July 8, 2021


Arizona Wildfires Update – July 8, 2021

Tiger Fire [There seems to be some confusion as to whether the Crown King Road, County Road 59, is open or closed. It was closed this morning, but then opened by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office.] Working with fire incident command, the decision was made to place the Crown King area in ”Set” status. There


Local Author Linda Thompson’s WWII Novel Wins Multiple Awards

Shortly after moving to Prescott, author Linda Thompson received multiple awards for her newest historical fiction novel, The Mulberry Leaf Whispers. This book is the sequel to Linda Thompson’s Genesis Award-winning and ECPA Christy Award Finalist The Plum Blooms in Winter, book one in the BRANDS FROM THE BURNING series. The Plum Blooms in Winter

Legal Beat

Update to Original Press Release on June 7th, 2021 – Animal Control Impound Case

On July 1, 2021 our Animal Control Officers conducted follow up to the original investigation and requested the assistance of our Investigation’s Section in order to apply for a search warrant based on new information regarding animal cruelty in the 700 block of Prescott Heights Drive.  Detectives found probable cause to obtain a search warrant

Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest reopens to public entry

At 8:00 a.m. today, July 7, 2021 the Prescott National Forest has rescinded the full forest closure in coordination with neighboring forests.  Stage II Fire Restrictions including Shooting Restrictions will remain in effect.  In addition, a fire area closure remains in place for the Rafael and Tiger Fires. Recreation personnel ask for patience as they


Opinion: Arrested for Vaping? Police Treatment of Teens Raises Questions

Officers for the Ocean City Police Department in Maryland harassed a group of teens visiting the shore from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The teens were visiting the Boardwalk in Ocean City to celebrate high school graduation when police approached to address them about allegedly violating a public vaping prohibition ordinance. New media reports indicate the teens had


After the flames: Santa Catalina Mountains rebounding from Bighorn Fire a year ago

It’s been a year since the Bighorn Fire blackened broad swaths of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Now, a recent tour of Catalina State Park and Mount Lemmon reveals sprigs of new growth peeking through the forest floor. Wildlife, including bighorn sheep, are returning. Life in Summerhaven, a tiny community near the summit

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