your undies
St. Paul's Anglican Church, 600 W. Hillside Ave., Prescott, is participating in Undie Sunday on Sept. 18 and 19, by collecting new underwear, socks, undershirts and long johns for homeless veterans (male and female).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Credit Union West holds drive for Prescott area shelter services
Credit Union West is holding a collection drive during the month of September to benefit the Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Senior Connection sponsors seminar on life-planning and final wishes
PRESCOTT - Community Partners for Comfort Care will present a program for senior citizens and family caregivers about the importance of providing advance directives about healthcare on Aug. 27 at the American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Community Calendar: Aug. 26- Sept. 28
Wednesday, Aug. 26

"No War with Iran" national day of action to oppose war in Iran, noon on the free speech sidewalk, 122 N. Cortez St., Prescott.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Voters reject pension fund, open space taxes
PRESCOTT - Voters took a strong stand against new taxes in Tuesday's primary, Aug. 25, overwhelmingly voting down sales tax increases for police and fire pensions and open space acquisitions.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Oberg gets 'unofficial' nod; preliminary numbers show tight race
PRESCOTT - The Prescott mayor's race, which many voters said was too close to predict, turned out to be just that.

By a slim margin Tuesday, Aug. 25, retired Army Col. Harry Oberg became the apparent winner in the race for Prescott mayor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prescott election results, by the numbers
Preliminary election results from City of Prescott elections Tuesday, Aug. 25.

In preliminary results, Harry Oberg wins the mayoral race.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RESULTS: Oberg wins, PSPRS fails in Prescott election
In the preliminary results Tuesday night, Aug. 25, Harry Oberg leads Dan Fraijo.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Embry-Riddle student killed, at least 2 injured in multiple-car pile-up on Willow Creek Road
One person died, one was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center, and one was taken to a hospital with non-fatal injuries Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, after a multi-vehicle crash in the 2500 block of Willow Creek Road.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunday storm damages Rimrock buildings
RIMROCK - A strong thunderstorm's winds damaged 47 buildings here and knocked out power to over 2,300 customers Sunday, Aug. 23, according to a Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management (YCOEM) spokeswoman.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shoplifters try to take $2,000 in handbags, drop them when confronted
A man and woman were stuffing designer handbags into a shopping bag at the Gateway Mall Dillard's on Aug. 16 when they were seen by a security officer and dropped the merchandise and ran from the store.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Update: Embry-Riddle student killed in Willow Creek Road crash
Tuesday morning's multi-vehicle crash in the 2900 block of Willow Creek Road claimed the life of a 19-year-old Embry-Riddle sophomore.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Flying high locally: Embry-Riddle alumni crest waves of success in Prescott
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is considered one of the top U.S. schools with aeronautics, aviation and aerospace science programs.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Voting in Prescott primary ends at 7 p.m.
PRESCOTT - By 8 p.m. or so today, Aug. 25, Prescott residents should know the results of a number of critical questions in the community.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cruz murder case likely to go to trial in January 2017
PRESCOTT - Cecilio Cruz, indicted on charges of murder and manslaughter in the 1997 killing of his girlfriend, Marisol Gonzalez, and her unborn son, will likely go to trial no earlier than January 2017, attorneys said in court Monday, Aug. 24.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Council candidates listed
The four candidates vying for three seats on the council are:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Become a Community Coach
Are you interested in serving as a volunteer guide or mentor for someone reentering the community after serving in prison? If so, the Yavapai Reentry Project is seeking your help as a Community Coach.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pearsall releases video on Prop 117
Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall has created a short video to assist in educating the public to the processes of the Assessor's Office.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CCJ launches 'Books Before Bed' program
The Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) unveiled a new project to help break the cycle of poverty facing families in western Yavapai County.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Prescott Western Heritage Foundation accepting scholarship applications
The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation plans to award two unique scholarships for up to $1,000 each this November to deserving students ages 16 to 19.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Photo: Stoneridge crash
Traffic came to a standstill on Highway 69 at the Stoneridge intersection after a three-vehicle rear-end collision just after noon Monday.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gas Prices: Aug. 25
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices. com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Community Calendar: Aug. 25-30
Tuesday, Aug. 25

Seven Critical Mistakes Retirees Make Financially, free seminar by Darren Vilardo, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. RSVP: Darren at 928-237-3411; information: 928-778-3000.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

End-of-life planning critical to honor patients' wishes
PRESCOTT - The controversial tale of one family's 15-year struggle over the end-of-life wishes of a comatose young woman in Florida is a poignant example of the need for written proof so a patient gets the care they want when they no longer can speak for themselves, according to local health and home care professionals.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Suns, APS seek applicants for STEM mini-grants
PRESCOTT - Arizona Public Service and the Phoenix Suns professional basketball team wants to encourage students between kindergarten and high school to consider becoming scientists, computer technology experts, engineers or mathematicians.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Registration kicks off for Prescott Christmas Parade
PRESCOTT - Those interested in participating in Prescott's 33rd annual Christmas Parade have until Nov. 11 to submit an application.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mayer Fire board seeks member to fill term through Nov. 30, 2018
Mayer Fire is accepting Letters of Interest for an open position on Governing Board of Directors.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

YRMC Family Resource Center to distribute free car seats
PRESCOTT - If you have a baby, toddler or preschooler and do not have a proper child seat in your car, the Family Resource Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center is at the ready to remedy that problem.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Traffic alert: Highway 89 roundabout to get new layer of asphalt
Crews will be paving the top layer of asphalt at the new roundabout on Highway 89 at Road 4 North on Aug. 25.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woman narrowly avoids being scammed out of $25,000 twice
A 96-year-old woman almost lost $25,000 to a con artist claiming to be a police officer, but was saved, once by bank personnel, and a second time by a family member who stopped the transaction, according to a police report.
Monday, August 24, 2015

PV garage fire put out quickly, no injuries reported
PRESCOTT VALLEY - A fire in a garage Sunday night, Aug. 23, was extinguished before it could extend into a home, a Central Yavapai Fire District spokesman said.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Three teens throw 300 tortillas, jilted boyfriend accused of shelling
A woman who told police that her house had been bombarded by 200 to 300 tortillas in two weeks said the attacks may have been a result of her grand-daughter's romantic relationship, a police report said.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Deputy checks smoking car, finds explosives
A Yavapai County sheriff's deputy who stopped to check on a car with a plume of smoke coming from it on Sunday, Aug. 23, found it was coming from an improvised explosive or pyrotechnic device
Monday, August 24, 2015

Rattlesnake Fire 75% contained; roads now open
Sunday's 1.5 inches of rain over the Rattlesnake Fire significantly cooled the active portions of the fire.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Dow 'fire sale' short lived; plunged over 1,000 points this morning
U.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened in a wave of selling that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Wine, food pairings come out of annual Sharlot's Cellar event
The wines and spirits were brought out of the cellar and paired with hors d'oeuvres at the Sharlot Hall Museum's third annual "Sharlot's Cellar."
Monday, August 24, 2015

Street-closure fee for special events up for Prescott City Council vote
PRESCOTT - A street-closure fee for Prescott's downtown business district could be one outcome of the ongoing debate about how best to handle the growing number of special downtown events.
Monday, August 24, 2015

BMHS teams in action this week
Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., BMHS's Varsity Football team will be playing Arcadia High School on the BMHS field.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Mountain Institute JTED provides 'Continuity of Service'
Mountain Institute JTED (Joint Technical Education District) is designated by Arizona statutes to serve high-school students under the age of 22 who reside within the boundaries of our seven member school districts.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Gas Prices: Aug. 24
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Community Calendar: Aug. 24-Sept. 7
Monday, Aug. 24

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class free preview, 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church library, lower level, 150 Fleury St., Prescott. 928-848-4674.

Monday, August 24, 2015

CVHS transitioning students from school to world of work
The "Transition School to Work" program at Chino Valley High School was started approximately 10 years ago in order to move high functioning students with disabilities into post-secondary schools, a career path, or the workforce.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Mile High begins Servant Leadership University
All Prescott Unified School District seventh- and eighth-graders have come together on one campus at Prescott Mile High Middle School this year, and they are experiencing many new and exciting opportunities.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Game and Fish kills problem bear near Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF - Arizona Game and Fish officers killed a black bear early Thursday morning, Aug. 20, after it attempted to break into a cabin for a second time in an area near Hart Prairie, northwest of Flagstaff.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Prescott veteran to take part in V-J Day's 70th anniversary
PRESCOTT - William Schraeder was running reconnaissance missions along the Chinese coast when World War II ended in 1945. He'll mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Sheriff's Office seeks suspects in burglary, arson at mining site
A burglary and arson fire happened at a mining site south of Highway 69 at the south end of Prescott Valley.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

'Heroic' trooper stops another wrong-way driver
Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper and Mayer Unified School District Board Member, Jeremy Barr stopped a wrong-way driver on I-17 Saturday morning, Aug. 22 by colliding head on with the wrong-way vehicle.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Never too old to study art: Prescott Valley resident Eleanor Gilbert was 90 when she returned to art classes
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

That quote, credited to author C.S Lewis, might well be the motto of 91-year-old Prescott Valley resident Eleanor Gilbert.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Alta Vista Garden Club September Garden of the Month Peaceful in the Pines
A serene feeling engulfs you as you step into the garden of Dick and Donna Gosselin at 19 Glen Oaks Drive, Prescott. A poem painted on a porcelain plate by Donna placed along the walkway underscores their gardening philosophy.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gas Prices: August 23
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mortimer Farm's Sweet Corn Festival provides opportunity to learn and play
The Mortimers are currently hosting their fifth annual Sweet Corn Festival in Dewey.
Sunday, August 23, 2015


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