Colorado

Wildlife

Wind will be a force to reckon with on Southwest wildfires

Photo: The Tunnel Fire Fire managers across the Southwest are reckoning with strong winds that forecasters say could lead to explosive growth in wildfires this week. Hundreds of people were evacuated in numerous blazes that have scorched structures and signaled an early start to the fire season. A wildfire on the outskirts of Flagstaff continued

City of Prescott

City of Prescott Announces Appointment of Fire Chief Holger Durre

The City of Prescott has named Holger Durre as the next Fire Chief.  Holger Durre comes to Prescott from Colorado where he most recently served as the Deputy Fire Chief for Support Services at Boulder Fire-Rescue, which included oversight of the department’s budget, strategic planning, and fleet and facilities. Chief Durre has 26 years of

Law Enforcement

Town of Prescott Valley Chooses Bob Ticer as Next Police Chief

Prescott Valley Town Manager Gilbert Davidson announced Monday that the Town has chosen former Arizona Department of Public Safety Commander and Loveland, Colorado Police Chief Bob Ticer as its new Chief of Police. Davidson also announced that current Acting Chief Jeremy Martin will be promoted to Commander. Ticer is expected to be on board on

Local

Prescott Valley Chooses 5 Finalists for Next Police Chief

The Town of Prescott Valley has announced five finalists for its next police chief, chosen from a field of 29 applicants from throughout the country. They include current New Jersey State Police Lieutenant Colonel Scott Ebner; former Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Gregory Mckay; current Prescott Valley Acting Chief Jeremy Martin; Loveland, Colorado Police

COVID-19

COVID-19 hot spots offer sign of what could be ahead for US

The contagious delta variant is driving up COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Mountain West and fueling disruptive outbreaks in the North, a worrisome sign of what could be ahead this winter in the U.S. While trends are improving in Florida, Texas and other Southern states that bore the worst of the summer surge, it’s clear that

Elections

Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software

Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections. Copies of the Dominion Voting Systems software used to manage elections — from designing ballots to configuring voting machines and tallying results — were distributed at an

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