Holiday Hope and Reflections

by Billie Orr, Councilwoman, City of Prescott, and Lori Kennedy, ERAU Communications Coordinator For many people, December and January are their favorite months. The holiday season and the new year offer an opportunity for giving, receiving, reflection and resolve. Most importantly, it is a season of hope. Hope for health and happiness. Hope for financial … Read More…

Dignity Health, YRMC Complete Affiliation

by Ken Boush, Director of Marketing and Communications, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health have completed an affiliation, uniting two strong healthcare systems that are committed to creating healthier communities by providing accessible, affordable and innovative health services. The affiliation will scale best-in-class clinical services, recruit and … Read More…

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

by Leslie Horton, MA, MCHES, Director Yavapai County Community Health Services  With the holiday season upon us, many people are hoping to take a break from social distancing for some much-needed family time. There are no easy ways to make plans right now — especially if you or someone in your family is at high … Read More…

Primary Care Physicians Key to Good Outcomes

by Dr. Hojat Askari Anyone trying to navigate their health and the health care system without a primary care physician in their corner is working at a serious disadvantage, and I’m not just saying that because I am one. A study of more than 60,000 patients published by JAMA Internal Medicine in January 2019 found … Read More…

Meet the Dogs Fighting Fentanyl

by Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney Meet Haddie. She’s a German Shepherd, an awesome dog, and best friend of her partner Deputy Travis Hartman. Most importantly to the safety of residents in Yavapai County, she can detect illegal fentanyl, the deadly drug that can kill with just one pill.  Haddie is one of three certified … Read More…

Environmental Dream Guides Local Students

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Coordinator, City of Prescott • Photo by Kelly Tolbert The City of Prescott Recreation Services Department owes much of its success to its vital community partnerships.  The life cycle of these partnerships can be ongoing, one-time, or cyclical in nature. A recently revived partnership (partially due to COVID-19) between the Recreation … Read More…

These Dogs Love to Solve Mysteries

by Yavapai County SAR Dog Unit It’s been said that search and rescue is a lifestyle. Working with search dogs is no different.  Effective search personnel aren’t glory-seekers, and being a member of Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Search Dog Unit is about as far from a dog park as you can get.  Search … Read More…

State’s Oldest Continuous Spelling Bee Set for Feb.

by Blake Herzog The 75th annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee is scheduled for Feb. 13 at Yavapai College’s Prescott campus, carrying forward a tradition that’s brought generations of students and families from both sides of Mingus Mountain together for some friendly orthographical (spelling) competition.  The event, Arizona’s oldest continuous spelling bee, will be held in … Read More…

Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights Returns

This year’s Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights, which runs through Dec. 30, offers more than a 500,000 lights, invites you to honor a local family, and provides a last-minute Christmas shopping opportunity. Presented by M&M Entertainment & Productions, the tour is open for the seventh year at 3250 Gateway Blvd, Ste 302. There are … Read More…

Prescott’s Vision, Mission for Well-Being Progresses through Pandemic

by Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott, and Lori Kennedy, ERAU Communications Coordinator In January the foundation was laid for creating Prescott’s Commission on Well-Being. While this had been a goal for Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr since she first read the Gallup Report on Well-Being in 2017, there were many other pressing … Read More…