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A swarm of bees kills two dogs.
Travel will soon be smoother on many Yavapai County roads.
This weekend is the celebration of Prescott Valley Days, and there’s also lots of beer in Prescott on Saturday.
Finishing up the budget.
43 pounds of marijuana, 154 grams of THC wax, 3 kilos of cocaine and 4 handguns.
  Some good sized-storms have recently reached this area.   The Prescott Police Department could be getting some help with its domestic violence cases. According to Chief Jerald Monahan, last year the Police Department responded to 673 domestic violence calls. A Victim Advocate position has been created for work in collaboration with community resources in a successful intervention and outcome of these cases. The Department will be applying for 90 thousand dollars in grant funding for this position. If awarded, the position would be for 1 year starting January 1st. A 25 percent match by the Department would be required. Council will consider the grant application submittal during its voting session at 3 this afternoon. The application itself will need to come back before Council for approval. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street. Residents living in the Humboldt Unified School District can find out about increased tax rates for this fiscal year. The primary and secondary tax rates total $5.55 per 100 thousand dollars assessed valuation, up from last year’s rate of $5.53. Finance Director Cynthia Windham says there are specific items that affect the primary rate, including budget formulas set by the state and the assessed valuation that’s specific to each district. This year that valuation increased from more than 335 thousand to over 350 thousand dollars. Board members will discuss the rates as part of their voting session at 6:30 tonight. The meeting will be held at Mountain Valley Elementary School on Loos Drive in Prescott Valley. The area between Prescott and Flagstaff received heavy rain yesterday, and more moisture could be on the way. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Merriman says the Rattlesnake Wildfire area got a significant amount of rain and more showers are forecast for the area. Ken Waters from the National Weather Service in Phoenix explains heavy rains from Tropical Storm Linda aren’t anticipated. Merriman says there were some good sized storms, including one in the area hit by the Rattlesnake Fire last month. Forest Service Spokeswoman Adriane Ragan says flooding in the Rattlesnake Fire area isn’t a major concern. Heavy rains put out the more than 49 hundred acre lightning caused fire on August 27th. Drier conditions are expected in Northern Arizona Friday and through the weekend.