August 3, 2020

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Republican Calendar August 2020

Republican Women of Black Canyon Trump Thursdays will be celebrated in downtown Black Canyon City by waving flags and posters, talking with folks, and registering new voters. This event is for everyone, or representatives, of Yavapai County and its legislative districts. Y’all come to BCC to waive your flags. When: Every Thursday except August 6

Legal Beat

Former Flagstaff Mayoral Candidate Indicted for Submitting Forged Signatures

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Victor Varela, a former Flagstaff mayoral candidate, has been indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts, including Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, Presentment of False Instrument for Filing, and Signing of Petitions Violation. Varela was running for Mayor of Flagstaff before withdrawing from the race in July of

Politics

Schweikert admits House ethics violations, agrees to reprimand, $50,000 fine

Rep. David Schweikert has admitted to 11 counts of campaign finance violations, misuse of congressional office funds and pressuring legislative staff to do campaign work, the House Ethics Committee said Thursday. The Fountain Hills Republican faces reprimand by the full House and has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine in the matter as part of

Politics

Updates from Washington: Congressman Paul Gosar

It was a busy week in Washington, D.C. as Pelosi procrastinated the consideration of our national defense, appropriations, and economic relief measures until the time of expiration. Below are highlights regarding some of my efforts: Gosar Offers Amendments to Homeland Security Appropriations This week, House democrats included appropriations provisions that prevent resources from being allocated

Local

PHS Hires New Wrestling Coaches

The Prescott High School Athletic Department would like to announce the hiring of Head Wrestling Coach Cody Collett and Asst. Coach Jack Perkins for the 2020-2021 season. Coaches Collett and Perkins will be taking the reigns of the Badger wrestling program after Head Coach Shawn Carbajal stepped down to move his family back to the

Wildfires

Progress Made on the Pine Fire

Location: Pine Mountain Wilderness – Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35), sixteen miles east of Cordes Junction. Start Date: 07-12-20 Size: 2184 Percent Contained: 90% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Ponderosa Pine Summary: Ground and aviation resources were able to make progress on the Pine Fire as they attempted to secure the fire’s edge.

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