ASH FORK – A cooler containing a garbage bag full of marijuana edibles, hash, hash oil and other THC-based products was discovered during a traffic stop Aug. 9 in Ash Fork.
PRESCOTT – A Yavapai County Sheriff’s K9 officer with a legendary record for sniffing out illegal drugs has retired.
YAVAPAI COUNTY – Using Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Yavapai County Attorney’s Office quickly seized $30,000 from a fraud scheme and returned it through court action to an elderly victim.
Two children, ages 10 and 11, found safe
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Remains recovered near Black Bridge Aug. 3 are those of Sarah Beadle, who was reported missing Aug. 1 after she failed to show up for a campground reservation.
VERDE VALLEY – Organized crime is often associated with drugs and weapons. Add sex trafficking to that list.
FLAGSTAFF – Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials confirmed that fleas collected in the Red Lake area, approximately five miles northeast of Williams, tested positive for plague (Yersinia pestis). The tests were conducted by the Center for Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University.
Michael McGill, a deputy Yavapai County attorney, has been recognized by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety as the Outstanding Felony DUI (Driving While Impaired) Prosecutor for Arizona.
Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition members have decided to focus on private land for their biomass studies, silt dams, and potential forestry industry because of lengthy waits on archeological surveys required on public lands.
Deputy Theresa Kennedy, 52, and Chino Valley Police Officer Jeffrey Pizzi, 43, shot and killed Martin L. Avena, 70, when they stopped his van after his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, in which his wife was sent to the hospital.
Irene Leverton flew at a time when women weren’t welcome in the pilot’s seat
Irene was inducted into the Women in Aviation Hall of Fame in 1966 and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 2004, but even those accolades seem inadequate to honor the strides she made toward allowing women to fly.
YAVAPAI COUNTY – Following the July 21 lifting of fire restrictions in Cottonwood comes word that Yavapai County has ended the fire restrictions countywide.
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District plan to burn piles on Mingus Mountain through Friday, July 28, weather conditions permitting.
COMPARING PAYCHECKS: Regional government wage study shows the bigger the agency, the bigger the salary
VERDE VALLEY – One consistent message in the Cottonwood Focus on Success Economic Development Strategic Plan is that there’s good money to be made locally by landing a government job.
Tips offered to prevent rare human-wildlife conflicts
ANTHEM — A bobcat that attacked a large dog and bit a man on the hand in the Anthem Country Club area on Sunday evening has tested positive for rabies.
It used to be that firefighters’ biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat.
Possible deal would sell only 17,500 acres
Negotiations between the owners of Yavapai Ranch and the Navajo Nation are underway for the sale of 17,544 acres in the western area of Yavapai Ranch, which encompasses more than 100,000 acres. The property lies 13 miles south of Seligman where the unpaved portion of Williamson Valley Road cuts through the ranch about 40 miles north of Prescott.
Developers say project would be ‘economic engine’ for city
A new master-planned community that could bring more than 10,000 new homes to Prescott over the next several decades got its first public review this week.
There are over 29,0000 license plates in Arizona that the Arizona Department of Transportation has banned – for reasons such as being too explicit, drug-related, or just plain offensive.
Three prosecutors in the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office won prestigious statewide recognition at the annual Arizona prosecutors conference, held in Phoenix last week.
Two separate incidents involving hobbyists flying drones hindered operations on the Goodwin Fire, according to the Prescott National Forest.
Suspect charged with vehicular homicide
A wrong-way collision Tuesday on I-17 southbound at Black Canyon City took the life of 50-year-old Cindy Lee Meade of Phoenix.
In the past month, said Fire Marshal Jon Davis, SFD has responded on 24 back country rescues that consumed 272.23 staff hours. In comparison, there were nine back county rescues during the same time period in 2016.
Mayer residents living west of Main Street evacuated
The Goodwin Fire was reported moving to the south and Arizona Department of Transportation officials closed Highway 69 between Interstate 17 and Highway 169 because of dense smoke. Also, authorities issued mandatory evacuation notices for Mayer, west of Main Street, and Mayer to Poland Junction, Tuesday, June 27.
Over the next few months, the founder of the ‘forever’ art movement called Collaborative Art WORKS will discuss and demonstrate her techniques at the Verde Valley’s public libraries.
Metered pay parking takes effect on Main Street, SR89A, in Uptown Sedona beginning June 28. The parking program was developed as a partnership between the city and Uptown merchants to help manage traffic flow and parking demand, and revenues will be reinvested in the Uptown area.
- Arson suspect arrested in Rimrock
- Camp Verde football foe drops varsity team for 2017, Cowboys get bye
- Fiber cut impacts CenturyLink service
- New Camp Verde business Love Yourself, Love Your Health focuses on natural healing
- Camp Verde football deals with low numbers
- 5 haunted dwellings of the Verde Valley
- Could Town of Camp Verde take over lakes at Verde Lakes?
- Body found near Grand Canyon's Black Bridge identified as Texas doctor
- Peggy Dickey talks 5th Day programs at Camp Verde Unified
- Vince’s Auto Body expects to open new SR 260 location in mid-September
- Two Camp Verde residents found dead at home
- Driver dies after SR 260 collision
- Man identified in deadly SR 260 crash
- Accident shuts down SR 260 near Cherry Creek Road
- Camp Verde shows potential for commercial, retail expansion
- Obituary: David Williams
- CCFMA receives 38 calls within 48 hours
- Two taken to hospital after SR 260 crash
- Deployed 4 times to Iraq, Lt. Col. Troy Bucher remembers childhood in Camp Verde, Rimrock
- Verde River ranchers worry about safety in Arizona’s newest state park