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Police and sheriff's deputies are legally entitled to enforce emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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Yavapai County remains at 3 known cases of COVID-19; state up to 326
Arizona Department of Health Services website now reports 5 Arizona deaths

According to Yavapai County Community Health Services, there are now 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state of Arizona, up from 235 just 24 hours earlier, a press release stated Tuesday morning.

By Staff Report March 24, 2020
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More testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus is expected in Yavapai County, but officials are clear that collecting specimens is still limited to the highest-risk patients rather than on a by-request basis.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to The Verde Independent March 19, 2020
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The Prescott National Forest (PNF) is implementing procedures and protocol to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.

March 17, 2020
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United States Representative Paul Gosar’s communications director declined to identify where the Fourth District Republican congressman is self-quarantined, stating only that he is “not staying with friends, or relatives; he is even isolated from his wife at this time.”

By Nanci Hutson, Special to The Verde Independent March 11, 2020
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Drug-related overdose deaths in Yavapai County spiked to 68 last year from 50 in 2018 and 41 in 2017.

By Vyto Starinskas March 5, 2020
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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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