Prescott Republican Women to Give Scholarships

High school seniors from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer and Bagdad schools may apply for scholarships from the Republican Women of Prescott. Applications must be filed no later than Feb. 20, said Barbara Ernest, public relations chair. Scholarships will be presented in May. Last year, the committee awarded $20,000 in scholarships, the highest … Read More…

NACOG Offers Resident Weatherization Assistance

After a year unlike any other, many people have been left searching for financial support to help them survive what has been one of the toughest times since the Great Depression. NACOG — the Northern Arizona Council of Governments — has stepped up to help. It is the 15th year NACOG has done so. Residents … Read More…

Tarkowski Retiring as PV Town Manager

Larry Tarkowski partially retired in mid-January after more than 30 years of service to the Town of Prescott Valley. He plans to begin his full retirement in mid-May, he said. Initially the interim town manager, Tarkowski was appointed town manager in 2004. Prior to that, he served as public works director beginning in 1989. Tarkowski, … Read More…

Aspiring Teachers Encouraged to Apply for GiFTS

During its annual meeting, board members for the Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship (GiFTS) approved contributing approximately $30,000 to individuals from Yavapai County who are seeking education degrees at accredited colleges and universities. “We are trying as best we can to support local students who have a desire to teach in schools throughout Yavapai County,” said … Read More…

Prescott Association of Realtors Gives Charity Groups $4,000

Emphasizing that this past year has been especially difficult for charitable organizations, the Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) donated $4,000 to four local Quad Cities charities at the beginning of December. The donations were intended to help each organization with holiday assistance to those who had specific needs. Jeff Bashaw, immediate past president of … Read More…

Winningest Soccer Coach Retires at YC

The best college soccer coach in the nation has kicked his final point. Michael Pantalione, who holds the record of most wins as a coach in collegiate men’s soccer in U.S. history, retired from his head coaching position at Yavapai College (YC), effective Jan. 15. For 32 seasons starting in 1988, Pantalione led the YC … Read More…

Bridges Leaving CYMPO for Position in Gilbert

Chris Bridges, who led the Central Yavapai Municipal Planning Organization (CYMPO) as executive director for 10 years, has taken a job as the transportation planning manager with the Town of Gilbert. CYMPO board member and Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chair Craig Brown praised Bridges. He congratulated him on the new position, saying, “We’re glad … Read More…

Prescott’s 100 Miles of Trails Unique in Arizona

Hankering for a hike? Prescott’s the right place, for sure. More new treks are being added to the total City of Prescott trails. Moreover, it has been said the Prescott community has more established and developed trails — 100 plus miles — for the size of the community and population than any other community in … Read More…

PUSD Hires Replacement For Retiring Foundation Director

Administrators of the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation announced in January the hiring of Paul Kirchgraber as its executive director. He replaces Tami Phillips, who has been with the foundation for more than two years. Kirchgraber was most recently executive director of the Yavapai College Foundation for 10 years and has more than 25 … Read More…

YRMC, Dignity Health to Work Together

After months of discussion and negotiation, leaders at Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health in Arizona have completed an affiliation that will benefit those needing medical services throughout Yavapai County and central Arizona. The announcement was made jointly by YRMC president and CEO John Amos and Dignity Health’s Arizona division president and CEO Linda … Read More…