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3 hrs ago | The Daily Courier

More stormy weather ahead: Remnants of hurricane en route to Arizona

Victor R. Caivano/The Associated Press A man walks on a street where most powerlines and lightposts have been knocked down by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico on Monday. The remnants of the storm are expected to hit Arizona today, leading to flash-flood watches for most of the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Flood

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KTVK Phoenix

4 Phoenix-area residents arrested at Yavapai County rave

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Phoenix, AZ, Wilhoit, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ

The Daily Courier

Courier seeks readers' military service stories

The Daily Courier wants to share with readers the stories of local residents' service in the U.S. military in a special section that will publish in November in observance of Veterans Day. Servicemen and women who are interested in submitting the history of their service to America may send their information by email to Karen Despain at kdespain@prescottaz.com.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, Prescott Valley, AZ

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Courier

Community calendar: Sept. 14-20

Yavapai County Home and Lifestyles Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tim's Toyota Center, Prescott Valley. Information: 778-0470.

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Related Topix: Prescott Valley, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Skull Valley, AZ, Humboldt, AZ, Dewey, AZ, Events

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Verde Independent

Clarkdale Town Council accepting applications for college committee

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.

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Related Topix: Clarkdale, AZ

The Daily Courier

Coalition seeks county help with grasslands restoration grant

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.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, Cottonwood, AZ

The Daily Courier

Filling empty bowls: Food bank fundraiser is Sunday

People looks for the perfect bowl to have their soup in during the 2011 Empty Bowls fundraiser on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Yavapai College ceramic Fire Art's major Matthew Kaminski molds a bowl in Prescott.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, Recipes, Chino Valley, AZ, Prescott Valley, AZ

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Verde Independent

Cottonwood Hells Angel gang member sentenced to 8 years in prison

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.

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Related Topix: Cottonwood, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Daily Courier

Addiction Recovery Day events are tonight, Saturday

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.

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Related Topix: Prescott, AZ

The Daily Courier

Home, Health, Lifestyle Expo is this weekend in Prescott Valley

People browse through the many different booths during last year's Yavapai County Home and Lifestyles Expo at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. The Daily Courier The Home, Health and Lifestyle Expo at Tim's Toyota Center this weekend in Prescott Valley will offer a gamut of information about how to make your home more comfortable and maintain the good health to enjoy it.

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Related Topix: Prescott Valley, AZ

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Verde Independent

Communities seek college advisory board nominations

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.

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Related Topix: Jerome, AZ, Clarkdale, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ, Sedona, AZ

Verde Independent

Sexual assault suspect, facing trial, charged with harassing victim

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.

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Related Topix: Wilhoit, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

US military gear program drops Arpaio's office

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.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, Payson, AZ

KOLD-TV Tucson

Ruling disallows involuntary DUI evidence

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.

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The Daily Courier

County officials: Jail sales tax is preferable to property tax hike

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Prescott, AZ, Sedona, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ

Prescott Valley Tribune

Former teacher is newest member of HUSD board

The Humboldt Unified School District had no governing board election this past month because the two candidates had no competition for two open seats on the board. Terms for members Suzie Roth and Carm Staker will end Dec. 31. Staker declined to run for another term, leaving incumbent Roth and former HUSD teacher Paul Leon uncontested candidates.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Dewey-Humboldt, AZ

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Chino Valley Review

4-H, FFA exhibitors to expo

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.

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Related Topix: Chino Valley, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Paulden, AZ, Family, Kids

Prescott Valley Tribune

Dewey-Humboldt needs strategic plan on museum purchase appraisal

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.

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Related Topix: Dewey-Humboldt, AZ, Jerome, AZ, Cottonwood, AZ, Clarkdale, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Sexual assault suspect awaiting trial accused of harassing victim

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.

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Related Topix: Wilhoit, AZ

Chino Valley Review

Preparing for emergencies requires 5 P's and 5 basic needs

September is National Preparedness Month and Paulden residents heard the latest tips from the county emergency management expert, which includes the five P's and the five things people need during a disaster. Denny Foulk of the Yavapai County Emergency Management Division spoke to residents Thursday night at the Paulden Area Community Organization.

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Related Topix: Paulden, AZ

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