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BOS to hold meetings about renewing ¼-cent sales tax

During the months of January and February, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will be holding meetings with organizations all across Yavapai County to discuss and answer questions about the ballot issue coming to a vote in March of this year.

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Jail District Election could move to May 15

The date of the all mail-in Special Election for the Yavapai County Jail District Sales Tax Extension could be moved to May 15 if the Board of Supervisors approve the change this Friday.

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Peeples Valley suspect reports she killed husband

Woman remains at Camp Verde Detention Center with first-degree murder charge

Katherine Herbert went to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Prescott on Tuesday and reported she had shot and killed her husband, 58-year-old James Herbert.

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Arizona’s national monuments spared, for now

Not everyone is pleased with Zinke/Trump decisions

Four national monuments in Arizona under review for elimination or boundary changes by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke did not make the recommended list to President Donald Trump.

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Sheriff’s Office searches for Black Canyon City armed robbery suspect

Around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, an armed robbery occurred at the 76 Service Station, located 35769 Old Black Canyon Highway, Rock Springs, in Black Canyon City.

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Deputy rescues owl trapped in barbed-wire fence

A Great Horned Owl that was trapped in a barbed wire fence in the Ash Fork area was released Dec. 8 after months of rehabilitation.

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Williams appointed as County Development Services Director

On Wednesday, Dec. 6 the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed David C. Williams as the new Yavapai County Development Services Director, effective immediately.

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County courts slowly make digital transition

One of state’s oldest institutions finally enters 21st century

As of Friday, Dec. 1, attorneys are now required to electronically file all documents for civil cases when filing into the Yavapai County Superior Court and Mohave County Superior Court.

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Newspaper owner poisoned with potentially lethal toxins

Medical experts urge police investigation

The co-owner of The Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle was poisoned with what could have been lethal doses of thallium and other chemicals, according to leading toxicology and medical experts.

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5 questions regarding 5th Day Programs at schools

As it observes a Monday through Thursday schedule, the Camp Verde Unified School District has a unique opportunity to provide additional – yet optional – education programs on Fridays.

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ATV rollover injures 7 family members

An ATV rollover injured four adults and three children Saturday near Cordes Lakes.

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Gun sought after PVPD chief leaves service weapon in library restroom

$500 reward offered for return of missing gun

Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell lost his service weapon, apparently leaving it in a public restroom over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, before he realized it was missing and reported it.

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Recent K9 investigations lead to drug busts

A Phoenix man was arrested near Cordes Lakes Oct. 31 after a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy reported finding marijuana, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl in the suspect’s car.

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Missing Clarkdale man located

Clarkdale Police responded to the Haskell Springs area for a missing man report on 82-year-old David Lehmann around 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

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Clarkdale burglary cases move forward

Gary Devin Amaro-Godoy and Tyler Ray Sessler, both 18, appeared in court out of custody before Judge Michael R. Bluff on Monday.

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Prescott sex trafficking cases to be consolidated

Charles Ray’shon Buffington and William Lee Aundre Wilson appeared in Yavapai Superior Court on Monday, both in custody.

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Deal made for fewer homes at Deep Well Ranch

Agreement touches on maximum homes, street construction, open space

Under a development agreement drafted between the City of Prescott and Deep Well Ranch developers, a maximum of 8,000 homes would be allowed on the 1,800-acre property — “until such time as” an alternative water source is acquired.

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Lynn Whitman selected as new Yavapai County Flood Control District director

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors have selected Lynn Whitman as the new Yavapai County Flood Control District Director, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Whitman will replace the current Yavapai County Flood Control District Director, Dan Cherry as he takes over the Public Works Department.

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office warns of virtual kidnapping scam

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded recently to a potential kidnapping that turned out to be a scam attempt.

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YC Promise program to cover cost of tuition and fees for 2016-17 GED students transitioning to Yavapai College

The Yavapai College District Governing Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Rock House on the Prescott campus.

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Dan Cherry named new public works director for Yavapai County

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Cherry as the new Public Works Department Director effective February 1, 2018.

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New study: Groundwater pumping will drain Upper Verde River

Local groundwater pumping to support sprawling development in Prescott and Prescott Valley, including a proposed $400 million pipeline, will dramatically and permanently reduce the upper Verde River flow, according to a new study conducted for the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Suspect led police to body believed to be missing teacher

PHOENIX (AP) — A convicted felon gave investigators details that helped lead them to a body believed to be that of a missing teacher from suburban Phoenix, authorities said Tuesday.

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Extending jail tax will go to voters

Existing quarter-cent used to operate jail will sunset in 2020

The quarter-cent sales tax that provides 48 percent of the operating revenue for the Yavapai County Jail District is set to expire in 2020. In its Oct. 4 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an extension of the existing tax on the March ballot for county residents to decide.

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Chino Valley teens named as plane crash victims

Plane had been missing for more than 24 hours

Two Chino Valley teens died after a small plane crashed near Paulden.