Get your Fall Garden Ready for Winter, Spring

by Blake Herzog The autumnal months are crucial for any garden — what you do now can set it up for winter tenacity and spring vibrancy. You may still be tending to a few hardy vegetable plants, depending on whether the first frosts have arrived, but most of your time will be spent protecting your … Read More…

Brighten Bathrooms with Splashes of Creativity

by Blake Herzog While you’re busy staying current with your kitchen, living room and outdoor living space, it’s easy for other spaces to get left behind — particularly the bathrooms. If you haven’t taken the initiative to inject some “spa” vibes into the fixtures or décor, it’s easy to let the years flow by until … Read More…

Have You Renovated Your Home? Call Your Insurer

Americans have been busy renovating their homes in record numbers. Home renovation spending grew 15% in the last year to a median $15,000, according to a survey by home renovation website Houzz. Higher-budget projects (accounting for the top 10% of project spending) saw an increase to $85,000 or more in 2020, compared with $80,000 in the … Read More…

7 Trees With Brilliant Fall Color + Bonus

by Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Many mountain trees offer spectacular autumn colors, but glowing fall leaves light up only one of our four seasons. The best landscape trees shine in every growing season. Maples provide some of the best fall colors. Several are outstanding shade trees through summer, others a great source of sap … Read More…

Give your Fall Décor a Crisp New Twist

by Blake Herzog It’s always fun to keep your home design in step with the seasons — it’s another way to bring nature and the outdoors closer to you and your family. But it can seem like there are only so many ways to mimic the reds, browns and oranges of fall foliage, and you’re … Read More…

It’s Unconditional

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society It seems life is getting a little more stressful, but the good news is, your rescue dog is always there for you, ready to listen and make everything better. They don’t judge you; they don’t care what you look like, what kind of car you drive, what job … Read More…

Protect your Pet Using these Fall Safety Tips

by Blake Herzog We’re somewhere between our pets being too hot in summer and too cold in winter, but this lovely in-between season has its own pitfalls. Some of these are hot-weather hangovers that we aren’t quite out of the woods on, and others arise from our preparations for winter weather and holidays, but all … Read More…

ASU Offers Residents Leadership Degrees through YC

by Blake Herzog Arizona State University is helping to build Greater Prescott’s leaders of tomorrow. ASU first offered four-year degree programs through Yavapai College in 2006. Now, its selection includes four undergraduate degree programs with a focus on leadership skills. Annique Petit, senior director of Trusted Learner and community college partnerships at ASU, says there are … Read More…

Ladies, Don’t Let your Health go by the Wayside!

by Leslie Horton, MA, MCHES, Yavapai County Community Health Services Director The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives significantly; for some adding work, for others reducing work, and increasing daily stressors for most. New studies show people in general are making less healthy lifestyle decisions and not keeping up with regular doctor’s appointments, many of … Read More…

Annual Well-Woman Visit Key to Prevention

by Dr. Hojat Askari, Founder and Medical Director, Thumb Butte Medical Center An annual well-woman check should be a part of every woman’s medical care schedule. This is a time set aside for you, not tied to any acute sickness or injury, to check in with your health care provider about your physical, sexual and emotional … Read More…