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Yavapai College honored a second-generation firefighter, an innovative public safety officer, a distinguished fire academy instructor and a longtime public servant when it selected Yavapai County Emergency Manager Ron Sauntman for its Verde Valley Alumnus of the Year Award at YC’s Evening of Recognition Tuesday night.

May 21, 2019
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Mother, daughter allegedly murder matriarch, leaving body in home for 18 months
Police investigating homicide in historic Prescott neighborhood

The Prescott Police Department (PPD) has been actively investigating a homicide at a Prescott residence in the 600 block of Country Club Drive.

April 9, 2019
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Repairing Yavapai County’s ‘tarnished image’ central to supervisors’ replacement of Stringer
Longtime State Sen. Steve Pierce tapped to fill out remainder of Stringer’s term

A “reset,” a “renewal,” and a “refreshing” – they were all words that Yavapai County Supervisors used April 3, prior to choosing longtime State Sen. Steve Pierce to replace embattled Rep. David Stringer in the House of Representatives.

By Cindy Barks, The Daily Courier April 4, 2019
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Buchanan held the office of Sheriff in Yavapai County for four terms from Jan. 1, 1989 to December 31, 2004, before retiring.

April 4, 2019
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Longtime State Sen. Steve Pierce was the choice of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Wednesday morning, April 3, to fill the Arizona House of Representatives seat vacated last week by embattled State Rep. David Stringer.

By Cindy Barks, the Daily Courier April 3, 2019
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 the elected Yavapai County Republican Precinct Committeemen from Legislative District 1 met to discuss and then vote on a selection of three nominees to submit to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

April 1, 2019
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Local law enforcement agencies say meth is on the rise again. There have already been several large drug busts in Yavapai County just this year. Thursday, Prescott Valley police officers found 52 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Interstate 17.

By Kelcie Grega March 23, 2019
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Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.

By Bill Helm March 19, 2019
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U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited the Verde Valley Friday as part of her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. The purpose of the tour is for her to get to know as many communities as possible and figure out ways they can be helped at the federal level.

By Kelcie Grega March 15, 2019
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U.S. Senator Martha McSally made a stop in Cottonwood Friday during her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. She met with community leaders and stakeholders at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building to learn about major issues facing the Verde Valley. We got to catch up for a few minutes to talk about what she learned, as well as water policy, the Cottonwood Land Exchange and more.

By Kelcie Grega March 16, 2019
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Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five outbreaks — in New York, Texas, and Washington State for a total of more than 120 cases.

By By TERRI FARNETI Yavapai County Public Health Coordinator March 14, 2019
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Homeschooled third- grader Aliyah Alpert emerged as champion on during the 73rd annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 9, in the historic auditorium at Prescott Mile High Mid School.

March 12, 2019
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Casey Rooney to retire from the city of Cottonwood after 12 years of service
Cottonwood Economic Development Director turned in his resignation Friday

Cottonwood Economic Development Director Casey Rooney will be retiring from the city, effective April 1.

By Kelcie Grega March 8, 2019
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Drug dealers and criminal smugglers now have one more thing to worry about when driving through Yavapai County.

By By MAX EFREIN Contributing Reporter March 7, 2019
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The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved a tuition increase for the college Tuesday at its monthly board meeting.

February 14, 2019
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PRESCOTT -- It is out with the old and in with the new for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By By GEORGE JOHNSTON Contributing Reporter February 9, 2019
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Motorists fuming in the one-hour-plus traffic jams between the Village of Oak Creek and West Sedona on State Route 179 probably wish they had more information before driving into that weekend traffic quagmire.

By Vyto Starinskas February 8, 2019
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A spokesman for the Arizona Supreme Court told Capitol Media Services that his agency is unable to find Stringer's 2003 application form seeking permission to practice law in this state.

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LAKE PLEASANT – Bald eagles are nesting at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, and thanks to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, you can observe one pair of parents-to-be through a live webcam.

By By PETER GONG Cronkite News February 6, 2019
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David Stringer's legal problems multiplied Wednesday as the State Bar of Arizona launched an investigation to determine if he lied on his application to practice law here.

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Furlough fallout: Partial government shutdown enters fifth week
Trespassers reported at Montezuma, Tuzigoot amid government shutdown

As the partial shutdown enters its fifth week, several incidents of trespassing have been reported at Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle, said National Park Service Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud.

January 24, 2019
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It is time for the annual Yavapai County Treasurer Office’s tax lien sale, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12.

January 24, 2019
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A 20-year-old man was found dead in a Coconino County Detention Facility early Monday morning, according to the Coconino County Sherriff’s Office.

January 23, 2019
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Hundreds of Sedona and Verde Valley citizens turned out for the third annual Sedona Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 19.

January 20, 2019
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County P&Z rejects Rojo Grande after 8-hour meeting
Former Sedona mayor said developer trying to sell ‘a skunk that doesn’t stink’

Yavapai County Planning & Zoning commissioners listened to more than six hours of public testimony and read several hundred emails and letters during their meeting. Ultimately, they unanimously voted to deny the proposal to develop a 172-acre senior-oriented manufactured home park to take the place of the El Rojo Grande Ranch just outside Sedona.

January 18, 2019

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