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How to report impaired driving

As the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) often reminds the public, “If you see something, say something.”

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Impaired driver collides with DPS trooper on 69; highway closed 5 hours

Trooper transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

A Prescott Valley man was arrested on multiple felony charges after his truck collided with an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper’s vehicle Sunday evening, Feb. 18, according to a Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) news release.

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Reality TV show comes to Prescott

‘American Metal,’ customizing Humvees, set to air on April 1

All it takes to make a reality television show these days is an entrepreneurial venture and some personalities with specialized knowledge to make it come alive.

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Meth use on the rise in Yavapai County

Yearly drug seizure statistics are one indication of which illegal substances are declining in popularity within a community and which are gaining.

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Yavapai County is decriminalizing mental illness

Sheriff: 'This is the right thing to do for Yavapai County and our communities.'

Wherever he went, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher kept hearing the same question again and again from concerned citizens: what does one do if an individual with an apparent mental-health issue is being disorderly, trespassing or doing something else that could be considered illegal?

Sheriff’s office expanding post-arrest diversion program

Everyone booked into jail will receive mental-health screening

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking $1.5 million from the state to expand a post-arrest reentry program that is already underway at the county’s jail in Camp Verde.

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Hunting meteorites: Prescott man one of the world’s best

Recently returned from successful mission in Michigan

It’s no wonder that Prescott resident Robert Ward is so often referred to as a “space cowboy.”

Fire boards’ audits come back clean

Books were looked at one year after the merger

During their regular monthly board meetings on Monday, Jan. 22, the Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD), the Chino Valley Fire District (CVFD) and their joint administration, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, received auditing reports.

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Member tries to record executive sessions on personal device

Excuses himself from executive session meeting when denied

Central Yavapai Fire District board member Tom Steele made an attempt to tape an executive session meeting on his personal recording device during the board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 22.

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The dark side of gambling

“It’s like my body got hot and my pupils dilated”

It was about a week-and-a-half until Christmas, 2017, and Kelsey hadn’t gambled in 92 days.

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