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Prescott Valley police seek domestic violence suspect
Allegedly strangled former fiancée into unconsciousness


Monday, September 29, 2014

Sandra Day O'Connor is honored at Pops Symphony
PRESCOTT - Sunday afternoon, Prescott Pops Symphony violinist Elizabeth Longacre walked up to Sandra Day O'Connor and did something that would not have been possible through most of O'Connor's long career as a judge: she snapped a selfie of the two of them with her smartphone.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Deadline approaches for Lioness grant applications
Local charities and service organizations need to be reminded that the deadline for applying for cash grants from your local Prescott Noon Lions this year is fast approaching.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Corn toss tourney willaid breast cancer fight
Prescott Valley Corn Toss Tournament - "Pitchin for Pink," is Saturday, Oct. 4. Join in the fun as this fall favorite comes back to the Civic Center grounds.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall zoo camp has a weird and wacky theme
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary Fall Zoo Camp is the week of Oct. 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This year's theme is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Local churches join to host 'Harvest America'
Several local churches from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt will present Harvest America Prescott at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Monday, September 29, 2014

MATFORCE addresses prescription drug abuse and pain management
The epidemic of prescription drug abuse continues to receive broad local and national attention. According to the National Institute of Health, about 9 percent of the population is believed to misuse opiates over the course of their lifetime, including illegal drugs like heroin and prescription pain medications such as Oxycontin.
(7 comments)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gas prices: Sept. 29
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Reports: Event Center loses hundreds of thousands per year
Most businesses would struggle to make it through two or three years of small losses.

Not so on Main Street and Florentine Road, where - despite seven years of six-figure losses - the Prescott Valley event center is still in operation.
(16 comments)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Courier to change to Facebook comments
The dcourier.com comments section will be implementing a change to our article comments system October 7.
(167 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Curious case of the event center, explained
If Lewis Carroll's Alice were to review the documents behind the Prescott Valley event center, she might repeat her famous cry: "Curiouser and curiouser!"
(27 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yavapai Fair continues today, Sunday, at PV event center
Diane Smith paints a wolf onto Jamie Thompson's face at the Yavapai Fair on Saturday. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)Diane Smith paints a wolf onto Jamie Thompson's face at the Yavapai Fair on Saturday. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)
Games, rides, arts, animals, food, fun at more draw crowds to the Yavapai Fair at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
(1 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Photo: Future home of the brave
Dignitaries help break ground on a Homes for Our Troops house for United States Army Sgt. Brian Robert at a ceremony Saturday in Prescott Valley.
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Parents fear Lincoln Elementary School will close
While no decisions have been announced yet, parents of Lincoln Elementary School students fear the school could close as a result of coming cuts in the Prescott Unified School District.
(13 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Woman rescued from raging creek
Rescue teams responded to calls of cars trapped in flooded roads Saturday afternoon.
(12 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Severe thunderstorm watch continues till 6 p.m. today
The storm predicted to hit the Prescott/Prescott Valley area this morning arrived slightly later, but when it did, it packed a wallop.
(8 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Groups partner to make Stricklin Park more accessible
For the dozen or so mobility-challenged people who took part in a birding excursion in spring 2013, Prescott's Stricklin Park offered a real treat.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tragic story behind pocket change inspires shelter campaign (with video)
When a homeless man froze to death in Prescott a decade ago, he had 72 cents and a flyer about free meals at Open Door in his pocket.
(10 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Injured vet to get new Prescott Valley home
In March, a family will move from Washington state into a new home just west of the Prescott Municipal Airport.
(8 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Prescott Lakes-area cell tower gets nod of approval from P&Z
Reduced height, a possible "stealth" design, and more landscape screening: All are among the conditions suggested by the Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission for a cell tower near Prescott Lakes Parkway.
(3 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Heavy storms expected today, Saturday Sept. 27
Wild weather with "copious amounts" of rain and powerful winds are expected to hit Yavapai County.
(4 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Four vie for two seats on Yavapai College Governing Board
Four Yavapai County residents are seeking seats on the Yavapai College Governing Board for this year's general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
(4 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gas prices: Sept. 27
A look at local gas prices.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Playwright on hand for Q&A tonight, Saturday
Playwright Kimberly Demmary, who wrote "Seatbelts Required," now showing at the Prescott Center for the Arts' Stage Too, will be at performances of the play tonight and Saturday to take questions from the audience.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Neutralizing threats: ERAU professor makes protecting local school a class project
Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 had a profound effect on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor Tom Foley. Foley, on the faculty at ERAU's College of Security and Intelligence, thought his students could help prevent future deaths.
(2 comments)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cross-dressing shoplifter gets away after donning skirt, blouse
The suspect is a balding man in his 50s weighing about 250 pounds.
(6 comments)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rezone raises group home concerns
Concerns about the continuing proliferation of drug and alcohol treatment centers in the city complicated a rezoning of property along Whipple Street this week.
(10 comments)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Concert honors music teacher Janer Elridge
A concert 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Church will honor Janer Elridge for her lifetime career of teaching people how to sing.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Transportation plan adds, drops projects
While about 20 new road projects have made it into the draft of an updated regional transportation plan, some of the largest long-term road plans have been dropped.
(3 comments)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gas prices: Sept. 26
Take a look at area gas prices.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Ducey meet-and-greet is Saturday in Prescott
The Yavapai County Republican Committee will host a Meet & Greet for Doug Ducey, state treasurer and Republican nominee for governor, Saturday, Sept. 27.
Friday, September 26, 2014

$1 million fill: Prescott's old landfill to get costly 'final cap'
Much of the community's junk from the 20th century lies deep within a massive mound off Sundog Ranch Road, and the city's solid waste department wants to keep it that way.
(6 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Veterinarian donates surgery, saves YCSO K-9
When Yavapai County Sheriff's Deputy Randy Evers noticed that his K-9 partner, Neo, wasn't eating and had become lethargic, he was concerned.
(20 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'Big' and 'Little' matches have positive effects
Matthew is a lucky teen. Even though his mother left the family when he was very young, his father, a single parent, has done a commendable job in raising him, Kathleen Murphy, president and CEO of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, said.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Man pleads guilty in three-bank crime spree
Kevin L. Campbell accepted a plea agreement in court Wednesday and will likely serve 21 years in prison.
(3 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gas prices: Sept. 25
A look at area gas prices.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Taste the Wild Oct. 5 at Heritage Park Zoo
Tickets are now on sale for Taste of the Wild at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Photo: Dedicated to Knowledge:
Becky Ratliff, Head of School for BASIS Prescott, speaks to those in attendance for the school's official building dedication Sept. 18.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Backgrounds: Prescott school board candidates
Four Prescott-area residents are seeking seats on the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board for this year's election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election.
(7 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Donate to United Animal Friends rummage sale
United Animal Friends is collecting donations for its annual rummage sale.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vicente v. Prescott suit ends with settlement
A lawsuit that has spanned nearly three years and has cost the City of Prescott about $190,000 in legal fees has ended, with no monetary award to either side.
(4 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Highway 89 crash sends two drivers to hospitals
A Monday afternoon crash on Highway 89 and Prescott Lakes Parkway sent two women to hospitals with injuries, a Prescott Police spokesman said.
(5 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'This is the place to make mistakes': Firefighters train in mobile burn unit
You fight like you train, as the old saying goes. That's why firefighters like controlled-burn training facilities: they give them a chance to train in the conditions they'll meet in real-world fires.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Work begins on dog park renovation
To make way for a new and improved space, Prescott's dog park has been moved temporarily to just across the parking lot at Willow Creek Park.
(2 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Family fun at the 'Y'
The Prescott YMCA family came together for a day of fun on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Launch Pad to raffle convertible Jaguar
The Launch Pad Teen Center will be raffling off a 1997 White Convertible Jaguar that was donated to the organization by a local man with a passion for youth services.
(3 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gas prices: Sept. 24
Take a look at area gas prices.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PUSD candidates to appear at forum Sept. 30
Four candidates vying for two Prescott Unified School District Governing Board seats will meet for a special candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Prescott High School (PHS) multi-purpose room.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In brief: Diaper driver for young mothers and spaghetti dinner to stock 'closets'
Get involved in the community through these two events.
(3 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Organization still committed to helping county residents
The United Way of Yavapai County has a new mission statement.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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