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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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Electric vehicle owners can now drive to Grand Canyon National Park without worrying about dead batteries, thanks to new charging stations on the South Rim that opened to the public in late August.

By BY CHELSEA HOFFMAN, Cronkite News September 12, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF – Smoke impacts from the Whiskey Fire will increase in the Verde Valley and Flagstaff areas through Thursday.

By Staff Report September 12, 2019
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MVD wait times easier to find on improved ADOT website
Added information includes number of people in line, office times

Recent improvements to the Arizona Department of Transportation website mean Motor Vehicle Division customers now have more information about wait times, office operating hours, service changes and other important items available to them online.

By Staff Report September 10, 2019
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The incoming chief executive of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. refused Wednesday to promise that the company won’t spend money in the future to elect utility regulators of its choosing.

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Sedona PD releases more information regarding lockdown, Zielinski arrest
Chief praises officers for 4-minute backup response

The Sedona Police Department has begun the next phase of ensuring school safety following the Aug. 30 arrest of 19-year-old Thomas Zielinski on charges related to events at Sedona Red Rock Junior-Senior High School, according to a Wednesday news release.

By Jason W. Brooks September 4, 2019
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Ever considered a career in highway construction, but you weren’t sure how to get started?

By Bill Helm September 3, 2019
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Supervisors wade into water, drainage, tax issues
Agenda includes almost $3M in vehicle purchases

Water and drainage concerns are among the items the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider at their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4.

By By Tim Wiederaenders, The Daily Courier September 3, 2019
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Yavapai County residents are seeing a concerning increase in HIV-positive cases over the past several months, according to statistics.

By Staff report September 2, 2019
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A Washington, D.C. organization is challenging the ability of the heads of state agencies in Arizona to discard the conclusions of independent hearing officers.

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Arizonans would get permanent protection against having their electricity cut off on the hottest days of the year under a plan being advanced by staffers at the state Corporation Commission

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The Cottonwood Police Department and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office K9s were working interdiction on State Route 260 Thursday that resulted in a fentanyl seizure of more than 3.5 pounds.

By Jason W. Brooks September 1, 2019
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The Sheridan Fire has increased to 15,689 acres, mostly due to hand and aerial ignitions along the western edge of the fire containment line.

By Bill Helm August 31, 2019
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In late July, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Camp Verde home regarding a fraud complaint. When officers finally caught up to the suspect, he had narcotics in his possession.

August 30, 2019
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Traffic stop leads to 15 pounds of meth seized
Two men from Mexico arrested at Cordes Junction

Thursday, just before 11 a.m., a traffic stop along northbound I-17 led to one of the larger unexpected discoveries of methamphetamine in Yavapai County in recent memory.

By Jason W. Brooks August 30, 2019
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ADOT: No highway closures over Labor Day weekend
Drivers need to prepare for heavy traffic during peak travel times

Arizona drivers can look ahead to open highways and no scheduled construction closures over Labor Day weekend.

By Staff report August 29, 2019
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Arizona's hospital industry is gearing up to fight a ballot measure that would require its members give virtually all their employees a 20 percent pay hike over four years.

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A closure order remains in effect over the Sheridan Fire area for firefighter and public safety, the Prescott National Forest reported Monday in a press release.

By Staff reports August 27, 2019

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