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Wrong-way collision at Black Canyon City takes woman’s life

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide

A wrong-way collision Tuesday on I-17 southbound at Black Canyon City took the life of 50-year-old Cindy Lee Meade of Phoenix.

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Back country rescues tax fire resources in Sedona

In the past month, said Fire Marshal Jon Davis, SFD has responded on 24 back country rescues that consumed 272.23 staff hours. In comparison, there were nine back county rescues during the same time period in 2016.

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ADOT closes Highway 69 because of Goodwin Fire smoke

Mayer residents living west of Main Street evacuated

The Goodwin Fire was reported moving to the south and Arizona Department of Transportation officials closed Highway 69 between Interstate 17 and Highway 169 because of dense smoke. Also, authorities issued mandatory evacuation notices for Mayer, west of Main Street, and Mayer to Poland Junction, Tuesday, June 27.

Change the face of art

Over the next few months, the founder of the ‘forever’ art movement called Collaborative Art WORKS will discuss and demonstrate her techniques at the Verde Valley’s public libraries.

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Metered parking starts June 28 in Uptown Sedona

Metered pay parking takes effect on Main Street, SR89A, in Uptown Sedona beginning June 28. The parking program was developed as a partnership between the city and Uptown merchants to help manage traffic flow and parking demand, and revenues will be reinvested in the Uptown area.

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Excessive heat warning for Verde Valley

The Verde Valley is expected to approach or even exceed 108 degrees this weekend and into next week, according to an advisory from Yavapai County Community Health Services.

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10-year-old victim of alleged child abuse dies

Christian Pearson, the 10-year-old boy whom police found not breathing, with burns and bruises covering his body last week, was taken off life support and died Sunday night, June 11, about 10:30 p.m., said Lt. Vince Schaan of the Chino Valley Police Department.

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Chino couple charged with attempted murder of 10-year-old boy

A Chino Valley couple was charged with the attempted murder of a 10-year-old boy Thursday, June 8, after he was found not breathing, with burns on his body, and bruises, said Lt. Vince Schaan, Chino Valley Police spokesman.

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Sheriff’s deputy finds 6.5 pounds of meth during traffic stop

May 31, at about 11:30 p.m., a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy was driving north on I-17 near Highway 169 when he saw a pickup truck in front of him exceeding the speed limit. The truck also weaved over the fog line at least twice.

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David McAtee named public information officer for Yavapai County

June 4, David McAtee will officially transition from his position as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) and the Community Health Center of Yavapai (CHCY) to the newly created PIO position for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

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Prohibitions and exemptions: What cannot be done during Stage 1 fire restrictions, and the list of exemptions

VERDE VALLEY – Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, the following is a list of Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, as well as exemptions. According to Red Rock Ranger District Ranger Nicole Branton, the “lack of moisture and rising temperatures are increasing the potential for wildfire in these lower elevations.”

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Preventative measures: Verde Valley implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Due to conditions both dry and windy, the Prescott and Coconino national forests have announced that they will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective 8 a.m. June 1.

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AZ Game & Fish Dept. warns of increased urban wildlife sightings

After a wet winter and mild spring, Arizona has seen an increase in many wildlife populations.

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Long backup on I-17 northbound out of the Valley after vehicle fire

Drivers heading north on Interstate 17 should expect delays due to heavy holiday traffic and the lingering backup from a vehicle fire that temporarily closed the roadway near Sunset Point Rest Area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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YCSO seeks missing person, offers reward

YAVAPAI COUNTY – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating missing person Keely Culver.

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Troopers respond to multi-vehicle collision on I-17

Interstate shut down for hours near Black Canyon City

Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle collision which blocked southbound I-17 for several hours on Sunday evening, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Repair, grading, paving of county roads impacts budget

County supes review requests for new grader, personnel

This past 2016-17 fiscal year was a tough one for county roads, Public Works Director Byron Jaspers told the county board of supervisors during budget talks April 26.

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Body of missing Prescott Valley teen found

The body of Lianna Lefler, 18, was located Friday, May 12, at approximately noon by personnel who were surveying the area for the new connector road on top of Glassford Hill, Prescott Valley Police reported.

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Prescott Valley Police searching for missing teen

Prescott Valley Police are asking the community for help in locating a missing teen.

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Yavapai County’s Tanner Dodt takes second place in State Spelling Bee

Tanner Dodt, the three time Yavapai County spelling bee champion, won second place at the 2017 Arizona State Spelling Bee that took place on March 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona and hosted by the Arizona Education Foundation. The event took place at the Arizona PBS Studios.

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‘Wish to Dance’ at Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts

From the Heart Music and Dance presents the 2017 Spring Dance Performance “Wish to Dance” Saturday May 20th at 2 pm and Sunday May 21th at 3 pm at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 410 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.

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Yavapai County supervisors scrutinizing projects, products, proposals

More people in Yavapai County are dying than babies being born, and the trend will continue for at least another 23 years until it reaches its peak in 2040.

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ADOT: You can help prevent wildfires along highways

PHOENIX – Like a lot of Arizona these days, the hillsides along SR 87 south of Payson look mighty green after a wet winter, said Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Supervisors have 4 days to talk county budget

Officials hear from 6-8 depts each day through Thursday

In the first of four days of Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget talks, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors looked at five departments and its own budget, heard from department directors and gave direction to the county administrator.

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Taxi driver accused of sexual assault on passenger in Prescott

Suspect in custody on $50K bond

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 63-year-old taxi driver after a woman reported that he sexually assaulted her while driving her home.