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Breaking News: Missing man found dead
Missing since Saturday, D.J. Stewart has been found dead in his truck, down in a ravine off Highway 169
(8 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

YCSO ramps up search for missing Humboldt man
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday launched an air and ground search for Dale "D.J." Stewart, missing since Saturday, a YCSO spokesman said.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Blood Moon' first of four 2014 eclipses
The United States had prime viewing for the total lunar eclipse this morning, April 15.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Judge clears Arizona AG Tom Horne
Yavapai County's Polk has 30 days to consider action on ruling


(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Git a rope' - Renegades enjoy 'jailing, hanging' visitors on Whiskey Row
It's hard to tell whether the visitors or the Whiskey Row Renegades are having more fun when tourists stop by to check out their gallows, jail and other props in front of the Palace Saloon.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Learn about tribal water rights Wednesday
PRESCOTT - People can learn about tribal water rights claims from an expert Wednesday in Prescott.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PUSD board to revisit vote on marijuana resolution
PRESCOTT - Despite previously voting against supporting a MATForce resolution aimed at preventing recreational marijuana legalization to appear on a future Arizona ballot, the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) Governing Board members plan to revisit its vote sometime in May or June.
(7 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gas prices: April 15
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boys face reckless burning charges after lighting fire
Three boys are facing charges of reckless burning after they set a fire on forested land near White Spar Road on the south side of Prescott April 6.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kids throwing rocks at cars hit police car, cop says
PRESCOTT - A pair of 13-year-old kids who police said were throwing rocks at passing cars on Willow Creek Road near Douglas Avenue on Thursday hit a passing unmarked police car, according to a report.
(4 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rock rescue at Watson Lake
Two young boys were playing on the rocks at Watson Lake on Sunday evening when one 11-year-old boy became trapped on a boulder
(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Unplanned balloon landing injures 4
Wind shift leads to rough landing
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hot-air balloon lands hard near Mayer; passengers injured in crash
A hot-air balloon that took off from Cottonwood made a hard landing near Mayer on Monday morning after inadvertently flying over Mingus Mountain in high winds.
Monday, April 14, 2014

PV physician eschews treating symptoms, seeks illness' cause
Dan Morris, M.D., is a medical detective.

He uses technology and lab results to search for the causes of his patients' symptoms.

He also listens to them, which is not typically how it's done.
(13 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mountain Oak school gets reprieve, new 20-year charter
Children, staff and parents at Mountain Oak Charter School celebrated good news Friday.

The school, which had been facing the loss of its charter in recent months, learned last week the charter would be renewed for another 20 years
(13 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

County supervisors invited to annual Seligman Fun Run
PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors got a history lesson about Seligman and Yavapai County, along with an invite to the annual Fun Run that takes off from Seligman each year.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Gas prices: April 14
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Monday, April 14, 2014

3 arrested in Paulden CPS investigation
PAULDEN - Three adults were arrested after allegations that they allowed children as young as 7-years-old to smoke marijuana in their home, a YCSO spokesman said.
(6 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

PV Head Start taking applications
The Prescott Valley Head Start program is currently taking applications for the 2014/15 school year for children 3- to 5-years-old. Head Start is a free preschool program serving income eligible families and children with special needs.
Monday, April 14, 2014

State details new water plan Tuesday
The Arizona Department of Water Resources will present its "Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability" during a meeting in Prescott Valley Tuesday.
Monday, April 14, 2014

PAT releases Bike Month calendar
Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT) released the calendar of events for this year's Bike Month. Bike Month is officially scheduled to run from April 12 through May 16.
(1 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Humboldt man goes missing after leaving work Saturday
Diabetic was sent home from work after acting 'a little loopy'
(15 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pit houses are pieces of history
Arizona Archaeological Society Project Leader Fred Kraps, center, describes the rehabilitation efforts that were completed recently at the prehistoric pit-houses at Willow Lake.
(1 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

CASA help needed for teen 'Alex'
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed for 15-year-old "Alex." The Division of Child Safety and Family Services (DCSFS, formerly known as Child Protective Services) took custody of the boy when his father was charged with child abuse.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Prescott Library will host 'rocking' fundraiser April 27
PRESCOTT - A new fundraiser will have the Prescott Public Library rocking later this month.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Breaking News: 3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
One person of interest is in custody
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saving the planet: Local environmentalists share information at Earth Day event
Temperatures around 80 degrees, a mild wind, and cool shade greeted those who made their way to Yavapai County's Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott on Saturday.
(9 comments)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Arizona History Convention: Early settlers entwined in local lore
As he arrived at the podium to speak at the Arizona History Convention in Prescott Friday, Sharlot Hall Museum Interim Director Fred Veil couldn't help but note that some of the characters in his presentation coincidentally were connected to the two previous talks.

While the three stories were meant to be presented together in a session about Prescott, it was still interesting that some of the same people were integral to the different stories.
(3 comments)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gas Prices: April 13
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Home visitation program in need of children's books
Parents as Teachers, a program of Arizona's Children Association, is hosting a book drive to collect new and/or gently used children's books through April.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Days Past: A glimpse into the opium dens of Territorial Prescott
Westerners called opium "celestial" and hailed it as a cure-all.
(10 comments)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, whose goal is to raise awareness of the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Food, monetary donations to CCJ will be matched in April
The Coalition for Compassion and Justice's (CCJ) Open Door program continues its annual food drive to meet the Feinstein Challenge.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kuykendall thanks local volunteers for their service
National service workers from Yavapai County were recognized Tuesday during the Prescott City Council meeting, in celebration of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.
(5 comments)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Radio club offers free class to prep for amateur license test
Here is your chance to get your entry-level Amateur Radio License. A one-day class is coming up to prepare interested people for the "Technician" amateur license.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Firefighters battling wildfire south of Flagstaff
Wind-driven blaze has charred an estimated 100 acres near the Canyon Vista Campground
(3 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

'Submarines for Aviators' gives ERAU students new perspective
The first sign that Wednesday night's presentation in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Aviation History series would be a little different came as the audience entered.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Trebesch sworn in as Superior Court judge
Patricia A. Trebesch was formally sworn in as a Yavapai County Superior Court judge and received her robe at an investiture ceremony held Friday afternoon at the courthouse in downtown Prescott.
(3 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, whose goal is to raise awareness of the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Brewer signs $9.23B state budget
PHOENIX, Arizona - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed the Legislature's $9.23 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, calling it principled and fiscally prudent and a step in the right direction because it adds spending for child welfare services.
(2 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Gas Prices: April 12
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unveiling of restored Elks exterior slated for this month
PRESCOTT, Arizona - About two and a half months after workers covered the exterior of the Elks Opera House with plastic sheeting to allow for restoration work, they are getting ready to reveal the results.

Allan Crary, project manager for the contractor Haley Construction Co., reported Friday that the extensive restoration of the exterior brick and mortar on the historic downtown building is wrapping up.
(1 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

United States Congressman Paul Gosar in Prescott Valley
United States Congressman Paul Gosar, center, talks with Prescott Valley Mayor Harvey Skoog and Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl at Sally B's Café Friday morning in Prescott Valley as part of Small Business Friday.
(6 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cellphones save the day for multiple lost hikers: None were prepared with food, water, supplies
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Department responded to three cases of lost hikers in the Sedona/Village of Oak Creek area over the past week.
(9 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Court Sentencings
March 24

Ryan M. Becker, 24. Attempted transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of non-meth drug paraphernalia. 3 years supervised probation. Ainley.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Leadership award recipients share spirit of community
Prescott Area Leadership recognized four people for their extraordinary contributions to the community at an awards banquet Wednesday night at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.
(1 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

ERAU's Center for Security and Intelligence Studies building dedicated to Glen A. Doherty alum killed in Benghazi attack
PRESCOTT, Arizona - In a brief but moving ceremony Thursday, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University dedicated its Center for Security and Intelligence Studies to former student Glen A. Doherty, who was killed while working a private security detail at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

Doherty, a Massachusetts native, was a student at ERAU before joining the U.S. Navy.

"Glen was anxious to serve," ERAU Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers said, "and after three years on the campus, decided to enlist in the Navy."
(1 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Have breakfast with a tiger Saturday
Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary for breakfast with Cassie the tiger Saturday.
(1 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to feature scavenger hunt, free swimming
On Saturday, April 12, the Prescott YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids to get moving and families to get healthier.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Big Chino debt: Refi could save Prescott almost $1M
With just over $10 million left in the debt that Prescott took on 10 years ago in the purchase of the Big Chino Water Ranch, the city is looking to re-fund (refinance) for a lower interest rate.


(3 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gas Prices: April 11
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Ken Bennett 1st to file for Ariz. governor race
PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) - Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett on Thursday became the first candidate for governor to officially file papers to appear on the primary ballot.
Friday, April 11, 2014

'Dinner for the Diamond' to raise money for school athletics, other programs
Have a great dinner, get a chance to win a car, and support local athletics at the 3rd annual "Dinner for the Diamond."
Friday, April 11, 2014

Author, poet and activist to speak at Literary Southwest
The Literary Southwest will present an evening with the acclaimed author and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at 7 p.m. tonight.
Friday, April 11, 2014

PV woman calls 911 after finding stranger in her car
A woman who went out to her car Sunday morning found a stranger sitting in the driver's seat
(16 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Man gets 6 1/2 years for strangling woman, beating her with mop handle
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Taylor H. Todd, accused of attacking a woman - first strangling her and then hitting her head with a metal mop handle - accepted a plea deal and on Wednesday was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Local drinking horizons about to expand with new brewery, meadery and distillery
Prescott will soon more than double the number of businesses that create and sell their own alcoholic concoctions.
(6 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hotshot money makes it into House-Senate budget
Money to help Prescott deal with pension costs for its fallen firefighters made it into the proposed budget that the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives sent to the governor for consideration late Monday.
(2 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gas Prices: April 10
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prices at the pump are according to www.arizonagasprices.com. Prices fluctuate; these price checks are as of yesterday afternoon.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

PUSD school board approves $870K in budget cuts
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Expect cuts to continue in the Prescott Unified School District.
(4 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gosar to conduct roundtables in Prescott area Friday
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar will host several events in the Prescott region Friday.

His day starts with a "Small Business Friday" event at 8-9:30 a.m. at Sally B's Café, 7680 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.
(9 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jim Riley, Lindy Lee, Pioneer Trio headline Prescott Opry tonigh
Long-time Prescott resident Jim Riley will be among the headliners performing in the Prescott Opry show tonight at the Prescott Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prescott pins hopes on Casper Golf: Private managers could be on board by May 1
PRESCOTT, Arizona - In an effort to "turn the ship around" at Prescott's failing municipal golf course, the city is turning to a private management company on May 1.
(20 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Man shot by PV cop in March faces multiple felony charges
Jeremy Wolf, who allegedly pointed a gun at the officer in March has been returned to Yavapai County
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Teen charged as adult in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbing
Allegedly stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard
(5 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

PV Police: Report of gun on campus appears to be a hoax
Search at Glassford Hill Middle School turns up no weapons
(13 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings
Student went on a stabbing and slashing spree, leaving as many as 20 people injured
(13 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

City pledges $500K to Dells purchase: Suggests 'regional effort' to raise rest of $3.5M price
PRESCOTT, Arizona - The value of preserving 83 acres of land in the heart of Prescott's Granite Dells did not appear to be in question Tuesday.
(11 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bradshaw Mountain High School students face charges for campus 'prank'
Four seniors allegedly marked up doors and walls with profanities and disassembled several stairway landings.
(41 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Courier jazz trivia contest winners
The winners have been selected in The Daily Courier's Preservation Hall Jazz Band tickets contest.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014


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