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Evacuations, new team on duty at Museum Fire
Fire had consumed 1,800 acres as of Monday night

Evacuations and the arrival of a Type I team marked the third day of the Museum Fire near Flagstaff.

By Jason W. Brooks July 22, 2019
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Some neighborhoods in the northeast part of the Flagstaff area were added to the “Set” stage (pre-evacuation) stage early Monday afternoon as a result of what's being called the "Museum" mountaintop fire.

By Staff report July 22, 2019
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A Corona, California, woman died Saturday following a two-car crash on State Route 89A at its intersection with Page Springs Road.

July 22, 2019
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Clarkdale man gets 5-year prison sentence
Convicted of abusive sexual contact of a minor

A Clarkdale man who made a plea agreement in April recently learned how long he'll serve in state prison.

By Staff report July 22, 2019
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Crews battling highly visible Museum Fire near Flagstaff
Type 1 Incident Management Team due to arrive Monday

A mountaintop fire burning in the Flagstaff area can be seen all over northern Arizona.

By Jason W. Brooks July 21, 2019
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The Cellar Fire has reached approximately 7,512 acres with about 18 percent containment, as of Sunday morning, July 21, the Forest Service reported.

By By Tim Wiederaenders July 21, 2019
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Drones become lifesaving tools for fighting wildfires
Drones essential in mitigating fire-fighting risk and exposure

The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.

By By Anton L. Delgado, News21 July 20, 2019
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Windy Jones argued point by point with the two Jerome attorneys and several Board of Adjustment members, but even the ghost of the Cuban Queen could not help her as she and her partner walked away empty handed Thursday night.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Cottonwood police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to this single big-rig rollover Saturday at about 9 a.m. at the Thousand Trails roundabout on State Route 260.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Failure to yield to oncoming traffic was the cause of this two-vehicle head-on crash in Cottonwood Friday at about 11 a.m. on State Route 89A, according to Cottonwood police.

By Vyto Starinskas July 20, 2019
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Except for Tuesday, registration is ongoing at Beaver Creek School from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Bill Helm July 20, 2019
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Weather helps firefighters gain on Cellar Fire
Fire, south of Prescott, was 18 percent contained Saturday morning

Humid and cloudy conditions have helped firefighters battle a wildfire burning along the southern edge of Yavapai County.

By Staff report July 20, 2019
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Sheriff's Office: Congress man killed his father
Off-duty deputy credited with detaining suspect

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a homicide scene in the Congress area, southwest of Prescott, Thursday evening, and made an arrest.

By Staff report July 19, 2019
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Active day for Cellar Fire expected south of Prescott
Pine Flat evacuation remains; other communities at ‘READY’

The Cellar Fire, burning south of Prescott, doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

By By Max Efrein, The Daily Courier July 19, 2019
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Clarkdale property valuations have been on roller coaster
Property tax rate, levy on Tuesday’s agenda

Clarkdale proposes property tax levy increases once again, but its property tax base is healthier than it was six years ago.

By Jason W. Brooks July 19, 2019
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Clarkdale Council to hear input on substation, tax rate and levy
Budget on agenda for one of Tuesday’s two meetings

Tuesday, much could be decided for the next fiscal year for the Town of Clarkdale.

By Jason W. Brooks July 18, 2019
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A fire closure order went into effect Thursday morning, July 18. It includes everything south of Wolf Creek including Potato Patch, south to the community of Crown King, which remains open for business. (PNF/Courtesy)

By By Max Efrein, The Prescott Daily Courier July 18, 2019
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Spontaneous combustion of green materials most likely ignited the fire whose billowing smoke can be seen from all over the Verde Valley.

By Vyto Starinskas July 18, 2019
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From every $100 that Yavapai County’s residents spend on property taxes, 17 cents goes into a general fund.

By Bill Helm July 18, 2019
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Sedona residents will have an opportunity to provide direct input on state legislation that governs short-term rentals at a July 24 listening session held by their state senator.

By Staff report July 18, 2019
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Camp Verde Community Church is once again providing backpacks to local children so they can be ready for school.

By Staff report July 18, 2019
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An environmental group took the first steps Wednesday to filing suit against the U.S. Forest Service for failing to live up to its promise to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.

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Protect yourself against mosquitos
Monsoon season could arrive in Verde Valley this weekend

Take precautions to avoid the many health concerns that go with mosquito bites.

By Yavapai County Health Services July 18, 2019
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Chameleons change their color to fit in with their background -- and abandon their own authenticity.

By By Marta Adelsman, Psy.D., Special to The Verde Independent July 18, 2019
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Reno and Sheila McCormick will perform at the Beaver Creek Adult Center this weekend.

July 18, 2019

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