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With nearly $23 million to spend in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money, the Yavapai County Supervisors agreed this week that the main focus should be on infrastructure improvements.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent June 10, 2021
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Even though more than $22 million of American Rescue Plan money has now been deposited in Yavapai County’s coffers, the uses for the funding have yet to be determined.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent June 3, 2021
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The Arizona Down race track in Prescott Valley opened its summer season this week, the first event since the track was shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By AARON VALDEZ Special to The Verde Independent June 1, 2021
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15 detention officers tentatively approved for new county jail
Jail staffing costs expected to affect overall county budget for coming fiscal year

With the opening of the new Yavapai County Criminal Justice Center in Prescott now about 15 months away, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is planning ahead for the massive round of hiring that will be needed to staff the new jail.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent May 11, 2021
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The Yavapai College District Governing Board will hold a budget hearing, budget adoption at its regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 for consideration of the proposed budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

May 11, 2021
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May 10 to 24, public access to portions of the Verde River will be closed to allow for feral cattle removal, according to a news release from the Prescott National Forest.

May 6, 2021
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The statistics of suicide in Yavapai County are sobering.

By NANCI HUTSON Special to The Verde Independent April 15, 2021
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The International Dark-Sky Association’s website describes such a designation as: “A public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, education, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment.”

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent March 15, 2021
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Bark beetle infestation causes area ponderosa pine tree deaths
More than 2,000 acres of Prescott National Forest affected

Ponderosa pine trees infested with bark beetles are dying at a dramatically higher rate than usual during the drought conditions of the past year and a half, says the Prescott National Forest.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent March 10, 2021
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The 9 a.m. meeting will be broadcast through an online link found on yavapai.us/meetings.

By Jason W. Brooks March 9, 2021
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As we come off one of Arizona’s worst fire seasons in over a decade, the National Weather Service in Flagstaff announced that it doesn’t seem 2021 will yield better results as well-below-average precipitation levels in February have allowed severe-to-exceptional drought conditions to continue across Northern Arizona.

By AARON VALDEZ Special to The Verde Independent March 9, 2021
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Two items that would have helped speed along construction of Yavapai County’s justice center were removed from last week’s Board of Supervisors agenda, with no explanation given.

By Jason W. Brooks March 8, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still working out vaccination details with its county’s health department.

By Jason W. Brooks March 8, 2021
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The supervisors will consider approving utility easements for both the relocation of APS electrical lines along Prescott Lakes Parkway for the justice center, as well as for a temporary transformer on-site.

By Jason W. Brooks March 2, 2021
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With the recent completion of much of the mass grading at the new Prescott Justice Center and Jail site, Yavapai County is now about 15% into its $75.6 million project.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde independent February 12, 2021
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Despite dire warnings of what was likely to happen during the early months of the COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020, Yavapai County’s revenues have continued to grow.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent February 5, 2021
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Prescott Valley sidewalk project among potential county CBDG projects
Food bank in Verde Valley is first-alternate choice

A sidewalk project in Prescott Valley was among three items Yavapai County will submit for community development block grants.

By Jason W. Brooks January 20, 2021
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Yavapai County Phil Bourdon confirmed priorities outlined in a news release sent out last week that details a few items the county will be fighting for at the legislature this year.

By Jason W. Brooks January 6, 2021
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There is going to be another spike in positive COVID-19 diagnoses about two weeks after Christmas vacations end. The question, according to one Northern Arizona Healthcare administrator, is how much hospitalization and death will accompany that spike.

By Jason W. Brooks December 18, 2020
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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors for 2021-24 were sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony in Prescott.

By Jason W. Brooks December 17, 2020
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Yavapai County continues to be one of Arizona’s “substantial risk” areas for COVID-19 transmissions with 603 new cases reported since Friday.

By Dan Engler December 14, 2020
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Another major contractual step for the construction of the new jail facility in Prescott is part of the agenda for the Wednesday, Dec. 16, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting.

By Jason W. Brooks December 11, 2020
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Police: Teen used stolen gun to shoot at deputy’s home
Prescott Valley youth charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Prescott Valley Police Department arrested a Prescott Valley teenager for the Dec. 3 early morning shooting into the occupied home of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy.

By Tim Wiederaenders, Special to The Verde Independent December 11, 2020
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Supervisors approve additional engineering for Prescott jail
Project’s guaranteed maximum price tentatively on board agenda for Dec. 16

With approval of an engineering change for the new Yavapai County Criminal Justice Center project in Prescott this week, the Board of Supervisors appears poised to consider the final contract and guaranteed maximum price later this month.

By CINDY BARKS Special to The Verde Independent December 4, 2020
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In the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 3, an unidentified person fired multiple rounds into an occupied residence in the 8300 block of East Loos Drive, in Prescott Valley, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

By Staff Report December 3, 2020

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