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Jasper moving ahead with Phase I

tonenotes Prescott Valley Town Council met Thursday, March 15, for a study session that included discussion on the Jasper Development Draft Agreement. The council has scheduled a vote on the final agreement at its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the auditorium of the Prescott Valle

PVTRIB.COM - 2018-03-21 13:02:00

VERDE HEREITAGE 1924: JEROME; Scarlet Fever Epidemic

"FRANK STATEMENT AS TO TOWN'S HEALTH CONDITIONS" "To the Public: To give as many as possible a current understanding of the present health situation in Jerome it might be well to make a brief statement. There are, at present, a few cases of a mild form of scarlet fever and a similar number of whoopi

VERDENEWS - 2018-03-21 15:47:00

Wildland fires cause scare in both Chino Valley, Prescott

Prescott firefighters put out spots in a wildland fire along Side Road in Prescott Monday, March 19, 2018. (Les Stukenberg/Courier) By Max Efrein mefrein Two wildland fires were fortunately extinguished Monday without injuring anyone or damaging any structures. The first occurred in Chino Valley


Bill's Newscast: New Economic Development Project in Chino Valley

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council met at Tuesday night to consider a contribution to the Prescott Area Urban Wildland Interface Commission. Councilwoman Victoria Wendt, who has made the request for Council to consider this item, says each year to maintain Firewise recognition, each community is requir

PRESCOTTENEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Letter: Fighting dark money

Editor: We have read much recently about "dark money" contaminating our elections. Dark money is money that cannot be traced to its source. Prescott voters saw dark money at work in our local elections (Courier, Feb. 15, 2018, re: dark money attacks on Hrin and Wilcox). On Feb. 13, the Arizona House

DAILY COURIER - 2018-03-21 12:58:00

Cement truck rollover at SR 89A roundabout in Clarkdale

Verde Valley Fire District personnel and Clarkdale police officials are currently on the scene of a cement truck rollover on State Route 89A. The rollover accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Monday at the SR89A roundabout at Lincoln Drive and Lisa Street in Clarkdale. More details will be provided


A reporter pursues first-hand knowledge of the beat he covers

mefrein I'm not a firefighter. Nor do I have any ambition to become one. Yet, I registered and recently completed a basic, week-long class in firefighting with the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. The non-profit academy hosts the course every spring on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Un

DAILY COURIER - 2018-03-21 12:58:00

Prescott Gateway Mall's new owner works to resurrect dying malls, with mixed results

The new owner of the Prescott Gateway Mall and his company have a history of buying up troubled malls at bargain-basement prices with plans to turn them around. It all comes with inherent risks. They have had trouble paying some bills on those properties, while experiencing successes too. Kohan Ret


Fence Welding Causes Wildland Fire

Grass fire started by fence welders. On March 19, 2018, at approximately 1:50PM, the Prescott Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a grass fire in the area of Side Road on the north side of the city. It was reported that the fire was burning quickly and within 20 feet of a stru

PRESCOTTENEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Annual Bulk Item Cleanup Schedule 2018

Time to get rid of your large trash items. PRESCOTT, AZ (March 16, 2018) - In an effort to help City of Prescott residents properly dispose of large trash items, the City of Prescott Solid Waste Division is holding its annual bulk item cleanup. Annual Cleanup Schedule Monday routes will be picked


Respected educator Jeramy Plumb dead at 42

Yavapai County lost a true educator who understood the importance of offering a wide variety of learning opportunities to ensure success for all students. Jeramy Plumb, Mountain Institute Joint Technology Education District (MIJTED) superintendent, worked diligently to make that happen. Plumb, 42, p


Cottonwood's annual Easter Egg Hunt set for March 31

The City of Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department invites local youngsters to this year's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Riverfront Park, March 31. All festivities are free to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. for all children ages 8 and younger, with age groups of 1 to 17 months, 18 to 35 months

VERDENEWS - 2018-03-20 17:38:00

Calendar of Events: March 18-26

Sunday, March 18 Andreas Kapsalis performs at Arcosanti Cafe, 1:30 p.m., Arcosanti, 13555 S. Cross L Road, Mayer. 928-632-6217 or arcosanti.org. Monday, March 19 Free computer use, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, Computer Classroom, 237 S. Montezuma St. One-on-one instruction. 928-778-0


FD: One dead in motorcycle crash in Black Canyon City

BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ - A rider has died in a motorcycle crash in Black Canyon City, according to the Daisy Mountain Fire Department. Fire officials say a male rider was involved in a single motorcycle crash on northbound Interstate 17 near milepost 245. The rider was wearing a helmet and no other


It's National AG Week: March 18-24

National AG Week is a time for people across America to celebrate the contributions from American agriculture. As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States. The National Ag week program believes that every Ameri


Bogus Prescott cops call woman, try to scam her out of money

A Prescott woman was the target of a bogus "police" call demanding money, but did not fall for the ruse, according to Prescott Police spokesman David Fuller. It happened at about noon Tuesday, March 13. An unknown suspect called the victim and claimed to be a Prescott police officer. "The suspect to


City of Prescott: Roadwork Updates

The City of Prescott invites you to attend the third and final open house meeting for design of the Zone 16 Utility Improvements Project. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bassett Room at the Cornell Activity Center, 1615 Coyote Road. The open house will pro


Flagstaff prostitution sting nabs 8, one from Prescott Valley

A multi-agency prostitution sting in Flagstaff on Friday, March 9, resulted in the arrests of eight men, one of whom is from Prescott Valley, according to a news release. Christopher Ruben Marchant, 27, of Prescott Valley, was charged with child prostitution. The Flagstaff Police Department, along


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Chino Valley man arrested on felony charges after faking court-ordered urine samples

A Chino Valley man, out on bail after being arrested on felony charges, was arrested again on Wednesday, March 14, after authorities said he was faking urinalysis tests with a device, according to Police Lt. Vince Schaan. Leon Taylor, 43, was charged with fraud schemes, burglary, possession of dange