2021 Photo Contest Cover and People’s Choice Winners

Thank you to everyone that submitted pictures and/or voted on Facebook during our Annual Photo Contest! From the Editor: Photos, especially cover photos, are an ongoing challenge for any magazine. There are two key points to making the final selection. The first is to ask, “Is the image compelling enough for someone to pick up the … Read More…

Nature Niños: More Families Being Introduced to Local Trails

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Coordinator, City of Prescott The new Nature Niños Prescott campaign has started to help local families with young children safely explore nature. Scientific data supports that spending time outdoors is beneficial to physical, mental and emotional health. So, the City of Prescott Recreation Services Department, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension SNAP … Read More…

Safeguard Your Dog from Summer Heat

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society Here are tips to keep your four-legged family member safe and healthy this summer: Give appropriate care during the hot summer months: proper grooming, sun protection and precautions to prevent heat stroke. Learn signs of heatstroke. Symptoms include elevated body temperature, vigorous panting, unsteady gait, physical depression … Read More…

Help Your Pets Make the Most Out of Summer

by Blake Herzog Summer days seem like they’re made for frolicking outside with your dog, especially when you’re in the Prescott area with its wealth of pet-friendly patios and bonanza of outdoor recreation opportunities. But it can be easy to forget that while our summers are much less brutal than those in the desert to … Read More…

Smart Ways to Refresh Your Home Office

by Blake Herzog Many of us have been working from home for more than a year, if not longer. It’s time to think about what isn’t working for you in your home office and consider what can be done to make it a healthier, more productive space to be in. Adjustable desk These not only … Read More…

These Summer Veggies Thrive in Prescott

Greater Prescott’s summers aren’t the hottest in Arizona but they can still pack a punch, especially when factoring in altitude, wind and bright sunshine. Here are some of the crops you can successfully plant in your home garden, according to the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County: Sweet corn — May 25-July 1:  Plant … Read More…

Tips for Protecting Your Family This Summer

Summertime means your kids getting together with friends and playing, swimming and your family taking road trips. It’s a time of fun and bonding after a busy year of school. Everyone should take the time to relax. But just because there may be more leisure doesn’t mean that dangers don’t lurk. You can take the … Read More…

Decluttering Uncovers Many Benefits

by Blake Herzog Decluttering is good for both your home and the people living in it, which is why books and articles about it continue to appear. American consumers still buy a lot of stuff, but the call of the uncluttered home continues to coax us back. Here are some of the reasons to keep … Read More…

These 12 Perennial Flowers Live the Longest

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s Garden Gal It’s frustrating to design a new flowerbed around your favorite perennial flowers, like delphiniums, Shasta daisies, and pincushion flower, only to see them peter out after three or four years. Here is a list of perennial flowers famous for their longevity. These are the bloomers you see in old … Read More…

Milk the Joys of Summer with Outdoor Living

by Blake Herzog Greater Prescott is one of the top locations anywhere for outdoor living with its mild four-season climate, but summer is the time when residents and visitors alike are drawn to open-air experiences like a magnet. 2020 was a huge year for home improvement and expanding the footprint of your workspace into your … Read More…