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Calendar of Events: May 25-June 1

Don't miss the Memorial Day observance at the historic Citizens' Cemetery from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday.

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Watch: SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, more to come

SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.

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My Hometown Prescott magazine 2019

My Hometown Prescott - a guide to life in the Quad-Cities - is an annual magazine publication inserted in the May 24, 2019 edition of The Daily Courier.

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Calendar of Events: May 24-30

Cantina Night benefit for Arizona Children’s Burn Camp, 5 p.m., Holiday Courtyard on historic Whiskey Row, 150 S. Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott.

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Gallery & Video: Chino Valley High School Graduation 2019

Chino Valley High School graduated 153 students in a commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 22, at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.

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Mengarelli files petition for second two-year term

As the only candidate indicating interest in the Prescott Mayor’s race so far, incumbent Mayor Greg Mengarelli filed his nominating paperwork with the city clerk’s office on Wednesday, May 22.

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Watch: Dog jumps from motor home during police chase

A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield.

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First Responders Appreciation Day at Heritage Park Zoo set for May 25

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in Prescott will host First Responders Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 25.

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Calendar of Events: May 23-30

"Effects of Aging, Illness & Medication on Oral Health" a free Senior Connection presentation, noon to 1 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott. 928-778-3747.

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6 more Arizona men indicted in undercover child sex sting

A state grand jury has indicted six Arizona men in connection with an investigation involving people who allegedly used the internet to lure children for sexual exploitation, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced.

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Deputies respond to shark and alligator calls in Florida creek

Florida deputies discovered both a shark and a 5-foot-6-inch alligator together in the same creek Sunday.

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Mother-Daughter look-alike contest winners receive prizes

Katrina Lopez and her daughter accept their prize May 17 from Greg Raskin after winning the 2019 Daily Courier/Raskin’s Jewelers Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest.

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Prescott in Brief: Prescott National Forest offices closed for Memorial Day

All Prescott National Forest offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

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Calendar of Events: May 22-30

Save the Dells at Raven Café fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from food and drink sales will go to Save the Dells. Postcard packets, new hats and jerseys.

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40 pounds of meth found in vehicle’s door panels on I-17

Driver only had Mexican ID; placed on immigration hold

During a traffic stop on May 16, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputy found 40 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle’s door panels.

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Calendar of Events: May 21-26, 2019

Free Cooking Seminar – ‘Mexican Ceviche w/Shrimp’, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser Street, Prescott. 928-778-3000.

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Editorial Cartoon (2): May 21, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (2): May 21, 2019

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Editorial Cartoon (1): May 21, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (1): May 21, 2019

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Registered sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography in Rimrock

Images of pre-pubescent child found during investigation into unrelated scam

A registered sex offender from Rimrock was arrested on May 15 for having child pornography on his cellphone.

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Calendar of Events: May 20-22

A Dog’s Way Home, 5 to 7 p.m., 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley. Showing in the library’s Crystal Room. Free. All ages. 928-759-3040.

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Calendar of Events: May 19 - 30

Celtic/Fold Jam Session, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley. Every month we get together to play, mostly acoustic, hang out, and enjoy each other’s company.

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Rumor Patrol: Fry’s adding more self-check machines, not eliminating cashiers

Fake news creeping through the tri-city area that Fry’s food markets are eliminating cashiers is not true, the corporate spokesperson said Friday.

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Local in Brief: NARTA open house on May 21 at Yavapai College

The public is invited to attend an open house of the newly constructed Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy at the Yavapai College Prescott campus, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, at Buildings 27 and 29 on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Calendar of Events: May 18-24

Quad Cities high school student volunteer fair, noon to 3 p.m., hosted by Stepping Stones Agencies at Step One Coffee House, 6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley.

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Police: Man attempted to kidnap Cottonwood teen walking home from school

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, an unidentified man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old female while she walking home from Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy.

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At a Glance: Five Way Street salutes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Lonely Street Productions is bringing Five Way Street’s salute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “Love the One You’re With,” back to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 18.

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Calendar of Events: May 17-23

Exploring the Internet class Friday, May 17, 1 to 3 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley. 928-759-3040.

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Calendar of Events: May 16-24

AARP Free movie screening: Gloria Bell, 4 p.m., Harkins Prescott Valley 14, 7202 Pav Way. Registration required. Call 844-418-2281.

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Yavapai Superior Court adoption day sees 21 children get homes

Sixteen families adopted a total of 21 children during Yavapai County Superior Court’s spring Adoption Day event on Friday, May 10.

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Calendar of Events: May 15-23

Guard Against Identity Theft and Fraud, PV Police Victim Services presentation, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m, The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center.

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Red Cross: Critical type O blood shortage; donors needed now

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

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Bradshaw Mountain student arrested after threatening to 'shoot up the class,' police say

A Bradshaw Mountain High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after saying he would “shoot up the class,” starting with the teacher, according to a release from the Prescott Valley Police Department.

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Watch: Gorillas try to avoid rain at South Carolina zoo

A video showing a group of gorillas displaying the very human behavior of trying to stay out of the rain has gone viral.

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Editorial: The good, the bad of lawmakers’ changes to initiatives

In the past week, the Arizona Legislature placed more hurdles in the path of voter initiatives.

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Calendar of Events: May 12-18

Mother’s Day at Heritage Park Zoo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mothers have free admission. Heritageparkzoo.com.

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Calendar of Events: May 11-16

Looking for something fun to do with Mom on Sunday? She gets free admission to Heritage Park Zoo.

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Calendar of Events: May 10-14

Among this weekend's events, the American Legion will mark 100 years during a celebration Saturday in Prescott Valley.

Class of 2019 largest Yavapai College graduating class

Commencement takes place Saturday, May 11

More than 230 Yavapai College graduates, the largest number on record, will participate in the spring commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Performing Arts Center at the Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St.

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Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is Saturday, May 11

On Saturday, May 11, the U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will take place.

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Calendar of Events: May 9-16

Free film screening, Almost Sunrise: Hope is on the Horizon, presented by NAVAHCS VA Mental Health Veterans Advocacy Council, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Davis Learning Centr, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. 928-445-4860, ext.5281.

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Calendar of Events: May 8-18

Free film screening, Almost Sunrise: Hope is on the Horizon, presented by NAVAHCS VA Mental Health Veterans Advocacy Council, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Davis Learning Centr, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. 928-445-4860, ext.5281.

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Mill Fire burns 179 acres near Crown King; 50% contained

Rain helps slow blaze

A 179-acre wildfire that started burning about 7 miles southwest of Crown King Monday, May 6, was 50% contained by Tuesday night, according to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials.

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Deputies, troopers seeking armed, dangerous felon

Wanted man evaded police twice in Ash Fork area since Saturday, May 4

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is searching for a man by the name of John Kawaguchi, 52, who was involved in a pursuit with troopers Saturday, May 4, and again on Monday, May 6, according to police.

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Mill Fire burning more than 160 acres near Crown King, BLM reports

Mostly aircraft are fighting the Mill Fire that began about 7 miles southwest of Crown King on Monday, May 6.

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Pile burning May 7-13 for Prescott Basin area

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn piles at various locations in the Prescott Basin beginning Tuesday, May 7, through Monday, May 13, pending favorable weather conditions, according to a Prescott National Forest press release.

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Motorcycle rider killed in Cornville collision

Investigation ongoing

A Cornville man was reportedly thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail along Cornville Road and died from his injuries Sunday, May 5, police officials said.

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Calendar of Events: May 6-10

Blood drive, Northern Arizona VA Health Care systems, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Theatre Bldg 15, 500 HWY 89 North. Call 928-776-6013 or visit Bloodhero.com sponsor code PVA.

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Prescott in Brief: US Veterans walk May 15

Northern Arizona VA Health Care Systems at 500 HWY 89 North in Prescott, will host its 9th annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, May 15.

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Editorial: Use Gov. Ducey’s ‘rainy day’ fund to pay down state’s debt

Tax Day has come and gone, but your trepidation was warranted. Gov. Doug Ducey is one step closer to getting what he wants, while lawmakers are pressing for the state’s taxpayers and financial health.

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Calendar of Events: May 5-18

Historic Downtown Walking Tours "Where It All Began" 10 a.m., Vistor Information Center at Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Park at Granite Street parking garage.

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