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Daniel’s Ride Fundraiser Logs Its 300th Consecutive Day, March 14

One morning last May, Yavapai College professor Daniel Swartz tossed a leg across his bicycle and set out along the Peavine Trail. His ride was initially about stress relief, to get his mind off the plight of his students. But he kept riding – the next morning, and the next – and an idea began

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Pile Burning Planned March 11 – 12 on the Bradshaw RD

Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn debris piles near the community of  Groom Creek. Ignitions are planned to start on Thursday, March 11 and continue through Friday, March 12, pending favorable weather conditions.  Fire managers expect smoke impacts to be light in the surrounding areas. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous

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Yavapai College Testing Centers re-open for industry testing beginning March 23

Industry certification testing returns to Yavapai College after yearlong hiatus  Yavapai County residents required to take professional certification tests can soon get them done by appointment and in person at Yavapai College. The YC Testing Center, which has been closed for nearly a year because of pandemic restrictions, is re-opening March 23. Depending on the

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Bark Beetles Infesting Ponderosa Pine on Prescott National Forest

Pine engraver beetles are actively infesting ponderosa pine trees across areas of the Prescott National Forest. Aerial detection surveys conducted by the US Forest Service in early February 2021 recorded a ten-fold increase in ponderosa pine mortality caused by these bark beetles since August 2020 with more than 2,000 acres impacted. The 2021 survey focused

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