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Police: Man stabs brother-in-law after late night argument escalates
A man was injured when he and his brother-in-law got into an argument, resulting in attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Should plastic bag use be a choice?
State lawmakers are attempting to firm up a law passed last year prohibiting cities and counties from regulating or banning plastic bags.
Friday, February 05, 2016

State Senate advances pension plan revamp; fate uncertain
PHOENIX - State senators gave unanimous approval Thursday, Feb. 4, to revamping the pension plan covering police and firefighters.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Chino Valley mayor suspends invocation
Chino Valley Mayor Chris Marley announced at the Tuesday, Jan. 26, Town Council meeting that the usual invocation would be suspended for that meeting and the next scheduled meeting on Feb. 9 because of criticism of praying in Jesus' name.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Noted author to read for Literary Southwest
Author Bernard Cooper will give a reading followed by an audience question and answer session and a book signing at Literary Southwest Friday, Feb. 5, at the Yavapai College Library's Susan N. Webb Community Room, 1100 E. Sheldon St.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Dewey-Humboldt mayor asks Sen. McCain's help to delist Superfund site
Cracks in the old smelter stack and contaminated soil does not deter Dewey-Humboldt Mayor Terry Nolan from wanting to build a state park on the Superfund site on the east side of Highway 69. On Jan. 4, Nolan bent the ear of U.S. Sen. John McCain.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Agribusinesses in Chino Valley will likely see some changes
The Town of Chino Valley is moving forward on changing zoning laws for farms that do more than farming on their land.
Friday, February 05, 2016

ERAU hosts Arizona Town Hall discussion on water Feb. 10
A presentation and focused discussion on recommendations from the 107th Arizona Town Hall, "Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full," is set for Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Chino residents, businesses seeing changes in sign laws
The town of Chino Valley is in the process of revising its sign laws.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Corridor Briefs: Chili Cook-Off at Cordes Lakes Community Center
SPECIAL EVENTS

The annual Chili Cook-Off at Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, will be Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Column: Annual chili cook-off always a worthy event
Tomorrow is the annual Chili Cook-Off at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, one of my favorite events because we get to sample each entrant's chili and choose the winner!
Friday, February 05, 2016

"It's really just to promote math": Schools earn bragging rights from Yavapai County Math Contest
Prescott - A complex math equation was projected onto a portable screen:

If C2 = 36, and D3 = 27, what is the sum of the two possible values of the product CD?

Friday, February 05, 2016

Gas Prices: Feb. 5
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Recent APS outage in Skull Valley due to weather
Earlier this week, Arizona Public Service (APS) customers in Skull Valley and several other areas of Northern Arizona experienced significant power outages.
Friday, February 05, 2016

High while driving? PV fatal crash case may hinge on medical marijuana use
PRESCOTT - County Attorney Sheila Polk sat in the courtroom gallery for the opening day of Kris Raymond McClain's second-degree murder trial Thursday, Feb. 4.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Calendar of Events: Feb. 5-12
Friday, Feb. 5

"The Aging Eye," by Dr. Mark Barakat, Retinal Consultants of Arizona, noon at Alta Vista Senior Living, 916 Canterbury Lane, Prescott. Reservations required: 928-772-6000

Friday, February 05, 2016

Prescott guidance counselor faces witness tampering charges
A woman who had been working at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic until her January arrest on drug charges is now also facing witness intimidation charges.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rx drugs, pot 'wax' seized near Cordes Lakes
A sheriff's deputy who stopped a car for speeding and lane violations on Interstate 17 arrested both people in the car after he found prescriptions drugs and marijuana "wax" inside.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lawmakers closing in on $28M JTED fix
PHOENIX - Key legislators have crafted a deal that should save technical education programs in the state - or at least buy them some breathing room.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Ducey's budget gives JTEDs grant money that slights rural districts, Plumb says
The $30 million promised to state Joint Technical Education Districts (JTED) in Fiscal Year 2016-17, as recommended by Gov. Doug Ducey, came as a surprise to Yavapai County's JTED superintendent, Jeramy Plumb.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Prescott: Budget shortfall expected to continue
PRESCOTT - Even with its more than $1 million in budget cuts/adjustments in the current fiscal year, the City of Prescott still is looking at a possible $1.2 million shortfall in its general fund for the coming year.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

NCU relocating HQ out of Prescott Valley
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Northcentral University (NCU) will be closing its headquarters in Prescott Valley on Dec. 31, 2016.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Gas Prices: Feb. 4
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Prescott's Arizona Ranger company is back in business
PRESCOTT - The Lonesome Valley Company of the Arizona Rangers, based in Prescott, has been reinstated after a battle that saw the chapter dissolved by the Rangers' governing board after what it called "mutiny."
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Phippen presents Memoirs, Memories & the Fiery Violet M. Irving
Violet M. Irving, or Vi as she was known, was an interesting and unconventional character who spent most of her life in Skull Valley, Arizona, as the postmaster and owner of the general store.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation Department to host trails workshop
The Town of Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation Department will host an International Mountain Bicycling Association Trail Building School on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Calendar of Events: Feb. 4-11
Thursday, Feb. 4

Arizona Humanities Lecture Series: "Father Kino: Journey to Discovery," 5 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Speaker: Barbara Jaquay. 928-777-1500

"Educating Rita," a comedy, 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, Stage Too, 219 N. Cortez St., Suite E. $15. www.pca-az.net; 928-445-3286; tickets@pca-az.net.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Public safety pension reforms advance out of Senate panel; critics say fixes are not enough
Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg said his city is "the main poster child of why we need to have reform of the system."
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Prescott Valley businessman takes plea in stabbing case
PRESCOTT - The one-time owner of a local flooring company, accused in a June 2015 stabbing, accepted a plea agreement Tuesday, Feb. 2, that will likely see him serve less than four years in prison.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Prescott Valley garage fire put down quickly
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Firefighters put out a fire in a garage attached to a house in the 5300 block of N. Stetson Drive Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 2, before the flames could extend into the house.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Calendar of Events: Feb. 3-9
Wednesday, Feb. 3

"Attention Medicare beneficiaries," free seminar with Joni Zeroles-Solon, 11 a.m. to noon at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St., Suite B, Prescott.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Prescott City Council: Business licenses: useful, or burden?
PRESCOTT - It has been debated for years, and this week, the Prescott City Council again took on the issue: Should the city require a license for businesses operating within the community?
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Yavapai County supes get budget update on roads, buildings, projects
At the Board of Supervisors 2016 Budget Study Session on Jan. 27, several department heads presented updates on past projects, plans for future projects, and the ongoing maintenance for existing buildings.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DROUGHT MONITOR: Dry conditions ease across northern Arizona
PRESCOTT - The new year brought with it good news for Arizona's drought situation.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Gas Prices: Feb. 3
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Indian pottery display open at Sharlot Hall Museum
PRESCOTT - Prehistoric Indian pottery has always had a fascination for residents and visitors to the Southwest - particularly the fields of potsherds, many intricately painted with design patterns in clay.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

APS working to fix power outage in Skull Valley, beyond
At the peak of the Skull Valley power failure, there were about 350 customers affected.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

PUSD finance officer: Ducey's funding schedule bad decision
PRESCOTT - Predictions may indicate Arizona revenues are catching up with expenses, but a portion of that may be due to the change in how public schools get their funding in Fiscal Year 2016-17.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Pension fixes set for hearings this week; Prescott officials say proposed changes would help
PHOENIX - The head of the Senate Finance Committee is unveiling a bold plan this week to keep one of the state's pension funds from going broke.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

After Iowa: Cruz, Rubio eye momentum as Dems gird for long fight
A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa, while Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are locked in a virtual tie.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Gas Prices: Feb. 2
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Prescott man indicted in Prescott child sex case
PRESCOTT - A 24-year-old man who had been in the Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters program has been indicted by a grand jury on two child sex charges related to a teenage boy he was mentoring.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Community Calendar: Feb. 2-14
Tuesday, Feb. 2

"What the wealthy do differently," free financial seminar with Darren Vilardo ...

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Presentation at ERAU focuses on U.S./China relationship
PRESCOTT - A presentation titled "The Challenge of China vs. the United States" by Peter de Krassel is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Davis Learning Center located on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus, 1700 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Meeting covers sleep apnea, disorders
Sleep Medicine Solutions, LLC of Prescott Valley, will host a free monthly informative meeting about sleep apnea and sleep disorders at 6 p.m., Feb. 23, at The Prescott Valley Elks Lodge #330, 6245 E. 2nd St., Prescott Valley.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Storm freezes schools, traffic in Prescott area, Yavapai County
PRESCOTT - The snow that fell in the Quad Cities Sunday night, Jan. 31, through Monday morning was a problem for drivers and closed schools.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Wood burning along Prescott Lakes Parkway Feb. 2-12
Yavapai County Facilities workers plan to burn wood piles on the county-owned property east of Highway 89 on Prescott Lakes Parkway in conjunction with the cleanup and remediation of the parcel of land next to the Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Cleanup days set in Black Canyon City
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, has announced a community cleanup in Black Canyon City.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Prescott house fire ignited by fireplace ashes
PRESCOTT-A homeowner who dumped hot fireplace ashes in a plastic can Sunday night, Jan. 31, and put them outside, woke up early the next morning to find the outside wall of her house on fire.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Yavapai County sheriff's deputies arrest two on drug charges
Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on drug charges after separate traffic stops, a YCSO spokesman said.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Measure advancing in House would shift redistricting panel to election; may favor GOP, some worry
PHOENIX - A House panel approved a change in the redistricting process that, if ratified by voters, could have the lines for future legislative and congressional elections drawn only by Republicans.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Pearsall tells club she thought assessor was not a political position
PRESCOTT - Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall said she ran for office because her predecessor was mired in scandal and controversy.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Supervisor Smith to conduct community meetings in Prescott Valley Feb. 3, Feb. 24
Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith will be conducting community meetings on Feb. 3 and 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at Stepping Stones Conference Room, 6719 E Second St. in Prescott Valley.
Monday, February 01, 2016

The business of Prescott tourism: Report shows tourists satisfied with visits
PRESCOTT - On average, a tourist in Prescott is likely to be older, wealthier, and more satisfied with his or her stay than visitors to most other places in the state.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Prescott Council considers new business-license program
PRESCOTT - Simplicity is the city's goal for a proposed new business license, says City Manager Craig McConnell.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Community Calendar: Feb. 1-14
Monday, Feb. 1

Prescott Art Docents Art Talk: "The Fine Line Between Fine Art and Commercial Art" ...

Monday, February 01, 2016

Grief support meeting Tuesday
The Heart Song Center offers a safe, supportive environment for youths and families who are dealing with the grief associated with the death of a loved one.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Republican Women of Prescott offers scholarships
Monday, February 01, 2016

Valentine dance Saturday
The Prescott Frontier Days Royalty are holding their annual Valentine Sweetheart Dinner and Dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Freeman Building at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Learn about estate planning
The Senior Connection will have a free, educational presentation, "Everyone has a role to play: Be in control of your estate plan," Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott.
Monday, February 01, 2016

School closure/delay, weather info for Monday, Feb. 1
Most schools are now closed for the day.
Monday, February 01, 2016

'Leave us alone' - people in Oregon town tired of standoff (AUDIO/VIDEO)
Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small high desert town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group for a month.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kayla's Hands playground takes shape
The Kayla's Hands playground will be built this spring, Kiwanis Club of Prescott leaders said at a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

COMPASSION to COMPLAINTS: Helping hands emerge for county's homeless
There are those who, at one end of the spectrum, work with, donate to, or embrace homeless people. The other end includes people wanting the city to "work to clean Prescott of all the drug addicts, drug recovering, homeless, mentally ill bums," as evidenced by online comments, emails and phone calls stemming from The Daily Courier's series on the homeless.

Most area residents fall somewhere in the middle. This is a look at what has happened since our series began on Jan. 1.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Not everyone has a heart for the homeless: What they have to say
Not everyone has a heart for the homeless. Some object to sharing their parks, libraries and downtown streets with people who have nowhere to go in the daytime hours; or those who panhandle; or those who just don't look like they fit in with "Everybody's Hometown."
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Calendar of Events: Jan. 31-Feb. 29
Sunday, Jan. 31

American Legion Riders Post 6 Breakfast, 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 202 S. Pleasant St., Prescott. $6. prescottbikers@hotmail.com.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Gas Prices: Jan. 31
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Yavapai County Recorder announces presidential preference election
Leslie Hoffman, Yavapai County Recorder, would like to remind voters about the upcoming Presidential Preference Election (PPE) that will be held, Tuesday, March 22.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Calendar of Events: Jan. 30- Feb. 29
Saturday, Jan. 30

Yavapai College Mining Technology Programs preview day, 9 a.m. to noon at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Scam artists take money from elderly Prescott woman
Prescott Police began investigating a fraud case involving an elderly woman on Jan. 21.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Not so fast: Prescott Fire battalion chief not yet OK'd to work for Mayer
PRESCOTT - Mayer Fire District may not have an interim fire chief after all.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

A look at life on Arizona roads in the year 2041: ADOT long-range planning leaps 25 years ahead for traffic needs
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Changing fuels, new vehicle technologies, shifting shopping habits - they all could have an impact on future traffic needs and patterns, say the experts.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fuels treatment in Prescott Basin to resume Monday
Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Yavapai County Superior Court Sentencings for the week of Dec. 28, 2015
Dec. 28

Juanita M. Espinoza, 56. Vehicular endangerment, DUI-second offense, driving on a suspended license/ 60 days flat time, county jail, 3 years supervised probation. Ainley.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Construction on new roundabout in Chino Valley to begin Feb. 1
The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin construction next week on a new roundabout at the intersection of State Route 89 and Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley.
Saturday, January 30, 2016


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