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Firefighters respond to wildfire in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

Coconino National Forest firefighters responded to a wildfire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness approximately 15 miles northwest of Sedona, which was reported Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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Future nurses complete Yavapai College program

Yavapai College shined a spotlight Dec. 14 on the latest graduates of the college’s highly regarded nursing program when 39 future nurses from across Yavapai County participated in a traditional pinning ceremony.

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Let there be rock: Mingus rock band gives students ‘chance to really build something’ (with video)

Not only are the young musicians learning their chops, but they also learn to work within the scope of a band. According to Logan Trujillo, a band’s relationships “are crucial.”

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VACTE fire science students prepare for state certification

The Firefighter Academy at Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education “has been busy training and preparing students” to become qualified as firefighters, said Steve Darby, the program’s fire science instructor.

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Yavapai College student-crafted wines win double-gold, silver at Jefferson Cup

Add two more Yavapai College student-crafted wines to the list of prestigious award winners.

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Nancy Gardner named project manager for mental health awareness training program

Nancy Gardner has been appointed project manager to coordinate Mental Health Awareness Training to first responders, school personnel, and other partners in the criminal justice system.

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Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga

Newspaper owner says wife tried to kill him

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper co-publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga.

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Randy Garrison takes gavel as chairman of Yavapai County Board of Supervisors

At the December 5, 2018 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board unanimously voted to make Vice Chairman Randy Garrison the chairman of the Board for 2019 and Supervisor Craig Brown the new Vice Chairman.

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Stringer has no intention of resigning

District 1 House rep says statements have been ‘misreported’

State Rep. David Stringer said Thursday night, Dec. 6, he has no intention of resigning despite a controversy swirling around him.

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Humboldt School District bans Rep. Stringer from all its campuses

Letter states, ‘incredibly insensitive’ remarks indicate Stringer’s ‘blatant racism’

A standard of excellence set by faculty and staff of the Humboldt Unified School District in Prescott Valley includes critical core values that do not tolerate the “blatant racism” expressed by Rep. David Stringer in recent remarks made Nov. 19 to Arizona State University students.

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Prescott lawmaker at center of political storm

Prescott faces travel boycott by East Valley NAACP over Stringer’s comments

Despite the Prescott City Council’s action condemning state Rep. David Stringer’s recent racial comments and asking for his resignation, Prescott is now facing the call for a travel boycott by the East Valley chapter of the NAACP.

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Q&A with Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education Business Manager Shawnna Patton

It’s been more than 20 years since Shawnna Patton’s mother started working in education. It’s why she works in education, “seeing the benefits of working for a school.”

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Mingus OKs contract with superintendent coach

Last Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board approved a $10,000 contract for Malay to provide consulting and coaching services to support Principal Genie Gee, who was named the district’s acting superintendent on Nov. 8.

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Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock select fire board

New name: Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District

The Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire boards have unanimously selected Brandi Bateman, Steve Darby, Carol Keeton, Justin Largent and Linda Welsch to be the first governing board of the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District.

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Second man in Cornville home invasion pleads guilty

Goff facing at least 7 years in prison

Matthew Goff, 33, appeared out of custody before Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff Monday. He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, once count of aggravated assault, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of misconduct involving weapons.

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PANT takes down more suspected fentanyl dealers

One suspect uses body cavity to hide pills

Two young men from the quad-city area have been arrested for the alleged possession and transportation of fentanyl for sale.

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CCSO: Three arrested in Northern Arizona car burglary ring

Suspects involved in burglary at Thai Palace in Uptown Sedona

Three 18-year-old suspects believed to be involved in vehicle burglary ring in multiple Northern Arizona communities were arrested Thursday, according to the Coconino County Sherriff’s Office.

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Vehicle fee going into effect

Public Safety Fee supports Highway Patrol operations

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 1, Arizona motorists expecting vehicle registration renewals will see a new Public Safety Fee.

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Predator killing contests rejected in Dewey-Humboldt

Opponents of contests say predators provide critical role for healthy ecosystem

An organization’s plan to conduct a coyote killing contest in Dewey-Humboldt was thwarted by the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council when the council approved a resolution opposing predator hunts.

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346 confirmed flu cases in Arizona this year; 791 reported a year ago at this time

Influenza activity is increasing at a local level – but at a slower rate than last year.

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Camp Verde may approve rezoning for small home community

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council could approve the rezoning of two parcels totaling 2.46 acres at Nichols and Fain streets that would be developed as a pedestrian-oriented small home community.

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CFMD responds to structure fire

Cottonwood Fire & Medical Department responded to a structure fire early this morning at the 1500 block of East Apache Street.

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Game & Fish ‘eagle cam’ to debut in December

PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife watchers will be in for a special treat when the bald eagle nesting season begins. The Arizona Game and Fish Department and its conservation partners will launch a new “eagle cam” sometime in mid-December.

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PANT makes arrests involving alleged use, sale of fentanyl

The Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force (PANT) has been investigating narcotics cases involving fentanyl over the past several months.

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5 key takeaways from forum on overdose epidemic

To help the public better understand the opioid issues plaguing the quad-cities area, the Prescott Valley Police Department hosted a forum at the Prescott Valley Library.