June 27, 2021

Movies

‘F9’ puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening

In the strongest sign yet that life is left in movie theaters, “F9” sped to a box office take of $70 million in its first weekend, the biggest opening for a film since the pandemic began, according to studio estimates Sunday. The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, starring franchise regulars Vin Diesel

Wildfires

Arizona Wildfires – Update for June 27, 2021

Rock Butte Fires The five fires being managed by the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management team are the following from north to south:  Red Hat Fire – 49 acres – 100% containment Limestone Fire – 33 acres – 100% containment Spring Fire – 567 acres – 75% containment Rock Butte Fire –

Local

Chino Valley Seeks Candidates For Town Council Appointment

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking candidates to appoint to one vacancy on the Town Council. The Town Council, consisting of a directly-elected mayor and six elected councilmembers, is responsible for making policy and setting the Town’s direction. Candidate will preferably have some experience and/or knowledge of or willingness to learn about local government,

Events

City of Prescott 4th of July Fireworks Event Details

The City of Prescott will host their Independence Day Fireworks on Watson Lake on Sunday, July 4.  The family-friendly event will begin at 3 p.m., with fireworks expected to take place around 9:00p.m.  Here are important event details: State Route 89 will be closed between the Willow Lake Road roundabout, and Prescott Lakes Parkway, starting

Marijuana

The latest innovations in the cannabis industry

Technology has always been used to push the cannabis industry forward. There have been innovations such as grow lights for indoor and closet growing and blunt wraps etc. There used to be a massive negative stigma attached to marijuana but since legalization, that stigma has fallen off and people are now embracing cannabis more. This

Science

NAU geochemist on new study confirming cause of greatest mass extinction event

The most severe mass extinction event in the past 540 million years eliminated more than 90 percent of Earth’s marine species and 75 percent of terrestrial species. Although scientists had previously hypothesized that the end-Permian mass extinction, which took place 251 million years ago, was triggered by voluminous volcanic eruptions in a region of what

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