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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

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

Flood recovery efforts continue in Wickenburg
Town Manager Joshua Wright said Saturday night's storm dropped between 4 and 5 inches of rain in less than an hour, flooding at least 12 homes.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Arizona law stakes claim over unauthorized campaign signs
With city elections underway and 2016 races around the corner, Arizona regulators are warning people that they might need to pull up stakes on the many campaign signs on lawns and street corners.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Prescott area largely unscathed from Saturday's storm; Wickenburg suffers major flooding
A storm that caused massive flooding in Wickenburg Saturday, July 18, also created at least one issue in Chino Valley.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

UPDATE: Flash flood watch extended until 11 p.m. Saturday
The National Weather Service on Friday updated a flash flood watch for much of Arizona until 11 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tobin will not seek Congressional District 1 seat
"I'm confident that a Republican candidate will win CD1 back. But that candidate will not be me."
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Prescott Valley boy, grandfather found dead in Sonoran Desert
Authorities on Wednesday found the bodies of a 12-year-old boy from Prescott Valley and his grandfather who went missing Tuesday in Sonoran Desert National Monument east of Gila Bend, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Storm cuts power to 2,400 households in Chino Valley
The storm downed a major power line at around 6 p.m., according to APS. Crews estimate midnight July 7 for complete restoration.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

UPDATE: APS works to restore power in Prescott Valley in wake of storm
The power failures were widespread Sunday, including areas of Coconino, Yavapai, Navajo and Gila counties.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Pregnant mule deer poached, twin fawns found dead; up to $1,000 reward available
The Operation Game Thief program is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the crime.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Land where Hotshots died now in hands of State Parks
PRESCOTT - In the end, there was only one bidder. The Arizona State Parks department bid the minimum amount, $304,000, to buy the land where 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed on June 30, 2013, as they fought the Yarnell Hill fire.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hotshot wrongful-death lawsuit settlement to achieve changes (VIDEO)
PHOENIX - Widow Roxanne Warneke recalled being "enraged" when she first visited the site where her husband William Warneke died in June 2013 along with 18 of his fellow Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The terrain of the Yarnell Hill wildfire came as a shock, she said, because she knew that venturing down that rocky canyon went against everything her husband had been taught.

She wanted answers.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court upholds redistricting; former House Speaker not surprised
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday, June 29, that Arizona's Citizen Redistricting Commission, which draws congressional and legislative districts, is legal.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Parties involved in Hotshot wrongful-death lawsuit announce settlement
Central to the settlement: A list of 32 changes that the Arizona State Forestry Division will either make, or has already made in the way it fights wildfires.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Yarnell works toward recovery, despite grief of 2013 wildfire
YARNELL - Two years after 19 young firefighters died trying to protect their community, residents of Yarnell obviously are still trying to come to terms with the loss.

Recovery was the stated theme Sunday, June 28, when the Yarnell community gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of the devastating Yarnell Hill wildfire. The event concluded with a groundbreaking for a new commemorative park, and several speakers referred to "new growth out of the ashes."

Still, emotions remained raw among the participants and audience members.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fire chief tells story of the loss of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
How the community grieved was the focus of a presentation Wednesday night, June 24, by Mayer Fire Chief Glenn Brown on the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots nearly two years ago and the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Emergency, medical pros warn: downside of heat stroke is death
The threat of excessive heat in Yavapai County valleys and basins will continue until 8 p.m. Monday, June 22, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Western wildfires: Flames fly through 3 hot, dry states
Seem a bit hazy in our area to you? Wildfires are charring parched parts of the West and some of the smoke from the fires are being blown in our direction. Here's a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Heat warning issued through weekend for lower elevations
The National Weather Service on Thursday, June 18, extended its excessive heat warning for elevations below 4,000 feet elevation to last through the weekend.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Unusual lightning sparks small wildfire near Prescott; excessive heat warning starts today
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for parts of Arizona, including the Yavapai County valleys and basins below 4,000 feet in elevation.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Four Arizona locations quarantined for bird flu
The Arizona Department of Agriculture is investigating the first potential cases of avian influenza in the state at four locations that collectively received 13 quail and chickens and 40 quail and partridge eggs from a facility in Iowa.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Judge refuses to move Gaver trial out of Yavapai County
CAMP VERDE -- For the first time since the Wal-Mart brawl and shooting March 21, the adult members of the Gaver family from Idaho were gathered at the same time.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

UPDATE: Jeep driver died of self-inflicted gunshot at time of Sunday's fatal accident
In addition to the death of Ross Willoughby, the crash killed two other people.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015


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