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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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The new associate editor of the Verde Independent has been to a unique combination of places.

July 18, 2019
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The Prescott National Forest (PNF) has upgraded its management of the Cellar Fire, a wildfire that was started by lightning near Wagoner on Sunday, July 14.

By Max Efrein July 18, 2019
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Water rates for Cottonwood residents won't go up until July 2020.

By Jason W. Brooks July 17, 2019
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Here's the latest person sought under the Yavapai Sheriff's July 2019 "Catch 22" program.

By Staff report July 17, 2019
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Yavapai County announced Wednesday that it would like to link State Route 260 to Cornville Road with a connector road from Coury Drive to Beaverhead Flat Road.

By Bill Helm July 17, 2019
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With fires currently burning to the north, west and east, Verde Valley residents can expect more smoke-filled skies Wednesday.

By The Verde Independent July 17, 2019
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According to the Cottonwood Police Department, a music store suffered a major loss Monday morning.

By Staff report July 16, 2019
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Minerals Research, Inc. would like to advise there will be some blasting activity conducted at the slag pile on Friday, July 19th,

July 16, 2019
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Yavapai County has not yet decided which of six possible outcomes to select for a connector road from SR 260 to Cornville Road, District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman said Monday.

By Bill Helm July 16, 2019
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Wednesday, the Camp Verde Council will consider a resolution that would designate Finnie Flat Road, Main Street and Montezuma Castle Highway from the Y-intersection to Black Bridge as a commercial tourism zone.

By Bill Helm July 16, 2019
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors promised to build a new jail by raising property taxes if voters rebuffed efforts to pass a sales tax increase in November 2014. That ballot measure narrowly failed; now, supervisors are making good on their vow.

By By Sue Tone, Contributing Reporter July 16, 2019
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At a special Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, the board unanimously voted to make Mary Mallory the new District 5 supervisor.

By Staff report July 16, 2019

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