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Most Trump flags, other politicians’ flags, could be flown under Prescott Valley ordinance
P&Z approves amendment, sends it to Prescott Valley Town Council for a vote

In front of a near-capacity crowd at the Prescott Valley Public Library Auditorium, the Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday, Feb. 10, approved a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow residents to fly flags with politicians’ names on them.

By Doug Cook, Special to The Verde Independent February 12, 2020
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Ross Jacobs, who has served as the Yavapai County Treasurer since 1997, resigned from the post in a letter to the Yavapai County Supervisors Monday, Feb. 3.

By CINDY BARKS, Special to The Verde Independent February 5, 2020
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In the 2018-19 school year, Yavapai College’s administrative and student travel budgets increased as much as $53,000 over the prior year, with the biggest hike being for student travel as well as for costs associated with the hiring of top administrative staff.

By By NANCI HUTSON Special to The Verde Ijndepdent February 1, 2020
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COTTONWOOD —The Yavapai County Supervisors, set to meet Wednesday in the County Annex on Sixth Street at 9 a.m., are set address two action items related to completely different scale projects.

By Jason W. Brooks January 11, 2020
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Why was Yavapai County the site of a sudden, albeit mild, surge in its number of newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus cases in 2019? And why did that spike eventually level off?

By Jason W. Brooks January 11, 2020
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Prescott Valley ophthalmologist, eye surgeon arrested
Accused of defrauding government by falsifying patient records for surgeries

A Yavapai County ophthalmologist and eye surgeon has been indicted by a state grand jury on charges of conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices, illegal control of an enterprise, theft and money laundering violations.

By Prescott Daily Courier staff January 3, 2020
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Thirty-seven men and women have made the transition from ordinary citizen to peace officer, promising as graduates of Yavapai College’s law enforcement training academy to put the needs of others ahead of their own and to help the helpless.

December 23, 2019
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When Anne Marie Ward (Mayes) of Prescott decided to challenge Rep. Paul Gosar in the 2020 Republican Primary for the Arizona District 4 Congressional seat in 2020, she closed her consulting firm and began traveling around the district.

By DOUG COOK Contributing Reporter December 23, 2019
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The Flagstaff Ranger District and Mogollon Rim Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest have begun closing a majority of forest roads in higher elevations for the safety of visitors and to protect forest roads during the winter season.

By Staff report December 23, 2019
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COTTONWOOD — Wednesday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved three items related to building the county’s new jail in Prescott.

By Bill Helm December 19, 2019
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Arizona population swells by 111,000 through June 30
Queen Creek, Buckeye lead statewide surge

Arizona gained nearly 111,000 residents in the 12 months ending June 30.

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Here are some comments from Verde Valley residents regarding the proposed Primrose Peaks Estates project.

December 7, 2019
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A final decision is not expected until about March 2020, but the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors took several more steps this week toward a $70-million-or-so bond issue to pay for a new jail in Prescott.

By By CINDY BARKS Contributing Reporter December 5, 2019
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Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy arrested a motorist in possession of cocaine.

By Bill Helm November 19, 2019
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced a state grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Terri Lynn Rolston of Surprise, Arizona, on charges relating to allegations that she embezzled over $300,000 from the company she worked for in Prescott.

October 29, 2019
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With each nail and screw put into a house frame in 2019 — every foot of concrete poured, every light switch connected — Yavapai County inches closer to a population of a quarter-million people.

By Jason W. Brooks October 24, 2019
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Prescott National Forest has released the Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) Biennial Monitoring Evaluation Report for 2016-18.

October 15, 2019
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The Sheridan Fire area closure will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Oct. 24, the Prescott National Forest announced Tuesday.

October 3, 2019
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Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center, located on the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale, won the Award of Distinction at the Arizona Forward 39th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Gala on Sept. 21.

By Staff report September 28, 2019
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Among the 1,000 annual Yavapai County suspect deaths, on average, that require investigations, about 400 will require an autopsy.

By By David McAtee, Yavapai County Public Information September 28, 2019
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by ednesday, the Johnson Fire had burned approximately 210 acres and was active on the north end as it burned in heavy dead and down timber, according to a news release from the Prescott National Forest.

September 26, 2019
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By a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a repeal of the county’s water well code.

By Jason W. Brooks September 20, 2019
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The 4,190-acre Whiskey Fire is now 20% contained. But the fire, burning about eight miles east of Turkey Butte Lookout is not expected to be fully contained until Oct. 16, according to an incident overview at InciWeb, an incident information system.

September 19, 2019
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Farming, real estate and manufacturing representatives stood and applauded as Army and Environmental Protection Agency officials formally signed documents this week to repeal an Obama-era rule that greatly expanded waters that are subject to federal regulation.

By By Kailey Broussard, Cronkite News September 15, 2019
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COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST – A Coconino National Forest news release stated Friday that the Whiskey Fire has grown to 3,500 acres.

By Coconino National Forest September 13, 2019

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