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YCSO Patrol Public Lands In The Verde Valley

Verde Valley Public Lands Patrol Over the weekend, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office conducted an intensive patrol on public lands between Cottonwood and Sedona. Deputies connected with folks who were using the lands for recreational camping and some users who were using the land for residential use. YCSO has seen a pattern of this residential use being associated with increased littering, the abuse of methamphetamine, and areas being inaccessible to visitors hoping to utilize the area for day or short camping trips. These details have resulted in arrests, criminal citations, education, and referrals to local resources including those in mental health. Deputies were pleased to come across a large group of concerned employees from Vortex ATV Rentals and volunteers from who were conducting their own cleanup of trash left in this same area. YCSO will implement additional details in the coming weeks and continue to work to make sure our public lands are preserved and stay available for shared recreational use by our whole community.
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Meet Cedar, the Yavapai Humane Society Pet of the Week

Loree Walden of the Yavapai Humane society introduces us to Cedar, a lovable, mixed-breed 2-month old puppy. Cedar is just one of the many animals available for adoption at the Yavapai Humane Society. For more information on Yavapai Humane society, visit or call (928) 445-2666.
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2022 Verde Valley Community Clean Up

CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE - ALL YARD WASTE ACCEPTED. Clean up is open to all Yavapai County residents at no charge. Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday and Wednesday with normal hours and fees. Download flyer for complete details.

ASU survey of suicide finds elderly are most at risk in Arizona

The ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety studied suicide trends in the state for the second half of the last decade. Elderly people were at the highest risk. People older than 75 had a rate of about 30.5 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people. Across all demographics, Yavapai...

Your News From Yavapai College

While the fall sports seasons are in full swing here at YC, the Yavapai College E-Sports team is also nearing its fall season debut in 2022. This fall, the Roughriders E-Sports program will be competing in three games: Rocket League, Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with five competitors on the Rocket League squad, two on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team and one competing in Hearthstone. The full 2022-23 E-Sports roster can be found here.

Prescott Valley Police Officer Honored with Rising Star Award

Prescott Valley Police Officer April Zicopoulos was awarded the “Rising Star Award” at the annual Celebrating Women in Yavapai County Law Enforcement banquet in Camp Verde on September 12. The Rising Star Award is given to a full-time female law enforcement officer with less than five years of service, who embodies the best qualities of a law enforcement professional.

Teri Drew Honored with Prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award

Prescott-area High Tea celebrates local women in the international program. Among a sea of fancy hats and fine china, more than 150 community members came out in style to celebrate women in leadership during the third annual Prescott-area ATHENA Awards High Tea, hosted by Quad Cities Business News and Prescott Woman Magazine. With a standing ovation, the crowd honored Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) Regional Director Teri Drew as the 2022 Prescott-Area ATHENA.

Prescott’s Newest Podcast Launches, Waiting on a Phone Call

Cast11, Prescott’s #1 Podcast Network is excited to welcome Prescott’s newest show, Waiting on a Phone Call!. Every Monday, hosts Mike and Ben dig into their Rolodex to bring you the most interesting conversations with famous people from across the world. Inevitably, they are too busy for two Prescott boys. So instead, they find community leaders, friends, family, and more locally-based interesting people to talk about all of life’s greatest fascinations, while they are waiting on a call.

Your Mayor’s Weekly Update September 26, 2022

Hello, I’m Mayor Phil Goode with your weekly update. The City of Prescott’s Open House public meetings to share information about the proposed Airport Vicinity Overlay Zone (also called the AVO) have been well attended so far. Citizens have been able to speak to City staff, ask questions and share their comments and concerns about the proposed district. The final Open House for the Airport Overlay Vicinity Zone will be held next Wednesday, on October 5th from 3 PM to 5 PM, at the Airport Terminal located at 6600 Airport Avenue. You may arrive any time during the allotted time period. There is not a formal presentation, but this provides opportunities to speak one on one with staff members who can answer your questions. After this final Open House is held, the Planning & Zoning Commission will continue a public hearing on Thursday, October 13 at 9 AM in the City Council Chambers at 201 S. Cortez.

Photo Of The Day By Bob Larson

Today’s Photo of the Day is “Intimidation” by Bob Larson. Location: Prescott, Arizona. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Annual 5K & Halloween Party Benefitting Local Foster Youth Rapidly Approaches

Annual 5K & Halloween Party Benefitting Local Foster Youth Rapidly Approaches. Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation will host its 8th annual Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run on Saturday, October 29th at the Prescott Courthouse Square. Everyone interested is urged to register before October 3rd to ensure they receive special race-day mementos.

Five Questions to Ask Before Your Next Mammogram

Does your facility have advanced breast imaging technology?. One of the most important healthcare decisions a woman will make is where to undergo breast screening. “Most women assume that all imaging facilities offer the same services and are pretty much interchangeable,” said Breast Care Center Imaging Operations Manager Kathi Hoffer at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “In reality, there are significant differences between imaging centers.”

Jacob Fimbres Wins Papa John’s Tournament Championship – Ron Williams

Jacob Fimbres of Queen Creek, won the championship Sunday in the Papa John’s Pizza Horseshoe Tournament at Watson Lake in Prescott. Fimbres had to win two extra contests after being involved in a three way tie with Trisha Lincoln and Bruce Miller. The champion, who tossed 166 ringers on the day, beat Lincoln in the overtime final, after knocking off Miller.


The PFF offers a variety of ticket packages – from a $282 Platinum Pass, with reserve seating at films and access to the VIP Director’s Loft – to an All-Film Pass ($177) and a Ten-Ticket Discount Pass at $100. Tickets are available online or at the YCPAC Ticket Office, open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Prescott’s Christmas Parades are Taking Applications

Organizers of Prescott’s popular Christmas parades, the Prescott Downtown Partnership’s Holiday Light Parade, and the Prescott Christmas Parade are now accepting applications for parade entries. Both parades are held in downtown Prescott and route around the Courthouse Plaza. The Prescott Downtown Partnership’s 25th Holiday Light Parade will be...

Maricopa County Man Held on First Degree Homicide Charges

On July 2 Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call at the Black Canyon City Family Dollar store, where reports that a man had been shot and involved in a single vehicle collision on Old Black Canyon Highway had taken place. Deputies confirmed the shooting took place...

Prescott Film Festival’s “Elemental” Suggest New Approach to Wildfire

The Prescott Film Festival presents Elemental: Reimagining Our Relationship with Wildfire Friday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Here in the West, Fire Season grows longer, busier, and more intense each year. Sustained drought and climate change have us all watching the horizon at the slightest wisp of smoke. But a new documentary suggests a better future with fire, by combining an old perspective with a new approach.

Breaking News Now Suspect Identified In Homicide

BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA (September 23, 2022) – On July 2, 2022, at approximately 4:45 pm, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call at the Black Canyon City Family Dollar store where reports that a man had been shot and involved in a single vehicle collision on Old Black Canyon Highway had taken place.