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Prescott National Forest and Local Cooperators Enter Stage I Fire Restrictions Friday, April 20, 2018

The Prescott National Forest is entering into Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, April 20th at 08:00 a.m.  The following prohibitions will be in effect for all Prescott National Forest lands:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except in developed recreation sites with metal fire rings or cooking grills. Forest visitors are urged to reference the Prescott National Forest website for a list of developed recreation sites allowing campfires under Stage I Fire Restrictions (  These sites are also listed below.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in a developed recreation site in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun; except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations.

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

Wildfire Expo


Please be advised that Earth Resources Inc., in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing chip seal and fog seal operations on various roads and neighborhoods in Yavapai County. The areas include Highland Pines, Ho Kay Gon, Hootenanny Holler, Williamson Valley, Walker, Verde Village, and Village of Oak Creek. Construction will begin April 30, 2018 and continue through June 14, 2018.

Construction work will include placing a 3/8’’ chip seal, fog seal and striping on various roads throughout the county. The chip seal is a rapid moving construction method, so public impact should be minimal. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zones. 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.

Coffee Chats

The next Coffee Chat is May 9, 2018 from 8 am to 9am. 

Please come by Step One Coffee House located at 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

These informal gatherings are held in a casual friendly-environment giving residents the opportunity to ask questions and engage in open-discussions.

 All are welcome to attend.


Voter Registration Information

Clean Up Day Event

Yavapai County Has a New Emergency Services Manager

On April 9th, 2018 Ron Sauntman will become the new Yavapai County Emergency Services Manager.

Dan Cherry, Public Works Director, said, "Ron has a wide range of experience working in Yavapai County as both a first responder and in the Emergency Operations Center. He and I share the same goals for improving communication among the many stakeholders associated with emergency management here in the County and around the State. His addition to the Emergency Management Division team in a leadership role is welcome, and I look forward to working with him.”

Ron worked in the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management from July 2015 through July of 2017 as the Emergency Management Planner. He moved to College Station, Texas to take a position as an instructor for Texas Engineering Extension Service but when the Emergency Services Manager position opened up, he jumped at the opportunity to come back to Yavapai County.

Ron said, "Yavapai County is my home, I was born and raised here, and my family resides here to this day. I look forward to continuing the good work and service to Yavapai County I began several years ago.”

Ron attended Yavapai College where he received his Associate of Science in Fire Science in 2012. He went to Grand Canyon University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management in 2014 and an M.S. in Leadership and Disaster Preparedness in 2016.

Ron was awarded the Firefighter of the year in 2002 from Camp Verde Fire District and received two citations from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors in 2017 for work done in Emergency Management during the Goodwin Fire.

Code RED

CodeRED logoThe Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency.

contact mode options: Voice, TDD/TTY, SMS, EmailBy signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address. A confirmation email and/or text message will be sent upon completion of registration (will be sent from and may take up to 5 minutes). Once registered, you may opt-out at any time.

When delivery of the alert to your primary contact mode fails, the system will automatically fall back to other methods. With respect to phone notifications, if the system detects an answering machine, it will deliver the message to voicemail. If the phone is not answered and no answering machine is detected, the system will redial the number at a later time or, if specified, fall back to another contact mode. When the call appears on your caller-id, it will display the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office business number: (928) 771-3260.


Please, NEVER REPLY to Alert message emails or text messages! Instead, please call (928) 771-3260.
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