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Time to protect Fossil Creek cable

The fiber optic cable washout detailed in theRoundupstory of Sept. 28 spotlights several life-threatening problems caused by the USFS and exacerbated by CenturyLink. The exposed cables/conduits pictured in the article are in service and provide the only Internet access for all of northern Gila Count


We got a ... what? Mingus Union says ‘D’ grade reflects ‘major technology failure’ during AzMERIT testing

"Ultimately, it’s our responsibility. We’re not going to use [technology failure] as an excuse.” -- Penny Hargrove, Mingus Union Superintendent


Letter: Tax bill due date

Both the Assessors’ and Treasurer’s offices offered the lame excuse that, “It’s not late until November 1,” and “We’ve got a new program and it wasn’t sent out until September 20-something.”


Why newspapers continue to enhance society

Newspapers play multiple roles within governmental agencies, schools and homes, allowing readers to keep an eye on how taxpayers’ money is spent, recent scores of local high school football teams, or to find events going on over the weekend.


Prescribed Burning Planned for October

Prescott, AZ (October 10, 2018) – Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, winds, and weather forecasts to continue burning piles at various locations in the Prescott Basin Thursday, October 11th through Wednesday,


Camp Verde’s Danny Howe ‘elated,’ but not satisfied with middle school grade increase

For 2017-2018, the school received a C. Danny Howe, the district’s administrator-in-charge, is “elated” with the increase in grade.


Man pleads guilty to killing man in Prescott during confrontation over woman

Michael Ryan, 39, from Louisiana, shot 44-year-old Chris Scoggins of Surprise, Arizona, several times in the 800 block of White Spar Road, Prescott, on May 13, according to court records. Scoggins was transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center where he died.


John Allman goes on killing spree

It’s always interesting to discover what causes a seemingly good person to go on a killing spree. With John Allman it seems a poker game was that spark. And the killing spree he went on, over a three-month period, was among the worst ever seen in the Old West.John Allman was a cavalryman out of Tenn


‘Haunted Prescott’ authors set for signings

Prescott historian Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson, owner of A Haunting Experience Tours, have a new book that came out this past week and are scheduled for a number of book signings.


State releases letter grades for 2017-18 school year

Districts received the results of their schools’ achievement data in early summer, but the State Board of Education (ASBE) didn’t release its letter grades to the public until Friday, Oct. 5.


Clarkdale unanimously adopts new sustainability guidelines

Drafted guidelines go over water use, ecological design and sustainable construction, according to staff documents.


FD: Car lands atop another vehicle in Prescott crash

PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)--A crash involving three vehicles ended with one of the cars atop of another car in Prescott Sunday. The remarkable story? No one was hurt following the incident.According to the Prescott Fire Department, firefighters arrived on Wlliamson Valley Road and found a truck on top


October Jerome community briefs: Ghost Walk at Spook Hall this weekend

“As I begin my 10th year here, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to tall those, past and present, who have supported and assisted me over the years,” Gallagher wrote in her staff report for the Oct. 9 meeting. “It has been an enjoyable ride, and time as flown by. I look forward to con


No injuries after pickup truck lands on car in Prescott

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a pickup truck landed on top of a car after the truck was hit by another vehicle and went flying through the air. The car was crushed but no one was hurt.Firefighters in the small city of Prescott north of Phoenix say it was amazing that the two people in the c


To get a shot or not?

Some people say they are not going to get a flu shot because it doesn’t always work, said YCCHS nurse Christine Dixon, “but I always tell them it’s better than not getting a flu shot at all. There are different strains each year. Once you get the flu, it’s too late to get the shot. Better safe than


Alert neighbors help solve burglary in Mayer

Around midnight heading into that Friday, the man’s home in the 13000 block of Dandrea Drive in Pine Flats, Mayer, was burglarized, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) news release. He wasn’t home at the time, but his neighbors were, and they noticed something fishy going on.


Cottonwood PD seeks information on hit-and-run near Chaparral Bar

COTTONWOOD --The Cottonwood Police Department is seeking information on a hit-in-run that occurred early Monday morning, said Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.Kuhlt said officers responded to a 44-year-old local resident early Monday morning at the 500 block of South Main Street who said he was i


Weird Arizona place names: Nowhere, Nothing, Why, Three Way

They played long into the night. A weary Clark finally told Cooley, “Show low and you take the ranch.” Cooley turned over the two of clubs, winning the land and providing the name of the future town. This also explains why the main drag through Show Low is called Deuce of Clubs.


2018 Rotary Prescott Valley Balloon Fest Raises Thousands for Big Brothers, Big Sisters | Signals AZ

The final numbers are in and 2018 Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Fest Chairman Ladonna Hayter said the event raised $10,000 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Prescott Valley, while also bringing thousands of people down to Prescott Valley’s Entertainment District.


Antelope Hills Golf Course elicits support from Prescott Council

Golfers take swings on the driving range at Antelope Hills Golf Course Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Prescott. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)