Scott Luedeman

Scott Luedeman/City of Prescott Nominated by Dennis Light Scott distinguished himself as the division chief with oversight for the Prescott Fire Department Professional Services Division. He’s a seasoned professional who’s responsible for the department training regimen for “all-risk” response to include fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material, technical rescue and aircraft rescue firefighting. During … Read More…

Brad Newman

Brad Newman/Yavapai Exception Industries Nominated by Jon Ballard Brad Newman has played an astronomical part in my life. After receiving an employment opportunity to work for Yavapai Exceptional Industries out of high school in 1999 through NACOG, I was able to witness Brad Newman over the years, being a hero. With his constant enthusiastic attitude … Read More…

Safer Playground Equipment Creates Joy

by Blake Herzog The October installation of brand-new, safer equipment in a playground at the James Family Prescott YMCA was the result of the heroic efforts of several community groups and businesses determined to make a difference for 5- to 12-year-old kids who’d been climbing on deteriorating 20-plus, year-old structures.  Marsha Holloway, funds development coordinator … Read More…

Daniel Boutin

Daniel Boutin/Groom Creek Fire District Nominated by Laura Flood Since building my cabin in Groom Creek, I have had to add 3 feet of no-climb fence on top of a 5-foot yard wall to keep my wandering kangaroo “Roo,” home. Fire Chief Ernesto Manzanedo calls my mystery breed of possibly Aussie/Catahoula/French Brittany “Roodini.” Several of … Read More…

Michelle Mayhan

Michelle Mayhan/Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center Nominated by Jim Pavetto Mrs. Mayhan is the director of nursing at Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center. She always puts her patients and employees first before herself. She works long hours to make POSC the best surgical center in Prescott.

Katrina Karr

Katrina Karr/Yavapai Humane Trappers Animal Search and Rescue Nominated by Shannon Snodie Katrina Karr travels to some of the saddest parts of our state to get animals the help, medical care and homes that they need. My mother met her in person to give a donation to Yavapai Humane Trappers and said she was the kindest … Read More…

Katee Norris

Katee Norris/Prescott Area Shelter Services Nominated by Carmen Frederic Katee Norris has been working at Prescott Area Shelter Services, a homeless shelter for women and children, since 2012. She’s one of the most compassionate and caring individuals I have ever seen at the shelter. She stepped into this role through the AmeriCorps Program as a … Read More…

Prescott High School Launches Creative Media Lab

by Rebecca Horniman, Marketing Director, Prescott Unified School District and Christine Resnick, Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation Prescott High School launched its state-of-the-art creative media lab with a grand opening celebration on Nov. 13. Principal Mark Goligoski, in his introductory comments to the crowd, said, “Our media lab is unique. There is nothing like it … Read More…

D-Day Hero Flies Again — 75 Years Later

by Ray Newton Lt. Col. David Hamilton of the U.S. Army Air Force was barely 22 when he took the controls of a Douglas C-47 loaded with paratroopers and flew 50 feet above the English Channel as part of the first contingent to take troops to Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. Now known as D-Day, … Read More…

Don Packard and Sailor

Photo caption: Don Packard and Sailor, an Australian Shepherd, bring smiles and comfort to patients at YRMC as part of the hospital’s Pets Are Warm Support (PAWS) program. by Heidi Dahms Foster, Communications Relations Coordinator, Town of Prescott Valley Sailor is a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd who was the only puppy in his litter. He learned … Read More…