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Shot in eye by 'makeshift crossbow,' Mayer boy faces long road back
Instead of enjoying the waning days of summer vacation, Ty Bennett spends hours in a darkened room. His summer fun was cut short by a catastrophic injury to his left eye, which has left him both sightless in that eye, as well as painfully sensitive to light.
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Residents, animals unharmed in Cattletrack house fire
PRESCOTT VALLEY - The residents of a home were not injured, nor were their five animals, in a house fire in the 6100 block of Cattletrack Road shortly after noon Monday, July 27.

A neighbor saw the fire and smoke and called 911, Yavapai Central Fire District Marshall Rick Chase said.

When they arrived, firefighters found fire and smoke in a double-wide modular home, and began fighting and containing the blaze.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

County GOP vote to oust chairman fails
PRESCOTT - The change some members had hoped for won't be happening as Yavapai County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Sanders retained his position after a vote Saturday morning, July 25, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

DPS gets new patrol vehicle colors, officers get new name
Drivers used to looking for the familiar white with blue lettering of Department of Public Safety patrol vehicles will soon want to watch for a new paint scheme.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Judd Simmons to run for Yavapai County Assessor
Long-term Yavapai County resident and businessman Judd Simmons filed his organizational papers to enter the 2016 Republican primary race for the office of County Assessor, according to a news release.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Man gets 60 months probation for igniting Crown King Fire
A judge has sentenced a Yuma man to 60 months of probation and 150 hours of community service for igniting the Lane II wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in the Crown King area in 2008.

David Cygan, 53, also must stay off federal lands unless he's with a "responsible adult." He has to participate in mental health and substance abuse programs, submit to substance abuse tests and avoid alcohol.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Monsoon skies add drama to Arcosanti's Italian fest
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A chorus of frogs in the moat surrounding the Colly Soleri Music Center provided a bit of humor Saturday night to the annual Arcosanti Italian Night concert.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Deadline Aug. 4 to file for Mayer Fire Board
The resignation in May of four of five members of the Mayer Fire board resulted in Yavapai County putting the administration of the district into the hands of retired Central Yavapai Fire Chief Dave Curtis. Now, however, the district needs some good volunteers to rebuild the board, Curtis said.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mills drops out of governor race
Mills said campaign too focused on immigration issue.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Arcosanti Italian Night 2010
Participants were treated to a concert by accordionist Nick Ariondo during Arcosanti's Italian Night on Saturday.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

JTED board is concerned about cost of projects
The Mountain Institute Joint Technological Education District (JTED) Board of Directors is working to determine how the cost of Growth and Sustainability Grant projects at five of the seven member school districts has more than doubled since it awarded the grants and determined the original scope of work.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Senior Menus
Mayer Area Meals On Wheels

Telephone: (928) 632-7511. Congregate lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Low salt, sugar and fat guidelines are followed in our menus. *Menus subject to change. Salad bar served daily in congregate dining.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3,500-acre wildfire good for monument, BLM says
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is managing but not trying to extinguish a wildfire on the Agua Fria National Monument, where lightning historically has been igniting grasslands fires for centuries.

Lightning started the fire on grasslands Saturday and by Monday it was 3,565 acres in size and 80-percent contained, BLM Fire Prevention Office Ken Shaver said.

"It was actually a really good burn," he said, because the grasslands depend on wildfire.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pony Express makes annual trek to Prescott
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A crowd of about 25 excited people waited early Friday morning to see the Pony Express ride through Old Cordes.

People came early and checked out the goods at Cathy Cordes' historic store, and then sat outside and watched hummingbirds buzz the feeders on the store's porch.

Doris Anderson of Spring Valley came with her son, Jerry, great-grandson, Adam, and other family members to watch the event.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New school supt. takes on Mayer District's challenges
Teachers and staff at the Mayer Unified School District are helping Supt. Dean Slaga "get up to speed" before school starts in August.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Changes in store for Big Bug News
The Big Bug News has long enjoyed serving our readers in our rural communities from Black Canyon City to the Cordes area and the Highway 69 corridor.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

3 receive Cattle Growers scholarships
The Yavapai Cattle Growers' Association awarded scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic school year to the following graduating high school students and continuing college students.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wildfire burns 65 acres in Poland Junction
Photo courtesy of Matt HinshawPhoto courtesy of Matt Hinshaw
A wildfire possibly started by a vehicle dragging a chain burned 65 acres in about three hours Friday afternoon in Poland Junction, with hot, dry winds fanning flames as high as 50 feet.

Mayer Fire Battalion Chief Mike McGhee said his department responded to three different fires in the same area on Highway 69. "This is just a guess, but it was probably a trailer dragging a chain. On I-17 when we get seven or eight fires (together), that's normally what happens," he said.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


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