Enhancing Quality of Life through Volunteering

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation Pioneer At the City of Prescott Recreation Services Department, one of our missions is to provide enhanced quality of life for our visitors and residents. We do this a variety of ways, but one that stands out is our relationship with volunteers. Overall, the department … 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…

Yavapai Healthy Schools Encourages Lifelong Healthy Choices

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services School wellness has become a buzz term and is gaining widespread attention lately as society is recognizing it takes more than just good grades to help students succeed with their future endeavors. We know schools are justifiably concerned about high-quality education and test scores, however, working … Read More…

Think Before You Pet

by Lauren Lovan, Grant & Communications Specialist, Yavapai Humane Society “May I pet your dog?” This question is a very important one to teach your child to ask when out and about and there is a cute pup in sight. This simple question holds a lot of weight in a few ways. 1. It teaches … Read More…

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…