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WATCH: Hundreds turn out for the 2019 Sedona Women's March

Hundreds of Sedona and Verde Valley citizens turned out for the third annual Sedona Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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County P&Z rejects Rojo Grande after 8-hour meeting

Former Sedona mayor said developer trying to sell ‘a skunk that doesn’t stink’

Yavapai County Planning & Zoning commissioners listened to more than six hours of public testimony and read several hundred emails and letters during their meeting. Ultimately, they unanimously voted to deny the proposal to develop a 172-acre senior-oriented manufactured home park to take the place of the El Rojo Grande Ranch just outside Sedona.

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Beaver Creek artist brings parents, children together with school murals

During the winter break, Conn oversaw a special project as parents and students painted murals with positive messages on the bathroom walls at the school’s 600 building.

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Kyla Allen stepping down from Cottonwood City Council

Vice Mayor cites husband's health, housing as reason for leaving dais

Cottonwood Vice Mayor Kyla Allen is stepping down from her seat after the next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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County drug enforcement funding faces reductions

Recent changes in law and criminal activity have threatened funding for Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, a multi-agency task force charged with drug enforcement in Yavapai County.

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Yavapai County: Even first-class manufactured homes not wanted where not properly zoned

Cari Gorman-Salisbury owns a 2-acre lot surrounded by R1L-175 zoning which limits property owners to site-built structures. Mistakenly believing her property, acquired in 2017, provided for manufactured homes, she bought one and had it delivered one day in September to the property located on the west side of Orme Road off Rocking J Lane in the Dewey area.

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YCSO reports Christmas Eve burglaries in VOC area

On Christmas Eve, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded to several burglaries in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Partial government shutdown: What parks are still open in Arizona?

As the United States heads into day three of its partial government shutdown, people may noticed "closed" signs on nearby national parks.

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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.