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Several Valley residents were arrested on drug charges after Yavapai County sheriff's deputies responded to a rave near Wilhoit on Saturday. According to the sheriff's office, more than 450 partygoers were present at the large outdoor rave event that included multiple camp sites and disc jockeys playing very loud music.
The Yavapai College District Governing Board has asked each of the cities and towns in the Verde Valley, the two Supervisors representing County District's 2 and 3, and the Yavapai-Apache Nation to submit two nominees to serve on the College's newly approved Verde Valley Advisory Committee. When establishing the Committee, the District Governing Board established their vision that the committee would be recognized as the Verde Valley's voice for constructive and collaborative dialog between residents and the Yavapai College District Governing Board to promote improved access to quality higher education.
The Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are the lead applicants for the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant administered by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Their treatment plan mostly involves a reduction in trees and brush on 17,000 acres of private, state and federal lands, alongside monitoring and data collection to see if the vegetation reduction helps the underground aquifers.
Bruce Schweigert, Sr., 50, Cottonwood, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Joseph C. Butner III Friday. Schweigert, Sr., was found guilty July 16 of several criminal charges stemming from an August 2013 bar fight in Cottonwood.
Special to the Courier The 11th annual Recovery Day Celebration at the Square is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration of those in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction takes place at the Yavapai County Courthouse plaza. The event is free.
Jerome and Clarkdale recently joined the list of community municipal governments to move forward with accepting applications for a Yavapai College advisory board. Governing board member Al Filardo was on hand to answer the council's questions about what kind of applicants to submit and how appointments would be made.
Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies received a report that 49-year-old Thomas Bolton of Wilhoit, violated court ordered conditions by harassing his minor-aged victim in front of a Wilhoit business. Bolton is out on bond with conditions of release prohibiting contact with the victim in this case.
The federal government dropped the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office from the program that funnels surplus military equipment to police departments because the Arizona agency cannot account for some weapons, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday. The sheriff, whose agency patrols unincorporated areas of the county that includes most of the Phoenix area, said he recently received termination letters from the U.S. Defense Department and the program's coordinator for Arizona.
A court ruling says Arizona prosecutors can't use the results of warrantless blood-alcohol tests as evidence against people who are threatened with arrest when they refuse to go to a hospital. The state Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a woman's convictions and ordered that she be given a new trial in a drunken-driving case in Yavapai County.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chair Rowle Simmons talks with Sheriff Scott Mascher after speaking at a meeting about the county's proposed jail district tax increase. Yavapai County officials repeatedly stressed Tuesday that tourists will pay a sizable portion of the sales tax they want to double so they can build and staff a new Prescott jail.
Review/Salina Sialega Hope Brunson of Chino Valley cuddles a bunny during Territorial Days. Rabbits are also part of the 4-H/FFA Expo in Prescott this week.
An hour's worth of discussion was long enough for the Dewey-Humboldt town council to realize it needed more time to talk about purchasing the building now housing the D-H Historical Museum. The council finally sent the matter to a future study session.
WILHOIT, Ariz. A man awaiting trial on sexual assault charges has been arrested for harassing the victim, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:46 am
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