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Annual Free Slash Program

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations beginning April 1, 2023, through June 1, 2023.

County transfer stations are in: Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley. Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. For locations and hours, please visit:


This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in creating defensible space around their homes and other structures. Cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground can reduce the potential of a wildfire spreading to your home.

Please take advantage of the free slash drop-off program as you create defensible space around your properties.

Only the following items will be accepted: brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, and garbage. All slash must be removed from plastic bags.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted. F

or additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

Plan for major roadwork along Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point starting in 2022.

Welcome to the I-17 Improvement Project

The 23-mile section of Interstate 17 (I-17) between Anthem Way and Sunset Point is one of the most heavily utilized roadways in Arizona, seeing more than 1 million travelers each year.

Currently, I-17 has two travel lanes in each direction between Anthem Way, north of Phoenix, and Flagstaff. The highway passes through rolling terrain in the southern and northern segments and mountainous terrain with steep, narrow lanes between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point.

We look forward to improving this stretch of I-17 north of Phoenix. The work includes widening 15 miles of roadway, replacing two bridges and widening 10 others, and constructing approximately eight miles of flex lanes.

For more information: https://improvingi17.com/


Yavapai County Assessor Judd W. Simmons mailed just over 168,000 Notices of Value on February 17th, 2023 for the tax year 2024. These values have an effective valuation date of January 1st, 2023, and will be used to calculate 2024 tax bills.

The 2024 Notice of Value is the county’s official declaration of Full Cash Value and Limited Property Value assessments. The Limited Property Value will be used to calculate the 2024 property tax bills. By state statute, this notice must be mailed before March 1st of the year prior to the tax year. The notice includes values for both 2023 and 2024, which allows all property owners to easily recognize any increase or decrease in assessed value from the previous year.

The median value of single-family residences has increased from the 2023 Notice to the 2024 Notice by approximately 22%. This increase reflects market changes throughout Yavapai County. The Assessor is required to use sales from January 2021 through June 2022 to value property for the 2024 tax year.

All property owners should review their Full Cash Value. Full Cash Value is synonymous with market value per statute. If you believe your 2024 Full Cash Value is above the market value, you may consider filing a Petition for Review. Information on the appeal process is contained within the Notice of Value.

Yavapai College Announces Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

The First Baccalaureate Degree Offered by a Rural Community College in Arizona

The degree is pending HLC final review, it is being recommended for approval, and there are no areas of concern.

Prescott, Arizona (January 10, 2023) – Yavapai College has announced the launch of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. The announcement was made at a press conference held today at the YC Prescott Campus.

The degree will begin enrolling this April for classes that start in the fall semester of 2023.

It is the first baccalaureate degree offered by a rural community college in Arizona. In May, Senate Bill 1453 passed into state law allowing community colleges in Arizona to offer baccalaureate degrees.

“After years of effort in this state, we are thrilled to receive this authorization. Yavapai College was at the forefront of the lobbying effort for SB1453 because we knew how much of an impact it could have in our county,” said Dr. Lisa B. Rhine, President of Yavapai College at the press conference.

She said, “Our goal is simple – we want to launch degrees that make sense for community members of all ages, demographics, and occupations. Degrees that can instantly transform lives, help them reach a higher job level, increase their wages, start something new, grow something current, and most importantly, not be gouged with financial or travel burdens. We want our students to graduate from YC, and we want them to stay in Yavapai County.”

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree will have a concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership, allowing almost anybody in any occupation to find it valuable. The concentration will prepare students to become effective leaders in the workforce as managers, supervisors, and team leaders.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Business Degree, visit www.yc.edu/bsb.

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