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Police in Prescott Valley are seeking information from the public in an ongoing investigation into a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Robert Road and Loos Drive around 11:10 p.m. Sunday evening, July 26.
Monday, July 27, 2015

History lives at Western History Symposium on Saturday
RESCOTT - From its time as a territory to its statehood and beyond, the state of Arizona has seen its fair share of history as part of the West. And on Saturday, Aug. 1, historians, educators and authors will present various aspects of that history at the Western History Symposium, sponsored by the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Prescott Corral of Westerners International.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Arizona ranks poorly in children's well-being
Despite making progress in most areas, Arizona remained mired at 46th among states for overall child well-being in the 2015 KidsCount report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Author and friend of the Hopi people tells about tribe's history at Sharlot Hall
Southwestern author, lecturer and quilt historian Carolyn O'Bagy Davis spoke and signed her books at the Sharlot Hall Museum on Saturday, July 25, as part of a lecture series hosted by the museum.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Shot in eye by 'makeshift crossbow,' Mayer boy faces long road back
Instead of enjoying the waning days of summer vacation, Ty Bennett spends hours in a darkened room. His summer fun was cut short by a catastrophic injury to his left eye, which has left him both sightless in that eye, as well as painfully sensitive to light.
Monday, July 27, 2015

School bus safety is everyone's responsibility
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the school bus is the safest form of transportation for your child to take to school each day.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Lincoln, Granite Mountain schools receive $700K grants
The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) is proud to announce that Lincoln and Granite Mountain schools will each receive $700,000 in grant money over the next five years. Both schools were recently notified that they have been "pre-approved" to receive the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant to provide afterschool tutoring and enrichment opportunities for students.
Monday, July 27, 2015

HUSD Schools begin Aug. 3 - are you ready to have a great year?
Humboldt Schools are gearing up for another fantastic school year. Here is some information to help you get your student ready for the 2015-16 school year!
Monday, July 27, 2015

North Star offers Safe Sitter training
North Star Youth Partnership has become a Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive training program for young teens (11 and older). More than 650,000 graduates have completed the course at hundreds of cities across the country. Graduates are able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.
Monday, July 27, 2015

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

Community Calendar: July 27-Aug. 9
Monday, July 27

Launch Pad Teen Center Life Skills Adventure Summer Camp, "Real World Preskit Camps," 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 30 at The Boys and Girls Club of Prescott, 335 E. Aubrey St. $110 for the week. Registration: email Phoebe Sheldon Young at theprescottteencenter@gmail.com; 541-206-0553.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Prescott man: AZ's senior senator 'was and is a hero'
Anyone who doubts John McCain is a hero can ask Prescott resident Ronald E. Byrne Jr.

Byrne, now 86 and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has firsthand experience with Arizona's senior senator, because for a time, they were captives in the same POW camp in Vietnam.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Antique Auto Club car show Aug. 1-2
Don't be a crankcase; drive over to Watson Lake Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2, for the Prescott Antique Auto Club's annual Watson Lake Show. Now in its 41st year, the show will have everything from classic and antique automobiles to old engines from the 1800s.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Prescott Fire rescues rock climber Sunday
A 22-year-old woman after she injured her knee while rappelling in the Granite Dells area Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shootout visitors see costumes, reenactments, craftsmanship; event continues today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown
The Old West came alive on Saturday, July 25 at the 10th annual Whiskey Row Shootout with costumed reenactors dotting the landscape along with trick and fancy gunplay demonstrations, gunfight shows, and vendors.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Arizona Monarch Migration topic of class Aug. 1
The public is welcome to attend a free discussion about the monarch butterfly from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

STEAM is the new STEM: workshop gives Yavapai County teachers crash course
About 80 kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers from throughout Yavapai County attended a free three-day STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) workshop held at Prescott College.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Prescott schools set dates for back-to school events
School starts Aug. 6 for students attending schools in Prescott Unified School District. Aside from getting to classes the first day, there are several dates students, parents and guardians should have on their calendars.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

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

Community Calendar: July 26-31
Happenings in the Prescott area, July 26-31.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

County GOP denies effort to oust chairman
The change some members had hoped for won't be happening as Yavapai County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Sanders retained his position after a vote Saturday morning.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hair dresser faces voyeurism charges in Arizona cities
James Darryl Hickey allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Police SUV stolen, man arrested
Prescott Valley Police arrested a man the morning of Saturday, July 25, for attempting to steal a BMW and then successfully stealing a Prescott Valley SUV patrol vehicle.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

More special event liquor licenses on Prescott City Council agenda
Six special event liquor license applications are up for approval at the Prescott City Council meeting Tuesday, July 28.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chapman student filmmakers speak at animation workshop
Among the films featured at the sixth annual Prescott Film Festival are a few workshops that deal with Hollywood, animation and screenwriting.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Patriot Week will honor fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, first responders
Prescott Valley is planning a week of activities in September to honor first responders, the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, and especially those lost on 9/11.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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

Community Calendar: July 25-27
Saturday, July 25

Prescott Summer Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon at Yavapai College, parking lot D, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Prescott. 928-713-1227.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

First ADOSH safety summit in Quad-Cities assists small business in the area
The laws and regulations surrounding safety and health in the work place frequently change.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sam Rotman expresses emotion through music
Music is often regarded as the language of the soul and the expression of human emotion.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fired Chief? Mayer Fire board appears ready to dump Glenn Brown
PRESCOTT - Glenn Brown has been waiting for this shoe to drop since March.

That's when a dispute that had been simmering between Brown, who is the fire chief of the Mayer Fire District, and some members of the Board of Directors erupted into outright talk of terminating Brown's employment after 11 years as chief.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

DPS gets new patrol vehicle colors, officers get new name
Drivers used to looking for the familiar white with blue lettering of Department of Public Safety patrol vehicles will soon want to watch for a new paint scheme
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Yavapai County suspect apprehended; Flagstaff police were searching for him
James Darryl Hickey, a man wanted for two felony warrants in Yavapai County, has been arrested.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Judd Simmons to run for Yavapai County Assessor
Long-term Yavapai County resident and businessman Judd Simmons filed his organizational papers to enter the 2016 Republican primary race for the office of County Assessor, according to a news release.
Friday, July 24, 2015

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

Lunchtime crash sends one driver to hospital
A two-car collision sent one driver to the hospital Thursday, July 23.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Central Yavapai, Chino Valley fire districts to talk merger Wednesday
PRESCOTT VALLEY - The Central Yavapai and Chino Valley Fire Districts, which currently operate under a joint-management agreement (JMA), will discuss plans to merge the two agencies at a 4 p.m. meeting Wednesday, July 29.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Community Calendar: July 24-29
Friday, July 24

Skull Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon at Skull Valley Elementary School, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ramsay remembered as community's 'musical muse'
PRESCOTT - JoAn Ramsay will be remembered by many as this community's "musical muse."
Friday, July 24, 2015

Keep learning in flight: The only children's museum in region could use community's help
One of the first things to pop up on Google's search engine when you type "activities for children in Prescott" is The Spot, a Child's Museum.

It's a non-profit children's museum designed to engage kids - and often adults as well - in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based activities and educational sessions.

Friday, July 24, 2015

PUSD posts notice for November election: Bond, override, building sales on ballot
PRESCOTT - Prescott Unified School District this week posted its official notice of special election, giving voters the details on a bond and override school officials are seeking for the Nov. 3 general election.
Friday, July 24, 2015

City, school district partner to add off-street downtown events
PRESCOTT - City and school officials see a win-win for community events and businesses in an agreement that will bring events events, including some that serve alcohol, to Prescott Mile High Middle School.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Congress shooting suspects arrested
Sheriff's officials are crediting a tip to Yavapai Silent Witness and community members in the Wednesday arrest of two teenage boys they say were behind the shooting incidents that damaged 4 cars and buildings on Monday.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Super-Forum shows similarities among candidates
Candidates for Prescott Mayor and City Council showed more in common than contrast at the Super-Forum on Tuesday night, July 22, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bergman takes plea in child sex case
A man who was facing multiple child sex charges has accepted a plea agreement that saw them cut to four and guaranteed that he would serve no more than 15 years in prison.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Low-income solution: Saturday's Fair Start event cuts costs on school supplies
PRESCOTT - Les Lee is a disabled father of three who for the past five years has relied on the Fair Start program to help him cover the costs of new backpacks and school supplies.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Water testing change will save Prescott more than $700,000
PRESCOTT - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality approved a water blending plan for Prescott's water production facility in Chino Valley that allows the city to curtail an arsenic treatment equipment lease and saving the city's water enterprise fund $765,456 annually.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

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

Community Calendar: July 23-25
Thursday, July 23

Chino Valley Summer Farmers Market, 3 to 6 p.m. at Walgreens parking lot, 1020 Highway 89, Chino Valley. 928-713-1227.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sheriff to begin rolling out body cameras next week
PRESCOTT - Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher said in a meeting Wednesday, July 22, that his agency would begin its initial rollout of deputy-worn body cameras next week, possibly by Wednesday, July 29.

The first group of 15 cameras would be issued after staff and deputies complete training by representatives from Scottsdale-based TASER International, which supplies the hardware and software the system requires, Captain Jeff Newnum said.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


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