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New Emergency Notification System

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office website has provided a link for the alert system.



You may sign up by using this link. https://member.everbridge.net/337829242601768/new

CodeRed is no longer active – please do not try to sign up via this website.



Almosta Trail System Workday Nov. 12th

Traffic Study to include Williamson Valley, Pioneer Parkway and Iron Springs Road

The Yavapai County Public Works Department invites members of the public to share feedback on current issues and challenges they face on Cornville Road, Pioneer Parkway, Williamson Valley Road, and Iron Springs Road.

Feedback will help Yavapai County better understand current transportation issues and what potential solutions our residents and travelers would like to see along these corridors.

The community is invited to learn more about the study and the Cornville Rd/Tissaw Rd roundabout DCR and complete an

online mapping survey at: KaiProject.com/YavapaiCorridors

The survey will close November 4 th, 2022.

Wednesday October 26th Town Hall at 6:00 PM

Yavapai County Supervisor, Craig L. Brown, will hold a Town Hall meeting at Fire Station 57 on 4125 W. Outer Loop Road. Yavapai County staff that will be in attendance include the Sheriff’s Office, Development Services, Public Works, and Emergency Management.

Join us on Wednesday October 26 th at 6:00 PM to find out about the various county departments and an update on the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan process.


The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for the 2022-23 Title III Forest Fee Program

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for the 2022-23 Title III Forest Fee Program. The funding available for this program is approximately $143,000. Funding will be on a reimbursement basis. Press Release   FAQs   APPLICATION

Yavapai Firewise/PAWUIC Meeting

August 4, 2022 - During the Yavapai Firewise/PAWUIC meeting, Supervisor Brown announced that the Board of Supervisors is taking applications for the 2022-2023 Title III Forest Fee Program. The deadline to submit applications is August 26th at 5:00pm.

Arizona Public Service (APS) reported that they are doing fire mitigation by trimming trees and brush in Skull Valley then working their way to Williamson Valley to create defensible space around their power poles.

Yavapai Firewise/PAWUIC has been asked to participate in an event sponsored by B&W Fire Protection, Helken & Horn Advertising and Founding Fathers to commemorate 100 years of National Fire Prevention Week by NFPA. The event is still in the planning stage and they are looking for agency participation. The theme this year is Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape.

If you are able to participate on Saturday, October 15th at the Founding Fathers please contact pawuic1@gmail.compawuic



Seligman Community Clean Up

Paulden Back To School Event


Please be advised that CLM Earthmovers, LLC in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing roadwork on the Pioneer Parkway and Commerce Drive intersection. Construction will begin July 18, 2022, continuing through February 2023.  

Road construction will consist of building a multi-lane roundabout on Pioneer Parkway at Commerce Drive. Work will include importing materials to raise and level the intersection, milling and paving, drainage improvements, lighting improvements, curb and sidewalk installation, and miscellaneous landscaping.   

During critical periods of construction, Commerce Drive will be closed to through traffic and re-opened as soon as possible. During closures, motorists will need to utilize alternate routes to access pioneer park and addresses along Commerce Dr. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times on Pioneer Parkway; however, motorists will encounter lane restrictions, lane diversions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zone. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices when traveling through the work zone. 

 For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at www.yavapaiaz.gov/publicworks.  

Yavapai County Lifts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Effective Friday, July 15, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., Yavapai County will lift the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions and Outdoor Fire Ban.

Chair Mallory, working with the Yavapai County Emergency Manager, local forest, and fire professionals, have discussed the current fire danger and, at this time, have determined that it is appropriate to remove all fire restrictions that were implemented in May.

Yavapai County Emergency Manager Ashley Ahlquist said, “There has been an increase in precipitation within the County. Prescott National Forest has seen anywhere from 0.66” to 4.66” throughout the forest. In addition to the increased precipitation, the forecast for continuing rain in the coming weeks and the moderating fire indices support rescinding the restrictions.”

This determination includes the following Fire Ordinance Zones: Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Zones of Yavapai County, which include the following cities and towns; Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey- Humboldt, Mayer, Cordes Junction, Black Canyon City, Congress, North Wickenburg, Peeples Valley, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, and unincorporated areas herein.

Chair Mallory said, “We recognize the inconvenience of imposing these restrictions in our communities, but I appreciate everyone who worked hard to protect our local forests and homes. The fire danger within Yavapai County is a significant concern, and we appreciate your efforts to protect our great County.”


OHV Educational Video

Arizona Game and Fish Department recently shared an OHV educational video.



Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees Identified by the Prescott National Forest

Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees Identified by the

Prescott National Forest  

PRESCOTT, AZ – July 5, 2022 - The Prescott National Forest is proposing to charge new and increased fees at nine developed recreation sites. 

Many day-use sites, overnight camping sites, and other recreation sites are managed without user fees currently on the forest. The Prescott National Forest Pass and the full suite of interagency passes will be honored at these new Forest Service day-use sites. Holders of Interagency Senior and Access passes are entitled to a 50% discount on campground fees.

“We recognize how important these sites are to our local communities and those who use the sites. These fee increases will help us maintain the sites to the level and quality people have come to expect as well as make the fees more consistent throughout the state,” said Dale Deiter, Forest Supervisor for the Prescott National Forest. "During this public input period, we want to hear strategies and other ideas to help cut costs and leverage resources."

The proposed fees by site and Ranger District are listed in the below tables.

In 2004, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) which allows the Forest Service to retain funds collected at certain recreation sites and use these funds locally to operate, maintain, and improve these sites. These additional funds along with ninety-five percent of the revenue from recreation fees remains on the forests to operate, maintain, and improve facilities. Raising the revenue collected through recreation fees would help the forests improve infrastructure at campsites and day-use sites and hire additional recreation staff during the season of operation. The resource derived through collection of fees helps provide quality recreation opportunities that meet the modern expectations of visitors and creates a more financial sustainable developed recreation program for the benefit of future generations.

Under REA, all new fees and any fee changes must be proposed and approved by a citizen’s advisory committee. Committee members represent a broad array of recreation interest groups to help ensure that the Forest Service is proposing reasonable and publicly acceptable new fees and fee changes.

The public is invited to comment on the proposed fee changes to the developed recreation program. The comment period is set to end by close of business on September 5, 2022.  To ensure that your comments are considered, please send your comments no later than the above date to Prescott National Forest, Attention: Julie Rowe, 344 S. Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303 or SM.FS.R3FeeProComm@usda.gov.  You may also submit comments online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/RecFees which allows you to use a public comment mapping tool to comment on specific sites or make a general comment on fee proposals.

Oral comments must be provided in person at the Prescott National Forest to Julie Rowe during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).  Please call 928-856-2687 to schedule an appointment and indicate you would like to provide comments on the proposed recreation fee changes. For more information on the proposed project, visit our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/.

Once public involvement is complete, the proposed fee changes will be reviewed by a Recreation Advisory Committee, who will submit their recommendation to the Regional Forester for a final decision.


The Barber on Route 66 who became the Barber OF Route 66!

July 7, 2022 was the 75th Anniversary of Angel Delgadillo's barbering career.

Congratulations to the man, the myth, the LEGEND of Route 66! It was an honor to witness the celebration

of an icon. Best wishes on a happy and well deserved retirement!

2022 Primary Election Write-In Candidates

Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

On June 1, 2022, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the Post-Traumatic Stress

Disorder Awareness Month Proclamation by Supervisor Brown.

Flag Day June 14th

On June 1, 2022 during the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Flag Day proclamation by Supervisor Brown was approved.

Comprehensive Plan Update 2032

Nine Chino Valley Police Officers Recognized for Life Saving Efforts


Nine Chino Valley Police Officers Recognized for Life Saving Efforts CHINO VALLEY - For immediate release: May 11, 2022 Chino Valley Police Chief Chuck Wynn presented nine of his officers with Life Saving Awards at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022. Chino Valley Officer Jonethen Mitea, Lt. Josh McIntire, Lt. Randy Chapman, Sgt. Cody Johnson, FTO Jon Szymanski, SRO Jeff Pizzi, FTO Todd Hyslip, Officer Jay Murray and Officer David Herrera (not present) were recognized for their heroic efforts with one or more of three critical incidents in which they were first on the scene.

The first incident was a tragic two vehicle rollover involving local high school students. Officers were able to triage the injured and alert fire that additional response vehicles and air support would be needed. In the motorcycle incident, the officers were able to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet and stabilize the victim until fire arrived. In the last incident, the officer was able to clear the airway and again stabilize the victim until fire arrived.

Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Town Council came down from the dais to personally thank each officer for their bravery after which the officers received a standing ovation from the room. The presentation culminated in an emotional moment when many of the students involved in the first incident assembled with the officers for a picture, and they and their families were able to personally express their gratitude to the officers whose quick action was key to their being able to be present in the room.

Vice-Mayor Perkins summed it up well when she said, “These kids are Chino Valley High School kids.” She continued, “A couple of those kids weren’t expected to make it. I’m up here crying because they are here. A lot of prayers and a lot of gratitude to our PD and everyone involved.”

With all the negative that seems to surround us these days, it is more important than ever to take advantage of moments to celebrate extraordinary action and life affirming events. We are proud of the selfless service and heroic action of our police officers who day in and day out serve the public good and make Chino Valley a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

The video of the Town Council meeting is posted on the Town’s Facebook page and our YouTube Channel – link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s45D8EUaAA. The Life Saving Awards presentation begins at 1:02:33.

Left to right: Chief Wynn, Officer Jonethen Mitea, Lt. Josh McIntire, Lt. Randy Chapman, Sgt. Cody Johnson, FTO Jon Szymanski,

SRO Jeff Pizzi, FTO Todd Hyslip, Officer Jay Murray

Councilmember: Tom Armstrong, Cloyce Kelly, Mayor Jack Miller, Vice-Mayor Annie Perkins show their appreciation.



I-40 Seligman Bridge Project

Board of Supervisors Approve Free Slash Drop-Off

Bridging the Digital Divide one "book" at a time

New Chair and Vice Chair for 2022

At the regular Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting today (12/1/2021) the Board voted unanimously to make Vice-Chair Mary Mallory the Chair for next year and Supervisor James Gregory the new Vice-Chair. Vice-Chair Mary Mallory said, “I look forward to serving as the Board of Supervisors Chair for 2022 along with having Supervisor Gregory as the Vice Chair.” Supervisor James Gregory said, “I am honored and excited to be selected as the 2022 Vice Chair for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. This past year in office has been a whirlwind of learning and navigating through County government and resources; and I can sincerely say we have the best staff! I look forward to this next year of continued service and commitment to the citizens of Yavapai County.” The new positions will take effect on January 1, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Survey needs your input!

The Yavapai County Development Services Department needs your input. Development Services kicked-off the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Update process on November 19, 2020. The Comprehensive Plan is a state required policy document that guides future growth and development in the County. All residents are encouraged to participate in the process and share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like to see their communities and the County grow. 

Here is a link to the Yavapai County website where you can find the surveys and see the results. https://planningyavapai2032.org/surveys

For more information on the Comprehensive Plan, or to learn how you can participate, please join our mailing list by clicking on the following link (Contact Us (list-manage.com))


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