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Kidnapper Of Teen Spotted By Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy

An alert Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy caught kidnapping suspect, 49-year old Carlie Bentley, from Kentucky, on Sunday. At approx. 7:15 p.m., on Sunday, January 13, 2019, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s (YCSO) deputy positioned himself on the median of I-17 at milepost 252 to assist the Department of P


Leaving a legacy: Betty Comfort bequeaths $209K to historical society

The late Betty Jean Comfort, longtime Dewey-Humboldt resident and community volunteer, bequeathed a substantial gift to the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society (DHHS), donating $209,827 as part of her estate.


What happens if Arizona fails to meet a water plan deadline?

Lake Mead, the biggest source for water in the Southwest, is on the verge of reaching a critically low level. Gov. Doug Ducey said, “this is by far the most pressing issue we face as a state.”


Cordes Calendar: Week of Jan. 16

Tuesday Planners are back. Each Tuesday at 9 a.m. the planners will meet at the Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, to plan for events, such as Cookies with Santa. All are welcome and volunteers are needed.


Yavapai County Planning and Zoning meeting on El Rojo Grande development to spur big turnout

Those opposed — and those for — a development featuring 600 manufactured homes and 50 RV spots on 171 acres have generated more than 1,100 emails and letters to Yavapai County. Now, it’s time for the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission to determine whether or not it will recommend approval


Man Wanted In California Teen's Kidnapping Caught In Arizona With Missing Boy

A Kentucky man was accused of traveling to California to have sex with a teen whom he then allegedly tried to take back to Kentucky. Carlie Joe Bentley, 49, was arrested while traveling through Arizona with the 14-year-old boy. Bentley and the boy met through an online dating site. They continued us


Bill's Newscast: Prescott Valley Woman Killed in Plane Crash

A plane accident near Kingman resulted in a Prescott Valley woman's death. A Prescott Valley woman has been killed in a plane crash near Kingman. The crash occurred at around 11:45 Sunday morning. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen says a citizen made contact with a man who s


New mayor, 2 council members tackle difficult topic at first meeting

For many in the packed auditorium, the farewells to two Prescott Valley council members and one mayor brought tears along with plentiful accolades at the first council meeting of the year Jan. 10.


Yavapai County's approval of El Rojo Grande rezoning will only benefit Illinois

The parcel is currently zoned as a mixture of RCU-2A residential rural 2-acre minimum lot sizes and R1L-70 residential single-family 70,000 square foot minimum lot sizes with the potential buyer asking the county to rezone the property to Planned Area Development.


Prescott Valley in Brief: Willis to speak on Goodwin Fire at Firewise meeting

Willis to speak on Goodwin Fire at Firewise meeting. Join the Dewey-Humboldt Firewise members at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to hear from Darrell Willis, Goodwin Fire Resource coordinator, on “Lessons from the Goodwin Fire: A Look Back and Ahead” at the D-H Town Hall,


Medical marijuana sales in Arizona up 41% in 2018, report says

PHOENIX — The amount of medical marijuana being purchased and consumed in Arizona is increasing at a rate twice as fast as the growth in the number of people legally entitled to use it.


Thieves vandalize, steal from Prescott Valley light display before Christmas

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Authorities in Prescott Valley say someone last month damaged a popular holiday light display and then stole accompanying equipment. Prescott Valley police said Tuesday they are seeking the public’s help in finding the suspects who committed the Grinch-ly act just two days b


Prescott listed as 2019 place to visit

Just two weeks into the New Year, Prescott has already landed on two lists of top communities in the U.S. Two separate lists – one for must-see cities for 2019, and another for the best-performing small cities in the nation – have featured Prescott among their early-2019 choices.


Earth Notes: Central Arizona Land Trust

This year a Prescott-based group marks three decades of work protecting some of Arizona’s last best places. On its 30th anniversary, the Central Arizona Land Trust is on the cusp of saving even more open space, ranchland, and streamside habitat.


Kentucky Man Wanted For Kidnapping Arrested Near Cordes Junction

A Kentucky man wanted for kidnapping a 14-year-old California teenager was arrested on I-17 about ten miles south of Cordes Junction Sunday. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say deputies trailed a car with Kentucky plates for a short time while gathering more information. Dispatchers received a ca


Third annual Women March On set for Saturday

Taking place for the third year in a row, the Yavapai County Women March On is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Yavapai County courthouse plaza. The theme is “Inclusion,” and the stated mission is to march in solidarity for a fair, just and inclusive world where all people – regardless


Updates set for well site

The Chino Valley Town Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the rehabilitation of a Prescott-owned well site at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8. Located at 1525 N. Road 1 East, about 600 feet from the residents in the Chino Meadows subdivision, the site will have a new 912-square-foo


Emergency Closure of SR 89 in Prescott

Update: Extended closure of State Route 89 in Prescott begins today at 10 a.m. Emergency ADOT Road Closure on Highway 89 Wednesday January 16 starting at 10 a.m. TO AT LEAST 5 p.m. in additiona to tonight's already schedule closure.


Voters to have their say on proposed levy for roads

The Town of Chino Valley will hold a special election in May asking voters two questions following a unanimous call for the election at the Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.


Cottonwood city council to consider distracted driving ordinance tonight

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood may soon join the ranks of Arizona cities banning texting while driving. Tonight, Cottonwood City Council will consider an ordinance similar to the one adopted in Yavapai County.