8307 State Route 69 Suite B
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
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A Prescott Newspapers, Inc. publication.

Prescott Newspapers, Inc. publishes The Daily Courier, as well as The Prescott Valley Tribune, The Chino Valley Review, The Big Bug News and Community Directory phone books.

About Big Bug News

The Big Bug News is an e-publication of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. that covers the Agua Fria and Big Bug Creek areas. The Big Bug News is published every Wednesday, and is a trusted local news source for everything happening in Mayer, Spring Valley, Cordes Lakes and surrounding communities.

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Kelly Soldwedel Thornhill
Prescott Newspapers, Inc.


Cheryl Hartz
News Editor


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Advertising/Graphics Director


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Production Director


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Business Manager

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Sheriff's substation moves into historic Mayer building


The Mayer substation of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has moved into a much larger space with several rooms to separate its different functions.

Retired firefighter and his dog make it their mission to help Yavapai County Search & Rescue


Searching for missing people can prove daunting, but if you have the proper training and tools, it's a rewarding job. Kevin Jones is a retired firefighter and has lived in Mayer since 1995. Jones got involved with the Yavapai County Search and Rescue shortly after spending some time at Ground Zero, six weeks after 9/11.

Column: Coming Home - Books offer shortcuts for reluctant housewives


Recently I scored hardbound copies of "The I Hate to Cook Book" and "The I Hate to Housekeep Book" by Peg Bracken.

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