Bringing the Universe to the University

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium by Eric Edelman, Planetarium Director, The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Over the past year and a half, more than 28,000 individuals have enjoyed the opportunity to lean back and experience the cosmos up close in ways beyond their imagination. If not for the only Northern Arizona facility of … Read More…

Pioneer Park: Growing with the Community

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation Pioneer Park has quite a history, morphing into a multiuse sprawling facility, switching between landowners and agencies over the past three decades. Originally, the land where Pioneer Park facilities sit today belonged to the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (commonly … Read More…

Relocating to a New Community?

You’ll need to find a local doctor Whether you have allergies, chronic health issues or are healthy now, it’s a smart idea to have a doctor you know and are already familiar with. First, check with your insurance to see if you are required to select a primary care physician (PCP). Look for a well-established … Read More…

Be Wise & Immunize!

by Leslie Horton, Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services Back to School Already? It is summertime, and almost everyone is focusing on what to do with their kids during summer break. Some may take fun vacations. Others may just stay home and relax. But if your children are 4 to 6, 11, and/or 16 … Read More…

A Voice for Victims of Crime

by Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney It was late evening. The middle-aged couple was watching TV in their Scottsdale home when two masked offenders wielding knives broke through a back door. As the husband valiantly fought with one, the second grabbed his wife and held the knife to her throat. The couple were then bound … Read More…

Bringing People Together in Support of Homeless Pets

by Kristen Kerns, Director of Donor Development & Marketing, Yavapai Humane Society In an average year, Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) serves more than 3,000 homeless dogs, cats and horses. Through the generous support of donors, companies and volunteers, Yavapai Humane Society advocates for both animals and individuals through programs such as the low-cost spay and … Read More…

How to Not Hate the Dentist

by Dr. Rob Strain, DDS AAACD Even dentists can hate the dentist. Some of my most challenging patients have been fearful dentists. Fortunately, our profession has come a long way in the last 50 years. More powerful topical anesthetics, gentle injection techniques, sedation that has amnesic properties, dental lasers and faster, quieter drills have made … Read More…

The Cotton Candy Men of Prescott

by Doug George, Lion, Prescott Noon Lions Club Since 1971, there has been a cotton candy booth at the corner of Gurley and Cortez on the plaza for Frontier Days-July 4th celebrations. This booth is manned by Lions from the Prescott Noon Lions Club and more recently has also received assistance from the Prescott Noon … Read More…